The New Flavor Point Diet Claims We Need to Limit Flavor
November 28th 2005
The Flavor Diet
conditions have been linked to obesity including diabetes, high blood
pressure, and heart disease. Every year there are a plethora of diets
that work for some people but not for others. A few years ago the
Atkins Diet was the rage. Last year it was the South Beach diet. The
diet rage for 2006 may be The Flavor Point Diet.
scientific research from the prestigious Yale Prevention Research
Center, the Flavor Point Diet is clinically proven to help shed excess
pounds quickly and safely. The ABC News program 20/20 had a segment on
this new diet that combines foods selected by flavor.
Author of the
book, Dr. David Katz, claims this diet “tricks your brain into being
satisfied all day long”. There is no need for diet pills or calorie
counting, just a well prepared meal plan. The diet incorporates “flavor
themes” by week, day, meal or dish. This will enable the dieter to
reach the Flavor Point (the moment at which you feel completely full and
deliciously satisfied) sooner.
The diet steps you
though a 12 week menu plan with over 150 new recipes. The recipes stick
to a specific flavor for a meal or day. For instance you may add lemon
to every meal for Monday but add onion or tomato to every meal for
Tuesday. Your goal is to limit “flavor variety.”
For example, you
may start out with a tomato omelet for breakfast and then a tomato
panini sandwich for lunch. And then for dinner you may have grilled
fish with tomato sauce or pasta with tomato sauce. Dr. Katz claims too
much variety is getting us into trouble.
This is how it
works. Each flavor we eat stimulates a different set of cells in the
brain. Sweet flavors will stimulate one portion of the brain, while
salty will stimulate another, and sour flavors may stimulate yet
another. The more areas in the brain you “turn on” the more you will
need to eat to feel full.
If you turn on
just one portion of the brain you will likely eat less but feel just as
satisfied, according to Dr. Katz. Essentially you will be fooling your
brain into thinking you are full. This one flavor a day technique is
super important for the first couple weeks of the diet.
The diet does
require you to get rid of processed junk foods loaded with sugar and
salt and replacing it with foods prepared by you. The salt and sugar
combination tells your brain to eat more. The Flavor Point Diet book
comes out in December just in time for the holidays. The book will also
as an abridged audio CD and an abridged downloadable audiobook.
By Dan Wilson
Best Syndication Staff Writer
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