Book Nook: Belly busting high-protein diet

THE SIX-WEEK CURE FOR THE MIDDLE-AGED MIDDLE: The THE SIX-WEEK CURE FOR THE MIDDLE-AGED MIDDLE: The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast!, by Michael R. Eades, M.D. & Mary Dan Eades, M.D. Three Rivers Press, 310 pp., $15. Photo Credit: Handout

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THE SIX-WEEK CURE FOR THE MIDDLE-AGED MIDDLE:The Simple Plan to Flatten Your Belly Fast!, by Michael R. Eades, M.D., and Mary Dan Eades, M.D. Three Rivers Press, 310 pp., $15.

More than a decade after publishing their 1997 bestseller, "Protein Power," the Eades -- physicians, TV experts and prolific authors -- found themselves getting pudgy around the waist with dreaded, dangerous belly fat. (Michael even had to wear a men's girdle for TV.)

Time to revisit what had worked before -- a low-carb, high-protein diet.

Like an increasing number of experts, the Eades decry conventional wisdom that eating less and exercising more is key to weight loss -- our metabolic systems slow down, sensing starvation. And they offer evidence that eating fat -- even maligned saturated fat -- doesn't make you fat.

THE SCOOPUnlike other low-carb diets, the Eades' calls for protein shakes with one meal at first. Later, you'll add more real food.

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THE BOTTOM LINE If you just can't do without pizza and doughnuts, this isn't your plan.

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