Category Archives: Shameless Self-Promotion

Google Trends: Ketogenic Diet and Mediterranean Diet are #1 and #5 in U.S.

See.

Why not combine the two? Hey, somebody did that in 2010!

Probably under $20 at Amazon.com

Today’s Best-Selling Diet Books at Amazon

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As of 0130 hrs August 2, these are the top five diet and/or weight-loss books at Amazon.com. (If you’re not in the U.S., your country may have its own separate URL.) In order of top sellers first:

  • The Complete Ketogenic Diet for Beginners (#5 on best-seller list)
  • Instant Loss Cookbook (#8)
  • The Ketogenic Diet (#40)
  • The Plant Paradoz Cookbook (#42)
  • The Easy 5-Ingredient Ketogenic Diet Cookbook (#50-something)

I was fully aware ketogenic diets are popular now, but I didn’t realize just how popular! Both of my books on this page feature a doctor-designed ketogenic diet based on the healthy traditional Mediterranean diet.

Sadly, none of my books are best-sellers. I may have to start begging for donations from my blog readers. Poor, poor, pitiful me.

Steve Parker, M.D.

Steve Parker MD, Advanced Mediterranean Diet

Two diet books in one

Book Trailer for “The Advanced Mediterranean Diet (2nd Ed.)”

Here’s my first and only trailer for The Advanced Mediterranean Diet, (2nd Ed.).” Have a listen and try to identify the source of my accent.

You can thank my son Paul for my limiting it to 3.5 minutes.

Are You Ready to Scrap Your New Year’s Diet?

OK, you lost 4-5 lb the first week, then none after that. Or gained some back. You’re sorely tempted to go back to your old way of eating. You don’t like what you’re eating, or your cravings are increasing. You still want to lose 30 lb.

You need my Advanced Mediterranean Diet. Click image for details.

Steve Parker MD, Advanced Mediterranean Diet

Two diet books in one

Ketogenic Diets Poised for a Resurgence

 

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Men’s Fitness has an article praising ketogenic diets, with a focus on effects on athletic performance. Inexplicably, the piece doesn’t mention my Ketogenic Mediterranean Diet. The KMD is also presented as an option in The Advanced Mediterranean Diet (2nd ed.). A quote:

“Timothy Noakes, M.D., is an emeritus professor in the Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine at the University of Cape Town. While his name may not ring a bell here in the U.S., he’s a full-blown celebrity in his native South Africa and one of the most accomplished exercise physiologists on the planet. You can’t walk by a restaurant in Cape Town that doesn’t offer a “Noakes option”—say, an avocado stuffed with breakfast sausage and eggs, or a double cheeseburger with lettuce sans bun—and evidence of his teachings seems to be everywhere, mostly in the form of the nation’s best-known athletes, including ageless golfing legend Gary Player and eight-time Ironman World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser. In fact, Noakes’ celebrity these days is such that he’s even been pulled into South African presidential politics: To echo the country’s papers of record, “Is President Jacob Zuma’s and his wife’s dramatic weight loss a result of the Noakes Diet?” No one is sure about the president, but his wife, definitely: She’s lost 66 pounds following the Noakes plan.

Source: The Truth Behind the World’s Most Cutting-Edge Fat-Burning Performance Meal Plan: The Keto Diet

Steve Parker MD, Advanced Mediterranean Diet

Two diet books in one

QOTD: Calvin Coolidge on Persistence and Determination

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

Calvin Coolidge, 30th President of the United States

Steve Parker MD, Advanced Mediterranean Diet

Two diet books in one, and both require persistence and determination

Support This Blog Or I’ll Kill It!

You need a break. Enjoy.

I pay $3-12 to license many of the photos and diagrams here. I won’t steal someone else’s intellectual property.

Have you noticed how some blogs just fizzle out? No new posts for a year, then they’re gone?

One reason is that it costs money to maintain them. For instance, I pay WordPress $30/year to keep them from posting advertisements that would interfere with your reading pleasure. I also turn down many offers from advertisers who will pay me for access to my audience.

The biggest “cost” of the blog is my time that it takes to write posts.

I hope you find my writing worthwhile and interesting. You’ll find information here, at no cost, that should improve your health and longevity. What’s that worth?

If you’d like to support the blog, the best way is to buy one of my books, or recommend one to your friends or relatives. The second best way is to post a review of the book at Amazon.com. Even a brief one.

I’d be grateful for your support. Your continued readership is also encouraging to me.

Steve Parker, M.D.