Beverly Hills Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

new-beverly-hills-dietBeverly Hills Diet has been revamped since the original was published in 1981 and is regarded by many as being the first fad diet.

After losing 72 pounds on the original Beverly Hills Diet, the author Judy Mazel maintained her weight loss. Mazel died at the age of 63 from complications related to peripheral vascular disease.

The original diet commenced with a 42-day initiation phase, which was based largely on fruit. The New Beverly Hills diet is less extreme and Mazel stated that it now meets the recommended standards for a nutritionally balanced diet.

Dieters are told that they can expect a weight loss of 10-15 pounds in the initial 35 days of the program.

The New Beverly Hills Diet Basics

Food Combining

As with the original diet, the New Beverly Hills Diet is based on the concept of ‘conscious food combining’ . Mazel states that it is not what or how much you eat that causes weight gain but rather when and in what combinations the food is eaten. She claims that poor combinations lead to inefficient digestion that triggers weight gain.

The main rules for food combining according to this plan: 

  1. Proteins can be combined with fats
  2. Carbohydrates can be eaten with fats
  3. Fruit must be eaten alone 
  4. Champagne goes with everything

Daily Beverly Hills Diet Meals

Breakfast each day consists of fruit, which may be eaten, in unlimited amounts. However, only one fruit is to be eaten at a time. Dieters must wait one hour before switching from one fruit to another and two hours before eating any other types of foods. There are many days in the 35-day initiation plan where fruit is the only food consumed all day.

Once a meal based on carbohydrates, fats or protein is consumed dieters are not permitted to eat fruit for the remainder of the day. If the next meal is based on carbohydrates dieters may continue to eat carbohydrates without restriction until protein is consumed. As soon as any protein is eaten all the remaining meals must consist of at least 80% protein.

Dieters are permitted one free meal per day where they can combine carbs and protein however following this all meals eaten must follow the rule of containing at least 80% protein.

Recommended Foods

Fruits form the basis of this plan. Papaya is said to soften fat in the body, pineapple burns off the fat and watermelon flushes it out of the body.

Sample Day’s Meal Plan

Breakfast

Dried Apricots

Lunch

Sandwich with avocado, tomato, lettuce and sprouts

Dinner

Three veggies with rice

Look for more low Calorie recipes here.

Exercise Not Required

Exercise is not a requirement however Mazel does acknowledge its importance for cardiovascular health and emotional balance.

Costs and Expenses

The New Beverly Hills Diet retails at $14.95.

Click here to purchase this diet for a discounted price.

Pros

  • Promotes the intake of fruit and vegetables.
  • Good for people who like eating fruit.
  • Food preparation is simple.
  • Includes a 35-day meal plan with recipes.
  • No need for portion control or calorie counting.
  • No foods are forbidden.
  • Author is very positive and motivational.

Cons

  • The plan involves many days where dieters eat fruit only.
  • Some of the suggested tropical fruits may be difficult to find in some areas.
  • Initiation phase is very low in calories, deficient in many nutrients as well as being extremely deficient in protein, essential fats and minerals.
  • Includes many rules, which require dieters to keep track of foods eaten and which may be confusing.
  • Based on food combining which has not been proven to affect weight loss.
  • Does not teach dieters how to eat balanced meals for long-term weight loss.
  • Not based on established scientific principles.
  • Does not encourage exercise.

Low Calories NOT Food Combining

The reason people lose weight on this diet is probably due to restricting calories rather than the fat burning qualities that are attributed to specific fruits or the effects of food combining.

The new diet is slightly more balanced than the original Beverly Hills diet as it includes animal protein whereas the original plan was based on fruit only for the first ten days.

However, The Beverly Hills Diet is still is a low calorie diet that is also very low in protein, which will increase the risk of dieters losing muscle mass. The result of this will be a reduced metabolism that will make it highly likely that dieters will regain the weight when they resume normal eating.

