Resolute to Lose Weight and Get Fit? Try the Skin Deep Diet

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Many of us packed on a few pounds during the winter holidays and let our fitness programs slide. Just as many of us have made a New Year’s resolution to lose that extra weight and get fit again. Of course, we are bombarded with television commercials, internet advertisements and radio spots on the latest and greatest diet solutions. Recently we were introduced to a sure thing when it comes to losing weight naturally and effectively. It is called the Skin-Deep Diet.

The principles behind the Skin-Deep Diet are very simple. Most of a plant’s nutrients are found in the skin of fruits and vegetables. Most of the calories from fruits and vegetables are found in the actual plant beneath the skin. So, rather than eat all the calories in the plant and throw away the skin, eat the nutrient-dense skins!

Think about how much weight you could lose by simply eating apple, tomato, potato and carrot skins. We heard of one woman (Gretchen) losing 15-pounds on the Skin-Deep Diet! Check out Gretchen’s 25-second video promoting this diet in the clip below:

Slimming Down on the Skin-Deep Diet

Maybe after watching the video clip you realize that we are joking! Please do not try to follow a fad-diet this year. It is estimated that over 95% of diets fail to keep the weight off permanently. Diets are a short-term solution to a long-term issue. If you want to get yourself close to ideal body weight, you need to change your lifestyle habits. The good news is that these healthy lifestyle habits are all common sense things that you already know. Check out our Top 10 list of healthy lifestyle habits that will get you back on track:

Top 10 Healthy EVERYDAY Lifestyle Habits

  1. Drink plenty of water
  2. Eat fresh fruits
  3. Eat fresh vegetables
  4. Eat at least 1 big dark green leafy salad
  5. Sleep 7+ hours at night
  6. Exercise for 45 minutes
  7. Avoid processed foods of all kinds (anything with an ingredient list)
  8. Only eat enough food till you feel your hunger is satisfied
  9. Thoroughly chew your food till it is liquid before swallowing
  10. Avoid caffeine and alcohol

Isn’t that easier than trying to live on fruit and vegetable skins for the rest of your life?

At Back to Function we have experienced staff that can answer your nutrition & weight loss questions. Make an appointment by calling 310-534-1900 or email us at

Dr. Chad Moreau
About Dr. Chad Moreau

Dr. Chad Moreau is the President of Back to Function, a sports chiropractic office dedicated to providing elite quality care for athletes and athletic-minded clients. He is also the Chiropractic Consultant for the Los Angeles Kings (NHL) and the Team Chiropractor for the Los Angeles Dodgers. He can be contacted at

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