The Hormone Reset Diet

Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days

Author: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062316265

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 4782

The Harvard-educated physician and New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure shows you how to grow new receptors for your seven metabolic hormones, making you lose weight and feel great fast! When it comes to weight loss, most people don’t think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to your seven major metabolic hormones—cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin, and estrogen—your body adjusts by increasingly raising your hormone levels and ultimately slowing down your metabolism. And a slower metabolism leads to weight gain and difficulty losing weight. The solution, Dr. Sara Gottfried contends, is to reset the efficiency of your hormones by repairing and growing new hormone receptors. Based on leading scientific research, The Hormone Reset Diet is her proven weight loss and energy program to reverse hormone resistance in just three weeks. It will help you: Boost your metabolism and calorie burning by growing new and fresh thyroid receptors; Increase your weight loss by re-balancing estrogen and progesterone receptors; Reverse your aging by resetting glucocorticoid receptors (for better processing cortisol). For the last twenty years, this Harvard-MIT educated physician has helped thousands of women address the root hormonal causes of what bothers them most: excess weight, lack of energy, aging, and illness. Going beyond her bestselling The Hormone Cure, this program is the next generation of her deep understanding of hormonal optimization for rapid weight loss.

The Hormone Reset Diet

Heal Your Metabolism To Lose Up To 15 Poun, The

Author: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9781443431378

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 1150

The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure shows you how to reset your metabolic hormones to lose weight and feel great in just twenty-one days! What we've been taught about dieting is all wrong. Weight loss isn't about restricting calories and willpower. It's about hormones, the chemical molecules that govern nearly all aspects of your body fat, from how much you store and where it's stored to cravings, appetite, gut bacteria and even addictive eating patterns. Being overweight is the result of major hormonal misfires involving seven metabolic hormones—estrogen, insulin, leptin, cortisol, thyroid, growth hormone and testosterone—each of which is affected by the foods you consume every day. When these hormones misfire, your body adjusts by changing their levels, a fluctuation that ultimately slows down the metabolism, causing you to store fat every time you eat instead of using it as fuel to energize you. When your metabolism is broken, you get fatter no matter what you do—especially after age forty—and can eventually develop insulin resistance, diabetes, heart disease and even dementia. The good news is that you can turn this problem around in only twenty-one days. Based on leading scientific research, The Hormone Reset Diet is Dr. Gottfried's proven step-by-step plan designed to help women of all shapes and sizes, ages and ethnicities lose weight and feel lighter and more energetic. In seven three-day bursts, you'll make specific dietary changes, eliminating metabolism-wrecking foods—meat and alcohol, sugar, fruit, caffeine, grain, dairy and toxins—to repair your body and reset your hormones. At the end of twenty-one days, Dr. Gottfried shows you how to develop a new personalized food code that enables you to look and feel your best every single day. In addition, this highly practical guide explores the emotional issues that drive cravings, addictions and habits, offering insights to quench incessant hunger and give you back your life. With The Hormone Reset Diet, you can finally shed the weight, feel trim and sexy, restore your hormones and health, and rediscover the body you want.

The Hormone Reset Diet

Heal Your Metabolism to Lose Up to 15 Pounds in 21 Days

Author: Sara Gottfried

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 1443431389

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 9406

A New York Times bestselling author and Harvard-educated M.D. shows you how to grow new receptors for your seven major metabolic hormones, helping you to lose weight and feel great, fast! When weight loss is your goal, you often don’t think about hormones. But when you develop resistance to the seven major metabolic hormones (cortisol, thyroid, testosterone, growth hormone, leptin, insulin and estrogen), your body is programmed to adjust by raising your hormone levels higher and higher. Since these hormones regulate your metabolism, it will get slower and slower, making you fatter and fatter! The solution is to reprogram your hormonal levels by repairing hormone receptors and growing new ones. In The Body Cure, Dr. Sara Gottfried uses cutting-edge research in a weight-loss and energy program that will reverse hormone resistance in just twenty-one days. As a result, you will boost your metabolism and calorie-burning by growing new and fresh thyroid receptors; increase your weight loss by re-balancing estrogen and progesterone receptors; and reverse your aging by resetting glucocorticoid receptors, for better cortisol processing. For the last twenty years, Harvard–MIT-educated physician Dr. Sara Gottfried has helped thousands of patients address the root hormonal causes of what bothers them most: excess weight, lack of energy, aging and illness. This program is the next generation of her deep understanding of hormonal optimization for rapid weight-loss and better health.