    References:

  • Mirkin, G. B., & Shore, R. N. (1981). The Beverly Hills diet: Dangers of the newest weight loss fad. JAMA, 246(19), 2235-2237. link
  • Golay, A., Allaz, A. F., Ybarra, J., Bianchi, P., Saraiva, S., Mensi, N., … & de Tonnac, N. (2000). Similar weight loss with low-energy food combining or balanced diets. International journal of obesity and related metabolic disorders: journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, 24(4), 492-496. link
  • Wadden, T. A., & Stunkard, A. J. (1986). Controlled trial of very low calorie diet, behavior therapy, and their combination in the treatment of obesity. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology, 54(4), 482. link
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: December 11, 2014. Disclaimer
  • Olivia

    wow… another starveyourselfthin diet… brilliant *rolls eyes*

  • bevrocks

    this diet is awesome! you get all your pyramid nutrients, but in a week rather than a day. You are never hungry on the diet, and can eat all day if you’d like…except in between food groups. I lost 8 lbs in 5 days and could see the fat dripping off my body. its not hard to keep it off if you follow the rules. anyone could do this diet, and the results are fast and pontentially long term.

  • Gretchen

    OMG! This diet is TOTALLY HAWT! I use to weigh 170 now im down to 105!WOW! It’s a miracle, right? I LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE IT! xoxo

  • tulous

    only desperate thin obbsessed people would go for this diet. it basically is telling you to starve yourself

  • thin already

    gretchen, how long did it take?

  • Anonymous

    My friend and I both went on this diet in 1982. We both lost all the weight we needed in a very short time. As for the people who say it is unhelthy…well, it isn’t meant to be a lifelong way of eating; how can a few months hurt? Actually, it is much worse to be overweight that to leave a few things off your plate for a while.

  • Lou

    I tried it…it’s fantastic. I lost all the weight I needed…about 30 pounds, in about six weeks. This was back in the eighties. Isn’t it more unhealthy to carry around all that toxic fat than to leave a few things off your plate for awhile? It’s not a life long eating style, just a temporary fix. Then be careful not to regain it.

  • Fatty Boomba

    this diet doesnt really suit my lifestyle… just so you know the author of this diet died… wonder what she had for breakfast, lunch and dinner… Strawberry overdose?

  • Kerra

    I lost about 30 pounds on this diet about 4 years ago. I have since gained some of that back so I’m doing it again. You don’t ever go hungry because you can eat as much of the approved food as you want. It’s amazing. And after the first 6 weeks of the hard core diet phase, there are just certain rules you follow-you don’t have to cut anything out of your diet forever. It is a lot of fruit and not a whole lot of meat although chicken is in the first 6 weeks of the diet-as much as you want on the approved day-but if you are a big meat eater it’s not for you. I don’t eat much meat anyway so it’s perfect for me.

  • Rose.

    Gonna try this. Wanna find more info on it though.
    And besides there’s nothing wrong with starving yourself.
    You lose alot of weight =]

  • skinny!!!!

    WOW!!!before i stated this diet i weighted 260lbs now i weight 65 lbs it really worked….and i just started 3 days ago…imagine what i will weight at the end of the week!!!!????!!!!

  • Olivia haters

    did it !!!!! and it worked!!!!, shut up olivia it works!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Karly.

    I have to do a progect on this, very interesting!
    love it

  • chasity

    olivia needs to shut it.
    im starting this tomorrow.
    i agree with rose you do lose a lot of weight so if you get to eat and lose weight i can dig it

  • thunder101

    I have done it before but went back to my regular eating habits and gained back the weight. I think it is good though and you do lose about 30 pounds in six weeks. I would like to try it again. Can someone put up the outline for the six weeks or at least the first seven days. I remember the first four days.

  • dawn

    My friend and I did this diet in 1988. We both lost weight and kept it off for years! We had a lot of fun doing it. There’s really good information about digestion, absorption and elimination in the book that most MDs don’t know or tell you about, but chiropractors or DOs have told me for years. We’re starting to hear more about enzymes and food combining in the main-stream news, 20 years later! Read the book! The brief diet summary here is pretty inaccurate. I had to get past the author patting herself on the back for getting the information – I’d heard most of it before.

