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The Day Off Diet

Allow one day each week to indulge in foods you crave most.

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We all know that one of the primary reasons diets fail is because there is no room for indulgence. Our cravings build up to peak levels and at some point, we explode and devour every morsel and crumb in sight. Well, a new diet has a solution for all of you diet crashers. Appropriately named "The Day Off Diet," this program includes one day each week where you eat your cheesy pizza, your gooey chocolate chip cookies or your creamy hot fudge sundae and still lose weight.

The program promises to have you losing weight while not going hungry. It accomplishes this by a specific color-coded system which gives you the go or no-go on certain foods. Its green light, red light or yellow light system allows you to know exactly which foods you can eat and which foods you need to avoid in order to lose weight.

The Day Off Diet program comes in a downloadable program that you purchase online. As a member, you also get access to The Day Off Diet website.

  • Can reduce cravings and diet deprivation feelings
  • Room for indulgence is a practical and healthy way of eating
  • One day off might allow too much bingeing for some
  • If binges are extreme, regular metabolism can be interrupted
  • Not a customized plan
  • Exercise is encouraged but not a key ingredient of The Day Off Diet plan

The basis of The Day Off Diet is how you eat, what you eat and when you eat. All foods are categorized using the green light, red light or yellow light system. You will see which color each food is assigned once you purchase and download The Day Off Diet plan. All green light foods, which are your fruits and veggies, can be consumed until you feel satisfied. All yellow light foods are eaten in specific quantities and on certain days. All red light foods are those foods that you save for your day off. During the other six days, you are to follow a specific diet that is intended to turbo charge your fat loss.


Exercise is recommended, but not mandated, on The Day Off Diet program.


The Day Off Diet is a program that adds one day of indulgence each week. Since many diets' long-term success fails because of its 365 days out-of-the-year strict adherence policy, The Day Off Diet seeks to avoid the diet-deprivation mentality that eventually gets the best of even the most controlled dieters.

If you're someone who doesn't have much control when it comes to food, caution is advised as day-off binges might allow for too much indulgence. If you're someone who can have a slice or two of pizza and feel satisfied, then The Day Off Diet might be a practical and humane way of losing weight for you.

Common Misspellings

The Day Of Diet, One Day, Day Off Diet, TheDayOffDiet.comQ

Related Diets: Weight Watchers

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Annie Rogerson

cheat days work best

posted Aug 21st, 2015 6:13 pm


This diet worked for me.

posted Jun 20th, 2012 3:57 am


I was 67kg and after doing this diet for just under 3 months, I lost 12 stone, 55kg!

It worked for me! I used to eat SO much on my day off and I still lost weight.

It shocks your body

Your body can get used to your usual diet but this way each week its like you are starting a new diet again, yet getting slimmer!

It totally worked for me...

posted Apr 13th, 2010 3:37 pm


I was 67kg and after doing this diet for just under 3 months, I lost 12 stone, 55kg!
It worked for me! I used to eat SO much on my day off and I still lost weight.
It shocks your body
Your body can get used to your usual diet but this way each week its like you are starting a new diet again, yet getting slimmer!
It totally worked for me...

posted Apr 13th, 2010 3:36 pm


Well, im only 11, and i went on a diet of my own and lost 35 pounds :) and my moms friends would do 1 day off a week, and they would tell me i should but i never did. My mom would always tell me, you cant get fat in one day! Sometimes i regret not doing it but in the same way im very glad i didnt. But im just suggesting maybe like if your on a strict diet, then probably go 30 days without sweets THEN do the 1 day off becuase your body is getting used to not having sweets so when you have your 1 day off, you can control your portion better.

posted Feb 24th, 2010 4:09 am


i have a quick question. i'm sixteen and looking to loose a little weight and get healthy, along with helping my dad lose weight, so we chose the day off diet. i have one problem though. i don't know what i can take to school for a lunch that would be from the 'green light food' list. my lunch sits in my locker from 8 until 12:30ish though. any suggestions?

posted Jan 21st, 2010 9:57 pm


I have been doing this for years. Every time I need to lose some weight, I just diet six days and on Sunday, I take off and eat a little more. I usully will take Dinner off and eat something I have been craving. I will also have a dessert on that day. I exercise for thirty minutes a day, especially when I am on a diet. It works for me. I don't use the red, yellow or green stuff. I don't really need it but if you need more structure, it may be good for you to follow it. I just use common sense on my day off and watch the portion size on my choices. One piece of pie, not two. That sort of thing.

posted Dec 11th, 2009 7:05 pm


I want to add my 2 censt! Before I tried The Day Off Diet, I had tried EVERY other diet in the world (it seems like anyway) and this is the first one that actually worked for me. All the other ones were just too hard to stick with. The Day Off Diet is set up to be easy to follow so that is a really important point I think.

posted Dec 23rd, 2008 2:29 pm


This is a great diet. It's flexible and it works. I love having the day off, it really allows me to stick with it.

posted Oct 20th, 2008 9:06 pm


Sarah-where did you find others on this diet...I can't find anyone-very little info on-line....

posted Aug 12th, 2008 5:23 pm


Many years ago, I did the Body for Life challenge. I lost weight and toned up great. Included in his program was 1 day where you could eat anything you wanted...I litereally had mcdonalds for brekki, taco bell for lunch and kfc for supper then went back to my routine the next day. and still had great results so YES I think this diet could work...Worst case is you might gain 1-2lbs that day ....but you lose that really quick if you get right back on schedule the next day. If you are wondering why I am not considering Bady for Life now. It's because it is very time consuming and I now have 2 babies and don't have the time.

posted Aug 11th, 2008 11:36 am


Why not? I've found others who it's also working for. I think it's strange how people are so quick to trust things like Weight Watchers just because they have a bunch of TV ads. I've done Weight Watchers and all of those other diets - and none of them have worked as well as The Day Off Diet has. I think those diets all have a fatal flaw - they all make you think about food too much. Plus they don't do anything to keep your metabolism up.

posted Jul 11th, 2008 3:26 pm


I still don't think I can trust this site :/

posted Jul 7th, 2008 7:06 pm


Ha! No, Sorry, I made a mistake, I meant 10 pounds, but that was a couple of weeks ago, now I'm at 17 pounds lost (in one month) I keep losing weight - it's really working wonders. And no it's actually not $77 - right now it's only $57 but I read it's going all the way up to $199 soon - even at that price it's definitely worth it. I'd get it now while it's still cheap.

posted Jun 30th, 2008 9:56 am


I bet you DID already lose $10. LOL. Maybe even like $77 or whatever the diet costs.

posted Jun 27th, 2008 8:10 am


Hi. I just wanted to say I've been on this diet for 2 weeks now and I've already lost $10. It's really a great diet, I've never had this much success before. And I think the best part about it is that I don't have to count calories ... and of course the "day off" is great too!

posted Jun 10th, 2008 5:04 pm


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