The Addictocarb Diet by Bruce Roseman and Kenneth Paul Rosenberg

32576f9c9491a57.jpg Author Bruce Roseman and Kenneth Paul Rosenberg
Isbn 9781941631089
File size 39 MB
Year 2015
Pages 256
Language English
File format PDF, EPUB
Category cookbooks


TESTIMONIALS FROM DR. ROSEMAN’S PATIENTS “When you first told me about the diet, I thought you were crazy, but now that I have lost forty-two pounds, I feel very differently.” —Aspasia Nikolaou, Ph.D. “‘No hope, Doctor. I can’t lose weight.’ He had heard that before. So he gave me his book, The Addictocarb Diet, and proved me wrong. In the first five weeks I lost fifteen pounds. This creative, informative, and concise approach to weight loss is amazing. And it works!” —Richard Jeske, Ph.D. “This diet is brilliant in its simplicity and ability to adapt in the busy, stress-filled western lifestyle. Unlike other diet regimens, the recommendations are simple, pragmatic, and easy to remember . . . During the recent illness and unexpected passing of my brother, I was able to continue to apply the Addictocarb principles to assure I was making healthy food choices during this stressful time in my life.” —Corinne Gamper “The Addictocarb Diet gets results. It is not a quick fix but rather a way to eat healthy for the long-term while losing weight that stays off. The secret to its success is that you do not feel deprived due to the alternatives Dr. Roseman provides to bread, pasta, and white potatoes.  They are completely satisfying.” —Jennifer Grubman Rothenberg, President of Innovative Philanthropy, LLC  “It’s been three months since I started the Addictocarb Diet. My jeans are looser and the visceral fat that appeared at menopause, and with which I have been trying to make peace, is slowly melting away.” —Meryl Weiss 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 1 4/30/15 12:27 PM “Just had the cauliflower pizza—wow! Amazing recipe, thanks so much!” —Andrew Heller “Your diet is amazing. I’m so happy that other people are going to be able to take control over their eating the way I have.” —Schele Williams 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 2 4/30/15 12:27 PM THE ADDICTOCARB DIET 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 3 4/30/15 12:27 PM 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 4 4/30/15 12:27 PM THE ADDICTOCARB DIET AV OID T HE 9 HIGHLY A DDIC T I V E C A R BS W HIL E E AT ING A N Y T HING E L SE Y OU WA N T BRUCE ROSEMAN, M.D. BenBella Books, Inc. Dallas, Texas 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 5 4/30/15 12:27 PM This book is for informational purposes only. It is not intended to serve as a substitute for professional medical advice. The author and publisher specifically disclaim any and all liability arising directly or indirectly from the use of any information contained in this book. A health care professional should be consulted regarding your specific medical situation. Any product mentioned in this book does not imply endorsement of that product by the author or publisher. Copyright © 2015 by Bruce Roseman, M.D. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. BenBella Books, Inc. 10300 N. Central Expressway Suite #530 Dallas, TX 75231 Send feedback to [email protected] Printed in the United States of America 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Roseman, Bruce.   The addictocarb diet: avoid the 9 highly addictive carbs while eating anything else you want / by Bruce Roseman, M.D.   pages cm   Includes bibliographical references and index.   ISBN 978-1-941631-08-9 (hardback) — ISBN 978-1-941631-09-6 (electronic) 1. Reducing diets. 2. Low-carbohydrate diet. 3. Reducing diets—Recipes. 4. Low-carbohydrate diet—Recipes. 5. Weight loss. I. Title.   RM222.2.R6474 2015  613.2’833—dc23 2014049122 Editing by Heather Butterfield Jacket design by Sarah Dombrowsky   and Vy Tran  Text design by Publishers’ Design and Copyediting by James Fraleigh   Production Services, Inc. Proofreading by Jenny Bridges Text composition by Integra Software   and Michael Fedison   Services Pvt. Ltd. Indexing by Debra Bowman Printed by Lake Book Manufacturing Cover design by Ty Nowicki Distributed by Perseus Distribution To place orders through Perseus Distribution: Tel: (800) 343-4499 Fax: (800) 351-5073 E-mail: [email protected] Significant discounts for bulk sales are available. Please contact Glenn Yeffeth at [email protected] or (214) 750-3628. 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 6 4/30/15 12:27 PM This book is dedicated to my wife, Ellen, and my sons, Joshua and Aaron, because, after all, they are everything. 