TLC Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on April 25, 2012

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The TLC Diet, also known as the Therapeutic Lifestyle Changes Diet, is an eating program that was created specifically for individuals who already have heart disease, who have an increased risk of heart attack, or whose cholesterol levels are already raised. The plan itself is essentially a low-fat diet that limits the saturated fats that are permitted every day, as well as the number of allowed fats overall.

The TLC Diet also provides a service which is called the virtual grocery store, which provides the user with information regarding the proper way to understand the ingredients and nutritional labels on a product, and how to understand the quantity of fat contained within any given food. Moreover, the virtual kitchen in this diet provides dieters with a number of different recipes that are in line with the program’s rules.

The developers of the TLC Diet claim that it helps individuals to modify the foods that they consume so that they are eating fewer saturated fats and are eating only foods that are lower in cholesterol. It is meant for individuals who already have health concerns that are affected by saturated fats and cholesterol, and who must change the foods that they consume for medical reasons.

The diet is especially targets people who have very high cholesterol or who have already suffered a heart attack or other coronary event. The diet states that fewer than 7 percent of the individual’s daily calories should come from any form of saturated fats. This is because saturated fats are known to increase the body’s cholesterol levels. At the same time, 25 to 35 percent of total calories will come from fats in general, and there will be less than 200mg of cholesterol consumed in the allowed foods.

The TLC Diet also insists on the increased consumption of vegetables, fruits, and non-dairy fats in order to keep cholesterol levels to a minimum. Furthermore, the daily allowed sodium limit is 2400 mg.

  • The TLC Diet provides its users with a good education about how to understand the labels on the food products that they purchase so that they can calculate any specific food’s fat content.
  • The “virtual kitchen” that comes with the diet gives dieters a practical way to apply the rules of the diet in their own lives.
  • This program can help to boost an individual’s health by lowering their cholesterol levels through reduced cholesterol consumption.
  • The TLC Diet is designed for individuals who already have certain specific health issues, but isn’t necessarily a program for people who want to lose weight or live an overall healthy lifestyle.
  • Some people who have tried the diet have left reviews that say that they find it hard to adhere to because of hunger pangs.
  • The diet isn’t based on scientific research as much as it simply provides common sense eating solutions.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Sarah May 19, 2012 at 8:31 am

I was really impressed with the TLC Diet. Especially with the number of digital aspects they’ve added to what’s available. I have their latest shopping list version and it’s great!


McCready May 23, 2012 at 7:42 pm

This diet is a very healthy, good way to eat, it cuts cholesterol and is very nutritious but it takes some learning and commitment. After the initial education it should be relatively easy to follow. The idea with this diet is that it’s not really a weight loss diet per say, but it was developed mainly to improve cardiovascular health. While it does teach good eating habits, a lot of people find it hard to stick with for more then a year or two. In addition, experts do believe that this diet could prevent/manage diabetes. It promotes the right foods and discourages the ones we need to avoid. Really, anyone would benefit from this type of diet whether you have health issues or not.


Robin July 29, 2012 at 8:20 am

I don’t have heart disease, but my whole family does, so this is a great and smart way to help me prevent it.


Dorothy March 2, 2013 at 5:57 pm

It’s funny, I was just about to write that same thing when I realized that you’d already posted it! I don’t have heart disease, but it’s rampant in my gene pool, so I intend to do everything I can to keep it away. That includes light efforts like this diet!


Marie September 18, 2012 at 5:30 pm

This is a great way to start to make your life a lot healthier with some very achievable, realistic changes. I think this diet makes a lot of common sense. There have been quite a few aha! moments for me throughout the process, as well. The thing that I found the most notable about the results I’ve experienced from this diet is that I have been sleeping a lot better since I started on it. That’s certainly worth it to me!


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