Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Diet Programs And Meals - The Bikini Diet by Levi Reiss

The Bikini Diet was created by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson. Its name gives you a good idea of the diet's objectives. The first phase lasts for 30 days. During the second phase lasting 14 days dieters may lose weight even faster. Then there is a stabilization phase. Because the daily calorie intake is between 900 and 1100 calories dieters lose weight relatively quickly. You should learn how to make the Bikini soup to deal with raging hunger. It's fairly simple: simmer for an hour in a large pot 2 yellow squash, 1 large onion, 3 celery stalks, 800 grams (a little less than 2 pounds) of tomatoes, one half cabbage, 1.2 liters (about 1.25 quarts) of chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. I know if I were consuming only 1100 calories a day, I'd be hitting this soup often.

Here are some of the Bikini Diet principles: Drink from 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Eat lots of proteins. Take supplements, for example: antioxidants, calcium tablets, and lineolic acid. Practice a sport such as weight lifting.

Advantages of the Bikini Diet might include rapid weight loss. It is easy to choose what you eat because you eat two portions of the same food category each day. The major disadvantage of this diet is its draconian nature. The diet can be very tiring and lead to frustration. Here are two sample menus: Menu 1 Breakfast: A half cup of fiber enriched bran cereal with a glass of soy milk and an apple. A cup of green tea or coffee. Lunch: A slice of wheat bread with a tablespoon of light jam. One apple. Your mid-afternoon snack is a spinach and feta cheese salad. Supper: Scallops (Coquille Saint-Jacques) 1 no-fat, sugar free yogurt.

Menu 2 Breakfast: A poached egg with a slice of bran bread. A bowl of raspberries. A glass of soy milk. A cup of green tea or coffee. Lunch: A sugar free fruit yogurt with 0% butterfat. Your mid-afternoon snack is a Caesar salad and a slice of whole-grain bread. Supper: 100 grams (about 3 ounces) of grilled steak, a half cup of cauliflower, and a half cup of whole grain rice.

Some information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Regimes, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Amerik Media. Her book describes more than 80 diets and weight reduction programs. Each diet is presented with 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion of its advantages and disadvantages, and lots more. La Bible des Regimes is presently available only in French. For more information consult the publisher's website