Mark Hyman, M.D. is author of the New York Times bestseller UltraMetabolism and The UltraSimple Diet: Kick-Start Your Metabolism and Safely Lose Up to 10 Pounds in 7 Days. He is a pioneer in the field of Functional Medicine which examines and addresses the root causes of chronic illness with a whole-systems approach.
The diet works from the functional medicine perspective, addressing dietary influences on health — an approach supported by the extensive research in medical literature and health journals on toxicity, inflammation and weight revealing the underlying causes of obesity.
The diet is suitable for vegans, vegetarians and meat eaters. It is designed to kick-start metabolism with a detailed step-by-step seven day plan . The book includes menus and recipes.
Dr. Hyman discusses the underlying principles of his approach and how it can help dieters to lose weight fast, initially, without dangerous crash dieting and responded to typical questions in a video to questions people have about the diet.
What makes this diet different from others? It addresses the underlying causes of diseases. It deals with inflammation and toxicity. Food is not just energy it is also information. The diet is to improve metabolism, detoxify and reduce inflammation.
How can a person with a busy schedule stay on the diet? There are simple things to do to incorporate the diet into your schedule. Plan ahead with such strategies as packing food with you when you travel so that you are not stuck without food. Cook foods in advance and have them available to heat up. When eating out make sure you choose what works with your metabolism. Make special requests according to foods that work for you.
How to maintain weight loss? Rather than deprivation the diet is about finding pleasure in life as well as with food. As people change their diets they will learn to enjoy the riches of nature and the healthy foods to lose weight that should be a permanent part of the diet, rather than processed foods.