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Beverly Hills Diet

Actress author claims some foods are better off eaten separately.

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This weight loss plan has no ties to the glamorous California destination, other than to help you find your star-worthy body. The New Beverly Hills Diet focuses on Conscious Combining,a food combining philosophy that states that maintaining or losing weight is controlled by the times you eat and your food combinations.

Actress Judy Mazel created The New BH Diet, an update to her 1980s plan. She suggests that when some foods are eaten together it leads to poor digestion and in turn obesity.

The New BH Diet is a 35-day program, in which you'll learn to eat carbs only with carbs, proteins only with proteins and fruits by themselves. This is because, Mazel claims, your body uses specific enzymes to digest carbs, proteins and fruit and when you mix these foods, your body has a difficult time breaking down food. Mazel also suggests that fat is merely a symptom of digestion and when your body is digesting properly, you will see a reduction in body fat.

PRO
  • No calorie restriction
  • Eat a wide variety of foods
  • Food Combining a popular eating approach
  • Optimize digestion
CON
  • Food Combining can be restrictive and difficult to manage
  • Author not a nutrition professional
  • No maintenance plan
  • Does not teach about portions
  • Does not provide exercise guidance.
DIET and NUTRITION

Some of the Beverly Hills Diet rules are:

  • Start your day with a piece of fruit, but only one each hour.
  • Consume steak, shrimp, salad, baked potatoes, corn and wine during the first 10 days.
  • Eat as much as you like.
EXERCISE

Beverly Hills Diet provides no guidance on exercise and fitness.

CONCLUSION

It should be noted that Judy Mazel does not have any medical or nutritional credentials and her theories are widely disputed by experts in the industry. Her suggestion that enzymes can't properly breakdown combined foods and turns them into fats is refuted by some who say the body can't absorb food that isn't broken down. It is only these absorbed foods that can turn into fat. This is pretty much a definitive example of a diet you probably won’t stick to for life, no should you.

The New Beverly Hills Diet does not offer any suggestions for serving size, exercise or maintaining weight loss.

Common Misspellings

BeverlyHills Diet, Beverly Hills Deit, Bevery Hills diet, The New Beverly Hills deit, Beverley Hills Diet, Beverly Hill's Diet


Related Diets: Eat Right for Your Type, Food Combining, Marilu Henner Total Health Makeover


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Brad

There are people in this world gulliable enough to believe that food that isn't digested/absorbed propely can make you fat!?!?!?! Sad....

posted Sep 9th, 2008 12:17 pm


Rachael

I did it after I had my baby and lost 20lbs. in a month. I've since had two more kids and was just thinking about getting back on it again. My last baby is 16 months old now so I;m not nursing. I would not recamend this diet if you are nursing or expecting. I loved it so good luck you all.

posted May 6th, 2008 8:54 am


Fallen85

Alright, now I'm not a certified nutritionist either, but what this woman is stating as a way to lose weight is not only incorrect, unethical, and dangerous, but complete garbage. An individual loses weight through physical activity, lifestyle changes, and HEALTHY management of food intake. If you restrict yourself to the foods you eat, especially foods with nutrients and what-not your body requires, yeah, you'll lose weight...and muscle mass and possibly develop malnutrition. Malnutrition isn't just in those who haven't eaten in 3 weeks, but is also commn in the obese. Also, the statement about specific enzymes breaking down specific foods is also incorrect. Here's why: The pancreas, an accesory organ to the digestive system produces a wide variety of enzymes that break down all categories of digestible food. This isn't my opinion, this is from my A&P book. The stomach produces HCL and pepsinogen to break down proteins. The body cannot breakdown some foods, such as some sugar molecules, aka polysaccharides. They simply help food move along, that's why we eat them. I think we all can see his when we eat corn (that is, if you haven't eliminated it from your diet yet). To those looking to lose weight, I suggest you avoid this diet. Also, good luck lossing the weight. I hope you do it in a healthy way.

posted Apr 14th, 2008 11:30 am


anke

I did it for two weeks , lost 7kg. works wery well! and Ypu can mix things together only not that much and You also can take days when You eat everything You want..nothing happens as long you eat your fruit in the morning! Ive heard not so good commets about BH diet but if you look some other diets, then everybody knows that its better to eat grilled chicken than carrot all day long. well it helped me..and know I just try to eat at least 3 days per week so i DONT mix food groups..and im in perfect weight!!!

posted Mar 31st, 2008 8:40 am


sarah

As a registered dietitian, anyone who believes that you can lose weight without reducing your caloric intake through reducing your food intake or reducing intake with exercise is clearly wasting their money and being easily taken advantage of. As for the Beverly Hills Diet shot - I hope you have lots of money to waste!

posted Mar 11th, 2008 10:20 am


Unknown_One

I think that u shouldnt do this diet...its the worst..how u eat everything u want && still lose weigh dat makes no sense!!


Kelly

I actually am seeing a specialist in Beverly Hills, his name is Dr. Kerendian, he actually has a diet shot called the Beverly Hills Diet shot, I lost several pounds with this more than 40 in three months, with a combination of a 1500 calorie diet. It was really easy


Kirsty

I'm doing an assignment about this at school. And with researching this diet i have found that it is bad for your health because it lacks in calories, is low in proteins and many other nutrients. I've tried this diet and found that as soon as i went back to eating normally "healthy"my weight went back to normal. A side effect off this diet is diarrhoea!!!! In my opinion it is not worth trying!!!!!


Tina

I too think the idea makes sense. But it does leave me wondering since the lady who started this isn't really certified and that her information doesn't include recommendations for serving size or even a long-term plan. But anything that let's me eat baked potatoes and drink wine and still lose wieght seems cool with me.


Brandy

Could be another too good to be true. I'd like to give it a try though- sounds like I can get whatever I want and lose the weight.


Jackie_wells

I like this diet concept of eating proteins with proteins and carbs with carbs. It makes sense that the body breaks down these complex foods differently.



 

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