Body Ecology Diet Review

The Body Ecology Diet is not actually presented as a diet, but more of a way in which dieters can learn to maintain a healthy lifestyle and healthy weight as a result. However, the creator of the Body Ecology Diet – nutritionist Donna Gates – does contend that by implementing the tips in the book, weight loss will naturally come.*

The Body Ecology Diet revolves around three basic principles: first, dieters are told to add fermented foods to their diet, such as yogurt; then, dieters are encouraged to add more good fats, such as olive oil to their diet; finally, dieters are told to all but eliminate sugars and carbohydrates, especially in the beginning stages of the Body Ecology Diet.

Do Dieters Lose Weight On The Body Ecology Diet?

Dieters who undertake the Body Ecology Diet will likely lose some weight. However, it may be slow going, and there is no plan with the Body Ecology Diet that would call for dramatic weight loss to occur, but again the book is not billed as a weight loss book.* Long-term and lasting weight loss would depend on how strict a dieter could remain with their diet. It would also depend on the amount of exercise they add to their daily routine, a point that Gates briefly touches on in the book.

Is The Body Ecology Diet Easy To Follow?

The Body Ecology Diet is not hard to understand, as the lessons are basic and sound, but the diet itself will not be easy to follow. In the first stages of the diet alone, dieters are allowed almost no sugars and carbohydrates, which means cravings will become a regular happening.* Additionally, the Body Ecology Diet is more of a lifestyle change than it is a diet book, which means weight loss that may occur might be slow. This can leave many frustrated and not willing to wait, which usually results in a total abandonment of the diet itself.


The Body Ecology Diet book is filled with useful advice and is only around $12 online. However, by its own admission, the Body Ecology Diet is not really a diet, so if you are looking for an actual diet plan, this is not going to be a viable solution. If you are looking for weight loss solutions that are more immediate, then you are better off finding a program that covers both nutrition and fitness so you can get your healthily lifestyle in place. Once you have done that, you can always pick up a copy of the Body Ecology Diet book if you feel you need more guidance on how to maintain your weight loss success.

*Please keep in mind that with any diet or weight loss program, individual results will vary.

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*Individual results will vary.