What is The Diet Solution?
Certified nutritionist and exercise specialist Isabel De Los Rios developed the Diet Solution Program to help people learn long-term eating strategies so they can change their eating habits for life.
The Diet Solution is based on metabolic type. Each type of the three types—carbohydrate type, protein type, and mixed type—has its own set of dietary guidelines. In addition to the dietary guidelines by type, there are a number of foods that are emphasized and others than are prohibited for all types. You eat the right foods for your metabolic type to get your metabolism functioning at its optimal level.
This program focuses on health, not just weight loss. It presents scientific information about weight loss and health in language this is easy to understand.
Dieters typically lose between 10 and 15 pounds in six weeks with the Diet Solution Program, with an ultimate goal of losing ten percent of your weight. This is not a program for quick weight loss; it focuses on losing weight and keeping it off.
What Does the Diet Solution Cost?
You can download The Diet Solution Program for $39.97 or $59.97 for a deluxe version. The deluxe version includes a person consultation with Isabel De Los Rios. Both versions come with a money-back guarantees. You may find better deals and promotions online, such as a free 7-day starter program.
The Diet Solution Program includes:
- Program Manual
- Metabolic Type Test
- Shopping Guide
- Quick Start Guide
- Exercise Books
- Meal Plans
You also have to pay for your food. Because organic foods are preferred over non-organic foods, your food costs may be higher than they were before.
How to Follow the Diet Solution
The Solution Diet encourages dieters to think about (and write down) their health, weight, and life goals and to visualize themselves achieving these goals.
To be successful in the Diet Solution you must:
1. Eat according to your metabolic type;
2. Stay within your ideal calorie range; and
3. Eat a variety of high-quality food.
Before you start the diet you fill out a questionnaire in order to determine your metabolic type. The foods you can eat depend on your metabolic type. You will get a list of those foods after you learn your metabolic type.
Regardless of your type, you must eliminate any foods that have hydrogenated fats (margarine and most cookies, crackers, and chips) or soy. You must not eat whole grain foods. You can eat butter, steak, eggs, and coconut oil. You can drink alcohol if you must, but only one glass a week—preferably red wine. You can have up to two cups of coffee a day, sweetened only with stevia, which is a plant-based sweetener with zero calories. You should drink a lot of water on this diet.
You can find recipes for dishes such as butternut squash with pecans, roasted turkey, green smoothie, beef taco dinner, zucchini hummus, and whole grain French toast on the Diet Solution Program.
Even with the recommended foods for your metabolic type you will have to figure out which foods are right for you. You are encouraged to keep a food journal, writing down the foods you eat and noting which ones feel good and satisfy you and which ones do not. This is a good way to learn about your own body and what foods support your personal health and weight loss.
Your exercise plan should include strength training, interval training, and cardio exercises. The Diet Solution Program includes sample exercise programs.
Benefits of the Diet Solution
The Diet Solution meals are nutritious, with high quality protein, omega 3 fats, and fresh fruits and vegetables. Meal plans can be individualized. The Diet Solution Program provides many recipes and meal plans.
It is not an extreme diet and it is an easy diet to follow. You lose weight while eating real foods, healthy foods. You do not have to count calories or carbohydrates. You will not be hungry on this diet.
The diet focuses on health, not just weight loss, and provides scientific information about how the body works, how protein helps burn fat, how it burns fat, how it breaks down sugar, etc.
By participating in the Diet Solution you learn how to choose healthy foods, how to control portions, and how different food affects your body and your health. You learn how to plan, shop, and cook for healthy eating. The Diet Solution is not just for short-term temporary weight loss; it is more of a diet for life.
Dieters should not experience a difficult transition into the diet.
Concerns about the Diet Solution
It is difficult to find independent information about the Diet Solution Program on the Internet. Available reviews appear to be associated with the program itself.
Common criticisms about the Diet Solution focus on the following:
- The Diet Solution includes some, but not much, information or assistance with exercise.
- This is not a good diet for vegetarians, especially vegetarians who fit in the protein metabolic category.
- The Diet Solution website for dieters does not include opportunities to communicate with others who are practicing the Diet Solution.
Before you start the Diet Solution program (or any weight loss program) it is wise to consult with your healthcare provider, especially if you have chronic health problems, take medication, or have obesity-related conditions. He or she will be able to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of the Diet Solution for you based on your personal health and weight issues. Your doctor may recommend alternative or additional strategies to help you lose weight.