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29-09-2009, 11:38 PM
I've just received the new Eades (of Protein Power fame) book.
Just wondering if anyone else has it, or is going to get it?
Looks really interesting so far, but it looks like I'll have to search for a few of the products they recommend to use ie. Enova(DAG) oil???
Here's to it all going well :D
Haven't heard of it but I would be interested to give it a read. I liked the Protein Power book, where did you buy it? Online or is it available in stores?
30-09-2009, 03:08 PM
I am not planning on buying it, I've been a bit suss and wary of it and tbh have stopped reading his blog. But, I did decide to read some reviews on it on amazon the other day, to see what others (whom have read it) opinions are and there's some pretty negative ones there.
Let us know how you go :)
30-09-2009, 04:45 PM
I got the book from overseas (England) as it wasn't going to be released here until mid December. Cost about $30 AU.
Would be interested to hear your review then.
30-09-2009, 04:49 PM
I just read the reviews on Amazon.
Harsh aren't they?
It's interesting to note that Jimmy Moore and Cleocharcha both recommend the book.
I agree that the Eades blog has been a bit iffy lately, but I thought this book would be a good way to make my way back to proper low carbing. So even if it just gets me started again, then that's okay.
If it does what it says it's going to, then even better.
One can always hope :)
30-09-2009, 04:55 PM
I'll keep you posted Shez, but I can already see a few problems with obtaining some of the supplements they recommend.
Might need to substitute some things I think.
Will need to spend time on the computer searching for some things before I even get started. So who knows when I will start this??
30-09-2009, 05:19 PM
I would take Jimmies opinion with a grain of salt because no doubt it will be $$$ orientated :)
30-09-2009, 06:16 PM
That did cross my mind Sherrie (memories of Kimkins:eek:).
But Cleo's normally pretty good value.
I got the book and I think its pretty good. I also like the Eades and particularly enjoy reading his blogs about scientific papers and how to read them correctly.
The book is to help you get some weight off the middle.
It is done by using protein shakes for 2 weeks. So 3 shakes plus 1 meal daily. During this time you avoid alcohol, any meds (unless required), caffeine so that you can cleanse the liver. When the liver is over-loaded you can't burn fat efficiently. So this phase helps to "purge the livers cells of much of their fat".
The next 2 weeks is called meat only and you "raise the calories by eating more protein and especially more fats, while even more sharply controlling the carbohydrate". The purpose of this 2 weeks is "to provide plenty of calories to preserve your metabolic drive, to supply plenty of protein to preserve your learn tissues (your muscles, bone, hair, skin, nails, blood, brain, heart, and other vital organs), and to offer very few carbohdrates to ensure that your insulin level stays low, thus blunting the fat-storage signals your body receives as you increase your caloric intake".
You can eat beef, pork, lamb, poultry, fish, seafood, game and eggs. Can reintroduce alcohol but only 1 glass twice a week, caffeine in moderation.
No dairy except butter and a tablespoon of cream in coffee. No dairy because some people stall on weight loss with dairy.
Weeks 5 and 6 are maintenance. If you are not at goal you can alternate between the protein shakes of week 1 and 2 and the meat of weeks 3 and 4. So 1 week protein shakes, then 1 week meat only.
I started doing it this week but just don't like my vanilla shake that much and I was a bit hungry. I think I need to get a better tasting shake and can probably then manage it. Really was interested in doing the liver cleansing bit of week 1 and 2.
Hmmm doesn't sound like something I could do and I've got a really good middle aged middle to get rid of too :)
You don't have to do the programme.
Just do a good liver cleanse for 2 weeks - no alcohol, no caffeine, no drugs.
Well I don't do drugs or alcohol (rarely) but not sure I want to give up the caffeine, I'm in love with my morning cuppa :D
I don't do drugs either other than panadol and my thyroxine!
You can have decaff instead.
01-10-2009, 11:13 AM
That's all the liver cleanse is? no alcohol, drugs and caffeine? If thats the case I have already done that over and over :) Does he recommend supps like milk thistle or ALA?
Yes he does.
Milk thistle 200mg
Alpha lipoic acid 100-300mg
Coenzyme Q10 60-300mg
01-10-2009, 12:07 PM
I am already taking the magnesium (transdermally) and Q10 so that's 2 down and already plan to get ALA from my next order from the US so that will be 3, might tack the milk thistle on as well :) does he give a reason why the supps other then the ALA and milk thistle are good for the liver?
01-10-2009, 12:14 PM
I am thinking the magnesium and potassium are there simply to recover electrolytes that are lost when you start his diet.
"Virtually every cell in the human body contains coenzyme Q10. The mitochondria, the area of cells where energy is produced, contain the most coenzyme Q10. The heart and the liver, because they contain the most mitochondria per cell, contain the greatest amount of coenzyme Q10. "
He doesn't say but I'd say for energy and if the liver contains a lot of coenzyme Q10 it should supply plenty of coenzyme Q10 for the function of liver.
22-10-2009, 02:58 PM
Urghh my parcel arrived today and no milk thistle!
27-01-2010, 09:43 PM
Kimme, did you do this? how did you go?
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