The Park Avenue Diet is a six-week program that was created by Manhattan internist, Stuart Fischer, MD, that is designed to help you achieve the look of the rich and famous.
Fischer says that looking good is about more than just diet, so his plan includes a lifestyle makeover that covers beauty, fitness, fashion, and poise.
According to Fischer it is necessary to address seven fundamental components in order to have the best chance of physical and mental self-improvement. These include weight, physique, hair, skin, clothing, self-confidence, and interpersonal skills. Fischer brought together a team of experts for his book, each of whom offers a chapter covering one of these components.
The dietary aspect of the Park Avenue Diet involves a highly restrictive low calorie diet that includes three meals and one snack daily. Daily calorie intakes average at about 1300 calories. Dieters are required to eliminate all sweets, artificial sweeteners, alcohol, fruit juice, and milk.
The low calorie diet is designed to be followed for six weeks only, during which dieters are told they can expect a weight loss of one to two pounds per week. Fischer says that dieters will be able to maintain their weight loss thereafter by sustaining the fundamental principles that are learned throughout the program, however, no specific guidelines are offered for maintenance.
Fruits, vegetables, lean meat, seafood, legumes, dairy products, and whole grains.
Homemade granola with pumpkin yogurt
Homemade bean soup
Ten baby carrots
Sea bass with mango coulis
Chocolate square with raspberry coulis
The Park Avenue Diet includes descriptions of exercises that can be done at home and includes a plan for six weeks with the intensity level increasing over time.
While a reduced calorie diet in conjunction with exercise has been shown to result in successful weight loss, experience has shown that the majority of dieters will regain the weight when normal eating is resumed.
The Park Avenue Diet will most appeal to dieters who are interested in advice about beauty and self-confidence in addition to a diet and fitness plan.