Living Low Carb

  • by Jonny Bowden
  • Narrated by Patrick Lawlor
  • 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Whether you're searching for a practical weight-loss program, simply want to eat better, or are already a committed low-carber looking for ways to make the lifestyle work for you, best-selling author and nutritionist Jonny Bowden reveals the secrets to finding and sticking with a healthy controlled-carb program.
This newly revised and updated edition covers the truth about low-carbohydrate diets and reveals the major culprits in a high-carb diet, offers new information on the addictive properties of wheat and fructose and Bowden's take on The China Study, as well as invaluable ratings of the diet programs on the market.


Cut through the confusion about low-carb diets and how they work.
Compare 23 diet programs and choose the one that's right for you.
Get insider tips and tricks for maintaining a low-carb lifestyle.
Find out how to overcome common obstacles to low-carb dieting.

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Customer Reviews

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Thanks to low carb and Audible I'm 45 lbs slimmer!

I love to read almost anything except diet books. However, 2 years ago having developed microscopic colitis and some big-time middle age spread, I picked up Wheat Belly on sale on Audible and that started me on changing my diet to that point that I have now lost 45 lbs and cured my colitis when none of the expensive drugs did! I got some major help from another excellent audiobook, The Big Fat Surprise, and really just designed my own plan to eliminate wheat and sugar and reduce overall carbs. Now that I am back in my 6's, I very much want to maintain this weight and my colon health so I thought I'd see if I could get some maintenance advice from Living Low Carb and I was very pleased with what I heard. Jonny Bowden does a great job of reviewing a whole slew of low carb plans, but he also provides some good advice on how to jazz up your meals if you are getting bored and how to adjust the components of your diet/exercise/lifestyle to maintain or restart the losing if you hit a plateau. I've spent my whole life believing in low fat as the way to lose weight and I've also spent my whole adult life fighting to stay slim. I was slow to accept the low carb approach, but it is hard to argue with success! My personal experience leads me to believe that low carb is healthier (at least for the colon) and although it is hard to give up the sugar, getting back a little fat (butter, olive oil, cream, coconut oil - all the things that make food so yummy) has more than made up for that for me. I'm so glad Audible made these books available because I might have missed out on something that truly has changed my life. There are so many approaches to low carb that you can probably find one that will fit your lifestyle and Jonny Bowden reviews almost all of them in this book. Check it out if you are searching or if you just need some tips and tricks to stay motivated on the plan you have.
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- Tango "Two great passions - dogs and books! Sci-fi/fantasy novels are my go-to favorites, but I love good writing across all genres."

Informative, amusing, and very well read

The first half of the book is an overview of the state of the science regarding Low Carb dieting now and historically. Having read Gary Taubes books, I am used to his cautious, neutral language regarding the subject. Bowden, however, has very strong opinions and is not at all restrained in his discussions. I enjoyed the lively, colorful way Bowden has of expressing himself.

The second half of the book consists of Bowden's description and review of 14 low carb diet programs. I found them a bit tedious, but I think they would be invaluable to someone seeking a detailed, expert comparison of the nuances of the programs.

I enjoyed Patrick Lawlor's narration as well, it enhanced the lively way Bowden writes.
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- Carol C. Buchalter

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-15-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio