The Plan Diet
Lyn-Genet Recitas's diet will help you eliminate the surprising healthy foods that are making you fat – and lose weight fast
Nutrition expert and author of The Plan Lyn-Genet Recitas said, “Weight gain is nothing more than your body’s chemical reaction to food.”
For more than 30 years, Recitas has worked with holistic medicine and immune response and hormonal therapy to help thousands of women and men find easier, more efficient ways to lose weight and improve health and wellness.
Recitas’ assertion about weight loss is that many people might have more luck losing weight by eating potato chips and guacamole rather than eating celery sticks and hummus for the simple fact that certain foods cause certain reactions in the human body. For example, turkey, cauliflower and tomatoes are purported to be healthy and nutritious for everyone. However, when combined with a person’s unique biochemistry, these foods can become toxic and lead to weight gain, premature aging and inflammatory disorders, such as migraines, joint pain and eczema.
Recitas designed The Plan to teach people how to identify and eat the foods that made them well and to identify and avoid the foods that made them sick.
The Plan is a 20-day program through which people will learn how to identify their “friendly foods” and their “trigger foods,” which lead to weight gain despite healthy reputations. The Plan also boasts that individuals who complete the program will lose up to eight percent of their body weight and experience dramatic improvement to sleep, energy and digestion.
- Short-term program designed for long-term lifestyle changes
- Carbs, calories and fat are not restricted
- Portion size is not restricted
- Individuals are encouraged to eat the foods that make them happy
- Exercise is limited to 30 minutes a day, four days a week
- Recipes, menus and meal planning are included in the program
- Individuals might quit after 20 days
- Individuals might want to eat reactive foods because of taste and deal with the discomfort
- Non-restrictive diet guidelines could lead to binge eating
- Exercise is not made a priority so individuals might not exercise at all
- Workout routines are not included in the program
Diet and nutrition in The Plan are not separated into good food and bad food. Instead, foods are considered “friendly” or “reactive.” A friendly food will not cause negative reactions in the body, but a reactive food might cause bloating, constipation or migraines as well as a number of other inflammatory illnesses. The Plan is designed to identify those reactive foods so individuals can avoid them, but first they have to be tested.
The Plan is divided into three phases: - Phase 1 is a three-day cleanse designed to detoxify the body and create a neutral canvas for the next phase
Phase 2 is the testing phase during which an individual will test favorite types of foods and favorite restaurants to identify “friendly” foods and “reactive” foods
Phase 3 teaches individuals how to test on their own so they can create their own menus for their future diet and nutrition lifestyle
The ultimate goal of testing is for individuals to learn how to test foods themselves in order to identify which foods will make them feel well and which will make them feel ill.EXERCISE
Just like types of food must be tested to determine if they are friendly or not-so-friendly to the body, types of exercise must also be tested. The program advises that individuals should test various fitness activities as well as the length of time and the exertion used for each type of exercise so they can determine which are best for their bodies. Physical activity, however, is not recommended during the three-day cleanse.
In general, The Plan recommends that individuals should exercise no more than four times a week for no longer than 30 minutes a day for both cardio and weight training. Yoga is recommended not to be heated. The reasoning behind limiting exercise is that Recitas has seen individuals work their bodies so hard that the body refused to lose weight in case it was under unnecessary stress. According to the author, the body will retain fat and calories to feed the physical activity it is programmed to expect.CONCLUSION
The Plan might only be a 20-day program, but it is designed with the ultimate goal in mind: Teach people to create their own personalized plan for health and wellness by using the lessons in The Plan’s diet and nutrition program. The Plan provides the information needed and the strategies to be implemented for individuals who want to follow the program to lose weight. After 20 days, individuals are on their own, but they have been prepared by The Plan to make friendly food choices and to eat and live well.Common Misspellings
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