Gut Busters

Gut Busters review

Gut Busters is a weight loss plan that is published within a popular book that became quite the trend for a period of time. The author behind the book is Joyce L. Vedral, PhD. Vedral is a bodybuilder from the United States who gained a following across the country.

She appears to have designed the book with adult males in mind. In particular, she has geared the book toward men who are struggling to lose belly fat and who want to be able to replace their gut with a tighter, toned set of ab muscles.

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Sadkhin Diet

Sadkhin Diet review

The Sadkhin Diet is a fad strategy that claims that it will help a dieter to be able to lose weight very quickly, but still safely. Instead of focusing on starving yourself, it uses acupressure to keep hunger to a minimum. In theory, this is supposed to help the dieter to be able to eat far less without having to feel as though they are starving. Furthermore, it also claims to help to cleanse the body while it synchronizes the operation of the organs.

Supposed Sadkhin Diet Benefits

The supposed benefits of choosing this program include:

  • Weight loss of 20-25 pounds achieve in just one month
  • No side effects
  • Countless benefits to your health
  • Natural weight loss without chemicals, diets, surgery or heavy exercising
  • Weight loss sustainability, with weight loss effects lasting for a minimum of 2 years

Additionally, the official site states the program is very affordable as “many insurance plans reimburse our clients.”

Based on these bold claims (that don’t have any clinical evidence to back them up) and the fact that the company behind his program likes to boast that the program has been featured on many TV networks, this immediately calls into question the validity of the claims made.

A Money Grab More Than a Practical Weight Loss Solution

The Sadkhin Diet, better known as the Sadkhin Complex weight loss program, is a combination of eating recommended healthy foods and acupressure, which is delivered via two Sadkhin Spheres that are positioned behind the ears (one behind each ear) by a Certified Sadkhin Practitioner. The website shows the ways in which a dieter will be required to change their typical eating habits so that they will be able to drop ten percent of their body weight within a tiny period of ten days.

This is a very expensive program. Although the initial consultation is free, the first month costs just under $400 and then about $240 for each additional month on the program. Moreover, there may be other additional costs for the company’s proprietary Multi-Vitamins, Soups, Herbs and Tea blend. On top of that, the spheres that deliver the acupressure must be adjusted every 10-12 days and this adjustment can be done only by a Certified Sadkhin Practitioner at a certified The SadkhinTherapy location.

Additionally, there is no evidence that this program is even effective for safe and long-term weight loss. Reviews by users on third party sites have been highly skeptical and it isn’t difficult to understand why. All that is used for this diet is acupressure and the exclusive consumption of  “healthy” foods that is nothing short of a starvation diet that includes primarily liquid-based foods, vegetables and fruits, resulting in a very low-calorie diet that is unbalanced and clearly lacking nutrients, which is made apparent as taking a multivitamin is encouraged.

While the diet, itself, isn’t tremendously challenging to follow in terms of knowing what the rules are, for the majority of people, it would be impossible (and also unhealthy) to be able to achieve the weight loss that is outlined in the program’s claims.

Even though the idea behind this fad may seem as though it is a good one, the reality is quite different. Moreover, any results that are actually achieved throughout the length of the Sadkhin diet will rapidly diminish once it is no longer being followed as it is likely that much of the weight that is lost will be water weight, and the rest will rebound before the body is able to recover from being in starvation mode (a slowed metabolism from eating too few calories).

A Diet for 16 to 65 Year Olds

According to the website for the Sadkhin Diet, they accept clients in fair health aged 16 to 65. However, individuals who have severe heart conditions and/or are currently under chemotherapy/radiation treatment are not eligible to take part in the program. Individuals interested in the Sadkhin Diet are also encouraged to consult with their primary care physician prior to their first appointment to make sure the program is right for them.

