A Brief Review of the Gene Smart Diet
Have you ever heard about the Gene Smart diet? According to this diet, our genes are the one responsible for the control of our weight and the reduction of disease risks. This diet was created by PHD holder Floyd Clinton. Its main concept is that our food contains bioactive substances which are responsible for sending messages to our genes. This means that the foods we put into our mouths are the ones that dictate how our genes function. In order for our genes to function properly, what we need to do is to let Omega 3 fatty acids, polyphenosis, fiber get inside our bodies in order to make the nutrient level of the foods rise.
However, to make the process successful, exercise is also needed. If this is done, weight loss is achieved and the risk of diseases will be reduced. If you follow this diet, you will be motivated to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the rest of your life. So what are the things that need to be done to get started on the Gene Smart diet? To start, let’s say on the first day, what you need to do is to have celery soup for the entire day. By doing so, you are already able to have 575 calories in your system just for that day. On day 2 until the 21st day; you can have at least 1,600 calories on a daily basis.
If you are extremely overweight and need to drop a lot of pounds, you can still proceed with this diet plan for a longer time. Once you reached the 22nd day until the 35th, this is the time where you can consume up to 1,800 calories daily. We call this phase the “preconditioning phase”. After you underwent the different phases of this diet, you will now undergo the optimal maintenance phase. During this stage, you are now able to attain the kind of weight that you want to maintain. This is also the phase where you can take in at least 2,000 worth of calories.
However, if you want to consume less or more, there are tips and suggestions provided in the book that you can follow as guide. So how does the Gene Smart diet work? What this diet is trying to emphasize is that the genes of our body are not capable of bearing the type of load that is present in the processed foods that we have today. If what you eat are healthy foods, the genes of your body are able to improve your immune system. In addition, if you take in a lot of Omega 3 fatty acids you will be able to avoid hormonal imbalances, hypertension, menopausal problems and osteoporosis. Moreover, by eating foods that are rich in fiber, you will be able cleanse your body and weight loss is also achieved.
The core of this diet is its belief that people who will follow it will become motivated to exercise. What are the foods that are allowed in the Gene Smart diet? Some good examples are the following; dark chocolate, legumes, red wine in small amounts, nuts, egg whites, skimmed milk and other low-fat dairy products, fruits and vegetables, whole grains, seafoods and chicken. What are the foods that should be avoided? Cheese, junk foods, high fat dairy products, saturated fats like ghee, mutton and beef, alcohol except red wine in small amounts. Since this diet involves a huge variety of foods thus optimum nutrition is promoted. Furthermore, people who engage in this diet are also able to satisfy their hunger because the foods eaten are very satisfying. What’s good about this diet is that it helps people maintain good health and then attain several health benefits.