What You Should Know
The Millennium Diet is a book written by Dr. Mark Davis. The official website for the book is lacking in every regard. There is no real information on the diet, the author bio is tiny and gives the dieter no real information on how the doctor is qualified to write a weight loss book and diet description consists of one large paragraph about the book. The tagline “Rapid Weight Loss” combined with the fact that the author is a doctor may convince some dieters to take the plunge and pay $16 for the book. We need a bit more information before making a final decision.
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Dieting book by an internist, Dr. Mark Davis.
At the heart of the Millennium Diet is health food choices and portion control. The author claims dieters often have too little time to count calories so portion control is a more viable option. The largest meal portion is reserved for vegetables followed by lean protein and complex carbohydrates. There are foods eliminated from the dieter’s menu plan, including sugar and simple carbohydrates. High glycemic fruits, vegetables and carbohydrates should also be eliminated or eaten in moderation. Eliminating foods often causes the dieter to feel deprived.
A sample menu plan may consist of healthy cereal for breakfast with skim milk and a high fiber fruit. Lunch is a salad with added lean protein. Dinner rounds out the day with a lean meat, carbohydrate and two vegetables. The dieter can have a snack in the evening if desired, but it must be very low in calories.
There are a few problems with the Millennium Diet. The plan does not take activity into account. If the dieter takes a spinning class three days a week, the total caloric intake will not promote healthy muscle recovery or growth. There is no enough protein in the diet for the average female dieter, let alone a male dieter who needs more protein. The rules are the same for men and women, but men need more calories than women.
- Promotes portion control.
- Supports complex carbohydrates and low glycemic vegetables.
- Very low calorie diet plan.
- Does not include enough protein.
- The dieter may feel hungry throughout the day.
- Supports three meals a day.
The Millennium Diet is a bit outclassed by more current diet books. The meal plan includes three meals a day and an optional snack. Most diets today are based on six or more meals a day. There is very little protein included in the sample menu. The dieter is not allowed to have a mid-morning or mid-afternoon snack, two times of the day when cravings can be hard to fight.