Though acupressure may help some people with weight loss when combined with diet restrictions, using it to such an extreme degree like the Sadkhin Diet may not be the safest method for everyone. There were reports of users of this diet (in their reviews of their experience) who found that they were incapable of eliminating their hunger, and who were not able to lose nearly the amount of weight that was promised.

While is it highly recommended that you avoid this weight management program altogether, if you are keen to give it a try, it is very important for anyone considering this diet to first speak with their doctor as it may not be safe for everyone and it could put your health at risk if it does not agree with your specific medical needs.

 

Brazil Butt Lift

Brazil Butt Lift review

The Brazil Butt Lift workout program is one of a large number that have been released by the highly popular Beachbody brand. This company is known for its flashy pictures, it’s hype, it’s tremendous claims, and its association with well-known celebrities, indicating a considerable marketing budget.

Leandro Carvalho is Your Trainer

This specific workout stars Leandro Carvalho and his exclusive TriAngle Training technique. This is meant to help an exerciser to ensure that he or she is accessing all three groups of muscles within the buttocks region.

This has helped the program to tap into the niche market for targeting specific muscle groups instead of a whole-body workout. As virtually every woman wouldn’t mind improving her behind in some way, then this has certainly focused on a muscle group that could obtain some consumer attention.

Work Your Butt Off and Have Fun While Doing It

The design of the Brazil Butt Lift workout is to not only be effective but also to have a lot of fun while doing it. By using Brazilian dance, sculpting moves, and cardio, it trains all three major muscle groups in the buttocks:

  • The maximus
  • The medius
  • The minimus

This program has become one of the brand’s most popular and it is one of the leaders in the category targeting the slimming and toning of the backside. Its popularity has only been driven onward as huge stars such as Jennifer Lopez have become recognized for their gorgeous bodies and firm round behinds. This has only made other women want to achieve that look for themselves, even more!

Leandro Carvalho is somewhat of an expert in strengthening and defining the muscles in this area as he has not only created the workout in this video, himself, but he has also been the trainer for Alessandra Ambrosio and the other Angels at Victoria’s Secret.

Get Your Brazil Butt Lift with Brazilian Dance Moves 

The workout has a rather boot camp style to it, but it has been incorporated into Braziilan dance moves, bringing in the Samba, Zumba, Capoeira, and even some ballet. Beyond that, there are some stricter and more standard exercise moves such as squats, lunges, and jumping jacks.

In order to achieve the desired results, this program needs to be followed regularly. The official material does caution users that they will likely experience some soreness, particularly at the beginning, but that is because the muscles are being accessed as greatly as they are in a way that they have not likely been used at all in the individual’s entire life. The program has received many positive consumer reviews, particularly about how enjoyable it is.

Beachbody on Demand

The Brazil Butt Lift workout program was once sold as DVDs. However, as of 2020 June, if you’d like to enjoy the workouts, you can stream them online directly from the Beach Body workout. That said, they aren’t free. You’ll need to sign up for Beachbody On Demand to access them. Joining the Beachbody on Demand program also gives you access to many of the company’s other popular workouts, which total to over 1,000.

In terms of the Brazil Butt Lift, more specifically, here are a few extra facts about the program to consider:

  • It consists of 11 workouts
  • The program includes Slim & Tone, Bodyweight Training, Cardio, Core and Dance
  • The following equipment is needed: Dumbbells, Resistance Loops, Resistance Bands, Crore Comfort Mat

Beyond the workouts, there is an eating plan that you can follow that includes “flavorful Brazilian-inspired recipes” to “keep you slim” and a fitness guide that can help you “determine your butt type and follow the customized guide.”

Additionally, there are extra programs in the series, including “Brazil Butt Lift Carnivale” and “Brazil Butt Lift Master Series”.

While the Brazil Butt Lift program has been designed for beginners, it is important to make sure that these workouts are appropriate for your fitness level. It is vital that you never push beyond your limits when it comes to exercise as this could result in serious injury. If you are unsure as to what your fitness level may be, you can always consult your healthcare provider for advice.

