When people want to lose weight, the first thing that they do is go on a diet. With so many kinds of diet programs going on, depending on the celebrities espousing their regimen to fitness, people can be quite confused about what to follow and to what extent that they should emulate their favorite celebrities. The problem with such fad diets is that once the furor has died down, so does the interest and the determination to lose weight and you’re back to feeling fat and unhealthy.
One of the more recent fad diets to take the public by storm is the ABC Diet which was started by Robert Wieder. Under the diet program, which was really started as a joke to make fun of all the ridiculous diet programs that people jump on the bandwagon for, you can only eat 12 kinds of food, all of which are categorized by the first letters of their names. You only have “A”, “B” and “C” foods, of which there are only 4 types of food under each. Just a word of caution though, Wieder’s ABC Diet is different from the pro-anorexia diet program which also happens to be called ABC Diet for Ana Boot Camp Diet.
“A” – Abalone, Antelope, Asparagus and Apple
“B” – Beluga Caviar, Bouillon, Bean Curd and Baguettes
“C” – Chard, Celery, Catsup and Carrots
Health benefits from following the ABC Diet
Now, at first glance, it may make you think twice about following the ABC Diet program. After all, Abalone and Beluga caviar don’t exactly come cheap. But, it’s the simplicity about the program that makes it easy for people to follow it. After all, you only have to think about 12 types of food that you can consume so that already cuts down on all the other things that you may want to eat.
The ABC Diet may appear far-fetched to some people because they can’t see how these types of food can make you lose weight. But the truth is, some of these items are good for the body and are sources of iron, vitamins, protein and other nutritious substances. You can even be creative and combine the ingredients to make different dishes for your everyday consumption. For instance, you can make a salad out of carrots, celery and asparagus, fill your tummy with bouillon and add baguettes to make a complete meal.
The trick is to find ways even if you have to experiment. That’s where you need the help of a nutritionist to guide you into making the right decisions as to the preparation of the ingredients and even in the manner of cooking to keep the calories down and the nutrients packed into these types of food.
With such simple rules to follow, you have the freedom to eat what you want (even with limited ingredients). Just remember that this may have started as a joke but if you put a little thought into it, this may really work out for you in the long run.