  • dawn

    forgot to mention – got me hooked on eating watermelon seeds with the melon – tasty, nutty flavor!

  • Amanda

    does anybody know the day 4 and 5 menu for this diet?

  • Julie

    I did this about 7 years ago and lost 15lbs. I kept it off for a couple years, but gained the weight back so I’m going back on it. For those of you who wanted the diet plan, I’m posting the 1st week.
    Morning – Noon – Night
    Day 1 – Pineapple – Pineapple – 2 bananas
    Day 2 – Papaya – Papaya – Mango
    Day 3 – Papaya – Pineapple – Papaya
    Day 4 – Watermelon
    Day 5 – 2 bananas – Dry apricot (230g) – grapes
    Day 6 – Dry plums (230g) – Strawberries – 2 bananas
    Day 7 – Apples or Watermelon

    The old diet is about 6 weeks long, this is just the 1st week… I have no idea how the NEW diet is.. But this one lets you add carbs and protein and there’re even days with your choice of desert or carb meal, and mexican or chinese dinners….

  • Lynda

    My husband and I did this diet together. He lost almost 40 lbs and I lost 30 lbs. It wasn’t that hard, and you were never hungry, but you do get tired of pineapple, mangos, papaya, etc. but you do have days that you get to eat what you want as long as you conscious combine. It takes exercising afterwards and healthy eating to keep from gaining it all back, and then you still continue to loose. You just have to remember the rules. This diet is not for diabetics!

  • OMG

    Its called STOP eating JUNK!!!

  • Someone ~~

    One theory of of this Diet is that – if the food you eat is not digested properly, it turns into body fat, well, if foods are not digested properly they cannot be properly absorbed. Therefore, if the food is not absorbed then it is impossible for it to be converted into “fat”.
    This diet may help you lose weight without any danger, but I do believe that they need to get hte facts right.

  • great diet!

    its great but not when it comes to weight. yes you do lose weight, but its not permenant.. I did it and ended up with great skin! ^_^ I did lose a few pounds but lost the majority on Atkins.

  • Anonymous

    I haven’t personally tried this diet, but I would say it would work. I find when I go on holiday to somewhere tropical (queensland, AUS in my case) I eat a lot of fruit, and don’t feel like heavy meals. I always end up losing a heap of weight, like 14 lbs in a week.
    This diet looks great!

  • Mint

    think about it dieters, i know we all got this thought of fruits are great, but what are they most made out of? sugar. eating heaps and heaps of it will just make you high and the next thing afer it burns out will just causes you tiredness and low energy. but i still gota say all the food in this diet are my favourites… although I haven’t personally tried this diet, but i reckon it’s dangerous- low in daily calories as it said above, and also low in proteins, and many many other nutrients which will result bad poops and stink breath, bad nails, ugly toungh, pinples, night blindness and heaps of minor problems but they’ll be much worse if you keep this diet long, ah what am i saying…just think before you try no matter how great this diet sounds, you know what they say- starve yourself is very bad for you and like someone said “One theory of of this Diet is that – if the food you eat is not digested properly, it turns into body fat, well, if foods are not digested properly they cannot be properly absorbed. Therefore, if the food is not absorbed then it is impossible for it to be converted into “fat”.” so yeh….

  • Anon.

    does this diet really work?
    give me evidence

  • mixx

    um ahahha, i dont know, i havtn tried it, i like my food so i dont know
    could work for some couldnt for others 🙂
    but i want to lose weight in a week, im not big but its coming to summer :S
    and suggestions?

    thankss 😀

  • Lorna

    I first went on the diet for three weeks, 25 years ago, lost 15 pounds, and have continued to live on the excellent maintaince program ever since. I eat an excellent diet and easily control my weight. I have lovely hair and nails (those yummy sesame seeds every night), and never suffer indigestion. Almost every healthy thing suggested in the original book has since been all in the news as a healthy thing to do. Many people focused too much on the actual diet part and did not look at the maintaince which is the most important. At 63 I easliy keep up with women 20 and 30 years younger than me.

