Some of my fondest childhood memories are of going out for ice cream on a summer night, or driving with my family to Sherm’s Cookie Kitchen. Sherm was an old man who baked delicious cookies and breads and also kept us kids enthralled with his mesmerizing stories. The sweetness of summer, the cookies, and the stories all created a strong link in my mind and body. But there was a dark side to all of this sweetness. In the 8th grade, I was one of the heaviest in my class. That’s why I went on my first diet. Yet it only seemed to lead to another diet and then another, each more difficult than the last. Whether it was macrobiotic vegan, Atkins, or low carb, I’ve been there. Lurking in the background all those years was always a craving for sugar. I have struggled most of my life to maintain a healthy weight—a struggle that picked up speed at midlife. Finally I discovered the work of Jorge Cruise, and learned about hidden sugars in foods. I knew about the glycemic index and that too much refined and added sugar wreak havoc on the immune system, but I had never thought about the total sugar content of my daily diet as an absolute. When you start reading labels and see how much sugar is in common foods, you’ll be as shocked as I was. The medical literature is finally catching up with the fact that fat is not the problem we’ve been led to believe it is. It’s sugar. Sugar gets turned into fat in the body very, very quickly. I’ve sat with thousands of women who have experienced exactly the same lifelong struggle with their weight as I have. As someone who has been on the leading edge of women’s health for 30 years, I can assure you that the answer to the weight dilemma—and many of the health conditions that go along with it, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer—lies in decreasing the amount of sugar in your diet from all sources and adding back healthy fats and protein. I’m eternally grateful to Jorge Cruise for creating a simple lifestyle plan that shows you exactly how to remove excess sugar from your diet, while returning healthy, satisfying fats to their proper place. The Belly Fat Cure works. After all these years, my weight is finally stable, and sugar no longer calls to me from every bakery window I pass. I want the same for you. This book will show you how.
— Christiane Northrup, M.D.
Christiane Northrup, M.D., a board-certified ob-gyn, is the New York Times best-selling author of Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom; The Wisdom of Menopause; and The Secret Pleasures of Menopause. Through her exclusive Women’s Wisdom Circle, Dr. Northrup shares cutting-edge medical and lifestyle advice. For more information, go to: www.DrNorthrup.com.
Taken from The Belly Fat Cure™ Fast Track: Discover the Ultimate Carb Swap™ and Drop upto 14lbs the first 14 days, by Jorge Cruise. Reprinted with permission. Hay House September 13, 2011.
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