Food Network star, Alton Brown, followed these lists and lost 50 pounds! He didn't just eat these foods and nothing else. He just made sure to eat each food listed the number of times for the list they are on. Does that make sense? Like, he made sure he only ate red meat once a week, but he had carrots daily.
I can't imagine following a diet with lots of rules where you can only eat a few things. That's why I think this is so great! Oh, and with Alton's extensive food knowledge, I trust that it's healthy. So, I wanted to post these lists he gave...
First, he said always eat breakfast! He has a smoothie everyday. Here's what he does:
24 ounces total, 4 ounces each:
Put together the night before and keep in fridge. In the morning, blend it together and enjoy!
All the ingredients have special reasons why he uses those specific fruits. He didn't just randomly pick any variety of fruits.
So, here are the lists he presented...Eat the following:
nuts - almonds especially, 1 to 2 ounces
3 times a week:
He didn't mention anything about poultry or pork which I'm interested to see how often he recommends it, or dairy either.
He also didn't mention what kind of exercise program he did. I'm sure he did something to workout because he did lose a substantial amount of weight. I can't imagine it was all just from following these guidelines. Unless, maybe before he always ate huge portions of totally horrible foods. But, I wouldn't think so.