Cinch Diet Review
Cinch: How it Works
Three simple rules provide the foundation to the Cinch plan:
- Eat like clockwork, starting at breakfast within one hour of rising and spacing meals 3-5 hours apart. This timing is critical to success because it helps regulate blood sugar, insulin, hunger hormones, and revs up metabolism, Sass says.
- Mix and match the "puzzle pieces" -- produce, whole grains, lean protein, plant-based fats and seasonings -- four times a day. These foods promote fullness , help control blood sugar, and (eaten in the proper amounts) provide the right ratio of carbs, protein, and fat to promote weight loss.
- Make flavor your focus with slimming and satisfying seasonings (S.A.S.S.) such as vinegar, citrus, hot peppers, tea, herbs, and spices. These add flavor without excess calories or sodium.
No maintenance plan is included, just keep following the puzzle pieces and apply what you have learned during the 30-day plan.
Cinch: Experts' Views
Bonci gives Cinch a big thumbs-up for its refreshing take on losing weight with some fun, flavor, and flair.
"I love the positive, user-friendly tone of the book, along with the creative approach to plate presentation, using seasonings, vegan alternatives, substantial healthy snacks, and helping readers gain insight into emotional eating," Bonci says.
She supports the concept of a 5-day jump-start to prepare for healthy changes. "Five days of simpler eating and monitoring may be an effective jump-start for those who have felt out of control while eating," says Bonci, the director of sports nutrition for University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Adding more fruit would bring the plan in line with U.S. government's dietary guidelines. Adding lean meat as a protein would also make the plan more flexible.
Cinch: Food for Thought
Cinch is a very empowering and motivating book with a great title that takes the mystery out of dieting, does the legwork for you, and really is a cinch to follow.
Advocating a holistic approach, the plan is a healthy, low-calorie diet with an emphasis on eating clean, nutrient-rich foods that are good for you and your waistline.
The foods recommended are top-tier nutrition superstars that can nourish, energize, and help with weight loss. But the claims of detoxifying, "firing up fat-burning," and "recalibrating your body" is more about marketing than about scientific evidence.