Ice Cream Diet Review

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The Ice Cream Diet, created by Holly McCord, M.A., R.D. is a diet plan aimed at using the power of sweets and ice cream to lure dieters to buy this best selling book. The diet is a collection of recipes and words that convince the dieter that the theories presented are a new and exciting look at dieting. The diet offers dieters a 1,500 calorie diet plan for women and a 2,000 calorie diet plan for men. Included in the daily menus are 1 cup of ice cream for women and 1 1/2 cups of ice cream for men.


The ingredients in the Ice Cream Diet vary from menu plan to menu plan. The root of the diet is healthy eating at its best. The menus are fiber rich and vitamin filled. All food groups are covered in moderation with a focus on the benefits of adding calcium to the every day diet for increased weight loss.

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As long as the dieter follows the menu plans, they can include a serving of ice cream every day as a treat. This serving of ice cream can be consumed at any meal of the day as long as the total calorie intake does not go above 1,500 calories for women and 2,000 calories for men. It is important to choose a reduced calorie ice cream on the Ice Cream Diet in order to stay within the caloric goals, but the diet plan does not restrict the dieter to reduced calorie, reduced fat or sugar free ice creams.

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  • The Ice Cream Diet provides healthy meal plans that are easy to fix.
  • Eating in moderation is encouraged as well as exercise.
  • Calcium intakes are high and calcium has been scientifically proven to increase weight loss over time.


  • The Ice Cream Diet is a reiteration of a traditional eat less, move more plan.
  • There is no new evidence in regards to using ice cream as a dietary weight loss tool.
  • The diet title leads the user to assume ice cream is the main ingredient of the diet.
  • The Ice Cream Diet offers no user website or testimonials supporting the diet.


The heart of the diet is a welcome, fresh look on eating well for weight loss. The diet does not, however, offer any new scientific evidence to thought process on weight loss. Milk has been supporting higher calcium levels as a weight loss tool for several years now and this plan just plays off of that scientific research. The lack of a website or front page support on Prevention magazine, the main source of the diet leaves the dieter without positive feelings.

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