Out of the many diets available these days I decided to pick one that I particularly agree with in many respects and I am going to present you some of its main features, advantages and downsides.
The Diet Solution Program seems to be a well intentioned approach to helping people with weight problems shed off the extra pounds.
It was designed by Isabel De Los Rios who has an educational background in the nutrition and psychology fields.
In fact she bases her program on these two essential aspects for a successful weight loss process.
One of the most important things that the Diet Solution Program emphasizes is the need to prepare mentally for what is about to come. This doesn’t necessarily refer to the hard period that will follow, but rather to the important changes that will take place.
Isabel De Los Rios considers that one cannot help her/his body shed off extra pounds unless the mind believes the body can do that. The idea here is that the mental preparation should always be the starting point of every diet. And I have to say that I completely agree with the Diet Solution concept from this point of view.
Here are some other features of this program:
- The type of metabolism is more important than the number of calories ingested. There has always been a debate whether counting calories can work for all types of metabolisms. I think that a good diet combines both principles and starts by analyzing the metabolism of each person and only then decides the number of calories that have to be consumed.
- Carbs are not all bad. We’ve debated this idea too and indeed carbs have their own purpose in our diet. Eliminating them entirely can have severe consequences.
- Eat to lose weight. If most diets advise dieters to eat as little as possible, this diet tells people that it is only by eating that they will manage to lose weight. I would have to agree with this idea too even if the weight loss might come a little bit slower than in the case of the fad diets, but this loss might be for the long run.
- Not all healthy foods are actually healthy. The Diet Solution Program tries to highlight that there are many so called diet foods that can bring more calories than foods we know are fattening.
One of the major downsides of this diet program is that it tells almost nothing about the need to work out. It focuses almost entirely on the mental preparation and on the diet advice, while it gives no clues on how to burn calories through physical exercise.
As a conclusion I would have to say that it has many wise ideas, but a diet without physical exercise cannot be considered a holistic one.
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Filed under: Diets, Weight loss by Alice in Dietland