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The Sabbatical Diet

An island inspired diet that prevents weight-related diseases.

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The Sabbatical Diet is your solution to overweight and non-communicable chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease. The diet is a 5-step plan for rapid weight loss. The five steps are fasting one morning per week, eating a heavy breakfast the other 6, take the Immuno-gizer Fat Reducer supplement every day, take a fish oil supplement each day and drink licorice tea on fasting mornings.

The Sabbatical Diet connects the teachings in the Bible to the eating plan that it puts forth. The diet relies on whole and unprocessed foods and regular physical activity. The goal of the diet is to help you lose weight and reduce your risk or reverse weight-related conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and hypertension. It was created by Dr. Robert Robinson, a specialist in Internal Medicine trained at the University of the West Indies in Jamaica.

PRO
  • Focuses on eating whole and unprocessed foods
  • Promotes exercise
  • Includes a detailed individual and family eating plan
CON
  • Religious references may turn off potential dieters
  • Required supplements containing high fructose corn syrup and appear to be a bit gimmicky
  • Regular fasting may be very difficult for some
  • Eating plan contains foods that are very difficult to find
  • Eating plan is confusing to follow
  • High in tropical fruit sugars
DIET and NUTRITION

The Sabbatical Diet requires that you fast one morning each week until noon. On the other six days when you eat a heavy breakfast, for the rest of the day, you are encouraged to eat whatever you want. In addition, you are required to take the Immuno-gizer, a liquid supplement that is supposed to suppress the growth of bad bacteria and yeast in your digestive tract and enhance the growth of good bacteria, thus preventing the production of toxins.

The Sabbatical Diet includes an eating plan graph that tells you what to eat based upon your size and activity level. Unfortunately, this food plan includes specialized foods like callalloo, ox tails, ackees, breadfruit and other island foods that are not common in Western grocery stores.

EXERCISE

There are no exercise recommendations.

CONCLUSION

The Sabbatical Diet gets points for its reliance on whole and unprocessed foods and its overarching goal of preventing obesity and weight-related health conditions, but it falls short for a number of reasons. The diet is fairly confusing to follow, many of the foods in the eating plan won't be found easily at your neighborhood or even specialty grocery stores, there is no exercise plan, the biblical references may be offensive and the required supplements contain no scientific evidence to support their regular use.

There are a number of diets that will be easier to follow and will accomplish the same thing as The Sabbatical Diet. You might want to consider those before experimenting with The Sabbatical Diet.

Common Mispellings

sabatical diet, sabotical diet, sabbaticle diet, sabbatcle diet, sabbatical deit, sobatical diet, sabadical diet


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(Page 1 of 1, 10 total comments)

james lindner

is high frutose corn syrup harmful?what's the real story on high frutose corn syrup?

posted Mar 26th, 2011 6:21 pm


Tanya McIntosh

This diet absolutely works. In the first month of the program I lost 7lbs.

posted Dec 30th, 2010 10:19 pm


tamara

i have been on the immuno-gizer fat reducer, take fish oil, on the diet, exercise,but im not seeing any results. instead im putting on weight and getting further away from the 30lbs i so badly want to lose. im getting discouraged.

posted Aug 12th, 2010 11:08 am


suzan

how can you ear whatever you want and expect to live long wholesome life??where is that written?? certainly NOT in the holy bible. Being a vegetarian is a good start to lose weight along with exercise and trust in God.

posted Nov 30th, 2009 9:10 pm


Dwight

Use of this diet did not let me lose (or gain) weight but I got significant strength increases and bigger muscles. Most persons did not believe I did not go to the gym.. would have preferred to have lost weight however..dont like the fat thing..

posted Oct 11th, 2009 4:14 pm


Kadian Pryce

i have been on the diet for less than five months and i am am losing it. lbs that is.
i have gain 10 lbs a year for the past 5 years and wieghed over 200lbs. i started this diet less than 5 months and i lost alm0ost 15 lbs

posted Aug 14th, 2009 1:34 pm


Owen Graham

New update on the Sabbatical Diet Website suggests that persons with a strong history of restricted intake will respond slowly to the diet and will require supplements to reverse the locking of the body fat. This locking of the fat may be the reason why Nicole gained weight on the Sabbatical Diet and she should probably get the supplements. My weight is still down now after 4 years on the Sabbatical Diet, without food restrictions and 2 hours of exercise per week.

posted Jul 29th, 2009 1:37 pm


Nicole

This diet DOES NOT WORK!!! I put on in excess of 20 lbs. doing this diet. It promotes eating loads of carbohydrates that just put on the weight. It was aboslutely horrible. I followed the diet strictly and exercised 6 days of the week and still I never lost one pound.

I found way more success on the South Beach Diet which I did a couple of years ago when I weighed 260 lbs. and eventually ended up weighing 165 ibs over one year later.

I simply wanted to lose about 30 lbs I put on three years ago after having my child and I saw the Sabbatical Diet which I thought I would try. Being a follower of the Lord Jesus Christ this diet appealed to me given the claim that "...the Sabbatical Diet, which is the dietary formula given to us by God, and represents the only way we humans can consume food safely..." and the use of a fasting morning was very appealing. However, it did not work. It also precludes you from fasting as you might want because "...any additional half fast will result in a significantly higher fat level."

I prayed very hard about being on the diet and not losing weight and I have restarted the South Beach Diet where you eat the right carbohydrates and right fats and I have lost 8 lbs. in the first week of the first phase.

I would encourage anyone to think long and hard before embarking on the Sabbatical Diet and consult their doctors about it.

posted Jul 4th, 2009 4:23 am


cassandra

i would like to get a copy of the book, how can i obtain it.

posted May 26th, 2009 5:31 pm


Owen Graham

I think the problem with the tables in the sabbatical diet book is that it is opposite to other diets. It gives the minimum consumption rather than the maximum hence the apparent confusion. The individual tables are Western while the family table is Caribbean. I have been on the diet now for 3 1/2 years. I have lost over 40 pounds and kept it off and eat whatever I want to eat as long as I keep the breakfast pattern. My friend is also doing well too.

posted Feb 4th, 2009 1:21 pm



   
 

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