Younger

A Breakthrough Program to Reset Your Genes, Reverse Aging, and Turn Back the Clock 10 Years

Author: Dr. Sara Gottfried

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 006231629X

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 8624

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The New York Times bestselling author of The Hormone Cure and The Hormone Reset Diet shows every woman how to create a lifestyle that will help her look great, feel energized, and slow down the effects of aging. Feel destined for cellulite, saddle bags, and belly fat? Does your family come from a long line of Alzheimer's, cancer, or heart disease? Will nothing help your aging skin or declining libido or flagging energy? This book is for you. The body is magnificent but it doesn't come with a lifetime warranty, or an operating manual. You're the result of millions of years of evolution, but many of the adaptations that helped your ancestors survive are now working overtime to accelerate the aging process. The assumption here is that we are our genes and therefore trapped by the past. The good news is that your genetic code—the DNA sequence that is the biochemical basis of heredity—can play a minor role in the way you age. The scientific reality is that 90 percent of the signs of aging and disease are caused by lifestyle choices, not your genes. In other words, you have the capability to overcome and transform your genetic history and tendencies. Harvard/MIT—trained physician Sara Gottfried, M.D. has created a revolutionary 7-week program that empowers us to make the critical choices necessary to not just look young, but also feel young. Dr. Gottfried identifies and builds this book around the five-key factors that lead to accelerated aging -the muscle factor, the brain factor, the hormone factor, the gut factor, and the toxic fat factor. The 7-week program addresses these factors and treats them in an accessible and highly practical protocol and is as follows: Feed—Week 1 Sleep—Week 2 Move—Week 3 Release—Week 4 Expose—Week 5 Soothe—Week 6 Think—Week 7 Younger increases not only your lifespan, but also your healthspan. Dr. Gottfried's program makes it possible to change the way you age, stay younger longer, and remain healthy and vibrant for all of your days.

The Hormone Diet

A 3-Step Program to Help You Lose Weight, Gain Strength, and Live Younger Longer

Author: Natasha Turner

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605291005

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 3848

Many of us experience signs and symptoms of hormonal imbalance every day. Do you have trouble dragging yourself out of bed in the morning? Ever have an uncontrollable sugar craving at 3 p.m.? Chronic headaches? Lack of energy? Do you get stressed just sitting in your office? Our bodies are wired to send us signals when something isn't right, but often we're too busy to hear them. Compounding the problem is a lack of understanding about the consequences if these symptoms are left unaddressed. Without hormonal balances, we are more likely to succumb to many diseases and illnesses. The Hormone Diet lays out a foolproof plan to balance your life, one hormone at a time. But it is more than just a diet book. Along with advice for weight loss, Dr. Natasha Turner provided recommendations for anti-inflammatory detox, nutritional supplements, exercise, sleep, stress management, toxin-free skin care, and natural hormone replacement combined with a diet plan—all incorporated into a 3-step wellness program focused on the essentials of hormone balance for lasting health.

The Hormone Cure

Reclaim Balance, Sleep, Sex Drive and Vitality Naturally with the Gottfried Protocol

