In The Alternate-Day Diet: Turn on Your “Skinny Gene,” Shed the Pounds, and Live a Longer and Healthier Life, James Johnson , revolutionized the way that people approached dieting. The book offers insights into how alternate-day calorie restriction can prevent disease, increase energy, and slow the ageing process.
After witnessing many of his patients struggle with their weight, he became committed to finding a way for them to achieve a healthy body weight and improve their health without the stress and difficulty of complying with traditional diets. He has since become one of the foremost innovators in this field, having published various scientific articles and also conducting the first study to show how alternate-day calorie restriction can treat disease.
In addition to the obvious benefit of achieving and maintaining a slender figure, this diet can improve inflammatory disorders, like arthritis, asthma, tendonitis, allergies, expand cognition, increase your energy levels, reduce your risk of developing cancer, and extend your life while maintaining a youthful state.
It’s also an incredibly easy diet to follow and stick to, which is rare when it comes to weight-loss inducing diets. Benefits include weight loss, body fat reduction and redistribution (especially targeted loss of abdominal fat), reduced environmental allergy symptoms, complete remission of my crippling tendonitis, more energy & less need for sleep, improved exercise strength & endurance, and most notably, enhanced cognition.
The Alternate-Day Diet achieves calorie restriction by severely restricting calories on alternate days so the balance is a calorie-restricted diet over time. Of course you cannot pig out on the alternate days or you will still ingest more calories in a week than your body is burning and will not enjoy the benefits of calorie restriction.
A positive outcome of this diet may be that if a person can stop overeating half the time, then they may learn to like the way the low-calorie days feel enough to not want to overeat on the alternate days either. The book also includes over 50 recipes and emphasizes low-calorie, nutrient-rich foods such as vegetables, fruit, chicken, whole grains, and beans.
Author: James B. Johnson M.D. and Donald R. Laub Sr. M.D.
Release Date: 2013