The Hormone Diet called The Perfect 10 Diet: 10 Key Hormones That Hold the Secret to Losing Weight and Feeling Great-Fast! was created by Dr. Michael Aziz, an attending physician at St. Vincent’s Hospital, New York, who also maintains a private practice on Madison Avenue in Manhattan.
Aziz says that the latest medical research indicates that hormones are the key to weight loss and that by balancing the body’s levels of 10 key hormones it is possible to boost energy and achieve your ideal weight.
He says that dieters can lose up to fourteen pounds in just twenty-one days without feeling hungry, while also boosting energy, reversing the aging process and looking younger.
Aziz outlines the ten key hormones:
Aziz explains how they affect weight loss and health and he also describes how the foods you eat can impact your hormonal balance and discusses the nutrients your body needs in order to promote optimization of your hormones.
A hormone diet believes that the true cause of weight gain is refined carbohydrates rather than fat. As such the diet he promotes eliminates sugar, processed foods, diet food and light foods. Instead dieters are encouraged to consume whole eggs, full-fat dairy products, seafood, poultry, whole grains, low glycemic index fruits as well as an abundant intake of vegetables.
The Perfect 10 Diet involves three stages:
For all of the three stages dieters are permitted three meals and one or two snacks daily. The book also includes tips to get you started and overcome stubborn weight gain as well as recipes from famous New York restaurants such as Maison and The Russian Tea Room.
Eggs, shellfish, poultry, wild salmon, olive oil, oranges, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, bok choy, kale, oatmeal, organic yogurt, butter, legumes, berries.
Smoothie with organic yogurt and berries
Sashimi of salmon and avocado salad
Orange and walnut cake
Grilled turkey steak and mixed vegetables
Exercise is an important component of a hormone diet and dieters are encouraged to engage in an hour of walking every day if weight loss is desired. In addition to daily aerobic exercise it is recommended to perform strength training exercises for forty five minutes on three or four days of the week.
Although the Perfect 10 Diet may at first glance appear similar to other reduced carbohydrate diets such as the Zone Diet, this book provides unique information about the impact of hormones on weight loss, metabolism, and health.
By following a hormone diet, dieters will enhance their nutritional intake, while at the same time promoting optimal hormone levels and weight loss in an eating plan that can be followed as a long-term approach to a healthy diet.