Sat, Jan-29-22, 09:35
New British cookbook: You won’t believe they’re low-carb recipes!
An extract from today's Times. The full article also contains some great recipes from the book.
You won’t believe they’re low-carb recipes!
Hold the starch: delicious protein-rich meals from Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi
There’s no shortage of eating plans designed to help you lose weight, from intermittent fasting to calorie counting to low-fat diets, but many doctors now believe that the key to long-term healthy weight loss lies in controlling one’s intake of carbohydrate. Most obviously that means cutting out sugar, but also many of the starchy foods that form a staple of our diets such as potatoes and pasta.
That was bad news for the chef Giancarlo Caldesi, who despite eating what he considered a healthy diet of unprocessed home-cooked food, was devastated when given a diagnosis of type 2 diabetes and told he should embrace a low-carb lifestyle. With the help of his English wife, Katie, he gave up bread, pasta and rice – no mean feat for an Italian – and has since lost 4st and been in remission for the past eight years. Now the couple, who run Caldesi in Campagna restaurant near Bray in Berkshire, have written The Low Carb Weight-Loss Cookbook, full of the recipes that helped him achieve it.
Dr David Unwin, who wrote the foreword, trialled a low-carb diet among patients at his GP practice nearly ten years ago and has found it produced significant improvements in blood pressure, liver function and heart health. Average weight loss has been 1st 10lb and he says more than 100 of his patients have had similar success to Giancarlo in reversing late-onset diabetes.
The key is to eat healthy protein and fats such as meat, fish, eggs, dairy and nuts, plus “a rainbow” of vegetables and berries, but to restrict carbs to 130g (about half the average western intake). So it’s goodbye to breakfast cereals, bread, rice and cakes, and hello to cauliflower mash.
The Low-Carb Weight Loss Cookbook: Katie & Giancarlo Caldesi
'The perfect cookbook for achieving and maintaining a healthy weight'
- Gary Taubes
'The cookbook every diabetic needs.'
- Dr Aseem Malhotra on The 30 Minute Diabetes Cookbook
'An inspiring recipe book'
- Daily Mail on The Diabetes Weight-Loss Cookbook
Let bestselling authors Katie and Giancarlo Caldesi show you how to prepare delicious low-carb meals that change the habits of a lifetime. Their CarbScale spans everything from strict keto for anyone needing to lose a lot of weight fast, to a moderate low-carb guide for those who want to eat well and keep their metabolic health in check, so there's an option for you, whatever your health goals. Unveil a healthier new you and discover how to live well for life.