'Whole 30 Diet' on The Dr. Oz Show: 5 weight loss & health benefits

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Oct 27, 2015 10:30 PM EDT

If you want to shed 15 pounds within 30 days, nutritionists Dallas and Melissa Hartwig recommend the low carb, Paleo-based Whole30 Diet.

Similar to Paleo, Whole30 incorporates a lot of high-quality animal proteins, healthy fats, and vegetables into meals while steering clear of gluten, sugar, dairy, legumes, starches, alcohol and processed foods.

Celebrity Health & Fitness reports that on the October 26 episode of the Dr. Oz show, the authors of the best-selling book Whole30 Diet discussed the 5 weight loss and health benefits of the diet plan, which are better sleep quality, clearer skin, improved mood, higher energy levels and lower risks of chronic illnesses. Dallas and Melissa adds that the program has helped individuals lose thousands of pounds and reverse the effects of digestive problems, diabetes and heart disease.

According its website, Whole30 works by "specifically targeting people's habits and emotional relationships with food. The program is designed to help break unhealthy patterns of behavior, stop stress-related comfort eating, and reduce cravings, particularly for sugar and carbohydrates."

Whole30 maintains constant levels of blood sugar and insulin in the body, preventing weight gain and enhancing overall wellness.

Sample meals from the Whole30 Diet include ham burritos stuffed with egg and avocado seared in coconut oil for breakfast, roast beef over kale and cauliflower for lunch and poached salmon, blanched beans and squash mash for dinner.

The low-carb, high-fat Paleo diet continues to trump new programs and remains extremely popular among health and fitness enthusiasts. A two-year study conducted at the Cambridge University and Umeå University in Sweden revealed that Paleo dieters more than doubled their weight loss at 14 pounds compared to low-fat dieters at 5.7 pounds. Paleo dieters also trimmed their waistline by 4 inches after six months, as against to just 2 inches for the low-fat dieters.

Paleo has been proven effective in maintaining healthy levels of cholesterol. Advocates swear by its ability to promote rapid weight loss, lower blood pressure, prevent cancer, diabetes, heart disease, depression and Alzheimer's.

Loren Cordain, author of The Real Paleo Diet Cookbook, says that "clinical trials have shown the Paleo diet is the optimum diet that can lower the risk of cardiovascular disease, blood pressure, markers of inflammation, help with weight loss, reduce acne, promote optimum health and athletic performance."

Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, Kellan Lutz, Joe Manganiello and Tim McGraw are justa few of the many celebrities who follow a fitness regimen comprised of exercise and a Paleo diet.

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