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The Chewing Diet

Chewing up and spitting out your food for weight loss.

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Fletcherism or the Chewing Diet is named after Horace Fletcher, a San Francisco art dealer, who in 1903 became known as the Great Masticator because he lost over 40 pounds through his chewing method, which was dubbed the Chewing Diet.

The basic premise of the Chewing Diet includes chewing your food 32-80 times until it becomes totally liquefied, and then spitting out what’s left. Through this method, you absorb fewer calories while still enjoying the taste of all the foods you love.

The Chewing Diet is considered a fad diet.

PRO
  • Forces you to thoroughly chew your food
CON
  • No real diet or exercise program outlined
  • Can lead to unhealthy eating practices
  • Essential nutrients that the body needs could be spit out
  • Chewing food to the point of liquid and then spitting out can be very unhygienic
  • No studies on the effectiveness of the diet
  • Counting chews can make eating more work than many would want
  • Classified as a fad diet
DIET and NUTRITION

On the Chewing Diet, you eat whatever you want. You simply chew everything between 30 and 80 times and then spit out what’s left after everything becomes a liquid.

EXERCISE

There is no outlined exercise regiment with the Chewing Diet. Everything is based on eating what you want and chewing food until it’s in liquid form.

CONCLUSION

Counting bites up to 80 times per bite can really take the fun out of eating. Not to mention chewing your food until it turns to liquid, and then spitting it out.

If The Chewing Diet seems bizarre, that is because it is. There are definitely other diets out there that can lead to healthier weight loss and a more enjoyable eating experience.

Common Misspellings

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Related Diets: The Drinking Man's Diet, The Hot Dog Diet , Tapeworm Diet


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Karen

I was shocked to see this is an actual diet. I saw this practiced by a bulimic woman on a tv show about eating disorders. I even tried it once. Wasn't great, there really is pleasure in swallowing the food. Spitting it out was almost as bad as throwing up.

posted Nov 24th, 2011 6:05 am



   
 

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