When signing up for the Galveston Diet via its website, there are three plans to choose from, each at a different price point. The one-time payment plans include the Galveston Diet curriculum, educational materials for finding hormone balance, fighting inflammation and weight gain, 13 weeks of meal plans and other digital tools. The monthly payment plan is ongoing and includes the same offerings as the other plans, plus coaching services.
The Galveston Diet focuses on the following three components.
Dr. Haver recommends a daily 16:8 intermittent fasting schedule, which means that a person fasts for 16 hours every day, and only eats during the eight-hour eating window. According to Dr. Harver, there are many benefits of fasting, especially when used long term, including significant weight loss, a boost to metabolism, enhanced mental clarity, increased energy, reduced insulin resistance (which in turn decreases the risk of developing type 2 diabetes) and decreased inflammation in the body.
While the Galveston Diet has not been studied specifically, Dr. Haver’s intermittent fasting recommendation for weight loss may have some scientific merit—emerging evidence shows the benefits of intermittent fasting for weight loss, cardiovascular health and improving physiological biomarkers of metabolic health.
An Anti-Inflammatory Approach to Nutrition
The program discourages processed, inflammatory foods and encourages those naturally packed with antioxidants. Chronic systemic inflammation is a key player in both midlife weight gain and many chronic diseases—according to Dr. Haver—who claims you can control, and even reverse, inflammation by utilizing these five tips:
Load up on anti-inflammatory foods including blueberries, apples, leafy greens, cold-water fish such as salmon and tuna, tofu, walnuts, flax seeds and chia seeds.
Reduce or eliminate inflammatory foods, including processed meats and trans fats, such as margarine, corn oil, high fructose corn syrup, deep-fried foods, artificial colors, artificial flavors and most processed foods. Limit or avoid simple carbohydrates, such as white flour, white rice, refined sugar and high…