Review: The One Low-Carb Diet That Always Works
Note: This book is no longer available for sale.
Salvatore Colascione’s online best seller, “The One Low Carb Diet That Always Works“, isn’t really a “new” diet at all. In fact, this publication might be more accurately entitled “A Day in The Life of a Low Carb Dieter”.
Salvatore’s publication doesn’t really shed any new light on low carb dieting (he’s basically following the Atkin’s diet), but instead documents one person’s day-to-day experience with a low carb diet, and provides handy tips for living the low carb lifestyle (in this way, Salvatore’s publication adds a nice dose of practicality missing in typical low carb diet publications).
In fact, “The One Low Carb Diet That Always Works”, isn’t really the ideal publication for those of you who aren’t yet familiar with the basics of low-carb dieting.
In fact, so little information is provided about the actual mechanics of low-carb dieting, and why it is a viable weight loss strategy that the novice low-carb dieter may have difficulty understanding exactly what it is he/she should or should not do. Of course, you will pick up the basics over the course of the publication, but it would be nice to see the “low carb fundamentals” outlined concisely in a single chapter early on.
That notwithstanding, “The One Low Carb Diet That Always Works” does offer one main benefit over a longer, more complex and in-depth publications like the Atkins diet …
It’s brief, simple, and unpretentious, and you can get through the bulk of the publication in an hour!
There’s plenty of good info here too, some of it not found in the Atkins diet, like…
- How to count carbs (includes a nice discussion on glycerine) on non-digestible alcohol sugars (like malitol, xylitol, sorbitol, and so on)
- The best online resources for low carb diet items — like low carb pancakes, pizzas, muffins, breads, and all the goodies that make living the low carb lifestyle that much easier
- A thorough discussion on the health benefits of nuts and monounsaturated fats
- A holiday survival guide for the low carb dieter
- A nice discussion on the benefits of CLA (conjugated linoleic acid)
- A list of the top 10 low carb “do’s”
- A 2-week induction plan and plenty of low carb recipes
Aesthetically, “The One Low Carb Diet That Always Works” is an attractively-formatted 83 page PDF ebook that’s a breeze to get through quickly. It also comes with several bonus files, and there’s a low carb forum, too.
Although you’d get much more from reading the Atkins diet from cover to cover (all 300+ pages) those of you who are time-pressed or already familiar with the mechanics of low-carb dieting may well appreciate this stripped down and personal approach to low carb dieting.