Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Review of the Zodiac Element Diet

One week into 2015 and I wrapped up my 12 day "non fasting detox" diet this past Sunday.  It was a revelatory experience following this diet for almost a fortnight.  I found it harder to keep my protein consumption over 200g/day (but I did it) because protein supplements were not part of the diet, and I was getting about 50g protein per day from powders and shakes.  This meant I had to eat more REAL food.  My diet was very clean - no processed foods such as my beloved Lean Cuisine entrees.

Going on a diet implies that at some point one will go off the diet.  The trial run period is over but I am keeping some of the practices, such as reducing the amount of artificial food, buying more organic stuff, and appreciating my food more.  The whole "buy ugly produce" idea appeals to me too :-)

I would recommend this diet to anyone who wants to clean out their system for 12 days without fasting or following severe calorie restriction.  The saving grace is the fact that it has to be a balanced diet and nutritionist-approved.  The diet scores points for variety, simplicity, quality of food and the fact that it respects peoples' preferences.  I found that my gastrointestinal health improved in that I got rid of the bloating, heartburn, intestinal cramps and gas that I had been experiencing from time to time before embarking on this diet.

The quality of your health is fully correlated to the quality of the food you eat.

If you are interested in learning more about this diet or giving it a try, send me a message and we can work something out for you.  It's only 12 days so if you decide it isn't for you, at least you're not stuck with it for a month or more.

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