pyramid diet

Any diet based on on guidelines which schematically represents foods that can be consumed ad lib—at the base of the pyramid—and those which should generally be avoided—at the peak. See Mediterranean pyramid
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pyramid diet

Nutrition A diet based on the USDA's food pyramid, promulgated  as a guideline for the proportions of food groups to be eaten/day; carbohydrates are at the base of the pyramid; at the peak are the 'discouraged' foods–to be eaten sparingly–eg, fats, oils, refined sugars. See Mediterranean pyramid; Cf Five food groups, Four food groups.
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Coffee interferes with your blood sugar levels, leading to food cravings, but you can minimise its effect by having it at the end of a meal, according to Dani Levy in The Pyramid Diet. If you do have it between meals, have it with protein (like nuts) to lessen the impact.
Welcome, then, to the Pyramid Diet which cherry-picks the best bits of low-carb and low-GI diets and adds something of its own: carb rotation.
The Pyramid Diet by Danni Levy (Michael Joseph, pounds 12.99).
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To help shrink her into her gown, Zoe hired Danni Levy, who created the Pyramid Diet, as her personal trainer, for three workouts a week - plus homework.
'I've lost 1' stone through exercise and Danni's Pyramid diet. I've seen a big difference in tone and I'm nearly cellulite-free,' she grins.