What You Should Know
Do you ever want to take a day off in the middle of a diet and not have to worry about gaining weight or counting calories? The Day Off Diet is designed with that in mind. According to the official website, the dieter follows the recommended eating plan for six days in a row and then takes the 7th day off the diet, thus the name the Day Off Diet. The day off is supposed to boost metabolism and help the dieter lose more weight, not gain as is the common concern. Foods allowed on the diet are divided into three categories – Green Light, Yellow Light and Red Light. Green Light foods are the best. Yellow Light foods should be approached with caution and Red Light foods should be avoided. The diet is not low carbohydrate and not low fat. There is no calorie counting required.
List of Ingredients
Seven day diet cycle that allows the dieter to eat as they please on the 7th day of every week.
The Day Off Diet is an eBook offered online. The program is based on a Green, Yellow, Right Light system. Foods on the Green Light list can be consumed in larger quantities. Yellow Light foods should be consumed in moderation and Red Light foods should be avoided. We assume these lights are for the 6 days of dieting as the 7th day is when the dieting and let go of the diet for 24 hours before returning to the reduced calorie eating plan.
There are no details on the approved foods for each light category, but we can guess how the diet is laid out. Green Light foods are likely green leafy vegetables and healthy fruits. Yellow Light foods are likely lean proteins, whole grains and healthy fats. The Red Light foods must consist of processed foods and fast foods; anything with concentrated calories and high fat content.
The diet is marketed with a “no counting calorie” approach, but there is an inherent flaw with this type of eating plan. If the dieter takes a Green Light food and consumes it in excess, they will gain weight. Take spinach, for instance; if the dieter cooks pounds of spinach it will reduce in size exponentially. The calories may be lower than other foods, but there is the chance the dieter could overeat and still gain weight.
The free day is another concern. The plan describes pizza, ice cream and cookies as being perfectly fine to consume on the 7th day. One cookie has an average of 200 calories. Consume a few of those with that pizza and ice cream and the previous week’s work is nixed.
- Supports healthy eating.
- The 7th day could break the diet.
- No counting calories.
The Day Off Diet is a fad diet sold in eBook form. The dieter should not follow a diet that allows them to eat the foods that caused weight gain in the first place.