[ get with the program ] by sarah savat & stephanie zeilenga
Looking for a diet or healthy lifestyle program that can help you achieve your
weight-loss goals? Here’s what local experts have to say about some of the
most popular programs.
WHAT IT IS
HOW IT WORKS
METHOD The Ideal Protein Weight Loss
Method is medically designed to
force the body to stay in fat-burning
mode 24 hours a day to lose fat
while sparing lean body mass.
For a short time, dieters eat the
minimum daily protein required
to prevent muscle loss, and 30
grams or less of carbohydrates.
By restricting carbohydrates, the
body doesn’t replace its glycogen
stores, resulting in more fat burn.
Dieters also take fiber and are given
a variety of vitamins to ensure
This is used by the Johns Hopkins
Hospital weight management
program and includes comprehensive
support from a health coach and
on-call dieticians, doctors and nurses.
It also features an online site and
smart phone app for logging food
Take Shape for Life uses the ‘5 and
1’ program. You eat five Medifast
meals per day, every two to three
hours, and one meal with lean
protein and vegetables. Healthy
food choices are taught, as well as
the impact of factors like sleep and
stress on the total health picture.
Test diet helps those with food
and chemical sensitivities improve
chronic conditions. It treats
inflammation in every organ and
helps people wean themselves off
Following a blood test to identify
specific food sensitivities, clients are
given a detailed nutrition program
tailored to their individual needs.
The diet heals the body from the
inside out by boosting the immune
RECLAIMED This is a modified Paleo diet that
teaches portion control and shows
dieters which foods might create
sensitivities. The diet is suited
for anyone who is pre-diabetes,
overweight or suffering with acid
reflux, high cholesterol or joint pain.
Food choices are limited to lean
meat or other protein, four cups
of vegetables and two pieces of
fruit each day. Starchy products,
including bread, cereals, potatoes
and rice, are excluded, as are oils,
fats and dairy products.
The Mediterranean diet is a style of
eating, not for quick weight loss.
It has been shown to lower the
risk of heart disease and diabetes,
and lower blood pressure and
LDL cholesterol. There’s growing
evidence that this diet also can lower
risks for some cancers, Alzheimer’s
and Parkinson’s diseases.
This diet focuses on fresh fruit and
vegetables, whole grains, fish rich in
omega-3 fatty acids, olives and olive
oil, nuts, beans and legumes. Red
wine can be consumed in moderation,
and physical activity is encouraged.
These foods are thought to decrease
inflammation, which is key to the
health benefits of
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If you’ve struggled to lose weight and stick to a diet in the past, hypnosis
could be the permanent solution you’ve been looking for. “Hypnosis can
help you successfully harness the power that everyone holds within them
to make positive, permanent changes to their own lives,” says JACKIE
FOKKENS, A CERTIFIED HYPNOTHERAPIST.
Diets and deprivation don’t work because they don’t address the root of the problem,
according to Fokkens. “People who felt weight loss was futile before hypnosis report that
their eating patterns and attitudes toward food have drastically changed,” she says. “I’ve
helped many people lose 20 to 30 lbs., and more.”
Fokkens says hypnosis is nothing more than the alpha state—a state of mind that we pass
through as we fall asleep at night, go deep into a memory or as we watch television. “It’s not
mind control, and you can’t get ‘stuck’ in hypnosis,” she adds.
The hypnotist simply makes suggestions while the subject is under hypnosis, Fokkens
explains. “These suggestions communicate directly with your subconscious mind, where all
your automatic behavior is stored.”