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Omega Diet

The diet promotes seven rules.

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For some, the Omega Diet is the end-all in terms of finding the weight loss answers their looking for. Known for their vast nutritional benefits, Omega-3 and Omega-6 essential fatty acids (EFA) promote heart health, lower blood pressure and lessen your chance for rheumatoid arthritis, chronic fatigue syndrome, depression and lupus.

Our diets are actually already higher in Omega-6 (found in grains, poultry and olive oil), despite Omega-3 being the more needed EFA (found primarily in flaxseed and cold-water fish like salmon). Following the Omega Diet also allows for some cheese and your favorite salad dressing. Those are bonuses when you adhere to the seven Omega Diet rules.

PRO
  • Information is easy to understand
  • Tasty recipes included
  • Encourages high consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Considered part of the Mediterranean diet
  • Focuses on the benefits of Omega 3 oils like heart health and brain function
CON
  • Focuses on overall health rather than weight loss
  • Excessive fruit consumption can lead to problems from fruit sugars
  • Over-emphasis in the use of canola oil
DIET and NUTRITION
  • Eat no less than seven servings of fresh produce daily
  • Consume plenty of Omega-3 EFA
  • Legumes and nuts should be eaten regularly
  • Limit foods with saturated fats and that are high in cholesterol
  • Cook with plant-based oils like olive and canola
  • Remove Omega-6 oils like corn and peanut from your diet
  • Remove trans-fatty acids
EXERCISE

Because the Omega Diet focuses on overall health and is not designed specifically for weight loss, an exercise regimen is not included in the book.

CONCLUSION

Although the Omega Diet is not necessarily a plan to lose weight, you can certainly take the knowledge it contains and use it towards eating healthier. Chances are if you are overweight and start eating the way the Omega Diet suggests, you will find yourself losing weight because of better food choices. You can easily apply the Omega Diet to your life and lose weight by watching your calorie intake and adding in exercise. This diet takes into account the people of Greek heritage have maintained their good health for over 5,000 years and applies it to the things we eat today. The Omega Diet has information that can help your overall life longevity and can help you get healthy.

Common Misspellings

Omega Deit, Omeg Diet, Omega-3 deit, Omega-3 diet


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Kendra

sounds fine, doesn't sound so dangerous unlike some of the other diets out there. with the cons if u do them its your own fault not the diets.

posted Mar 12th, 2011 10:37 am


Tim Riley

sounds good. I think I will enjoy It.

posted Sep 1st, 2010 1:01 pm


Henry

What's not too like? This reveals some critical information about what is important on this diet. I don't use their menus or recipes, but I follow the guidelines of the diet (the 7 basic principals) and it has made weight loss very easy for me so far.

Not only have I lost weight, but I feel better than I have in many years.

My only concern is the canola oil, which is a mixed bag because a large number of people advocate against it, and some people are all for it. It's does contradict a little the author's theory of the greek diet, since canola oil is a fairly new oil.

posted Feb 25th, 2009 1:42 pm


Dennis

A diet is only as good as your ability to stick with it. Accordingly, most diets fail due to dieters inability or unwillingness to stick to all the requirements. A better approach is to follow some simple rules and don't try and stray to far from the foods you like to eat. Here is what i recommend:

1. Eat smaller more frequent meals (5-6 per day)
2. Stop eating when you first feel satisfied. If eating out get a "to go" box.
3. Avoid the following (entirely): potatos, pasta. cooked carrots, corn, anything made with white flour
4. Limit: sugar (stevia recommended)
5. Eat low glycemic fruits (berries, cherries, etc)
6. Cook with olive oil or Enova
7. Eat lean meats and fish
8. Ignore all the above one day a week but still be aware of portions
9. After the third week on the program do a Colon /Liver Cleanse (recommended semi-anually)
10. Exercise regularly but don't go to extreems

posted Feb 23rd, 2009 12:52 pm


Kris

filling up isnt really good for you anyway - your metabolism works better if you eat every 2-3 hours throughout the day. most dieticians will tell you that, as well.

its basically a Mediterranean diet: eating seasonally and eating more often (but eating less when doing so). some more interesting things to add might be couscous, brown rice, omega-3 supplements, pomegranates, figs and dates... do a little research on what is most commonly eaten in places like morrocco, libya, tunisia, and especially east turkey and the greek islands.

ive been following this diet with mild excercise for about a month now, and its really working wonders.

posted Oct 22nd, 2008 12:36 pm


Kim

I think this would be easy- instead of eliminating many foods- you add a few and substitute some cooking oils. This may mean not eating out (as much, some restaurants use Olive and Canola oil- just ask) or you can request that they do. In your own cooking you'll have to make the substitution. I've been cooking with 100% Canola Oil for years- it's consistency is very similar to Corn/Veggie/Peanut Oil but has benefits of Olive Oil.

posted Jul 7th, 2008 8:27 am


Lauren G.

I just feel like I'd be left craving a lot of stuff and not filling up. Plus, it's like this list of rules to follow and i just think it should be simpler.


anonymous

I don't think it gets much easier than this- just shows exactly what you are supposed to do and what you're not.


Millie

I've been looking in to this. It is a lot of fish- so it's got the omega3. Fish like salmon, tuna and trout. As far as the Omega6 I've just found oils- sunflower, olive, pumpkin. I'm thinking about this. the food isn't hard to find and the not expensive either. Obviously it's low in fat and with all the fruits, veggies it sounds really healthy.


Caterina

Anyone doing this? At first glance I get to eat fish, some cheese, and some fruit & veggies. But what else?



   
 

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