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Permanent weight loss without hunger or hardship is everyone's dream. In this ground-breaking book Leslie Kenton reveals how to achieve your ideal body shape and weight in this way while simultaneously overcoming the health hazards that excess weight brings in its wake. A recently discovered group of metabolic disorders known as Syndrome X has spawned obesity on a scale never seen before. Also known as insulin resistance syndrome, it predisposes us to high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease and early ageing. Cutting-edge research has recently shown that the major culprit is the high-carb/low-fat diet we have been urged to follow. This regime simply does not suit the way our bodies have evolved. Result: it makes many of us fat. Leslie Kenton's scientifically backed The X Factor Diet provides two fat-loss programmes, together with delicious recipes and easy meal plans to restore normal weight naturally, increase energy levels and make you fitter for life. Join her on a journey towards a leaner, healthier and more beautiful body.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780091887759
ISBN-10: 0091887755
Format: Paperback
(197mm x 127mm x 20mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Vermilion
Publisher: Ebury Publishing
Publish Date: 6-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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UK Kirkus Review » Do you want 'to see 'the fat... melt away', to 'gain sleek, smooth, beautifully shaped muscles' and to 'reach new levels of energy and vitality you may only have dreamed of until now'? With this book, Kenton says that 'you can transform your body into a radiantly healthy, fat-burning organism for life.' So what miracle formula will lead to this nirvana of well-being? Kenton suggests that permanent weight loss doesn't happen until we deal with Syndrome X, also known as 'insulin resistance syndrome'. Government directives in nutrition and health have for many years recommended that we should eat foods high in carbohydrates and low in fats. Unfortunately scientific advances now indicate that this manner of eating can have adverse effects on the human metabolism. The human body was not genetically designed to cope with processed foods. In fact the optimum diet should be higher in protein and good fats and much lower in carbohydrates - specifically non-starchy, low-glycaemic carbohydrates such as broccoli, cauliflower and spinach. The X Factor outlines two principal eating plans: Ketogenics, a radical programme to kick-start the system, and the Insulin Balance programme, which can be employed by the moderately overweight. This book is crammed with facts, figures, tables, recipes, nutritional material and scientific data, and there are references galore within the appendix for those who wish to delve further into the research. Kenton is not the first or only health expert to extol the virtues of the high protein/low carb diet. As she herself informs us, 'the low-carbohydrate diet is as old as recorded history.' She cites many others including Richard Mackarness, Barry Sears and of course Dr Atkins who have all argued that eating this way is healthier for us. Those who are resolute about weight loss, and have the time to assimilate and act on the advice, may find this book invaluable. However, the sheer amount of information is almost overwhelming and for most this will not be a quick fix but instead require a complete life change. Although Kenton would have us believe that following a low-carbohydrate diet is easy when you're used to it, realistically only the dedicated will endure without longing for pizza, sweets, potatoes, pasta and bread. (Kirkus UK)


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Author Biography - Leslie Kenton

Leslie Kenton is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and photographer. She is the author of over 30 bestselling books on health, lecturing and teaching workshops throughout the world. Her recent documentary, To Age or Not to Age, made television history when the anti-ageing programme she designed transformed the lives of participants in medically measurable ways in only five weeks.

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