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How the Rich Get Thin, If They Can Handle The Restrictions

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What is the How the Rich Get Thin Diet about?

How the Rich Get Thin, If They Can Handle The Restrictions

The How the Rich Get Thin Diet is a relative newcomer on the diet scene. The diet is explained in a book, "How the Rich Get Thin: Park Avenue's Top Diet Doctor Reveals the Secrets to Losing Weight and Feeling Great." The book was written by a doctor, Jana Klauer, M.D., who treats patients from some of Manhattan's wealthiest neighborhoods. According to an excerpt from the book, Dr. Klauer's patients are busy with their work and under pressure to look great, but they often don't know how to eat well or maintain a healthy weight.

Although in theory the diet is aimed at busy professionals, it requires careful attention to meal planning and advocates an hour of exercise daily. With those restrictions, it may or may not be realistic for some of its supposed target audience. The plan also includes some often-cited tips for weight loss, such as drinking plenty of water, eating high-calcium snacks and avoiding the bread basket when dining out.

The How the Rich Get Thin Diet plan emphasizes meals high in protein, calcium and omega-3 fatty acids and no processed foods are allowed. The weight loss plan consists of several phases, similar to the Atkins or South Beach diets, in which you start out with very restricted food choices and gradually increase the variety of foods that you are eating over a period of weeks. The first phase of the plan is a 3-day “jump-start” protocol of high protein, but few calories. It is meant to help you shed several pounds of water weight (the type of weight that is notorious for creeping back once you start to eat a greater variety of foods).

The book was published early in 2006, so it's too soon to determine whether the diet has caught on and whether dieters are reporting success, failure or disinterest. An online accompaniment to the diet has yet to appear, so if you want to try to diet like the rich, it is just you and the book, at least for now. has your best and full review for each diet plan with pictures of what you can/can't eat.



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