• Lose weight without counting calories or portion
• Learn how to select foods that help you lose weight;
• Maximize your health;
• Minimize your need for medications;
• Increase your energy level;
• Provide you with a new perspective on health that
will help you stay healthy for a lifetime;
• Provide you with delicious recipes that will make
the meals a pleasure.
This program is not a diet in the conventional sense of
the word. It is, rather, a health program that shows
you how to lose weight by maximizing your health
with- out so-called dieting. Whereas most weight loss
diets rely upon deprivation and rigorous willpower,
the Hawaii-Diet™ Program utilizes your natural
enjoyment of eating. It shows you how to replace
unhealthy, fat- promoting foods with healthy,
delicious foods which satisfy in every way.
Or perhaps you are more concerned about your health
than about your weight. Maybe you are battling a
health problem such as high blood pressure, high
choles- terol, or maybe a touch of diabetes. Or you
may just not feel up to par and you want your health
back. In any case, the HawaiiDiet™ makes it possible
for you to eat all the delicious food you want, of any
ethnic cuisine, while still losing weight and restoring
The HawaiiDiet™ includes the enhancement of the
health of the whole person, including spiritual,
mental, emotional and physical aspects, through the
focus on food and diet. It includes exercise, stress
reduction, and a perspective on life and health based
on an understanding of universal principles as
embodied in traditional Hawaiian concepts and a
faith in God.
There is no calorie counting or portion size restriction
on the HawaiiDiet™. It is an "all you can eat" health
program that emphasizes the type of food eaten
rather than the quantity of food eaten. In fact, in our
studies, people wind up eating MORE food than ever
and still lose weight. For more information about the
science behind this phenomenon, please refer to my
books: Dr. Shintani's Eat More, Weigh Less® Diet and
Dr. Shintani's Eat More, Weigh Less® Cookbook.
The HawaiiDiet™ employs the best of both worlds: it
seeks to integrate ancient wisdom with modern science.
They knew something that we are only beginning to
Therefore, while the HawaiiDiet™ is grounded in good
science, it looks to ancient wisdom found in traditional
Hawaiian principles and employs this wisdom as a
compass for the present HawaiiDiet™ Program, as well as
for future research.
In my research into traditional diets, I began to see
patterns established with regard to the traditional/
ancient diets of the healthiest, longest-living cultures.
With few exceptions, the healthiest traditional
cultures ate a diet similar to that of the ancient
Hawaiians in macronutrient content, and also
practiced lifestyle principles similar to those of
Because the HawaiiDiet™ is based on traditional
diets from many cultures, it recognizes that some
individuals may be adapted to different dietary
patterns than others. For example, a higher fat
Mediterranean- style diet may be acceptable in
individuals who are adapted to such a diet.
Because the HawaiiDiet™ embraces
traditional eating patterns from cultures
around the world, the choices of foods are
The "Mass Index of Food," or "SMI," (which stands for
the Shintani Mass Index of Food) is a new concept in
the evaluation of the weight-loss-inducing effect of
food. It is also known as the "Eat More Index," or
"EMI," described in my other book, the original Dr.
Shintani's Eat More, Weigh Less® Diet.