New Beverly Hills Diet
The New Beverly Hills Diet is a revision of the popular Beverly Hills Diet, written by Judy Mazel. The New Beverly Hills Diet is based on food combining. Food combining, or consious combing as the Beverly Hills Diet calls it, focuses on what you eat and when you eat it and what foods you eat together at any one time.
The New Beverly Hills Diet is a 35-day eating plan which emphasis that the user will only eat carbohydrates with carbohydrates, protein based foods with other protein foods and fruits by themselves. The reason? Mazel claims your body uses specific enzymes to breakdown carbohydrates, different enzymes to digest proteins and, of course another set of enzymes to digest fruit. Thus mixing these foods makes it hard for the body to fully digest and breakdown the nutrients found in them.
How does the New Beverly Hills Diet work?
The New Beverly Hills Diet claims that users can lose 10 to 15 lbs of body weight in 35 days. The diet suggests each day is started by eating a piece of fruit, after which it allows you to eat any time of the day, so long as you eat cabs with carbs and protein with proteins without mixing the two nutrients in the same meal.
There is a 35-day meal plan to follow which encourages the dieter to eat only the foods suggested on any particular day of the eating plan.
The original Beverly Hills Diet saw prescribed only eating a mixture of fruits for the first 10 days of the diet. the New Beverly Hills Diet now allows the dieter to eat a mixture of foods within the first week, allowing users to eat fruit, breads, pasta, red meat, poultry and eggs etc, so long as carbs are eaten with carbs etc.
The New Beverly Hills Diet eating plan suggests you only eat the foods they list on a given day and in the order they recommend it.
Advantages of the New Beverly Hills Diet
On the surface the New Beverly Hills Diet sounds great. A diet where you can eat what you want. No foods are off limits and you can eat carbs as well as protein, unlike say the Atkins Diet, the early days of the TNT Diet and it also allows you to eat meals, unlike liquid and shake-based supplement diets like the Lighter Life Diet, the Slim Fast Diet.
So that means any foods are on the menu. Breads, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, fruit, meat, chicken, eggs, cheese, butter and even alcohol, as long as it is drunk with carb meals only! The diet doesn't even seemingly restrict calories.
However, the New Beverly Hills Diet is claimed to be a 'lifestyle choice' rather than a diet, which reading between the lines, means that the diet itself may be too restrictive for some. That means only eating corn on the cob and pineapple, lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber and onions on Day One of the New Beverly Hills Diet and punes, strawberries and potatoes on Day Two of the diet.
Interestingly, many of the meal suggestions recommend using the Mazel salad dressing!
Disadvantages of the New Beverley Hills Diet
The New Beverly Hills Diet isn't practical. For example you can eat carbs but not carbs and protein in a single meal. That means no pizza because it is bread (carbs) covered in cheese (protein), no sandwiches, unless you have a verg filling, no protein and vegetables meal and protein only meals will look something like this - chicken and steak, bacon and eggs, chicken and eggs, steak and sausages etc - remember, you can't have chicken and salad, or steak and veg is that is mixing foods and the New Beverly Hills Diet recommends that you don't do that.
Following a restrictive diet eating plan means that the dieter will find it hard to create a palatable meal and a meal that is nutritionally balanced. It may also mean that limiting what foods you can eat and when, the New Beverly Hills Diet user may need to prepare each meal to take to work etc.
The New Beverly Hills Diet, like many commercial diet plans, doesn't promote exercise as a way of increasing the weight loss experienced. Many diet and nutrition research projects have shown the dieting on its own isn't as successful as dieting plus an exercise program for weight loss and weight management.
New Beverly Hills Diet - The conclusion
If you hate counting calories and don't like the idea of eating low fat foods then the New Beverly Hills Diet might work for you. The New Beverly Hills eating plan also promotes rapid weight loss in the early days of the diet due to the restrictions on the meals you eat. This means hitting weight loss goals early on in the diet, giving the user the impression that all their hard work is paying off.
That said, the New Beverly Hills Diet is very restrictive and can be hard to organise for those people working and those trying to juggle their life with a new weight loss eating plan as you must eat only the foods suggested at the recommended times.
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