The New Beverly Hills Diet Review
The Beverly Hills Diet plan was originally developed back in the early 1980′s by Judy Mazel, who actually lost weight herself on this diet. Recently, this diet has been revamped somewhat, and is now referred to as the New Beverly Hills Diet. The new version is not as extreme as the first, but it is founded on the same principles as the original. The premise behind this diet plan is the idea of consuming foods in certain combinations. Certain types of foods are to be eaten together, while other types of foods should not be eaten together. The idea is that eating foods in the right combinations will promote calorie and fat burning, and therefore weight loss.
The basis of the New Beverly Hills Diet plan is food combining. This involves the following:
- Proteins should be consumed with fats
- Carbs and fats can be eaten together
- Fruit must be consumed on their own
Breakfast on this weight loss program consists of only fruit. Only one fruit should be eaten at a time. For example, if you eat an apple, you need to wait about an hour before you eat another type of fruit, such as a pear. This diet plan also suggests that you wait 2 hours after eating fruit before eating protein, carbs or fats. During the first 35 day initiation period, dieters will have fruit-only days occasionally.
After you have eaten carbs, protein or fats, no fruits should be eaten afterwards for the rest of the day. If carbs are what your meals are based on, you may continue to eat carbs for the remainder of the day. If you eat a protein meal later on in the day, at least 80% of the rest of your day’s meals need to be based on protein. This program allows the dieter to consume one ‘free’ meal each day where they are allowed to combine protein with carbs in that one meal.
The increase in consumption of fruits provides dieters with a lot of the benefits that come with the vitamins and minerals contained within the fruit. There isn’t necessarily any calories to count, which avoids the burden of having to spend the time and effort assessing every meal for its calorie content. In addition, this diet plan does not necessarily restrict any foods, which is a good thing for those who need to have a treat once in a while.
One of the biggest disadvantages to this program is that it can be quite confusing to follow. The idea of knowing when to eat a certain type of food with another can throw dieters off. Sometimes it can be easy to forget that certain types of foods are not allowed after having consumed another type. In addition, the fruit-only days can prove to be quite challenging.
There really is no hard-core scientific studies or evidence to suggest the legitimacy of food-combining. This theory is not necessarily supported by the medical and scientific community.
The Bottom Line
This type of program can be considered a fad diet. If you stick with it, you will most likely lose weight. However it is important to learn healthy eating habits as well as incorporate a fitness regime in order to maintain the weight loss and minimize the risk of gaining the weight back.