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Life Without Bread: How a Low-Carbohydrate Diet Can Save Your Life by Christian B. Allan, PhD & Wolfgang Lutz, MD. Los Angeles: Keats Publishing, 2000.
Sugar Busters by H. Leighton Steward, Morrison C. Bethea, Sam S. Andrews, et al. New York: Ballantine Books, 2002.
The Insulin Resistance Diet: How to Turn Off Your Body's Fat-Making Machine by Cheryle R. Hart and Mary Kay Grossman. Chicago: McGraw-Hill, 2001.
The Zone by Barry Sears. New York: Harper Audio, 1998.
The Soy Zone by Barry Sears. New York: Regan Books, 2000.
Official Web site for the Atkins Diet
Zone Diet Web site
The American Dietetics Association Web site provides information on eating healthy
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