In this day and age, more and more people are becoming aware of the need to start and maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. A big part of the success of such a plan is keeping to a sensible diet that is suited to your personality and lifestyle. However, you know that diets have a tendency to come and go as fast as they came and went. Some are just a fad and some really do work. The latest fad diet to hit the populace is the ABC Diet as introduced by Robert Wieder.
The ABC Diet
There are actually two ABC diets currently making waves among diet-conscious individuals. The first one is the pro-anorexia diet, commonly known as the Ana Boot Camp Diet, which subscribes to the principle of cutting down your calorie intake to as low as 500 a day for 50 days (the duration of the diet). The fluctuating calorie intake for the duration of the program is supposed to trick your brain into starvation mode which in turn, makes you lose weight.
The second ABC Diet is the one fostered by Robert Wieder as a satirical joke to all who follow fad diets. It is called “ABC Diet” simply because you’re only allowed to eat specific types of food – those that start with the letters “A”, “B” and “C”. The apparent simplicity of the so-called diet program is what attracts people to it regardless if it started out as a joke. What then are these choice foods that you are allowed to eat under the ABC Diet?
The Alphabet of Foods
You’ve probably started wondering what types of food are there that fall under the category of the ABC Diet. According to Robert Wieder, here are what you need to look out for:
“A” foods – Under “A”, you are only supposed to eat abalone, antelope, asparagus and apples. Abalone is edible sea snail that is quite expensive unless they grow abundantly in a particular location like Australia. It is rich in iron and protein like the Antelope. Asparagus is becoming a healthy part of salads very much like apples too. They’re both rich in antioxidants and vitamins so they’re really good for you too.
“B” foods – Under “B”, you have your choice among Beluga caviar, bouillon, bean curds and baguettes. If you can afford to eat Beluga caviar, you’re in for treats because its rich in iron, magnesium and calcium. Bouillon is simply soup but is great for filling your stomach when you’re hungry without adding to the pounds. Baguettes are the perfect companion to your bouillon and by itself is still a good source of high fiber. Bean curds are likewise high in fiber.
“C” foods – Under “C” foods you can eat celery, catsup, chards and carrots. At first glance, you can already see that celery, chards and carrots are almost always part of salads that are perfect for those watching their weight. Catsup, despite it being a sauce, is actually a good source of lycopene and antioxidants.