What is the difference between CAD and CALP?
is not a whole lot of difference. CALP is a more recent and
updated version of the diet. Here is what some of our members
have to say:
From the Hellers, as stated on the official
Carbohydrate Addicts Lifespan Program:
Pointers from the Drs. Heller:
Pros: This book contains up-to-date research that readers
will find vital to permanent success including the pinpointing
and eliminating craving and weight gain triggers for the
carbohydrate addict such as "healthy foods," over-the-counter
medications, additives and artificial sweeteners, stress,
the simple act of growing older, and many others. Essential
Reward Meal balance information and vegetarian and low-fat
guidance and recipes are included. Important new information
for those following the CA Diet and a smart choice for
the newcomer as well.
Cons: "Some of our of readers in their
twenties and thirties do not realize that this book (like
addiction) has no age limits. The Carbohydrate Addict's LifeSpan
Program may have been written with the over-40 reader in
mind but it still provides new and vital info for readers
of all ages. If you are under forty, the book is still appropriate
and very helpful and it will continue to guide you for many
years to come."
Carbohydrate Addicts Diet:
Pointers from the Drs. Heller:
Pros: "This first book holds essential information on
determining if you are carbo addicted, what may be triggering
your carbo cravings and weight struggles, and a jump-start
program for eliminating cravings and weight problems. The
Carbohydrate Addict's Diet is available in an inexpensive
Cons: "The original research upon which this book was
based is over eight years old and, therefore, new and vital
data regarding the impact of a wide variety of triggers will
not be found in this book. Although it is less expensive
than some of our other books, by virtue of its age, this
book may not contain some information essential to the success
of the reader including vital Reward Meal balancing information."
are two versions, CAD and CALP
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are two versions, CAD and CALP. CAP is the newer version and
most of us here follow that one but we do have some from both
programs. So your questions will always get answered. Below
is a brief blurb that Chris put together explaining in a netshell
what it's all about.
are two versions of the Hellers' program, CAD and CALP. I'm
a "CALPER", which is the newer version of the program. On
CALP, you have 2 craving-reducing meals (CMs) and one reward
meal (RM). The CMs consist of proteins/veggies with little
or no carbs. For the RM meal you divide proteins/veggies/carbs
into thirds and start off with a large salad. The meal is
to be eaten within a one hour time frame. Non carb snacks
are allowed throughout the day. Drinking at least 6-8 glasses
of water is important.
as familiar with CAD but I think it differs in that the RM
need not be balanced into thirds * and there is no snacking
during the day. Other CADSTERS here can fill you in better
on that program.
it in a nutshell, but reading either book (Carbohydrate Addicts
Lifespan Program/Carbohydrate Addicts Diet, both by Drs. Heller)
is important to get the full idea of how these programs work.
We have many success stories here. I like to think we are
all success stories because everyone here continues to move
forward, even with a stumble here and there. I think you'll
like either program and also the support you will get from
this fine group of ladies. The board is an important key to
success as it provides an opportunity to share in reaching
a common goal and we all well understand the frustrations
of weight loss and can also appreciate the successes of others
as we travel together."
There are two versions of the CAD book - one that suggests
balancing your RM and one that does not. Even the Hellers
mention on their Web site that you should balance your RM.
The version that says not to is an older version and has been