GIFT Diet is a lifestyle and diet, conceived by Dr. Luca Speciani, MD and based on the most recent scientific evidence, which aims at making you healthier, with weight loss as a consequence.
GIFT is an acronym and it means Graduality, Individuality, Flexibility, Tone: gradually and taking in consideration the individuality of everyone and, without being too rigid, naturally improving the metabolism, the strength and the individual’s regeneration skills. Weight loss is just a consequence of the implementation of these principles.
GIFT Diet introduces several important concepts: from the absence of counting calories, by relying on our body’s finest ability to self-regulate itself, to the concept of the biological signals, which helps explain and understand why a behaviour is healthy and why another one is not, to the strong scientific foundation of each of its principles.
These are the general indications of GIFT Diet, which in no way replace or are equivalent to a doctor’s or a health professional’s prescriptions.
GIFT Diet is based on a few simple rules.
Let’s focus in particular on: distribution of meals, what to do during meals, and how to behave between meals.
1. Meal distribution
- Three meals a day by following the single-plate distribution: 1/3 of carbohydrates (with starches), 1/3 of proteins, 1/3 of fruit/vegetables.
- Rich breakfast, sizable lunch yet less abundant than breakfast, light dinner.Dinner is normally an exception to the single-plate distribution (1/2 of proteins, 1/2 of fruit/vegetables).