As a diabetic, I have to watch the “c” word. No, not that word (though I use it all the time), but “carbs”. Think pasta. Potatoes. Bread. Now, Bob Harper, host of The Biggest Loser and No. 1 bestselling author, has good news for us: We can all eat carbs again. Sort of. As he writes in The Super Carb Diet: Shed Pounds, Build Strength, Eat Real Food (St. Martin’s Press, $25.99), “Carbs don’t make you fat!”
After surviving a serious heart attack, Harper realized that he needed balance, both in his life and on his plate. To balance his diet without gaining weight, he developed a program high in nutrients that would help maintain his weight and provide the energy he needed to recover. That program grew into The Super Carb Diet.
This is a balanced, scalable diet that will work for everyone, whether they’re trying to lose or maintain weight, and even for those super-athletes who want to build lean muscle. With effective workout routines that can be done at home, in the gym or while traveling, Harper has designed a program with enough variety to satisfy your hunger and motivate your body.
With motivation and empathy balanced with tough love, he provides:
- 2 weeks of sample menus featuring large and varied meals
- Easy recipes for three full, everything-on-the-plate meals and a floater meal
- A clear understanding of carbs (vegetables, whole grains, fruits) vs. “carbage” (potato chips, pretzels, white bread)
- Tips for handling the urge to cheat—on vacations, during holidays, high stress times
- Bob’s Signature Workouts
- Sample food journals
In three months The Super Carb Diet will help anyone get lean, build strength, and enjoy foods that keep them happy and full. Bob has combined his vast knowledge with hard-earned life experience to offer a road map to make us healthy and strong enough to handle anything that comes our way.