We are in the midst of an obesity epidemic. More than two-thirds of Australian adults, and more than one-quarter of Australian kids, are overweight or obese, putting them at risk of a range of diet-related chronic diseases. Obesity is the biggest risk factor for type 2 diabetes, a blinding, maiming and deadly disease now impacting the lives of 1.7 million Aussies and their families.
The CSIRO Low-carb Diabetes Diet and Lifestyle Solution is here to help. The book features 80 brand-new recipes and twelve weeks of meal plans. This easy-to-follow, comprehensive lifestyle solution can help you not only to reach your weight-loss goals, but also to maximise the diet’s benefits for improved metabolic health and blood glucose control, and effective type 2 diabetes prevention and management.
There is some good news, though. As well as being preventable, type 2 diabetes is also reversible in many people, and in more than 100 clinical trials, this has been achieved by following a low-carb diet: it is a dietary treatment for a dietary disease. The CSIRO, one of Australia’s most respected scientific institutions, has now published The CSIRO Low-carb Diabetes Diet & Lifestyle Solution by Prof Grant Brinkworth and Dr Pennie Taylor, the fourth in its series of low-carb cookbooks. For those who care about their health and the health and future of their families, this is a life-saving book that should be on a shelf in every kitchen and used enthusiastically, every single day.
Based on research from around the world, as well as original CSIRO research, the low-carb diet and exercise plan has proved successful in managing preventable and lifestyle-related metabolic diseases, including obesity and type 2 diabetes. The diet lowers the proportion of carbohydrate relative to protein and unsaturated ‘healthy’ fat, and encourages participants to follow a regular exercise routine.