Author: Sara Gottfried

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451666969

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 432

View: 7479

ALL TOO OFTEN WOMEN ARE TOLD that feeling moody, asexual, tapped out, dried up, stressed out, and sleep deprived is just a part of being female. Or they’re led to believe that the answer can be found only at the bottom of a bottle of prescription pills. Dr. Sara Gottfried, a Harvard-educated physician and nationally recognized, board-certified gynecologist, refuses to accept that being a woman means feeling overwhelmed or that popping pills is the new normal. In The Hormone Cure, she shares the unique hormone-balancing program that she has used to help thousands of women reclaim wellness, verve, and optimal health. Combining natural therapies with rigorous scientific testing and using an informative questionnaire to identify the common causes of hormonal imbalance, Dr. Gottfried provides an individualized plan in nonjudgmental and thoughtful language. Based on ten years’ study of cutting-edge medical research as a specialist in functional and integrative therapies, Dr. Gottfried’s three-tiered treatment strategy includes: •Supplements and targeted lifestyle changes that address underlying deficiencies •Herbal therapies that restore balance and optimize your body’s natural function • Bioidentical hormones— most available without a prescription The Hormone Cure is a groundbreaking book that demonstrates how balancing your hormones can cure underlying health issues and result in restored sleep, greater energy, improved mood, easy weight loss, increased productivity, and many more benefits. Dr. Sara Gottfried’s The Hormone Cure will transform your life.

The Hormone Secret

Discover Effortless Weight Loss and Renewed Energy in Just 30 Days

Author: Tami Meraglia

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476766509

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8899

A doctor specializing in integrative, natural and aesthetic medicine provides a research-based, month-long plan to help women restore their healthy hormone levels to lose weight, improve moods and increase vitality, through lifestyle modifications and nutritional adjustments and supplements.

Menopause Reset!

Reverse Weight Gain, Speed Fat Loss, and Get Your Body Back in 3 Simple Steps

Author: Mickey Harpaz,Robert Wolff

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1609617479

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 224

View: 6461

Menopause Reset! is the revolutionary, scientifically-proven program that helps women control the physiological effects of perimenopause and menopause with mind, diet, and exercise solutions that keep blood sugar levels stable and bodies in the fat-burning zone all day long. In the past, controversial hormonal replacement therapy was the only method by which women could positively affect menopausal symptoms. But Menopause Reset! changes all of that. The program specifically regulates blood glucose with food, exercise, and highly effective stress reduction techniques, allowing women to stop and reverse menopausal weight and fat gain. Based on the successful treatment of tens of thousands of women whose life-changing results are included in the book, Dr. Harpaz has put together an easy, 3-step solution that targets the triggers of menopause and its symptoms. Menopause Reset! teaches women all about their metabolic mechanisms: what they are, how they work, and, most importantly, how to manipulate them to achieve sustainable weight loss and get their bodies back!

The Age-Defying Diet

Outsmart Your Metabolism to Lose Weight--Up to 20 Pounds in 21 Days!--And Turn Back the Clock

Author: Caroline Apovian

Publisher: Grand Central Life & Style

ISBN: 1455582468

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

View: 4406

Age slowing down your metabolism? Not anymore! Internationally renowned weight-loss expert and New York Times bestselling author Dr. Caroline Apovian has developed an innovative program that outsmarts the body's aging processes and reverses the metabolic clock. By combining the metabolism-boosting effects of her unique take on intermittent fasting-an innovative approach that will leave readers feeling full, not hungry-with targeted strength training, readers can lose up to 20 pounds in 21 days while they reshape their bodies and take back their youth. Reboot - one week to jumpstart weight-loss with Super Smoothies, Super Soups, and delicious whole food meals that rekindle the metabolic fire. Recharge - two weeks to keep metabolism running in high gear, burning more fat and building more muscle. Revitalize - a powerful blueprint that keeps the metabolism young and keeps age-defiers slim for life!

The Supercharged Hormone Diet

A 30-Day Accelerated Plan to Lose Weight, Restore Metabolism & Feel Younger Long er

Author: Natasha Turner

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623362903

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 384

View: 2874

In this busy world, we want to lose weight sooner and faster. The Hormone Diet taught readers the ins and outs of how and why their hormones play the biggest part in their weight-loss woes. Now, in The Supercharged Hormone Diet, Dr. Natasha Turner gives readers the information they need to get their hormones back on track-in 30 days flat. This highly praised plan addresses readers' most popular concerns in a fabulous, easy-to-follow program that includes: - The Best Body Assessment for setting your goals - The Hormonal Health Profile to identify fat-packing hormonal imbalances - Recommended blood tests to take to your doctor - Suggested supplements to aid fat burning and restore optimal health - Hormone Diet-friendly food lists, weekly meal plans, and a handy grocery guide

