Is The Diet Really A Miracle?
Note: This is a review. Click here to visit The 5 Day Miracle Diet Site.
The 5 Day Miracle Diet is based on the idea that if you can control your blood sugar levels, you can control your cravings.
According to Adele Puhn, the creator of this diet, once you are able to maintain blood sugar levels that don’t fluctuate, you won’t find yourself being tired and hungry resulting in binge eating (most often of junk foods).
Blood sugar fluctuations are normally due to the time of day that you eat along with the types of foods that you choose to eat. The main focus of the 5 Day Miracle Diet is to help you eliminate the cravings for processed and unhealthy foods such as sugars, alcohol, caffeine, and the dreaded starches.
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Getting rid of these foods from your diet will undoubtedly lead to weight loss. You can plan on eating three meals a day with a snack such as raw vegetables twice during the day. It should be noted that three foods that will be avoided include yogurt, bananas or bagels (three of my favorites).
One negative of this diet is that exercise is not addressed. Cardiovascular and strength training are both essential for weight loss as well as fitness.
- If followed properly, this diet will lead to weight loss.
- The diet is inexpensive compared to many others.
- While eliminating the bad foods will lead to weight loss, return to these foods will lead to weight gain
- There is no exercise requirement.
This diet is built for the short term, not a lifelong eating and exercise plan. It is calorie restrictive and does not promote exercise. However, if you are just interested in dropping a couple of pounds in 5 days, you could give it a try.
- Puhn, Adele. The 5-Day Miracle Diet, n.d. https://doi.org/10.1604/9780345402813.