Dorm Room Diet

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The Dorm Room Diet is a program that was created to help to counteract the impact of the dreaded “freshman 15”, in which a freshman is likely to gain about fifteen pounds during that first year of college. This is typically the result of eating high fat and sugary foods (which are often served at college cafeterias), large portions, regularly drinking bear, from maintaining poor sleeping patterns, and from failing to exercise adequately.

That said, Daphne Oz, the author of the Dorm Room Diet’s guidebook decided to create a product that would help to change that pattern in the first year of college, and to help those who have already gained those 15 pounds to be able to work them back off again.

A Diet Program For College Students

This book is geared specifically toward college students and is to be used as a guide to provide them with the information that they need to alter the way that they eat when they are living in dorm rooms so that they will be able to change their eating patterns and avoid consuming only large quantities of high fat foods. This is meant to assist them in being able to keep away from the freshman 15 and to be able to remain healthy throughout the college years.

Daphne Oz is the daughter of the very famous Mehmet Oz (aka Dr. Oz), who first found his fame on the Oprah Winfrey Show and then moved on to his own television and online empire. He is also a famous diet author and now it seems that his daughter has followed in his footsteps. In fact, Dr. Oz has written the forward in the book, expressing his complete support for his daughter and what she has assembled in her Dorm Room Diet book.

That said, it should also be noted that while it once may have been ideal to have your celebrity doctor father write a forward to your book, years later after this book was published, Dr. Oz would be called out for diet scams and his “miracle” weight loss claims for which he had to publicly face a senate committee hearing. Over the years, in spite of maintaining his popularity and TV show, Dr. Oz has built up quite the reputation for making bogus medical claims.

Stay Healthy and Track Diet and Exercise

The Dorm Room Diet is actually made up of two books that are a set.

  • “The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works” – This first book explains the program itself and provides the information that college students need to help them to stay healthy while they are living on campus.
  • “The Dorm Room Diet Planner” – This second book is a type of workbook in the form of a planner. It gives the user the ability to track his or her food intake and daily exercise, as well as to keep goals and take note of aspirations and overall thoughts.

That said, in 2010, a revised and updated edition of Oz’ original national bestseller (launched in 2006) was released: “The Doom Room Diet: The 10-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works.”

In the updated version, Oz expands on her original program by providing additional helpful information and support, such as:

  • Stop emotional eating
  • Get the exercise you need, even if its in your dorm room
  • Select supplements and vitamins wisely
  • Recognize the most common danger zones for unhealthy eating (e.g. late-night studying, parties, eating on the run, sporting events, etc.)

Dorm Room Diet Update

As of March 2020, when this Dorm Room Diet review was updated, the revised version of the book remained quite affordable. It could be purchased for $9.53 on Kindle at Amazon. However, there were no paperback versions available that shipped directly from Amazon, which suggests that the book is out of print.

As for the original Dorm Room Diet book and planner, both can still be purchased from third-party Amazon sellers, but are also likely out of print.

While this diet plan still remains very inexpensive for anyone who would like to try it and it has received generally positive reviews, the information provided in it is over a decade old. It’s safe to say that the popularity of this once national bestseller has dwindled.

Lastly, if you not a freshman in college staying on campus, the Dorm Room Diet isn’t likely to be helpful.

Dr Tabor’s Slim And Beautiful

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Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful diet was developed by a medical doctor named Dr. Aaron Tabor. The program has a complete website that provides everything from testimonials from other satisfied customers to video instructions that were created by Dr. Tabor, himself.

There are a number of different food plans and diet plans that all fall under the same program so that an individual’s personal taste can be taken into account. This way, the program is designed to make sure that a dieter’s needs are filled and so he or she will be less likely to “cheat”. For example, a dieter with a sweet tooth will be able to choose from among a number of different dessert style foods that are provided right on the front page for each of the different programs.

Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful Program

Each of the diets in the Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful program provide the participant with three meals per day and snacks. The meals, however, are not necessarily the normal type of breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Instead, they are replaced by protein shakes, protein bars, as well as more traditional types of entrees as well as bags of snacks.

The purpose of the diet, therefore, isn’t to teach the dieter how to prepare his or her own healthy, weight friendly foods, but is instead to encourage this individual to purchase his or her food from the program.

Here’s a closer look at how the program works:

  • For every month that the dieter subscribes, one week’s worth of food is included in the membership
  • The other three weeks of food must be purchased separately.
  • A month’s membership also comes with Dr. Tabor’s diet book, free diet counseling, and the ability to participate in the online community.
  • If the dieter registers for the program’s auto ship program, additional discounts are applied.

The foods selected for this program are based on a high protein and low-fat concept. The idea of raising the protein is meant to help to combat hunger. There may be some truth to this as studies have found that inadequate intake of protein can increase hunger and the desire to eat.

No Research Cited to Backup the Efficacy of the Program

It is important to note that while the creator is a doctor, the website does not cite any research or clinical studies that would suggest that there is any scientific evidence to back up the claims about this diet.

Moreover, this is not a cheap diet. At an average cost of $14.75 per day for a month’s supply of food, this is considerably more expensive than it would be to learn to make diet friendly meals at home. Even on the auto ship program the average cost is just over $11 per day. This would make the program cost prohibitive for many dieters, and unappealing to others who would rather pay that kind of money to a program that has clinical trials to back up its claims.

Additionally, remember that simply because a diet program was created by a doctor, this does not mean that it is safe or effective for you. Ultimately, the creator of any product that is intended for sale is seeking to make money. For this reason, it is very much in your best interest to consult with your personal healthcare provider before partaking in the Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful program. In other words, do not blindly take Dr. Tabor’s word that this diet is a good one.

Update March 2020

Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful was popular when it first came out in 2007. However, over the years it dwindled in popularity to the point that the program now no longer appears to exist. The program’s website is gone, and the products (shakes, etc.) required to take part in the diet are not available for purchase.

Now all that appears to remain of this program is a $3.99 hardcover version of the book “The Revival Slim and Beautiful Diet: How An Incredible Little Bean Can Help You: Lose Weight, Increase Energy, Lower Cholesterol, and So Much More,” which can be bought on Amazon.

Co-authored by Tabor and his mother, the book is supposedly based on “ground-breaking research” and shares the health benefits of soy and other life-enhancing beliefs, thoughts, activities and health practices that are easy to implement.

However, the rating for this book is very low, with readers complaining that the book is nothing more than an infomercial and that it does not contain any useful or ground-breaking information.

Ultimately, it seems safe to say that Dr. Tabor’s Slim and Beautiful has had its five minutes of fame.

Weight Loss Village Diet

Weight Loss Village Diet review

The Weight Loss Village Diet is an online program that is run through a website – also known as an ediet.

This diet program is geared toward providing dieters with all of the various elements that they need in order to ensure that they will be able to reach their weight loss goals. The primary focus of this diet is on:

  • Eating right
  • Exercising properly
  • Changing thought patterns
  • Developing appropriate healthy lifestyle habits 

Multiple Diet Plans Allow for Flexibility

In total, there are 46 different meal plans available through the Weight Loss Village Diet. Each of them were, according to the official website, developed by dieticians, making it possible for the dieter to be able to choose the one that they feel will be best for their needs, lifestyle, and expectations for weight loss.

Among the more popular choices are the:

  • Mediterranean
  • Low carbohydrate
  • Energy Booster
  • Cancer Prevention
  • Teen
  • Detoxification and Cleansing
  • Lactose Free
  • Gluten Free
  • Diabetes

Every one of these meal plans has been made so that they can be customized by the dieter in order to work the foods that they love into their meals while eliminating the foods that they don’t like. 

