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The UltraSimple Diet

A program that helps cleanse and reduce inflammation.

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The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days is a book written by Dr. Mark Hyman. Mark Hyman is a medical doctor who is also the editor in chief of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine.

The UltraSimple Diet offers a fast plan that will have you on your way to weight loss the quick and easy way. You can even lose up to 10 pounds in the first week. Some of the things contained within The UltraSimple Diet are a seven-day weight loss plan, detailed instructions on what to do each day, which foods to eat, which foods to avoid, exercises to do for those that are busy and how to keep the weight off for good.

The UltraSimple Diet has been medically tested over many years to be effective. The two central issues behind weight gain covered by The UltraSimple Diet are toxicity and inflammation. Although the book is called The UltraSimple Diet, it is more formulated to help you deal with toxicity and inflammation rather than solely losing weight. The program helps you deal with certain chronic illnesses and lets you experience the rewards that come from eating a clean diet.

Dr. Hyman is also the author of UltraMetabolism.

PRO
  • Focuses on eating whole foods void of additives, sugars and processed ingredients
  • Includes recipes
  • Program written by a medical doctor
  • Will result in weight loss
  • Seven-day time commitment is not too long
CON
  • Requires taking certain supplements
  • Program can last for up to three months
  • Weight loss likely to be temporary
  • Food prep may not be as simple as title implies
  • Strict eating plan may result in post-diet binges or early drop-outs
DIET and NUTRITION

The UltraSimple Diet is a clean-eating plan that tells you exactly what you will be eating every day eliminating any guesswork.

During this seven-day fast, certain foods are not allowed since they are believed to be contribute to toxicity and inflammation, two factors that are associated with the rise of obesity and weight-related conditions. Nixed are caffeine, sugars, refined carbohydrates, high fructose corn syrup, trans-fats, alcohol, fast food or any processed foods. In addition, foods that are common allergens are also avoided such as wheat, gluten, yeast, peanuts,nightshade vegetables, citrus fruits, dairy and eggs.

Instead, you'll be noshing on plenty of greens, lean proteins, flax seeds, vegetable broth, non citrus fruits, legumes, brown rice and other whole foods that are preferably organic or locally-grown.

You will be expected to make a large batch of the UltraBroth, a low-cal and nutritious veggie soup in addition to an UltraShake, which is Dr. Hyman's own version of detoxifying smoothie.

You'll start the day with lemon juice and hot water followed by a green tea or decaf coffee and an UltraShake. A cup of UltraBroth is then consumed mid-morning. Lunch is steamed or lightly seasoned veggies, brown rice and fresh berries. Dinner is four to six ounces of lean protein like fish or skinless chicken, steamed or lightly seasoned veggies and brown rice.

Probiotics, magnesium citrate, liver-supporting detox herbs should also be taken during the course of the diet.

EXERCISE

Light exercise is encouraged in order to facilitate the detoxification process and boost the metabolism. Thirty minutes of brisk walking is encouraged as is taking a 20-minute UltraBath every night and journaling before bed.

CONCLUSION

The UltraSimple Diet is a seven-day clean-eating, detoxifying plan that seeks to reduce toxicity and inflammation, two factors in obesity and weight-related conditions. Created by bestselling author Dr. Mark Hyman, this plan can be adopted for its intended seven days for for as long as three months.

There is no mistaking how healthy the UltraSimple Diet is but its regimented eating plan requires discipline and commitment.

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Tim Dearman

This review is seriously flawed.
"Pro:Seven day time commitment is not too long."
"Con: Program can last for up to three months"
LOL! This is not some week long or 3 month long 'diet'!

It is a regimen upon which you start and CONTINUE! It is a lifestyle change, not dome lose weight quick temporary self-deprivation program as imagined by the fool reviewers!

Ironically, as this site focuses on diets as some short term fix it quick routine rather than an ongoing healthy lifestyle approach to eating that we treat the common sense whole plant food, low sugar & fat, sans meat dairy and eggs approach of Hyman (& Esselstyn, McDougall, etc.) as some fad to be done for a week!

Sure the weight loss is temporary, IF you return to the typical American diet high in processed crap, salt, sugar and fat!

Bottom line, the review totally misses the point. this is not some lose weight fast so you can return to eating what you did before that caused the problem - rather it is a basic lifestyle change.

posted Apr 5th, 2013 8:22 am


Tarah

I like this diet, but modify it to fit an everyday healthy lifestyle. I add the night shade vegetables and alcohol everyonce and a while. Other than that, I pretty much stick to it and can keep it up for months at a time. It is definitely harder than other diets because of the food prep work...but worth it!

posted Oct 10th, 2011 1:15 pm


Evelyn

I do this diet 4 times a year. I am a personal trainer and weight loss consultant and always recommend it to my clients. I am a really healthy eater to begin with, and I still lose anywhere from 4-7 lbs. the week that I do it. It's a great tool to fall back on after the holidays, a vacation, or just when life is stressful. I LOVE this plan!

posted Mar 15th, 2010 6:55 pm


Sandy

It is hard to get started because there is a lot of prep work. It also takes longer to fix the food. It was good and I lost 12 lbs. in the two weeks. First week to cut out junk stuff and second week of the diet. I feel much better and my blood sugar is as low as it has been in the last year. I'm on the way to health....finally

posted Jan 8th, 2010 8:19 pm



   
 

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