What is the Fat Resistance Diet?

Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison

The Fat Resistance Diet, and the book by the same name, was created by Doctor Leo Galland. Dr. Galland, known as a nutritional medicine expert, bases the diet plan on the idea that body fat levels, hormones, and body chemistry are tied together. The diet plan aims to reduce the inflammation brought on by excess levels of fat and return the body to optimal hormonal balance. In turn, the diet is supposed to help people to experience significant weight loss.

During the first stage of the fat resistance diet, a dieter should eat many servings of fruits and vegetables.
During the first stage of the fat resistance diet, a dieter should eat many servings of fruits and vegetables.

The idea behind the Fat Resistance Diet is that hormones play an important role in appetite and body fat regulation. Body fat, according to the diet’s creator, throws a person’s body chemistry out of control, unbalancing hormones such as leptin. To achieve the desired amount of weight loss with this diet, a person seeks to restore a hormonal balance that will boost his metabolism and help decrease unhealthy cravings. This approach is also said to help the person burn fat and experience better blood pressure and cholesterol levels.

The Fat Resistance Diet includes whole grains in later stages.
The Fat Resistance Diet includes whole grains in later stages.

A person on the Fat Resistance Diet follows the diet system through three stages. During the first stage of the diet plan, the dieter is supposed to work toward the reduction of inflammation in his body while also fixing his body’s balance of blood glucose, which is blood sugar. While in this stage, a dieter is supposed to eat certain super foods, which help to encourage weight loss and body chemistry balance, as well as protein-rich foods and many servings of vegetables and fruit. This first stage is supposed to not only start the dieter’s fat loss and restore optimal body chemistry, but also help to dampen his desire to consume carbohydrates.

When a dieter is in the second stage of the Fat Resistance Diet, he enjoys a wider selection of food choices. The addition of more food choices is said to make the diet a good option for weight loss over a long-term period. Stage one of this diet is said to lower insulin levels enough to make the body more capable of handling complex carbohydrates well. Since the body can tolerate them at this point, the dieter may start eating some whole grains and legumes again.

The last stage of the Fat Resistance Diet is a maintenance stage, during which the dieter adds more food choices to his meals, including those that are grain based. The dieter continues to consume foods that have inflammation-reducing properties in order to maintain his weight loss. The number of calories consumed in this stage is a little higher than in the second stage, however.

Nicole Madison
Nicole Madison

Nicole’s thirst for knowledge inspired her to become a wiseGEEK writer, and she focuses primarily on topics such as homeschooling, parenting, health, science, and business. When not writing or spending time with her four children, Nicole enjoys reading, camping, and going to the beach.

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