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Ultimate New York Body Plan Gets Results, but Not the Healthy Way

by Descygna Webb

Finding a diet that gets real results in a short amount of time can be a difficult and often unrealistic task. Many everyday people look to celebrities for their diet advice and seek to have those coveted movie star bodies. One diet that has been used by several celebrities is the Ultimate New York Body Plan by trainer David Kirsch. This diet offers a hardcore workout routine to whip you into shape quickly. This plan is only two weeks long and it includes both diet and fitness components. The Ultimate New York Body Plan will help you lose weight, increase your energy, tone muscles, and give you real results. Some of the celebrity clientele that have used this program include Heidi Klum, Naomi Campbell, James King and Liv Tyler.

The program has been proven and you start off by taking a fitness assessment to see your starting fitness level. If your fitness level is not high enough, you won’t be able to start the two week program. There is a pre-plan program for those that need to build up their fitness for the actual program. During the two week program, you do customized workouts everyday based on your fitness level. Many of Kirsch’s celebrity clients have spoken about the difficulty of the fitness component. You may be exercising for up to 90 minutes each day and both cardio and weight training are included.

For nutrition, there are menus provided that can be as low as 900 calories per day. Kirsch has what he calls an A, B, C, D, E and F set of rules of nutrition that is followed with the diet, which stands for no alcohol, bread, starchy carbs, dairy, sweets or fruits for the entire two weeks. All of the meals that you will eat will consist of lean protein and vegetables. With the low calorie count and strenuous amount of exercise through a two week period, it’s not surprising that you would achieve big results.

This diet has been classified as a fad diet by dieticians because of its restricted caloric allowance and the fact that you could not continue this type of diet on a long term basis. Consuming fewer than 1,000 calories per day can place the body into starvation mode and cause long term health problems. Your body may sacrifice other organs and muscle for the fuel it isn’t getting from food. Although you may lose weight initially, the long term effects are not worth it.

Kirsch does offer a more extended program in his book titled The Ultimate New York Body Plan. In the book there are different phases that you go through over a longer period of time. Using the long term plan may provide a healthier weight loss alternative than the more aggressive two week plan. Dieters must remember that gaining weight did not happen overnight and losing it will take some time as well.

Via ET

May 23rd, 2011

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