Genesis diet

Goal: to eat and drink as God intended

Be aware: this is only the goal of this diet, not necessarily its outcome. Results vary from person to person. Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any other) diet.

The Genesis diet

The Genesis diet (or the Hallelujah diet) is a Christian diet. The diet is mainly based on parts from the Old Testament (Genesis, Deuteronomy and Leviticus).

On the homepage you can compare this diet with other diets.

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As God intended it

The goal of the Genesis diet is to eat as God intended. Here, what you can and cannot eat and drink is derived in the Bible.


The name of the diet refers to the creation (Genesis). In Genesis 1: 29 it states that God says: "I hereby give you all seed-bearing plants and all fruit trees on the earth; this shall be your food."

Hence, the diet is paradise was a vegan diet. Later, God gave permission to eat other things as well, according to the authors.

Meat and fish

Eating meat or fish is not necessary, according to this diet. If you want to eat it anyway you have to eat it in moderation and you are only allowed to eat animals which are 'pure'. These animals include only those which eat plants.

Pork is not allowed. Beef, sheep, chicken and duck are allowed. However, the blood and white fat of the animals cannot be eaten.

Fish with fins and scales may be eaten, but shellfish are not allowed.


According to the Genesis diet, milk is not necessary when you are not a baby/small child anymore. Cow's milk should not be consumed at all, but milk from goats and sheep is allowed. Butter from cow's milk is allowed.

Natural products

The Genesis diet consists mainly of natural products. You are allowed to eat vegetables, (leguminous) fruits, grains, beans, seeds, nuts, herbs and spices.

What to avoid

Besides (cow) milk, ‘unclean’ meat and fish, blood and white fat, white salt (processed table salt), white sugar and white flour should be avoided. Artificially processed products are also not part of the diet.

Be aware

Consult your doctor or dietician before starting this (or any) diet.

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Books on this diet

Several books have been published on the Genesis diet. You can find them listed as ad links from Amazon and Ebooks below:

Similar diets

Examples of other Christian diets are the Shepherd's diet and the Maker's diet.

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  • Cereals
  • Pure meat
  • Spices
  • Spices
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Legumes
  • Beans
  • Pure fish

Not allowed

  • White salt (processed table salt)
  • White sugar
  • White flour
  • White fat
  • Blood
  • Cow's milk
  • Unclean meat
  • Unclean fish
  • Processed products


  • Less sugar
  • Less fat
  • Less salt
  • Sustainable diet


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With the professional help of a dietitian it should be easier to reach your goals. Please contact a dietician in your area or talk to a doctor before starting any diet.

General warnings

Please take note that most diets do not have a scientific basis.

Consult your doctor or dietician before starting a diet, especially if you have a chronic condition like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, lung disease or kidney disease.

Eating disorders

If you think you might have an eating disorder (like anorexia or bulimia), it is important to look for professional help. Contact your (house) doctor or find help elsewhere. Here you can find a list of several websites that can provide (online) help. These sites also provide information for people that know someone with an eating disorder.