Many people have lost thirty, forty pounds on the Cohen diet. But is this just another expensive, short-tem diet that rides on a doctor’s name and shaky ‘scientific’ principles? Or is this truly a breakthrough program that lets you lose pounds fast, and hopefully, forever? Read on to get a general idea ofwhat the Cohen claims—and whether it works.
Dr. Cohen begins with a relatively sound fact: obesity can be caused by hormonal imbalances. This is true of people with thyroid problems, and is one of the reasons why taking hormonal supplements and even birth control pills can lead to a sharp increase in weight.
Dr. Cohen believes that if you restore the balance the hormones –using a special diet that is especially designed according to your blood chemistry—you will shed weight faster. All the diet participants must take several tests which will monitor their sugar levels and the liver function. This is then analyzed by his team of experts, who then tailor a diet.
The Cohen diet is very expensive, since the fees cover both the medical tests, the consultation fee, and the diet plan. You will be given a strict menu with a list of foods that you can take and avoid at all costs. You will also avail of a solid support system of fellow Cohen diet participants who will help you deal with cravings and other issues.
Many people who participate in the Cohen diet say they’ve lost weight without feeling hungry or losing muscle mass. However this can be said of any diet that is well-balanced. You don’t have to pay a lot of money to know that you should take lots of vegetables, avoid sugary foods, and get lean protein. Granted this ‘general’ advice isn’t tailored to your blood chemistry, but there is no solid evidence proving a direct link to blood type or blood chemistry levels.
The strict diet also makes it difficult to maintain,and can lead to ‘food fatigue’ and a greater temptation to binge because of a sense of deprivation. True, the support system helps, but that’s no scientific breakthrough: most diet experts recommend getting a diet buddy.
Our verdict: save your money and just follow sensible advice: stay within your recommended calorie count, exercise, and seek emotional support—whatever your blood type. ”
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