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Almost everyone has tried a diet of some sort. If you're frum, you're on a kosher diet. Most people, at one time or another, try a diet to lose weight.
There are a plethora of weight-loss diets. The Diet Selector, by Dr. Judith Rodriguez, list over 70 diets—from the more familiar, such as Atkins, Weight Watchers and Zone, to some less familiar such as 3-Apple-a-Day, Candida, Hay.
The problem with most weight-loss diets is that they provide only temporary loss of weight. Regardless of the plan or claim, most diets are basically low in calories (i.e., create energy deficits). That's because the only way to lose weight is to consume fewer calories than you body needs to maintain its current weight. So it doesn't matter whether you're eliminating food types, reducing glycemic index, food combining, maintaining a specific protein-carbohydrate-fat balance, or some other set of rules. No matter what the rules, without a reduction in calories, you can't lose weight.
In truth, early success for most dieters comes from a temporary loss of water. Most people can't stay on track long enough to reach their weight goal. And of those who do reach their most, more than 80 percent eventually gain back most or all of the weight they lost.
KosherFit takes an entirely different approach—one based upon the principles set forth by Rambam over 850 years ago. Rambam's goal was not weight loss, but rather a lifetime of health and fitness.
The "rules" for the KosherFit Rambam Diet are simple:
Of course, there's a lot more to understanding Rambam's approach to nutrition than these two rules. But there is no better way to understand than to do.
So to get started, try the Rambam Diet Scorecard for three or four days. Then we'll dive deeper into what makes it so effective (even for weight loss).