What You Should Know
This book bases its diet plan on the power of antioxidants. Antioxidants help the body protect itself from free radical damage, which is a real threat in our current lifestyles. The 28 Day Antioxidant plan is usually preceded by a four day detoxification and ‘cleansing’ period. This diet plan has been formulated by Keri Glassman, a registered dietitian. The focus is on a maximum intake of antioxidants, which are very powerful food substances that help the body to get rid of free radicals. Free radicals are harmful to the body and are attributed with causing a whole host of diseases like cancer, heart complications, skin diseases and Alzheimer’s, among others.
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The 28 Day Antioxidant Diet claims to help users reduce their risk of heart attacks, cancer and strokes, achieve weight stability in the long term. It also claims to help in formulating a personalized exercise program and be better informed about healthy eating and find out what vitamins ‘can’ and ‘can’t’ do for the human body – separating myth from fact. This weight loss system uses a scale of food intake measurement – that is in terms of antioxidants ingested. This scale is called the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, and is a measure that was created by the USDA. It calculates the extent to which the body will be protected by free radical damage, given the intake of antioxidants.
- The book has been written in a conversational style where advanced medical terms have been explained in a layman’s language so that the maximum number of people can derive the benefits out of the diet.
- The book keeps the reader engaged and gives a long list of recipes that can be used in this diet plan.
- Examples include the Caramelized Pear and Pecan French Toast, Green Tea Walnut Loaf, Blackberry Thyme Margarita, Salmon with Raspberry Balsamic Glaze, Chocolate-Cherry Buttermilk Scones, among others.
- Not enough focus is given on reduction of caloric intake.
- Not enough importance is given to appropriate levels of exercise. This and the previous point make this diet plan something of an ‘incomplete’ one. Even though it takes care of helping users protect their body against harm caused by pollutants, it fails to tackle the core problems that make or break one’s weight loss efforts.
This diet plan is more of a ‘health’ plan. Even though the book is full of useful information on how to maintain good health, the promise of weight loss somehow remains incomplete. Users need to revisit their priorities when choosing to embark upon this diet plan – whether losing weight is a key need or not.