The Doctors: Doctor On Demand Diet
The Doctors welcomed Dr Melina Fampolis to the show to talk about the revolutionary Doctor on Demand diet. She explained that it’s a personalized, customized approach based on her 14 years in the office helping people lose weight. The good thing about this diet in particular is that you don’t have to give up any major food groups.
Phase one of the diet is called the clean start and is designed for quicker weight loss. Research shows if you do well right away, you’re likely to be more successful long term. While entire food groups aren’t cut out, certain foods are, like dry, refined carbs, added sugar, and bread. Phase two is customized based on how well people respond to carbohydrates, otherwise known as insulin resistance or insulin response. They do a quiz where they have to report whether they have gestational diabetes, high triglycerides, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or low good cholesterol.
If you don’t know the answer to those questions, you can also go by the shape of your body, whether you’re over 50 for a female or over 40 for a male, and the size of your waist (35 inches or more for a woman or 40 or more inches for a man).
The Doctors: Sustainable Weight Loss
The last phase begins after 20 days, because each phase is just ten days long. In the third phase, it’s called cycle for success, and alcohol and sweets are reintroduced. In exchange, two days a week have to be lower in carbs or back to phase one, to earn your indulgences. That helps with sustained weight loss. As Dr Rachael Ross said, anyone can do something for two weeks!
The Doctors: Overcome A Diet Plateau
To overcome a weight loss plateau, double your vegetable intake to push out calorie-dense foods and eat fewer calories overall. Also, exercise is really important because your metabolism automatically drops when you lose weight. You can offset that by incorporating regular exercise. Lastly, there are two sections in Dr Melina’s book about addressing psychological issues regarding weight loss.
Will you give the Doctor on Demand diet a try? Have you already used the Doctor on Demand app?