Lose Weight Here

The Metabolic Secret to Target Stubborn Fat and Fix Your Problem Areas

Author: Jade Teta,Keoni Teta

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623364760

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 2990

One of the most common disappointments among dieters is their failure to lose weight where they want to lose it. They are often left with the same shape they struggled so hard to change. Lose Weight Here shows readers that "spot reduction" is possible and how they can lose weight quickly in all the right places. Lose Weight Here rethinks traditional weight-management techniques by optimizing the two proven components for successful weight loss: low calories and hormone balance. By combining the hormonal science of fat burning with the revolutionary science of spot training, Lose Weight Here shows readers how to reverse metabolic damage so they can get the bodies of their dreams. Lose Weight Here is based on hard science, sound nutritional and psychological data, and remarkable testimonials, which include before-and-after photos from some of the 100,000 people Jade and Keoni Teta have helped in their gym and online. Unlike traditional diets, Lose Weight Here instructs readers on how to successfully alternate between periods when you eat more and exercise more, and periods when you eat less and exercise less. This method deactivates antiburn receptors and targets the belly, butt, hips, and thighs. At last, dieters can lose fat in targeted areas and maintain their results.

Cooking for Hormone Balance

A Proven, Practical Program with Over 125 Easy, Delicious Recipes to Boost Energy and Mood, Lower Inflammation, Gain Strength, and Restore a Healthy Weight

Author: Magdalena Wszelaki

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062643304

Category: Cooking

Page: 384

View: 1867

A breakthrough program with more than 125 tempting, nutrient-dense recipes for thyroid conditions, Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, menopause, endometriosis, fibroids, breast health, PMS, PCOS, and other hormonal imbalances. Millions of women suffer from the life-altering, often debilitating symptoms resulting from hormonal imbalances: stubborn weight gain, fatigue, brain fog, depression, insomnia, digestive issues, and more. The good news is that most of these conditions are reversible. Integrative hormone and nutrition expert Magdalena Wszelaki knows this first-hand. Developing hyperthyroidism and then Hashimoto’s, adrenal fatigue, and estrogen dominance propelled her to leave a high-pressured advertising career and develop a new way of eating that would repair and keep her hormones working smoothly. Now symptom free, Magdalena shares her practical, proven knowledge so other women may benefit. Drawing on current research and the programs she has developed and used to help thousands of women, she offers clear, concise action plans for what to remove and add to our daily diet to regain hormonal balance, including guides for specific conditions and more than 125 easy-to-prepare, flavorful, and anti-inflammatory recipes that are free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn, and nightshades and low in sugar. Based on twenty hormone-supporting superfoods and twenty hormone-supporting super herbs—with modifications for Paleo, Paleo for Autoimmunity (AIP), anti-Candida, and low-FODMAP diets—these healing recipes include a terrific selection for everyday meals, from Sweet Potato and Sage Pancakes and Honey Glazed Tarragon Chicken to a Decadent Chocolate Cherry Smoothie. With make-ahead meals, under-thirty-minute recipes, and time-saving tips and techniques, Cooking for Hormone Balance emphasizes minimal effort for maximum results—a comprehensive food-as-medicine approach for tackling hormone imbalance and eating your way to better health.

The Adrenal Reset Diet

Strategically Cycle Carbs and Proteins to Lose Weight, Balance Hormones, and Move from Stressed to Thriving

Author: Alan Christianson

Publisher: Harmony

ISBN: 0804140537

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 274

View: 2159

Outlines a scientifically based, patient-tested weight-loss plan based on the body's malfunctioning adrenal responses, explaining how patients can identify and respond to specific needs for a range of health benefits. 30,000 first printing.

