We know, the name is a bit unusual, but the concept of the Buddha diet is relatively simple: instead of worrying about what you eat and the quantity, just focus at the moments when you’re doing it.
Research has shown that diets based on time restrictions are more effective than others, so if you want to follow this one, you must start a 2-weeks plan that involves reducing the number of hours at which you’re allowed to eat.
Most people spread their eating hours through 15 hours per day or even more. However, it’s recommended to start with 13 hours and gradually decrease this to just 9 hours. What does it mean? Well, you can have breakfast at 9:00, while the last meal of the day shouldn’t be served later than 18:00.
Does this sound Strict? Buddhist monks, who follow the traditions set by Buddha 2500 years ago, tend to eat during the period between dawn and noon, feeling great!
If you’re planning to try the Buddha diet yourself, here are a few steps you should follow:
- Check your weight daily! It is very important to see what works for you and what doesn’t. Thus you can gradually bring improvements to your diet.
- Eat whatever you want, but avoid processed food and, of course, junk food.
- Don’t give up your favorite foods, but make sure you don’t indulge too many calories. A diet that affects your health or one which you’ll end up hating won’t bring good long term results.
What you should eat: healthy fats (fish, grains, nuts, vegetable oils), vegetable, fruits, protein
What to avoid: processed foods, sugar and alcoholic beverages, as much as possible (no more than two drinks per week)
So, what do you think about the Buddha diet? Would you give it a try?