There is never a shortage of fad diets. People have tried everything and anything to lose weight. From grapefruit-only diets, to liquid diets, to low carb, low fat, or low calorie diets, there is something for everyone when it comes to losing weight.
But the newest diet plan and subsequent book, The Overnight Diet: The Proven Plan for Fast, Permanent Weight Loss, has sparked interest and controversy and has people talking about what some may say are the extremes of dieting.
The Overnight Diet was written by Dr. Caroline Apovian, an obesity doctor with substantial expertise in the medical field of managing obesity. She is an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine, the director of the Center for Nutrition and Weight Management at Boston Medical Center, as well as their director of Clinical Research at the Obesity Research Center.
Apovian was even a nutrition consultant to NASA and an appointed member of the federal government's panel on the evaluation and treatment of overweight adults. Clearly, her background is stellar. Dr. Apovian used her impressive resume to help research and write this book.
The Overnight Diet claims to help people lose weight while they sleep. Basically the regime consists of six days of a high protein diet plus one day of a liquid diet.
Apovian claims that followers of this plan will lose up to two pounds overnight after completing the One Day Power Up jumpstart program and up to nine pounds the first week, if they follow the eating plan and get the appropriate amount of sleep.
The Overnight Diet says that it keeps the dieter's body in fat-burning and weight-loss mode while making no food off limits. Even hamburgers, peanut butter, and chocolate are included in the food options for this plan. Unlike other high protein diets, fruits and vegetables are encouraged and dieters can eat all they want of them.
But not everyone is impressed with this concept, or believes the rather grandiose claims.