a brief, make that VERY brief, introduction to this WOE (way
of eating). You can learn a LOT more at the Hellers'
official Web site. There they have the carbohydrate addict's
mini-quiz, links to buy the books at a discount (which are
HIGHLY recommended), and more.
(way of eating) is better than any other, in my opinion, because
you don't have to give up any of the food you love. You just
have to watch when you eat it.
is based on the fact that certain people have a chemical imbalance
which causes them to be addicted to carbohydrates. The more
addicted you are, the better this WOE will work for you. Take
the mini-quiz to see where you stand.
plan you have two meals a day with no carbs called complimentary
meals, or CMs. Then the third meal is balanced 1/3 protein,
1/3 veggies, and 1/3 carbs with a salad to start. That meal
is called your reward meal, or RM. As long as you balance
out the carbs, you can have the particular carbs you want.
are two versions of this program. For CALP (The Carbohydrate
Addicts Lifespan Program) you are allowed to have low-carb
snacks throughout the day if you get hungry as long as they
are on this list. CAD
(Carbohydrate Addicts Diet) is a little more strict in that
you are not allowed to have snacks throughout the day. Learn
more about the slight differences here.
likely lose a lot of weight when you start this WOE, which
is mostly water weight. Then the loss averages to about 1-2
a week. The rate of loss is a bit slow, but it STAYS off.
As long as you stick to the WOE, those pounds are gone forever!
It's the end of yo-yo dieting, so to speak.
is designed as a plan that you can live with the rest of your
life. That is why we don't call it a diet. After the first
few weeks it just gets easier and easier. Trust us.
if you are coming from Atkins...
still deals with insulin control but from a different angle.
The Atkins diet severely reduces carbs and spreads the minimal
amount you're allowed throughout the day. You never really
satisfy your cravings for carbs that way because each meal
teases you with tiny amounts. The
Heller's feel that every time you eat carbohydrates you release
insulin, so, even though the amounts are small, the Atkins
diet causes insulin to be released all day long increasing
approach is much simpler and much more “rewarding” for those
of us who are truly addicted to carbs. Eat them once a day
during what they call your Reward Meal (RM) balancing them
with protein and veggies and eat it within one hour, which
controls the amount of insulin, released.
on three levels. First, psychologically, you are "rewarded"
with carbs for abstaining from them all day. It’s much easier
to keep my first two meals lo or no carb knowing that my reward
is coming. Second, you only release insulin once a day which
is overall, a smaller portion than releasing it all day long.
On the third level, it helps you physically, by controlling
your other two meals with craving reducing veggies and limited
carbs, you will diminish many of the side effects and cravings
that continued carb intake promotes.