Dieting That’s a Cinch!

Because every diet deserves to be made a little easier, right?

“Cinch Diet is not just another fad diet. Cinch was designed by nutritionist and health educator Cynthia Sass, M.P.H., R.D., who is the creator and co-author of the New York Times Bestselling Flat Belly Diet.”

This is the introductory comment found on the official website for Sass’s Cinch Diet. And while you may be hoping this is the diet that is going to fulfill all its promises and help you shed the pounds that have been clinging to your hips and elsewhere for years, pay close attention to the wording of the first statement. It doesn’t say that the Cinch Diet isn’t a fad diet. It just says it’s not “just another” fad diet. So what is it?

A Puzzle

To follow the Cinch Diet, you’re going to have to eat four meals a day, consisting of only five different foods. These foods? Whole eggs, yogurt, spinach, raspberries, and almond butter. Sounds like a delicious way to eat for a week, doesn’t it? To top it off, the Cinch helps you figure out how much of each food you should be eating during your diet.

According to Sass, putting these foods together is like working a dietary puzzle, but one that can be put together in a variety of ways. And as the Cinch hits the major food groups (fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and vegetable-based fats), you can’t help but have a slightly well-rounded diet. Drop in a little dark chocolate every day (you read right – this diet includes a little douse of chocolate), you also maintain your mental well-being that makes it possible to get through every day of the diet!

A Promise

Whereas other diets make multiple promises that are very rarely fulfilled, the Cinch Diet has a single promise: do it for five days and lose 8 pounds. It may sound too good to be true, but if you’ve ever started a fad diet in the past, you probably realize that a single change in your eating or exercise habits can have an immediate impact on your weight or other health goals. So it should be no surprise that the Cinch makes the promise of 8 pounds in five days.

This promise’s potential is made clearer when you understand that Sass considers this a cleansing diet. In other words, eat these foods for five days, and you’ll remove all sorts of toxins from your body, many being kicked out via urination or bowel movements.

A Possibility

Difficult as it may be for you to buy into another fad diet (or as easy as it may be for you), the Cinch has some potential that shouldn’t be ignored. No, the Cinch won’t get you back to your teenage body, but it may give you a jumpstart. Additionally, if you pay close attention to what the Cinch is forcing you to eat, you may be reminded of the need for a regular diet that includes all sorts of food to ensure your body has all it needs for maximum efficiency.

Besides, if you can lose 8 pounds in a week and get that much closer to the goals you’ve set for yourself, it may be worth a shot. Just be careful that you don’t go with the Cinch only to return to unhealthy eating habits afterward, as these can quickly reverse any positive strides you may have taken toward improved health.

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