Socialites and designers swear by the ‘human being diet’
A nutrition expert has revealed that her diet plan helps stars lose weight, feel more energetic and sleep better, but the restrictive regimen will see dieters only eat 600 calories a day.
Petronella Ravenshear, who is from London but recently moved to Florida, names socialite Jemma Kidd and fashion designer Donna Ida among her admirers.
Trendy folks love the regimen, called the Human Being Diet, which focuses on “metabolic balance and better digestive health” and has amassed a huge following on social media.
Petronella has over 24,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts about the diet for her devoted following, and there are over 10,000 posts with the hashtag #thehumanbeingdiet.
Petronella Ravenshear, who is from London but recently moved to Florida, names socialite Jemma Kidd (left) and fashion designer Donna Ida (right) among her fans.
In a new book, Petronella insists it’s ‘not a diet book’ but a ‘three-month program that introduces a new way of eating and living’, shares a ‘pain-free path’ to help people have ‘ unlimited energy’ to achieve your ‘perfect weight’ and get ‘flawless skin’, ‘restorative sleep’ and ‘better sex’ along the way.
Those brave enough to give it a try will have two days without meat, fat or alcohol and instead just eat 100g of mixed vegetables in a soup.
After that, dieters can introduce meat and other forms of protein into their diet, but oil and alcohol are not allowed, meaning dieters will eat around 600 calories per day for two weeks.
“The first 16 days are intense, without oil, alcohol, sugar or grains, and should be considered sacred,” Petrnonella writes on her website.
“They set the stage for the success of the program and the metabolic reset it offers.
‘One of the exciting side effects of following the HBD program is weight loss. What else can you expect? Better energy, more resilience, and a brighter outlook on life. along with stable blood sugar levels, rebalanced hormones, and a resolution of many painful conditions.’
Petronella (left) has more than 24,000 followers on Instagram, where she posts about the diet for her devoted fans, and there are more than 10,000 posts with the hashtag #thehumanbeingdiet. her book is right
Phase three, which lasts a full ten weeks, allows for a tablespoon of olive oil to be added with each meal and a weekly meal, which can be anything from a delicious Chinese takeout to fish and chips enjoyed with a drink. .
In the final phase, which is forever, clients continue with phase three, but relax to see what suits their lifestyle and introduce more cheat meals if they wish.
THE FOUR PHASES OF THE HUMAN DIET
Phase 1: Preparation
Only two days of vegetables: Petronella describes this as “pretty brutal”.
Thirty minutes before breakfast on the first day, Pertonella recommends eating four teaspoons of Epsom salts, dissolved in warm water, followed by a glass of cool water. She claims that this softens the stool and prevents constipation.
The rest of the two days will see the dieter eat no grains, no fat protein instead opting for just vegetables, but root vegetables including potatoes, beets and turnips are not allowed.
Instead, Petronella prescribes any combination of 100g of vegetables, mixed in a soup, with curry powder or turmeric to combat blandness.
The soup should be followed with strong black organic coffee to aid digestion.
Phase 2: reset
Two weeks of eating three meals a day, combining equal weights of one type of protein and a mix of vegetables, and eating an apple a day.
Allowable proteins include salmon, ground beef, tofu, and salmon, but calorie intake is around 600 per day.
There is also no alcohol.
Petronella advises aiming for 100-120g of protein and the same weight of vegetables with each meal. Stopping midway to eat an apple.
Phase 3: Burn
10 weeks of a continuation of phase two, with the addition of 1 tablespoon of olive oil with each meal and a weekly meal, this can include an indulgent takeaway or roast dinner and even a glass of wine.
Dieters will eat around 1,200 calories a day and will need to adopt a 16:8 diet, which means they will fast for 16 hours a day and only eat for eight hours.
Phase 4: forever
A continuation of phase three and a discovery of which foods make us feel better.
Experiment with extra meals but keep the principles of HBD.
Petronella studied at the London Institute for Optimal Nutrition, the Nature Foundation and the Institute of Functional Medicine and names many naturopaths among her biggest influences.
She says she’s inspired by ‘tThe innate healing power of the body’.
Writing on his website, he states: ‘I am inspired by the massive changes in health that occur with changes in nutrition and how the body affects the mind and vice versa.
‘And I’m always inspired by the people who come to see me who are ready for change. ‘
The rules of his diet for his own life include ‘eto food as close to nature as possible’ and ‘if you have to process it in some way, leave it alone’.
She adds that if you can ‘catch it or fish it, eat it’ and that ‘food with a shelf life has no life, avoid it’.
He is also popular with others in the field and holds quarterly meetings for nutrition experts in London to discuss new research and share case studies and in an interview with pure luxury she said it’s “on speed dial for fashion editors and A-listers alike.”
His other advice includes always leaving five hours between meals and he admits that he sometimes fasts for 24 hours.
“This is challenging, but it’s also incredibly energizing. Of course, food gives us energy, but energy is also needed to digest and absorb food,” she states.
While her rules with herself are strict, she does drink alcohol, but abstains for three months out of the year and says that “apple cider vinegar with sparkling water” is an excellent substitute for wine.
speaking to the timesPetronella said she wrote the self-published book because “not everyone could afford” to go to her “reserved clinic” in Chelsea.
“Not everyone can afford private nutrition consultations and appointments at my clinic in Chelsea were always full so I wanted to spread the word.”
“The response has been phenomenal as people find that the diet works for them.”
“For a lot of people it’s about having to re-establish a better nutritional balance – weight loss is one of the side effects of that – but most people tell me that once they’ve adopted the diet they sleep better, have a brighter complexion. healthier, lower stress levels and rejuvenated, rolling out of bed ready to face the day.’
While many on social media have praised the diet, saying it has seen them lose weight and feel healthier, others have said it’s dangerous to advise people to eat just 600 calories a day.
Women on average need between 1,600 and 2,400 calories a day, depending on their height, weight, and exercise levels, while men need between 2,000 and 3,000 on average.
The NHS recommends that men consume 1,900 calories a day to lose weight, while women eat around 1,400, and that very low calorie diets (less than 800 calories) are not suitable for most people.
While very low-calorie diets can lead to short-term weight loss, the weight is likely to return after the diet ends and can lead to thinning hair, lack of energy, headaches, and dizziness.