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Invisible Diet

Copyright 2004, 2005 H.E. Logue, M.D.

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DISCLAIMER:            No diet should be followed without your personal physician's knowledge and approval. This diet guideline should not and cannot be used as a personal diet prescription or treatment plan without your physician's participation.



The diet worked on me so I conducted a research protocol for it on 15 people. It worked on every person that adhered to the diet. Most were ladies.  One person elected not to follow the diet and did not lose weight.


Personally I needed to lose thirty-five pounds. I easily lost the thirty-five pounds in twelve weeks or roughly three pounds per week. I did no extra exercise. My weight dropped from two hundred and fifteen pounds to one hundred and eighty pounds. My cholesterol also dropped from two hundred and fifteen to one hundred and eighty. My triglycerides dropped similarly and returned to normal. My blood pressure dropped from one hundred and sixty over ninety-eight to one hundred and twenty over eighty.


I did no extra things except the simple diet outlined below.


Phase I: Losing unwanted pounds.


Eat a meal three times per day. It does not have to be much or even little, but it must contain only one modest serving of carbohydrate. CAUTION: Do not totally omit carbohydrates. Your meal should be sufficient to be satisfying.


Essentially no carbohydrates between meals. If hungry, choose nuts, cheese or protein of choice. You could have a wheat thin-type cracker and peanut butter but not a great deal of this. If hungry, eat.


One carbohydrate serving per week can be a dessert of your choice.


Following the above plan, one should expect to lose from one to four pounds per week, depending, of course, on one's level of activity and their natural metabolic rate. Most people will lose between two or three pounds per week.


The amount you eat should be an amount that leaves you satisfied. Eat slowly and stop when you feel satisfied at the stomach level. Do not continue eating to satisfy the palate. The same is true for between meals and bedtime snacks.

A one-a-day multivitamin is appropriate when dieting.


 Phase II:         Maintaining Desired Weight

This is the beautiful part of the diet. Most everyone can tolerate the first phase to lose to a set target. Then the second phase is readily tolerable by almost everyone.


You may now have two carbohydrate servings per meal. Keep them modest. You may also have two desserts per week.


For speedier results:


For those who are physically healthy enough to do exercise and their physician approves exercise, an exercise program coincident with the above dietary regime will speed the weight loss while improving the muscle tone and general health.


 Recognizing carbohydrates:


There are many books and on-line resources to help identify carbohydrates. Many of you know exactly what they are. Don't forget that alcohol is a packed carbohydrate source. Peas and beans of all types also, but I generally do not count green beans as a carbohydrate and have not found this to be a problem. Corn and potatoes. I.e., the starches are carbohydrates. Of course, bread, pasta and pastry are carbohydrates. Fruits are loaded with carbohydrates, but are healthy choices as a way to  get your carbohydrates.


What about fats and other foods?


Some diet gurus claim that if you are frugal enough with carbohydrates you may eat all the fat that you desire. That is patently misleading and thinking people should need no elaboration on this. Use enough to enhance the taste, but please be sparing.

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