Dr. Bernstein Diet Review

Medically-supervised weight loss diet

Vital Stats

Full Name: Bernstein Diet

Origin: Created by Dr. Stanley Bernstein, a Canadian physician who specializes in medically-supervised weight loss diets

Description: Extremely low-calorie diet with weekly shots of Vitamin B

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Likes: Chicken breast, shrimp, fruits, vegetables, Melba toast, diet soda

Dislikes: Dairy, bread, rice, pasta, potatoes, oils

Looking for:A dieter looking for quick weight loss

Works Well With: Vitamin B6 and B12 shots

Full Review of the Bernstein Diet

The Bernstein weight loss diet was created by a Canadian physician named Dr. Bernstein, as a medically-supervised weight loss plan. This low-calorie diet is meant to be followed under medical supervision at the Bernstein clinics, and requires the dieter to visit the clinic for weekly injections of vitamin B6 and B12. If you're terrified of needles - or of the doctors' offices in general - this diet may not be the one for you, no matter how much weight loss is promised!

This weight loss diet is completely unbalanced, as no dairy foods and few grain products are permitted. The Bernstein plan comes with a list of acceptable foods, which is very limited. It also only allows for 800-900 calories a day, which for most people will be an extremely difficult guideline to follow.

Unless you live nearby a Bernstein clinic, this weight loss diet is extremely inconvenient, due the necessity of weekly vitamin injections. Also, if you intend to travel or take a vacation it would be nearly impossible to stick to this plan. In summary, this weight loss diet is too low in calories to be healthy for dieters, particularly if the target goal is losing five pounds a week. If you want to lose weight and maintain your weight loss, the Bernstein weight loss diet is not your best option.

Average weight loss: Lose 4 to 5 lbs. per week while following this plan.

Helpful Tips: Don't try this at home.

Pros

Cons

Medically-supervised

Caloric intake too low

Can lose a lot of weight

Difficult to follow

A lot of support from Bernstein's medical team

Not realistic to follow long term