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The Banana Diet

The Banana Diet

On the banana diet you eat fruits, especially bananas. There are very few restricted foods on this diet however. One rule of this diet is that you must eat dinner before 8 pm.
There are no strict meal plans or counting calories on the banana diet .

the-banana-dietTwo of the recommendations while eating this diet is that you get to bed before midnight and keep a food diary of what you eat each day.

Weight loss happens mainly because you will be eating less calories simply by following the diet.

Pros of the banana diet

1. Reduces late night snacking.
2. Helps to lessen food cravings.
3. Bananas are good for your health.
4. The banana diet recommends eating bananas every day, and bananas have vital vitamins and minerals, such as fiber, potassium, vitamin C and vitamin B6.
5. Lessens fat and refined sugar intake.

 

Cons of the banana diet

1. May not be right for everyone.
2. Makes overeating easy.
3. Doesn’t set up healthy exercise outlines.
4. Doesn’t deal with the psycho-social features of weight loss.

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The characteristics of a banana diet

The bananas must be raw or frozen , never cooked. You may replace with other fruit, but just one type per meal.
If you are hungry, you need to wait 15 to 30 minutes and you can eat something else.
You are allowed just one snack every day in the afternoon, which is also the only time sweets are permitted.
The diet recommends avoiding dairy and ice cream most of the time.
The diet is flexible enough for vegetarians and people with nutritional restrictions.
The water must be at room temperature.

7 Day the banana diet plan

Banana diet: Day 1

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
3 bananas
A cup of green tea

Lunch
2 boiled eggs
Fresh salad

Snack
Mix of fruits

Dinner
Large vegetable salad
Boiled chicken breast
Total calories count – 910 cals

Banana diet: Day 2

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
2 bananas
Low-fat yogurt

Lunch
Brown rice with grilled salmon
1 banana

Snack
2 apples

Dinner
Fruit salad
Oatmeal with milk
Total calories count – 1050 cals

Banana diet: Day 3

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1 cup of tea
3 bananas

Lunch
Potato-tomato soup
3 carrots

Snack
1 banana

Dinner
Baked fish fillet
2 cucumbers
Total calories count – 1100 cals

Banana diet: Day 4

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Cottage cheese
2 bananas
Cup of coffee

Lunch
Chicken soup
Fresh salad

Snack
Grapefruit

Dinner
White rice
1 grilled zucchini and 1 grilled tomato
Total calories count – 900 cals

Banana diet: Day 5

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
2 Bananas
3/4 cup bran flakes

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Vegetable soup
1 baked potato with salsa and fat-free sour cream

Snack
15 grapes

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Poached salmon
Brown rice
Total calories count – 1210 cals

Banana diet: Day 6

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Oatmeal with low-fat yogurt and sliced banana

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Black bean salad
Grilled flank steak

Snack
2 bananas

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Spinach Salad
Chicken with Cherry Tomatoes
Total calories count – 1300 cals

Banana diet: Day 7

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
2 bananas
A cup of coffee

Lunch
Tomato Cream Soup
Carrot and Pineapple Salad

Snack
2 orange

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Oatmeal with sliced bananas
Total calories count – 1350 cals

The Banana diet: Shopping list

20 bananas
6 eggs
Chicken breast 500g
Low-fat yogurt 1 bottle
Brown rice 1 pack
Salmon 500g
5 apples
Oatmeal 1 pack
Potato 1kg
Tomato 500g
5 carrots
Fish fillet 500g
5 cucumbers
Cottage cheese 350g
3 Grapefruits
White rice 1 pack
3 zucchini
Bran flakes 1 pack
Fat-free sour cream 1 bottle
Grapes 300g
Black bean 1 can
Spinach
Cherry Tomatoes 200g
1 Pineapple
5 orange
Green pesto
Black pepper 100g
Mushrooms 250 g
2 apricot
5 asparagus
Lettuce 50g
Cherries 200g
Blueberries 200g
Olive or linen oil 1 bottle
Low-cal dressing 1 bottle
Olives 1 can
Cabbage 500 g
Onion 1 kg
Radishes 500 g
Brussels sprouts 200 g
Mixed veggie salad 1 pack
Tossed mixed greens 1 pack

Enjoy a banana diet!!
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Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

An apple cider vinegar diet is a great diet if you want to detox and not commit to a long term diet.

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Read some of the pros and cons of this diet below to find out if it is the diet for you.

You can also read about the health benefits of apple cider vinegar here.

The pros of apple cider vinegar diet

  • apple cider vinegar can help the body keep an alkaline pH, which is commonly regarded as anti-cancer and supports general energy and well being.
  • Apple cider vinegar is helpful for controlling post-meal blood sugar levels. This can be very useful for people with diabetes.
  • Apple cider vinegar has also been touted as being great for your skins appearance.

The cons of apple cider vinegar diet

    • apple cider vinegar can wear down your tooth enamel or even burn your mouth and throat.
    • it may make your bones turn week if taking for long periods of time, so if you have osteoporosis this may not be the diet for you.

Here are a few precautions about apple cider vinegar before you start the diet.

The characteristics of apple cider vinegar diet

  • Take 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar before meals.
  • Mix with your drink of choice. Take into account that some people have a preference to add the vinegar to tea, coffee or even soft drinks.
  • Take it with you. Some people choose to fill a large water bottle with a few teaspoons of vinegar and take that bottle with them.
  • Consult your doctor before starting this diet

Below is a 7 day meal plan. If you are using this diet for weight loss make sure you eat small portions. If you are not trying to lose weight, eat until you are comfortably full.

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7 Days apple cider vinegar diet plan:

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 1

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Oatmeal with sliced fruits
A cup of tea
Lunch
Vegetable salad with 1 apple cider vinegar
Baked chicken
Snack
5 apricots
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Steamed potatoes
Boiled chicken breast
Total calories number – 750 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 2

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
2 hard boiled eggs
A cup of tea
Lunch
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Grilled mushrooms and zucchini
Roast beef
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Cheesecake
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Whole-grain pasta with baked turkey
Total calories number – 1000 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 3

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
2 bananas
A cup of tea
Lunch
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Chicken soup
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Fruit salad
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Cucumbers and tomatoes with apple cider vinegar
Total calories number – 990 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 4

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Scrambled eggs with bacon
A cup of tea
Lunch
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Steamed fish fillet with baked potatoes
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Low-fat yogurt
2 pancakes with berries
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Roasted chicken with salsa sauce
Brown rice
Total calories number – 890 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 5

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
2 whole-grain toast with low-fat cheese
A cup of tea
Lunch
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Chicken soup with brown rice and vegetables
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Watermelon
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Roasted potatoes, carrots and beans
Steamed salmon
Total calories number – 1010 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 6

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Omelet with cheese
A cup of tea
Lunch
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Noodle soup
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Lime pie
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Vegetable soup with chicken breast
Total calories number – 950 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet: Day 7

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
2 hard boiled eggs
Low-fat cheese
A cup of tea
Lunch
Cheese Ravioli
Fresh salad and broccoli with apple cider vinegar
Snack
Water with 1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Mix of fruits
Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
1-3 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Brown rice
Grilled chicken
Total calories number – 1250 cals

Apple cider vinegar diet shopping list:

Apple cider vinegar 2 bottles
Oatmeal 1 pack
Chicken 1 kg
10 apricots
Potatoes 1 kg
10 eggs
Mushrooms 300g
5 zucchinis
Beef 500g
Cheesecake
Whole-grain pasta 1 pack
Turkey 500g
5 bananas
Cucumbers 1 kg
Tomatoes 1 kg
bacon300g
Fish fillet 400g
Low-fat yogurt 1 bottle
2 pancakes with berries
Brown rice 1 pack
Whole-grain bread
Low-fat cheese 300g
Watermelon
carrots 500g
beans300g
Salmon 500g
Noodles 1 pack
Lime pie
Salad 1 pack
Broccoli 300g
Mix of fruits 2 packs
Peas
Olives 1 can
Cabbage 500 g
Radishes 500 g
Brussels sprouts 200 g
Olive or linen oil 1 bottle
Low-cal dressing 1 bottle

Enjoy apple cider vinegar diet!!

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The Food Lovers Diet

The Food Lovers Diet

The Food Lovers Diet was invented by an actor named Robert Ferguson.
the-food-lovers-dietWhen Ferguson realized he had a weight problem, he decided to make his own tasty and efficient diet plan. His new food lovers diet was created as being a lifestyle diet. Meaning, it could be followed continuously, not just as some sort of fad diet.

One big advantage of the Food Lovers Diet is that you can enjoy your favorite food and cook very tasty dishes.

Also, Ferguson has a website, where dieters may order a special kit. Or you can check the food lovers fat loss system on amazon. You will receive the necessary products you need to prepare delicious meals and menus. The Food Lovers Diet team has made a rich menu, so you won’t ever find yourself asking “what should I cook today?”

Pros of the Food Lovers Diet

  • the diet is easy to follow
  • very tasty dishes and snacks
  • you can become slim without always eating low-cal meals
  • results last for months
  • you can follow the Food Lovers Diet as long as you want without negative effects

Cons of the Food Lovers Diet

  • not all dieters get the results they want
  • if you sign up for the Food Lovers Diet to try the free service for  3 weeks but forget to cancel it, you will be in the database as a member and will have to  pay 65 $ every 3 months
  • you have to buy the Food Lovers Diet on the official web-site
  • there are some negative reviews on the internet about the Food Lovers Diet kit and service
  • this diet is not cheap
  • you need free time to cook all the Food Lovers Diet recipes

Top characteristic of the Food Lovers Diet

  • eat every 3-4 hours
  • avoid alcohol (you may drink only 250 ml of dry white wine per day)
  • choose products with the glycemic index lower than 60
  • it’s recommended to have the preparatory phase for the Food Lovers Diet (2-4 weeks)
  • you should exclude from the regular meal plan bakery, sweets, sugar, soda, fast-food, snacks, etc
  • on the preparatory phase eat any meat boiled or steamed
  • you may eat fruits only in the morning
  • the main phase of the Food Lovers Diet  can last up to a year

If you want to follow the Food Lovers Diet, you can buy it on the official web-site.If you just want to try it first without buying their FLD klt, you can try the free 7 day meal plan below first.

Here you can check out the Food Lovers Diet sample meal plan for 7 days.

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Food Lovers Diet

Day 1

Breakfast
1 fresh juice of 1 big carrot and 2 green apples
1 portion of Banana-Mama: take 2 sliced green bananas, 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tsp minced coconut and fried it all
1 cup of green tea without sugar

Snack
1 large apple

Lunch
2 boiled crayfish
1 cup of chopped white and red cabbage with 1 tablespoon of lemon juice or low-cal dressing
2 toasts with 1 tsp jam
1 glass of mineral water

Snack
1 Fudgsicle

Dinner
1 small grilled beefsteak with sweet and sour sauce, rosemary and seeds of your choice
1 big tomato with 1 tsp minced Parmesan
1 cup of Jerusalem artichoke puree: boil 200 g of peeled Jerusalem artichoke, puree it, add some salt and 1 tsp cream
1 cup of coffee without sugar

Total calories: 1864

Food Lovers Diet: Day 2

Breakfast
1 oz of green grape
½ avocado
2 oz minced carrot with garlic and 1 tsp cream
2 thin slices of blue cheese

Snack
1 cup air-popped popcorn

Lunch
1 ½ cup boiled sturgeon
2 toasts
1 cup of mushroom broth
1 glass of mineral water

Snack
3 oz low-fat cheese

Dinner
½ cup grilled trout with ¼ tsp of sugar, ¼ tsp of salt, ¼ tsp corn oil, and ¼ tsp wine vinegar
1 cup cooked rice
1 cup of herbal tea without sugar

Total calories: 1746

Food Lovers Diet: Day 3

Breakfast
½ cup of plain yogurt
1 big baked eggplant with ½ cup mushrooms, chopped carrot, 1 tsp olive oil and 1 tablespoon of minced Parmesan
1 cup of green tea without sugar

Snack
1/2 cup low-cal sorbet

Lunch
1 cup of potato puree with 1 tablespoon cream, chopped dill, 1 oz butter
1 toast with 1 tablespoon caviar of your choice
1/2 cup of chopped carrot with low-cal dressing
1 glass of mineral water

Snack
1 oz of raisins
1 thin pancake with 1 tablespoon of jam

Dinner
¼ cup of whole wheat pasta with home-made sauce (puree 1 big peeled tomato with 1 tsp wine vinegar, 1 tsp olive oil, some garlic, and salt)
2 steamed beef patties
1 cup of herbal tea without sugar

Total calories: 1960

Food Lovers Diet: Day 4

Breakfast
1 fresh juice of 1 orange and 1 medium grapefruit
½ cup chopped carrots with ½ cup mango topped 1 tablespoon of minced walnuts
1 cup of coffee without sugar