  • Kayjay

    Has anyone done the NEW Beverly Hills Diet? And did it work for you? I’m on day two now…

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/New-Beverly-Hills-Diet-Lifelong/dp/1558744258/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1222165303&sr=8-1

  • shadey

    if starving yourself is what you want then this is the diet for you

  • Rudy

    You guys or whover you are, are insane, this diet is stupid and pointless. You should know that you are in American and with one of the biggest obesity rates the diet bussiness huge and don’t even work. They’re just a scam to get you money…

  • batman

    i just watched beverly hills chihuahua and i really want to look like the main character, so im going to give this a try 🙂
    wish me luck 😀 (fingers crossed)

  • dieter

    Yes the diet works. I don’t know about the new, but I know the old does. But you will have to put some will power with it. So I would suggest you get yourself some kind of activity to keep you busy. My theory is if you have nothing to do and you like to eat like I do you will eat. So stay busy doing something outside the house. Also the thing I like about it was I could see weightloss everyday which gave me the strength to keep going.

  • Annoyed

    This diet is rediculous anyone that follows it obviously has got no respect for their body.

  • Cary

    I just saw a friend of mine today and it had been a few months since I saw her. I was shocked because she looked much skinnier than usual. She told me she went on this diet and lost 30 lbs. I think I will give it a try, I like fruits so it shouldn’t be hard for me.

  • Ben

    I went on this diet a few years ago and it works. It is a wonderful way to eat. I highly recommend it unless you prefer to remain FAT.

  • Really?!?!?!

    Well, this all sounds great…except I’m allergic to most of the fruits!!! I don’t like using my eppie pen so I’ll pass…Good luck guys!

  • Intellectual Person

    You guys are stupid. This is very unhealthy for you so why would you even think of doing it?

  • annie

    haha! thats the silliest thing ive ever heard! just eat healthy and excercise – thats all you need to do – not eat hardly anything

    gosh! haha

  • Cary

    Annie, just so you know I eat very healthy and exercise with a personal trainer and my weight foes not budge. I will continue to do my exercise with the trainer,but I will give this a try. It is very frustrating to eat healthy, exercise and not loose weight!!!

  • Hello

    can i replace the prunes with something else? what else works?

  • Anonymous

    this is rediculouse your body can go into failure and you could die

  • Jill

    Please can you send me the 2/3/4/5/6 weeks eating plan. I only have the 1st week and would really like to start.Prettyyyy……pleasweeeeeeee

  • jon

    it was horrible that was the worst thing i ever tasted

  • Anonymous

    I agree with the summary for this diet. It is low in proteins, and other nutrients. But I think it would work for some people. However I need protiens in my diet, so it wouldn’t work for me.

  • Anonymous

    Jill, I don’t think people would feel comfortable with sending you the entire eating plan. You need to buy the book and read it before starting this diet, otherwise, you will be misinformed. You can buy the old version of the diet (which is the most effective one IMHO) on Amazon for very cheap. I think mine was about 5$

  • Jenny

    This diet is insane! If anyone can handle this diet you are my hero :0

  • SICK!

    This diet is dangerous and should never be tried! It promotes anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa beliefs and behaviours and the “scientific” information on enzymes and digestion is basically wrong! I am currently writing an essay based on this diet (I study Psychology) and it’s a short term fix for a long term problem. You will probably put back on the weight you lose and then some.

  • chic

    please please please dont do this to yourself!!! starving yourself to look better is not what you should od!!! dont you realize that people shuld and will love and care for who you are rather than for what you look like?!?!?! and if some one doesnt accept you for the person that you are (weight and everything included!!!, then they shouldnt even count. it isnt worth it dying to look skinny. NO ONE is perfect, and you should love yourself for who you are. but if slowly killing yourself, and malnutritioning your body to an extent at which you will probably end up being hospitalized is worth it, then keep it up. i guess its worth it dying for a good cause?!?1 well, this is a stupid cause…. dont risk it!!