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 7 4/30/15 12:27 PM 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 8 4/30/15 12:27 PM Contents Acknowledgments xi Foreword by Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D. Introduction: My Story xiii 1 Part One: How Does Food Addiction Affect You? Chapter 1 The Diet Overview: An Easy Guide to Addictocarbs 11 Chapter 2 Looking at Food as an Addictive Substance 17 Chapter 3 Two Myths about Weight Loss 29 Part Two: The Diet Chapter 4 Two Rules to Help You Lose Weight and Keep It Off 37 Chapter 5 Step 1: “Shaking” the Addiction 47 Chapter 6 Step 2: Beginning Addictocarb Rehab 61 Chapter 7 Step 3: Staying Slim for Life 73 Chapter 8 Getting Back “On the Wagon” 83 Part Three: Daily Living and The Addictocarb Diet Chapter 9 Gluten Free, Lactose Free, Vegetarian, and More Chapter 10 Fast Food the Addictocarb Diet Way Chapter 11 Addictocarb-Friendly Snacks 91 97 107 ix 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 9 4/30/15 12:27 PM x Contents Part Four: Eating for Your Health Chapter 12 Bonus Health Benefits 113 Chapter 13 Diabetes: Prevent It—Treat It—Beat It 119 Part Five: The Addictocarb Diet Recipes and Menus Chapter 14 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Bread 131 Chapter 15 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Potatoes 141 Chapter 16 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Pasta 147 Chapter 17 Addictocarb Alternative Recipes for Rice 153 Chapter 18 Other Recipes 159 Chapter 19 Sample Menus 181 Appendices Appendix A Your Frequently Asked Questions 191 Appendix B What to Eat and What to Avoid 205 Appendix C The Addictocarb Diet Self-Assessment Tool (ADSAT) 209 Appendix D The Addictocarb Diet Progress Tool 213 Recipe Index 215 Index219 Notes231 About the Author 239 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 10 4/30/15 12:27 PM Acknowledgments T he list of acknowledgments is long, but I could never have written this book without the expert editing, ideas, and support of my best friend, Larry Lynn. Ken Rosenberg, who wrote the terrific Foreword, has been a source of constant support as well as insight into addiction. Marcia Amsterdam kept me calm during the entire process, just as she did for my first book. My editor, Heather Butterfield, was really able to visualize the big picture as well as the minutiae and as a result tremendously improved the book. My agent, Matthew Carlini, for his unfaltering belief in the book and getting me not only a good publisher (BenBella) but also the right publisher. To Carla Levy, a long-standing patient of mine, a former executive editor at Condé Nast, who was in the office one day and just said, “Hey, if you want, I could take a look at it and give you some advice.” I can only say, “Whew!” and, “Thank you, thank you, thank you!” She improved the book immeasurably. My nurses past and present, Donna, Mandie, and Nicole, for being sounding boards and food tasters. Finally, to all my patients, for their efforts in helping me sculpt this diet over the years by offering suggestions and providing me with invaluable feedback, support, and of course recipes. xi 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 11 4/30/15 12:27 PM 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 12 4/30/15 12:27 PM Foreword I t’s been said that you are what you eat. In fact, according to the emerging science of addiction, you are a prisoner of what you eat. Many hedonic (or pleasure-inducing) foods, such as carbohydrates, are known to hijack the reward and reason centers in the brain and create new cellular memories, which then direct and control your future food choices. So at lunch we are prisoners of breakfast. In middle age we are prisoners of our childhood habits. In old age we are infirm with diseases arising from a lifetime of altered brain and body receptors. And here’s an interesting fact: The consequences of our flawed eating habits don’t stop at death! New data in the field of epigenetics shows that our eating habits alter our DNA and affect the eating habits of our offspring and possibly succeeding generations. So not only are you what you eat but your grandchildren also are what you eat! How is this all possible? Blame evolution, which has provided us with a flexible brain and body that can quickly adapt to new dietary conditions regardless of whether those conditions are good for us. This is the crux of how addictions take hold—the fast-acting, less-discriminating reward and decision systems prevail over slower, more thoughtful, discriminating decision processes. Feeding rats addictive carbohydrates will result in successive generations of those animals with altered DNA that are prepared for this new dietary environment. The rats’ babies will have new, if unhealthy, eating habits to enable them to eat in the carb-laden environment of their xiii 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 13 4/30/15 12:27 PM xiv Foreword grandparents. This radical new idea in genetics teaches us that our genes can change quickly to anticipate new climates. There are two things evolution didn’t count on. One, evolution needs us to live just long enough to bear children and has no concern with the quality or length of lives. Therefore, our brains may modify our eating habits with little regard for our long-term health and happiness. Second, evolution didn’t count on refrigerators, processed food, and manipulative “food science” manufacturers who trick our brains