The Flavor Point Diet
The Flavor Point Diet: What You Can Eat continued...
The second phase of the Flavor Point Diet lasts for two weeks and
includes a greater variety of daily flavors but each meal or snack still has a
flavor theme. For instance, breakfast could be a peach theme, lunch a spinach
theme, and dinner a curry theme. "There is a great deal of variety included
within the menus, however not too much variety at one time," says Katz.
The final phase, and what Dr. Katz hopes will be the way you eat forever,
employs flavor management in all of your daily food choices. Dieters are
encouraged to carefully read labels, and to choose whole, unprocessed foods,
avoiding those with high fructose corn syrup,
trans fats, and/or a long list of ingredients.
Six weeks of menu plans and more than 100 recipes developed by co-author
Catherine Katz are included to help dieters learn how to eat healthfully while
controlling flavors. Over the course of a week, daily menus provide
approximately 1,000 mg calcium, 2,000 mg sodium, 30 g fiber, 25% calories from
fats with an emphasis on good and omega-3 fats, 20% calories from protein, 55%
carbohydrates, mostly whole grain.
The Flavor Point Diet: How It Works
The principle of the Flavor Point Diet is simple: Limit the number of
flavor themes within a meal, and you can turn off your appetite. Too many
flavors stimulate the appetite, whereas flavor repetition appeases it. By
limiting flavors, you can enjoy a variety of nutritious foods that help fill
you up faster on fewer calories.
For example: "If you had a bowl of raw almonds, you would eat a handful
and stop, but if those almonds were salted and sweetened, mixing sweet and
salty flavors, you might empty the bowl," Katz maintains.
With this plan, you can still enjoy a variety of foods, as long as they fall
into the same flavor themes. Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme are examples of
savory flavors that can be used with other savory flavors. Flavor themes are
not limited to single foods but groups of harmonious food flavors found in the
world's greatest cuisines. Tomatoes, garlic, and olive oil, for example, are
the prominent ingredients and a savory flavor theme of Italian food, explains
Follow the Flavor Point plan for six weeks, and you may lose up to 16
pounds say the authors. Katz put 20 of his patients who had been struggling
with weight loss on the program for 12 weeks, and anecdotally, they all lost
The Flavor Point Diet: What the Experts Say
The Flavor Point Diet includes lots of fruits, vegetables, whole
grains, lean meats, fish, and low-fat dairy, along with sensible portions,
reasonable calories, and regular physical activity.