I've gathered some info for you on the "One Day Diet" and similar programs.
"With One Day Diet, your metabolism doesn't lower itself because you
are eating normally every other day. Every other day is a FOOD DAY:
Eat as you would when you're not dieting! Makes your body think you're
NOT on a diet! Every other day is a DIET DAY: Reduce excess weight on
this day! Chew two delicious Shape-lettes every hour. No other food,
except fresh fruit. It's different! 'One Day Diet' is the first major
breakthrough in dieting in this century, because the plan works with
your body rather than against it. 'One Day Diet' Plan tricks your body
into thinking that you are Not dieting. Every other day you are free
to eat what you want, anywhere.anytime you choose! That means you are
only 'on' a diet every other day. Because with 'One Day Diet' Plan you
never actually cut your food intake for longer than a day at a time,
your body doesn't know that you're dieting! So your metabolism will
remain at its usual level and you'll lose weight because you actually
are dieting every other day."
One Day Diet - The Quickest Way to Lose Weight
"One bottle of One Day Diet contains 140 diet wafers of one flavor
(French Vanilla or Milk Chocolate).
Every second day is a 'Diet Day', and you eat 2 wafers every hour for
10 hours, to maintain your blood glucose level (20 per day). Each
wafer provides 9 calories, and contains NO refined sugar, Aspartame,
drugs, or cholesterol.
Every other day is a 'Food Day', and you eat the same amount of food
you normally eat. On every Food Day you MUST consume as many calories
per day as you did before starting your Diet, to avoid lowering your
The One Day Diet
"Jeunique® - The One Day Diet...Recognizing that achieving your weight
goal is often not an easy task because of the many restrictions on
your food choices, Jeunique® has developed a revolutionary concept in
dieting - one that allows you to eat sensible, 'normal' meals one day
and then diet the next with delicious, nutritious wafers and fruit...
Jeunique® The One Day Diet. Natural, organic and drug free. Available
in Swiss chocolate, French Vanilla and Wild Berry. Two week supply."
Custom Fit Bras: Jeunique One Day Diet
"COOKIE MEAL PROGRAM
The revolutionary concept behind COOKIE MEAL? is simple. There is a
BODY TRIM DAY followed by an EAT DAY. On BODY TRIM DAYS you use
delicious COOKIE MEAL?. On EAT DAYS, you eat complete meals."
Some online sources of various protein wafers and tabs:
BetterLife: Spiru-Tein Wafers
InterNatural Twinlab Protein Supplements
My VitaNet: NOW Amino 1500
Your wife might also be interested in the QOD Diet:
"The QOD Diet?: Eating QOD means eating mostly every other day. Eating
QOD is a way to lose weight gradually without pushing your body into
starvation mode.Eating QOD allows you to eat pretty much what you want
(within reason and without binging) every other day (ON days), so you
don?t need to feel deprived or shut out from a normal lifestyle. In
between, during the OFF days, you need to limit food intake to 300-400
calories, but your mineral intake (sodium, potassium, and calcium)
should be kept constant."
My Google search strategy:
Google Web Search: diet protein wafers
Google Web Search: "one day diet" protein
Google Web Search: "alternate days" OR "every other day" diet
I hope this is helpful! If anything is unclear or incomplete, or if a
link does not function, please request clarification; I'll be glad to
offer further assistance before you rate my answer.
Clarification of Answer by
08 Jul 2006 14:39 PDT
Here's something interesting. Research indicates that alternating
"eating" days and "fasting" days may have health benefits in addition
to weight loss:
"As a matter of course, the test animals in most published
calorie-restriction studies were fed every other day, presumably
because it made life easier for graduate students. But what if that
intermittent feeding pattern, not the severe diet, was triggering the
results? Mattson promptly devised a study wherein rats had access to
all they could eat on every other day, and nothing during the
intervening days. The striking result: The rodents behaved much like
their calorie-restricted counterparts in prior studies. Their glucose
metabolism improved -- blood sugar and insulin levels dropped -- and
so did their stress response. This, Mattson surmised, signaled
diminished free-radical production and an enhanced ability to deal
with stress, both keys to longevity and disease prevention. (Low blood
sugar thwarts diabetes, while the ability of the heart, blood vessels,
and brain to resist stress protects against heart disease and
Hellerstein and Hsieh went on to show that intermittent feeding may
have a similar effect in thwarting cancer. They fed mice on
alternating days, with one group getting just short of the standard
lab diet, while the other mice ate 33 percent less. Remarkably, the
well-fed mice showed nearly the same slowdown in cell proliferation as
the severely restricted group. The researchers concluded that the
biological trigger had to be the intermittent fasting, not the overall
food intake. 'That was stunning to me,' Hsieh says.
And yet it rings true, Hellerstein says. In the wild, nobody is
guaranteed a daily meal. Carnivores in particular have a built-in
schedule: hunt, pig out, sleep it off, fast, repeat. Humans are no
different, Mattson agrees. 'Our genetics are geared towards going for
extended times without food,' he says. 'Our ancestors never had a
refrigerator in their house -- they had to go out and find food, and
depending on the season of the year they might have had trouble'."
Instead of starving, Hellerstein and Hsieh say, perhaps a partial fast
on alternating days will prove enough to trip the self-preservation
response in humans..."
East Bay Express: Live, Fast, Die Old