If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, you know how hard it can be. Cutting calories can leave you hungry, tired, and obsessed with the food you can’t have. Measuring every bit of food is not only painstaking and joyless, but hard to keep up over the long term. Prescription drugs have unpleasant side effects that can challenge your resolve. What’s more, even when you do succeed in shedding weight with these approaches, all too often the weight comes right back.
The Inside-Out Diet is different. It can actually help you lose weight while feeling terrific from head to toe. More than a natural diet, more than a detox program, it puts you on a holistic path toward a healthier, more energetic lifestyle. Written by Cathy Wong, a leading naturopathic doctor and nutritionist, this book presents an easy-to-follow diet and nutrition plan that will help you see food not as an enemy, but as a wonderful and natural tool for healing and weight loss. You’ll shift your focus from eating to lose to eating to gain—better health, more energy, and a sense of wellbeing.
First, Cathy helps you understand the vital role of the liver in overall health and weight loss. She explains how the foods we eat, along with increasing level of chemicals in our environment, can force the liver to work overtime to detoxify the body and keep it from carrying out its other important functions—leading to chemical and hormonal imbalances and adversely affecting our moods, energy level, and our attempts to lose weight. With the three-step Inside-Out diet program, which includes delicious meal plans and over 50 recipes from chef Sabra Ricci, you’ll learn how to maximize liver functioning to lose weight safely and permanently, without the strain, slowdowns, and symptoms of unhealthy weight loss.
The plan consists of three parts:
Step 1: The first week is the most restrictive part of the plan, aimed at eliminating unhealthy cravings, restoring insulin sensitivity and hormonal balance, correcting your metabolism, and cleansing the colon and liver to open the pathways for sustained fat loss. Think of it as spring cleaning for the body—at any time of the year.
Step 2: In the second week, you’ll systematically re-introduce certain foods and note your responses. This helps you to determine whether those foods are helping or hampering your weight loss. Many diets unnecessarily restrict foods. With this diet, you’ll find out which foods are particularly problematic for you and only limit those.
You’ll be in Step 2 for three weeks, enjoying a wide variety of delicious and satisfying dishes, such as Rosemary Grilled Lamb with Goat Cheese, Roasted Beets, Red Onion, and Warm Watercress.
Step 3: To make sure you don’t gain back the weight, I’ve given you lifelong eating guidelines you can begin after Step 2 is over. I call it “maintain without gain”. It uses what you learned in the program as a foundation for five days a week and allows you to indulge in some of the foods you like (in moderation of course) the other two days. This keeps your metabolism revved so you don’t regain any of the weight. And because you’re not permanently restricting yourself from any foods, you’ll never “mess up.”
So skip the fad diets and rigid weight-loss regimes. Discover the key to natural weight loss with The Inside-Out Diet and start your journey toward a healthier, slimmer new you.
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