Snack
2 oz of almonds

Lunch
1 cup of mushroom broth
1 ½ cup boiled beef tongue with 1 tablespoon of sour cream and garlic
1 cup of stewed cabbage with dill, cumin
1 glass of mineral water

Snack
¾ cup plain yogurt

Dinner
½ cup of blueberries
1 cup boiled squid with 1 tablespoon of sour cream and herbs of your choice
2 toasts
1 cup of green tea without sugar

Total calories: 1896

Food Lovers Diet: Day 5

Breakfast
2 big tangerines
2 toasts with 3,5 tablespoons of soft cheese with chopped dill, parsley
1 cup of green tea without sugar

Snack
1 pear

Lunch
1 1/2 cup of Julienne with chicken and mushrooms
2 toasts
1 glass of mineral water

Snack
¾ cup non-fat cottage cheese

Dinner
1 ½ cups of steamed flounder
¾ cup of salad with chopped cabbage, 2 oz carrot, ½ papaya, ½ tomato
1 cup of coffee without sugar

Total calories: 1792

Food Lovers Diet: Day 6

Breakfast
½ cup of puree pineapple
1 cup cooked rice with 1 cup stewed zucchini, celery, salt, and parsley
1 cup of coffee without sugar

Snack
½ cup chopped banana with 1 tsp minced walnuts and some mint
1 glass of mineral water

Lunch
2 liver pancakes with 1 cup boiled potato and ½ cup of kimchi
1 baked apples with 1 tsp honey, some cinnamon, and ½ tsp chopped almonds

Snack
2 small sliced tomatoes with 1 oz Mozzarella topped 1 tablespoon low-cal dressing

Dinner
1 cup of grilled salmon with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, cumin, and herbs of your choice
1 cup of mixed veggie salad
1 cup grilled asparagus

Total calories: 1874

Food Lovers Diet: Day 7

Breakfast
¾ cup plain yogurt
½ cup green grape
2 thin toasts with 1 tsp of jam

Snack
1 small orange and 1 kiwi

Lunch
1 cup of cooked rice
1 steamed beef patties
1 cucumber with parsley, salt, garlic and 1 tsp olive oil
1 cup of herbal tea without sugar

Snack
1 cup low-fat milk with 2 small vanilla waffles

Dinner
2 grilled toasts
4 oz of Mozzarella, 1 roasted tomato and 1 cut in half red pepper without seeds + 1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 glass of mineral water

Total calories: 1747

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Food Lovers Diet: Shopping list

Apples 600 g
Carrots 700 g
Pineapple 150 g
Tangerines 300-400 g
Green apples 600 g
Green grape 200 g
Cucumbers 200 g
Blueberries 100 g
Red pepper 250 g
Papaya 200 g
Pears 250 g
Bananas 300 g
Potatoes 600 g
Green bananas 300 g
Celery 200 g
Oranges 500 g
Mango 100 g
Grapefruits 300 g
Kiwis 100 g
Tomatoes 1,5 kg
Rosemary 1 pack
Zucchini 200 g
Onion 100 g
Garlic 1 pack
Parsley 1 pack
Dill 1 pack
Mint 1 pack
Mushrooms 700 g
Eggplant 400 g
White cabbage 400 g
Red cabbage 100 g
Jerusalem artichoke 300 g
Avocado 125 g
Seeds of your choice 1 pack
Cumin 1 pack
Flour 1 pack
Paprika 1 pack
Asparagus 200 g
Mixed veggie salad 1 pack
Kimchi 100 g
Air-popped popcorn 1 pack
Fudgsicle 1 pack
Vanilla waffles 1 pack
Bread 1 big loaf
Pancakes 1 small pack
Whole wheat pasta 1 small pack
Rice 1 pack
Brown rice 1 pack
Mozzarella 1 small pack
Sour cream 1 small pack
Butter 1 small pack
Parmesan 1 small pack
Blue cheese 1 small pack
Soft cheese 1 small pack
Low-fat cheese 1 pack
Plain yogurt 3 packs (200-250 g each)
Non-fat cottage cheese 1 pack
Low-fat milk 1 small pack
Cream 1 small pack
Crayfish 500 g
Squid 400 g
Liver pancakes 1 pack
Flounder 700 g
Beef 400 g
Beef patties 1 pack
Beef tongue 600 g
Fillet of chicken 200 g
Sturgeon 500 g
Trout 300 g
Salmon 400 g
Low-cal sorbet 1 small pack
Raisins 1 pack
Almonds 1 pack
Walnuts 1 pack
Minced coconut 1 pack
Low-cal dressing 1 bottle
Lemon juice 1 pack
Olive oil 1 bottle
Corn oil 1 bottle
Wine vinegar 1 bottle
Jam 1 jar
Dijon mustard 1 jar
Honey 1 jar
Caviar of your choice 1 small jar
Salt 1 pack
Black pepper 1 pack
Sugar 1 pack
Green tea 1 pack
Coffee 1 pack
Herbal tea 1 pack
Mineral water 1,5 l

Enjoy The Food Lovers Diet!

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Oatmeal Diet

      Oatmeal Diet

oatmealdietThe oatmeal diet is famous for helping with weight management, lowering the risk of cancer and lessening cholesterol.

Typically, the oatmeal diet has three stages which last a total of 30 days. During your first two stages, you replace one or two foods a day with oatmeal.

During your first week, the list of allowed foods is limited just to oatmeal. In the last part of the second phase that listing will be filled with bananas, berries, apples, celery, carrots, chicken breast, fish, coffee and sugar-free pudding.

Your third phase starts after the first 30 days of oatmealing. After that you can return to your standard diet, seldom adding oatmeal (only once per day.)

The pros of an oatmeal diet:

  • healthy weight loss
  • lowers cholesterol
  • may lower the possibility of certain types of cancer

Cons of an oatmeal diet

  • Commercially manufactured and packaged oats almost certainly contain considerable amounts of gluten. This type of protein can be adverse for some people, especially those with celiac illness.
  • For those who cannot tolerate gluten, you would need to eat only certified gluten free oatmeal on this diet. That is because the weak condition of the digestive system in people with this illness, can cause nutrient deficiencies.

The characteristics of an oatmeal diet:

  • Be sure to have a consultation with your physician to know this diet is the most suitable for you
  • Don’t forget to drink 2-2,5 liters of water per day as a minimum
  • Check the most appropriate sort of oatmeal production for you
  • You have to drink one glass of warm water each morning

7 Day Oatmeal diet plan

Below is a simple one week plan for the oatmeal diet.

Oatmeal diet: Day 1

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup skim milk
1 banana

Lunch
½ cup oatmeal
1/2 cup low-fat yogurt
1 peach

Snack
Blueberries

Dinner
Large vegetable salad
½ cup oatmeal with milk

Oatmeal diet: Day 2

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ teaspoon cinnamon
½ cup skim milk

Lunch
½ cup oatmeal
1/2 cup low fat yogurt
1 apricot

Snack
1 apple

Dinner
Steamed chicken breast
½ cup oatmeal
1 carrot

Oatmeal diet: Day 3

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
1 cup of tea
½ cup oatmeal
1 cup strawberries
½ cup skim milk

Lunch
½ cup oatmeal
1 cup cherries
1/2 cup yogurt

Snack
Yogurt with sliced fruits

Dinner
steamed fish fillet
brown rice
fresh salad

Oatmeal diet: Day 4

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup skim milk
1 banana
Cup of coffee

Lunch
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup skim milk
1 tablespoon raisins

Snack
2 small kiwi

Dinner
White rice
Vegetable salad with feta

Oatmeal diet: Day 5

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
A plate of oatmeal with cranberries

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup non-fat yogurt
1 cup blueberries

Snack
Low-fat oatmeal cookies

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Grilled vegetables

Oatmeal diet: Day 6

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup non-fat yogurt or milk
1 apple

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup milk
1 tsp. cinnamon

Snack
A handful of almonds

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Boiled chicken breast
2 cucumbers

Oatmeal diet: Day 7

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
½ cup yogurt
2 apples
a cup of tea

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
½ cup oatmeal
1 peach
½ cup skim milk

Snack
2 orange

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Chicken soup
mixed vegetables

Oatmeal diet: Shopping list

Oatmeal 3kg
skim milk 4 bottles
4 bananas
low-fat yogurt 3 bottles
4 peach
Blueberries 500g
Mixed vegetables 3 packs
Cinnamon 50g
4 apricot
5 apple
chicken breast 500g
3 carrot
Strawberries 300g
Cherries 300g
fish fillet 400g
brown rice 1 pack
raisins 100g
4 small kiwi
White rice 1 pack
Feta 100g
cranberries
almonds 50g
5 cucumbers
5 orange
black pepper
2 red pepper
2 tomato,
garlic clove,
mushrooms 250 g
Lettuce 50g
Olive or linen oil 1 bottle
Zucchini 500 g
Olives 1 can
Cabbage 500 g
Onion 1 kg
Peas 200 g
Green peas 200 g
Radishes 500 g
Brussels sprouts 200 g

Enjoy the oatmeal diet!

More info on how to lose weight eating oatmeal

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Cambridge Diet

Cambridge Diet

The Cambridge Diet was developed by Dr. Alan Howard in 1970 in England. It was launched as a commercial diet and weight loss product in America in 1980.

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It presents flexible weight loss programs for both women and men.and has a low-calorie diet plan that is made up of well-known bars, shakes, soups and porridge.

Cambridge diet products can be used alone for fast weight loss or they can be used in combination with normal meals for slower weight loss.

The programs vary from 415 calories per day to more than 1500.

The Cambridge Diet requires that regular eating of low-calorie shakes, soups and snack bars – planned specially for the program to complete all of your daily nutritional necessities under strict calorie guidelines – can lead to fast weight loss.

You can read more about the Cambridge  Diet here.

The pros of the Cambridge diet

1. a lot of people find the weight loss to be immediate and rather dramatic.

2. If you stick to the system, you are almost certain to be thinner by the end of this diet

3. Unlike other low-calorie diets, the meal replacements are all nutritionally balanced, as a result you can be sure you’re getting all of the vitamins and minerals you need.

The cons of the Cambridge diet

1. A number of medical specialists think that it’s not healthy to send your body into a condition of ketosis. The outcome can make the body not only burn fat, but also muscle mass.

2. Reported side-effects of the diet are hair loss, bad breath, nausea, faintness and diarrhea.

3. Meal plans can be costly to keep; you should be ready to pay for this short-term weight loss system.

The characteristics of the Cambridge diet:

  • This diet works by putting your body into a condition of ‘ketosis’. This happens when the body does not get all of the calories it requires to function appropriately and thus is forced to turn to fat stores so as to keep on going.
  • There are six variations of the diet plan. Choose the most appropriate for you
  • Try to find a consultant to help you follow the diet
  • Don’t forget to drink 8 glasses of water per day
  • Consult your doctor

7 Days Cambridge diet plan

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Cambridge diet: Day 1

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Fruit smoothie (95 cals)
2 rye crisp bread with low-fat cream (4 cals)
A cup of tea (10 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Roast tomato (25 cals)
Orange soup (110 cals)

Snack
Toffee bar (100 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Paella (145 cals)
Vegetable salad (112 cals)

Total amount calories – 601 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 2

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Porridge with fruits (155 cals)
A cup of tea (10 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Granary roll filled with cottage cheese (205 cals)

Snack
Two chocolate chip cookies (90 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Grilled spinach and broccoli (50 cals)
Chicken tartlet (120 cals)
Total amount calories – 630 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 3

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
3 hard-boiled eggs (70 cals)
A cup of tea (10 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Mushroom Flavored (130 cals)
Baked chicken breast (120 cals)

Snack
Ready-made banana shake (110 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Spaghetti Bolognese (170 cals)

Total amount calories – 610 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 4

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
3 rye crisp bread with cottage cheese (100 cals)
A cup of tea (10 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Vegetable Chili (100 cals)
Steamed salmon (160 cals)

Snack
Ready-made strawberries shake (120 cals)

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
Mediterranean Style Chicken (115 cals)
2 cucumbers (10 cals)

Total amount calories – 615 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 5

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Porridge with apple and cinnamon (110 cals)
A cup of tea (10 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Baked potatoes (45 cals)
Boiled chicken breast (75 cals)
2 tomatoes (20 cals)

Snack
Vanilla rice pudding (175 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Brown rice (50 cals)
Fresh salad (20 cals)
Zucchini (35 cals)
Total amount calories – 540 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 6

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
2 hard-boiled eggs (45 cals)
A cup of coffee (100 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Pasta with shrimps and oysters (210 cals)

Snack
Banana muffins (115 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Chicken crisps (100 cals)
Avocado-orange salad (80 cals)

Total amount calories – 650 cals

Cambridge diet: Day 7

Breakfast
1 glass of pure warm water
Porridge with sliced pears (85 cals)

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
Vegetable salad (60 cals)
Steamed fish fillet (90 cals)

Snack
2 apples (20 cals)

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Steamed mushrooms, zucchini, tomatoes (50 cals)
Baked chicken (100 cals)

Total amount calories – 415 cals

The Cambridge diet shopping list

Strawberries 300g
Blueberries 200g
Peach 200g
5 Apples
5 Pears
Rye crisp bread 1 pack
Low-fat cream 150g
5 tomatoes
3 orange
Toffee bar
Porridge 1 pack
Cottage cheese 150 g
Chocolate chip cookies 100g
Spinach 200g
Broccoli 300 g
6 eggs
Mushroom 300g
Chicken breast 1 kg
Ready-made banana shake
Spaghetti 1 pack
Salmon 500g
Ready-made strawberries shake
5 cucumbers
Cinnamon
Potatoes 1 kg
2 tomatoes
Vanilla
Rice 1 pack
Brown rice 1 pack
5 Zucchini
Pasta 1 pack
shrimps 300g
oysters 300g
2 avocado
fish fillet 300g
Olive or linen oil 1 bottle
Low-cal dressing 1 bottle
Cabbage 500 g
Onion 1 kg
Carrots 300 g
Peas 200 g
Green peas 200 g
Radishes 500 g
Brussels sprouts 200 g
Mixed veggie salad 1 pack
Tossed mixed greens 1 pack
Green onion 1 pack

Enjoy the Cambridge diet!

