Just in case you didn’t catch this from the faq section of the official Beyond Diet Program website I thought I’d add it to my webpage as I always think its a great idea to see how Beyond Diet measures up to some of the other popular Weight Loss Systems. You might be surprised at what you read.
The Atkins Diet requires that followers severely limit all carbohydrates, even fruits and vegetables. Beyond Diet also believes eating an excessive amount of carbohydrates is often the cause of weight gain and health problems, but it does not restrict the consumption of healthy fruits and vegetables and certain grains; Beyond Diet believes that individuals can decrease their weight and increase their health while still consuming these specific carbohydrates.
The Zone Diet tells its followers to eat more fruits and vegetables, and less grains, breads and pasta; eat small portions of low-fat protein at every meal/snack; eat smaller meals more frequently; and drink eight glasses of water every day. While Beyond Diet agrees with almost all of these principles – however, some people actually feel better when they eat higher fat proteins (as opposed to the low-fat proteins recommended by the Zone). In addition, Beyond Diet does not recommend the many Zone products that contain soy protein and corn syrup.
The South Beach Diet recommends having healthy protein sources at every meal and greatly limiting the number of complex carbohydrates consumed. Beyond Diet does the same, highlighting the importance of protein and the difference between healthy and unhealthy carbs. Beyond Diet differs from the South Beach Diet in that it does not endorse the use of artificial sweeteners, and it does not recommend the many South Beach products that contain soy, corn syrup and palm kernel oil.
The Rice Diet Solution
The Rice Diet Solution teaches its readers to follow a very low-calorie, low-sodium, low-fat, low-sugar, low-protein, high-complex carbohydrate, whole-foods diet. Beyond Diet completely disagrees with this quick, extreme approach to weight loss, believe instead that a lifestyle plan can more realistically be maintained for the long haul. In addition, Beyond Diet disagrees with the notion of a low-fat and low-sodium diet, because certain fats and the right kind of salt are necessary for a healthy eating plan.
Kathy Freston Detox
Kathy Freston’s Quantum Wellness is a completely Vegan approach to weight loss; this means doing away with all animal foods (meats, poultry, eggs, fish). This plan gained popularity when Oprah followed Freston’s 21-day detox plan – Beyond Diet agrees that a detox period can be beneficial to any person, but it is not a realistic approach to a healthy lifestyle. Instead, Beyond Diet teaches people how to eat healthy (and therefore achieve and maintain a healthy weight) for the long haul. As with the Zone and South Beach Diets, Beyond Diet does not agree with Freston’s promotion of soy and soy products.
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