The Digest Diet: Best Foods for Fast, Lasting Weight Loss by Liz Vaccariello is a scientific analysis of the best foods and habits that accelerate the release of fat by the body. The book targets three areas for in depth analysis; namely, food, environment and exercise or lack thereof. The best exercises are squats, dips and push-ups.
Vaccariello distinguishes between essential fat which protects vital organs and stored fat from excessive eating and toxin accumulation. The book describes how the body tends to be deficient in micronutrients.
Fat releasers consist of vitamin C, calcium, magnesium, wine, vinegar, resveratrol, fiber, quinoa, honey and cocoa. Coconut oil is another classic fat releaser. Vitamin C is found in many foods such as brocolli, cabbage, cauliflower, escarole, garlic, onion, spinach and bok choy.
Vaccariello describes many behavioral dimensions which contribute to fat accumulation. The author believes that people sit down too often instead of taking brisk walks. In addition, the average person gets too little sleep. People who have sleep deficits tend to eat during the night. The evening binge eating contributes to fat accumulation because the digestive system is supposed to rest at night.
The author explains that there are more toxins in the environment, as well as too much pollution. Each of these inhibit the body from operating properly. Most of all, the author believes that there is too little joy which leads to more binge eating to compensate for misery.
Vaccariello believes that the average person should eat more soups, home-made shakes, water and green vegetables. In addition, water should be consumed first during each meal. The thing to do is to drink first and eat next.
The Digest Diet is a helpful book for losing weight, exercising and discharging dangerous toxins from the body naturally. The presentation is easy to read and understand.