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Rosedale Diet

Rosedale Diet

Some serious low-carbing, and insight into an important hormone.

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Dr. Ron Rosedale, a leading metabolism expert, says that his plan turns the table on those who discount low-calorie diet plans. Dr. Rosedale says that low-calorie diets can lead to a longer life and a toned figure. The Rosedale Diet suggests a way for dieters to consume less calories and maintain a feeling of fullness.

The Rosedale Diet works by targeting the hormone leptin, responsible for telling the brain, when to start and stop eating and how much to eat. Leptin is created by the fat cells. You want to maintain low leptin levels so that your body is told that you've eaten enough. When the brain thinks you're full, it starts eating at your fat stores, and ultimately lose weight.

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To accomplish the weight loss and health benefits of the Rosedale Diet, simply eat lean proteins, fibrous carbs and good fat. Foods are filed under three lists - A, B and C. A foods are those that you should definitely eat. On the A-list you'll find fish, shellfish, cornish game hen, goat cheese, olives, nuts and avocados. B-list foods include fruit, beans and steak and should be consumed moderately. C-List foods should rarely be eaten. This list includes fried and processed foods, milk, hard cheese and hot dogs.


Some guidance is provided.


The Rosedale Diet is innovative, in that it brings the leptin hormone into the spotlight. But, Dr Rosedale has been quoted as saying "achieve excellent results even if you never pick up a weight or dust off your treadmill." There may be some truth to that, but the idea of essentially condoning not exercising is not a great idea.

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I did this diet back in 2008 after some health scares, and because I wanted to lose weight. I lost a total of 30 lbs in about 8 months, losing about a third of the weight in the first month or so, and the remainder in the subsequent timeframe, where it slowly leveled off.

I had energy, felt great, and never got hungry. After about a year, I loosened my diet substantially, instead only keeping in mind the principles and trying to eat a good balance of protein/carbs and the right kinds, with lots of good fats. I continued to go easy on the sugar as much as possible.

I managed to sustain this weight loss until late last year, after moving back from Australia to the US, and eating huge portions of sugary food constantly!

I wondered why I suddenly gained so much weight, so I re-read Rosedale's book. Looks some people can sustain the fat-burning effects while loosening the restrictions on their diet, while others can't. Apparently it took quite a lot to reverse the fat-burning trigger in my body, but when it did, the opposite happened, and my body began to store fat rather than burn it.

I am now back "on the wagon" to try and trigger this effect again. First day, and I am not the least bit hungry, but do remember the dull headache as my body tries to adjust to the fact it needs to burn its own fat, rather than sugar!

I already feel great, and know the weight will drop off quickly. I did it before, I can do it again.

For those who think, "I can't eat that restrictive a diet" I can tell you from experience, that's paranoia from the sugar talking to you. Get over yourselves. Go strict on the diet for 2 weeks, and I guarantee you, once you lose that first 8 pounds, there is nothing anyone could say or do to make you go back and start eating the foods you thought you'd miss... and things with sugar will taste WAY too sweet and you won't want them.

I know. I've done it once already, and can't wait to feel that great, and look that great, again!

posted May 3rd, 2016 9:07 pm



This diet had changed my life since the time i bought the book. It had made me a better person and energetic and more focused. When i started 2 weeks ago i was only on a non carb diet and when i got to read it, he explained that non carbs is great but you have to have healthy fats too in your diet. i lost 6 kilos in 2 weeks. I lost my craving for carbs and sweets, i feel so much better, more energetic, and looked great. I recommend this diet to everyone who tried and failed in all trendy diets, THIS WORKS!

posted Jul 4th, 2011 11:26 am


This diet (or lifestyle) absolutely works! I lost weight in the first few days, I don't feel hungry, and I have energy all day.

posted May 16th, 2011 3:18 am


Do you have to use the supplements in order to lose weight? I would like anyone who has been on the diet to resond.

posted Aug 10th, 2010 9:22 pm



I just started this diet myself and so far so good!! Does anyone know where I can get the tortilla's that the book recommends? I just ordered the bread, thanks for putting it out there where to go to get it!!

posted Jun 11th, 2010 11:09 am


well...its been a week since i have started this diet..and i must say I am feeling good!!! unlike the other diets I had been put on earlier which gave me awful head aches and stomach issues...this works wonders...am no longer starving myself...and in fact I feel more energetic and am this happy n perky person that I am loving!!!

posted May 9th, 2010 9:32 pm



To Marilyn who posted feedback: If you are interested in hearing him via a CD or maybe I could download the recording, just, email me, and I would be glad to share it with you.
I can not seem to find any way to contact you on this site. I would love to have the information.

posted Mar 16th, 2010 3:47 pm



This diet maid my body fit to get a calm mind

posted Jan 22nd, 2010 4:34 am



I think this way of eating will change my life for the better. I'm not hungry all the time and that is such a relief. I wondered why I was constantly hungry, even after I ate! Giving up sugar has been one of the best things I could do. Finally, the sweet tooth tamed!

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 10:19 pm

Sugantha Rajagopalan


Excellent results except one problem. I have lost all mass around my neck and shoulder and my bones are showing up and gives unhealthy appearance. Any Help?

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 1:45 pm



I have been taking this diet for the past 4 months and the result is very good. But my problem is i am losing weight in such a manner I look very unhealthy and lean. The neck has become so lean and the bones are showing up. Is there any way I can build up lean mass around my neck?

posted Jun 23rd, 2009 1:38 pm



I feel sick all the time.This diet gives me wicked headaches ,stomach problems ,and now I am getting a yeast infection.I haven't had one of those in 25 years.I am only on my tenth day.Will this get any better?

posted Jun 11th, 2009 1:36 am

Kathleen Trieschmann


The Rosedale diet is the only weight loss
plan I have ever followed and lost inches and pounds and had more energy.
I think the book is well written and I like
the recipes. The meal plan suggestions
are very helpful.

posted Dec 29th, 2008 10:00 pm



I had trouble losing weight for over 30 years. I was introduced to MaxWLX (see) which Dr. Rosedale endorses. He and Max International came up with the Weightloss Accelerator System which I highly recommend. It also comes with a DVD with Dr. Rosedale, and his new book called Leptin Connection. It was only then that I understood how important the Leptin Hormone was and how it affected our body. Plus reading his two books really helped me. I have lost 33 pounds in 4 months and still going... and my husband has lost 32 pounds! We have lost our belly and have lost inches.

I also spoke to him at a convention in Salt Lake City, and he really opened our eyes, and hearing him was better than reading. If you are interested in hearing him via a CD or maybe I could download the recording, just, email me, and I would be glad to share it with you. It is awesome! He has changed my life!

posted Nov 30th, 2008 4:52 pm



Nina... you can order Manna from Heaven and have it shipped... we live in PA and it gets there in good shape without the express mail option.

posted Nov 28th, 2008 9:07 pm



I weighed 250 pounds and have lost 15 pounds the first week! My friend who was over 300 dropped 100 pounds on this diet and I think that if a person uses variety in their food selection, the diet will never get boring and will ultimately achieve the intended result.

posted Nov 20th, 2008 3:33 am



I really like this diet program. I'm all for low carbs but I live in Canada and I can't get "Manna from Heaven" bread. Any suggestions on a replacement for this bread.

posted Oct 9th, 2008 3:06 pm


This diet seems extremely restrictive and like it would not be enough food/calories to stay on for more than a few days at best.


Looks like the Rosedale Diet could be a simple approach, without completely eliminating anything


I've read good things about this diet...


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