A Woman's Guide to Reversing Midlife Weight GainBook - 2005
Syndrome W is the metabolic problem that causes the dreaded gaining of weight "around the middle" experienced by millions of women in their 30's, 40's, 50's, and 60's. Not only will this added weight not go away no matter how much they diet or exercise, but it also puts women at high risk of diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. Now, Dr. Harriet Mogul, the physician who discovered this condition and its cure, proves that this unwanted weight gain is not only a real medical disorder, but it can be permanently reversed if properly diagnosed and treated. This groundbreaking book explains in clear and sympathetic language, that insulin resistance (and not hormones or overeating) is the culprit. Readers are supplied with a form to take to their doctor (since the condition is so new that most doctors aren't even aware of it), outlining the type of blood test needed for a proper diagnosis and how to interpret the results. Once diagnosed, pounds and inches easily disappear by taking a low dose of medication called metformin, (also used to treat diabetes) and eating a modified low-carbohydrate diet. In addition to solid medical advice, Dr. Mogul provides important eating tips for dining out, dinner parties, and holiday eating while still losing weight. Also featured are more than 50 delicious carbohydrate-modified recipes by professional chefs, along with an easy-to-follow eating plan. Syndrome W gives women the ability to regain their youthful shape and to throw away their "fat clothes" forever, while delaying or preventing the onset of heart disease and diabetes.
Publisher: New York : M. Evans Co., c2005.
Branch Call Number: 613.2082
Characteristics: 304 p. ; 24 cm.