Living Low Carb

Living Low-Carb is a diet book, an excellent cookbook, a way of living and a simple self-help guide for those struggling in the world of dieting.

Written by Fran McCullough, an award-winning cookbook-editor, in 2000, it became a bestseller and perfectly supplemented the previous title of the author, The Low-Carb Cookbook. The book received many positive reviews from the readers and critics for its friendly and easy style, exact description of the different low-carbohydrate diets and delicious and original recipes.

Living Low-Carb is relatively new on the weight loss market. The book has been enjoying its popularity since the time of its publication in 2000 and the diet has certainly acquired its proponents and opponents.

The distinctive thing about Fran McCullough’s diet book is that it can’t be called a single and unique diet approach. Living Low-Carb is rather a description of various low-carb diets and the differences between them. Though the book contains a basic diet plan there are no specific and expected in every diet instructions and guidelines as to how, what, when, where and why.

The key idea as the name of the diet suggests is a considerable reduction in the consumption of carbohydrates. The dieters are encouraged to have protein at every meal, to forget about all white foods such as sugar, rice, bread, flour etc., to eat more organic and raw foods, to increase the consumption of low-carb fruit and to drink sufficient amount of water.

There are no specific indications as to how many pounds can be lost in a particular period of time. One thing is for sure – the low-carb diets do work for losing weight. The problem consists in something different: they are very difficult to stick to over the long period of time thus they are poorly suited for weight maintenance.

If to try and single out the most criticized points of Living Low-Carb, they will include:

  • the absence of scientific theory and the long-term observations of the effectiveness of the diet;
  • no specific eating plan and particular guidelines as to the amounts and lists of foods that should be consumed;
  • too many restrictions hence impossibility to follow it for too long.

As for the positive sides of Fran McCullough’s diet, the following are worth mentioning:

  • the restriction of carbohydrate consumption assists in losing weight;
  • it’s a useful strategy for people with particular medical conditions for example diabetes and blood clot;
  • the book contains many tips and tricks concerning real-life “difficulties” such as parties, holidays and important dinners.

There are also some other pluses and minuses of the Living Low-Carb approach as well as the questionable issues that should be discussed. DietSpace. com will try to assist you in getting of all the necessary information and dealing with existing difficulties.

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