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Imagine a diet without restrictions…every other day. The Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ is divided into Up Days, when you are free to eat what you would like, and Down Days, when you monitor your caloric intake. As you limit your intake on Down Days, you will always have an Up Day to look forward to – the very next day. The Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ helps make weight loss and maintenance as easy and as practical as possible.
According to the evidence from several studies on alternate-day calorie restriction, many of the advantages of this lifestyle can be realized regardless of the type of food that you eat. As calories are restricted on the Down Days, a stress response is activated in the body that turns on the SIRT1, or "rescue," gene. The benefits of this stress response, including weight loss, are more closely linked to the amount of calories being consumed rather than the specific foods themselves. The evidence shows that you can eat the foods that you would like on Up Days and still lose weight, increase your energy, and reduce the cell inflammation that causes premature aging and aging-related diseases.
Although you will have the freedom to eat the foods that you would like on Up Days and still reap the benefits of the diet, it is important to remember that, for optimal health, there are foods that you should eat more often, such as fruits and vegetables, and there are foods that you should try to limit, such as those that contain trans fats. Also, the goal of Up Days is to feel satiated without intentionally overeating. Individuals on the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ have found that, despite restricting their calories on Down Days, they are no hungrier on Up Days than they would be if they were not on the diet, and in some cases they are less hungry. If you're not as hungry on Up Days, it's okay to eat less than your regular daily allowance.
The Alternate-Day Diet goes into detail about the most nutritious foods that can be chosen on both Down Days and Up Days.
It's important to enjoy eating on the Up Days so that you won't feel deprived and will be able to continue restricting your calories on Down Days. Learn more about how alternate-day calorie restriction with the Johnson UpDayDownDay Diet™ can promote weight loss, disease prevention, and other health benefits. Purchase The Alternate-Day Diet, in stores now.