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The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet - Grant Brinkworth

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Published: 28th February 2017
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Based on emerging research from around the world, as well as original CSIRO research recently conducted in Australia, the low-carb diet has proved successful in managing lifestyle-induced metabolic diseases, including unhealthy weight gain and type 2 diabetes.

The diet lowers the proportion of carbohydrate relative to protein and unsaturated 'healthy' fat, and encourages participants to follow a regular exercise routine.

This easy-to-follow, comprehensive lifestyle plan integrates these principles and can help you not only to reach your weight-loss goals, but also to maximise its benefits for improved metabolic health, blood glucose control and diabetes management.

80 delicious recipes with nutritional profiles
Meal plans tailored to promote weight loss and improve metabolic health
Easy-to-follow, comprehensive exercise plan
Based on the latest scientific research into diabetes management

About the CSIRO

The CSIRO, Australia's national science agency, has been dedicated to the practical application of knowledge and science for society and industry since 1928. Today the CSIRO ranks in the top one per cent of world scientific institutions in twelve out of twenty-two research fields. CSIRO Food and Nutritional Sciences conducts research into human health, including disease prevention, diagnosis and innovative treatment.

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  • Well written (8)
  • Deserves multiple readings (6)

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CSIRO LOW-CARB DIET BOOK

The book is very helpful overall. It has got the lot. Chapter on Health Challenges is simply outstanding. The "How a Diet Works" chapter is informative and simple for all to...Read complete review

The book is very helpful overall. It has got the lot. Chapter on Health Challenges is simply outstanding. The "How a Diet Works" chapter is informative and simple for all to understand. Meal Plans and Exercise Plan are really easy to follow and the Recipes are very creative. Top plan for anybody watching their health and hence their dietary needs.

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Disappointing to say the least

If you're looking to follow a very low carb high fat (VLHCF) way of eating then this isn't the book for you. It recommends low fat yoghurt and the only added fat component...Read complete review

If you're looking to follow a very low carb high fat (VLHCF) way of eating then this isn't the book for you. It recommends low fat yoghurt and the only added fat component is Olive Oil, none of the other healthy fats recommended for VLCHF are included in the recipes in this book. Very disappointed in what I thought would be a change in attitude due to the current research out there on the way we eat.
I give it one star reluctantly only because I have to give it something to put up a review.

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3.0

csiro diet

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from sydney

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  • Deserves Multiple Readings
  • Easy To Read
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    very nicely set out so you can find the information you want quickly great recipes and menu with shopping list

     
    5.0

    Love this book

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    from New Lambton

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      Great book, gives all the details and have great recipes

       
      5.0

      Absolutely delicious

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      from Adelaide SA

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          The recipes in this cookbook are quick and easy to prepare - as well as being absolutely delicious

           
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          WE bought this hoping for more recipe and meal ideas, but a large part of the book is the background etc. which we have from elsewhere. An interesting read anyhow!

           
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          Recipes are to complicated for every day living

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          from Sydney nsw

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          Recipes do not relate to every day living especially for a family. Not basic, too involved.

           
          5.0

          Great book easy to follow and the food is delicious.

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            Follow the diet and you will be amazed how tasty and easy it is to follow. The whole book make sense and your blood sugar levels really do drop to a healthy level.

             
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            i would buy this product again

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                great low card reciepes

                 
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                from Brisbane australia

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                • Deserves Multiple Readings
                • Easy To Read
                • EXERCISES ARE VERY INFORMATIVE
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                  • GOOD FOR PRE-DIABETICS TOO
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                  The book is very helpful overall. It has got the lot. Chapter on Health Challenges is simply outstanding. The "How a Diet Works" chapter is informative and simple for all to understand. Meal Plans and Exercise Plan are really easy to follow and the Recipes are very creative. Top plan for anybody watching their health and hence their dietary needs.

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                  Not up to usual standard

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                      I have always been a Lonely Planet buyer for my travels. This book is very boring and limited.

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                      Very Disappointing...

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                          I expected a proper nutritional breakdown, like every other book, in grams of protein etc, instead I get some mumbo jumbo measure called units, what's a unit? Not defined in the index, so I can't transpose these recipes easily into any meal tracking app like MyNetDiary etc, pretty useless, I don't know what I'm eating. The pie charts that compare different diet types are just colours, no indication of actual values, so I can see diet 1 is a bit different from diet 2, but how different? And the recipes are mostly for 4 people, but their meal plans never repeat a recipe in a week so I hope you are cooking for 4... I doubt I will ever open this book again

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                          ISBN: 9781925481488
                          ISBN-10: 1925481484
                          Audience: General
                          Format: Paperback
                          Language: English
                          Number Of Pages: 304
                          Published: 28th February 2017
                          Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                          Country of Publication: AU
                          Dimensions (cm): 26.0 x 20.9  x 2.1
                          Weight (kg): 1.09