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An Overview of the Fit for Life Diet Plans

written by: Carmen Tomas • edited by: Donna Cosmato • updated: 1/14/2011

Fit for Life diet plans are based on Harvey and Marilyn Diamond's book by the same name that was originally introduced to the public in the 80s. That book was a bestseller for 40 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Discover more about this diet plan, and see why it is considered a fad diet

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    The Fit For Life Approach

    Fit for Life diet plans are based on knowing which kinds of foods are compatible with your body for optimum weight loss. The approach is focused on food combining; foods that are categorized in the program as “dead foods" must not be eaten with “living foods." Eating mostly living foods is the make up of the diet for the Fit for Life weight loss program.

    There are pre-approved exercise options and schedules for the dieter to follow. Before the program was developed, individuals just bought the book Fit For Life (Harvey and Marilyn Diamond) and went on the diet. Now, you have the option to join the Fit For Life Weight Management System where there is an interaction with their counselors. The program guarantees that it will help you reduce health risks such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis and many more. It also guarantees body re-shaping, loss of fat, better looks, improved muscle mass, and increased confidence as long as you do your part. It is backed up by a 30-day money back guarantee.

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    The Fit for Life Diet

    The diet approach of Fit for life is very unconventional and disputed by most dieticians and nutritionist all over the world. Some of the rules in the program are:

    • You cannot eat fruits with other foods. They are only healthy for you if the fruits are eaten alone.
    • Only fruits can be eaten in the morning (until noon), as it cleanses the body.
    • Carbohydrates and proteins should not be consumed at the same time. So for lunch and dinner, you have the choice of either carbohydrates and vegetables or proteins and vegetables.
    • Consumption of dairy foods is strictly prohibited on this diet program.
    • Drinking water with your meals is discouraged.
    • There is a one day when you can eat whatever you want, which the program calls a free day.
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    Expert Opinions

    Many experts believe that Fit for Life diet program is not a healthy program for those who want to lose weight. The very restrictive diet plan may pose future threats to health. It may create deficiencies of many valuable nutrients that your body needs to function properly, such as vitamin B12 and D, zinc and calcium.

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    Pros

    • Unlike other diet plans available in the weight loss industry, Fit for Life encourages exercise.
    • It does not require the purchase of pre-packaged foods.
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    Cons

    • It encourages elimination of major food groups.
    • This diet plan is not developed by trained or registered medical professionals.
    • The stated principles on what causes excess weight conflict with medical research and studies.
    • Membership is too expensive.
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    Membership

    Signing up with the regular program will cost you about $499.95. However, there is a special introductory price of about $399.95, which is a limited offer. Unlike You:on a Diet, Weight Watchers and eDiets.com, you will not find a sample food list or meal plans on the website until you sign up.

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    Overall

    Fit for Life is considered a fad diet. It does not promote balanced nutrition, and there is no scientific evidence that the program really works. You will benefit more from tried and tested weight loss management programs that are backed up with sound health and fitness advice.

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