The Instinct Diet
WebMD reviews The Instinct Diet plan, including how it works, what you can eat, and whether it’s healthy.
The Instinct Diet: What the Experts Say continued...
"Choosing filling foods, eating most any food in moderation, [and] becoming more aware of cravings and food triggers, along with many of the other strategies, can be very beneficial to anyone who wants to lose weight," Edens says
However, Edens adds that she would prefer dieters to focus on mindful eating instead of going on a "diet," with all its negative implications.
“If you are more aware of what you are eating and eat it slowly, you can eliminate some behaviors and environmental influences that lead to overeating," she says.
Edens also takes issue with the idea that exercise doesn't help take off pounds, and recommends that dieters stay physically active throughout the plan.
"Physical activity absolutely helps with weight loss," she says. "Being more active throughout the day affects energy and food choices whereas sedentary behavior encourages cravings."
The Instinct Diet: Food for Thought
The Instinct Diet is a scientifically sound diet plan that could help you lose weight without feeling deprived. If weight loss has been a struggle for you because you rely on willpower, learning about your eating instincts may be the secret you have been waiting for.
Be prepared for slow, gradual weight loss that you can maintain forever once you master the techniques for controlling your instincts.
The very structured menus for meals and snacks, especially in the first stage, may present a challenge to some people. You can improve on this plan by finding time to fit in daily physical fitness.