I have been on Foodlovers since August 10 and I have lost 17 pounds. It is not a "fast food diet" or EAT ALL YOU WANT diet. It is nothing like that at all.
You eat every 2 to 3 hours. You combine proteins, fast carbs and slow carbs to make a "Fat loss Plate". He emphasizes portion control and using visual cues to construct a "Fat Loss Plate". You get 3 snacks a day of anything as long as it is within a 150 to 200 calorie range. You are given recipes to try or in my case, based on the information he has given me..taking my family favorites and making them more Foodlovers's Friendly ( less fat, more fiber ect)..YOu can eat anywhere at any restaurant following the principles of this eating plan. I have not cooked ONE of his recipes because I have enjoyed tweaking my own.
Having had the program run by my doctor, he said, "Yes, eating more frequently and in a healthy way will speed up your metabolism". This was CRITICAL FOR ME. I was eating one or two meals a day for years and I could not understand why I wasn't losing weight, had a bloated stomach and just felt bad with gas and acid reflux.
Well, low and behold...NO MORE since I have been on FLs. My blood pressure is now 110/80. My doc, Harvard trained nonetheless, is VERY HAPPY with my results and he looked through the main booklet and said there is nothing "faddish about it".
He did object to the OPTIONAL 6 day Detox. I did too and I did not do it. I think "detox" is stupid. My first week on FLS I lost 6 pounds just eating the way the program told me too and now after 21 says or so, I am 17 pounds lighter.
The infomercial has a disclaimer at the bottom stating the program is based on Food combining, portion control and exercise. I believe in LOW IMPACT and I generally do 20 minutes of activity 2 or 3 times a day. NOthing HIGH IMPACT or BRUTAL. Just CONSISTENT.
If I had to sum up the program, it would be like taking the 3 Hour diet + parts of WWs by not limiting food choices and some of South Beach by the fast and slow carb principles.
Is it rocket science? No. But it is the first program where I have not been starving or feeling deprived.
Again, I DO the program
Originally Posted by nelie
And how does it 'reset' your metabolism? A lot of the decreased metabolism issues come from yo-yo dieting and losing muscle.