WHAT MAKES DR COHEN'S DIET PROGRAM AND HIS WORK SO UNIQUE?
This diet Program is unique because it is based on your personal information and blood test results. It is based on many years of research and a data bank of many programs and their results. Dr Cohen is a specialist not only in the field of nutrition but also in infertility and hormones. Read more about Dr Cohen and his research.
WHAT DO OUR SERVICES INCLUDE?
Dr Cohen analyses your blood test and based on your blood profile, prepares a diet Program that will help your body rid itself of excess fat. This is achieved by using the food in your kitchen, with no additional cost for special and expensive food supplements or pills. Furthermore, throughout your diet Program, we will support you with any issue or concerns you raise. When you are close to your body's natural goal weight Dr Cohen will prepare an individual Refeeding Program for you. The Refeeding Program will take you off your Eating Plan gradually and ensure that the weight you lost is lost forever. We will then go through some important Management Guidelines with you.
IS THE DIET PROGRAM CALORIE OR KILOJOULES BASED?
No. The specific food types, quantities and combinations Dr Cohen prescribes are what are important.
IS THIS A HIGH PROTEIN DIET?
No. The diet Program consists of food from all the different groups. It is a balanced Eating Plan.
WHY ARE BLOOD TESTS NECESSARY?
Your diet Program is based on your blood test results, not blood type. The blood tests allow an analysis of certain aspects of your system which in turn indicates what is required to get your body hormones back in balance. This approach therefore designs a treatment unique to your requirements and it will 'trigger' your HGH and result in quick weight loss and other health benefits.
The number of repeat blood tests required depends on how much weight you need to lose and how closely you follow your diet Program. They are required at 4, 12, 16 and 20 weeks and every 8 weeks thereafter.
MUST I EXERCISE WHILE ON THE DIET PROGRAM?
Exercise is not required to lose weight while on the diet Program. If you do not exercise now, you do not need to start. You can start when you are lighter, but always in moderation. If you exercise at present, you may continue in moderation. Listen to your body. If it hurts, if you feel dizzy, or your appetite increases dramatically, you need to temporarily reduce the intensity or frequency of your exercise.
CAN I GIVE MY DIET PROGRAM TO MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO FOLLOW?
Your unique Eating Plan will not ‘trigger’ another person's body into correcting its imbalance. It may well cause even more imbalance and illness. In some cases of 'copying' we have come across people who have initially lost weight, but gained it very rapidly when going off the diet Program because the treatment was not meant for them.
HOW LONG WILL I HAVE TO BE ON THE DIET PROGRAM?
That depends on a number of factors. For example: Your blood profile, your age, and your gender, the amount of weight you have to lose and how closely you follow your diet Program. Recorded statistics suggest 90% of women lose 7 or more kilograms in their first 4 weeks and 17 or more kilograms in 12 weeks. Note: males lose weight even faster!
HOW DO I KNOW HOW MUCH WEIGHT I NEED TO LOSE?
Dr Cohen uses a Goal Weight Calculator to estimate the weight appropriate for you, depending on your age, sex, height and shoe size. However, your body will give you signs when it is at its natural goal weight. This is when you are at your metabolic equilibrium and ready for the Refeeding Program.
WILL I BE ABLE TO STOP THE CONSTANT DIETING FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE?
It is highly unlikely that you will need this diet Program ever again, if you follow your Eating Plan and do the Refeeding Program to stabilise your weight. It is a lifestyle change, not a 'diet' and you have a medical condition that can be controlled using the information you learn whilst on your diet Program.
WHAT IS THE REFEEDING PROGRAM?
The final stage of your treatment is called the Refeeding Program. It takes place at the end of your diet Program where the body has achieved 'balance' and you have lost the fat/weight. This 2 to 4 week Refeeding Program is when the so called 'bad foods' are re-introduced and portions are increased without 'shocking the body'. You are also given healthy Management Guidelines that will prevent you from starting the cycle of the 'Obesity Syndrome' again.
ARE THERE PEOPLE THAT SHOULD NOT DO THE DIET PROGRAM?
- Under the age of 15 years
- Over the age of 62 years taking medication (there are exceptions)
- People with serious heart conditions
- People with kidney problems
- People with liver problems
- Pregnant women
- Breastfeeding, if the breast milk is the sole source of nutrition for the infant
- Diabetics on insulin or high doses of medication
- Other conditions or physical impairments
Dr Cohen will assess each client's medical history and/or blood test results to establish their suitability to do his Program.
THERE ARE MANY 'DIET FADS' TODAY. WHY SHOULD I DO THIS ONE?
In most cases the clients who come to us have already tried everything. You are free to choose, but the many thousands of successful clients Dr Cohen has had over the years, is ample proof that this is not another 'diet fad'. Dr Cohen's diet Program is based on an internationally accepted medical research and sound facts. Your food becomes your 'medicine'. It is a simple, inexpensive solution to a complex, and sometimes lifelong, problem!