What is the Hallelujah Diet?
The Hallelujah Diet was first created in the 1970’s by Reverend George Malkmus and his wife Rhonda. Inspiration for the diet came from the first book of the Bible, Genesis, in which God created everything the first man and woman ever needed. Chapter 1, verse 29 states: “Then God said, ‘I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.’” The goal of the diet is to return people to “God’s way to optimal health”.
How does the Hallelujah Diet work?
The diet is a low-calorie, vegan diet. Exercise, adequate sleep, engaging in a spiritual practice as well as stress-reducing activities is also recommended.
What foods can be eaten on the Hallelujah Diet?
Approved foods are raw, living foods, juices and vegan components such as beans, grains and nuts. A daily ratio of 85% raw and 15% cooked food is recommended.
- Raw nuts
- Olive oil
- Flaxseed oil
- Almond milk
What foods are restricted on the Hallelujah Diet?
- Animal products
- Refined flour
- Alcohol, caffeine, soda, and sport drinks
- Artificial foods and preservatives
- Canned or sweetened fruit
- Baked goods of any kind
- Packaged or canned soup
- Cold breakfast cereal
- White rice
- Roasted nuts and seeds
Who should try the Hallelujah Diet?
Those who are willing to prepare whole foods in the recommended ratios and dedicate time to finding life balance through a spiritual practice, exercise and stress-reducing activities will have success on this diet.
Who would have a hard time implementing the Hallelujah Diet?
This diet is a vegan diet. Those who are not able or willing to cut out animal products from their diet will have a difficult time sticking with it. In addition, people that rely on packaged and processed food and who do not have time to dedicate to the preparation of natural foods, will most likely find the diet difficult to implement.
For more information on the Hallelujah Diet, visit myhdiet.com.