Cheated? New low-carb plan gets dieters back on weight-loss track in seven days

Sep 28, 2007 at 9:29 p.m. ET

For all low-carb dieters -- on all programs -- who need real help, right now, authors Drs Rachael and Richard Heller introduce a plan that eases them back onto their low-carb eating program in just one week.

For the more than 60 million dieters on low-carb programs, including the AtkinsDiet� and the South Beach Diet�, who might fall off the wagon or who have already fallen off, Drs. Hellers' new book, The 7-Day Low-Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan (Dutton; $23.95) is the answer. Holidays, vacations, stress and boredom chip away at the most sincere commitment.

"What starts out as a simple 'cheat' inevitably leads to bona fide failure," says Dr Rachael Heller, who with her husband, Dr Richard Heller, have had three of their books in the No. 1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

"In the end, most low-carb dieters are left to watch helplessly as their eating spirals out of control and the pounds creep (or rush) back," she adds.

The 7-Day Low-Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan is a day-by-day, scientifically-based motivation program that will immediately reduce cravings, satisfy the body's need for carbohydrates, and help low-carb dieters regain control over their eating and their weight-in seven days or less.

The 7-Day Low-Carb Rescue and Recovery Plan includes:

  • The 7-Day Jump-Start Plan:
    One step each day-for one week-eliminates cravings, balances blood sugar and insulin levels, and puts the low-carb dieter back in control-without deprivation.
  • Troubleshooting: Simple (but unexpected!) solutions to Plateaus, Time Crunches, the Breakfast Dilemma, Constipation, Holiday, Party and Vacation Mine Fields, Will-Power Hijackers, Spousal Sabotage, and more.
  • Hidden Carbs ... Waiting to Pounce
    Two medium stalks of broccoli are equal in carbohydrates to a chocolate covered ice cream bar! The Drs. Heller explain how to find these shocking hidden carbs and how to avoid them.
  • Taming The Hunger Hormone
    Spotting the slip-up before it happens-get back self-control immediately.
  • Five Vital Clues that Low-Carb Diet Doctors Miss (That Might Be Making You Fail)
    What you don't know could kill your diet. Astounding revelations that will make readers ask, "Hey! Why didn't anyone ever mention that?"
  • Restaurant Tactics
    Surprising tips for eating out, enjoying the foods you love, dealing with dining companions and going home feeling good. A guide to getting what you want, when you want it, without feeling guilty!
  • Rescue Recipes
    When you're facing temptation, the Drs Heller share their own tried-and-true, simple, and satisfying low-carb food at your fingertips. Meals, snacks and side dishes included.