| Thursday, January 12, 2006
| FEAST OF DIET BOOKS
|You've heard of the South Beach diet. Now get ready for the latest pound shedding plans from Sonoma County and Park Avenue. Based on each locald particular tastes, these new regimens aim to make dieting more palatable by mixing snob appeal with an occasional glass of Pinot. Here's a look at the "destination diests" and a few other loss books worth sampling.
"THE SONOMA DIET"
No calorie counting. No points. No weighing. No measuring. No obsessing about low-carb or low-fat foods. Just small portions or sun drenched, California style cuisine, accompanied by red or white wine. Think gourmet, not gourmand. BUSSWORDS: Waves; Power Foods; Mediterranean Diet.
"HOW THE RICH GET THIN"
EAST SIDE STORY
Wealth, priviledge and ease equal weight loss. But forget about liposuction and plastic surgery. This hardy regimen stresses daily aerobic exercises, high quality protein, calcium and the prohibition of all processed foods. Eat less but eat well. BUZZWORDS: Ladies Who Lunch; the Stop! Watch! Method of Exercise.
"FLAVOR POINT DIET"
REPEAT AFTER ME
Monotony is magical. A Yale nutritionist says too many flavors stimulate our appetite control cells. Soothe your brain with flavor repetition, and you'll feel full with fewer calories. Think cranberry sauce and cranberry ice cream.
BUZZWORDS: Pineapple Day; Onion Day.
"THE RICE DIET SOLUTION"
GRAINS OF WISDOM
Rice is low fat, low sodium and low just about everything except fiber and calories. But what other diet dares to promise a 20 to 30 lb, weight loss per month? Let's hope the rice shipment is not on a slow boat from China.
BUZZWORDS: Ricers, Dieta; Mindfulness; Detox.
This plan offers up real food for real people. Here, home cooking is your best friend, and fast food is the devil. Attention, shoppers; cruising the right grocery aisle is the not so secret weapon. Steer toward the produce and away from sugary treats.
BUZZWORDS: Boot Camp; Pedometer Power.
QOD is medical jargon for "every other day" and it's the bases of this meal plan, to enjoy its spiritual and mental benefits, you will alternate a day of fasting on just 400 calories with another day of chowing down. But no ningering allowed and only one dessert.
BUZZWORDS: On Days; Off Days; Mini Meals.
(Source:TIMEMAG/YOURTIME by: Andrea Sacha)
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