The O2 Diet
An antioxidant diet that promises weight loss and beauty.
The O2 Diet is based on the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) scale, a calculus developed by the USDA that measures how well a food protects against free radicals, the culprits behind many forms of cancer, heart disease, and symptoms of aging.
In the past few years, research has shown that diets high in ORAC-foods like colorful fruits and vegetables and healthy fats can increase the body's capacity to rid itself of disease-causing free radicals. Consuming a diet rich in antioxidants has been linked to strengthening memory and cognition, preventing cancer and heart disease, improving skin, and aiding in weight loss.
The O2 Diet, by CBSās The Early Show nutrition contributor Keri Glassman, MS, RD, CDN, shows you how to kick-start weight loss and even enhance your looks with a four-day cleanse followed by a four-week weight loss program.
Including recipes, tips for eating out and practical solutions to portion control, The O2 Diet can help you lose weigh while you gain confidence.
Glassman is also the author of The Snack Factor Diet.
- Written by a dietetic professional
- Promotes a very healthy and nutritious way of eating
- Mainstay of weight loss plan can be applied to a lifetime of healthy eating and healthy behaviors
- Includes recipes and real world tips
- Research supports notion that eating a healthy diet can stave off diseases and illness
- Four-day cleanse may be difficult to complete
- Not that much different than other diets that promote an eating plan full of fresh and natural foods
The O2 Diet begins with a four-day cleanse, followed by a four-week diet, which focuses on eating whole and natural foods and avoiding foods that are processed or contain little nutritional value.
Rather than counting calories or other restrictions, O2 suggests a daily intake that includes 30,000 ORAC points. While this may sound daunting, Glassman spells out the details and lists foods with the highest ORAC count for your easy calculation.
On the O2 Diet you will learn how to choose meals on-the-go that pack a strong ORAC punch as well as how to dine out and satisfy your sweet tooth without unleashing an army of dangerous free radicals in your system.
On the O2 Diet you might spend the day eating Caramelized Pear and Pecan French Toast, Flank Steak with Chimichurri Sauce, Chocolate Covered Pecans and tossing it back with a healthy twist on sangria. And still lose weight.
Recipes, daily menus and snack ideas are provided in the book.
Here are two recipes from The O2 Diet: - Caramelized Pears and Pecan French ToastEXERCISE
The O2 Diet encourages regular exercise in order to promote weight loss, improve circulation and confidence.CONCLUSION
The O2 Diet is a novel take on a any diet that espouses eating more fresh fruits, vegetables and healthy fats. Based on the ORAC calculation, a measure of the antioxidant capacity of food, The O2 Diet by Keri Glassman features a four-day cleanse followed by a four-week diet that promises to leave you feeling lighter, healthier and more beautiful.
While The O2 Diet may not be that much different than other eat-clean diets, its simple plan and informative content may inspire those who are ready to make a real and healthy shift in their eating choices and lifestyle behaviors.Common Misspellings
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