Brought to us by Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the Amen Solution shows that we must focus on the brain to have any hope of losing weight. Simply eating less and exercising more does not always work to lose weight. Dr. Amen reveals that there are five different brain patterns associated with being overweight, so a single diet cannot help everyone.
Dr. Amen believes that most people’s weight problems begin in their brains, not their stomachs. His easy to follow program can help you lose weight and keep it off for the rest of your life. The Amen Solution presents five different diets, depending upon which brain pattern you are. All of them can help you lose weight, improve your memory and boost your mood.
To begin with, you need to identify which brain pattern type you are. Then you can start to understand how your brain works and why you find yourself going back to certain eating behaviors. Based on your brain pattern, you can identify which types of food and eating styles will assist you in reaching your weight loss goals. Ideally you will lose weight while on the plan and also be able to think more clearly.
- Easy to use.
- Harnesses the power of the brain to achieve weight loss goals.
- Program designed by a medical doctor.
- Weight loss can last a lifetime.
- Improves memory.
- Teaches healthy eating and exercise.
- Not scientifically proven by independent third party studies.
Meals that you can enjoy while following the Amen Solution include the following: Southwest tacos in lettuce shells, turkey burgers, cucumber salads, lentil or minestrone soups, tuna wraps, tofu stir-frys, veggie sandwiches, turkey chili, spaghetti, ginger glazed salmon, poached tilapia in saffron sauce, chili lime chicken with veggie kabobs. You can get recipes from various different support websites, or pick them up from Dr. Amen’s clinics.
Exercise is critical to any weight loss plan and the Amen Solution is no different. The twist with the Amen Solution is that they encourage both mental and physical exercise to improve and speed up your metabolism and thereby lose weight. The program outlines the benefits of physical exercise and gives you a chart of the number of calories burned over set periods of time with common forms of exercise. Strength training is also recommended, including resistance training, aerobics and interval training, as well as coordination activities.
It is not unusual to find a diet that encourages specialization based on body type or the person in question. What is different about the Amen Solution is that it focuses on different brain patterns and provides a solution tailored to the individual. Dr. Amen presents well-documented successes from patients in his clinic and you can get the same information from his book and web site. It would be even better if there were scientific proof corroborating Dr. Amen’s theories of the power of the mind influencing weight loss, other than just the old saying, ‘where there’s a will there’s a way.’