While doing my rounds on celebrity news online, my attention was caught by an article on Judy Ann Santos Weight Loss Program. It was said that she was able to lose 27 pounds from Cohen Diet. I would admit, it was my first time to hear about this diet program.
What is actually a Cohen Diet?
Cohen Diet was created by Dr. Jean Michel-Cohen, a French medical nutritionist. The actual concept of this Cohen diet can be explained in two ways, the rapid version which only allows you for up to 900 calories a day and the comfort version which allows up to 1,400 calories a day. I personally like the concept of this diet program. Though I am not really into dieting as I'm not really fat, I just thought that understanding the concept behind Cohen Diet is also nice in a way since this also has something to do with proper nutrition.
The good thing about Cohen Diet is that almost all kinds of food are allowed but should be taken in small quantity. It is more on managing your own diet as there are actually no forbidden foods. The idea behind this diet plan is to target on reducing your calorie intake. There should be a variation in your foods to achieve a balanced diet. Preferably, you should concentrate more on fruits and vegetables as these are rich in fibers and you would always normally feel full after each meal. Lean meats can also be taken as well as fish and some sea foods. The idea is to check the calorie content of your food and limit your intake to what is ideal set either for the rapid or comfort version of the diet program. In fact, everything is allowed and the best thing is, you are even allowed to make some adjustments or modifications as long as the calculation of the calorie intake is still very much observed.
Of course, the rapid version is the faster way to shed off those excess fats until 4 to 5 kgs in a month time. But, I think the comfort version is easier to follow as it actually consists of all food groups.
But then again, just like any other diet programs, this requires patience and discipline. The menus in the Cohen Diet take long time to prepare so the bad news is...it is not meant for the lazy people :).
Another point of consideration is that less calories means less nutrients so we must be extra careful in choosing which option to take. Hmmm...if I will go into a diet plan like this, I would settle for the comfort version as I think it is more manageable and will not force your body to adopt instantly into your new food intake.
Those who would like to try this diet program can log on to Dr. Cohen's website. There they would give you some instructions on the preparation stage, all the details about this weight loss program and all the information you want to know about Cohen Diet.