Somers diet commonly known as
SomerSize diet has been developing through a series of four books. Suzanne
joins the ranks of Dr Phil Diet
as diets designed by the celebrities themselves.
Somers is an American actress best remembered for her role in the late
1970’s sitcom "Three’s company". She is also has
several titles on
health as well as poetry to her name. Her funky branded celebrity diet,
SomerSize, recommends a lifestyle she calls somersizing.
Suzanne Somers Diet
has been transforming along a series of four books that entail the
Suzanne Somer diet.
first book was 'Eat Great, Loss
she recounts where her journey of dieting begun.
was then a single
mum and was rejected for a role in a TV series because she was "too
chunky" she admits that though she was 29 years old she was 20 pounds
narrates with nostalgia how she used fad diets including TWA Stewardess
diet to Waterman diet.
fad diets lacked the longevity required for permanent weight loss due
hunger a feeling of deprivation and consequent frequent
in this state for quiet a period of time as she needed to retain her
Food Combining in Susan Somers Diet
It is in this book that she
concept of food combining
that is a central theme on somersizing. This among other arguments she
makes for her diet resulted to a review by Health Magazine
unflatteringly referring to it as "gibberish" and full of
sequel 'Susan Somer - Get Skinny on Fabulous Food',
improves on the
details of the diet. Here she introduces fats as good for health.
However in all her diet book she has consistently considered sugars as
the enemy. On the controversial side, here she claims she got skinny on
SomerSize diet involves eliminating sugars from your diet and eating
right combination of what she refers to as somersize food
are four somersize food groups. The first are proteins and fats.
Proteins include meat, poultry, fish and eggs. Fats include those in
their "natural state" like oil, butter, cream and cheese. The second
group is vegetables which includes a host of low starch fresh
vegetables from zucchini to pepper. The third is what she calls carbos.
These include whole grain pastas, cereals, bread, beans and non-fat
dairy products. Finally fruits make up the fourth somersize food
her third release, Get skinny she says "The group of food to
eliminate are called "funky foods" because they do not fit into any of
the somersize food group." These funky foods include white sugar, brown
sugar, raw sugar, corn syrup among others. Other eliminated foods are
alcohol and caffeine. Interestingly nearly all celebrity
diets from Jennifer Lopez
diet to Oprahs weight loss
are wary of alcohol.
latest and fourth book which may be consolidation of the SomerSize diet
is called Suzanne Somer - Fast and easy.
diet approaches weight loss in what she refers as two levels. Level one
is the weight loss portion of the diet which involves losing fat. Level
two is the subsequent level that involves weight loss maintenance. In
this second level you need to be acquirng the somersizing
there are mentions of weight loss exercises,
SomerSize diet is primarily an eating plan. This is reinforced by the
fact that her book contains quite some length of detailed
diet notably goes into detail of differentiating simple carbs from
complex ones. It points out which ones to use and why. But her position
on dietary fat is quite controversial. The liberal attitude towards
protein and fats raises suspicion.
does however have anecdotal evidence of the success of her diet on
varying individuals. In her website SuzannerSomers.com these is a page
dedicated to success stories, complete with pictures.
into the SomerSize diet involves 4 steps according to her website. The
first step involves purchasing her latest look 'Fast and Easy' to get
background information the diet. You do have the alternative of
purchasing the SomerSize intro kit instead. It includes her two earlier
books and videos describing her whole diet.
2 involves joining SomerSize community which you can do free of charge
at the website. The next step is skipable and involves a selection of
food stuffs you can buy; including somersize pasta and sweets.
4 is a commitment stage where you post you "before picture". Hopefully
in time, you will post the "After picture" on achieving your
many other controversial weight loss
diets, Suzanne Somer diet does have its fans as well as
success stories. The
truth of the matter is that there is no a "one-fits-all-diet". On
the other hand there are better diets than others.
when it comes to losing body fat; particularly getting a flat stomach
or even six pack abs, you will ultimatelly need to Go Beyond Calories.
To do this you will need to do two things. Just two things, these two
content is reviewed periodically and is subject to
change as new information on weight loss becomes
available. The information is intended for
educational purposes only. Please
consult your healthcare provider before beginning
any kind of weight loss program