Juice It to Lose It

Lose Weight and Feel Great in Just 5 Days

Author: Joe Cross

Publisher: Reboot Press

ISBN: 1629670685

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 6492

Jump-Start Your Life in Just Five Days! Juice It to Lose It is the all-new, easy juice diet from The New York Times best-selling author and creator of the documentary Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. Joe Cross has done all the hard work already--all you have to do is commit to five short days! In that time, this simple, foolproof plan--complete with recipes--will jump-start a change in your life, health, and waistline. Our bodies are built to feel and look energized, vibrant, happy, and healthy. But if we eat too many processed foods, we begin to feel and look sluggish. When that happens, our bodies are often slow to reset themselves the way they should. Joe's juice kick-start will help you get back to the way you're supposed to feel by knocking out all the junk that's clogging your system. The shopping lists, meal plans, and encouragement from Joe in Juice It to Lose It will make it simple and fun for you to fill up on the nutrient-dense, sunlight-nourished foods that will help restore your body's balance. Whether you're a long-time follower of Joe's juicing diets or looking for a brand new way to turn your health around, Juice It to Lose It is here to help with a fresh look at juicing. Give it five days, and you will see and feel the power of juicing!

The Bulletproof Diet

Lose Up to a Pound a Day, Reclaim Energy and Focus, Upgrade Your Life

Author: Dave Asprey

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1623365198

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 2858

In his mid-twenties, Dave Asprey was a successful Silicon Valley multimillionaire. He also weighed 300 pounds, despite the fact that he was doing what doctors recommended: eating 1,800 calories a day and working out 90 minutes a day, six times a week. When his excess fat started causing brain fog and food cravings sapped his energy and willpower, Asprey turned to the same hacking techniques that made his fortune to "hack" his own biology, investing more than $300,000 and 15 years to uncover what was hindering his energy, performance, appearance, and happiness. From private brain EEG facilities to remote monasteries in Tibet, through radioactive brain scans, blood chemistry work, nervous system testing, and more, he explored traditional and alternative technologies to reach his physical and mental prime. The result? The Bulletproof Diet, an anti-inflammatory program for hunger-free, rapid weight loss and peak performance. The Bulletproof Diet will challenge—and change—the way you think about weight loss and wellness. You will skip breakfast, stop counting calories, eat high levels of healthy saturated fat, work out and sleep less, and add smart supplements. In doing so, you'll gain energy, build lean muscle, and watch the pounds melt off. By ditching traditional "diet" thinking, Asprey went from being overweight and sick in his twenties to maintaining a 100-pound weight loss, increasing his IQ, and feeling better than ever in his forties. The Bulletproof Diet is your blueprint to a better life.

The Leptin Diet

How Fit Is Your Fat?

Author: Byron J. Richards

Publisher: Truth in Wellness Llc

ISBN: 9781933927282

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 134

View: 7508

The Leptin Diet explains how to unleash the power of hormones to resolve fatigue, food cravings, thyroid problems, and body weight issues. Mastering the fat hormone leptin is the single most important factor in preventing obesity, diabetes, and heart disease. Break free of food obsession, learn the five simple rules for healthy weight loss, and take charge of your health!

The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet

The 5-Day Food-Cycling Formula That Resets Your Metabolism To Lose Up to 5 Pounds a Week

Author: Yuri Elkaim

Publisher: Rodale

ISBN: 1623366054

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 8456

You are often told that eating less and exercising more are the keys to losing weight; but even with multiple plans and temporary successes, you fail to find lasting results with this old method. Yuri Elkaim's The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet provides the solution with his 5-Day Calorie Cycling Formula that sets your metabolism to lose up to 5 pounds a week. This plan eliminates the causes of weight gain and pushes the reset button on your fat-burning capacity. No combination of calorie cutting, exercising, or restrictive dieting will help you look and feel great unless you set your body to burn fat and lose weight all day, all night, when you're not eating or working out--24/7. In The All-Day Fat-Burning Diet, Elkaim reveals rarely discussed "fat triggers" along with an easy and innovative way to double weight loss in just 3 weeks. Based on a powerhouse blend of nutritional know-how, fitness experience, and solid science, Elkaim's four-pronged approach features (1) strategically cycling calories and carbohydrates; (2) eating "clean and lean" foods that reduce "fat triggers" in the body; (3) exercising more intelligently; and (4) improving the body's ability to repair and avoid burnout. This proven program will reset your body to your desired factory settings and supercharge your metabolism to burn fat on autopilot--no matter age, fitness level, or health status.

