In our opinion the Beverly Hills Diet is just a complicated combination fad diet.
While following this diet, you will be eating from all food groups. It includes 21 meal choices and lasts for 35 days.
The catch is that you eat fruits by themselves and you do not mix them. Once you’ve eaten a different type of food you are not allowed to eat any more fruit for the day. You should wait two hours before switching to another food. You eat proteins with proteins and carbs with carbs. You are allowed fat with either protein or carbs.
Is it Safe and Effective?
NO. It is an unproven method of losing weight. It is very low in protein and lacks essential vitamins and nutrients
Is there a Maintenance Plan?
NO! This diet is an unhealthy quick fix diet. It is not for long-term use.
- Rapid weight loss
- No counting calories, fat grams or carbs
The Bad and The Ugly
- Complex combining of foods
- All food intake needs to be preplanned
- Not family friendly
- Food plan is monotonous
- Caffeine not allowed
- Is not based on scientific evidence
- May decrease energy
- May cause diarrhea
- May cause too much fluid loss
- Dangerously low on several essential vitamins
History of the Beverly Hills Diet
The original “Beverly Hills Diet” book was published in 1981. The “New Beverly Hills Diet” was released in 1996. Actress Judy Mazel authors both books.
The first diet was very restrictive and only allowed you to eat fruit for the first ten days. The new diet allows you to eat foods from all food groups from the beginning of the diet.
It’s based on an unproven theory that separating foods helps the body to properly digest each food.