The Weight Loss Village Diet is Followed in Three Phases

The meal plans can be used in any way that the dieter wants, but the diet as a whole must be followed in its three different phases. These phase include:

  1. Detox phase – This can last anywhere from two to three weeks.
  2. Meal plan selection phase – The next phase occurs when the meal plan for reaching the weight loss goal is selected.
  3. Maintenance Phase – The last phase is maintenance once the weight has been lost, in the effort not to let it come back again. 

Plenty of Tools Help to Keep Dieters on Track

There are many tools on the Weight Loss Village Diet website, ranging from trackers for the number of calories burned, to recommended exercises. This is helpful for many people because it means that they can keep up with the active part of the program without needing a gym membership. 

This Diet May Be Too Costly for Some

If you’re looking for a weight loss program that is budget-friendly, this might not be the best choice. Considering the cost of the Weight Loss Village Diet, it is highly beneficial that a gym membership is not required. At $7.50 per week, billed at a rate of 13 weeks at a time, this can be very costly for an ediet, particularly when the lump sum has to be faced.

That being said, prior to having to pay for the plan, you can get a good idea of what it’s all about before having to pay a dime. The website provides plenty of information. Additionally, when this Weight Loss Village Diet review was written, you could create a profile and sign up for free, which also included a free copy of a free smoothies recipe eBook. Additionally, there is a money-back guarantee.

For someone who can afford it, this program can offer a good amount of flexibility and options, with a nod toward a long term healthy lifestyle to stop future weight gain from occurring.

Of course, the Weight Loss Village Diet may not be for everyone. Moreover, simply because there are diet plans created by a dietitian, this does not meant that diet plans are safe for all. If you have a medical condition and/or feel that losing weight would be beneficial to your health and wellbeing, it never hurts to consult your healthcare provider to see what options or suggestions he or she may recommend.

The Food Lover’s Diet

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The Food Lover’s Diet is a weight loss program that was created by Fitness Magazine. It provides dieters with five different strategies that can be used to eat properly and increase the rate of weight loss.

On the official “The Food Lover’s Diet” page on the Fitness Magazine site it says: “No fooling: This weight-loss plan includes tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner recipes with pasta, waffles, even peanut butter. And it totally works.” 

The Food Lover’s Diet 5 Strategies

The diet has “5 Eat-Right Strategies.” These strategies are the foundation of the plan. According to the magazine, they are five simple and proven guidelines. When this Food Lover’s Diet review was written, the 5 strategies included:

  • Eat – This diet encourages you to eat and points out that exercising and consuming fewer than 1,500 calories per day is too difficult for a person to obtain the nutrients they need. However, as long as they follow The Food Lover’s Diet plan exactly, they won’t have a problem with feeling hungry or getting the necessary nutrients.
  • Get the right combination of carbs, fats and proteins – A diet that is high in whole grains, vegetables and fruits, and that also contains mostly unsaturated fats from olive oil or nuts and delivers a healthy dose of extra-lean protein from dairy, legumes, fish, soy and lean meat, is considered to be one of the most effective ways to lose weight fast.
  • Eat “real” foods – This diet focuses on eating “real” foods and not foods that are processed. This means meals are high in vegetables and fruits, moderate amounts of whole grains, legumes, fish, extra-lean meat, non-fat yogurt or milk and other unprocessed foods.
  • Exercise – The diet encourages a combination of cardio and strength training. Following the plan for one month will see the dieter lose five pounds and even more if they are follow the plan for longer.
  • Have realistic expectation – Dropping a pound or two per week is an ideal weight loss strategy because it ensure that you are losing fat and not muscle.

This program provides users with online tools offered through that magazine on its website, which include menu planners and other interactive options. 

This Diet Was Created to Provide a Realistic Guide to Shedding Weight

The reason that the magazine claims that the Food Lover’s Diet was created was to help dieters to overcome the common problem in which they attempt to lose weight with expectations that are far too great or with unrealistic goals in mind. The purpose of the diet is to provide those individuals with a more realistic guide to shedding the extra weight and making sure that it never comes back.