  • sweetness

    Oh, YES it does work. i LOVE fruit, so it is great for me.
    At 181 i started this diet….lost 29 ounds in 30 days.
    Never hungry, even though i do NOT like watermelon, i did survive those days. There are substitutes (if you must). i used the old diet, and love it. No hunger, beautiful, tight, glowing skin, lots of energy, and the wgt stays off. And in response to the nay-sayers…this is a diet that lets you SEE and FEEL the wgy coming off, and it is a way of eating that transforms as you do, you WILL BE EATING ‘NORMAL’ FOODS very quickly. i found this diet fun and easy. And as far as scientific information…science is a testing ground, and this diet works…if you have the nerve to try it. Think of all the stupid diets you have tried before with little or no results…this one will PEEL the weight off of You, and it is DELICIOUS. i love it, have eaten this way since the 80’s and would never change…read the book…there is a lot more in there about your health than a diet list. GOOD LUCK & do it…you will not be disappointed…just thinner.

  • fatima kapula

    this diet looks good but do u really hav to chge the fruits everyday or can u stick with that diet up there????

  • Anonymous

    Does the new beverly hills diet work as well as the old one???

  • sally

    did this diet since 1986- it is great -lost lots of weight -over 40#, need to stick to maintaince guidlies it works well. Had lots of energy!

  • Somebody

    I tried this diet over 25 yrs ago.( Only diet I ever tried,
    I just eat healthy!). You do lose weight, and what I remember the most was my skin looked beautiful and my eyes got brighter. Seriously! The problem is that Americans tend to eat like there is no tomorrow…the gain up 400 lbs,and then suddenly they want to lose the weight over night, I really don’t know any other country with more serious weight problems than USA. American kids are obese, too. Sad.

  • Haley

    I dont like this diet.I used it for 2weeks and i gained 10 pounds back.

  • h.majesta

    I am an African American teenager from southern California and my mother was always a fan of the Beverly Hills Diet. I myself tried this diet several times starting at the age of about twelve. During my senior year of high school I buckled down for about three months and lost 40 pounds. Since then i have been able to maintain. The point of the diet is not to eat fruit only for the rest of you life but to live a balanced well rounded life and eat consciously. The Beverly Hills Diet DOES WORK. You just have to be strong enough to handle it!

  • miriam

    hi!!I really need your help !!I want to do this diet and didnt find the book online .There is a chance to buy it like a ebook!!!!or something i need the book please tell me where i can buy it online !!!!to read it online 🙂 🙂 🙂 :Thanks Miriam

  • Paris

    would be so kind if someone could just take a few moments out of their time and email me the diet? i would love that since i cannot purchase the book online 🙁 i really need to get onto this..
    my email id is – hotparis11@yahoo.com

  • JENNIFER

    I TRIED THE NEW BEVERLY HILLS DIET IN 98′ AFTER I HAD A BABY, AND NOT ONLY DID I LOOSE THE BABY WEIGHT OF 30# BUT AN ADTIONAL 20# MORE. THE DIET IS NOT JUST PRUNES, STRAWBERRIES AND BAKED POTATOES! I LOVE THIS DIET!

  • liza

    i really would like to go on the diet but does it work for all body types?

  • Anna

    I tried the original Beverly Hills diet back in the 80’s and lost eleven pounds in ten days. I kept the weight off for 15 years and never budged more than a pound off that weight. Now in my 40’s I just went on it again…Wish me luck! Anyway, in my mind it is a book to retrain your digestive system and give it a brake from overload, kind of like when you were a baby an were introduced to foods incrementally. This is nutritionally balance just not all in one day or one meal. Good Luck!

  • Leeanne

    I lost loads on the BH diet, and looked and felt MARVELLOUS!!! No indigestion, high energy. would love it if somebody could email me the diet as I no longer have it
    PS you have to stick to it …..

  • Christie

    I would love to try this diet to see if it works for me. If someone could email it to me that would be great. csbrandis@yahoo.com

  • Susan G. Bechtel

    Hi,

    I would just love to find a group of people who regularly chat about this diet and their day-to-day experience with it – either one “The Beverly Hills Diet” or “The New Beverly Hills Diet” both diets are by Judy Mazel.

    I used to frequent her website “Cyberskinny.com” but as you likely know she has since dies and the site is no longer up and running.

