The Sugar Blockers Diet

The Sugar Blockers Diet

The Doctor-Designed 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Lower Blood Sugar, and Beat Diabetes While Eating the Carbs You Love

By Rob Thompson

Rodale Books, Hardcover, 9781609618438, 372pp.

Publication Date: December 24, 2012


This groundbreaking plan by Rob Thompson, MD, with the editors of Prevention(r) magazine teaches readers to outsmart blood sugar spikes so they can eat the carbs they love and still lose weight.

Starches are one of the biggest culprits when it comes to the nation's weight problems. Starches spike blood sugar levels, which can make losing weight nearly impossible. Unfortunately, many of favorite foods-pasta, bread, rice-are the worst offenders. But who wants to cut out these delicious dishes and feel deprived?

By focusing on certain foods that slow the effect of starches on blood sugar, "The Sugar Blockers Diet" offers a smart eating strategy that can be maintained for life. These foods, called sugar blockers, include all kinds of everyday foods from steak or cheese to vinaigrette or a glass of wine. Learning how to include these foods at every meal will not only help readers lose weight, but also help them reverse insulin resistance and defend against diabetes.

In addition to a robust list of sugar blocking foods and strategies, the book includes:

- more than 50 tantalizing, nutrient-rich recipes
- an easy, fun walking plan proven to balance blood sugar and help the pounds melt away
- a proven plan on which real men and women lost up to 181/2 pounds and 91/4 inches in just 6 short weeks.

About the Author
Rob Thompson, M.D. (Seattle, WA) is a board-certified cardiologist in private practice who has counseled patients with high cholesterol, diabetes, and heart disease for more than 25 years. He is on staff at Swedish Hospital Medical Center in Seattle and is the author of "The New Low-Carb Way of Life" as well as "The Glycemic-Load Diet.