Today, featured on “Extra” was the Five Bite Diet. Too good to be true?? A diet that allows you to eat whatever you want and still lose huge amounts of weight???? How can this even work? Here’s the break down of the diet…..
(here’s the link to the video on Extra)
THE DIET BREAK DOWN
Eat 2 Meals a day (lunch and dinner). You can eat whatever you heart desires. However, you only get to eat 2 meals. Each Meal should include at least one bite of protein.
Drink whatever you want, as long as it doesn’t contain calories.
Take a multi vitamin each day
Go back to “normal” eating habits once you have reached your goal weight
HOW THE DIET WORKS
The premise behind the diet is that eating only 5 bites of anything helps to shrink your stomach. Having a similar affect as things like stomach stapling.
It reduces your calorie intake SIGNIFICANTLY!
The Negative Side Affects….
Although America (as a whole) overeats; this is NOT the way to lose weight.
lack of calories not only slows your metabolism; it also causes fat gain. Your body tends to eat you own muscle FIRST. Last it will use your fat as a source of fuel because it thinks you are starving (Which you are!).
This diet will deplete you minerals, vitamins, and nutrients. A multi vitamin isn’t a cure all … it is an aid to “normal” eating habits.
Lack of calories leads to lack of energy. With this extreme drop in calorie consumption comes dizzy spell, moodiness, and other complications.
When you have reached your goal weight; you can supposedly go back to “normal” eating habits. HOWEVER, when you’re done eating all your muscle mass and slowing down your metabolism; you won’t be able to eat normally and keep the weight down.
Lack of essential vitamins and minerals causes your body to leach it from your body…. this could have SEVERE side effects. It could even speed up the aging process (depending on how long you do it).
Drinking whatever you want (including diet drinks) could actually cause you to gain even more body fat during this process.
This diet doesn’t teach you proper eating habits. When you go back to your “normal” eating habits, you are doomed to gain all the weight back plus some.
The diet can be viewed at www.theslimmingstation.com. READER BEWARE!!!! On “What to Expect Link.” There is a weight calculator. It’s supposed to tell you your ideal weight based on your height. This particular calculator is unusually low. I am 5′ 6″, it put my goal weight as 114 lbs. However, a normal goal calculator averages my weight to be between 140 and 135. This is definitely an attempt at selling the diet program online!
The Creator of the “5 Bite Diet”…..
YES he is a doctor, but read his biography (below) carefully…. no where in that bio does it say he’s a doctor of nutrition!
Sure this diet might sound logical but to the trained professional (or logical thinker); it is a disaster waiting to happen. It is the TRUE cause of yo-yo dieting. People may lose large amounts of weight, only to gain it back in an even greater amount! These kinds of diet can and will ruin Americans one by one if they give into convenience over true hard work at the gym and smart eating habits. This could potentially crush dieters just as Atkins has done to many.
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