into addictive eating cycles that are bad for us. In sum, our body and brain, and our genes and gene modulators, have been hoodwinked by shrewd marketers who have ushered us into an addictive relationship with cheap, unhealthy foods. Dr. Bruce Roseman has a way to stop, fight back, and win! His diet system is easy, fun, and delicious. I know because I’ve been a guinea pig for his recipes. In plain language, he harnesses the new findings in addiction neuroscience and packages them into a manageable plan to make them accessible for everyone. It will motivate you to mount an offensive on addictive food habits. Dr. Roseman’s diet system is a start for breaking out of the addictive cycle. He puts the food addict on the right path. His wisdom and personal testimonies are inspirational. Read this book and begin on a path of health and mindful eating, with knowledge that may change your life forever. —Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D. New York, New York Kenneth Paul Rosenberg, M.D., is an acclaimed addiction specialist and filmmaker. He is an editor of the landmark textbook on addiction Behavioral Addictions: Criteria, Evidence, and Treatment. He is a board-certified addiction psychiatrist and a clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 14 4/30/15 12:27 PM Foreword xv New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center and has been recognized in the Best Doctors in America® database and in New York Magazine’s Best Doctors list of top addiction psychiatrists. Dr. Rosenberg is the founder and director of Upper East Health Behavioral Medicine in Manhattan, a psychiatric practice that provides treatment for individuals and families recovering from chemical and behavioral addictions. 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 15 4/30/15 12:27 PM 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 16 4/30/15 12:27 PM INTRODUCTION: MY STORY I was one of millions of people hooked on what I call “Addictocarbs.” They killed my father and are killing millions more. This book is my story and my solution. My solution is based not just on personal anecdotes or salvation but on thousands of pages of investigation, clinical observation, and the latest neuroscience research into the global obesity epidemic. H ello, my name is Bruce and I am an addict—a food addict, that is. I freely admit it. If it were up to me, I would get up in the morning and eat nonstop all day. I would keep a refrigerator next to my bed and raid it at least twice a night. Any spare moments I had I would spend shopping for, cooking, and consuming food. I even love to photograph food. This is how I lived most of my life and why I was always fat. I was a fat kid and a fat adult. A number of years ago I finally had to pay for my lifetime of culinary transgressions when I was diagnosed with diabetes. I decided I was going to beat diabetes. But how was I going to do it? I had already been on virtually every diet over the last fifty years, including all the usual suspects—Atkins, Pritikin, Stillman, Scarsdale, and Weight Watchers. I had been on all-meat diets, the cabbage soup diet, low-carb diets, ultra low-carb diets, high-protein diets, and vegetarian diets. I had 1 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 1 4/30/15 12:27 PM 2 TH E A D D IC T O C A R B D IE T lost seventy pounds twice, and each time, as soon as I had lost the weight, I started on a new diet—the “gaining your weight back diet”—and methodically put it back on. I knew that I could lose weight on diets; unfortunately, I also knew that I would eventually gain the weight back. If I was going to beat diabetes, this time had to be different. You’re probably thinking that I live a sedentary lifestyle and that if I got off my behind and exercised more, I would be able to maintain my weight. Wrong! I ran so much for so many years—five to seven miles a day, seven days a week—that I literally wore out the metatarsophalangeal joints in my big toes. I walk with pain even now because of my past obsession with running. When I could no longer run, in desperation I switched to swimming. I have been swimming six to seven days a week for about fifteen years, and at one point I even swam three hours a day. Lack of exercise is not my problem. Just to end the suspense, let me say that I lost about sixty pounds starting about ten years ago and I have kept it off ever since. It has been easier than ever before. I have never gone this long a period of time being thin. As the weight fell off and I stayed thin, patients began asking me how I did it. I told them, and soon many of my patients were doing it, too. As I lost weight, my need to experiment and track data came out and I started making charts, keeping a diary, and putting everything in spreadsheets. Soon I had data detailing my blood sugar readings up to ten times per day, at all hours, and after every single type of food that I ate. I weighed myself constantly. I jotted down my observations, not only on everything I ate but also how I felt and how it