Flat Belly Diet!

A Flat Belly is about Food & Attitude. (Not a Single Crunch Required)

Author: Liz Vaccariello,Cynthia Sass

Publisher: Rodale Books

ISBN: 1605297798

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 368

View: 7254

Join the million-plus people who have found the answer to losing their belly fat while eating satisfying and delicious foods. With the Flat Belly Diet you can: Lose inches in just 4 days Drop up to 15 pounds in 32 days Boost your energy as the weight falls off! Prevention, America's most trusted healthy-living magazine, presents the New York Times-bestseller Flat Belly Diet--now with a new foreword by Dr. David L. Katz describing new research about the many health and weight loss benefits of this amazing eating plan. Enjoy delicious dishes such as Seared Wild Salmon with Mango Salsa, Slow Cooker Chili, and Pumpkin-Maple Cheesecake--and you will lose belly inches and greatly enhance your likelihood of living a longer and healthier life.

The Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset

Effortless Weight Loss, Rejuvenating Sleep, Limitless Energy, More Mojo

Author: Brad Davidson

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062369245

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

View: 9219

A groundbreaking lifestyle plan to help you attain lasting peak levels of health and fitness by resetting and optimizing your metabolism—resulting in a lean, strong body, more energy, mental sharpness, better sleep, a heightened sex drive, and increased resiliency to stress. Are you totally over feeling tired, sick, and under-sexed? Wondering why you aren’t seeing results even though you’re eating all the right foods and hitting the gym? Forget everything you think you know. You won’t lose weight or improve your health cutting calories and carbs or relying on longer and harder workouts. Those old school approaches are actually detrimental to your health. You’ve got to reset and optimize your metabolism. In The Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset, fitness expert and co-founder of Stark fitness Brad Davidson shares his exclusive two-tiered program to help you feel great and perform at consistent peak level—with boundless energy that lasts. Davidson begins by showing you how to repair your metabolism by reducing common stressors and removing food sensitivities and toxins that cause inflammation, weight gain and burn out. He then teaches you how to optimize your metabolism by safely reintroducing the right foods for you and learning how to carb cycle, a method of eating carbohydrates that enhances performance without health risks. Designed to withstand the hectic demands of modern life, The Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset includes step-by-step meal plans and easy to follow recipes, without using any expensive, hard to find foods or complicated calculations. This is THE ultimate program for the high achiever on the go. Get the results you’ve always wanted but never thought possible—The Stark Naked 21-Day Metabolic Reset is the lifestyle plan to help you take control of your health and fitness forever.

The 17 Day Diet

Author: Dr Mike Moreno

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0857207040

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 256

View: 1153

Dr Mike Moreno's 17 Day Dietis a revolutionary new weight-loss programme that activates your skinny gene so that you burn fat day in and day out. The diet is structured around four 17-day cycles: Accelerate- the rapid weight loss portion that helps flush sugar and fat storage from your system; Activate-the metabolic restart portion with alternating low and high calorie days to help shed body fat; Achieve - this phase is about learning to control portions and introducing new fitness routines; Arrive - A combination of the first three cycles to keep good habits up for good. Each cycle changes your calorie count and the food that you're eating. The variation that Dr. Mike calls 'body confusion' is designed to keep your metabolism guessing. This is not a diet that relies on a tiny list of approved foods, gruelling exercise routines, or unrealistic calorie counts that leave you hungry and unfulfilled. Each phase comes with extensive lists of what dieters can and can't eat while on the phase, but also offers acceptable cheats. He advises readers not to drink while on the diet, but concedes that if they absolutely have to then they should at least drink red wine. Dr Mike knows that a diet can only work if it's compatible with the real world, and so he's designed the programme with usability as a top priority.