Beverly Hills diet

Beverly Hills diet

A diet of questionable efficacy, based on the premise that the body needs the enzymes found in certain foods, in particular in fruits, to digest properly; foods that aren’t digested turn to fat.

The diet has been sharply criticised for its lack of adherence to sound nutritional principles; criticisms include the questionable admonition that fruits be consumed on separate days—e.g., papaya on one day, pineapple on the next, and so on; in addition to its low amount of protein (only 6% of the caloric content is protein), the Beverly Hills diet supplies no vitamin B12, one-third the recommended daily allowances (RDAs) for calcium, and one-half or less of five essential nutrients.
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1980S: BEVERLY HILLS DIET THE Beverly Hills diet book was published in 1981 and advocated eating a lot of pineapple for its apparent "fat-burning" qualities.
1981: Fruit-heavy Beverly Hills Diet craze attracts followers such as Jack Nicholson, Jodie Foster, Maria Shriver, and crooner Engelbert Humperdinck.
You may remember The Beverly Hills Diet by Judy Mazel, a former secretary and aspiring actress.
The first diet fad that left an indelible mark on me was the Beverly Hills Diet 25 years ago.
The Beverly Hills diet, the pineapple diet, the Scarsdale diet, food combining, the Zone diet and the Atkins diet - which I hated.
And Windmill Health Products has added the Beverly Hills Diet, a concentrated liquid diet version of the Hollywood Celebrity Diet.
Atkins's New Diet Revolution, The New Beverly Hills Diet, Five Day Miracle Diet, the grapefruit diet, and Protein Power.
In any case, Mazel was back in 1996 with The New Beverly Hills Diet.
The now-discredited Beverly Hills Diet, from the early 1980s, was an all-fruit regimen, a fancied-up anorexia.
Over the years we've had the Rotation Diet, the Beverly Hills Diet, the Scarsdale Diet, the Dr.
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