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Diet Overview: Young For Life (aka Fit for Life)

Average Weight Loss: One to two pounds a week.
Type of Diet: Food Combining, no dairy permitted.
This diet may be unsafe for certain individuals.*

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About The Diet

Young for Life coverThis diet is also known as “Fit for Life” and focuses on eating in correct combinations. This plan’s principles run contrary to how The Zone diet another food combining plan which balances protein, fat and carbohydrates based on rations. The Fit For/Young For life plan combines certain kinds of foods but also forbids eating certain foods at the same time. For example, carbs and protein should never be combined (whereas the Zone diet would balance the ratio).

Food are broken down into “living” and “dead” foods. Dead foods (cooked foods, meat and starches) clog the body, while living (raw) foods promote heath and cleanse the body.

This diet eliminates dairy products, and only allows fruit and fruit juice for breakfast. All fruit must be eaten alone and not in combination with other foods. There are many other rules that make this diet less than ideal for people with diabetes, or who suffer from fluctuations in hormones.

This diet also promotes fitness and exercising but claims you will look and feel 10 years younger.

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  • Promotes exercise.
  • Doesn’t require expensive pre-packaged foods
** Provided for information only. This is not an ad but an excerpt from Amazon.com so you can read more about this book. **

Young For Life: The Easy No-Diet, No-Sweat Plan to Look and Feel 10 Years Younger

By Marilyn Diamond and Donald Schnell

One hundred and seventy millions Americans are obese. Thirty million are “skinny fat,” not outwardly big but inwardly nutrition deficient. The authors of this book, both staunch vegans for decades, were among the “skinny fat.” After witnessing accelerated aging, Marilyn Diamond and Dr. Donald Schnell transformed their health through a radical lifestyle overhaul that most people over 40 will find easy and intuitive.

Available on Amazon in Paperback and on Kindle

*Health Concerns

Nutritionists say that the Young For/Fit For Life diet can cause vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Banning dairy products may also lower calcium so the diet may not be ideal for women who need more calcium. Additionally, the emphasis on eating certain fast-acting sugar foods (juice) without fat or protein to balance how quickly the body processes the food can have a strong impact on blood sugar regulation in people with all forms of diabetes as well as those with insulin resistance or other metabolic issues. Please consult your doctor before attempting this, or any other diet.

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