The Complete Idiot's Guide to the TLC Diet, 1st Edition

  • Diane Welland MS RD
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  • ISBN-10: 1101598492
  • ISBN-13: 9781101598498
  • DDC: 613.2
  • Grade Level Range: 12th Grade +
  • 352 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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The TLC (Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes) Diet is a low saturated fat, low cholesterol diet that was originally designed to help high-risk patients reduce their high blood cholesterol levels, as well as lowering risk for developing heart disease and suffering future heart attacks. However, this diet isn't just for those dealing with health problems, because recent studies have also revealed that TLC happens to be one of the healthiest and best overall diets for anyone interested in a healthier lifestyle. U.S. News and World Report recently ranked TLC as the #2 best overall diet, as well as being one of the best diets for heart healthy eating (#2) and overall healthy eating (#2). The TLC Diet was created by the National Institutes of Health's National Cholesterol Education Program and is considered a medically-sound and well-researched diet. As opposed to gimmick diets that are often debunked, this diet will be around for the long term. However, unlike other diets that offer a step-by-step plan, TLC requires effort and attention on the part of the follower for long-term success. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the TLC Diet offers readers a structured program not only for eating and cooking for TLC success, but it offers guidance for healthy lifestyle changes that will provide a non-gimmick, medically-proven plan for anyone interested in healthy, life-changing results. Readers will learn the often confusing differences between "good" and "bad" cholesterol, how to cook and eat right to get the desired results, and how to change their lives for the better with this sound, healthy program.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Understanding the TLC Diet.
2: What Is the TLC Diet?.
3: TLC Nutrition in a Nutshell.
4: All About Cholesterol.
5: In the Know About Fats.
6: Be Careful with Carbs.
7: Watch the Salt.
8: Everyday Diet Decisions.
9: Start at Home.
10: Smart Shopping.
11: Picking the Best Proteins.
12: Lifestyle Secrets to Success.
13: Menus for Losing Weight.
14: Savvy Substitutions.
15: Maintaining Success Away from Home.
16: Learning a New Lifestyle.
17: What to Do If It's Not Working.
18: Cooking the TLC Way.
19: Breaking Fast.
20: Beans and Grains.
21: Flavor Boosters.
22: Soups, Pizzas, and Salads.
23: Fast and Easy.
24: Vegetarian/Vegan.
25: Delicious Desserts.
About the Author.