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The Schwarzbein Principle

What is The Schwarzbein Principle?

The Schwarzbein Principle was created by Dr Diana Schwarzbein, who developed the diet after treating many diabetic and non-diabetic patients with a low carbohydrate diet. Dr Diana Schwarzbein is a specialist on hormone replacement therapy, diabetes, endocrinology, metabolism, osteoporosis, menopause and thyroid. The Schwarzbein Principle encourages healthy eating - food that is natural that you could theoretically hunt, fish, gather, pick or milk. Calorie counting is not required with this low-carbohydrate diet.

The Schwarzbein Principle also highlights the importance of rest and relaxation tecniques, stressing that your metabolism and hormone levels will be effected by abuse of poor diet, stress, stimulants and over work. Dr Schwarzbein describes insulin resistence and low-serotonin state and show how you can realign the balance of hormones and improve your metabolism and health so that your body acheives it's optimum weight.

How The Schwarzbein Principle works?

This low carbohydrate diet which works to improve your metabolism and health. Through eating unprocessed food, you can lose weight and maintain your body's ideal weight. There are two phases of the Schwarbein Principle involving 'Healing' and 'Maintenance'. The duration of the 'Healing' process differs per individual depending on your health. A natural diet is followed and carbohydrates, sugars, chemicals and drugs are eliminated to restore health.

How to follow The Schwarzbein Principle

Dr Schwarzbein suggests that we eat foods from the four nutrient groups to create a balanced diet:

  • Proteins - These are essential and you can eat as much as you want of these.
  • Fats - Three types of fats - saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated. Eat as much as your body wants
  • Non-starchy Vegetables - these provide your diet with vitamins, minerals and fiber - fresh organic non-starchy vegetables are best. Due to their low glycemic index, you are able to eat as much as you want.
  • Carbohydrates- Your body still needs carbohydrate but this should be eaten in proportion to fat and protein intake. The amount of carbohydrate changes depending on your metabolism and activity level (For example, an inactive person can have up to 15g of carbohydrates at every meal).