rotation diet

rotation diet

A weight-loss diet developed by Dr M Katahn, in which the individual “rotates” between extreme and less stringent dieting. It consists of a four-day period of 600 calories/day for women and 1200 calories/day for men, followed by four days of 900 calories (women) and 1500 calories (men), and finally four days of 1200 calories (women) and 1800 calories (men); this cycle is repeated until the desired weight is lost.

rotation diet

Clinical nutrition A low-calorie diet in which the individual 'rotates' between extreme and less stringent dieting. See Diet, Low-calorie diet.
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The 1-year follow up demonstrated significant continued adherence to the food rotation diet, minimal symptomatic problems with IBS, and perception of control over IBS.
The rotation diet helps you avoid too much exposure to any one food and gives you a better idea what foods are contributing to your symptoms, in case they recur.
After taking the ALCAT Test and following the recommended rotation diet, her symptoms immediately began to subside.
Instead, an integrative approach to treating IBS should involve some of the same dietary changes but also should include an elimination diet or rotation diet, and more use of nutritional supplements.
David also helped Dan work out a carbohydrate rotation diet based on having "no", "low" or "high" carbohydrates on different days.
I was sent a rotation diet to eliminate foods to which I am sensitive.
The Atkins diet produces weight loss, as does the grapefruit diet, the rotation diet, and every other fad diet Out there," says one of the researchers, Colorado's James Hill.
Over the years we've had the Rotation Diet, the Beverly Hills Diet, the Scarsdale Diet, the Dr.
In his book The Rotation Diet, just published by Norton, Katahn outlines the specific methods that allow overweight people to lose up to a pound a day and "never get it back.
Its rich appendix offers additional insight into nutrition, the glycemic index, the elimination and rotation diet, helpful resources, healthful recipes and more.
If a food was tolerated during the challenge phase, the food was reintroduced back into the diet with instructions to adhere to a rotation diet [eating the food once every three to four days]/' the authors explain.