Dr. Phil has a fascinating “Dr. Phil” Episode on Tv. He’s a writer of a book New York Times best seller called the 20/20 diet that promises to turn your weight loss vision into reality with 20 key foods without consuming weight loss pills. The diet focuses on 20 foods that Dr.Phil calls power food 20 key foods, called the 20/20 Foods, which theories indicate may help enhance the body’s thermogenesis (or caloric burn) and help us feel full.
Dr.Phill divides the diet into four phases:
Phase 1 is day boost – you can eat only the 20 foods listed in the guideline
Phase 2 is day sustain – you can add foods outside the original 20 but all meals and snacks must have at least two of the original 20/20
Phase 3 is Day Sustain – Again, more foods are allowed in this phase. You should eat four meals, four hours apart for 20 days. You can also add a few or more foods.
And the last phase is called Management Phase – you should continue eating your healthy foods from previous phases and just change your lifestyle to keep yourself in check like weighing and measuring and not letting a busy schedule get in the way of maintaining your goals.
If you don’t reach your goal weight by the end of Phase 3, you should repeat the first three phases until you reach your goal. You are encouraged to download and use the 20/20 app (available for iPhone and Android)