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Diet Overview: Suzanne Somers’ Somersizing

Average Weight Loss: One to two pounds a week
Type of Diet: Food Combining, low carb, high protein
This diet may be unsafe for certain individuals.*

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About The Diet

Somersizing Somers' Fast and Easy bookSuzanne Somers has a loyal following that may have begun with her celebrity status, but her public battle against cancer also gave more attention to her diet. Her diet is very similar to Fit For Life/Young For Life Diet, however, Somer’s plan is a little less restrictive because it allows more than juice and/or fruit for breakfast.

The theory behind Somer’s food combining plan is that “proteins require an acid environment to be digested and carbs require a base environment. When proteins and carbs are eaten together, the enzymes cancel each other out, creating a halt in the digestion process.” She also believes low-fat and fat-free versions of foods (including dairy products) are more unhealthy than that fat-rich versions because sugar, not fat is the real culprit behind weight gain.

Her book and diet advise has been sharply criticized for a number of contradictions found her in books that conflict with her own diet advice. For example, she advocates against artificial sweeteners and food additives but her own product SomerSweet sugar contains them and her baking mixes contain hydrogenated oils and artificial colors which she also speaks out against.

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  • No calorie counting or portion control
  • Many dieters report improvement of gastrointestinal problems and better digestion.
** Provided for information only. This is not an ad but an excerpt from Amazon.com so you can read more about this book. **

Suzanne Somers’ Fast & Easy: Lose Weight the Somersize Way with Quick, Delicious Meals for the Entire Family!

By Suzanne Somers

More than 5 million readers have lost weight the Somersize way after reading Suzanne’s New York Times bestsellers Eat Great, Lose Weight; Get Skinny on Fabulous Food; Eat, Cheat, and Melt the Fat Away—and now Fast and Easy. In her latest book, Suzanne makes Somersizing simple, fun, and affordable for the whole family. She outlines her weight-loss program for life, where you’ll forget how to count calories, fat grams, or carbohydrates and simply enjoy delicious food with no weighing, no measuring, no portion control, and no deprivation. Here you’ll find more than 100 delicious recipes, tips to help you Somersize, and inspiring Somersize success stories,

Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle

Health Concerns

If you have a health condition or need to lose weight, it is always talk with your doctor or a licensed nutritionist before starting any plan. This plan may be lacking in certain nutrients and may cause changes in blood glucose levels in people with certain metabolic conditions including diabetes.

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