affected my weight. I know that this is not normal; but then, I was a guy who had previously gained and lost seventy pounds twice. Is that normal? I had obsessively attacked and solved serious medical problems before and had been successful. For instance, when a host of professionals told me and my wife that our son had a pan-developmental disorder and might never learn to read, 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 2 4/30/15 12:27 PM Introduction: My Story 3 I went into high gear. I invented a method to teach my son to read, detailed in my previous book, A Kid Just Like Me. It was a very difficult time, but I did it. My son, whom the experts predicted would never read, graduated from the illustrious Bronx High School of Science and Brandeis University. Children across the United States have benefited from my method, so tackling this health issue was not virgin territory to me. I had plastered the house with diagrams and spreadsheets and observations before, and it had worked. I took inspiration from that, and I was ready to do it again. This time, though, my life was on the line, and I could not help but think of the pain of losing my father when he was fifty-two and I was twenty-one. I did not want that to happen to my sons, now twenty-one and twenty-five, so once again I became obsessed with solving a complicated, serious, multifactorial medical problem. Solving a problem like this was not really a stretch from what I do for a living. Over the years I had become a “go-to” doctor for patients who had particularly difficult and complicated medical problems. It has given me a fully satisfying life, helping people who thought they could not really be helped. Now I had become one of those people. I had always assumed that there was no helping me and my food addiction. Like my wife always said, “You’ve got the pig gene, and there is not much you can do about it.” I had always thought she was right. It turns out she was right—but she was also wrong. She was right because, as she so eloquently put it, the “pig gene” is inherited. In fact, there is a gene referred to as D2 or DRD2 that is associated with a variety of addictive behaviors. Though I have never been tested for DRD2, I certainly had inherited overweight tendencies from others in my family who were very fat. My grandparents on my father’s side and my uncles and aunts all flirted with 300 pounds. My own father fought the battle of the bulge gallantly for most of his life 9781941631089_The Addictocarb Diet.indd 3 4/30/15 12:27 PM

Author Bruce Roseman and Kenneth Paul Rosenberg Isbn 9781941631089 File size 39 MB Year 2015 Pages 256 Language English File format PDF, EPUB Category Cookbooks Book Description: FacebookTwitterGoogle+TumblrDiggMySpaceShare There’s a reason diets don’t work. Science has shown that a class of carbohydrates, called “Addictocarbs,” light up the brain’s pleasure and addiction centers and make it almost impossible to eat them in moderation. If you’ve experienced overwhelming, irresistible cravings for things like bread, cookies, soda, or potatoes, then you’ve encountered these Addictocarbs firsthand. If you’re struggling to lose weight, counting calories and shrinking portions are not the answers. The answer lies in how your brain reacts when you eat these Addictocarbs—and how you can use this knowledge to help you break the addictive cycle. It’s called the Addictocarb Diet, and it’s a cure—not a fad. After losing his father at an early age to obesity-related illness and a lifetime of struggling with his own weight and diabetes as a result, Bruce Roseman, M.D., transformed his life and the lives of close to a thousand of his patients with this simple and effective diet based on the latest findings in addiction neuroscience. The Addictocarb Diet: Avoid the 9 Highly Addictive Carbs While Eating Anything Else You Want explains that weight gain stems from our addiction to these nine carbs, proven by new brain imaging techniques from the emerging field of addiction neuroscience. Unlike fad diets, the Addictocarb Diet not only helps you easily lose weight and keep it off, but also improves your overall health and can be beneficial for almost anyone, including those struggling with gluten or lactose sensitivities, prostate problems, diabetes, and other ailments. This book equips you with tools for success, including tips for handling dietary lapses and navigating fast-food challenges. It also supplies recipes, sample meal plans, and answers to frequently asked questions from hundreds of Dr. Roseman’s patients. Stop fighting cravings and take control with The Addictocarb Diet. Your struggle with weight loss ends here. Reclaim control of your health and well-being with The Addictocarb Diet.     Download (39 MB) The Reverse Diet: Lose 20, 50, 100 Pounds or More by Eating Dinner for Breakfast and Breakfast for Dinner The Fast Diet: The Secret of Intermittent Fasting Sugar Free Recipes Good Calories, Bad Calories The Fastdiet Load more posts

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