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Q: Diets ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   6 Comments )
Subject: Diets
Category: Health
Asked by: alan27-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 30 Jun 2006 17:26 PDT
Expires: 30 Jul 2006 17:26 PDT
Question ID: 742460
My wife is trying to relocate a diet called "The Rotation Diet" (not
the one currently popular). As best she recalls, it called for
combining one day of eating normally with protein pills and a jello
concoction the next, etc. Anyone recall it or anything like it?
Subject: Re: Diets
Answered By: pinkfreud-ga on 08 Jul 2006 12:14 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
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

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."

Cookie Meal

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."

QOD Diet

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.

Best regards,

Clarification of Answer by pinkfreud-ga on 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
alan27-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $10.00
This answer provided everything we were seeking. Thank you.

Subject: Re: Diets
From: pinkfreud-ga on 30 Jun 2006 17:56 PDT
The "One Day Diet" involves dieting on alternate days. Protein wafers
are used on the "diet" days. No Jell-O, though, at least not in this
Subject: Re: Diets
From: cynthia-ga on 01 Jul 2006 02:51 PDT
In the late 1980's, I was on a diet for several months called The
Rotation Diet, prescribed by my doctor. It did not resemble your
description, it separated different food types to isolate problem
foods. I assume that's not it, because there was no jello concoction
or pills, just food.
Subject: Re: Diets
From: alan27-ga on 01 Jul 2006 18:06 PDT
The "One Day Diet" sounds close enough to what we were interested in
to be a home run. Thanks.
Subject: Re: Diets
From: pinkfreud-ga on 01 Jul 2006 19:13 PDT
If the "One Day Diet" meets your needs, I'll be glad to repost the
info as your official answer. I believe there are several brands of
protein wafers that are used in different variants of this diet. Would
an answer that included links to some of these variations be fully
Subject: Re: Diets
From: alan27-ga on 07 Jul 2006 20:49 PDT
To pinkfreud-ga: By all means. A choice of the wafers would be good.
All we've found has been in powder form. Thanks.
Subject: Re: Diets
From: pinkfreud-ga on 13 Jul 2006 16:38 PDT
Many thanks for the five stars and the generous tip!


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