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You can take control of your health, lose weight, prevent disease, and enjoy a long and healthy life. The unique nutritional program outlined in Eat Rich, Live Long is designed by experts to help you feel great while you eat delicious and satisfying foods. Millions of people have gotten healthy through low-carb plans over the years—and a growing number have discovered the wonderful benefits of ketogenic (keto) nutrition. Many are confused, though, about how low-carb they should go. Now, Eat Rich, Live Long reveals how mastering the low-carb/keto spectrum can maximize your weight loss and optimize your health for the long term.
In this book, Ivor Cummins, a world-class engineer and technical master for a huge global tech corporation, and Dr. Jeff Gerber, a family doctor who is widely regarded as a global leader in low-carb nutrition, team up to present their unique perspectives from their extensive clinical, medical, and scientific/research experience. Together, Cummins and Gerber crack the code that shows you how to eat the foods you enjoy, lose weight, and regain robust health. They reveal how the nutritional “experts” have gotten it so wrong for so long by demonizing healthy natural fats in our diets and focusing on cholesterol and LDL as the villains. In fact, as the authors reveal by drawing on the latest peer-reviewed global research, eating a high percentage of natural fats, a moderate amount of protein, and a low percentage of carbs can help you lose weight, prevent disease, satisfy your appetite, turn off your food cravings, and live longer.
The heart of Eat Rich, Live Long is the book’s prescriptive program, which includes a seven-day eating plan, a fourteen-day eating plan, and more than fifty gourmet-quality low-carb, high-fat recipes—illustrated with gorgeous full-color photographs—for breakfasts, lunches, appetizers, snacks, dinners, drinks, and desserts. Low-carb never tasted so good!
Nutritional sacred cows are constantly being challenged in the media. How much fat should we eat—and which kinds of fats are best? Which fats can contribute to diabetes, heart disease, and early mortality? Does a high-protein diet increase muscle mass and lead to vigorous health—or can it promote aging, cancer, and early mortality? Which vitamins and minerals should we be taking, if any? How do we change our metabolism so that our bodies burn fat instead of all the sugars we consume? Does intermittent fasting really work? Eat Rich, Live Long lays out the truth based on the latest scientific research, and it will change the way you look at eating. Meanwhile you will lose weight—and look and feel great.
About the Author
Ivor Cummings is a world-renowned chemical engineer with a long career in the medical device and other industries. Although he has been in many roles as technical leader, his specialty is leading teams in complex problem-solving efforts. Ivor trained at University College Dublin and graduated in 1990. His first six years were spent in the development and optimization of medical devices such as hemodialysis units, hemo-perfusion cartridges, and coronary stent assemblies. In recent years Ivor has continued his professional development by becoming a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Project Management Professional (PMP); he also completed an Innovation and Entrepreneurial Management Certificate with Stanford University. In 2015, he was one of 6 candidates shortlisted from 500 for the title of Irish Chartered Engineer of the Year. Ivor lives in Dublin, Ireland, with his wife and five children.
Jeffry Gerber, MD, FAAFP, is a board-certified family physician and owner of South Suburban Family Medicine in Littleton, Colorado. He is widely known as Denver’s Diet Doctor. Dr. Gerber has been providing personalized healthcare to to his community since 1993 and continues that tradition with an emphasis on longevity, wellness, and prevention. For decades, Dr. Gerber has researched the science of carbohydrate and fat metabolism, insulin resistance, inflammation, and chronic metabolic disease. He redefines healthy nutrition and teaches patients about the relationship between unhealthy refined and processed foods and chronic illness. He has used the science in his practice, hugely optimizing his patients’ health outcomes by helping them improve their health and optimize their weight with prescribed lifestyle modifications. Frustrated with spiraling healthcare costs related to the treatment of conditions including overweight, obesity, diabetes, atherosclerosis, and heart disease, Dr. Gerber focuses on prevention and treatment programs using low-carb/high-fat (LCHF), Ancestral, Paleo, and Primal diets to treat and prevent these chronic conditions. He rigorously maintains a database of patients, looking at weight loss and improved cardio-metabolic markers, demonstrating the benefits of these types of diets. Dr. Gerber trained at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia and graduated in 1986. He is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), the American Society of Bariatric Physicians, the Obesity Action Coalition, the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, the Colorado Medical Society, the Arapahoe-Douglas-Elbert Medical Society, and the Weston A. Price Foundation. In 2010, Dr. Gerber received the honorary Degree of Fellow from the AAFP for his commitment to family medicine and contributions to the local community. Dr. Gerber, his wife, and their three children love the outdoors and enjoy all that the state of Colorado has to offer.