The Body Reset Diet reviewThe Body Reset Diet is a diet program created by Harley Pasternak MSc. It is a popular weight loss plan because it is only short-term and usually those who follow it tend to see results quickly.

The diet has been designed to reboot your system, jumpstart metabolism, and prepare you for sustained weight loss. The idea is that over the course of 15 days you’ll “reset” your body by following Pasternak’s strict plan that involves ingesting mostly smoothies and a low-calorie plant-based diet. The entire plan is laid out in Pasternak’s book, “The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat, and Shed Pounds in Just 15 Days.”

Lasting for 15 days, the Body Reset Diet is split up into three phases, each lasting for five days.

During the first phase, followers of the diet are required to primarily live off smoothies. There are different smoothies dieters are to drink, with each one providing essential nutrients and health benefits. The smoothies are color-coded. White smoothies (milk or Greek yogurt) are for breakfast and are a good source of protein. Red smoothies (fruits) provide an energy boost at lunch. Green smoothies (vegetables) help to keep you full and are meant for dinner. All the smoothies contain a liquid, a protein and high fiber fruits and vegetables. In addition to smoothies, dieters can eat two “crunch snacks” per day. Each snack should be between 100 and 180 calories and can include foods such as an apple or a quarter cup of edamame.

Once they reach phase 2, dieters drink two smoothies per day but replace one smoothie with solid food like a stir-fry, salad or sandwich.

In the last phase, there is only one smoothie meal and two solid meals.

In addition to the strict diet, Pasternak recommends that those who follow the Body Reset Diet walk 10,000 steps each day. He also recommends light resistance training, three times per week, for five minute sessions. That said, he does not recommend going to the gym. Exercise should be light, not intense.

While there’s no doubt that following the Body Reset Diet is likely to result in quick weight loss, due to the sudden drop in calories, there is a very good chance that any weight that is lost will be regained. The main reason for this is that once the 15 days are over, it is up to the dieter to manage their weight on their own. Many people may find trying to adhere to such a low calorie diet for an extended period of time extremely difficult. Not simply because it can become boring eating the same foods all the time, but because some may simply not feel satisfied on such a limited diet, causing them to give into their hunger and cravings.

Anyone who is interested in following this diet is strongly urged to first consult with their healthcare provider before implementing this diet program into their lifestyle. This diet may not be safe for everyone. Speak with your doctor to find out if it is safe for you.