Originally Posted by sahmmie
Thanks! So, on this diet you eat no grains whatsoever? And no dairy? Ugh, the no grains is the tough part for me. I can do without white sugar/white flour and could even fathom no dairy, but no grains! It's hard to imagine. Can you have rice or rice milk on this diet?
I will probably order the book from Amazon, but I'm interested in how others have fared with this diet.
Anyone else try it?
It is broken into 3 2 weeks periods/phases. During the first 2 weeks, you eat no grains, no sugars (except like 1 TB of raw honey), only small fruits (think berries), no dairy except goat/sheep's milk cheeses (I think). During the second 2 weeks, you still eat no grains or sugars, you add in more fruits and veggies (sweet potatoes), and maybe raw dairy (can't remember for sure about that). During the last 3 weeks, you can add sprouted/soaked grains in small amounts, raw dairy (for sure), and pretty much any and all fruits and veggies. No rice milks at all anywhere on the plan, as Rubin is not a fan at all of processed foods.
Like I said earlier, I found the first week the hardest; not having grains or sugars was pretty hard at first. Once I got past that, it really wasn't difficult at all, and I felt very good on it. You do not have limited portion sizes, so hunger isn't an issue. You eat what you like, and how much you like.
If you are interested in his ideas, but don't think you can handle the strictness of the plan, you might read his Perfect Weight America, which is the same idea, but spread out over 12 weeks, I think. The goal is the same, but is less intense.