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The Subway Diet

The Subway Diet

The Subway diet is different from the majority of fad diets because it focuses on eating fast foods from the Subway sandwich chain of stores.

This diet became popular when Subway marketed their sandwiches as a healthier option than fast food burgers such as McDonald’s or Burger King.

the-subway-diet

The pros of the Subway diet

  • If you follow the Subway diet accordingly, you will eat around 1000 calories each day on a regular basis.Because of the lowish calorie count the Subway Diet is considered a weight loss diet.
  • This is a popular diet for busy people such as those who are employed or busy moms who can’t find the time to prepare healthy foods like salads or fresh meals all the time.
  • On this diet you do not have to count calories. Subway offers a large enough variety of low-fat sandwiches that most people will be able to follow this diet by eating what they prefer from the Subway menu.

The cons of the subway diet

  • You need to have a Subway location close to your work or home.
  • It can get expensive if you eat two or three meals from Subway each day.
  • This diet does not instruct you how to lose weight on a longer term strategy, it only assumes you will follow a sub diet until you die!
  • This is a calorie limited diet which provides only about 1,000 calories per day which is not enough for some people.

The characteristics of the subway diet

  • Don’t forget to drink enough water.
  • No calorie-counting or weighting yourself on a scale.
  • Don’t buy soft drinks of chips or other junk foods Subway may offer, stick to the diet.
  • Choose healthy bread choices when you order your Subs or meals.
  • Discuss with your doctor or physician if you consider your weight is a problem because of medical reasons.

7 Days Subway diet plan

Subway diet: Day 1

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
a cup of coffee with skim milk

Lunch

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Black Forest Ham Sandwich
Snack
2 apples

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Vegetarian sandwich
Total calories count – 850 cals

Subway diet: Day 2

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
A cup of coffee with skim milk
6 inch Bacon, Egg & Cheese sandwich

Lunch

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Oven Roasted Chicken Sub

Snack

watermelon

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
Black Forest Ham Salad
Total calories count – 890 cals

Subway diet: Day 3

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese Sandwich or Sub
A cup of coffee with skim milk

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Roast Beef Sub

Snack
3 pears

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Carved Turkey Salad or 6 inch Turkey Sub
Total calories count – 780 cals

Subway diet: Day 4

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Steak, Egg & Cheese Sub
A cup of green tea

Lunch

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Subway Club

Snack

10 apricots

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Salad
Total calories count – 1020 cals

Subway diet: Day 5

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Bacon, Egg & Cheese Sub/Sandwich
A cup of coffee

Lunch
1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki

Snack
2 bananas

Dinner
1 glass of pure warm water
Chicken Caesar Salad
Total calories count – 880 cals

Subway diet: Day 6

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
A cup of tea

Lunch

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Turkey Breast Sub

Snack

4 peaches

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
Double Chicken Chopped Salad
Total calories count – 1000 cals

Subway diet: Day 7

Breakfast

1 glass of pure warm water
A cup of coffee
6 inch Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese Sub/Sandwich

Lunch

1 glass of pure warm water
6 inch Turkey Breast & Black Forest Ham

Snack

A mix of berries

Dinner

1 glass of pure warm water
Meatball Marinara Salad or 6 inch Meatball Sub
Total calories count – 990 cals

The Subway Diet Shopping list:

This list is included in case you want to make your own subs at home to save money. You will need the other ingredients such as fruits to follow this diet. If you decide to eat only from Subway then you would only need to buy the remaining ingredients on this list.

2 apples
3 pears
2 bananas
10 apricots
4 peaches
Watermelon
Mix of berries 1 pack
Black Forest Ham
Vegetarian sandwich
Bacon, Egg & Cheese
Oven Roasted Chicken
Black Forest Ham Salad
Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese
Roast Beef
Carved Turkey Salad
Steak, Egg & Cheese
Subway Club
Chicken & Bacon Ranch Salad
Bacon, Egg & Cheese
Turkey Breast
Double Chicken Chopped Salad
Black Forest Ham, Egg & Cheese
Turkey Breast & Black Forest Ham
Meatball Marinara Salad

Enjoy the Subway diet!!!

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Paleo Diet Plan

The essence of the Paleo diet and paleo diet plan is to eat like our ancestors during the Stone Age. Our ancestors didn’t know about the fast-food, cupcakes, cereals and fatty foods millions years ago. That’s why they all were slim and healthy. They were mainly eating wildfowl, fish, vegetables, roots, fruits, and nuts. They ate organic foods and led mobile lifestyle.

This diet was slightly adapted for the modern people. Also, it’s the long-term meal plan. If you want to stay healthy and slim, you definitely should try it!

You don’t need to count calories. The size of the portions determined by eye, but you shouldn’t overeat. If you get hungry during the day, you could add light snacks and naturally drinks. Also, sometimes you could use a little bit of brown rice or skim milk.

 Paleo Diet Plan

What you can eat:

• vegetables (no starch);
• fruits and berries;
• lean meats and fish;
• soy and coconut milk;
• soy products;
• some kinds of nuts;
• mushrooms, almond and coconut flour;
• sunflower, olive and other oils;
• root vegetables and seeds;
• organic honey;
• green and herbal teas;
• eggs and milk in small quantities.

What you cannot eat:

• fast-food;
• salt and sugar;
• fast and slow carbohydrates;
• canned beans;
• canned products;
• cereals;
• juices, coffee, soda and other inorganic drinks;
• white flour, bread, pastry;
• sweets, etc.

Useful tip: You could consult with your doctor about the intake of the vitamins and minerals.

plate-of-raspberries

Paleo Diet  Plan

 

Day 1

Breakfast
1 portion of cubed apples, carrots, and raisins
1 cup of water with mint and lime

Snack
1 cup sliced celery with sesame seeds
1 cup of mineral water with ice

Lunch
1 portion of chicken salad: boiled chicken breasts with 1 tsp. olive oil and some chopped almonds

Snack
5-7 macadamia nuts

Dinner
1 portion of boiled beef with chopped figs

The Paleo diet  -day 2

Breakfast
1 cup steamed turkey breasts with spices of your choice (sugar and salt free)
1 portion of salad (cubed tomatoes, bell peppers and cucumbers with 1 tsp. sesame oil and dill)
1 cup of water with orange

Snack
½ cup carrots sticks

Lunch
1 portion of salad with shrimps: ¼ cup boiled brown rice, ¼ cup boiled corn, 5-8 olives, ¼ avocado, parsley or dill, 1 egg, ½ cup boiled shrimps, 1 tbsp. lemon juice, 1 tbsp. olive oil, black pepper, oregano and other spices

Snack
1 cup steamed asparagus with spices of your choice
1 cup of green tea

Dinner
1 portion of tuna salad: tuna, 1 egg, chopped apple, walnuts (30 g), grapes, 1 tbsp. sunflower oil, spices of your choice

The Paleo diet plan day 3

Breakfast
1 portion of chopped banana, strawberries, and almonds with ½ tsp. sesame seeds
1 cup of green tea with melissa

Snack
½ sliced mango

Lunch
1 portion of cooked chicken breasts with veggies and ginger root
1 cup of mineral water with banana

Snack
1 kiwi
1 tangerine

Dinner
1 portion of grilled trout with turmeric and sesame seeds
1 portion of stewed Brussels sprouts with Italian spices

The Paleo diet plan day 4

Breakfast
Grapefruit
1 portion of chopped strawberries with blackberries
1 cup of mineral water with some blueberries and mint

Snack
10-15 cashew nuts

Lunch
1 portion grilled pork (fat reduced)
1 portion mixed salad greens with celery and 1 tsp. lemon juice

Snack
½ cup celery sticks

Dinner
2 boiled eggs
1 portion of turkey meatballs with carrots and tomatoes
1 cup of green tea with jasmine

The Paleo diet day 5

Breakfast
1 portion of cubed melon, pear, and apple
1 cup of mineral water with cherries and mint

Snack
A handful of raisins and nuts (except peanuts)

Lunch
1 portion of halibut with lemon juice and asparagus
1 peach
1 cup of water with lemon, mint, and cucumber

Snack
1 portion of stewed green peas with mint, green onion, and 1 tsp. olive oil

Dinner
1 portion of broiled beef with cooked cauliflower
1 banana
3-4 walnuts

The Paleo diet plan day 6

Breakfast
1 portion of grated carrots with apples and raisins
1 cup of chamomile tea

Snack
1 portion of sliced tomatoes, radishes, and cucumbers

Lunch
1 portion of pumpkin pasta: ¼ grated pumpkin broiled with 1 tsp. olive oil; take minced beef and make some meatballs, then broil them; chopped onion, carrots, and tomatoes put into the pan and broil for 5-7 minutes; mix all ingredients and add some spices of your choice.
1 cup of water with strawberries

Snack
1 grapefruit

Dinner
1 portion of stewed salmon with spices and veggies (tomatoes, cucumbers, asparagus)
1 cup of green tea with fruit flavor

The Paleo diet plan day 7

Breakfast
1 portion of omelet (2 eggs) with spinach, tomatoes, bell pepper, spices and parsley
1 cup of cranberry compote

Snack
1 portion of blackberries with cubed melon

Lunch
1 portion of mackerel with lemon and Italian spices
1 portion of stewed cherry tomatoes with basil, garlic, and 2 oz. cottage cheese

Snack
1 portion of coconut cottage cheese: take 1 cup of coconut milk and 1 tbsp. gelatin; pour into the bowl with gelatin ¼ cup of coconut milk; heat ¾ cup of coconut milk in the pan; pour into heat coconut milk your gelatin-coconut mush and put all into the fridge for 5 hours; beat your coconut jelly with the mixer for 30 seconds; add berries of fruits of your choice.

Dinner
1 portion of baked turkey breasts with cubed banana
1 cup of tossed mix salad
1 cup of water with grapefruit and rosemary

Shopping list for the paleo diet plan:

6 eggs
Coconut milk 200 ml
Gelatin 1 pack
Macadamia nuts 1 small pack
Cashew nuts 1 small pack
Raisins 1 pack
Nuts (except peanuts) 1 small pack
Walnuts 1 small pack
Olive oil 1 bottle
Spices of your choice 1 pack
Apples 1 kg
Carrots 1 kg
Bananas 600 g
Strawberries 400 g
Almonds 1 small pack
Sesame seeds 1 small pack
Berries of fruits of your choice 150 g
Mango
1 kiwi
1 tangerine
3 grapefruits
Blackberries 400 g
Melon 500 g
1 pear
1 peach
Green tea 1 pack
Melissa 1 pack
Mint 1 pack
Lime
Blueberries 100 g
1 orange
Green tea with jasmine 1 pack
Cherries 100 g
Lemons 500 g
Chamomile tea 1 pack
Green tea with fruit flavor 1 pack
Cranberries 200 g
Rosemary 1 pack
Onion 300 g
Celery 400 g
Sesame oil 1 bottle
Dill 1 pack
Tomatoes 1 kg
Bell peppers 600 g
Cucumbers 1 kg
Carrots sticks 1 pack
Asparagus 200 g
Brussels sprouts 200 g
Italian spices 1 pack
Mixed salad greens 1 pack
Celery sticks 1 pack
Pumpkin
Green peas 1 pack
Green onion 1 pack
Radishes 300 g
Cherry tomatoes 300 g
Basil 1 pack
Garlic 1 pack
2 oz. cottage cheese
Tossed mix salad 1 pack
Spinach 1 pack
Parsley 1 pack
Chicken breasts 600-700 g
Almonds 1 pack
Beef 800 g
Figs 300-400 g
Turkey breasts 800 g
Brown rice 1 small pack
1 corn
Olives 100 g
1 avocado
Shrimps 200 g
Black pepper 1 pack
Oregano 1 pack
Tuna 300-400 g
Grapes 200 g
Sunflower oil 1 bottle
Ginger root 200 g
Trout 300-400 g
Turmeric 1 pack
Pork (fat reduced) 300-400 g
Turkey meatballs 250-300 g
Halibut 300-400 g
Asparagus 400 g
Cauliflower 200-300 g
Salmon 300-400 g
Mackerel 300-400 g
Minced beef 300-400 g

You many also like…eat like a caveman!

