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Dean Ornish Diet

How this diet works:  

At the core of the 'Eat More, Weigh Less' philosophy is one simple strategy -- dieters change the type of food they eat, not the amount. Rather than offer rules, the plan focuses on choices. But itís clear that low-fat vegetarian choices are the preferred ones. In fact, 

Good Points  

Fruits, vegetables, beans, and whole grains are not restricted which is good for vegetarians but  staples like nuts, seeds, and avocadoes are limited because they're high in fat.. With its focus on vegetables and whole grains, this plan is inexpensive. Regarding exercise, dieters start out slowly in order to prevent injury. The ultimate goal: 30 to 60 minutes of walking or moderate activity each day.  This is all about awareness. Instead of "wolfing down" an apple or pear, cut the fruit into sections, and savor each small piece.

Bad Points  

Eating out, yes -- but it can be difficult. Restaurants seldom dish up this kind of Spartan, low-fat vegetarian fare

Duration:  Indefinite

More information about his diet:  Eat More, Weigh Less: Dr. Dean Ornish's Life Choice Program for Losing Weight Safely While Eating Abundantly

And for Heart Disease Dr. Dean Ornish's Program for Reversing Heart Disease

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