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Rocco DiSpirito’s New Low-Cal Diet Book Rattles Industry

“Celebrity chef” and “weight loss expert” don’t often go hand in hand, but Rocco DiSpirito, author of the “Now Eat This Diet”, continues to strive to be both. The New York City-based chef, best known for his various television appearances, recently released his tenth book, a diet tome titled “The Pound a Day Diet”.

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According to the release for the brand new book, “The Pound a Day Diet”, is designed to help you lose a pound a day without frustrating plateaus, all while enjoying your favorite foods. On this diet, you never feel hungry or deprived, while always feeling satisfied and fueled with energy. The results are immediate and Rocco shows us how you can transform your body in just days. Be five pounds lighter by Friday!”


The Overnight Diet is the Newest Weight Loss Fad


  • Dr. Caroline Apovian is pushing the next big fad diet in her new book, The Overnight Diet. She says you’ll lose two pounds the first night. Users should note this is water weight and not actual fat loss.
  • A combination of a high protein diet six days a week and a liquid diet one day a week are the cornerstones of The Overnight Diet’s eating plan.
  • Author claims you can lose as much as nine pounds in a single week. Industry recommendations allow for one to two pounds per week for safe weight loss.
  • One woman, who shared her story at ABC News, reported going from 174 pounds to 125 pounds in one year using The Overnight Diet.
  • “You don’t have to lift a single barbell,” is what Dr. Apovian boasts. However, any legitimate weight loss plan should incorporate as much focus on fitness, if not more, as it does nutrition. Thirty minutes daily with a combination of strength and cardio is the bare minimum recommended for Americans. (more…)

Low-Carb Diets Were too Good to be True; New Link to Heart Disease

When it seemed too good to be true, we should have really done our research. Now that the and the low-carb fad have more or less passed, the effects of those diets are being seen and the results are not pretty.

One research study recently published in the British Medical Journal is linking women’s heart disease risks to the trendy low-carb and high-protein diets that were so popular in the late 90s and early 2000s.

Unfortunately, while the trend and the products that were marketed during that time have more or less passed away, the notion that carbs are bad have lingered. Many people, and especially women, are still found to be eating a high protein and low-carb diet and completely confused by carbs.

Researchers in Greece focused in on a group of these women and followed them for the last 15 years. The end result was not pretty. Among the women who consumed the least amount of carbs and the most protein, incidence of cardiovascular disease was 62% higher than the women who weren’t regularly eating a low-carb, high-protein diet. (more…)