Dr. Jeff Volek is a Professor at The Ohio State University, USA where he teaches and leads a research team that explores the physiological impact of various dietary and exercise regimens and nutritional supplements.

Dr. Volek has published over 250 scientific manuscripts and is the co-author of 'The New Atkins for a New You', 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' and 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance'.

Dr. Volek’s most significant line of work has been a series of studies performed over the last 15 years. These have been aimed at better understanding what constitutes a well formulated low carbohydrate diet and its’ impact on obesity, body composition, adaptations to training and overall metabolic health.

Carbohydrate restricted diets are commonly practiced but seldom taught. As a result, doctors, dietitians, nutritionists, and nurses may have strong opinions about low carbohydrate dieting, but in many if not most cases, these views are not grounded in science. Now, whether you are a curious healthcare professional or just a connoisseur of diet information, two New York Times best selling authors provide you with the definitive resource for low carbohydrate living. Doctors Volek and Phinney share over 50 years of clinical experience using low carbohydrate diets, and together they have published more than 200 research papers and chapters on the topic. Particularly in the last decade, much has been learned about the risks associated with insulin resistance (including but not limited to metabolic syndrome, hypertension, and type-2 diabetes), and how this condition is far better controlled by carbohydrate restriction than with drugs. In this book, you will learn why:

•Carbohydrate restriction is the proverbial ‘silver bullet’ for managing insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome and type-2 diabetes

•Restricting carbohydrate improves blood glucose and lipids while reducing inflammation, all without drugs

•Dietary saturated fat is not a demon when you are low carb adapted

•Dietary sugars and refined starches are not needed to feed your brain or fuel exercise

•Long-term success involves much more than simply cutting out carbs

•Electrolyte and mineral management are key to avoiding side effects and ensuring success

•Trading up from sugars and starches to a cornucopia of nutrient-rich, satisfying, and healthy foods is empowering

•Studying hunter-gathers’ diets provides clues to how best formulate a low carbohydrate diet. This is a great book for health-minded individuals. It is an excellent book for healthcare professionals. Best of all, it is the perfect gift for health-minded individuals to share with their doctors, dietitians, and nutritionists

PLEASE NOTE: This is a summary, analysis and review of the book and not the original book.

In their book, "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living: An Expert Guide to Making the Life-Saving Benefits of Carbohydrate Restriction Sustainable and Enjoyable," Jeff S. Volek and Stephen D. Phinney make a convincing argument that the human body does not NEED carbohydrates to survive and provide the science behind their claims.

This SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis offers supplementary material to "The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living" to help you distill the key takeaways, review the book's content, and further understand the writing style and overall themes from an editorial perspective. Whether you'd like to deepen your understanding, refresh your memory, or simply decide whether or not this book is for you, SUMOREADS Summary & Analysis is here to help. Absorb everything you need to know in under 20 minutes!

The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Performance

by Dr. Stephen Phinney & Dr. Jeff Volek

A Revolutionary Program to Extend Your Physical and Mental Performance Envelope. Our recent book 'The Art and Science of Low Carbohydrate Living' was written for health care professionals, championing the benefits of carbohydrate restriction to manage insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, and type-2 diabetes. In response, our athlete friends asked "What about us?" This companion book is our answer, and it could be titled: 'The Art and Science of Avoiding the BONK'. But actually, it is much much more than that. The keto-adapted athlete benefits from superior fuel flow not only when nearing glycogen depletion, but also during training, recovery, and in response to resistance exercise as well.

"On a well designed ketogenic diet as recommended by Jeff and Steve, I consume up to 4200 Calories per day while maintaining 6-7% body fat. This transformation has increased my power to mass ratio and allows a high level of performance in a range of activities. Equally if not more important is the efficiency with which I operate in every facet of my life. My energy level in the keto-adapted state is constant and never undulates." - Tony Ricci, MS, CSCS, LDN, CISSN, CNS. High Performance Coach/Sports Nutritionist

New Atkins for a New You: The Ultimate Diet for Shedding Weight and Feeling Great

by Dr. Stephen Phinney, Dr. Jeff Volek & Dr. Eric Westman

Think you know the Atkins Diet? Think Again. The New Atkins is...


