Right off the bat, Isabel De Los Rios, makes it clear that her program is not an actual diet that leads to a quick weight loss, but rather, it is a plan for a lifetime of healthy weight management and better lifestyle. The Beyond Diet creator is a renowned and certified nutritionist who is also the owner of one of the most coveted gyms in the New Jersey and Brooklyn areas, the New Body-Center for Nutrition and Fitness.
The key of the whole program is giving people the right information about their specific needs so that they can enhance metabolism and consequently lose weight in the most natural and healthy way. By filling in a list of online questions, people can start the plan as soon as their metabolic types have been determined. The online questions also help determine the foods an individual dieter has to eat and the right portion needed in order for the program to really work.
An important aspect of the program is not to overwhelm the body by extreme or drastic changes. Dieters are still allowed to eat three times a day with snacks in between meals. By eating regular meals during regular hours, it becomes easy for the dieter to hold those extra cravings while the body adjusts to foods based on raw fruits and vegetables and mostly organic products.
Foods to Include in the Beyond Diet Program
Since it is a program that allows any kind of diet as long as processed foods are eliminated, the recommended foods are mostly found in all diets that enhanced general wellbeing. Here are a few of them: bananas, avocados, apples, spinach, lettuce, tomato, shrimp, almonds, wild fish, grass-fed beef, quinoa, mango, stevia, berries, free-range chicken, and others.
Sample Meal Plan
Blueberry and avocado smoothie
Crackers with chocolate spread and 1 banana
Melon and chicken pasta salad
Soy milk and raspberry smoothie
Sweet potato with spinach and cheese
A handful of almonds
There is no specific workout plan included in this book, however, the recommended exercises can be purchased separately.
- The program encourages raw foods and vegetables for healthy living.
- People can do this based on their own pace.
- No drastic food intake or prohibition of other foods except the packaged and processed ones.
- Good for everyone, including pregnant women and can be tweaked to suit the needs of vegetarians.
- The dieter has to be certain about food portioning for the plan to work.
- Results are not visible for some time.
- Some of the recommended foods are expensive and dieters have to spend extra for the recommended exercises.
There is no quick solution in this plan, only a step by step process to healthy weight loss and management. The plan features gradual changes so results may take some time for others. It is a plan that works well and a solid option for a lifetime health and fitness plan.