The Diet Solution

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

the-diet-solutionThe Diet Solution Program was created by Isabel De Los Rios, a nutrition, exercise, and lifestyle coach based in New Jersey.

De Los Rios says that her plan gives dieters a way to change eating habits for life, develop a long term eating strategy and not just modify the diet temporarily.

The Diet Solution is based on the principle of metabolic type which categorizes dieters into three groups, each which has its own distinct dietary guidelines.

The Diet Solution Program is now called The Beyond Diet.

The Diet Solution Basics

The first thing dieters are advised to do is to set up the mind for success. You should spend some time thinking about what you want to achieve in regards to your health, your weight and your life, then write down specific goals and visualize yourself achieving them.

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A Success Story

Dieters are informed that there are three steps that have to be followed in order to achieve their ideal weight.

  • Eating in accordance with metabolic type.
  • Staying within ideal calorie ranges.
  • Consuming a variety of high quality food.

In order to determine metabolic type dieters undertake a series of questions. Dieters are then categorized as a protein, carb or mixed type. Each type requires ideal amounts and varieties of healthy proteins, carbohydrates, and fats. Detailed meal plans are provided for each type.

Dieters are encouraged to rethink the idea of snacks and to choose nutritious alternatives such as raw nuts, boiled eggs, fruits and raw vegetables.

Dieters are also made aware of the dangers of hydrogenated fats and are advised to strictly eliminate any foods containing them such as many crackers, chips, cookies, cereals, and margarine. Processed soy foods are also to be avoided.

One glass of alcohol is permitted per week, preferably red wine, however ideally alcohol should be eliminated completely. Two cups of coffee are allowed daily. Stevia is the only recommended sweetener.

It is recommended to keep a food journal, which will help you identify which foods and meals make you feel good and satisfied and which don’t, so that you can fine-tune your diet.

Recommended Foods

Ideal foods for The Diet Solution will vary depending on the dieter’s metabolic type.

Some of the recommended foods include: organic meat and poultry, organic eggs, fish, raw dairy products, raw nuts and seeds, fruit, vegetables, baked sweet potatoes, coconut oil, butter, olive oil, flaxseed, avocado, sprouted breads, stevia, raw chocolate.

A supplement of omega 3 oil such as salmon, cod liver, krill or flaxseed is strongly encouraged.

Sample Diet Plan

 

Breakfast

2 poached eggs
1 cup sautéed spinach
1 pear

Morning Snack

2 Tablespoons almond butter
1 green apple
Celery sticks

Lunch

4 ounces grilled chicken
Salad with romaine, tomato, cucumber
1 cup asparagus
2 teaspoons olive oil
Apple cider vinegar

Afternoon Snack

1 ounce raw walnuts
6 baby carrots
½ cup blueberries

Dinner

4 oz salmon
1 cup steamed broccoli
Green salad

The Diet Solution Exercise Recommendations

De Los Rios recommends an exercise program that includes components of strength and cardiovascular exercise including interval training,

The download package includes 3 exercise E-Books which include clear instructions and photographs of the exercises.

Costs and Expenses

The Diet Solution Program is no longer available but has been updated and rebranded as The Beyond Diet.

Click here to purchase this diet for a discounted price.

Pros

  • Each meal includes high quality protein, which reduces hunger and maintains muscle mass while dieting.
  • Emphasizes foods high in the heart-healthy omega 3 fats.
  • Encourages the intake of fresh fruit and vegetables.
  • Includes meal plans and a wide selection of tasty recipes.
  • Meal plans can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
  • Teaches dieters how to select healthy foods in appropriate portion sizes.
  • Increases awareness of how different foods affect the body.
  • Explains many different aspects of good nutrition.
  • Encourages the intake of pure water.

Cons

  • Some nutrition experts have disputed the validity of the metabolic type.
  • Does not provide vegetarian meal plans.

Conclusions

This diet plan is highly nutritious and is based on the most recent scientific knowledge in relation to weight loss and nutrition.

The program is geared towards long term success that will not only allow dieters to achieve their ideal weight but also increase knowledge about nutrition and their health in the process.

    References:

  • Stuckler, D., McKee, M., Ebrahim, S., & Basu, S. (2012). Manufacturing epidemics: the role of global producers in increased consumption of unhealthy commodities including processed foods, alcohol, and tobacco. PLoS medicine, 9(6), e1001235. study link
  • Moubarac, J. C., Martins, A. P. B., Claro, R. M., Levy, R. B., Cannon, G., & Monteiro, C. A. (2013). Consumption of ultra-processed foods and likely impact on human health. Evidence from Canada. Public health nutrition, 16(12), 2240-2248. study link
  • Westerterp-Plantenga, M. S., Lemmens, S. G., & Westerterp, K. R. (2012). Dietary protein–its role in satiety, energetics, weight loss and health. British Journal of Nutrition, 108(S2), S105-S112. study link
 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: April 21, 2015. Disclaimer

107 Comments

  1. Traci

    From what I can tell this should be a good program. I am wondering though can anyone tell me if Isabel covers things like alcohol wine spirits, and other natural sweetners like Stevia? What about bubbly bottled water.

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