Park Avenue doctor Jana Klauer wrote How the Rich Get Thin in order to share the secrets of how she helps her rich clientele to lose weight. Klauer promises that everyone can get thin by following her program, which involves a strict regime of daily exercise and a diet based on high protein and whole foods.
The basic structure of the diet is high protein, low carbohydrate with the elimination of processed foods including nutrition bars. High quality proteins are included in every meal and carbohydrates are very limited except in the later phases of the diet.
A major element of the diet is the emphasis on a high calcium intake, which is achieved by eating large amounts of low fat dairy foods. Calcium supplements are also recommended.
There are three phases to the diet that have very specific guidelines:
In the first week of this phase dieters can add organic chicken. In week two fruit is reintroduced. Legumes such as garbanzos, peas, and lentils are allowed in week three and in week four dieters may include sweet potatoes in their meals. In week five nuts are added to the diet and in week six whole grains and breads may be consumed several times a week.
If dieters notice a gain in weight while experimenting with the reintroduction of foods then the offending food is to be eliminated from the diet.
Low fat dairy products, salad greens, low carbohydrate vegetables, berries, endamame, hummus, salmon, shrimp, omega 3 eggs, organic chicken, caviar, and green tea.
Smoothie made with fat free plain yogurt and blueberries
Mixed green salad with grilled shrimp
Low fat Greek yogurt with cinnamon and Splenda
Exercise is a vital component of the program and dieters are advised to do an hour of aerobic exercise every morning.
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How the Rich Get Thin retails at $13.95.
There may be an increase in grocery expenses due to the requirement for high protein and organic foods.
This plan is likely to be very effective in regard to weight loss for dieters who follow the guidelines in the book, however, the first two phases of the diet are far too restrictive. This increases the risk of rebound weight gain when calories are increased and a greater variety of foods are reintroduced.