The 21-Day Diet was created by the bodybuilder turned talk show host Montel Williams. The book aims to educate and caution readers to live a healthy life through an essential diet plan and proper exercise. Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in the late 1990s, Williams changed his eating habits to help curb the symptoms of his disease. He devised an eating regimen that aims to eliminate if not lessen the junk food consumption of his readers and switch to eating as many colorful and green fruits and vegetables as possible. He asserts that keeping in good health boils down to eating foods that are low in calories and high in nutritional values. In addition to that, proper exercise should also be incorporated. Williams believes that losing weight results from eating healthy and physically moving more.
21-Day Diet Basics
The book recommends particular foods and exercise that are suited to changing your lifestyle. Williams promotes a Mediterranean style of diet which is basically rich in nuts and whole grains, seeds, fish rather than red meat, and olive oil. The diet is said to be very flexible and not tough as long as you plan it out.
Williams is also an advocate of green smoothies—a combination of blended fruit and green vegetables. He says those give him power to get through the day. Some of his smoothie ingredients include apples, peaches, mango, beets, and spinach.
This self-help nutrition book suggests that dieters eliminate processed foods from the diet and prefer s the all-natural diet mostly fruits and vegetables which are rich in vitamins C, K, E and B, fish and other proteins. You blend this with exercise and you achieve your ideal weight goal.
Williams’ eating plan involves the intake of these foods: Green and leafy vegetables such as lettuce, cabbage and spinach, mangoes, sweet potatoes, olive oil, brown rice, whole grains, nuts and seeds, lean beef and turkey and a lot of fruits.
Sample Meal Plans
Breakfast: Green juice made of kale or lime or green apple
Lunch: Poached fish and miso soup
Dinner: Steamed rice and chicken
Snacks: Banana smoothie and trail mix (sunflower seeds, raisins, berries)
Williams is a former body builder. That is why he knows the significance of exercise and fitness programs. The book addresses some forms of exercise that are common to everyone such as walking and strength training. Combine these with flexibility exercises and you get a detailed exercise plan that is ideal for weight loss.
- Some exercises do not require fitness equipment
- Supports a healthy diet good for natural weight loss
- Encourages exercise and a high intake of nutritional foods
- Advocates a healthy lifestyle
- May manage and control the cause of many diseases
- Requires organic foods that are very expensive
- Reiterates other common weight loss solutions
- The book focuses on reducing pain and symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis through diet
- Williams’ credibility is questioned because he has no educational of professional history that qualifies him to write his self-help nutrition book
The book covers a wide range of meal plans and suitable exercise programs ideal for weight loss. Though some parts and goals in the book did not meet the expectation of some readers, dieters may find healthy recipes and weight loss support that will be ideal in meeting their ideal figure.
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