Dean Ornish Diet

The Dean Ornish Diet first started as a diet program aiming to reverse heart disease. The weight loss program for patients with heart problems has been so effective that its maker decided to write a book about it. The program helped its clients in sidestep bypass surgeries, unclog arteries and of course lose a number of pounds.

This diet focuses on ones choice of food. The amount of food that one intakes but rather the type of food that one eats is more important. The program provides several healthy rules in eating. It actually move for its clients be subject to intense eating changes such as wiping out meat than having it in increments.

Obviously, this diet is extremely healthy and it confirms that vegetarian diet is the best choice for having that superb well being. Being a person who is very much into vegetables also means a person who weighs less, suffers less chronic disease and possesses lower amount of cholesterol.

What can be eaten?

Fruits, legumes, whole grains, vegetables and limited about of oil and fats. Nuts, avocados, red meat, sugar, refined grains, alcohol and other high fat fare are the ones that have to be avoided as much as possible. Meanwhile, seafood’s, grilled or roasted skinless chicken breast, cod, sole, flounder are the ones that is advisable to eat in moderation.

How does it Work?

This diet is generally plant based as it gives more importance to vegetables. Hence, there is really no need at counting calories or rather measuring the food that you will be eating because no matter how many food you eat under this diet program will lead you still having a low amount of calories in your body.

Stop counting calories and throw out the measuring cups. You dine ad lib on everything from pineapple to kidney beans to oats. Because a plant-based diet is naturally low in fat, calories are also low as a result. No biochemical smoke and mirrors here, just very low-fat eating.

Currently, most Americans get around 35 percent of their total calories from fat. If that amount were to drop to Ornish’s recommended 10 to 20 percent, dieters could eat almost one-third more food each day yet still consume the same amount of calories, the doctor says. His regimen isn’t one that you go on and then off, but one you follow over the long haul.