The Flavor Point Diet
December 17 -- Jonathan Link lost 20 pounds and lowered his cholesterol in the last year. He says it's because of the flavors he chooses. "Now it's not a diet," he says. "It's the way that I eat; it's like a cookbook."
Link is a follower of "The Flavor Point Diet." We've all heard of low-fat, low-carbohydrate, and high-protein diets. But author and Yale professor David L. Katz, M.D., says too many flavors in one meal triggers your brain to want more food.
"When you're eating food that has that flavor -- sugary foods, salty food -- you turn on the appetite meters that respond to that flavor category," Dr. Katz, director of the Yale Prevention Research Center in New Haven, Connecticut, tells Ivanhoe. "When that meter registers full, so do you. But if you have all of them turned on, if you're firing on all cylinders; you've got to fill them all up before you feel full."
Dr. Katz's plan involves theme days. On orange day, all your meals have some oranges in them. He says key points are:
Dr. Katz says that of the 20 people in his 12-week study, everyone lost weight. But dietician Meredith Luce, R.D., of Florida Hospital in Orlando, says the diet may be asking people to do too much work. "I think it's a little gimmicky to think in terms of the whole focusing on flavor as being the thing that is going to help people learn to eat less," she says. "It's not going to be this major gong that goes off that says, 'OK, your meter is full.'"
But Luce does say if it works for you, go for it!
Link says, "Now I go out, I feel more confident, I see are people looking at me, and I like being looked at." So while "variety is the spice of life," it's a lack of variety that has spiced up his.
If you would like more information, please contact:David L. Katz M.D.
2520 N. Orange Ave., Ste. 200
Orlando, FL 32804
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