Friday, March 13, 2009

RAVE: Dr. Ian's Four Day Diet!

So what's different about this plan? It's only 4 days -- well, 4 days at a time.

Those 4-day modules are:

Induction (detox/cleansing)
Transition (to reintroduce all food groups)
Protein Stretch (to avoid plateaus)
Smooth (when you can have some formerly forbidden foods like pizza and French fries)
Push (the sprint just before the final stretch, back to a stricter eating plan)
Pace (a comfortable module for you to catch your breath)
Vigorous (the final module to lose those last few pounds)

So you work on specific tools to build a lasting weight loss. The diet is based on clean whole foods (no calorie counting) and getting your mind in the right place.

We started this diet this week. Induction has gone well. I don't feel as if I'm missing anything at all. I feel lighter and healthier. I'm sure all those laps at the track didn't hurt either :)

We currently do not own a scale (I often thought they were the devil), but I'm interested in getting one. I haven't felt this great in a long time!