This diet is called “The Biggest Loser Diet” and it was designed by the Biggest Loser Nutritionist Cheryl Forberg along with Dave Broome. It was originally created in California in October of 2004. It was originally designed after the NBC television show, The Biggest Loser. The basic premise of the diet is to combine a change in long-term eating habits and exercise to lose weight, get stronger, feel better, and help lower your cholesterol and blood pressure. This diet tries to get you to change your lifestyle, so it will be a long term diet, but the beginning part of the diet takes six weeks. The diet plan of the Biggest Loser is to buy a book to follow and that way you can learn about the food strategies suggested. The suggestion is four servings of fruit and vegetables a day, three of protein foods, two of whole grains, and no more than 200 calories of “extras”. The goal is to have 45 percent of calories from carbs, 30 percent from protein, and 25 percent from fats. Also, the book recommends a minimum of 60 minutes of rigorous exercise every day. The diet does not omit any food groups, but it tries to stay away from saturated fat and added sugar as much as possible. Also, there are no supplements that you must use in conjunction with the changed eating plan. The only thing you really need to buy is the book and a lot of fruits and vegetables. The diet does not require exercise, but it is strongly recommended. It suggests a minimum of 60 minutes of rigorous exercise daily. This is a good thing because it gives the option for people to follow it if they want. It has been proven that people who exercise with the program tend to lose weight faster. I would recommend this diet to someone because it does not have any health risks, require any supplements, and the changing of long term eating and exercise habits will reduce the risk of many health problems. If you change your habits to the way the book recommends, you will have a healthier overall lifestyle and lose weight. My overall opinion of this diet is that it is a strong choice for anyone, due to the many options available. It is a very convenient diet, in the fact that you cook your own food and choose what you want to eat and when you want to exercise. Also, I think the healthy incorporation of exercise makes this diet unique and teaches the person better life style habits. On a scale of 1-10, I would give this diet a 2 based upon the basis of the diet being to change the person’s overall eating habits to create a healthier human being. There are no supplements or unhealthy risks that come along with this diet, and it is convenient for anyone who can buy the book and needed types of food. Also, the fact that no food groups are omitted makes it easier for people to be able to endure.
Julia Metaxa This diet is called “The 10-Day Detox Diet” and it was created by Dr. Mark Hyman in October of 2009 within his California home. The basic premise of the diet is that in just 10 days, this book will teach you how to reset your metabolism, break free from your cravings, and lose up to 10 pounds by following the plan provided. The diet plan has multiple steps. The first step is