Enjoy the paleo diet plan!

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Green Tea Diet

Green Tea Diet:

A Green Tea Diet is one of the most popular diets going. It has so many useful components and the diet is full of antioxidants. It helps you to be more energetic, reduce weight, protect your skin from ultraviolet rays, lower cholesterol plaque, plus strengthen bones, teeth and gums.

High-quality green tea contains a special substance called Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Its task is to speed up the metabolic processes in our body. The EGCG sends the brain a signal to fight fat cells. This means that by following a green tea diet you can lose weight and feel full of energy by drinking at least 2 cups of green tea each day.

green-tea-diet
Take a note: you should use only a warm beverage without sugar and honey. The boiled water destroys the EGCG enzyme. Also, the green tea is a strong diuretic as are all teas. So, you should drink at least 3 liters of plain water per day on a Green Tea Diet.

Some people think, that this diet allows drinking only green tea. That’s false. Green tea helps your body to boost a number of bodily processes which support weight loss, but you still need to eat healthy food.

Our team prepared for you an easy and tasty meal plan for 7 days. Enjoy!

The Pros Of A Green Tea Diet:

  • easy to follow for many people;
  • makes your body more healthy and energetic;
  • contains many antioxidants which protect your body from free radicals in the blood (which are a cause of cancers);
  • regulates blood pressure;
  • helps to boost metabolic processes in your body

The Cons Of A Green Tea Diet:

  • individual contraindications;
  • if you are allergic to green tea for any reason, the allergic reaction for some sorts of green tea can dehydrate your body.

Features Of A Green Tea Diet:

  • drink only the sugarless green tea (not canned);
  • drink 3 liters of pure water per day;
  • drink a cup of green tea 4 times per day before the meal;
  • use only high-quality tea without flavor and sugars;
  • add some sports activities in your life;
  • there is no sound scientific proof that  green tea will help you lose extra pounds: this will depend on your own metabolism when on the green tea diet.

green-tea-and-choke-cherries

7 Day Green Tea Diet

Below is your green tea diet plan with green tea diet menu plans for 7 days.

Green Tea Diet 1st Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm sugarless green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
½ cup of non-fat cottage cheese
¾ cup cabbage salad with 1 tbsp non-fat sour cream
1 cup baked carrot

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup vegan borsch (http://amazinglytasty.com/easy-vegetarian-borsch/ )
½ cup boiled chicken breast without skin and bones
1 apple

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
¼ cup green peas
½ cup steamed zander or salmon
½ cup veggie stew (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/vegetable-stew-giambotta-recipe.html#! )

Green Tea Diet 2nd Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
¾ cup veggie salad with 1 tsp olive oil
¼ cup non-fat cottage cheese
1 sliced tomato
½ sliced papaya

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 thin slice bran bread
1 cup chicken broth with veggie
1 lean meat patty

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup blackberries with raspberries and blackberries
½ cup steamed mackerel with 1 tsp lemon juice and spices
1 cup cooked asparagus with garlic and salt

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Green Tea Diet 3rd Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
1 portion of omelet: 2 whites, parsley, tomato and 1 tbsp grated cheese
1 cup salad: bell pepper, cucumber, tomatoes, 1 tbsp non-fat sour cream, pepper and salt
½ banana

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 orange
1 cup vegan noodle soup (http://www.vegancooking.com/recipes/soup/soups-on-vegan-asian-noodle-soup/ )
½ cup cooked brown rice with ½ cup tilapia

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup stewed eggplants with sour cream, garlic, and parsley
1 cup grilled turkey breast without skin and bones

Green Tea Diet 4th Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup cooked buckwheat with spices
1 kiwi

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 slice of bran bread
1 cup boiled beef
1 cup beetroot salad with 1 tsp olive oil and spices of your choice

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
½ grapefruit
1 boiled sweet potato
¾ cup grilled salmon with lemon juice

Green Tea Diet 5th Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup cooked oatmeal
1 sliced apple
½ banana

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup lean beef steak
¾ cup non-fat yogurt without flavor
1 cup tossed green salad

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup cooked whole-wheat pasta with low-cal dressing
1 cup steamed halibut
½ avocado

Green Tea Diet 6th Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
½ cup non-fat cottage cheese
1 cup millet porridge with pumpkin and cinnamon
1 handful strawberries

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup cooked Brussels sprouts
½ cup lean grilled beef with 1 tsp olive oil, spices, and 1 poached egg
1 peach

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
½ cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup sliced tomatoes with Italian spices
1 non-fat chicken patty

Green Tea Diet 7th Day

Pre-Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea

Breakfast
1 cup of warm green tea
1 boiled egg
1 toast with 1 tsp jelly
1 orange

Lunch
1 cup of warm green tea
1 cup veggie broth
½ cup cooked chicken breast with stewed bell pepper, tomato, eggplant

Dinner
1 cup of warm green tea
½ cup cooked beans
1 small lean meat patty
½ cup strawberries

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Green Tea Diet: Shopping list

Take the green tea diet  shopping list with you to the grocery store. There is a  print button at the bottom of the page so you can print out this entire page,including this shopping list for the green tea diet.

Non-fat cottage cheese 300 g
Non-fat sour cream 1 pack
Pecorino 100 g
4 eggs
Cheese 100 g
Non-fat yogurt without flavor 200 g
Parmesan 100 g
Chicken breast 600 g
Zander 300 g
2 lean meat patties
Mackerel 300 g
Tilapia 300 g
Turkey breast 400 g
Beef 700 g
Salmon 400 g
Lean beef steak 400 g
Halibut 400 g
1 non-fat chicken patty
Green tea 1 pack
Olive oil 1 bottle
Hoi sin sauce 1 bottle
Vegetable oil 1 bottle
Spices of your choice 1 pack
Pepper 1 pack
Salt 1 pack
Rice vinegar 1 bottle
Soy sauce 1 bottle
Asian hot sauce 1 bottle
Cinnamon 1 pack
Italian spices 1 pack
Jelly 1 small jar
Cabbage 700 g
Carrots 500 g
Leek 1 pack
Red onion 200 g
Sweet potato 500 g
Beetroot 600 g
Green peas 100 g
Onion 400 g
Veggie salad 1 pack
Potato 400 g
Zucchini 300 g
Bell pepper 600 g
Tomatoes 700 g
Asparagus 200 g
Cucumbers 200 g
Eggplants 700 g
Scallions 1 pack
Basil 1 pack
Bay leaf 1 pack
Garlic 1 pack
Parsley 1 pack
Ginger 1 pack
Bean sprouts 1 pack
Cilantro 1 pack
Tossed green salad 1 pack
1 avocado
Brussels sprouts 200 g
Beans 200 g
Apples 500 g
Papaya 100 g
Blackberries 100 g
Raspberries 100 g
Blackberries 100 g
Lemons 400 g
1 banana
2 oranges
1 kiwi
1 grapefruit
1 small pumpkin
Strawberries 300 g
1 peach
Rice noodles 1 pack
Seitan or extra-firm tofu 200 g
Bran bread 1 loaf
Brown rice 1 pack
Buckwheat 1 pack
Oatmeal 1 pack
Whole-wheat pasta 1 pack
Low-cal dressing 1 bottle
Millet porridge 1 pack

 

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Yogurt Diet

Yogurt Diet

This page will give you a 7 day meal plan for a yogurt diet plus the shopping list which you can print out.

What Is The Yogurt Diet?

There are many popular diets that can help you lose weight but no matter which diet you follow you want it to be a healthy One.

One such diet, which many of you may not have heard about it the yogurt diet.

The Yogurt diet can help you to restore the intestinal microflora in your stomach and get rid of certain digestive tract issues. It can improve your skin condition, strengthen bones, speed up the process of absorption of vitamins and minerals while also helping you drop unwanted pounds.

The following diet is a great diet to follow. You won’t feel hungry and you should see the weight coming off fairly fast.

This diet is based on the principles of one of the top specialists in this field… Ana Luque.

If you like this diet there are a few good books you can get , such as “The yogurt diet” by Ana Luque, “The Greek Yogurt Diet: Lose Belly Fat and Get Slim Now” by Jason Guetzkow and/or “The Greek Yogurt Diet: The Fresh New Way to Lose Weight Naturally” by Jo Brielyn. All should be available on Amazon.com

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Benefits Of A Yogurt Diet Plan

  • easy weight loss;
  • tasty and budget friendly;
  • effectively “fights” belly fat;
  • helps to absorb more vitamins and minerals from food;
  • has many necessary bacteria for your digestive tract;
  • makes your body healthier;
  • can recover your muscles faster after workouts;
  • has a lot of protein, calcium, and vitamin D.

Disadvantages Of The Yogurt Diet

  • you cannot follow it long-term without a doctor’s consultation;
  • it’s not for people, who have an intolerance to dairy products or allergic reaction to lactose.

Features Of The Diet

  • yogurt should not have a lot of sugar or other unhealthy components so always use yogurt without added sugar
  • you cannot use many spices, sweets, fried, fatty products, etc;
  • you can add fruits or veggies to the meal plans if feel hunger;
    you can stop yogurt diet anytime.

What you need for The Yogurt Diet:

  • 500 ml of yogurt per day (homemade or from the store);
  • drink two liters of water daily.

7 Day Yogurt Diet

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1st day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
1/2 cup of sugar-free warm green tea
1 portion of yogurt jelly (125 g) with ½ cup fresh berries of your choice

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g) without flavor or spices + baked mushrooms, tomatoes, basil and some cheese
½ cup boiled turkey (bone and skin free)

Second lunch
1 cup of pomegranate juice
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)

Dinner
1/2 cup of green tea without sugar
1 portion of yogurt (125 g) with cooked asparagus
1 cup of orange juice

2nd day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
1/2 cup of warm black tea
1 portion of yogurt (100 g) with some cereal (1/2 cup or less)

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt soup: yogurt 175 g with chopped cucumber, parsley, dill, green onion, some salt, 1 tsp olive oil and ½ cup cubed chicken breast (skin free)
1 cup of apple juice

Second lunch
1 apple
1 kiwi
1 portion of yogurt (100 g)

Dinner
1 portion of mixed vegetable salad
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
½ cup baked tomatoes with turkey

3rd day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
1/2 cup of warm tea (green or black)
1 portion of yogurt (125 g) with raspberries or strawberries
1 cup of 1 cup of pomegranate juice

Lunch
1 portion of baked zucchini and eggplant with garlic, parsley, some pepper and salt
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 baked low-fat patty (chicken or turkey)

Second lunch
1 grapefruit
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)

Dinner
1/2 cup of green tea without sugar
1 portion of veggie salad
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)

 

4th day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
1/2 cup of green tea
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup wild berries

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup cooked green beans
¾ cup cooked turkey (skin and boneless)

Second lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup of apple juice
½ mango

Dinner
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup cucumbers + tomatoes salad with ½ tsp mustard, 1 tsp olive oil, some salt and greens

5th day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
½ cup of warm black tea
1 portion of yogurt (125 g) with seeds
1 cup of orange juice

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
½ cup baked chicken breast
1 cup of cooked mushrooms with onion, some pepper and salt
1 kiwi

Second lunch
1 handful of dried fruits
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup of mineral water with lemon

Dinner
1 baked potato with 1 portion of yogurt (125 g) and boiled asparagus
1 portion of veggie salad with 1 tsp olive oil, salt, parsley
1 cup of grapefruit juice

6th day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
½ cup of warm tea
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup of cubed pineapple, apple and pear

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 cup of baked chicken breast with parsley, 1 tsp olive oil and garlic
1 cup of orange juice

Second lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
½ mango

Dinner
1 portion of yogurt (125 g) with raisins and cereal
1 sliced tomato, 1 sliced cucumber and ½ cup sliced mushrooms with lemon juice and parsley
1 cup warm green tea

 

7th day of Yogurt diet plan

Breakfast
½ cup of green tea with lemon
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 sliced banana with ½ cup blackberries

Lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 portion of cooked turkey with asparagus, tomatoes, 1 tsp olive oil and garlic
1 cup of Pomegranate juice

Second lunch
1 portion of yogurt (125 g)
1 1/2 handful nuts and raisins

Dinner
1 portion of yogurt (100 g)
1 portion of cooked salmon with lemon, parsley, pepper and some salt
1 cup of cooked asparagus with 25 g of yogurt and seeds

Shopping List For The Yogurt Diet

Yogurt jelly 125 g
Yogurt 3,5 kg
Cheese 1 small pack
Cereal 1 small pack
Mushrooms 700 g
Tomatoes 1 kg
Basil 1 pack
Asparagus 1 kg
Cucumber 500 g
Parsley 1 pack
Dill 1 pack
Green onion 1 pack
3 apples
2 kiwis
Mixed vegetable salad 1 pack
Raspberry or strawberry 200 g
Zucchini
Eggplant
Garlic
1 grapefruit
Wild berries 200 g
Green beans 300 g
1 mango
Blackberries 100 g
1 banana
Onion 200 g
Dried fruits 1 small pack
Potato 300 g
Veggie salad 500 g
Pineapple
Pear 300 g
Black tea
Green tea
Pomegranate juice 600 ml
Apple juice 400 ml
Orange juice 600 ml
Mineral water with lemon 1 bottle
Grapefruit juice 200 ml
Fresh berries 100 g
Turkey 900 g
Chicken breast 800 g
Salmon 300 g
Low-fat patty (chicken or turkey)
Salt 1 pack
Olive oil 1 bottle
Pepper 1 pack
Mustard 1 pack
Seeds of your choice 1 pack
Raisins 1 pack
Lemon juice 1 small pack or 1 lemon
Nuts 1 small pack

 

Hope you enjoy the yogurt diet and yogurt diet plan!

