4 Day Diet Plan
Is the 4 Day Diet Plan a fad craze - or a diet miracle? Fad diets are
all the craze and cover ideas like
body cleansing to the
skinny vegan diet.
Amongst the latest and greatest diet craze
is the four day diet.
But what exactly is this weight loss plan and how
does it work?
From the title one might assume you
eat for four days and then fast for the remaining 3 days in the
Or maybe you eat only one food for four days and then
normal for three days.
It could even mean that you lose 4
pounds in 4 days (don't we wish).
The title alone is not enough to know what
you are in for. If the name has got you curious, then keep
reading to learn more.
You might be surprised to see how it really works.
How the 4 Day Diet Works
may have heard about the 50
million pound challenge set forth by
Dr. Ian Smith.
He challenged Americans to stop the obesity
epidemic and lose weight.
As of the writing of this article,
over 3.3 million pounds have already been lost by thousands of
So what’s in the 4 day diet that has been successful for so many people?
This plan works to reprogram your body for better eating.
It consists of seven different modules (or phases) which last for
By changing the food choices often, this program eliminates the
boredom and routine that many other fad diets consist of.
1 - Induction Phase
The first module, the induction phase, is the strictest and
to the South Beach Diet. This first step is designed to eat
foods that help detoxify your body.
The thought behind
detoxifying is to rid your body of the bad stuff before you can begin
eating the good foods. The allowed foods and meals are
detailed in the book.
Module 2 - The Transition Phase
With the second module you begin to change your current eating habits
and are at the start of your transition. New foods are added
like grains and vegetables that were not in the induction phase.
know you are on a diet, but the point is not to deprive you but to
teach you to become satisfied by eating healthier.
Module 3 - The Protein Stretch
With the third phase, proteins added. The foods on
the protein list encourage eating lean meats, foods rich in omega-3
fatty acids like fish as well as dairy products like eggs and milk.
The protein in these foods helps to build lean muscles and speeds up
Module 4 - The Smooth Phase
In the fourth phase, this plan really lets you go
crazy. With this module you can eat whatever you want – no
restrictions - but in moderation. It assumes you have learned some
healthy eating habits so allows you to introduce your own
Remember, the plan stresses moderation
during this phase.
Although you may be tempted to eat non-stop during this point in the 4 Day Diet, don’t
forget the healthy eating you have learned with the first few modules.
Module 5 - The Push Phase
With module five you are back to a stricter eating plan again.
be to combat the effects of module four or just a reminder of how you
Either way, it seems to work for many.
Module 6 - The Pace Phase
As with the second module, this phase
introduces a few more foods that you were not allowed in the push phase.
Module 7 - The Vigorous
This last phase takes you back to a strict plan for the final stretch of the
program. It will help you shed those last few pounds as you complete
the last module.
The 4 Day Diet lasts for about a month
with the seven modules but you can repeat them over and over again
until you reach your weight loss goals.
To sum up this program, it's a plan designed to teach you
With the changing foods and menus every four days, you
will not get bored with this one.
Although the plus is that you won’t get bored with the food, you want to
be careful that you learn long term healthy eating habits so that the
weight you lose will stay off for good.
Any diet that
promotes eating anything you want (like in the 4th module) tends to
lend itself to a “fad diet”.
However, some people find this
method to stave off binging and overeating so there may be some merit
to this fad diet for some people.
In addition to this review of the 4 Day Diet, read all about the Biggest Loser Diet
before making your diet plan selection.
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