The 5 Bite Diet

3054-five-bite-diet.jpgNot four and not six.

Apparently five is the perfect number of bites to take at your next meal.

Dr Alwin Lewis’s book Why Weight Around recommends the five bite approach to weight loss.

He says that it’s more about how you are eating than what you are eating.

Dr Lewis says that after three days on this diet you will no longer be hungry: “that then resets what you body sees as full”.

Once you have reached your weight you can go back to “eating normally” (and therefore gain all the weight back and then some).

5 Rules to the 5 Bite Diet

  • Drink as much of anything as you want as long as it doesn’t contain calories.
  • Take 5 bites of any food at lunch.
  • Take 5 bites of anything at dinner.
  • Take one multi-vitamin every day.
  • Get a bit of protein a day “on average”.

Will this Approach Really Work?

The truly sad thing is (in this ad/news bite) that Mr Lewis appears to be serious. Do not be fooled. This is not a good way to manage weight and get healthy.

I have no doubt whatsoever that anyone would lose substantial amounts of weight eating just five bites at a meal (Lewis sets an expectation of 13 pounds per week in his book).

How about we check back a year or 5 later before calling it successful?

The site for the diet has the audacity to say “no more fad diets” and lists so many clich├ęs that maybe this is satire after all and I have been fooled.

I thought we were over these weird gimmicks?

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
Last Reviewed: January 18, 2018