My friend recently showed me her book about Suzanne Somers diet. That was my first encounter with Suzane Somers diet which quickly absorbed me into learning it. Somers diet is nicknamed Somersizing by its founder, Suzanne Somers herself. Being invented and endorsed by celebrity, this diet has a lot of die hard fans and haters too.
A large part of Somers diet has a lot of resemblance to Atkins diet with several alterations. Somersizing is a diet which relies on food rather than exercise. This diet put a lot of emphasis on eating habit and food combining.
Although food combining and some of her tips are not brainwaves, they still make sense. One of the biggest cons of this diet is it's not supported by any scientific evidence. But hey, as long as it works and endorsed by celebrity then people will still try anyway.
Somersizing Review and Summaries:
Suzanne Somers claimed that she got the inspiration from the French who always eat foods rich in fat and yet still have beautiful waistline. And it turns out that the French practise food combining in their meals as a secret to their slender figures. So Somers decide that she could have the same result by learning from the French and develop the so called "Somersizing".
Somersizing is a marriage between Atkins and low carb diet. There are four groups of food combination in somersizing.
Protein - Fats: Protein from poultry, meat, fish, oil, cheese and butter.
Vegetables: Various fresh vegetables except starchy vegetables.
Carbohydrates: Whole grain bread, cereals and pasta.
Fruit: Fresh fruits.
The general rules about food combining in somersizing are:
-Protein - fat group should be eaten with vegetables group.
-Carbohydrates also should be eaten with vegetables.
-Protein - fat and carbohydrates are not meant to be together.
-There should be at least 3 hours interval between protein - fat meal and carbohydrates meal.
-If your stomach is empty, your choice should be the fruit group.
Suzanne Somers also advises against these high carbohydrates food and sugar such as potatoes, alcohol, white rice, carrots, beets, white sugar and brown sugar.
Therefore an example of Somersizing as practiced by my friend when we went to restaurant for dinner was a choice between protein - fat and vegetables or carbohydrates and vegetables. Her choice was protein - fat and vegetables, so she substituted the potato in her steak to vegetables instead.
The problem with this Somers diet is that the calorie intake is so few that it is hard to stay on this diet on long term basis. Although it's not nearly as harsh as lemonade diet, Somersizing requires you to stick to this diet for lifetime in contrary of lemonade diet which can be finished in just few days.
Her book was more like a recipe book too, looks like Suzanne Somers cover her lack of scientific back up with a lot of delicious Somersizing recipes. And she also does not emphasize a lot about going to gym which I think is deceiving. It's true that diet can make us lose weight, however a great body takes more than just a diet.
With such tight body that she has, it's likely that she does an intensive exercise to achieve that. While my friend is a die hard Somersizing fan, I have decided that I am not going to walk her way.
Somersizing official website: http://www.suzannesomers.com/Somersize/
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