The Millenium Diet was created by doctor Mark Davis, based on his own research into the diets of his patients.
While examining their diets, he noted specific foods and food groups which caused weight gain problems. Dr Davis found that when certain foods were reduced, or eliminated completely, his patients were able to lose weight loss at a rate of four to eight pounds per week. The book also includes a diet plan which can help you to lose up to 30 pounds within the first month of trying it.
And, although the idea that ‘slow and steady wins the day‘ is the conventional advice for losing weight, a recent study, published in the International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, suggests that more rapid weight loss leads to better results in the long-run.
The Millennium Diet is basically a low-carb and high-protein diet. From the Millenium Diet website,
Insulin is a major factor in glucose metabolism. One of its lesser known functions is as a component of fat metabolism. When insulin increases this hormone sets off a cascade of other enzymes which enhance fat deposition in the body. The converse also occurs, because high insulin levels block the breakdown of fat. This program takes advantage of these facts by selecting foods that do not challenge insulin levels. Therefore, the body will burn fat instead of sugar. You lose weight.
A typical day on this diet might look something like this:
- Breakfast: Egg white omelet with turkey bacon
- Lunch: Green salad with grilled chicken breast
- Snack: Almonds
- Dinner: White fish steamed with lemon and herbs and a green salad
- Finished off with a multi-vitamin and plenty of fresh water daily.
It sounds like just another low-carb diet plan to me, but what do you think of the idea that you can lose 30 pounds in one month – is that healthy, or dangerous?
The Millennium Diet is available on Amazon for $14.