The FLEX DIET Review - Dr. James Beckerman's The Flex Diet

THE FLEX DIET is based on Dr. James Beckerman's book "The Flex Diet: Design-Your-Own Weight Loss Plan." Many diet books present readers with a single, inflexible program which forces you to stay on that diet or it doesn't work. Not this one. The Flex Diet shows 200 different ways to lose weight. You design your own weight loss plan... the one that fits your lifestyle... the one that works for you.


What is the Flex Diet?

THE FLEX DIET is a fresh approach to the same old problem - losing weight. No calorie counting. No scales. No points. The Flex Diet operates on a simple principle that you can apply throughout your life: small changes yield big results. Rather than teaching you just one way to lose ten or twenty or even fifty pounds, The Flex Diet shows you how to lose a single pound... in 200 different ways. Well, I think that is very reasonable, don't you think?


How does it work?

THE FLEX DIET is divided into three parts:

  • Today - Start TODAY to lose five pounds: The first two-week phase is when you select from a list of choices to create a diet that prevents burnout and frustration. You begin to make small changes to your diet and lifestyle that will help you lose 5 pound in two-week time.
  • Every Day - Do it EVERY DAY and lose ten more pounds: The next phase is three weeks of "Every Day Solutions" introduce meal plans for breakfast, lunch, and dinner with dozens of tasty recipes and complete nutritional information. You also start heart healthy exercises and lifestyle options let you retool your life. You learn posi­tive Every Day habits like storing leftovers before you eat, switching to skim milk, and walking during breaks at work.
  • Your Way - Have it YOUR WAY to keep inches off your waist: The "Your Way" phase offers nearly 100 lifestyle more changes and solutions that you can use to take things to the next level and continue a lifetime of slim and healthy living.

By understanding 200 different weight loss Solutions, you can learn to combine them to reach your own personal goals. THE FLEX DIET teaches you to be flexible, one pound at a time, so that you can keep going toward where you want to be. It’s your solution, and it bends so you don’t break.


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Here are a few Solutions that you can incorporate to lose weight and keep it off:

  • Eat eggs twice a week, yes this comes from your cardiologist




  • Eat an apple a day




  • Avoid Bagels, or Scoop or Go Halfsies





  • Avoid Starbucks, or at least understand the difference between a Grande and a Venti





  • Walk Your Dog Every Day




  • Don't Eat from the Restaurant Breadbasket





  • Don't eat your children's food







  • Don't eat while watching TV





  • Close the kitchen after dinner




  • Bring your own airplane snacks




  • Go grocery shopping without your kids





  • Don't eat and drive





  • Substitute a vegetable for french fries




  • Chew Gum Four Times a Day





  • Splurge Once a Week on Anything You Like





What do experts say?

“Is there something you can do?  At least 200 somethings, served up enticingly with compassion, common sense, expert insight, humor, and real-world pragmatism in The Flex Diet.  I hope a lot of people read this book!” - David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, Director, Prevention Research Center, Yale University School of Medicine

“Here is a book from a doctor one can trust.  I had yet to find a book on diet, written by an MD who was still in the medical trenches, that made any sense whatsoever. Until now. This book is needed.  This book is fun, smart, scientifically sound, yet practical and achievable.  I recommend it wholeheartedly.” - Alejandro Junger, MD, New York Times bestselling author of CLEAN; The Revolutionary Program to Restore The Body’s Natural Ability to Heal Itself

“Dr. Beckerman is the role model for great health: he really practices what he preaches in the Flex Diet, and loves what truly great food can do for you forever.” - John La Puma, MD, FACP, Founder of Santa Barbara’s Chef Clinic and author of two New York Times best-sellers

“Only a cardiologist could provide this perfect blend of medical science and practical experience in the pursuit of a perfect body. As a heart surgeon, if this book were available twenty years ago, I would be out of business.“ - Albert Starr, MD, Heart surgeon and inventor of the world’s first artificial heart valve

“We’ve heard it all before - eat right and exercise.  But Dr. James Beckerman gets to the heart of our unhealthy lifestyle with solutions that only a passionate and experienced cardiologist could offer.  If you’re ready to take yourself on, start reading today.” - Pam Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP, Chief Medical Correspondent for nutrition and fitness on Discovery Health TV and author of Body for Life for Women


Dr. James Beckerman, source: www.theflexdiet.com/
Dr. James Beckerman, source: www.theflexdiet.com/

Who is Dr. James Beckerman?

James Beckerman, M.D. is a practicing cardiologist in Portland, Oregon. He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University and earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Beckerman completed his medical training at Massachusetts General Hospital and Stanford University Hospital. He serves on the Oregon Governor’s Council for Physical Fitness and Sports.

Dr. Beckerman is the heart expert for WebMD.com and the weight loss / healthy living expert for MedHelp.org.



Conclusion:

There are so many diets in the market all claiming their diet is the best. Diets are difficult... all diets require dedication and a change in lifestyle. That’s just being honest. But THE FLEX DIET is the first integrated weight loss program that lets you decide how you are going to do it. There is no membership or registration fee. No prepackaged foods that may or may not taste good. No calorie counting, better yet no point counting. Dr. Beckerman provides 200 Solutions to help you lose twenty pounds in less than eight weeks, and also provides you with the tools to create a personalized weight loss program depending on your own needs and lifestyle. The only out-of-pocket cost to you is the cost of Dr. Beckerman's book. I think it's a one heck of a good deal. You choose, you lose.

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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya manjubose, thanks for dropping by. I'm glad you found my Flex Diet review useful.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Painter Penfied, I very seldom chew gum myself. lol I like your idea of linking my hub to yours - thanks. I love your tips on nutrition so I'm linking your hub to mine as well.

Check out Painter Penfield's hub on nutrition:

http://hubpages.com/food/improvenutritioncontentin...

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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manjubose5 5 years ago

Thanks Rosie for sharing the useful tips that every one needs to stay healthy.


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Painter Penfield 5 years ago from Tampa Bay area Florida

I'm not going to chew gum because my mother said it was "tacky" to do that if you are a lady. I will say that my "flex diet" is to cut back on three things: Sugar, Salt and Fat. Easy as pie...low fat and low sugar pie, that is;) I have a hub on making healthy choices by tweaking your recipes. I think I will link to this Flex Diet review hub here. It is a good idea that all of us can benefit from.


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Hiya Bob, thanks for pointing out the eggs. I love eating eggs too. I like mine over easy. But eggs have had a bad rap. Eggs typified a high-cholesterol. But as our understanding of nutrition has evolved over the years, it turns out that eggs are better for you than you might think.

It all comes down to cholesterol. Your cholesterol levels. So it would seem to make sense that if you eat foods high in cholesterol, your cholesterol levels should go up significantly. But it is not that straightforward. We now know that dietary cholesterol does not play that big a role in influencing your cholesterol levels-it is the saturated fats and especially the trans fats that you have to think about. While eggs are high in cholesterol, their saturated fat content is actually tolerable. Bottom line? Yes, you can still have eggs for breakfast. And you can knock out the saturated fat almost completely if you use egg whites rather than whole eggs. Personally, I'll keep my egg yolks, thank you very much.

So eggs are safe. But do they help you lose weight? Absolutely. The low carbohydrate content of eggs makes them a great weight-loss food. They fill you up, and because they are low glycemic they help keep your blood sugar stable so you don't hanker for a muffin with your midmorning nonfat latte.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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