On this page, I will go a bit more in depth into Kirstie Alley’s Diet, and what her Organic Liaison company is promoting. But before we jump into that let me say that Kirstie, like most of us, hates even the idea of being on a diet as it can really restrict your everyday interactions with your friends, your work, and your lifestyle. Having to weigh and measure and count and write down everything that passes your lips can become exhausting and who has time for it?? Simply preparing your lunch can take 15 minutes, and that’s before you even start eating it! So instead of focusing on the ‘a calorie is a calorie’ method, Kirstie Alley’s Diet focuses on a method of eating the cleanest, purest foods available!
Ultimately, Kirstie Alley’s Diet is a high fiber, low fat, and low calorie diet that is centered on organic foods and eliminates all processed foods (which also makes it a low sodium diet). She eats 5-6 times per day to keep her energy levels up and her cravings at bay and pretty much enjoys the freedom to eat as much as she desires as a plant-based diet affords you large volumes with low calories. She does limit meals calorically (around 300 calories per meal) and limits snacks to about 150 calories mid-morning, in the afternoon, and before bedtime. Of course, no one is going to be perfect, but if she has breakfast, lunch, and dinner at 300 calories each, that’s 900 calories for her main meals. She then has three snacks of 150 calories which is 450 calories in snacks. Her daily caloric intake would then hover around 1,350 calories. This caloric intake is appropriate when she is in weight loss mode. It will be higher when she desires to simply maintain her weight loss (usually hovering around 2,000 per day for a woman of her age and activity level).
Keep in mind, she is also exercising for an hour each day which means she simply needs more calories than the non-exerciser to fuel her workouts and help her body repair.
What do her meals consist of? Well, we already know she eats mainly organic foods. Let me stop here and note what organic is and is not. Natural is not organic – for a product to be labeled “Natural” on the market today, it needs to be considered “minimally processed.” The problem is that the USDA has no criteria for what ‘minimally processed’ means. So ultimately, anyone can say their product is natural, put a higher price tag on it, and make you believe it’s better for you, when it is really the exact same thing as it’s conventional counterpart, price tag aside. So, keep in mind – NATURAL MEANS NOTHING!
Organic, on the other hand, is strictly regulated and has to meet certain criteria laid out by the USDA. According to the Organic Liaison website, “Organic foods are food items that are produced, manufactured, and handled using organic means, as defined by the USDA under the Organic Food Products Act. In short, “organic” refers to a system of agricultural practices and certification to production and handling standards.”
So….IF and only IF a product has this stamp donned on its’ label:
It means that in no point during its’ production, was it ever touched by pesticides, chemicals, or preservatives, and is in its’ truest form (not molecularly changed to be something else).
Knowing her food choices, each meal of Kirstie Alley’s Diet is comprised of abundant fresh and seasonal vegetables and fruits, lean proteins, whole grains, and a small amount (if any) of pure fats like olive oil, coconut oil, nuts/seeds, avocadoes, etc. Having a plate like this will ensure a large meal with a very low calorie count. And eating from fresh, organic sources, ensures no chemicals disrupt the digestion process or trigger overeating/cravings that ultimately sabotage your dieting efforts.