Posted by: 4pack | January 28, 2009

“Ideal Diet”: Structure House Diet Plan Is Getting More Exposure As A “Lifestyle Diet”

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THE STRUCTURE HOUSE DIET IS THE GRANDADDY OF “LIFESTYLE DIETS” AND IS TOTALLY APPROVED BY FOUR PACKS AS IT ADDRESSES FOOD, FREQUENCY, AND DISCIPLINE FUNDAMENTALS…

“When you hear diet, you think, well, diets come to an end and I can go back to what I was doing before. This really is a lifestyle, it’s a way of life.”

“What they do with us, eat three meals a day, and they’re appropriately sized meals,” said Musante. “They don’t eat between meals, they don’t eat after dinner. No snacks. They find out they can physically do that.”

It is a residential program that emphasizes a structured approach to food, regulating not only how much people eat, but why and how they use food.

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Celebrity dieters have long flocked to Durham, nicknamed the “Diet Capital of the World.” But while other diet programs have gotten national publicity, Structure House has been operating quietly for over 30 years. Until now.

In January, Structure House and its weight loss plan were named the nation’s healthiest diet by Health magazine. Despite the honor, founder Dr. Gerard Musante resists using the dreaded four-letter word.

“When you say diet, you think this is a quick fix,” he said. “When you hear diet, you think, well, diets come to an end and I can go back to what I was doing before. This really is a lifestyle, it’s a way of life.”

Musante developed his program in the mid-1970s, long before low-carb and fat-free were the norm. It is a residential program that emphasizes a structured approach to food, regulating not only how much people eat, but why and how they use food.

“What they do with us, eat three meals a day, and they’re appropriately sized meals,” said Musante. “They don’t eat between meals, they don’t eat after dinner. No snacks. They find out they can physically do that.”

Melissa Rosenberg says a four-week stay at Structure House changed not only her eating habits, but her life. She had struggled with her weight throughout her teens, finally reaching the breaking point in college.

“The more I went to classes, the more I realized I have a disorder, an addiction,” she said. “And they’re absolutely right. I’m not one of those people who can have a little chocolate here, a little ice cream there.”

Through classes and therapy sessions, Rosenberg says she developed tools to help her stick with the plan, losing and keeping off a total of 77 pounds.

Like Rosenberg, most of the patients – more than half – come from out of state. A four-week stay at Structure House is about $10,000. In 2007, The Structure House Weight Loss Plan was released to provide an at-home plan for weight loss. A quick check on Amazon.com shows the book is available for under $10 from some sellers.

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  1. the hardest part in any diet plan is sticking with it.
    thanks for this info


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