Rosedale Diet Review

High fat weight loss diet

Vital Stats

Full Name: The Rosedale Diet

Origin: Created by a doctor named Ron Rosedale in 2004

Description: High-fat, low-protein, low-carb diet plan

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Likes: Brussels sprouts, kale, collards, spinach, blueberries, strawberries, olive oil, olives, avocadoes, almonds, walnuts, salmon, trout and chicken

Dislikes: Bananas, cantaloupes, dried fruits, grapes, honeydew, orange, pineapple, watermelon, yams, pumpkin, white potatoes, corn

Looking for: A dieter who enjoys richer foods and is ready to cut carbs and protein

Works Well With: Supplements, supplements, supplements; Dr. Rosedale devotes 25 pages of his book to supplements you should be taking

Full Review of the Rosedale Diet

This weight loss diet completely contradicts the typical low-fat and low-carb dieting trends. Instead, the Rosedale diet is a high-fat diet that includes a slew of additional supplements. According to the creator of this diet, Dr. Ron Rosedale, a high-fat diet can help control the levels of the protein hormone lepitin, which is key in controlling appetite and regulating metabolism. By controlling your appetite you'll be less likely to overeat, which can eventually lead to weight loss.

This diet doesn't require cutting fat or calories, but the dieter will need to restrict carbs. The only sources of carbs that can be consumed on this weight loss diet are those rich in fiber, such as green vegetables. Protein is also restricted to 50-75 g a day or ½ g per pound of bodyweight.

Does anyone see anything wrong with this diet? If you're an active individual, you need carbs to fuel your body, and you need protein to maintain your muscle mass. This weight loss diet is way too restrictive and limiting for any sane person to follow for an extended period of time.

The diet also calls for a lot of supplements which can get quite costly. Many who have followed this weight loss plan questioned the legitimacy of the supplements, and wondered if they actually played a role in weight loss of if they were just a waste of money.

Average weight loss: 5-7 lbs. in the first week.

Helpful Tips: If you decide to follow this diet, slowly wean yourself off carbs. If you make the change too quickly you may be left feeling weak all day.

Pros

Cons

May be helpful for those with Type II Diabetes

Exercise is not encouraged

Encourages dieter to eat slowly and enjoy food

Too much fat

Focuses on heart-healthy fat

Too little protein to maintain muscle mass and maintain normal activities