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South Beach Diet Phase 3

South Beach Diet Phase 3 – Guidelines

This page will provide:

  • a sample diet plan for phase three of the South Beach Diet
  • the shopping list of foods
  • a recipe for the South Beach Diet phase 3
  • foods to eat on the South Beach Diet
  • foods to avoid on the South Beach Diet

south-beach-diet-phase-3 -allowed-foods

South Beach Diet Phase Three helps you to maintain the results you have achieved through phase one and phase two of this diet. This last phase of the diet should ideally be followed throughout your life. It will keep you slim to an old age.

In South Beach Diet Phase Three you don’t need to be extremely strict on the diet. Sometimes you are allowed to eat sweets or drink alcoholic beverages. Even if you  gained weight after the holidays, you could go back to South Beach Diet Phase One or Two menus and then re start on a phase 3.

Foods Allowed in South Beach Diet Phase 3:

Here is the list of allowed foods for the south beach diet phase .

  • mustard, mayonnaise (low-fat),

  • red wine, vegetable juices, seltzer, any tea and coffee (1-2 cup per day);

  • buckwheat, oat (not instant cooking), barley, couscous, whole-wheat pasta (a little bit), faro and brown rice;

  • deli meats, any fish, turkey and chicken breasts without skin, pork, lamb, seafood;

  • fresh fruit and vegetable juices (home-made);

  • almost all vegetables (except potato and other vegetables with high glycemic index);

  • low-fat cheeses, eggs, soy/nonfat milk;

  • low-fat pudding without sugar, popsicles, unsweetened cocoa powder, bitter chocolate and jellies (only 75 calories per day);

  • citrus fruits, dried apricots, raspberry, peaches, blueberry, apples, blackberry, pears, cantaloupe, plums, strawberry, kiwi, grapes and other fruits;

  • fats, oils, nuts, seasonings and condiments as on 2 and 3 Phase of this diet.

Foods Not Allowed – To Avoid

these foods should be avoided on the South Beach Diet phase 3.

  • alcohol (especially beer);

  • white bread, pastries, white rice, sugar, sweets, baked goods;

  • potato, canned fruits, jams;

  • dressings with high sugar;

  • fruit juices and fruits with high sugar content.

Sample Diet – South Beach Diet Phase 3

Breakfast

1 cup oatmeal with milk + 2 walnuts + 2 strawberries

1 boiled egg

1 cup coffee

1 sliced tomato or ½ cup celery

Lunch

1 portion of grilled turkey breast with hot pepper sauce and ½ cup greens

1 slice whole-wheat bread

1 cup yogurt 0%

Dinner

1 cup brown rice

½ cup shrimps

1 cup mixed vegetable salad (bell peppers, onion, tomatoes, herbs, 1 tsp. low-sugar dressing)

1 glass of wine

Dessert

1 small popsicle

Recipe:

SBD Phase Three Recipe

For dessert

1 small raspberry popsicle (recipe below)

Raspberry popsicle:

½ cup of raspberry

½ cup of 0% yogurt

1 tsp. of lime juice

Puree in blender raspberry and add ½ cup of non-fat yogurt.

Pour in a paper cup and freeze (about 3-4 hours).

+ for the shopping list

Yogurt 0% 300-350 ml

Raspberry 100-120 g

Lime juice 10 ml

More South Beach Diet recipes can be found here.

South Beach Diet 3 – Shopping List

Oatmeal 1 small pack

Brown rice 1 small pack

Whole-wheat bread 1 small loaf

Milk 1 bottle

Yogurt 0% 200-250 ml

1 egg

Coffee 1 small pack

2 walnut

2 strawberries

1 bell pepper

1 onion

Tomatoes (300-400 g)

Celery 100-150 g

Greens

Herbs Turkey breast (1 portion is about 250-300 g)

Shrimps 250-300 g

Hot pepper sauce 1 bottle

Low-sugar dressing1 bottle

Wine 1 bottle

1 small popsicle

Enjoy South Beach Diet Phase 3

For phase one of the diet check here. For Phase two of the South Beach Diet here.

 

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Dukan Diet Plan

Dukan Diet Plan

dukan-diet-planThe Dukan Diet Plan is a personalized weight loss plan based around low-carb eating formulated by Dr Pierre Dukan, a french general practitioner and nutritionist. Sometimes referred to as the Dr. Dukan Diet.

The Dukan Diet is doesn’t limit food intake as long as it’s on the approved dukan diet food list.This is a relatively low-effort diet.

Dukan Diet Phases

The Dukan diet plan focuses on changing eating habits to ensure long-term weight loss with a 4-step plan:

Attack, Cruise, Consolidation, and Stabilization.

Nutritonal Stairs

Each phase has different foods available to eat, and is planned to make sure you feel full and happy.

This Dukan diet plan is centered around the Nutritional Stairs, where proteins are vital, vegetables are essential, fruits are important, breads are helpful, cheeses are nutritious and pleasurable, starches are energetic, and celebration meals are pure pleasure.

Each stair gets shorter as you go up, requiring the dieter to consume the most protein and the least ‘celebration meals’. This diet plan focuses on teaching you how to eat for the rest of your life.

Diet For Pregnancy?

The Dukan Diet plans is touted as being for everyone, with very few limitations, including women who are pregnant or nursing, and it is suggested you see your doctor before
beginning it.

They offer lots of coaching and recipes for nearly every food type on their site. There are work-arounds for making muffins, and pancakes, alternatives to white flour, and a startling lack of fats and carbohydrates in every meal. Dukan diet meals are heavily seasoned, and it’s expected the dieter not cook with cooking oils or sprays, but instead use non-stick cookware and lean foods.

Dukan Diet Attack Phase -7 Days

A protein-focused kickstart phase with a list of 68 foods for the dieter to eat. The dieter is expected to lose 2-8 lbs, and this phase should last 7 days.

An oddity to the Dukan diet plan, you should eat 1.5 tablespoons of oat bran each day. The Dukan diet plan also has a set exercise plan, and in this phase, you should be doing 20 minutes of exercise each day.

You’re allowed lean meats, poultry, fish, shellfish, vegetarian low-carb protein sources, fat-free dairy products, and eggs. Sugar-free jello is useful to stave off sugar-flavored cravings.

The Cruise Phase – More Veggies

Adding 32 vegetables to the prior 68 protein-focused foods, you can now select from 100 whole foods. The diet plans for 3 days per pound of weight you wish to lose, teaching gradual weight loss and new eating habits. In this phase, you eat 2 tablespoons of oat bran per day and exercise for 30 minutes.

The dieter alternates Pure Protein and Protein/Vegetable days to excel at weight loss. Those with serious weight to lose alternate every 5 days.

This phase of the Dukan Diet plan adds in artichokes, asparagus, bean sprouts, beets, broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, eggplant, endive, fennel, green beans, kale, lettuce (arugula and radicchio), mushrooms, okra, onions/leeks/shallots, palm hearts, peppers, pumpkin, radishes,rhubarb, spaghetti squash, squash, spinach, tomato, turnips, watercress, and zucchini.

The Consolidation Phase = Maintenance

Once you reach your target weight, the program teaches you to maintain it by returning a small amount of forbidden foods in very limited quantities.

You also are allowed two ‘celebration’ meals each week. This Dukan diet plan phase lasts for 5 days per pound of weight lost in the Cruise Phase, and it teaches you to maintain with some rules and a pure protein Thursday. Still eating 2 tablespoons of Oat Bran a day, you exercise now for 25 minutes each day.

The addition of foods in this phase happens in two parts, gradually increasing the fruits, whole grain breads, hard cheeses, starchy foods, and celebration meals per week.

The Stabilization Phase

This phase teaches three non-negotiable Dukan diet rules and other skills to keep you healthy for the rest of your life.

1. 3 tablespoons of Oat Bran per day

2. 20 minutes of walking, and take the stairs whenever available

3. Pure Protein Thursdays never go away.

By teaching proper eating habits, nutritious cooking, and proper daily exercise, a Dukan diet plan gives a dieter the tools to succeed and the support to do it.

You may also like the anti-cancer diet or the ayurvedic diet

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The Ayurvedic Diet

the-Ayurvedic-dietAyurveda, and the ayruvedic diet is one of the most respected holistic mind body health systems that developed in India thousands of years ago.

The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet & Weight Loss: The Sattva Program

It aims to bring the mind, body and spirit together as one healthy unit.

The main priniciple of ayurveda and the ayurvedic diet are that your body and mind are connected and that your mind is more important than anything when it comes to healing or changing the body. It is believed that it is more important to promote good health than to try to cure or fight diseases. It places emphasis on prevention rather than taking medicine after you get sick.

The Ayurvedic Diet Categorizes Food in 4 Ways:

  • the 5 Elements
  • the 3 Doshas
  • the 6 Tastes
  • the 3 Grades or Gunas

The Five Elements

The five elements of the Ayurvedic diet aren’t on the periodic table of elements. Instead, they’re the conceptual elements, Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, and Ether.

Earth, or Prthvi, is the principle of inertia. It represents solidity, matter, and physical constitution.It connects to the sense of smell, bones, teeth, and tissues. In tandem with water, it forms the Kapha Dosha.

Water, or Ap, is the principle of cohesion. It represents change and instability, being responsible for the metabolism and bodily fluids.Connected to taste and the tongue, Water is the dominant element of the Kapha Dosha.

Fire, or Tejas, is the principle of radiance. It represents the lack of substance and the power to transfer the state of a substance. Responsible for digestion andperception, Fire is the dominant element in the Pitta Dosha.

Wind, or Vayu, is the principle of vibration. Relating to touch and responsible for the respiratory system, it represents mobility or dynamic. Required for fire to burn, Wind is the dominant element in the Vata Dosha.

Ether, or Akasa, is the principle of pervasiveness.Ether is the space in which everything exists. Relating to the pores and ears, Ether is the perception of sound. Together with air, Ether forms the Vata Dosha.

The Doshas – Best Foods For Each Type

Doshas are the three energies of the Ayurvedic diet, and the aim of the diet is to keep all three in balance. Doshas are the driving force behind a person’s mental and physical characteristics, and an imbalance causes disease and sickness. Each person usually only has one or two dominant doshas. Different proportions of Dosha define a person’s likes and dislikes.

Vatas are generally quick to learn and excitable, while Kaphas are deliberate and compassionate, and Pittas are assertive natural leaders.

Vata is the Dosha of Air and Ether, related directly to movement, Vata is defined by light, cold, dry, mobile, subtle, and rough descriptors. When in balance, the
Vata Dosha brings creativity and life. When imbalanced, it brings fear and anxiety.

The ten best foods for Vata are clarified butter, fresh ginger, warm milk with ginger and cardamom, cream of rice, warm soups and stews with beets or carrots, almonds rinsed in boiling water and roasted in ghee, sweet fruits, spiced root vegetables, kichari with ghee and root vegetables, and chicken broth. Vata foods are pungent, bitter, light, and astringent, and to balance excessive vata, one should consume sweet, sour, salty, heavy foods. These are the teaching so The Ayurvedic diet.

Pitta is the Dosha of Fire and Water, related directly to energy. Pitta is defined by light, hot, greasy, sharp, and fluid descriptors. When in balance, it leads to intelligence and happiness. When imbalanced, it brings anger and stress symptoms like ulcers.

The ten best foods for Pitta are clarified butter, milk with cardamom,sunflower seeds, steamed broccoli, lassi, cucumber, salads, cold cereals such as oats, kichari with cumin and fresh cilantro, and legumes. To lower one’s Pitta, one should consume sweet, bitter, and astringent foods. Hot, light, and dry foods, like chips and spicy salsa, increase pitta. Cold, heavy, oily foods like ice cream decrease it.

