1) It is not a starvation diet
2) Is chemically and enzyme balanced
3) Makes it possible to lose 10lbs in 3 days
4) Allows you to return to your normal eating and then use it again when needed.
Let's start off by explaining what a starvation diet it. A starvation diet is when calorie intake is so low, that the body becomes stressed. During this stress the body tries to hold on to calories in order to avoid starvation. Which means, that it gets more efficient that using energy and you need less calories to maintain your weight. What ends up happening is that you lose weight very quickly because your intake of calories is so low compared to the amount you burn. The problem is that you end up lowering your metabolism so it takes fewer calories for you to gain weight, so when you go back to eating normal your body gains weight even easier.
This diet claims not to fall into the starvation category. I decided to test this and took a copy of the diet I found online and analyzed it. What did I find? On an average day you would be taking in less than 1000 calories. Any diet that requires eating less than 1000 calories in a day can be classified as a starvation diet. Most adults need at least 1000 calories each day just for basic body functions like breathing and digestion. So point one is wrong.
Point number two says the diet is chemically and enzyme balanced....what the hell does that even mean? It's fluffy science talk meant to make you think it's healthy. I can tell you from my analysis that it's certainly not nutritionally sound. The diet does provide enough protein but has very little to no carbohydrates(the main fuel of the body) and is even to low in fat (even with the hotdogs and ice cream included). Most nutrients are too low especially calcium and iron. It gets even worse if you are using white bread and crackers over whole grain ones. There isn't enough fibre but somehow on certain days you still manage to get too much salt. Just goes to show you we have way to much salt in our packaged foods.
Point three is that it can help you lose 10lbs in 3 days. I can tell you that if you are losing weight faster than 1-2lbs/week, you aren't losing fat, but muscle and water: things you need to help keep your metabolism up. This is another reason diets like this often lead to quick weight regain.
Point four is that it only lasts 3 days and you can go back on it when you need it. Any diet that requires you to keep going back on it, is not an effective diet. END OF STORY.
So overall this diet gets a big two thumbs down. It's poorly balanced, way too restrictive and while it may give you results, they will not last.
As I have said in the past, the path to effective weight loss includes:
1) Being active daily
2) Preparing food at home and including less processed foods
3) Trying to cut back on sweetened beverages. Water is your best friend
4) Having a fruit or vegetable at every meal
Fad diets always fail. That's why they are fads.