What You Should Know
Beyond The 120 Year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years is a book full of information that claims to be able to help you extend your life expectancy so you can live to be 120 years old, and increase your longevity. The book and diet were developed by Dr. Roy Walford. He claims to be able to accomplish by eating a diet that contains 1/3 fewer calories, but allows for a high concentration of nutrients to remain.
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Beyond The 120 Year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years basically enables you to be able to take care of yourself longer into your life. Dr. Walford also claims it can work to prevent and reverse heart disease. It is also a good option for those with a history of breast or prostate cancer, or diabetes.
The larger part of the diet is making sure you eat high quality foods to avoid compromising your nutrition. Since you are greatly reducing your caloric intake, it is vital that all the foods you eat contain enough nutrients. The combination of nutrient dense foods with the caloric reduction is the key to increasing your longevity.
The diet contains a moderate amount of lean protein, low fat, and focuses on eating plenty of fresh produce, while also focusing on low glycemic carbohydrates. The key to this diet is volume. Since people get to eat more of the good foods, they should not feel the hunger typically associated with calorie reduction.
The book contains almost a month of plans where an entire day’s worth of meals can be budgeted in 1500 calories or less. There is also information about tests available from your doctor and some you can do at home to test your actual biological age. These tests will help you gauge your health.
If you have weight to lose, you should lose it slowly, and expect the process to take up to two years if you have a lot of weight to lose. Those who lose weight rapidly will not only increase the chances of re-gaining the weight, but they will not get the longevity benefits.
- Promotes healthy eating.
- Promotes healthy weight loss.
- Does not address exercise.
- Some people may not be able to handle the drastic lifestyle change this program requires.
Beyond The 120 Year Diet: How to Double Your Vital Years has some good fundamentals. Though we aren’t sure if you’ll really live longer, or be able to care for yourself longer in your life, we can say that a nutritionally sound diet is important. The only thing we don’t like is how no mention of exercise is made. It is also important to stay physically fit.