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Arnot Diet

Dr. Bob Arnot has you eating before the hunger pangs settle in.

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Do you ever get to a point where you're just so hungry you feel like you'd eat anything in sight, and then you do? Dr. Robert Arnot says that's a major contributor to weight gain, because it most often leads to bad food choices based on availability. Arnot is a nutrition expert and was formerly the medical correspondent for NBC News. He's taken his experiences and own brand of dieting in his book Dr. Bob Arnot's Revolutionary Weight Control Program.

Dr. Arnot's program focuses on "Feed-Forward Eating," whereby you eat before you ever feel hungry. This allows you to plan ahead for meals so that you're more prepared with healthy choices, rather than the typical quick-fix/whatever is available.

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  • No calorie counting
  • Does not exclude any single group of food
  • Several small meals through the day
  • Promotes exercise
  • Monotonous
  • Does not give detailed instruction for meals
  • Doesn't offer as much guidance and direction as other books
  • Difficult to understand

With Dr. Arnot's program you'll eat more frequently, and also smaller meals. Plan on three meals and three snacks each day - breakfast, lunch, dinner and a small snack between each.

You'll enjoy moderate amounts of carbs, dairy, fruits, vegetables and meat/protein. You'll also be able to indulge in limited amounts of alcohol. Incorporate plenty of fiber in your diet - unsweetened cereals, beans, lentils and peas are good sources.

He doesn't give direct advice on meal plans or recipes. Instead, Arnot suggests following the suggestions of the Asian- and Mediterranean-style diets.


Exercise is an important part of Dr. Arnot's program and you can learn all about the exercise component in the book. His recommendations are exercises that burn a lot of calories and fat and those that help you build muscle tone.


What Dr. Arnot's book lacks in direction and guidance, he makes up for with a great idea. The idea behind Dr. Arnot's book and "Feed-Forward Eating" is smart. Eat before you're hungry and avoid those manic searches for any food you can find. However, the book does not offer a lot of guidance, especially when it comes to specific meal instruction and recipes. Many dieters depend on that information. Arnot's program is pro-exercise, although there's not a tremendous amount of direction on this either. He sort of hands you the tools and leaves you to build something all on your own. The book is very reasonably priced and worth a read if you're interested in a few tips, but not a lot of hand-holding.

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This is my diet bible and Dr. Bob is my diet guru. Smart book...he is right, foods are drugs. The right food does the right stuff. No quick fix here....ahead of his time.

posted Aug 30th, 2010 11:09 am


i like the approach, but I have a problem with emotional eating does this address that at all or just eating before you actually get hungry


I love this book. It's not as clear as it could be, but the plan works. eating all the meals kicks your metabolsm way up and the inches melt away!


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