A revolutionary diet to help you lose weight and control disease-causing inflammation
The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan will help you achieve your ideal weight--without fad dieting--while also reducing pain and allergies, slowing the aging process, and dramatically reducing your risk for dozens of medical problems. This flexible, easy-to-follow program is the ideal nutritional solution for every member of the family.
At the heart of the program is the revolutionary IF Rating system that, for the first time, tells you the inflammatory or anti-inflammatory effects of all of the foods you eat. The IF Rating integrates more than twenty different nutritional factors, including essential fatty acids, glycemic index, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatory compounds into a single rating which guides your food choices for the day.
You no longer have to worry about choosing the right types of carbs or fats, or even counting calories--the IF Rating combines all those factors into a simple, holistic system for healthy eating! And unlike other programs that focus only on carbohydrates or fats, the IF Rating system also shows you which proteins are healthy and which provoke inflammation.
It all adds up to a uniquely healthful, easy to follow diet plan that fights illness and promotes weight loss! The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan gives you:
- IF Ratings for more than 1,500 common foods, listed both alphabetically and by categories, such as "Breakfast Cereals" and "Meats"
- Self-assessments for measuring your level of systemic inflammation
- A choice of three customizable eating plans: Preventative/Maintenance, Therapeutic, and Accelerated Weight-Loss
- Three weeks worth of daily meal plans and dozens of delicious anti-inflammatory recipes
With The Inflammation-Free Diet Plan, you'll learn how to stop the silent enemy in its tracks and get started on the road to a longer, healthier, more vibrant life--today.
Monica Reinagel, M.S., is the author of several health books, including the 2006 best-seller The Inflammation Free Diet Plan, and creator of the IF Rating system for estimating the inflammatory effects of foods. She is Chief Nutritionist for NutritionData.com, the internet's leading nutrition site, where she writes a daily blog on health and nutrition and a bi-weekly e-letter. Monica also contributes to features for Epicurious.com, the award-winning food and recipe website. Monica holds a Master's Degree in Human Nutrition and received her professional culinary training from L'Academie de Cuisine in Washington, D.C. She is a member of the American College of Nutrition and the International Association of Culinary Professionals.
Introduction: Do you really need this book?Chapter 1 :The silent enemy: determining your riskWhy excessive inflammation is so common Who is at riskWhat you can do to fight inflammationChapter 2: How the foods you eat affect inflammationHow the IF Ratings are calculatedWhat the ratings revealFrequently asked questionsChapter 3: Reducing the inflammation in your bodyInflammation self assessmentCustomizing your Inflammation Free DietPlanning your meals Evaluating and revising recipesMeal plans for the Inflammation Free DietRecipes for the Inflammation Free DietChapter 4: The IF Rating TablesHow to use the tablesIF Ratings A to ZIF Ratings by categorySelected referencesIndex