The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet

  • by Nicholas Perricone
  • Narrated by David Pittu
  • 4 hrs and 59 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From #1 New York Times best-selling author Nicholas Perricone, respected physician, award-winning research scientist, and trusted expert on health and beauty, comes the biggest breakthrough in weight loss since Atkins.
Millions of women and men have restored youthful radiance, smoothness, and suppleness to their skin through Dr. Nicholas Perricone's advice, care, and transformative eating plan, and all with the welcome yet unexpected benefit of losing excess weight along with the wrinkles! Building on this discovery, Dr. Perricone breaks new ground with his trademark anti-inflammatory program based on the foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes with the proven ability to accelerate fat loss by increasing metabolism and building and maintaining muscle mass.
Consider this staggering fact: As we age, we can expect to gain 10 pounds of fat and lose five pounds of muscle each decade. In three easy steps, Dr. Perricone shows how to fight this weight gain and rebuild muscle mass, and avoid the haggard, aging, and drawn appearance that results from other weight-loss programs.
Inside The Perricone Weight-Loss Diet discover:

The rejuvenating and slimming secrets of the anti-inflammatory diet
Which foods, supplements, and lifestyle changes enable us to lose fat while maintaining muscle
How to control hormones such as insulin and cortisol to lose weight
How to maintain youthful, firm, and radiantly toned skin on the face and body during weight loss
As an added bonus, as you follow Dr. Perricone's program you'll sleep better, have more energy and less stress, and experience greater mental clarity without the food cravings. Lose the weight, the wrinkles, and the years!


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Customer Reviews

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Ditching Atkins, Hello Perricone

I lost 70 pounds in 6 months on the Atkins, 18 months ago. I have kept this weight off and feel great. I know the diet inside and out, but have had problems leaving it behind. I have also developed sugar cravings. I think Perricone may be the sensible way forward, and having got the audio book 2 days ago, I have listened twice and made notes on the "super star" foods and supplements. The basis for the diet is low carb, or low glycemic, but there is more balance to this diet and Perricone encourages a completely balanced diet for every meal. The analysis of food and supplements is very current and in great detail, there is a blue print for you to follow, and the food choices and combinations are excellent. Being at my target weight, I do not need to lose weight but to maintain my current weight. I think this diet will be excellent for this, and move me away from saturated fats and re-introduce fruits, which are realistically not part of Atkins. For those needing to lose weight I think this is a realistic approach, that will easily fit into your lifestyle. It is not extreme in nature, like the 2 week "induction" phase of Atkins, but I imagine weight loss will be slower. However the principles are much the same, no sugar, pasta, bread, fries, cookies etc. Perricone preaches a natural approach and I think that in the long term, will realise excellent weight loss and health benefits. I am now on the diet and can report that I feel good and have enjoyed some foods that I have not been able to eat under the Atkins maintainence phase. On the downside, I think that the 14-day approach talked of in the recording is "fad-diet" in style and does not give the listener confidence that this is a lifetime based approach to healthy living. I think this is the main strength of the Perricone approach and should be stressed rather than a 14-day "10 pound" loss type gimic. All in all, as a diet "expert" I regard this as a very valuable work and well worth the money!
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- Andrew Roberts

Don't Bother

There are a lot of better programs out there (Atkins, South Beach, etc.). This has nothing new or particularly efficacious to offer.
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- C. W. Caldwell

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-15-2005
  • Publisher: Random House Audio