The New Beverly Hills Diet


On the Beverly Hills Diet plan you can eat almost anything—as long as the food is eaten in the right sequence and with the right combination of other foods. This diet claims that if you follow it exactly, you will lose 10-15 pounds in 35 days.

How Is This Diet Supposed to Work?

The premise of this diet is that it’s not food that causes weight gain, but rather undigested food that results from inefficient digestion. Moreover, the key to proper digestion is separating certain foods and combining others. This supposedly allows enzymes to work as they should, which allows food to be fully digested. Additionally, this diet claims that you can further enhance how well your enzymes function by eating fruits that contain natural enzymes.

What’s Involved?

You can eat most foods on this diet, but there are rules about when you can eat what and which foods can be combined. For example, foods that are considered proteins can only be eaten with other proteins. The creator of this diet terms this method “conscious combining.”The Beverly Hills diet classifies foods into 3 main food groups: proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. The carbohydrate group also has subcategories. Fruit is in its own carbohydrate category because of the enzymes it contains. Other carbohydrates are classified by how long they take to digest, with maxi-carbohydrates taking the longest. Here are some examples of different foods in each of these groups:
Food Type Examples
Proteins Beef, cheese, cheesecake, eggs, fish, flan, ice cream, milk, nuts, pork, seeds, shellfish, yogurt
Fats Butter, heavy cream, mayonnaise, oil, sour cream, whipped cream
  • Fruits
    • All fruits, brandy, champagne, cognac, wine
  • 50/50 These can be considered either proteins or carbohydrates:
    • Avocados, garbanzo beans, kidney beans, lentils, peanuts, soybeans
  • Mini-carbohydrates
    • Asparagus, celery, herbs, lettuce, mushrooms, zucchini
  • Midi-carbohydrates
    • Beets, broccoli, cabbage, carrots, cucumbers, parsnips, tomatoes, turnips
  • Maxi-carbohydrates
    • Artichokes, barley, breads, bulgur, chocolate, cookies, corn, grains, millet, oats, pasta, potatoes, rice, rye, wheat, alcohol (beer and distilled liquors)

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