Would you try this strict four week challenge for a ‘perfect body’? Diet banning nine key foods takes the internet by storm – and beer and wine ARE allowed
- The list was shared in September 2018 but now serves as resolution inspiration
- Many have said they are willing to give it a try to meet their weight-loss goals
- Australians have said the challenge is doable due to one missing item
Lyndi Cohen (pictured), dietitian and the author of The Nude Nutritionist, said there are benefits to cutting out processed foods
With the start of the new year well underway, many people are trying their best to stick to their resolutions.
And now several diet-related Facebook page has issued a four-week challenge that is said to help people stay motivated to meet their health-related resolutions.
The challenge includes a list of nine banned items such as hot chips, soda water and ice-cream.
Although it was issued in September 2018, people are using the list as motivation for their ‘new year, new me’ goals.
‘I need to try and get these done,’ one person commented on the Facebook post.
Could you give up hot chips to meet your resolution? A diet-related Facebook page has issued a four-week challenge that could help people stay motivated to meet their health-related resolutions (stock image)
‘Some of these I won’t have a problem with but some I know I will.’
While another person said they were going in for a ‘dry January’.
‘Don’t drink soda, fried food, fast food white bread, so I am going for dry January,’ they wrote.
What is the four week challenge?
- No white bread
- No soda
- No fried food
- No fast food
- No cookies
- No ice-cream
- No hot chips
- No lollies
- No cake or doughnuts
‘Hope you lose what you need and gain what you want, I have five weeks to lose six kilograms.’
However some Australians are finding a loop hole in the challenge – the fact it doesn’t list beer as banned.
One man wrote: ‘It doesn’t say no beers but.’
While another person wrote: ‘It doesn’t mention beer so I think it’s doable.’
‘We could do this…doesn’t say anything about beers,’ another wrote.
Lyndi Cohen, who is a dietitian and the author of The Nude Nutritionist, said there are benefits to cutting out processed foods such as those on the list as they will boost your mood, help your skin and weight loss goals.
‘However, the trouble is that this approach is incredibly unsustainable,’ Ms Cohen told FEMAIL.
She said any benefits are short-term, meaning any weight lost can be regained once a person halts this dieting method.
‘Some of these I won’t have a problem with’: Despite being issue in September 2018, people are using the list as motivation for their ‘new year, new me’ goals (stock image)
Ms Cohen recommended slowly cutting down on these foods until it feels ‘easy, normal and natural’ as this will create a longer term approach.
She said that the issue with creating a banned list of foods is that you begin to crave these items more and ‘setting yourself up for failure’.
‘The cold turkey approach can also harm your relationship with food,’ she said, meaning that you could turn to these food when feeling emotional and cause binge eating.