Kapha is the Dosha of Water and Earth, related directly to structure and form. Kapha is defined as heavy, cold, greasy, stable, and softening descriptors. When in balance it brings love and forgiveness. When imbalanced, it leads to insecurity and envy.

Considered the ‘heavy’ Dosha, the the ten best foods for Kapha are hot water with fresh ginger, warm buckwheat, spicy kichari with ginger, pomegranates, leafy greens, artichokes, sprouts, soy milk, legumes, and brussel sprouts. To balance Kapha, a person should be sure to eat lots of pungent, bitter, astringent foods, and steer away from sour, sweet, and salty foods.

Every person contains all three Doshas. Where the Vata provides your heartbeat, the Pitta provides the blood to do so, and the Kapha provides the heart itself.

The Ayurvedic Diet -The Six Tastes

The Ayurvedic diet categorizes food further by six tastes. The importance of having all of them in your daily diet is stressed, even to children; sweet, sour, salty, pungent, bitter, and astringent, each food category is known to have different uses in holistic medicine, and a diet missing any of the flavors in a meal is taught to be unhealthy. Another component of Ayurveda is eating the colors of the rainbow in every meal.

Ayurveda believes that the body’s digestion is defined by a person’s Agni, or Digestive Fire, which allows you to eat whatever you wish when it’s strong. When it’s weakened however, digestion fails and the body produces toxins.

The Three Gunas

The ayurvedic diet  final categorization is the Gunas, or Grades. The three Gunas are the qualities for all material things. From best to worst, they are Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas.

If the foods were a food pyramid, the base would be the required Sattva foods, the Rajasic foods would the be middle ‘only if needed’ foods, and the Tamasic foods would be reduced as far as possible.

Sattvic foods are are the ‘good’ foods, relating to happiness and peace. A neutral force of balance, Sattvic foods promote a clear mind, being fresh vegetarian fare
made with love. This food grade includes legumes, vegetables, ghee, fruit, and milk.

Rajasic foods are passionate, considered the positive force. The Rajasic state is all about passion and ferocity. Seen as almost the Yang energy of Chinese Medicine,
Rajasic foods include caffeine, garlic, chili, chocolate, eggs, meat, and any foods made in anger, overcooked, or fried.

Tamasic foods are resistant, considered the negative, cool force, akin to Yin energy in Chinese Medicine. The Tamasic energies are considered lethargic, depressed,
hateful, and suicidal. Tamasic foods are grounding, requiring lots of energy to digest, and often dulling the mind. Onions, mushrooms, meats, leftovers, microwaved
and frozen foods, and alcohol fall under this category.

The Ayurvedic diet – 9 Healthy Eating Habits

Ayurveda and the ayurvedic diet teaches that HOW one eats their food is more important than what they’re eating, creating 9 rules to teach a dieter to be mindful.

1. Make eating a sacred ritual, beginning meals by taking 5 deep breaths with the eyes closed. this is the The Ayurvedic diet way.
2. Only eat food prepared with love. Don’t eat in restaurants, as we eat not only the food, but the emotions of the chef.
3. Eat in an environment free of television or radio, don’t read or have excessive or intense conversations when on The Ayurvedic diet
4. Chew food until it feels even to properly absorb and digest it.
5. Eat only until you are ¾ of the way full. Eat until you feel satisfied, but not heavy or hungry. Overeating makes it difficult to digest foods.
6. Drink ½ cup of room-temperature water with foods, no more. Chips may require more, soups require none. Drink only room temperature drinks as cold drinks destroy
the digestive fire and slow digestion.
7. Wait 15-20 minutes after each meal for the food to digest, relaxing and engaging in light conversation.
8. Allow 3 hours between meals for food to digest.
9. Eat the biggest meal at lunch and the smallest meal at dinner.

The Ayurvedic diet states we should eat as many Sattvic foods as we can, avoiding the others or taking them in moderation. By eating the flavors best for our Doshas and supporting our Agni, we can fine-tune our body to digest correctly, pulling it back into balance. By bringing harmony to our lives and our diet, Ayurveda shows the dieter a new path.

Kichari, the famous Ayurvedic diet dish used during or after illness, is perfectly balanced for all three Doshas, created to harmonize the mind and regulate the body. Subtle tweaks can be made to the recipe to lean it more towards one Dosha or another, giving it the power to heal anything required.

The Ayurvedic diet – Kichari

  • 1-2 tbsp clarified butter, known as ghee
  • 1 cup mung beans (split beans are best; they are yellow; can also use the whole mung beans, which are green)
  • ½ cup white basmati rice
  • 1 tsp each of cumin seeds, fenugreek seeds, and mustard seeds
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/8 tsp of hing or asafoetida (could be omitted if you cannot find it)
  • 1-3 tsp fresh grated ginger
  • Mixed Veggies, such as ½ cup yam
  • 2 cups chopped kale
  • 1 teaspoon dried burdock
  • 6-8 cups water

The Ayurvedic diet note:

Rinse mung beans and rice 3 times before cooking. Soak mung beans for 1-8 hours before cooking. Overnight is good, but not longer than 8 hours
(soaking helps to eliminate the formation of gas).

• Melt 1 tablespoon ghee or other cooking oil in deep pot over low to medium heat. Add 1 teaspoon of cumin, fenugreek, and mustard seeds and the grated ginger. Saute until slightly brown, careful not to burn.
• Add rice and mung beans and saute for 30 seconds or so. Turn down heat.
• Add turmeric, coriander, and hing powders and saute for another 30 seconds or so. Do not burn.
• Add 6-8 cups of water (depends on how long you soaked the beans but Kichadi should be soupy; add more water if needed)
• Add root veggies at this time. Cover and cook for 20-30 minutes
• Add leafy greens at this time. Cover and cook for another 20 minutes
Now Enjoy!
You can put Bragg’s seasoning on top if a little salt is desired.

The Ayurvedic diet Recipe adapted from ayurveda-holistic-medicine

 

The Ayurvedic Guide to Diet & Weight Loss: The Sattva Program

Follow The Ayurvedic diet and its teachings and you can live a long and happy life.

You might also like the adrenal diet.

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Lemonade Diet

lemonade-dietA Lemonade Diet is a good diet to try if you want to do some internal cleansing as well as lose weight fast.

The lemondade diet is a lemon detox diet or lemonade detox diet and one that works very well to rid your body of toxic substances that can be harmful to your health.
You do this with what is called a lemonade cleanse. This is a special drink made with lemons and few other ingredients.

This diet originates with Stanley Burroughs’s book, called The Master Cleanser.
The Complete Master Cleanse: A Step-by-Step Guide to Maximizing the Benefits of The Lemonade Diet

Toxins have been touted as being the cause of many diseases from diabetes to cancer.

That is why it is important, in my opinion, to do a body cleanse every so often. You will find that after such a cleanse like the lemondade diet cleanse you will feel really good.

You will feel lighter, less bloated and in fact you will absorb the nutrients from foods you eat much better when you are clean. Your whole body functions much better after a cleanse.

There have been so called fad diets and some people see the lemonade diet as a fad diet. This is probably because it lasts for 10 days and you are not allowed to eat solid food. This makes it an extreme diet and for many it may not be particularly healthy, especially if you have health issues already or are older.

However, a lemondade diet is one fad diet that actually works. I think though you can see some good results by following it for only a couple days. It is hard for most people to not be able to eat solid food for so more then a day or two. It takes a lot of will power to do such a cleanse.

Celebrities On The Lemondade Diet

Celebrities such as Beyonce and Oprah have all spoken about how they have lost weight doing the lemonade diet master cleanse.

You will feel like you have more energy, sleep better and have nice clear skin.

Lemon is a citrus fruit and it is one citrusy fruit with hugh powerful cleansing action. It has the ability to flush all the built up toxic matter you have laying around in you blood and digestive tract.

Lemonade Diet  – Master Cleanse Diet

This Lemonade diet is very strict each day. You start by flushing with a salt water mixture. Drink 6 to 10 glasses of what is called the Master cleanse lemonade drink.

You are not allowed any solid food for 10 days. After ten days is over you introduce food back slowly by eating light soups and such.

The Master Cleanse consists of a strict daily regimen consisting of a morning salt water flush upon waking, and then 6 to 12 glasses of Master Cleanse lemonade mixture, as well as drinking a laxative tea.

This lemonade diet goes for 10 days or longer.

Your Lemon Detox Diet Plan

Salt Water Flush Drink Recipe

To start off you will drink this recipe by adding 2 teaspoons of non-iodized salt to a quart of warm water.

You drink this in the morning when you wake. You will likely be in the bathroom a few times but if not, add a bit more salt to the mixture or, if you are going to the bathroom to much do not add as much salt. Do not fear, the fact your are going to the washroom alot is a good thing. This is proof that your body is trying to get rid of the bad stuff in your system.

Now for the rest of the day, you will now do the following lemon cleanse by drinking the following lemonade drink. You will drink at least 6 glasses of this mix. You can also have
water whenever you want too.

The drink consists of the following:

 

Master Cleanse/Lemondade Diet Drink Recipe

Here is your lemonade diet recipe.

2 tbsp of fresh organic lemon juice (not bottled)
2 tbsps of maple syrup )organic
1/10th of a tsp of organic cayenne pepper
10 ounces hot water or cold water if desired

It is your choice if you want to also add some herbal organic peppermint tea at night for a little variety.

Here is how to make peppermint tea.

To wrap up this lemonade diet I would say that such a lemonade diet is considered a fad because it lasts so long.

It is possibly not healthy to stay on just the lemonade drink for this long. Doing  a lemon cleanse is a good thing for a day or two or three but it can be quite hard on the system
to not eat anything for such a long period of time. And in fact, if you have any health issues before you start you would want to talk to your doctor first for sure. AGAIN ALWAYS ASK YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE GOING ON A DIET, ESPECIALLY ANY EXTREME TYPES OF DIET SUCH AS A LEMONADE DIET.

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Fit For Life Diet

fit-for-life-dietI tried this diet years ago and found it to be very effective for weight loss and your health.

It left my skin glowing and soft and I had a lot of energy.

The diet was created by two nutrition specialists, a husband and wife team, Harvey and Marilyn Diamond.

You can eat a variety of foods with no calorie counting and still drop those nasty pounds.

The fit for life diet explains that dieting is not the way to weight loss. Depriving yourself is not the way to permanent and healthy weight loss.

The fit for life diet lifestyle means you will actually give up dieting and instead learn how to properly take care of your body.

This husband and wife team created a diet based on “natural hygiene”.

Natural hygiene means that your body is contstantly striving for health and it achieves this by constantly cleansing itself of waste products. It is understanding what effect food has on the health and length of ones life. The fit for life focus is on prevention and healthy lifestyle.

The main idea behind fit for life dieting is that the body is self-cleansing, self-healing and self maintaining. It is based on the idea that all the healing power in the universe is within the human body. That nature is always correct and can’t be improved.

This means that nature does not try to trip itself up or thwart its own design. Ilness only occcurs when we break the laws of nature or natural life.

Marilyn and Harvey Diamond put the basics of “natural hygeine” into a diet program. These are easy, common sense guidelines to eating that eliminate the need to “diet”.

The fit for life diet plan and menus are based on our natural body cycle.

What Are The Natural Body Cycles?

Scientists did research on the physiological cycles or circadian rhythms/biological clocks of humans. Info from this research shows that a humans ability to deal with food is based on the proper functioning of 3 daily cycles. The 3 functions are based on the body. In easy to understand words, every day we eat, we absorb, and we get rid of what ever food we don’t use.

Each of these 3 cycles is always happening to some degree but each one is actually stronger at certain times of the day.

NOON TO 8 PM — EATING AND DIGESTION
8 PM TO 4 AM -ABSORPTION AND USE OF FOOD IN THE BODY
4 AM TO NOON – ELIMINATION OF WASTE

The fit for life diet strives to return us to this natual circadian rhythm. We should eat during noon to 8 pm, absorb our food from 8 at night til 4 am in the morning and eliminate what we have eaten from 4 am to noon the next day.

To work against this principle means you throw off your bodies natural cycle.

Metabolic Imbalance & High Water Content Foods

  • The diet also works on the theory of metabolic Imbalance which leads to weight gain and the principle of high water content food. This basically means concentrating the diet on fruits and vegetables which have high water content compared to processed foods.

Food Combining

  • Also, the fit for life diet revolves around proper food combining. Food combining is based on the idea that certain food combos are easier to digest.
    Having easy digestion leads to more energy in our body because the digestive process does not have to work as hard. Digesting food takes a lot of energy
    so making digestion as easy as possible means the stomach and intestines do less work, so more of the energy is left for you!

Correct Fruit Consumption

  • The principle of correct fruit consumption is another part of the fit for life diet. Our bodies are natually adapted to eat and digest fruit. Fruit (with a few exceptions) does not break down in the stomach which means in order for it to pass throught he stomach and give us its life giving energy it must not be combined with any other food. Fruit eaten alone will cleanse and detoxify your body.

