A new book was recently released by Dr. David Ludwig, a professor from Harvard, under the title “Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lose Weight Permanently”. This book has been drawing a considerable amount of attention from the dieting world, as well as the media, because it has gone to the extent of not only laying out some important concepts for weight loss, but also providing the science to back up each recommendation.
This book has not been designed to be used to lose weight very quickly. Instead, it is meant to provide people who follow its recommendations with a way to gradually and continually lose their excess weight, over a period of time, after which they will be able to keep it off because they will have built a realistic and practical lifestyle around it.
Dr. Ludwig is not new to the weight loss industry. He is, in fact, recognized as being among the most influential researchers in the low-carb movement. That said, this is not an ultra low-carb diet. While he does acknowledge that eating a diet that is very low in carbohydrates can be a way to knock off more pounds, more quickly, he also recognizes that this is not necessarily a great way to think over the long term. Instead, he has favored a path that will allow a reasonable carbohydrate reduction that more people will find achievable and that they will be able to stick to over time.
The author has been involved in some of the most important carb reduction weight loss studies that have been conducted to date. One of the most famous involved one that showed that people who cut back on carbohydrates could burn an average of 325 more calories on a daily basis than people who don’t reduce their carbs.
At the same time that carbs need to be reduced when following the rules in Always Hungry? Conquer Cravings, Retrain Your Fat Cells & Lose Weight Permanently, Dr. Ludwig specifically identifies foods such as added sugars and white flour as being worth cutting out as much as possible. The reason is that he says they promote the production of insulin, which he has nicknamed the “fat cell fertilizer”.
It is possible that many people will find this version of a low-carb diet much more appealing as it could be something they will be able to achieve in a more realistic way.