At the start of the Food Lover’s Diet program, the dieter learns about certain eating and calorie intake guidelines. The description of the program states that if a dieter is consuming fewer than 1,500 calories each day, and is keeping up a regular exercise routine, then hunger will soon become an issue and it will be impossible to maintain that strategy for weight loss.

On this diet you will eat breakfast, lunch and dinner totaling about 1,500 calories a day. On the days that you do exercise, you can also add a 100 calorie snack.

While a diet menu is being planned, the suggestion from the Food Lover’s Diet is that the right combination of proteins, carbs, and fats make it onto each plate. That way, the body is kept strong and healthy. That said, the primary components of any meal on this diet are vegetables, whole grains, and fruits. Examples of suggested foods include: Apricot smoothie, a veggie wrap, crispy chicken, etc.

To balance off the strategy for this diet, there are a number of steps that are laid out for the dieter to follow to make sure that his or her expectations remain realistic and that they align well with achievable goals for losing weight. The recommendation also includes a balance of cardio and strength training exercises.

The claim of this diet is that, if followed correctly, it will allow the dieter to shed five pounds within the first month, and that weight loss will vary from one month to the next after that point. That said, it does claim that the dieter will be able to lose as much weight as he or she wants throughout the length of the program. 

Overall, The Food Lover’s Diet seems like a fairly decent diet plant. That being said, it’s still a good idea to run this plan by your doctor if you intend to follow it.

The No Diet Diet

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As the name implies, the No Diet Diet, isn’t a diet in the traditional sense. In fact, the No Diet Diet does and does not refer to itself as a “diet.” It is typically considered to be more of a lifestyle than an actual specific program.

Unlike the majority of weight loss plans that typically focus on slashing calories, specific foods, or specific groups of foods from an individual’s regular diet, this particular strategy allows an individual to eat a perfectly normal, healthy diet. 

What Makes the No Diet Diet Unique

What is unique about The No Diet Diet is that it does not make any claims for rapid weight loss or fat miraculously melting from the body. It is not a quick fix that will last mere weeks or even months. Instead, it is a way of life that an individual is meant to follow over the long term. It promises weight loss and easier weight management, simply by choosing healthy options.

The primary focus of The No Diet Diet is to eat healthy in order to eliminate excess weight from the body. It claims that it is better to slowly reduce the weight on the body through the consumption of foods in moderation, instead of trying to drop dozens of pounds in a short time through drastic dietary changes.

Instead of attempting to entirely slash certain foods from the dieter’s plate, it places its focus on choosing the right kinds of healthy foods. This means that instead of changing what a person eats for a certain meal, he or she will change the entire outlook on eating and living. The main goal isn’t weight loss, it is health. Weight loss just happens to be a desirable side effect of this effort. 

Benefits of this Diet 

There are a number of advantages of following this diet according to its authors: Professor Ben (C) Fletcher, Dr Karen Pine and Dr Danny Penman. The claim is that it can help you:

  • Lose weight without feeling hunger
  • Keep shedding the pounds until your body’s ideal healthy weight emerges
  • Become healthy and happier
  • Lose weight simply without using calorie counting, willpower, restrictive food regiments, expensive diet clubs, or unrealistic exercise programs
  • Main the weight loss permanently by “adopting the secrets of the naturally slim” 

The diet seeks to help individuals break free from their bad habits. The theory among the authors of the No Diet Diet book is that “the fatter someone is, the more habits they have.” Even studies have found that health behavior change is central in obesity management. 

The Diet Isn’t For Everyone

A quick scan of the customer reviews of The No Diet Diet quickly shows that this is not the program for everyone.

There certainly is a massive following of individuals who say that they are thrilled that they don’t need to deal with restrictive diets and that once the weight is gone, they can keep it off. However, others find that they don’t have the motivation to keep it up simply because they’re not losing weight as fast as they want. They would like to achieve their goals more quickly, which is not a part of The No Diet Diet.

