New Lifestyle Diet Review
What You Should Know
The New Lifestyle Diet is a diet involving meal control and replacements. Instead of going with the normal eating routine — 3 meals a day, each about 6 hours apart — it goes with 6 portion-controlled meals. Five of these 6 meals involve prepackaged foods, with only one involving any ìrealî food, that is, food cooked by the dieter.
The New Lifestyle Diet website promotes weight loss and long-term health benefits by reducing the amount of calories taken in every day, and engaging in walking exercises. The site also offers customized diet plans using their products, for both men and women, and those with special needs (kosher, diabetes, allergies).
List of Ingredients
This diet seems to revolve mostly around the products sold through the website. The meal replacements are categorized as puddings/shakes, nutrition bars/snacks, soups, and hot drinks. Many are soy-based, and all are vitamin and mineral enriched. Aspartame, an artificial sweetener, is used in some of their products.
The New Lifestyle Diet seems to be primarily marketed in programs from 2 to 8 weeks long, with each having associated product bundles. These packaged deals cost from USD 172.00 (2 weeks) to USD 560.00 (8 weeks). It is mostly a liquid diet plan, with shakes being part of every meal. In fact, in 3 of the 5 meals where shakes factor in, the shake is the entire meal in itself.
- Most items priced at USD 12.50 for a 7-serving box, substantial savings when buying bundles.
- Kosher, gluten-free, and lactose-free products are available.
- Convertibility of shakes to puddings.
- Large range of flavors, for customizability.
- Differentiation between men and women, based on caloric needs.
- Soy factors into many products, and some people do not like the taste.
- Artificial sweetener (Aspartame) is an ingredient, and some find it has an unpleasant aftertaste.
- Mostly liquid diet and research has shown a lack of solid food can lead to intestinal weakness and constipation.
- Getting started on a mostly liquid diet with only one ìrealî meal everyday can get a lot of getting used to.
- Regardless of testimonials to their good taste, these are still processed foods.
- Some people just do not have the time or patience to have 6 small meals at regular intervals throughout the day.
- Very low caloric content.
The New Lifestyle Diet looks similar to some other diet plans, with its use of calorie-reduced, fortified prepackaged foods. The testimonials say that their products taste better than others; but it still probably does not taste like the real thing. The diet programs maintain a significantly lower daily caloric intake value, around 60% of the recommended daily values. This means that the dieterís body will suffer from low energy levels. Liquids and soft foods are also processed very quickly by the body, so it wonít be long after a meal before you start feeling hungry again.
Overall, it does not look significantly different from other diet plans, and could be costly in the long run with its reliance on products marketed by the diet company.