The Brown Fat Revolution Diet is a type of weight loss strategy that was developed by the author of the book that shares that name, James R. Lyons, M.D., a plastic surgeon. The idea behind the diet is that by consuming healthy fat (also known as “brown fat”), it becomes possible to maintain a healthier and firmer body which is better able to lose weight and maintain a goal weight.
On the other side of the spectrum, Dr. Lyons also claims that the consumption of “yellow fat” makes it easier for a person to gain weight and results in a body that is softer, flabbier, and that ages more quickly. The official website for the Brown Fat Revolution Diet states that while brown fat will make people “beautiful,”, the effect of yellow fat is that it “makes us old”.
The claim made by this diet is that by following it for four weeks and sticking to both its eating and exercising components, an individual would be able to enhance his or her metabolism build lean muscle, and maintain and increase brown (healthy) fat. At the time of the writing of this review, the official diet website explained that Dr. Lyons had been studying the body for more than three decades and had conducted thousands of plastic surgery procedures on women to help them to achieve a slimmer and more youthful appearance. It was at that time that he discovered that most of the procedures that he was doing involved removing or rearranging body fat.
He also discovered that patients who led healthful lifestyles had higher amounts of brown fat (which is a type of rich tan-colored fat that contained a solid supply of blood). He found that the results of the surgeries on these patients lasted longer and were more visually appealing when this form of fat was present in the body in larger quantities.
In his book, he claimed that by following this dieting strategy, people would be able to eat a broad spectrum of different types of food, including breads made from unbleached flours, pastas, cereals, starchy veggies, high-carb fruits, and many others. Proteins and unsaturated fats are also allowed in this diet. It also allows for a daily glass of wine, as well as caffeinated beverages. Alternately, though, foods that contain artificial flavors, sweeteners, and preservatives need to be eliminated from what a dieter consumes every day.