The Millenium Diet: The Practical Guide for Rapid Weight Loss

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It’s no shock that Americans in general have an unhealthy lifestyle and make poor food choices.  The phrase YOU ARE what you eat, eventually does show up on your physical body.

Research shows that there is a rise in chronic diseases due to those poor food choices and sedentary lifestyle.  Most of the diets that are marketed deal with reduced calorie intake, but don’t really address the food choices.

Mark Davis, M.D. author of The Millenium Diet: The Practical Guide for Rapid Weight Loss (while I realize millennium is spelled incorrectly that is the way it is written in this book), explains the vicious pattern of cause and effect with many of the foods we eat on a regular basis.

This diet focuses on lean protein and reduced carbs, along with a high intake of fruits and vegetables.  There are many foods that are labeled as ‘don’t eat’; due to the way your body metabolizes them, which will inhibit weight loss.

According to the author, one could lose as much as 30 pounds in one month if they follow the program stringently.

My thoughts on the book are a bit conflicted, for the following reasons.

Part of the reason Mark Davis wrote the book, is that he recognized that many of the physical problems much of society deals with including high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes, is being treated with medication, when in reality for most people a change in diet and lifestyle would make a difference.  I completely agree with that.  However, I find it ironic in the same book that he sees prescription appetite suppressions as part of a program for obese people to comfortably lose weight, while citing 3 pages of side effects that could result from taking them.

Stating manufacturer’s labeling on products as a reason that consumers are confused and often indulge in foods that aren’t healthy for them because of misinformation and/or deceptive labeling, is believable.  I personally weigh all the food I consume for this reason, taking the serving sizes from each package rather than just saying 1 oz of ‘this’ brand of crackers has the same nutritional value and calories as ‘that’ brand of crackers.  That being said, the menus that are in the book, are in my opinion just as confusing.  Take for instance one of the items in the breakfast menu is ½ bowl of cereal from list with 4 to 6 ounces of skim or 1% milk.  What size bowl?  6 oz, 3 oz, 10 oz? And is the ½ bowl of cereal dry or is that with the milk included.  Fruit is listed as one medium piece.  What’s medium to you may not be medium to me.  I can see how this could detriment someone’s weight loss significantly.

The book can be complex in some parts, but for the most part for the average person it is quite readable.   But…if there was a proofreader, they were paid entirely too much for their services.  The book is fraught with typographical errors, some almost comical, like the ½ bowl of cereal in the paragraph above, is actually written in the book as ½ bowel of cereal (really!). 

I do think that if someone is serious and diligent in wanting a healthy way to lose weight quickly, this is a book that they might consider looking into.  For myself personally, even though I know that I am making unhealthy choices by eating certain foods, there are too many foods on the “don’t eat” list that I’m just not willing to give up, and would rather choose to eat them in moderation and lose the weight more slowly than to give them up entirely.

To learn more about The Millenium Diet you can e-mail the author at MILLENIUMDIET@GMAIL.COM or visit WWW.MILLENIUMDIET.COM.

This article is written as a source of information only.  The information contained in this article should by no means be considered a substitute for the advice of a qualified medical professional, who should always be consulted before beginning any new diet or health program.  The author of this article assumes no responsibility for any adverse effects arising from the use or application of the information contained in the featured product or in this article.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received a media copy for review purposes from the author. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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