Although best known as the ditzy blonde Chrissy Snow on Three's Company, actress Suzanne Somers has also left a legacy in the weight-loss industry. This age-defying diet and fitness leader has created a brand around herself, offering a well-rounded line of products -- from food and drinks to kitchen appliances.
And how can a person forget her flab-fighting Thighmaster?
Maybe her biggest mark has been her approach to dieting. With more than 13 books under her belt, Somers has put much of her emphasis on the Somersize program - having published seven books on the plan over the last decade. Divided into two stages, the weight-loss phase is more restrictive of carbohydrates than the maintenance phase. The plan averages 1,200 calories each day.
There is nothing fluffy about this diet regimen that says to eat foods rich in fat and low in refined carbs. Load up your plate with fish, steak, chicken, butter and cream. There is also room for low-starch vegetables, whole grain pastas, nonfat dairy products and fresh fruits.
Somers endorses a diet that is low in carbs and high in proteins. While it may mimic other popular, low-carb plans such as Atkins, she puts her own spin on things. For example, Somers is a huge advocate of food-combining, a process by which different categories of food should not be eaten together. The plan is like a combination of low-carb eating and food combining. Eat liberally but abide by Somers' super seven rules for achieving success.
Somers declares: swear off sugars and foods that break down into sugar. Protein and fats are not to be eaten with carbs. Protein and veggies should be consumed with each other. Consume carbs and vegetables together. Fruit should only be consumed by itself on an empty stomach. Wait three hours before switching combinations. Meals should never be skipped.
Somers' plan is now being offered online by eDiets.com. The diet depot has the Suzanne Somers Weight-Loss Plan. Among the promises are that you will get lean and trim, enjoy delicious meals and snacks, and never feel deprived.
The experts at eDiets explain that with the weight-loss plan, you will figure out how to rev up a stalling metabolism. Perhaps the most appetizing aspect on the web version of Somers' program is the mouthwatering meals.
Here is what a single day on the plan looks like...
Breakfast: Huevos Rancheros
Lunch: Artichoke Pasta With Fresh Tomato Sauce And Balsamic Spinach Salad
Dinner: Steak With Herb Butter, Sauteed Mushrooms And Zucchini And Balsamic Tomato Slices
Dessert: Veggie Sticks With Blue Cheese Vinaigrette