Beverly Hills Diet

General:
The plan contends that you can lose 10 to 15 pounds in 35 days eating primarily fruit. It advocates eating only one type of food at a time. Dieters are told that eating carbohydrates and proteins in the same meal destroys digestive enzymes and causes weight gain and poor digestion.

Types of food allowed:
Meat (Red, Chicken, Turkey, Pork, Sausage... basically, Any Meat), eggs, seafood, nuts, butter, cheese, some (low starch) vegetables, artificial sweeteners, diet soda, water

Advantages:
Weight comes off fast at first, many people are fond of the food selections allowed.

Disadvantages:
This is a high fat diet. This diet limits carbohydrates and teaches people to choose calorie dense food. This diet is likely to lead to weight gain and heart disease once the diet is over.

Health Issues:
This diet limits many healthy vegetables and necessary carbohydrates. Diets that are high in fat raise blood cholesterol levels and increase the risk of heart disease. The original The Beverly Hills Diet began with 10 days of fruit and did not include animal protein until day 19. The "New" Beverly Hills Diet now includes foods from all food groups in the first week, including animal protein, in an effort to comply with standards set by the U.S. Senate Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs as recommended for a balanced weekly diet.

Note: Judy Mazel was the author of the "The Beverly Hills Diet", which became a 1981 best seller. Judy Mazel does not have any medical or nutritional credentials and her theories are widely disputed by experts in the industry.



External Resources

Homepage:
The ‘official’ homepage no longer contains any information about the diet, book, or anything related to this diet outside of the author’s memorial page.

Reviews:
WebMD Review of the Atkins Diet

Overviews:
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Other:
Wikipedia definition of the Judy Mazel and the Beverly Hills Diet