Essentially, the particular strategies taught when embracing this particular lifestyle change may not be beneficial for individuals who rely on strict diets that layout their daily eating and exercise routines.

Overall, it seems that The No Diet Diet does work, but that the dieter’s expectations are the primary deciding factor as to whether or not it is appropriate for them, as it is relatively simple, straightforward, and not restrictive, but is also a slow and gradual form of weight loss.

Finally, do keep in mind that while the No Diet Diet isn’t specifically a diet, if you are planning on following the advice of this plan for health or weight loss reasons, it’s always a good idea to run this by your health care provider to obtain their input on the matter. It never hurts to get a professional opinion when you want to improve your health. The goal, after all, is to find a strategy for weight loss that is both safe and best suited to your lifestyle.

An In-Depth Look at the Whole30 Diet for Weight Loss

Whole30 Diet ReviewThe Whole30 Diet has been taking its place in the headlines over the last handful of years.  While it started out being applauded as a fast and healthy strategy, its reputation has taken a sharp turn in recent months.  The more this diet is studied and practiced, the more it slides down the list of weight loss and healthy lifestyle diets.

The idea behind the Whole30 Diet is that the dieter resets his or her body to a state that is far more efficient for fat burning.  It is meant to work by spotting the food groups that conflict with the body and with any medical conditions the dieter happens to have.  Weight loss isn’t actually the purpose of this diet, but it is often a side benefit of following its rules.

The Whole30 Diet Promise

The claim of Whole30 is not to provide its followers with a strict diet program or rapid weight loss.  Instead, the idea is to “change your life,” according to the official book and its website.  The purpose is to rebalance hormones, eliminate food cravings, improve medical conditions, raise energy levels, enhance the immune system and cure digestive struggles.

The founders of this program say it lets its practitioners achieve “food freedom” from having been trapped in bad eating habits.  The diet is meant to change your relationship with food, altering the way you think of it as well as of your body and your entire lifestyle.

The “science” behind the Whole30 Diet works with the idea that many mental and physical health issues are linked to reactions to the type of diet you’re eating.  Problems from depression to acne and even allergies have been known to be improved or worsened depending on the foods a person eats on a regular basis.

That said, the foods that do and do not work well with a person’s body are unique.  For this reason, it would be impossible to tell everyone to cut out certain foods while focusing on others. Therefore, the Whole30 Diet requires people following its rules to eliminate the consumption of sugar, grains, alcohol, legumes and dairy.  These must be eliminated for a full thirty days.

On the thirty first day, “food freedom” is achieved. This is supposed to be a time in which addictions, cravings and food fogs will have cleared away.  From that point, other foods start to be reintroduced to help to understand the body’s reaction so good foods can be kept in the diet while foods with a negative reaction can be avoided.

Whole30 Diet and Weight Loss

Though the Whole30 Diet was not designed as a weight loss program, it is often an effect of the changes it recommends.

No specific study has been conducted on the Whole30 Diet in terms of its potential weight loss benefits, the fact that it requires entire food groups to be eliminated for a full month will lead many people to lose weight.

A survey conducted by the company behind Whole30 indicated that of 1,600 participants in this diet whose data was submitted, 96 percent experienced weight loss.  The majority of those participants who lost weight saw 6 to 15 pounds of weight loss.

That said, many medical experts have expressed concern about the restrictive nature of the elimination component of this diet.  Not only is there no room for a single mistake or slip-up throughout the entire length of the thirty days of elimination, which sets up participants for failure, but the addition of food groups after the thirty days as foods are reintroduced will likely cause the pounds to return.  Moreover, depending on the impact on the metabolism, it may even cause additional weight to be gained.

Whole30 Diet and Nutrition

There hasn’t been any independent research conducted on the Whole30 Diet published in any peer-reviewed medical journals.  The claims are broad but not backed by quality research of any form.  It is an extreme and restricted diet, though it is maintained for only thirty days.