Learn how to eat the wholesome foods that will turn your body into an amazing fat-burning machine.


The updated and simplified program was created with you and your goals in mind.


Atkins is about eating delicious and healthy food -- a variety of protein, leafy greens and other vegetables, nuts, fruits, and whole grains.


Perfect for busy lifestyles: you can stick with Atkins at work, at home, on vacation, when you're eating out -- wherever you are.

Backed by Science:

More than 50 studies support the low-carb science behind Atkins.

But Atkins is more than just a diet. This healthy lifestyle focuses on maintenance from Day 1, ensuring that you'll not only take the weight off -- you'll keep it off for good. Featuring inspiring success stories, all-new recipes, and 24 weeks' worth of meal plans, The New Atkins for a New You offers the proven low-carb plan that has worked for millions, now totally updated and even easier than ever.

Mis au point dans les années 1970 par le cardiologue Robert Atkins, ce régime est le plus célèbre de la planète. Il aurait été suivi par plus de 60 millions d’Américains. Basé sur une forte réduction des glucides, ce régime est particulièrement efficace, mais souffrait jusqu’ici d’une mauvaise réputation chez les médecins qui lui reprochaient d’être trop restrictif, donc difficile à suivre sur le long terme; déséquilibré (œufs, bacon, beurre, viande rouge, trop de graisses, pas assez de fruits et légumes); de s’accompagner d’effets secondaires gênants (au début fatigue, migraines). Tout change avec le nouveau régime Atkins. La méthode Atkins a évolué pour mieux refléter les connaissances en nutrition. Du coup, le nouveau régime Atkins est conseillé par les plus grands chercheurs en nutrition comme ceux de Harvard.Le nouveau régime Atkins est (avec le régime IG) le seul dont l’efficacité à long terme est soutenue par des études scientifiques. Souple et équilibré, avec davantage de légumes et d’aliments complets, il permet de personnaliser son alimentation en fonction de ses goûts et peut même être suivi par des végétariens.  Le nouveau régime Atkins est sûr et n’a plus les inconvénients du passé.Voir le dossier de presse sur ce titre.

End Carb Confusion (New Atkins For a New You - Chinese Edition)

by Dr. Stephen Phinney, Dr. Jeff Volek & Dr. Eric Westman

This book follows the basic principles of dialectical diet in traditional Chinese medicine, and introduces more than 290 kinds of health-preserving medicinal diets in detail. The book is divided into six parts. Firstly, an overview of the 10 common medicinal herbs and herbal diets will be described, and the selection of ingredients, medicinal materials, and preparation methods in the medicinal diet will be explained in detail. The second part selects 9 kinds of constitutions that are common to Chinese people, and selects the medicinal diet for nourishing the constitution in a targeted manner. The third part focuses on the selection and compatibility of medicinal materials, as well as the dietary taboos of medicinal diet, so that health can be born from within. The fourth part and the fifth part respectively start from two aspects of the four seasons and the five viscera, and introduce a variety of medicinal diets related to syndrome differentiation. The sixth part focuses on explaining the symptomatic medicinal diet for various diseases, and explains it according to the common diseases in daily life.

The Men's Health TNT Diet is a revolutionary program for burning fat and building muscle. Utilizing Targeted Nutrition Tactics (TNT), the authors move beyond "good carbs" and "bad carbs" to focus instead on "well-timed carbs" that will allow readers to eat the foods they want as long as they are eating them at the right time.

By controlling the levels of glycogen (carbs stored in our muscles) through this unique diet, and learning to exercise in the carb-burning zone (the secret to making workouts shorter and more effective) anyone can shed fat and build muscle—and it takes only 90 minutes of exercise a week.

With almost two decades of research, low carb diets have become immensely popular and beneficial to a wide variety of individuals. They have positively transformed the health of millions by helping treat numerous different ailments including obesity and facilitating weight loss, the management of insulin, the treatment of diabetes, and other chronic diseases.

Year after year, the science continues to support low carb diets, with studies now being done to show the benefits on athletes and sports performance. What was once considered a fad diet is now a transformative disease-fighting and performance-enhancing tool

Get insights from top low carb expert Dr. Jeff Volek to clear up misconceptions and get tips to improve your energy on a low carb diet!