    Is there anyone out there who knows of a forum I can join with people on this diet?

    Thanks for any help you can give me. By the way, I love this diet – it is healthy and it works.

    Sue.
    Ontario, Canada

  • Erika Billinger

    I did this diet in 1985, lost almost 40 pounds, and want to do it again. I did love this diet as I was full of energy. Who can email me the diet at shnoodsle@hotmail.de please?

  • lianne

    Carnt wait to start this diet as soon as I do and start to lose the weight ill let u know.I carnt wait.

  • FAI

    I AM REALLY INTERESTED IN THIS DIET. COULD SOMEONE PLEASE E-MAIL IT TO: fai.tembo@yahoo.com?THANKS

  • somebody

    cant wait to try this diet..but can you use other fruits instead of strawberry?pls. e-mail me at mabw02@yahoo.com.ph

  • TERRI WESSELS

    i had this book, does anyone have it? i need the recipe for bagels.it’s in the back of the book
    thanks

  • Dee Dee

    I tried the diet for the first three weeks. It works and continues to work. It is a diet only for the strong. If you stick to it, it will benefit you. It is low in calorie and nutrients. But once you complete it, then you can return to eating normal, but you won’t want to. I brought back my chicken and fish and veggies. The fruit is the key!!! Keep up the diet for breakfast and lunch and have a sensible dinner. You’ll be fine. You can find portions of her book online to give you the complete diet or just buy the book, it is worth it! A team of us teachers tried it and it was easy because of our schedule. If you aren’t busy during the day it will be hard for you to stick to. Good Luck

  • lilian miles

    I tried this diet, it works! I have lost 30 pounds and stick to this diet almost for one year. Some of my frieds tried it too. It is not an easy diet you have to stick to it in order for it to work. Good luck!

  • Julia

    Hi! Today it has been my 12th day of the diet. So far I’ve lost 13 pounds (I was roughly 181(81,600kg), now – 168(59,900kg))! It is a fantastic result! I do crave some protein (do not even dream of a fatty pork chop, just want some boiled chicken breast) and grilled veg. No carvings for sweets at all! I eat a lot of different fruit and berries, starting yesterday – added 1 portion of carbs a day (which is shredded wheat for breakfast). I do not do any other physical activity but at work (mind children + doing some tidying up) and the weight just flies away. It is not cheap to buy all different berries and fruit, but summer is just the right time to try it! Should you have questions, email me!

  • Julia

    oh, by the way – I used to have headaches and pimples. Headache’s gone, skin looks totally different already!

  • jim

    I’m looking for info on the BHD, can anyone point my in the right direction to get info on the internet or forward my some info i.e. the day to day foods and weekly meal plans.
    really interestd in checking this diet out.
    Thanks,
    Jim

  • Sabrina

    I did the original diet 15 years ago and it really works. Lost the weight I wanted and was able to maintain. I now need to lose 10 pounds and am hop;ing to be very successful again. The fruit is amazing and this time of year it tastes wonderful. Wish me luck as I can’t wait to lose 10 pounds.

  • Jennifer

    I tried the old bhd in 05 and lost 14 pds in 2 weeks! Also felt great, lots of energy. I have gained the weight back because of poor eating habits, etc. It definitely takes lots of effort &willpower,especially if you have a family to cook for.

  • nthabi

    hi my name is Nthabi i leave in a country called Lesotho i ‘ve been working in a Gymnasium for 5 years , after having a baby i lost 10 kg but i was not using this diet i just found out about it from a friend who borrowed me a book so i was interested and i am going t start next week i am now 63kg i want to loose 6 kg or 7 so wish me luck i am starting next week tuesday thanks

  • Kate

    I am starting this diet tomorrow but not that much variatie off fruit in liverpool can anyone help by telling me other fruit that will work Bikermoll@hotmail.com tar x

  • Alicia

    I went on the old beverly hills diet back in 2001 and lost like 50lbs.It does really work.I had so much energy.I was in my forties at the time.I gained all the weight back over the years due not taking care of myself.I am going on it again.I will do the old Beverly Hills diet.It really works.I have just turned 52 and need to take better care of myself.Good luck to anyone on this diet.

