Every Other Day Diet

Most patients lose 2-3 pounds a week dieting every other day.  On your diet day, women eat up to 400 calories of fresh fruit.  Men eat up to 600.  Nothing else.  Don’t eat all your fruit if you’re not hungry. Unlimited sugar-free Popsicles, Jello, coughdrops, Jols.  The easy way to eat 400-600 calories of fruit is 100 calorie apples, oranges, bananas or pears.  If you want to weigh and measure – melon, berries, grapefruit and pineapple are 50 calories a cup. Cherries and grapes are 100 calories a cup.  On your eating day, eat what you want.  Don’t go crazy. Most patients can get away with 200-300 (some 500-600) calories of sugar without going into feeding frenzy.  Every other day is my favorite diet, because it doesn’t feel like you are dieting.  No matter how miserable you are on Monday, Tuesday you get to eat what you want.  It doesn’t matter what time or how many meals you eat.  To lose 4-5 pounds a week, eat 400-600 calories of canned poultry or canned fish one day and 400-600 calories of fruit the next.  Every other day is also a surprisingly healthy way to eat, and may improve longevity, protect against cancer, and prevent Alzheimer’s.  Look at Wikipedia on Intermittent Fasting.

Diet Every Other Day