Play Your Carbs Right!: With the Brennans Paperback – Sep 2001
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1. All the desserts use Sweet and Low, not Splenda. A dessert made with Sweet and Low is more like a punishment than a treat -- sorry, Brennans.
2. A good editor could have made the book so much better by eliminating phrases like "bake until soft" by replacing it with "bake for ____ minutes." There are lots of little sloppy lapses like this throughout the book. There are also recipes where ingredients will be mentioned in the steps of the recipe that aren't listed in the ingredient list -- so you have no idea how much to use or even if it's a typo.
3. The Brennans are not health professionals and should really spare the diet advice and just give us more recipes. Anybody cooking with this book has undoubtedly done his or her homework on the low carb lifestyle and doesn't need a couple of gourmands instructing them on how to eat to be healthy.
I wish the Brennans would put out a second edition of this book and fix the errors in it. It has the potential to be a superb book! I do recommend it now -- heartily -- but think it could be so much better than it is.
Recent studies have shown that many Americans have "dieted" themselves into obesity and poor health. By eating low fat we have filled our food with chemicals and sugar that create havoc in our bodies. By counting calories we have slowed our metabolism and can't maintain any weight loss.
The key according to the Brennan's is the amount of carbohydrates you consume. A diet rich in protein with moderate amounts of carbs added will trigger satisfaction and help curb temptation.
Eating a lower carb diet is not new. There are a number of books on the market that espouse the low carb lifestyle. However, many of them are so scientific they are hard to understand. Others lay out plans that have you severely restrict carbs from your diet. Strict low carb diets are hard to stay with over the long haul.
That's where the Brennan's book differs. Their book, "Play Your Carbs Right" offers a kind, gentle, low carb eating plan that you can commit to for life!
I first learned about the Brennan's when I came across the books "Sugar Bust For Life! with the Brennans" and "Sugar Bust for Life! with the Brennans Part II" at a book store. I love the books!
They are chocka'block with great recipes, wine lists, tips and more on following a low sugar, healthy diet. So when I learned they had recently released another book, "Play Your Carbs Right", I decided to pick up a copy.
As I read through the book something "clicked" for me. Over the past years I have read a number of different diet books that teach the low carb lifestyle.Read more ›
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This is the BEST DIET EVER! It is better than Atkins and the "new" South Beach Diet. Play Your Carbs Right!...With The Brennans is so easy to follow. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2003
My wife and I are avid fans of the Brennans' other diet cookbooks, Sugar Bust For Life! Parts I. and II. Read morePublished on Jan. 26 2003