  • Martha

    I too am hoping someone out there with a few minutes can PLEASE email me the diet. I cannot find the book.
    Thank you for your time!
    Martha

    • ted

      @ martha the book is available on amazon for 10 dollars. click on the links or picture above and buy it instead of asking people to break the law by copying copyrighted material.

  • Casi

    I really would like to know more about this diet. Do you have to have the book to do the diet?

  • Rachida

    Hi,
    I’m starting the diet tomorrow and I’m just wondering if I coul replace the bananas because I have an allergy, and how many lam chops can I eat,
    thank you
    rachidakonia@hotmail.com

  • csyde

    I had great success with this diet. I lost 17 lbs 35 days. In addition, I have also been able to keep the weight off for 3 years.

  • Alyna

    I did this back in it’s hey day and had amazing results. I currently find myself trying to lose 8 pounds and it’s not coming off and I feel sluggish. I’m hoping to have the same success and would love to lose the weight. Hopefully at my age of 49 and being post menopausal it will still work. Has anyone had results who is postmenopausal? I would love the feedback. Thank you.

  • Cat

    My mum is post menopausal and does the original diet each year right after christmas, as a detox and to get rid of any weight gained (she’ll vary the amount of weeks depending on the circumstances). She always loses the weight and feels great on it. I’m currently doing it and have never felt better. It’s amazing how full you feel and how much your confidence grows when you stick to it. It’s hard but totally worth it. It’s a great way to start you off for a life of healthy choices.

  • Heaven Majesta

    This diet is not a mythical thing. It is a methodically developed plan that will help you lose the weight! The best part, you can eat as much of the fruit as you want when no portion size is set. Unlimited strawberries truly means unlimited strawberries. When I was a senior in high school I started the diet and lost 40 pounds in 4 months. By graduation I was at 160 pounds and I felt great. I did the diet while doing normal high school activities including step team which included running 3-5 days a week. I had amzing amounts of energy, my skin was clear and even and if I needed to lose weight again I would definately do Ms. Mazels diet in a heartbeat. You really learn your body and that is a gift in itself.

  • Heaven Majesta

    oh.. and by the way, I didnt even follow the diet plan. I ate whichever fruit I craved everyday and when with what I had. After reading the book in full you should get it and once you understand it is really easy to make your own plan. If you are curious order the original book, read it and try the diet wholeheartedly. Remember, McDonalds is not closing down tomorrow!!!

  • nas

    Hi,i’m from South Africa,and trying to get hold of the eating plan desperately..Can anyone please e-mail it to me…please:)

  • James

    Excellent diet—only thing that works for me! I feel great. When I get away from it and have too much funn eating!!! I go back on it for a FEW DAYS. Usually I can lose about 10 lbs in a week. People who criticize this diet—do not know what they are talking about! Hmm eating fruit…yeah thats really badd for you! Give me a break! I’m on it right now—dropped about 3 lbs yesterday.

  • Malikah

    its a very effective diet i tryed it myself, i lost 20kg/ month with sport, most of them in beging but u will diffnetly reach ur goal at the end.
    the only thing that i didn’t like it or i found it diffecult for me, is that swiching from food to fruit, but the result alwayes gave me the curage to keep on.

  • paola

    The best diet I ever did. and the only one that worked for me. after the first week I become full of energy and looked fantastic! kept the almost 35 pound I lost, off till my second child 🙂

  • Suri

    Hi, i had the new version of this diet, the new bh diet, but i want to do the original version, however, it hasnt been solf for months.
    i hopefully wish to receive from anyone the original version. thanks a lot.
    email me chubby_cuppa@yahoo.com thanksssss

  • Lorna

    The diet is only for initial weight loss, and anyone who needs to lose the weight will be fine for 3-5 weeks. The major good part is the maintenance diet part, the for life part. I have been on it for 26 years and, at 65, can keep up with those 20 and 30 years younger than me. Added bonuses are great finger nails and hair. Focusing on the initial diet only is silly.