The Omni Diet has been ‘scientifically designed’ by Tana Amen, BSN,RN to help you lose up to 12 pounds in 2 weeks.
In my research I keep coming across the phrase ‘high protein, plant based diet’. What?! A plant based diet with meat protein. The diet is also described as a Gorilla Plan for eating.
So basically the plan is that you eat like a gorilla. Did anybody over there bother to Google the phrase “What do Gorilla’s eat?’ ?
Gorilla’s eat greens, with maybe a few insects that happen to be on the leaves. In fact, in my hometown of Vancouver, BC we have a restaurant called Gorilla Food which is a raw, vegan restaurant.
So far I’m confused about this diet! But let’s continue on, because I am nothing if not persistent!
On the Omni Diet you try to aim for 70% plant food and 30% protein. There is no dairy, sugar, grain, processed food, alcohol, soy, corn, pasta and all those other refined and processed foods we should not eat! So that is definitely a good thing.
Pros and Cons of the Omni Diet
This is a really healthy diet! They eliminate all those known baddies.
Whole foods that are easily available.
Eliminates those weight busting foods so you WILL lose weight.
No weighing and measuring of foods
The ‘Eat like a Gorilla’ marketing plan is dumb (nothing to do with the diet but come on!)
So while I seem to be stuck on this whole Gorilla thing, take that away and I like the eating plan itself. Honestly, we eat way too much of all that processed crap and a diet like this can get you back to what real food is. Tana Amen had great credentials as does her husband ( a brain doctor no less!) and they also have other books and supplements you can check out.
In fact, I did not realize until I was looking at their books on Amazon that I actually own three of Dr. Daniel Amen’s books on ADHD! The man knows his brain chemistry!