Not a week goes by that I don’t get a handful of emails through the website from readers who had bought and used the original Protein Power Plan kit that was marketed on tv between 1997 and about 2000 to 2001. I just received two more today. Invariably, the person writing to us had used the plan and had since lost–almost always–either the Phase I booklet or the Cookbook. Stands to reason, since for most folks these two would have been the ones most used and therefore most likely to disappear with moving or spring cleaning or whatever. Because the question has come up so often, I figured it might behoove me to answer the question here for all, so that I don’t have to keep answering it over and over for each person.

As every long time reader of this blog knows, when we were finally able to get the Protein Power website up and running again back last spring, one of our first official acts was to offer our entire remaining inventory of the original Protein Power Plan kits that sold on tv and a newer version of it called the Protein Power Pyramid kit (of which we only had a few left) together at a very deep discount in preparation to move our warehouse at the end of May.

Anyone interested in replacement Protein Power Plan kit materials, please read the following important announcement:

We shipped out all of the remaining old inventory of old and revised kits before the warehouse move; there are no more kits or any components of old kits left.

(However, all is not lost. Keep on reading to find out where you can get the information that was in them.)

If you had that original kit and have lost one or more of your phase booklets or your cookbook, take heart! Once the tv promotional campaign ended (and with it our association with the company who had marketed the kits on tv) we wove most of the booklet information into two books, published by John Wiley and Sons in 2003 and 2005. Phase I mealplans and virtually all the recipes are in The 30 Day Low Carb Diet Solution and the transition and maintenance information (plus a whole lot more) is in our book Staying Power: Maintaining Your Low Carb Weight Loss for Good. Both books are available through booksellers nationwide and through online book retailers, such as You can go directly to their descriptive pages on the Amazon website, if you’d like to learn a little more about them; simply go back to our website homepage, scroll down to the bottom, and click on the photo thumbnail of the book you’re interested in. The books displayed there rotate (since we’ve written a few) so if you don’t see the one you’re looking for, refresh the page a time or two and it should ultimately pop up. If it doesn’t, just click on any book there and it will instantly whisk you to amazon, where you can hop around a bit and find it.

Unfortunately those of you who have written requesting replacements of the audio tapes from the old kits are out of luck. We do have the masters (or at least we were told they were in the pile of information ultimately returned to us after the tv campaign ended) and perhaps at some future time, we’ll redub those onto tape or CD. If we do, you’ll hear about it right here.


  1. Hello, Dr. Mary Dan.

    I’m interested in learning if you’re planning to sell the Cookworx DVD (with all the episodes) in the near future. Unfortunately, it was not broadcast in my area (or I missed it). I have the book, but would dearly love to get the DVD.

    COMMENT from MD EADES: Thanks for asking. About half the episodes (not all) are available in VHS, but not DVD yet, on the website. The producers haven’t dubbed them onto DVD yet, but plan to at some point. The show just got picked up by network PBS (which will give it a broader viewership than as it has been, as an uplink that affiliate PBS stations can either take or leave.) The show has also been picked up for inclusion in all formats (standard definition, high definition, and digital formats) on the new Create Network (a sort of public television for cable) that the federal government has mandated that all cable providers make available to their customers, beginning, I think, about February 2007. So maybe, it will be on a tv screen near you at some point.

  2. Hope tape or CD will avalable soon…

    COMMENT from MD EADES: We have no plans currently to reproduce the tapes as tapes or as CDs.

  3. Hello Dr. Mary Dan,
    I have just moved and lost my cookbook from my kit that I bought a long time ago. I love the Strawberry Fruit Smoothie and wondered were to find the recipe or is it in another cookbook of yours….. Please help.. My kids really like it too.

    COMMENT from MD EADES: All the Phase I and II information and the recipes that were in the old PP Plan kits sold on television were republished a few years after the promotion ended in a book called The 30-Day Low Carb Diet Solution. You can get it in paperback through Amazon and even access the Amazon link for it directly by simply clicking on the photo of the book in the lower right corner of our website’s homepage. Once there, you can take a look to see if it’s something you want. Your Smoothie is there! However, for the sake of expedience here are the ingredients: 1/2 cup frozen strawberries, 2 tablespoons sour cream, 1 cup unsweetened soy milk, protein powder (strawberry works well if you’re having strawberry), 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 1 packet Splenda, zest of 1 lime, dash of salt, and 3/4 cup water. The original recipe for this drink, which was for a Mango Smoothie, was developed by a reader of ours who was vegetarian and used a lot of soy in her diet. We’re not too wild about processed soy, ourselves, from a health standpoint, but that’s what this recipe is based on. You could just as easily use the new Sugar Free Almond Breeze faux milk in this recipe, too, if you don’t like soy. And, you could use 2 ounces of half and half plus 6 ounces of water in place of the cup of soy milk. Nowadays, we make our morning shakes as follows: 2 ounces half and half, protein powder, 4 ounces water, 1 cup ice cubes or 1 cup frozen berries. Faster, easier, and lower in carbs.

  4. i know you sad that there is no more materails left from the earlier power plans. But I too have moved and lost my copy of the 7 day meal plan, I have the tapes and books, but i can’t find the meal plan that could be taped to the inside of a kitchen cabnet door. Is there any way you have your own copy?

    COMMENT from MD EADES: Sorry. Wish I could help. We don’t have one either. Just get a copy of The 30 Day Cure and you’ll have 30 days of meal plans.

  5. Dear Dr.Eades,
    I’m expecting your blogging of some more nutritional advice 🙂
    Why did you stopped for past months, I’m keep expecting more from you!

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