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What is the Scandi Sense Diet?


What is a good weight loss diet

First of all, I don't like the idea of "going on a diet" because (lots of) studies show that people who "go on a diet" eventually "go off a diet" and end up weighing more. If you want to lose weight for the long term you need to make lifestyle changes. You guessed it - you have to change your eating habits. There are many, many, weight loss diets out there but the good ones, the ones recommended by medical professionals help you eat healthy food in reasonable amounts.

There are many ways to make sure you eat healthy food in reasonable amounts. Weight Watchers uses a point system and Noom uses food colors and densities. The Scandi Sense Diet uses your hands. Incidentally, the best diet is the one you can stick to. 

Scandi Sense Diet

The Scandi Sense Diet is the simplest approach I have heard of. The one line summary is you eat three meals a day, each consisting of two handfuls of veggies, one handful of protein and one handful of fruit or starch. You literally use the size of your hand to measure how much food to put on your plate. The beauty of this is bigger people tend to have bigger hands and subsequently eat more and small people have smaller hands and subsequently eat less. No calorie counting required! How simple is that?

There are a couple of other guidelines. First, you only eat three meals a day - no snacking. There is no proof that six small meals are better than three big meals. Second, at least two of the meals must contain all the handfuls. Thirdly, if you over eat at one meal, simply start again at the next meal - no skipping meals, just restart. I love this, its so realistic.

Of course there is a little more to it. The Scandi Sense website has more information. There is also a longer book that I highly recommend. Lastly you can learn about Scandi Sense in 5 minutes from this video on Youtube:

The Scandi Sense Diet is very popular in Scandinavia but even though its been around for several years isnt very well known in the US. If you are looking for a simple way to eat healthier and lose weight, I highly recommend giving Scandi Sense a go to see if its the right approach for you.