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Carbohydrate Addict's Diet
Authors: Rachael Heller PhD, Richard Heller PhD

This is a low carb high protein diet, written by Drs Rachael and Richard Heller. The Hellers consider that a significant percentage of overweight people have a metabolic problem with their blood chemistry which causes food cravings and excessive fat storage. The Carbohydrate Addicts Diet recommends that you don't eat anything which contains more than 4g of carbs per serving, except at "reward meals".

Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - A Brief Synopsis

The diet program consists of a 14 Day Induction Plan, followed by four separate plans (A,B,C and D) to be selected according to your weight loss progress. Basically, at the end of each week, you decide how much weight you want to lose during the following week and choose your eating plan accordingly. The diet advises you to aim to lose about one percent of your current weight each week.

Eating Guidelines

In simple terms, you may eat two "Complementary" meals a day, comprising 75-125g of meat, fish or chicken or cheese along with two cups of salad or non-starchy vegetables. You are also advised to have two complementary snacks a day - equivalent to about half a complementary meal.

Then, once a day, you are allowed a "Reward" meal in which there are no banned foods, although you are advised to choose a good balance of nutrients. The reward meal combines carbohydrates, protein and vegetables. It must be eaten within an hour from start to finish. As a rule of thumb, any food that contains more than 4g of carbohydrate per portion can only be eaten at a reward meal.


The diet recommends exercise. If you don't follow a specific daily exercise program you are advised to keep active during the day.

Carbohydrate Addicts Diet - Health Issues

Some diet experts have expressed concern about the high level of protein on this diet, as well as the ease with which excessive calories may be consumed.

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