Beverly Hills Diet Review

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The Beverly Hills Diet was created by Judy Mazel originally in 1981. It has been revamped and republished as the New Beverly Hills Diet in 1996. Judy Mazel reported lost 72 pounds using this diet that she created. The Beverly Hills Diet was one of the first fad diets of the 1980’s. It is based on Ms. Mazel’s belief that to lose or maintain a healthy weight, a consumer should only eat one kind of food at each meal. For example, a consumer should only eat fruit at breakfast, then carbohydrates at lunch. One meal a day may contain a carbohydrate and protein, but the rest of the day will only be protein. The diet is said to allow the consumer to lose 10-15 pounds in the 35 day initial phase of the program. The New Beverly Hills Diet is less restrictive and more nutritionally sound than the original diet.

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The Beverly Hills Diet is based on the belief that eating more than one food or combining the wrong foods together at a meal will restrict digestion, and the undigested food will result in weight gain. The 35 day initial period is spelled out in the book, and requires specific foods each day. Some days only allow fruit to be eaten, other days allow more variety. The consumer can reportedly eat as much of any of the foods based on the rules of the diet. According to this plan, the main rules for food combination is that proteins can be combined with fats, carbohydrates can be eaten with fats, fruit must be eaten alone and champagne goes with everything. Breakfast each day is fruit, but the consumer may eat an unlimited amount. However, only one fruit is eaten at a time. Consumers must wait one hour before switching from one fruit to another and two hours before eating any other types of foods. Once other types of foods are eaten, the consumer cannot eat any more fruit in that day. Once protein is eaten, it must comprise 80% of the food consumed the rest of the day.

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Advantages

  • The Beverly Hills Diet is high in fresh produce.
  • The Beverly Hills Diet promises a 10-15 pound weight loss in the first 35 days.

Disadvantages

  • The Beverly Hills Diet is not based on scientific evidence.
  • The Beverly Hills Diet is considered a fad diet.
  • The Beverly Hills Diet may cause side effects such as diarrhea due to the large amounts of fruit consumed.
  • The Beverly Hills Diet does not promote an exercise plan with the eating plan.

Conclusion

The Beverly Hills Diet has been called one of the first fad diets. This diet is not endorsed by the medical community and is considered by some professionals as unsafe. The main reason that this diet produces quick weight loss results is because of the low daily calorie intake, about 800 calories per day. The average consumer should have about 1500 to 2000 calories per day. The large intake of fruit, especially on fruit only days, can produce unpleasant and unhealthy side effects such as diarrhea. This kind of diet plan may not give the consumer the nutrients needed daily to maintain health and well being. The creator of this diet, Judy Mazel, had no medical or dietician training and passed away in 2007 at the age of 63 from complications from peripheral artery disease. Consumers considering trying this diet should consult with a health care professional. The healthiest diets combine fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, carbohydrates and healthy fats in moderation, along with an exercise regimen. This diet may be dangerous to the consumer’s health.

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