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No Water after 7 and no food.
Yes it is a complicated "personal experiment" that is based on an elimination diet of sorts.
It is working for me - on it for 8+ months. There is a SparkTeam with people who are willing to answer questions and that has many threads that answer the basic questions that come up.
Join us there! Lyn-Genet "The Plan" SparkTeam http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/group s_individual.asp?gid=59023
as to it being "pseudoscience" - many aspects of our current medical system were once considered wacky and pseudoscience. There is nothing in The Plan that is harmful, it is all about eating healthy foods that can lead to better health and weight loss.
The Lynn Genet plan diet is very complicated and restrictive, to the point where most people I've seen posting about it are having a lot of difficulty. In my opinion, this makes it a recipe for failure. It's also not based on anything scientific, despite what the author says (it's pseudoscience).
Have you considered using the Spark People guidelines (and setting up your own meal plans, using foods you choose) and/or using the Spark People meal plans? There are a TON of people here who would help you get this set up and help you get started. It's a reasonable, moderate, meal plan based upon making sustainable lifestyle changes that will help you to achieve a reasonable rate of weight loss and (very importantly) help you to learn the skills you need to maintain that weight loss once you've achieved it.
I haven't read the plan, but I too am skeptical about any plan which includes general advice to restrict water intake.
The ONLY justification for restricting water which I can figure (and this is me making stuff up, it is NOT advice), is, if you have a small bladder and you wake up in the middle of the night needing to pee unless you restrict your water intake. Waking up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom might lead to going to the kitchen after, which might lead to midnight eating. Or waking in the middle of the night might lead to staying up the rest of the night, and insomnia is generally bad for health. Lotsa mights, though, and doesn't seem particularly plausible as a general piece of advice, although I am sure there are particular people out there who might find such a course of action to be healthful for them.
Do you know anybody that has used this plan successfully? Have you spoken with your doctor about it? I would be skeptical of any diet plan that restricts water intake, if that is in fact what it's telling you to do.
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