Drs Richard and Rachael Heller introduced the world to their low carb diet plan, “The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet” in 1991. In 1997, they revised the original diet and released “The Carbohydrate Addict’s LifeSpan Program”.
The Heller’s research indicated that carbohydrate addicts produced higher levels of insulin the body. These high levels of insulin results in hunger and more carb cravings, resulting in the storage of fat in the body.
This low carb diet plan aims to reduce hunger and cravings for carbs, which in turn enables weight loss. The weight loss is achieved through the control of insulin levels in the body, through a low carbohydrate intake.
Unlike some popular low carb diets, there are no induction or maintenance phases to this diet. If you choose The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, remember to be sensible about how you introduce your body to the new diet.
In the The Carbohydrate Addict’s Diet, you are allowed to eat two low carb meals a day, and can reward yourself with a third meal, where you can eat anything you want, including carbs.
Reward meals can only be eaten after a low carbohydrate crave reducing salad is eaten before the meal. The reward meal must have equal portions of carbs, proteins and vegetables, and should be eaten within one hour for maximum effect.