Wednesday, July 10, 2013

NONFICTION for ADULTS: The 100 by Jorge Cruise

The 100: Count ONLY Sugar Calories and Lose Up to 18 Lbs. in 2 Weeks

The basic premise of this book is that our over reliance on carbohydrates in our diets has caused the insulin system in our bodies to get out of whack. The theory is that excess sugars/carbohydrates have caused insulin resistance - and the body produces more insulin when we eat more carbs. Then, the insulin levels stay too high. And insulin enhances the storage of fats in fat cells (and in some research it looks like insulin feeds cancer cells - not good).

The book gives plenty of research and history for this view of healthy eating. I may not fully understand all the medical pieces of the research, but I still found it compelling enough to give it a try. 

If you are looking for some inspiration and suggestions for healthy living, check out this book. You can go to the author's website here for more information. I am especially interested in his upcoming book, Slim, Happy Belly which is going to talk about his system specifically for women over 40 addressing women's special hormonal needs in regard to diet. That will release in December 2013.

4 out of 5 stars

Only time will tell if this eating and nutrition plan will work - that will be the greatest recommendation a book like this could hope for.

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