The Sabbatical Diet
An island inspired diet that prevents weight-related diseases.
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.
- Focuses on eating whole and unprocessed foods
- Promotes exercise
- Includes a detailed individual and family eating plan
- 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
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
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