As a result of the extreme and restrictive nature without scientific backing, a growing number of medical groups, health groups and individual doctors have started turning their back on Whole30 as it does not offer balanced, nutritious eating nor a healthy lifestyle as a whole.

Whole30 Diet and Fitness

The founders of this diet and the authors of the books do recommend that followers keep active. They suggest that people following this diet take walks, ride their bicycles or take fitness classes of various forms.  The reason is that regular exercise is an important part of overall health.

That said, this diet does not specifically recommend any type or schedule of exercise as it is focused exclusively on food and not on a complete lifestyle.  The founders claim food “is the foundation of good health” and does not make any other recommendations.

That said, it should be pointed out that it does make eating recommendations in terms of types and timing surrounding exercise.  For example, it makes suggestions regarding what a follower should eat before and after a workout.  Therefore, it does seem to be assumed that the individual following the diet will also exercise.

Health Risks Linked With This Diet

Though the Whole30 Diet is not necessarily considered to be healthy, any health risks associated with it are typically considered to be minor when it is followed by a healthy adult.

The main risk associated with this diet is that the thirty days during which the elimination period continues will likely involve an unhealthy balance of nutrients.  Many vitamins and minerals will be hard to obtain in adequate quantities due to the nature of the food restrictions it recommends.  Without dairy, grains and legumes for a month, vitamin D, calcium, B vitamins and many other vital nutrients could be hard to get.

The next biggest risk has to do with following the diet accurately.  This type of elimination dieting does not allow for a single slip-up or mistake.  If, at any point in the diet, one of the banned foods is consumed in any quantity – even in tiny amounts, the results will be spoiled.  To avoid failure in the diet, it would need to be started from scratch the moment a mistake is made.  Since the diet is highly restrictive, this makes it unlikely that most people will be able to accurately follow through with it all the way through the thirty days without help from a prescription diet pill like Phentermine.

The Sleeping Beauty Diet

The Sleeping Beauty Diet ReviewThe Sleeping Beauty Diet is a drastic fad diet that is more than a little bit risky to follow but that continues to come back into popularity every now and again after disappearing for some time. It becomes exceptionally popular for very brief bursts before disappearing into obscurity once more, giving people enough time to forget about it before it shows up again.

The concept behind this extreme weight loss strategy is that medications and supplements are used to sedate yourself. This allows you to become very tired or even fall asleep for an extended period of time, making it possible for you to skip several meals without having to suffer through the feeling of being hungry.

The Sleeping Beauty Diet saw its first wave of popularity in the 1960s. At that time, it took off as a result of a mention of the notion in a popular novel that had been released, called the “Valley of the Dolls.” Back then, there were a striking number of people who gave this diet an attempt, despite its extreme nature. In fact, there are rumors that Elvis Presley once tried to follow this strategy to lose weight.

The primary – and rather obvious – drawback to this diet is that medications are used to drug yourself long enough so that you can sleep through the weight loss and all its struggles, waking up thinner and more attractive. This entire premise is clearly ridiculous and, as most people might imagine, it is quite a dangerous practice. Moreover, even if someone should use it without becoming ill, they would still suffer from a much slower metabolism in combination with the symptoms of dehydration.

Someone practicing this diet takes a number of very dangerous risks with his or her health. To start, dabbling with sleeping pills to try to cause a continuous and lengthy sleep is a dangerous practice in and of itself. It could lead to addiction and places the individual at a risk of overdose. While the individual is asleep, dehydration is a serious concern. This doesn’t just mean that the individual will wake up thirsty. Instead, it means that severe damage can be done to the body’s organs and systems. In fact, practicing this diet even risks causing the organs to begin shutting down. Practicing this diet, particularly for any length of time, could be a fatal move.

If you are considering the Sleeping Beauty Diet for any length of time at all, it is very important to speak with a doctor first.