Rotation Diet Menu

Rotation Diet Menu
Rotation Diet Menu

Rotation Diet was developed by Dr. Martin Katahn in 1987 as an alternative to more traditional diet plans. The concept was to allow dieters to feel less restricted in what they eat making the experience less unpleasant. Usually diet consists of four week cycles. During the first week men start by consuming 1 200 calories the first three days and 1 500 over the next four. In the second week 1 800 calories consumed each day and during the third week the first week cycle repeated. In the fourth week no diet restrictions are in place. For women every day calorie restriction 600 fewer than for men. For a sample diet plan you can see the resource area below
Theory
The theory behind the rotation diet is to allow the dieter to consume their favorite foods in unlimited amounts for one week of four to avoid monotony and to prevent abandonment of the diet too soon. It also seeks to allow the dieter to increase calorie consumption during dieting period.
Breakfast
Cereal is a great breakfast component of a rotation diet. These include fortified cereals and hot cereals such as oatmeal and milk added should be fat-free. In addition fruits such as berries bananas and grapefruit are allowed as are whole grain bagels and English muffins. Breakfast meats like bacon and sausage should not be included.
Lunch
Typical lunch foods contain an unlimited amount of vegetables and some cheese and broth. Meat can be included in the meal so long as there is a high protein low fat element such as tuna packed in water salmon or sardines. Clear soup and fruit is allowed as well as fruits such as apples or oranges.
Dinner
At dinner the more meat permitted as diet progresses as long as it is not fried. Baked chicken grilled or steamed fish and lean cuts of beef is acceptable as is unlimited salads and vegetables. Grains such as rice and vegetables can also be included. In the latter stages of the cycle small desserts such as chocolate chip cookies being consumed.
by Week
During the fourth week of the cycle the dieter indulge his or her favorite foods without quantity limits. This phase is probably the most impressive feature of the diet since no specific calorie count must be followed. But this can also be a potential disadvantage since some dieters may have a tendency to overindulge in this period which may limit the progress of the three preceding weeks. At the end of the fourth week the cycle is repeated until the weight loss goal is achieved.