Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan
Overview of Dr. Weil's My Optimum Health Plan
Dr. Weil’s My Optimum Health Plan is just that – a health plan. While followers of the program can expect to lose weight, if they have weight to lose, the focus of this plan is to provide tools, information, and guidance in making small changes in nutrition and lifestyle on a week-by-week basis. The diet aspect of the program takes health conditions and illnesses into consideration, and will provide different dietary advice for different people. The diet is healthy and varied, and won’t leave you feeling starved. It provides a customized nutrition profile and appropriate shopping lists, recipes and meal plans for a person of any age, gender, or state of health.
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Foods you can eat on Dr. Weil's plan
Weil's plan stresses the importance of eating a balanced diet full of nutrient rich foods. While specific meal and dietary recommendations will change based on preferences and health conditions, Dr. Weil universally advocates the value of fruits, vegetables, fish and vegetable sourced proteins. This is not a low-fat diet. It is a healthy-fat diet, and cooking is complemented with the use of olive oil, avocadoes, and other good sources of Omega-3 fats. Diet plans are structured to provide the right amounts of the right kinds of foods for specific conditions and goals. As people progress in the program, further changes are made.
What you won't eat on Dr. Weil's plan
This program educates followers on the health hazards associated with eating fast foods and processed foods, and eliminates products containing partially hydrogenated or hydrogenated fats from the diet. It also allows much less consumption of red meat and dairy products than many Americans are accustomed to having, but all changes are made in a measured manner. Depending on health conditions like high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, asthma, and so on, additional dietary restrictions may be required.
Dr. Weil's eating options
This is an empowering system that uses interactive online tools to customize the program to an individual’s unique health conditions, allergy concerns, and food preferences. While providing information and personalized health guidance, it also provides useful tools to monitor progress in weight loss and mood changes. All changes are made in a slow and measured manner to prevent people from feeling overwhelmed and assure the likelihood that long term dietary and health changes will occur.
Exercise recommendations for Dr. Weil's plan
Dr. Weil advocates the value of both physical and mental exercise. Each week, new ideas are given for projects and energizing activities to incorporate into the routine. Breathing and mental exercises are also presented each week, and all activities build on the practices done the preceding week.
Success of Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan
This program is based on Dr. Weil’s best selling book, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health. Dr. Weil is a world-renowned leader and expert in the field of integrative medicine. He is a frequent guest of talk shows like Oprah, Larry King Live, and the Today Show, and has been educating the public on integrative medicine for over thirty years.
Post Diet Weight Maintenance Plans
This program is not a short term weight loss program. Rather, it is gradual balanced approach to making lasting health changes. It will help in achieving a healthy weight, increasing energy levels and creativity, changing the way health is approached and thought about, and most importantly, addresses specific health problems. It is a program designed to incorporate greater dietary changes and exercise challenges as one progresses. It is best used to achieve lifelong health benefits.