Thanks LOVE4KITTIES for your reply.
I totally agree with in that the calories on this diet are way to low!! I do not follow the meal plan. I need more calories than the 1080 recommended on the women's plan - 1080 calories is insane!
I do however agree with the focus on protein intake. I did the Atkins diet plan way back in 1999-2000. It was at that time I started reading and studying the whole issue of carbs vs protein. I agree with and practice myself of concentrating more on lean proteins and veggies at meal time than on the carbs portion of the meal.
I eat carbs in that I put fruit in my protein smoothies and eat lots of salads and veggies with lean protein and not so much pasta, potatoes or bread.
I can easily pass on pasta, potatoes and breads - thankfully.
I just personally agree with eating in this manner.
I love protein shakes and drink lots of them. I also love the protein bars that NLD offers. I believe they are better than candy bars. I also think of them as being healthier.
I could never stictly follow this diet! I would be starving and cranky!
I have a few friends that follow the Healthy Lifestyle diet which is very similiar to the New Lifestyle Diet. They have lost a ton of weight. I warn them about the carbs and gaining it all back if they are not extremely carefull. I also know this from first-hand experience from the Atkins diet.
Good Luck to You!!