The fit for life diet and fit or life diet plan revolve around a number of different principles. To best gain a thourough understanding of this diet you can get the fit for life diet book here.

Sample Fit For Life Diet Plan

Breakfast Guidelines

You eat only fruit and or fresh fruit juice and nothing else up until noon.

1. Start the day eating only fresh fruit juice if you like. A recommendation is between 8 to 14 ounces of juice.

2. Eat fruit throughout the morning whenever you feel hungry.

3. Eat at least 2 fruits in any 3 hour timeframe.

4. Eat as much as you desire. Try not to eat too much or too little.

5. Eat melons first before eating any other fruits if you desire.

6. Only eat bananas when you feel very hungry.

LUNCH

Fresh fruit juice, or carrot juice fresh, about 4 up to 8 ounces if you desire.

Energy salad with raw vegetables

Light dressing

or

A properly combined sandwich accompanied by celery or spears of cucumbers.

DINNER – sample from book

vegetable juice cocktail made fresh

Creamy cauliflower soup

Potato Boats or Chicken

String beans with garlic
Green french salad

The above is a one day sample of what you might eat. The Fit For Life outlines the entire program with recipes too!

Fit For Life Diet Tip

GET A JUICER BECAUSE THE FIT FOR LIFE DIET MENUS INVOLVE MAKING AND DRINKING FRESH JUICE OFTEN.

After you follow this diet for about one week you should notice alot more energy and nice skin.

Again here is the link to get the Fit For Life(book)

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Macrobiotic Diet Plan

Macrobiotic Diet Plan

 

macrobiotic_diet_planThis page includes info on the macrobiotic diet, includes a sample macrobiotic diet plan, menu and macrobiotic meal plan. It also explains what a macrobiotic diet is.

 

What is the Macrobiotic Diet?

The Macrobiotic diet and Macrobiotic diet plan follow the beliefs of the man who developed the diet. His name was George Ohsawa (Japanese) and according to him, the way to good health is to keep things simple in your diet.

His diet was a restrictive diet and included ten restrictive stages, each stage becoming more strict as the diet progressed.The diet was considered to be too strict which is why it is no longer recommended by those in the diet field. The main reason being that it could lead to nutritional deficiencies in the long run.

More recently, another man by the name of Michio Kushi built on the basic theory of the macrobiotic diet and made the diet popular once again.

Yin and Yang

The macrobiotic diet principles are formed around the Ancient Chinese philosophy of Yin and Yang.This philosophy is used to show how opposites are intertwined in the world and how they relate to one another.

For example, cold and hot, fire and water or life and death, all opposing forces are looked at as physical manifestations of this idea.

With the macrobiotic diet it is thought that eating foods in season and from your local vicinity means you will get the best yin yang.

Balance is the key, so avoiding foods considered to high or low in yin or yang can begin the disease process.

You can learn more about Yin and Yang here.

Who Follows the Macrobiotic Diet?

Since the macrobiotic diet is low in fat, it is a good diet for anybody that wants to lose weight or for those who want to restrict fat in their diet.

  • It is also high in fiber so for anyone that has issues with constipation or other bowel problems it would be a good diet.
  • It is very close to being a vegetarian diet in that it emphasizes beans, whole grains and vegetables. It does not include dairy foods or sugar. Saturated animal fat is a no no.
  • This diet is intended to be followed by anyone that wants to meld their spiritual and physical well-being as well as the well-being of the entire planet.
  • So, if you are a person that likes the idea of a diet that brings together all the elements of what it is to be healthy this diet is for you.
  • The macrobiotic diet menu includes soy foods that contain phytoestrogens which may make it a good diet for women approaching (or already in) menopause because soy mimics the hormone estrogen which women in menopause lose.

Macrobiotic Diet Guidelines

Meat, Fish and Seafood

Small portions of fish or seafood a few times each week.
Eggs, chicken, turkey dairy are avoided.
Seafood and fish eaten along with horseradish, mustard, daikon, wasabi and ginger to help clean out the body systems and detox.

Grains

Between 50-60 percent of each meal should be from whole grains.
Examples include, whole wheat, millet, corn, barley, brown and whole grain rice, buckwheat or other whole grains. Also, breads, oats,pasta noodles, baked foods or other flour type foods are eaten on occasion.

Soups

Soup is eaten often on the macrobiotic diet menu. Shoyu and miso are eaten along with veggies being 25 to 30 percent of what you eat each day. Vegetables can be eaten raw, steamed baked or boiled and comprise around a third of total food intake each day.

Beans

On the macrobiotic diet plan, beans make up about 10 percent of the diet daily. Beans, tofu, natto and tempeh to name a few.

Fruits

Eating local is part of the macrobiotic diet plan. Grapes, pears, apples, melons, berries to name just a few. Pineapple, papaya, mango are most often not eaten.

Nuts or Seeds

Some seeds and nuts can be eaten here and there, either lightly salted with sea salt or shoyu. Roasting is common for nuts.

Desserts

The macrobiotic diet plan allows for some desserts a few times a week. Natural foods made with squash, beans or dried foods are commonly made into recipes or eaten raw or plain.

Seasonings

Sea salt, brown rice vinegar, umeboshi plum, ginger root, sesame seeds, seaweed and scallions are used.

Sweeteners

Using barley malt, amazke or rice syrup to sweeten food instead of refined sugar is usual. Types of sugars to be avoided are honey, molasses, chocolate or artificial sweeteners.

Oils

Dark sesame oil is often used for macrobiotic diet meals along with corn oil, mustard seed oil and sesame oil.

Note:

Depending on your age, gender and other health issues or needs the macrobiotic diet plan can be made up to suit you as a person.

Pros Of The Macrobiotic Diet Plan

  • Low in fat
  • Low calorie in general
  • Avoids processed and refined foods which may help some health conditions

Cons of The Macrobiotic Diet

  • Very restrictive
  • This diet may lack enough of all nutrients especially things like calcium, iron or protein.
  • Since this diet does not have a lot of research about its true health benefits it is not usually a diet that is followed to help correct any type of illness. However, in general when you add more vegetables and foods from nature to your diet and eliminate processed and refined foods there is a good chance you could improve such chronic conditions like arthritis or digestive problems.

 

Sample Macrobiotic Diet Plan

Here is a sample macrobiotic diet for a day’s worth of meals:

Breakfast

1 cup of Buckwheat or other whole grain cereal with soya milk

Snack

Vegetables such as sliced carrot stick
Celery sticks
Green peppers
or a mix of all the above

Lunch

1 to 2 cups of Bean soup

Snack

Unsalted nuts or seeds

Dinner

Steamed broccoli with 1 cup of steamed brown rice with shrimp

This is just one example of how you could eat a macrobiotic diet. There are many combinations of the macrobiotic diet plan and menu including macrobiotic meal plans that are possible.

A good book to read is the Modern-Day Macrobiotics: Transform Your Diet and Feed Your Mind, Body and Spirit which will give you a very good overview of the macrobiotic diet and macrobiotic diet plan. It includes a detox diet and several other diets the macrobiotic way.

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Paleo Diet Weight Loss – Eat Like A Caveman

Paleo Diet Weight Loss

paleo_diet_weight_lossThe theory behind the paleo diet weight loss is you eat like a caveman and lose weight.

Loren Cordain, PhD, the man who wrote the Paleo Diet says that eating the same way prehistoric man did, we can be slimmer and less apt to get certain diseases like cancer, heart issues or diabetes.

Paleo diet is a diet high in protein and fiber and claims to help you lose weight without cutting back on calories.

What Is The Paleo Diet?

The paleo diet is a diet based on eating only certain types of foods. These foods are the same type of foods that humans ate during the Paleolithic era (in other words caveman!) As a matter of fact some common other names for this diet are the caveman diet, Stone age diet,and the hunter-gatherer diet.

A paleo diet plan would include fish, vegetables, fruits, lean meat, seeds and nuts. All these types of foods
could be obtained by either gathering or hunting for them.

Foods that you won’t be eating on paleo are those foods which became popular when man began farming. Things like
milk, dairy, legumes and grains for example. By throwing out these foods paleo diet weight loss starts to happen.

The Goal

The goal is to eat more like our early ancestors did because of a belief that our bodies are suited more towards
this type of diet.

It is thought that once man began to farm, and produce those foods which came about via farming, there was a big
increase in many present day diseases.

Paleo Diet Weight Loss -Do’s And Dont’s

Do Eat:

Eat Lots of fresh lean meats and fruits, fish & vegetables, and of course healthier fats.

You can also eat:

  • Eggs
  • Seeds
  • Nuts
  • Healthy oils, like olive oil or coconut oil.

Don’t Eat:

  • no processed food on the paleo diet.
  • No wheat or dairy
  • no peanuts and beans
  • no refined sugar
  • not Potatoes
  • no added Salt
  • no Refined vegetable oil, like canola as one example

More About Paleo Diet Weight Loss

  • You won’t count calories.
  • You fill up on fruits and veggies and lean meats.
  • The Paleo Diet let’s you cheat in the beginning.
  • At the start of this diet you are allowed to eat whatever you want for three meals per week.

These are considered “open meals.”

Paleo Diet Drawbacks

ON this diet you cook from scratch so you will have to find time to make your meals. For some people
this can be a draw back if time is limited.

Advantages Of The Paleo Diet

You are not allowed to eat salt so if you have high blood pressure this is a great low salt diet.
Even if you eat food that comes in a box or container you are supposed to check the salt content
and not buy foods with salt.

Paleo for Fat Loss

  1. Here is the recommendation for how you create your meals to lose weight on paleo.
  2. 4-8 ounces of only lean protein like chicken, beef, lean turkey, lean pork loin and seafood.
    Add a few servings of multi colored veggies, they can be either raw, or steamed or slightly cooked.
  3. Lastly, round out your meal with the good type of fats from things like avocado, olive oil or a few handfuls of un-salted nuts like almonds, walnuts or pecans.
  4. Eat 3 to 4 of these meals every day and give this a try for at least one month.
  5. Eat only 1 or 2 servings of fruit each day from fruits like berries and melons.

CLICK HERE FOR OUR 7 DAY PALEO DIET PLAN TO TRY

To get started on the Paleo Diet Try the Original Book By Robb Wolf.

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Sacred Heart Diet

Sacred Heart Diet – A Soup Diet – Fad Diets

 

sacred_heart_dietSacred Heart Diet is one of those fad diets that’s been around for a number of years.

This diet is based on eating soup! It claims to help you drop up to 17 pounds by following the diet for at least a week. This is a big claim to make, however if you were to drop that much weight in one week it will likely be water weight.

It is believed the diet originated at the Sacred Heart Memorial Hospital in the cardiology department and was given to people with heart issues due to being overweight. This however, turns out to be untrue.

This diet has gone by many various names in the past like the Cleveland Diet, The Sacred Heart Hospital Diet and The Spokane Heart Diet.

The Sacred Heart Diet is A Fad Diet. As with any diet the reason you can lose weight on it is because you are simply reducing the number of calories you will eat.

Many people search for the magic diet that will drop pounds really quick. But as with any diet it’s all about eating less.

Sacred Heart Diet – diet soup recipe

bowl-of-soup-sacred-heart-dietSacred Heart Soup Recipe

1 to 2 cans of any stewed style tomatoes
3 or more large onions (green)
1 can beef broth (large can and low-fat variety)

1 package of Lipton Soup mix (the chicken noodle mix)

1 whole bunch of chopped celery
2 cans of green beans
2 lbs of chopped Carrots
2 chopped Green Peppers

Chop up vegetables in bite sized pieces. Cover them with water and boil about 10 mins.
Season with some salt, parsley, curry, pepper, or Worcestershire sauce. (or other spices or herbs you like)

Reduce the temperature down to simmer and keep cooking until the vegetables are tender.

Here is another Sacred Heart  Diet Soup Recipe for variety.

You can eat as much of this soup as you can stomach for the entire day.

2 – 11 ounce cans of chicken noodle soup (the Campbell Healthy variety if possible)
5 stalks of chopped up celery
1 lb. of frozen string beans
4 chopped or diced carrots
4 chopped up potatoes
½ of one green pepper chopped
2 regular or red onions chopped or diced

This diet is similar to the cabbage soup diet.

Keep in mind the Sacred Heart Diet is a fad diet, one of those diets that came and went. The reason for it is probably because it is not a healthy diet to stay on for the long-term. It may work to lose weight fast for a week or so, but you should always speak to a doctor before
starting such a diet and not stay on a nutritionally unsound diet for too long.

7 Day – Sacred Heart Diet Menu and Eating plan.

Day 1 -You can eat any fruit, but not bananas. Recommended fruits are Cantaloupes and watermelon.Compared to most fruits they are lower in calories.
Today you should only eat fruit and soup.

