Maker's Diet

The Maker’s Diet is a diet that is based on eating natural foods. By eating natural foods, it is claimed that the diet will strengthen the body and can help you lose weight. The Maker’s Diet is fast becoming one of the most popular diets in America.

Principle of the Maker's diet

The Maker’s Diet was developed by Jordan Rubin, who claimed to have been cured of Crohn’s Disease (a debilitating stomach illness) using this diet.

The Maker’s Diet promotes eating natural foods, including wild grain and seeds, meat from wild animals and unpasteurized dairy products.

The Maker’s Diet is based on dietary information given by the Bible. According to the Maker’s Diet, the diet found within the Bible – which advocates eating unprocessed food – is the diet that God had intended for humans.

The Maker’s Diet claims to boost the immune system, improve physical appearance, reduce stress and assists in digestion.

The Maker’s Diet claims to have visible effects in 40 days.

What are you allowed to eat?

  • Raw fruit and vegetables – ideally fresh from the ground;
  • Unpasteurized dairy products;
  • Fresh meat – such as wild game;
  • Dirt – as the micro-organisms in the soil is said to be beneficial.

What is forbidden?

  • Processed foods;
  • Refined sugar;
  • Certain meat – such as shrimp, pork, and most seafood – described as “unclean�? in the Bible.

Maker's Diet Pros and Cons

The Maker’s Diet promotes eating healthy foods. It promotes the eating of raw vegetables and fruit, which can be beneficial because these foods contain most of their nutrients in raw form.

The Maker’s Diet is holistic in that it also recommends healthy lifestyle changes. For example, it recommends that people should also exercise regularly.

However, there are some issues with the Maker’s Diet.

The Maker’s Diet can be expensive to join. You are required to purchase a book which outlines the Maker’s Diet, and you are also recommended to join the online group.

The Maker’s Diet can be difficult to maintain, because it uses expensive ingredients not readily found in usual stores. The Maker’s Diet advocates eating organic, natural and free-range foods, and only certain foods. Finding certain foods featured on the Maker’s Diet, such as unpasteurized milk, can cause problems.

There are some contradictions in the Maker’s Diet. One contradiction is the Maker’s Diet promotes “natural�? exercise that does not stress the body or are generally risky. Aerobics is discouraged, while gardening is encouraged. Yet the Maker’s Diet also encourages trampoline exercises, which is not a “natural�? exercise.

The Maker’s Diet ignores that eating seafood has been proven beneficial for people. By limiting seafood, you may miss out on important nutrients such as Omega-3 oils.

The Maker’s Diet assertion that micro-organisms in dirt can be good for your body has not been scientifically proven.

Daily and Weekly Plans for the Maker's Diet

There are no daily or weekly plans for the Maker’s Diet. The Maker’s Diet is intended as a lifestyle choice.

Expected Weight Loss on the Maker's Diet

There are no reports on expected weight loss for the Maker’s Diet.

Maker's Diet Rating

Ease: 3/5 – Some foods may be difficult to source, while others can be expensive.

Balance: 4/5 – Generally balanced, although it restrictions seafood.

Maintenance: 3/5 – Moderately easy to maintain, but it depends on your budget.

Overall: 4/5 – A good diet, albeit informed by some faulty logic.