What is the 28 day diet?
The 28 Day Diet is a weight loss program designed specifically to help people lose weight and learn the necessary lifestyle changes to maintain their target weight. The more weight you have to lose, the faster you will lose weight.
It is a very practical eating plan that consists of all the foods we generally keep in our kitchens - nothing strange or unusual.
HOw does the PLAN WoRK?
The 28 Day Diet consists of a predetermined menu for 3 meals a day, for 28 days. You can start on any day (not necessarily the 1st day of the month, or a Monday), as long as you follow the plan of Day 1 to 28 in the correct order.
The first week is the most difficult, as it is the detox phase during which your body gets rid of all the toxins and adapts to your new eating habits. Read more about the symptoms of detox and how to overcome it on our blog.
You can repeat the 28 days for as many times as needed to reach your target weight. You can take a break between rounds, or you can complete the rounds consecutively.
It is better not to take a break between rounds before you reach your target weight, as it will be much harder to restart if your break is too long. If you want to take a break, a break of 1 to 3 days is recommended before the start of your next round.
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success of the PLAN
The success of the plan is based on 3 important principles of weight loss:
1. About 5 hours between meals
The diet consists of 3 meals a day with no snacks between meals. This gives your body the opportunity to burn your reserve energy sources (i.e. excess fat) to get energy. It also causes the optimal functioning of your metabolism and organs involved in the digestive process, as these organs are not constantly processing food and breaking down toxins.
2. Smaller portions
The truth is, most of us are overweight because we eat too much, eat too often, eat for the wrong reasons, or all of the above. This success is mainly based on cutting portions so that we only consume what our body needs to function - nothing more.
3. No sugar, no unhealthy fats and low carbohydrates
How this eating plan differs from other diets is that the plan does NOT exclude any food group. It contains a little of all food groups (carbohydrates, vegetables, fruits, proteins, dairy products and fats) in the right amount to ensure optimal health.
Synthetic sugar, unhealthy fats and excess carbohydrates are 3 of the main culprits that contribute to obesity.
WHO IS the DIET for?
The free 28 day diet is specifically intended for overweight and obese people who are struggling to lose weight. The main purpose of the diet is rapid weight loss.
The 28 Day Diet also helps alleviate the symptoms of the following conditions:
High blood pressure
PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
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It is important to remember that each one's target weight differs. For some people, target weight means "I want to feel good about myself", for others it means "I no longer want to be on chronic medication". Someone else might consider target weight as "I want to weigh what I weighed before my pregnancy" or "I want to look good in the latest fashion".
Here are some ways you can maintain your goal weight:
Stick to the prescribed portion sizes of the plan.
Try not to snack between meals.
Cut out junk food and sweets; or limit it to once a week.
Stick to the breakfast of the diet.
Eat your biggest meal for lunch and not for dinner.
Start a light exercise program or walk / jog regularly.
The 28 Day Diet was compiled by a Cape Town pharmacist many years ago. In the seventies, the plan made headlines when it appeared on the cover of one of South Africa's top glossy magazines. The plan was then known as “Stellenberg Apteker se Dieet”.
It is important to understand that the pharmacist's diet consists only of the menu of Days 1 to 28. The guidelines and regulations appearing on this page were specifically researched and made available to make the plan easier to follow.