Day 2 -Any vegetables. Eat raw, fresh, canned or cooked vegetables until you feel full. Eat green leafy vegetables and keep away from dried beans.
As well, stay away from corn and peas. Eat the soup as above and add a potato for dinner. Fruits are not allowed today.

Day 3 -Eat as much soup, fruits and or veggies that you want. No baked potatoes today.
By today, day 3 of this diet you should start feeling lighter if you’ve stuck with the diet.

Day 4 -Drink skim milk and eat bananas. You’re body needs the potassium that the bananas offer so eat as many as you want along with as much milk as you want.
Eat soup also, as much as you want.

Day 5 -Beef with tomatoes today. You are allowed to have 10 to 20 ounces of beef and one can of tomatoes, or as much as 6 tomatoes today. Eat the soup once.

Day 6 -Beef with veggies today. You can eat between 2 and 3 steaks today along with green leafy vegetables like lettuce, spinach or chard.
There are no potatoes allowed today. Eat the soup at least one time today.

Day 7 -Brown rice, with unsweetened fruit juice and cooked veggies.
Eat to the point you feel full that includes eating the soup. You can add any cooked vegetables to the rice if desired during this 7th day of the sacred heart diet.

List of Allowed Drinks on Sacred Heart Diet

Any Unsweetened juices
Cranberry juice
Herbal Teas
Skim milk
Coffee
As much water as desired

Please leave a comment below if you have a story about how the Sacred Heart Diet helped you lose weight.

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South Beach Diet Phase One

South Beach Diet Phase One

This page on South Beach Diet Phase One will provide the following information:

  • A one day example of what to eat on the South Beach Diet Phase One
  • South beach diet recipes phase one
  • South beach diet shopping list for phase one
  • Which foods you can eat on the South Beach Diet phase one
  • Which foods to avoid on the South Beach Diet phase one

south-beach-diet-phase-one- salmon-with-olives
For each meal, breakfast, lunch and dinner there is one special recipe that is included.

Phase one is meant to be done for a two week period. Since we only show you a one day sample on this page, we also show you what foods to eat, and which foods you should not be eating on the South Beach Diet so you can make up your own two week plan if you like.

This one day example was taken from the South Beach Diet Book. You should lose anywhere between 8-13 pounds on the South Beach Diet phase one if you follow  two weeks of the menus.

Although you can create your own diet from our list, it is recommended to get the book if you want to continue with the full two weeks of phase 1 and also get all original menus and recipes for all three phases of the diet.

South Beach Diet Phase One Guidelines

Phase 1 is the strictest phase of this diet. It is meant to last two weeks, just long enough to get rid of the insulin resistance that is brought on by eating too many bad carbs (mostly processed carbohydrates).

You can eat as much protein, good fats and lowest glycemic index carbs as needed to feel satisfied and to control blood sugar.

  • You don’t need to measure calories or anything else. By the end of doing the full two weeks you should have lost your cravings for unhealthy foods like sweets, starches and baked goods.

  • You can eat 6 different times on this diet throughout the day.

  • You should never feel hungry. If you do than you should increase your serving size.

Foods To Eat On South Beach Diet Phase One

  • fish, beef, chicken and chicken breasts without skin (except chicken legs), deli meat, lean pork, turkey and turkey breasts without skin (except turkey legs), shellfish, seafood, lamb (loin, tenderloin);
  • eggs, low-fat cheese, cream cheese, buttermilk, skim milk, soy milk, yogurt, tofu (nonfat or low-fat);

  • per day: walnuts (15 pieces), almonds (15 pieces), peanuts (20 pieces), cashews (15 pieces), pistachios (30 pieces), pumpkin seeds (3 tbsp.) and flaxseeds (3 tbsp.);

  • black beans, eggplants, spinach, tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, zucchini, asparagus, artichokes, broccoli, celery, parsley, kidney beans, dill, mushrooms, onion, radishes, turnip, rhubarb, cabbage, cauliflower, olives, chickpeas, green peas, green beans, soybeans, fennel, avocado, cannellini beans;

  • popsicles, jams, unsweetened cocoa powder, jellies (use very carefully; allowed only 75 calories of sweets per day);

  • miso, soy sauce, salsa, herbs, mustard, salad dressing (low sugar), hot pepper sauce;

  • canola oil, vegetable oil spread, olive oil, grape seed oil;

  • white tea, green tea, black tea, seltzer, vegetable juices.

FOODS TO AVOID ON PHASE ONE

 

  • sugar, sweets, chocolate, pastries, honey, ice cream and all products with high sugar content;

  • bread, pasta, vermicelli, rice, oat, potato and cereals;

  • fruits and berries, fruit juices;

  • ham, fat meat, ribs, liver, duck, goose;

  • carrots, beetroot, sweet potato and corn;

  • fat cheeses, alcohol, more that 1-2 cups of tea or coffee, ketchup.

SOUTH BEACH DIET PHASE ONE -SAMPLE

Breakfast

6 oz vegetable juice cocktail

2 Vegetable Quiche Cups

Decaffeinated coffee or decaffeinated tea with non-fat milk and sugar substitute

Mid-morning snack

1 part-skim mozzarella cheese stick

Lunch

Sliced grilled chicken breast on romaine lettuce

2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette

Sugar-free flavored gelatin dessert

Mid-afternoon snack

Celery stuffed with 1 wedge Laughing Cow Light Cheese

Dinner

Grilled Salmon with Rosemary

Steamed asparagus

Tossed salad (mixed greens, cucumbers, green peppers, cherry tomatoes, Olive oil and vinegar to taste or 2 Tbsp low-sugar prepared dressing).

Dessert

Vanilla Ricotta Creme (recipe below)

Recipe:

1/2 cup partly skimmed ricotta cheese

1/4 tsp vanilla extract

1 package sugar substitute

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and chill to ready to eat. Serves 1

Calories= 178 per serving

SHOPPING LIST FOR SOUTH BEACH DIET PHASE ONE

6 oz vegetable juice cocktail

Romaine lettuce 1 small pack

Celery 1 small pack

Rosemary 1 small pack

Asparagus 200 g

Mixed greens 1 small pack

Cucumbers

Green peppers

Cherry tomatoes

Decaffeinated coffee/tea 1 small pack

Skim mozzarella cheese stick

Non-fat milk 1 bottle

Laughing Cow Light Cheese 1 small pack

Sugar substitute 1 small pack,

Chicken breast (1 portion is about 250-300 g)

Balsamic Vinaigrette 1 bottle

1 Sugar-free flavored gelatin dessert

Salmon (1 portion is about 250-300 g)

For the Vegetable Quiche Cups: 1 package of spinach, 150-175 ml of liquid egg substitute, 150-175 g reduced-fat cheese, 1 green bell pepper, 1 onion, hot pepper sauce 1 bottle

Vanilla Ricotta Crème: partly skimmed ricotta cheese 1 small pack, vanilla extract 1 small pack

Enjoy our South Beach Diet Phase One  sample and shopping list!

If you like this one day example of the South Beach Diet Phase One an example of South Beach Diet phase 2 can be found here. Phase 3 South Beach Diet here.

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South Beach Diet Menu

south beach diet menuThe South Beach Diet Menu helps you to cut out processed foods and teaches you to eat  “good carbs”.

This diet is not a low carboydrate or low-fat diet but works to help you lose weight anyway. If you are looking for a diet that is flexible, this might be the one you will like and be able to stick to long-term.

It’s based on the idea that one side effect of weight gain is the impairment of the hormone insulin’s ability to process fuel, fats and sugar properly. This condition is called insulin resistance. As a result our bodies store more fat than they need to.
Much of this weight comes from the carbs we eat, especially processed carbs found in baked goods, breads, snacks and convenience foods. With processed foods most of the fiber
has been taken out and without adequate fiber our bodies change for the worse.

When you decrease the consumption of those bad carbs, insulin resistance begins to clear up. Weight starts to drop off and your body start to metabolize carbs properly.

In summary, the South Beach diet permits good carbs (fruits, vegetables and whole grains) but cuts out the bad carbs like( processed foods, especially where the fiber has been striped out during manufacturing).

 

 South Beach Diet Meals

  • You eat normal sizes of most things like meat, fish, chicken, turkey and shellfish and have lots of vegetables, cheese, eggs and nuts.
  • Eating salads with olive oil is part of this diet.
  • You eat three balanced meals per day.
  • You get to eat until your hunger is satisfied and you are urged to eat snacks in between meals whether you need them or not.
  • The first 2 phases have a food list of choices  that show foods that you should or should not eat.

South Beach Diet Menu Phase 1

The South Beach Diet has three phrases.

  • The first phase, phase 1, lasts for two weeks.
  • It is the strictest phase of the three phrases and is designed to help you eliminate eating too many bad carbs (these are mainly processed foods)
  • It allows ample portions of protein, good fats, and the lower glycemic index carbs that  blood sugar control.
  • Once you complete this phase your cravings for sweets , baked goods and starches will be gone.
  • You don’t have to measure portions or calories or anything else. Meals should be of normal size and enough to satisfy hunger.

Here is an a one day example of the South Beach Diet Menu phase 1.

South Beach Diet Menu Phase 2

After being on phase 1 for 14 days it’s recommended to switch to phase 2.

  • Here you will start to gradually introduce back healthy carbs, fruit, whole grain bread, rice , whole wheat pasta, sweet potatoes etc.
  • Weight loss slows down a little on phase 2 which is why some dieters chose to stay on phase 1 longer than two weeks. If you feel you can stick to phase 1 longer,  than go ahead. But it is a bad choice for a long-term diet so it’s best not to stick to phase 1 for more than another two weeks or so, simply because it’s too restrictive.
  • You can stay on phase 2 until you reach your goal weight and then move onto phase 3 which is the lifetime diet.
  • If you happen to fall off the wagon on phase 2 and eat certain things that cause you to gain back weight then it is advised to switch back to phase 1 again until you drop the pounds you gained.

Here is a one day South Beach Diet Menu example for phase 2 (South Beach Diet recipes included)

South Beach Diet Menu Phase 3

By now you should be at your best or ideal weight. If you have stuck with the diet until now your blood chemistry should be better at doctors visits.

  • Phase 3 is the phase that will help you maintain the benefits and improvements you have gained. This is how you will eat for the rest of your life.
  • There is no food list for this phase because you should be knowledgable enough about this diet to be able to stick to its core principles.
  • If you slip backwards and gain a bit of weight always go back to phase 1 and start over until you gently pull yourself back to the South Beach principles.
  • After all the diet was made  to allow you to eat the way you want so if you have too many desserts now and again, great, enjoy!  But just come back to where you started and keep going from there.

Here is  a one day example of the South Beach Diet Menu phase 3. (with South Beach Diet recipes)

Now that you have a good overview of what is involved in the south beach diet menu plans and its principles go ahead and start with phase 1 and work through all three phases.

You should have better results with blood work after your doctors visits if you stick with all of the South Beach Diet menus long enough.

You will of course want to have the complete South Beach Diet Menu for the entire South Beach diet plan so getting the South Beach Diet Book by clicking the link below is a great idea.

The South Beach Diet: The Delicious, Doctor-Designed, Foolproof Plan for Fast and Healthy Weight Loss

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Special K Diet Plan

The special k diet and special k diet plan was created by the Kellogg’s cereal company to help women lose a few pounds over a two week period. special k diet plan

It includes eating two bowls of Special K cereal with 3/ 4 cup of skim milk at two of your meals each day.

According to the book The Special K Challenge and Beyond: your basic two week diet can include:

A serving of Kellogg’s Special K Cereal with skim milk, fruit and a coffee or tea or a serving of Special K Protein Bar or Protein Shake.

You enjoy two such meals on this diet and make the third meal your own by eating any meal of your choice under 700 calories. The meal should also be low in fat.

Get great ideas for healthy low fat meals here.

To make it very simple you enjoy two meals using Special K food products and make the third meal your own. You can include as many fruit and vegetable snacks as you like to make this diet satisfying.

The Special K Diet Plan Basics:

 

Breakfast

Eat any Special K cereal with your choice of fruit and 3/4 cup skim milk. Or, you can eat a Special K Protein Shake or Special K Protein Meal Bar.

 

Lunch

Replace your second meal of the day with one of the following:

A serving of Special K cereal or a Special K Protein Meal Bar or a Special K Protein Shake

Dinner

Eat a healthy meal of your choice that is under 700 calories and low fat.  You can eat this meal for either breakfast, lunch or dinner depending on your preference.

Snacks:

You can enjoy two of these snacks during the day.

You can have any type of drink on this diet except for alcohol.

This diet is not meant to be followed for longer then two weeks as a 14 day diet. It is meant as a challenge diet to help drop some weight and start you on the path to incorporating a healthier lifestyle.

The special K diet plan is great for women who have a Body Mass (BMI) index over 25.  Studies done by Kelloggs have shown that the majority of women who took this diet had  weight loss around the waist and hips and lost up to six pounds over the two week time frame.

For more information on the Special K Diet Plan visit the Special K challenge site.

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