This program starts off with a Six-Week plan. It's actually really hard to breakdown, as there are so many variables that dictate which path you should follow. There's a vegan plan, and a non-vegetarian plan. I'm following the heavy weight loss plan, along w/ a couple of modifications. I allow for alcohol. Let's just get that out there :) Dr. Furman allows for alcohol, if you need it, one drink a day. I don't drink like that, so I'll save up all my days for a good night out :) I'm also still weaning myself off of the Diet Caffeine free Cola. I've been off of caffeine since before Christmas (except for the occasional green tea). I'm pretty proud of this. The program I chose really only wants you to have one starch a day, like a potato, or brown rice, bread, etc. I know there will be days, where I have two. I won't beat myself up for that. I follow this, to get me healthy, and following this plan (as he says at 90%) is life changing. Oh, and the plan calls for no snacking. I call bullshit on that. I can't eat all the food that's expected at once. If I want a healthy snack, I eat it. I'll do my best, and report it to you each day. And I know you've got this question? How many times a day do I fart? Not many :) I've been eating a lot of this stuff a while, so it doesn't bother me. In fact, as a meat eater, my gas was much worse. I also feed my dogs (well, now just Junior) a veggie diet, b/c their gas had gotten so bad. Getting the crappy meat out of their diet, took away their gas. I swear! Program: Raw Vegetables (including salad) "These foods are to be eaten in unlimited quantities, but think big. Since they have a negative caloric effect, the more you eat, the more you lose. Raw foods also have a faster transit time through the digestive tract and result in a lower glucose response and encourage more weight loss than their cooked counterparts. The object is to eat as many raw veggies as possible, with a goal of one pound daily." Cooked Vegetables: "Eat as many steamed or cooked green veggies as you can. Again, the goal is one pound per day....Go for variety in your cooked veggies by using string beans, broccoli, artichokes, asparagus, zucchini, kale, collards, cabbage, Brussels sprouts, bok choy, okra, Swiss chard, turnip greens, escarole, beet greens, spinach, dandelion greens, broccoli raab, cauliflower, peppers, mushrooms, onions, and tomatoes." Beans or legumes ..."are among the world's most perfect foods. They stabilize blood sugar, blunt the desire for sweets, and prevent mid-afternoon cravings. Even a small portion can help you feel full, but in the Six-Week Plan I encourage you to eat at least one full cup daily." Fresh Fruit "Eat at least four fresh fruits per day, but no fruit juice....Dried fruits should be used only in very small amounts for sweetening." All of the above are considered "unlimited" for eating.
These are considered "limited" "Cooked starch veggies or whole grains: butternut and acorn squash, corn, white potatoes, rice, sweet potatoes, bread, cereal (not more than one serving or 1 cup per day). Raw nuts and seeds (1 oz. max per day) avocado (2 oz. max. per day) dried fruit (2 tbs max per day) ground flax seeds (1 tbs max. per day)"