The Eat to Live Diet Plan is a six week diet plan that aims at 20 pounds of weight loss and improved health. The diet plan cuts down on carbohydrates, oils and sugars, and it cuts out meats and dairy. It advises participants to eat plenty of vegetables, fruits, legumes, beans and whole grains. The diet plan is rated medium to hard because of the its restrictive levels for the first six weeks.
Some foods that are allowed on this diet plan are raw vegetables, around one cup of beans or legumes each day and four fresh fruits per day, as long as the fruit is not canned. Steamed and cooked vegetables are allowed, also, as long as they are foods like cauliflower, tomatoes, green vegetables, mushrooms and peppers. All of these items can be eaten in unlimited amounts.
Some food items that can be eaten in limited amounts daily are one cup of cooked whole grains or starchy vegetables, such as squash or corn; two ounces of avocado; two tablespoons of dried fruit; one ounce of raw nuts or seeds; and a tablespoon of ground flax seeds.
Food items not allowed on the diet include any animal products, such as meat and dairy, processed foods and any snacks between meals.
After the initial six-week period is up, meats are slowly reintroduced, as are non-fat dairy items, olive oil and refined carbohydrates.