Is a great diet book if you want to go on a low carbohydrate high fat diet that is not as restrictive as Atkins. It allows more low glycemic carbohydrates as you progress in the diet. (nutritional ketosis does not seem to play a role?) It believes this will reprogram your fat cells. Of course it doesn't reduce the number of your fat cells. Sadly, Ludwig has no discussion of the other tools in the toolbox: diet medications and bariatric surgery.
The Change Your Biology Diet
by Louis J Aronne MD
Is also a great diet book if you want to go on a low carbohydrate high fat diet that is not as restrictive as Atkins. (nutritional ketosis does not seem to play a role?) It also seems Dr Aronne thinks he will out think Leptin with high intensity exercise in the reduced obese. There is a real difference from Dr. Ludwig in this passage on pages 249-250:
Dr Aronne also goes into a detailed discussion about the surgical solution for severe obesity in chapter 12.
The Sponge Theory
I however have a very different approach based on the number of fat cells that never go away even after liposuction. They eventually come back.
I learned from both Dr Ludwig and Dr Aronne but I have
that diet and exercise ultimately fail the reduced obese to maintain weight loss.
I learned this very early from Gina Kolata's book Re-Thinking Thin and this 1 minute 40 second video.
This idea of the reduced obese regaining weight despite more exercise and strict diet was validated recently in
NYT article by Gina Kolata- The Biggest Loser
Thus I must offer my Bon Vivant diet.
You can't fix the shrunken fat cells with diet or exercise.
It's all about the new drugs.
4 simple points
How to treat adaptive thermogenesis in the reduced obese.