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Naturally Thin Diet Plan

By  , Expert Content
Feb 24, 2012
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Are you naturally thin? Many people are not aware of this fact. However certain changes in your life can enhance your body profile and highlight your natural thinness. The author of the book on Naturally Thin Diet--Bethenny Frankel has worked as chef for celebrities, and developed a line of low-fat baked goods free of wheat, egg, and dairy. The book has had mixed reviews—some consider that the book has several ideas and this can confuse the reader whereas other think that the book has plenty of good ideas.

The Naturally Thin Diet: About the Plan

The author of the book says that rather than counting calories follow certain basic principles like

  • Your diet is like a bank account--- so you can splurge a little here and there but balance your calorie intake by cutting back elsewhere.
  • Taste and enjoy everything, but eat limited--- try small amounts of a variety of foods, but limit your portion size. This is opposite to what most of us do we eat without really tasting our food.

Naturally Thin Diet: Pros and Cons

The good part of the book is that it advices not to diet but eat in a healthy way, as dieting is really bad and most people find it difficult to stick to diets. Dieting----for most people is unsuccessful and an utter failure. The fact that the book encourages a person to be happy with their body and accept it is really a positive message.

It is very right that you should eat and enjoy everything, but limit the portion size. The rules that the book teaches on eating are common-sense, and some experts on nutrition agree with all of them. However according to some experts on nutrition it is not possible to take just a few bites of a food as suggested in the book—it can be very hard to practice, is really wasteful and definitely not a healthy way of eating.

The advice on keeping the portion size very limited can make you develop an unhealthy relationship with your food. The kind of portion size that are advised in the book or the sample menu given are inadequate to provide enough calories to support an average woman's energy needs.

Naturally Thin Diet: Short-Term and Long-Term Effects

Although the book emphasizes that you should enjoy everything and not just count calories seem contradictory ---as the portion sizes that are advocated in the book seem to make limiting calories a major aim. Experts consider that the amount of calories that you are advised to eat in the Naturally Thin Diet will definitely result in weight loss but in the long term it may be very difficult to stick to eating just three or four bites of a food. It will be really difficult in the long term to buy a food item and take only 3-4 bites or cook and have just 3-4 bites. Hence rather than drastically reducing calories in your diet follow a healthy lifestyle with healthy eating habits (eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk and milk products, lean protein) and balance your daily calorie intake.

 

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