The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet Quick and Easy is the third book in the series. The plan has helped people to lose weight with a lower carbohydrate, higher protein and healthy fat eating plan.
The book contains over 100 low-carb recipes which are designed to be cooked in 20 minutes for less – perfect for working people. The book is divided into two sections: the science behind the program, and making it work in your kitchen. The second half of the book is devoted to recipes split into simple portable lunches, soups and salads, grab and cook dinners, superfast stir-fry dinners, on-pan dinner wonders and fuss-free entertaining.
The cookbook also contains answers to FAQs, two weekly meal plans with shopping lists, and lots of ideas for building variety into your meals.
There are handy illustrated diagrams to build meals for topping you toast with eggs, fruit breakfasts, and pita bread pizzas.
The recipes are illustrated, with serving sizes, preparation time, cooking time, difficulty level and how many carbs per serving (but no other nutritional amounts, including no calories).
It might take you a while to work out how many units of each food group you are allowed each day. I’d recommend using a calorie counting program to record what you eat because the aim is to keep it to around 50 grams per day of high-fibre, low GI carbs.
It’s a shame they are still recommending low-fat products and tofu.
The CSIRO Low-Carb Diet with a few tweaks could be a doable healthy plan for people looking to overhaul their diet.
Category: Lifestyle, sport and leisure / Health and wholefood cookery
Lifestyle, sport and leisure / Quick and easy cooking
Imprint: Macmillan Australia
The CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, has been dedicated to the practical application of knowledge and science for society and industry since 1928. Today the CSIRO ranks in the top one per cent of world scientific institutions in twelve out of twenty-two research fields. CSIRO Health and Biosecurity conducts research into human health, including disease prevention, diagnosis and innovative treatment.
Professor Grant Brinkworth is a principal research scientist in Clinical Nutrition and Exercise at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity. He has a PhD and expertise in diet, nutrition and exercise science.
Pennie Taylor is the senior research dietitian at CSIRO Health and Biosecurity.