The No White Foods Diet does not involve a specific plan but basically involves eliminating all white foods from the diet.
Many celebrities including Cameron Diaz and Oprah have endorsed this diet.
When combined with regular exercise and followed for a month, dieters can hope to lose between four to six pounds with this approach.
White foods should be avoided completely under the premise that most of these foods contain simple carbohydrates, which increase insulin production and trigger cravings for more carbohydrates.
Foods to steer clear of on this diet include white rice, white flour, sugar, and potatoes, salt and milk, although some versions of the diet do allow for the inclusion of skim milk.
Anything made from white flour must also be strictly eliminated such as bread, cakes, pastries, pasta and noodles.
Some proponents of the diet also advise dieters to avoid fruit juice and artificial sweeteners because these foods can cause sugar cravings.
All vegetables except potato, fresh fruit, fish and seafood, lean meat, nuts, cheese, legumes, whole grain bread, whole-wheat pasta, brown rice, oatmeal, agave nectar, Splenda, olive oil.
1 cup fresh strawberries
Brown rice salad with tuna and chopped vegetables
1 oz raw walnuts
Grilled lamb cutlets
There are no specific exercise recommendations for this diet.
There are no expenses involved in this diet apart from the costs of groceries, which may increase slightly due to the need to replace the cheaper flour and sugar products with fresh produce.
While it is certainly beneficial to eliminate refined grains and sugars from the diet, this program is no guarantee of successful weight loss. For many dieters, especially those who are sensitive to carbohydrates, it will help to balance their insulin levels and reduce cravings.
This will in some cases lead to a subsequent reduction in calorie intake because it neutralizes the excessive appetite that is related to blood sugar imbalances.
However this program does not offer a complete solution to weight loss because it is still very easy to overdo calories, especially if eating a lot of high fat foods such as nuts, oils, cheese and fatty meats.
Ultimately dieters will require more information than simply the color of a food, on which to judge its suitability for a weight loss program.
See Also: No flour, No sugar Diet