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What Is Dr. Cohen's Diet?

By Joshua McCarron ; Updated July 18, 2017

Dr. R. Cohen began his medical career as a cardiologist in South Africa, moving on to specialize in obstetrics and gynecology. While helping couples to conceive babies through artificial insemination, Cohen recognized the impact obesity can have on the body. This led him to research obesity and eventually create the diet that bears his name.

Basis

Dr. Cohen says obesity is a disease fueled by hormonal imbalances within the body. Rebalancing the hormones with a proper, nutritious diet individualized for each person will enable your body to fix the weight problem, he purports.

Diet Features

The Cohen plan is based on the results of blood tests that each participant is required to undergo. The blood testing includes sugar levels and liver function and when completed it's sent to a 1st Personal Diet Center for analysis. Once it has been analyzed and a personal diet plan created, you can begin the program. The program costs $249 for 12 weeks of support and your diet plan, plus the cost of the blood tests.

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Allowed Foods

No foods are fundamentally excluded on the Dr. Cohen plan, but you are supposed to eat the foods that are included in your individual plan. Foods may include eggs, yogurt, chicken, vegetables, meats and coffee.

Diet Benefit

The fact that the Dr. Cohen diet is personalized and you receive support may aid your weight loss efforts. Benefits of the program as reported on the Cohen's Life Clinic website include no hunger pangs, no loss of muscle mass, increased energy and stress coping capability and reduced cholesterol.

Points to Consider

The Dr. Cohen website does not provide any scientific evidence showing that blood test based diets are effective. There also is no direct contact information on the site which raises alarms. The cost of the diet and blood tests may be too high for a lot of people, especially considering the lack of scientific evidence.

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