A new diet fad is making the rounds. The M Plan promises to make you skinny in 14 days, taking away fat only around your waist and hips, leaving your bust alone. Just eat mushrooms every day and see a slimmer you in two weeks.
Katy Perry and Kelly Osbourne both swear by the M Plan. They credit mushroom meals for their slender figures. Could this be true? And how can mushrooms selectively burn fat strictly from the rib-cage down?
The M Plan is easy to understand. You merely replace one meal a day with exclusively mushrooms. Yes, that’s it. Mushrooms instead of lunch, for example. For best results, choose organic mushrooms and eat them raw. Kelly Osbourne said that she dropped two dress sizes in two weeks on the M Plan. Sounds pretty good, right?
Clearly, swapping out that double cheeseburger and fries for a plate of raw mushrooms will probably help you to lose weight. Mushrooms are low in calories, high in fiber, iron and protein, and they are still a primary export of Delaware (right behind explosives, if memory serves). There are many different varieties of mushrooms, too, which helps avoid the monotony that plagues many single-ingredient diets.
But how can the M Plan direct the weight loss to your waist and hips? It would seem that fat cells are fat cells are fat cells. Well, it turns out that there is no scientific basis for this claim whatsoever. Nutritionists are quick to point out that there is no way that mushrooms could cause site-specific reductions in weight or inches. So sad!
Could the M Plan be the answer to a pear-shaped figure? Probably not so much. Mushrooms are wonderful, though, and eating them in place of high-fat foods is a great start toward a healthier diet!