New Book Reveals Hormones are Missing Piece to Weight Loss Puzzle

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Most diets fail because they leave people hungry and don’t recognize how body chemistry, inflammation, and hormones (insulin, cortisol, and leptin) influence fat metabolism. Nicolette Dumke’s new book provides the missing pieces to the diet puzzle.

Most people who want to lose weight have tried counting calories, eating special foods, and exercising, yet they rarely achieve desired or lasting results. The reason is simple: diet plans have failed to include all the pieces of the puzzle necessary for weight loss—until now. Discover the missing puzzle pieces to weight loss with Nicolette M. Dumke’s new book “Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss: Control Your Body Chemistry, Reduce Inflammation and Improve Your Health” (ISBN 9781887624190, Allergy Adapt 2011).

Don’t think, “Not another diet book!” Don’t let the title “Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss” lead to thoughts that the book is only for those with food allergies or gluten intolerance. Author Nicolette Dumke has not written just “another diet book.” What sets this book apart can be found in its subtitle, “Control Your Body Chemistry, Reduce Inflammation and Improve Your Health.” Dumke knows why most diets don’t work—because people fail to take into consideration the role of hormones—the missing puzzle pieces to weight loss—in understanding how the body processes food and metabolizes fat. And calorie counting diets only lead to hunger and binge-eating later or even to loss of muscle mass which results in a persistent low metabolic rate.

Hunger is the number one reason why most low-fat, low-calorie diets fail to produce lasting results. Understanding hunger and its cause is key to weight loss. Hunger is a signal of high insulin levels, which inhibit fat burning. Dumke’s book offers a nutrition plan designed to prevent hunger based upon understanding how insulin, cortisol, the master weight control hormone, leptin, and other hormones are the missing pieces to the dieting puzzle. Whether people have food allergies or just excessive body fat, both cause inflammation that inhibits leptin’s role. When leptin functions normally, the body self-regulates body fat to maintain a healthy weight. In “Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss,” Dumke teaches readers how to return leptin to normal functioning.

Dumke’s approach to dieting is practical. Beyond offering fascinating scientific details about the body’s chemistry, Dumke takes into account human nature and common sense. She reminds readers that no two bodies function the same, so everyone needs to do what works best for his or her body’s chemistry by listening to the body’s reactions rather than blindly following any specific diet. She also offers tips and tricks for when people have the urge to splurge on unhealthy food and even encourages occasional controlled splurges.

Readers will especially appreciate that Dumke helps them to put her ideas into practice through her numerous recipes—some new and surprising, others being preparation and ingredient twists on standard meals. Each recipe includes nutritional information about carbohydrate and protein units and fat content to plan for well-balanced meals. Although the recipes were developed for those on food allergy or gluten-free diets, they will be enjoyed by all. Because she encourages readers to seek a dieting companion, a chapter of “regular” bread and treat recipes is also included.

Already Dumke is receiving enthusiastic responses. Reader Views states, “Ms. Dumke’s approach to healthier nutrition is simple, feasible and appetizing….a very helpful and inspirational book for anybody who is willing to make some relatively easy changes to attain greater health and balance” and one Amazon reviewer stated, “Nicolette Dumke has done it again…a wonderful service to those of us with multiple allergies!” Whether eating around food allergies and gluten intolerance to lose weight or losing weight without a special diet is the goal, “Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss” can help frustrated dieters finish the puzzle of healthy eating.

About the Author
Nicolette Dumke has been cooking for various special diets for herself, family members, and friends for over thirty years. She lives in Louisville, Colorado with her husband, Mark. They have two adult sons, Joel and John. Dumke holds BS degrees in microbiology and medical technology and is the author of numerous books on food allergies, gluten-free cooking, and special diets. She is an avid cook of all types of foods, including normal meals! “Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss” is her newest book.

“Food Allergy and Gluten-Free Weight Loss: Control Your Body Chemistry, Reduce Inflammation and Improve Your Health” (ISBN 9781887624190, Allergy Adapt 2011) can be purchased through health food stores and local and online bookstores. For more information, visit Publicity contact: Review copies available upon request.


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