The Omni Diet: New Book and Program for Weight Loss, Health and Well-Being

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As you may already know, the hubby and I have been losing weight and getting healthier together. We’ve been on the Nutrisystem program for the past 30 weeks and it’s been great! You can read our weekly weight loss updates for more info on that. Since our time on the plan is coming to an end soon, I’ve been doing loads of research and reading about different types of eating plans and diets, since we won’t be receiving packaged food anymore and want to stay on track with our progress so far. We also want to start learning more about eating the right kinds of foods for overall health. It turned out to be perfect timing when I received a review copy of the new book, The Omni Diet by Tana Amen.

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You may have seen The Omni Diet on The Today Show or other talk show recently…that’s how I first heard about it. The book and program are based on a formula of 70% plants including fruits and veggies, and 30% protein from lean meat sources and nuts. There’s no dairy, sugars, processed foods or grains permitted. The goal of the program is to help you lose weight, reverse disease and fight inflammation.

The author is a registered nurse and designed this plan based on her own health issues and experiences with chronic conditions including thyroid cancer and severe digestive issues. Her diet is based on the concept of eating real foods with lots of flavor and is NOT a deprivation diet. The focus is on eating calorie-burning proteins and illness-fighting plant-based foods rather than on calorie restriction like some diets.

The plan itself is easy to follow, although some of the recipes have a lot of ingredients…that’s just a personal observation from someone who gets easily overwhelmed by too many choices and ingredients, but the concept and overall program makes sense. It’s more of an overall well-being plan than a traditional diet book and some of the goals of the program include:

  • Decrease inflammation
  • Optimize brain function
  • Eat high-quality, nutrient-dense calories
  • Decrease feelings of hunger and deprivation
  • Balance hormones and break food addictions
  • Increase energy and overall well-being

Things I like most about The Omni Diet:

  • Focus on what KIND of calories you eat NOT how many calories you eat
  • Addresses health concerns including autoimmune, heart disease, diabetes + more
  • Encourages more sleep and stress reduction which has been proven to support healthy weight
  • Sensible amount of exercise…too much can lead to inflammation and make you sick

As I mentioned before, there are a lot of recipes included in the book. Very interesting and lots of variety, but I found some to be a little more complicated than I like personally. In all honesty, if something has more than 5 ingredients, I probably won’t make it. I do wish there were more vegetarian options, but the plan is designed not to be too extreme and to offer a wide-range of healthy and whole foods so if you are looking for a strict Paleo OR strict Vegan diet book, this isn’t it! But if you’re looking for something in the middle, and want to learn more about eating the right kinds of calories and avoiding foods that cause illness, inflammation and chronic disease, then the book will be one you’ll want to read!

The Omni Diet is available at Amazon for $18.58 ($27.99 list) and is eligible for free Amazon Super Saver and Prime Shipping options.

Note: I received a complimentary review copy of the book so that I could read it and give you my honest opinions. I was not compensated for this review, nor was I told what to say.  These are my opinions and should not be considered medical or health advice. Talk to your doctor or other health professional before beginning a new diet, exercise or weight loss program.


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