The Stillman Diet: the Basics of The Stillman Diet Plan

February 19, 2011

Diets & Nutrition

The Stillman Diet may be similar in some ways to the Atkins, in the way that they both encourage high protein and low-carb consumption, but this diet developed by physician Irwin Maxwell Stillman also advises low-fat consumption unlike the Atkins Diet Plan.

The Stillman Eating Plan encourages unlimited intake of protein rich foods, as it is based on the belief that severe carbohydrate restriction enters the body into a state of ketosis, wherein instead of breaking down carbs for energy, the body will instead burn fats as it’s primary source of fuel.


Stillman Diet Key Rules

Followers of the Stillman Diet eat six small meals per day and sticks by 2 key rules:

1. Drink at least a minimum of eight 8 ounce glasses  of water everyday. This flushes out the accumulated wastes in the body and reduces ketones level in the blood. Therefore, this is one rule the slimmer should never forget.

2. Eat as much as you want, but in absolutely no circumstance can you take in carbohydrates, fruits, veggies, butter, oils, alcohol and sugary foods.

Allowed foods:

  • Lean meats, with all the possible fat trimmed off, and meat consumed should be boiled, baked or smoked.
  • Lean fish
  • Eggs, although harboiled is preferred, soft or medium boiled  as long as without fat content is allowed.
  • Cheeses made from skim milk can all be consumed, such as cottage cheese, farmer and pot cheese.

The Skinny

The Stillman Diet is fairly easy to follow, and results to quick weight loss, but is very restricting. It doesn’t even encourage exercise in the routine; and the limited choices in this eating plan do not provide a healthy, balanced, diet and lacks the important vitamins, nutients, fiber and other essential fatty acids the body needs to ensure sufficient nutrition. When deciding to follow this diet, it is best to consult a medical doctor first.


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