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You may find the following books by the Drs. Eades helpful on your journey to a healthier and fitter lifestyle.  All provide sound lower carbohydrate nutritional advice that would work well with the Metabosol eating guidelines.  All are available through Amazon.com, other online retailers, and fine bookstores everywhere. 

PROTEIN POWER – Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eadesprotein-power-hardcover-website.jpg

Published: 1996 (Bantam Books)

Offers: The Eades’ original book; 63 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. A scientific and historic perspective of the higher- protein/carbohydrate-restricted dietary regime used by the Drs. Eades in their clinics for 20 years to treat overweight and weight-related health issues in their patients. Each chapter is recapped in a brief ‘Bottom Line’ synopsis for quick reference and easy comprehension.

Diet protocol: Guidelines for a 3-phase approach to a low-carb diet, with Phase I/Intervention, Phase II/Transition, and Phase III/Maintenance levels.

Carb Counter: Yes. An alphabetical listing of the effective carbohydrate content of most common foods at 5 gram, 10 gram, and 15 gram portion sizes.

Recipes: Yes. There are 85 original and delicious low-carb recipes.

Defined Mealplans: No, but general meal plan guidelines and recommended protein and carbohydrate amounts per meal given.


protein-power-lifeplan-website.jpgPROTEIN POWER LIFEPLAN – Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Published: 2000 (Warner Books)

Offers: Scientific and paleo perspective on the hunter-gatherer roots of the diet humans were molded by natural selection to eat. Also includes information about vitamins and minerals, exercise, sunlight, and brain health, all as seen through the Paleolithic lens.

Diet Protocol: Based on three levels of restriction in carbs (Intervention – losing weight and tackling health issues; Transition; and Maintenance – living on a sound low carb diet for the long haul. And three levels of commitment to making the recommended beneficial dietary changes: Hedonist, a low carb diet with minimal restrictions otherwise; Dilettante, a low carb diet that eschews certain modern foods, such as HFCS, transfats, vegetable oils, certain grains; Purist, an approximation of the true paleo diet with absence of alcohol, sugar, sweeteners, diary, and grains.

Recipes: Only a few

Defined Mealplans: No, but an easy to follow Mix and Match (Protein and Carb) Meal guidelines given to create dozens of meals for all levels and many carbohydrate bundle choices.


30-day-low-carb-diet.jpg30-DAY LOW CARB DIET SOLUTION – Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Published: 2003 (John Wiley and Sons)

Offers: A book to tell you exactly what to eat and nothing else. Very little science (just the barest necessary smidgen of explanation).

Diet Protocol: Three levels of restriction – Intervention, Transition, and Maintenance

Recipes: Yes dozens of delicious low carb recipes

Defined Mealplans: Yes. Specific recommended menus for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a snack for 30 days.


6-week-cure-for-the-middle-aged-middle-website.jpg6-WEEK CURE FOR THE MIDDLE AGED MIDDLE – Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Published: 2010 (Crown Publishing)

Interesting scientific and historical perspective on dieting, geared for the lay reader. Explanations about the two types of body fat—inner tube and outer tube—and why eliminating inner tube fat is critical to middle aged weight loss and how to do it.

Diet Protocol: Three two-week segments of reduced calorie, reduced carbohydrate eating, beginning with a 3-shakes and 1-meal-a-day plan and flowing through to a full food transition to maintenance.

Recipes: Yes, for all dishes in the meal plans

Defined Mealplans: Yes, defined for breakfast, lunch, and dinner for 6 weeks.

slow-burn-fitness-revolution-website.jpgTHE SLOW BURN FITNESS REVOLUTION - Drs. Michael and MaryDan Eades and Fred Hahn

Published: 2002 (Broadway Books)

Offers:  Easy to understand explanations of the science behind slow-speed resistance weight training and its benefits to health, fitness, and strength.  Also includes easy to follow, step by step exercises to improve fitness at home.

Diet Protocol: Not really a diet book, but recommends a lower carb, lower sugar lifestyle.

Recipes: No

Defined mealplans: No

staying-power-website.jpgSTAYING POWER: MAINTAINING YOUR LOW CARB WEIGHT LOSS FOR GOOD  -  Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Published: 2005 (John Wiley & Sons)

Offers:  Guidelines to transition from diet to maintenance following a lower carbohydrate way of eating.  Includes motivational information and guidelines for how to recover from a fall off the dietary wagon and how to set maintenance limits to help prevent regain of weight. Also includes a year-long lifeplanner journal to record meals, exercise, supplements, water intake, and health/laboratory test milestones.

Dietary Protocol:  Transition from a low carbohydrate weight loss plan to a diet slightly richer in healthful carbohydrate sources for maintenance.

Carbohydrate Counter: Not as such, but contains lists of portion sizes for a wide variety of fruits and vegetables and grains broken into 'small', 'medium', and 'large' servings.

Recipes: No

Defined Mealplans: Mealplan guidelines

protein-power-lifeplan-gram-counter-website.jpgTHE PROTEIN POWER LIFEPLAN GRAM COUNTER - Drs. Michael and Mary Dan Eades

Published: 2000 (Warner Books)

Offers:  Organized alphabetically by food category for easy reference, this resource contains more than 6,500 food entries and gram counts for protein, carbohydrates, omega fatty acids, fat, and fiber. It also lists the richest sources of carbohydrates, magnesium, and antioxidents, and presents a formula for finding the Essential Carbohydrate Count--the key to "Protein Power."