Sunday, December 4, 2011

Diet Plans And Menus - The Fat Burning Diet by Levi Reiss

The Fat Burning Diet was created by Claire Pinson. During 20 days you eat mostly vegetables and meat and may lose between 11 and 22 pounds (5 to 10 kilograms) and increase your muscle mass. This diet consists of two phases. In the attack phase you eat foods that burn fat, foods that trap fats, and foods low in calories but high in proteins. During this phase no starch is allowed. Foods that burn fats may also reduce the level of bad cholesterol. These foods include bell peppers, celery, cabbage, parsley, and eggplant. Foods that trap fats help your body eliminate them before they are assimilated into the body. Such fiber rich foods include almonds, prunes, split peas, soy, wheat bran, whole grain bread, strawberries, and broccoli. It is said that you should eat daily a gram of protein for each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight. Low-calorie foods rich in calories include lean meat, fish, soy, and egg whites.

During the stabilization phase you are advised to consume foods that lower the level of bad cholesterol, which helps to reduce the rate of cardio-vascular incidents. These foods include olive oil, dry beans, garlic, carrots, and oatmeal. It is quite important to build your muscles and practice a sport involving endurance such as walking, swimming, or dancing. Take conjugated linoleic acid supplements, antioxidants that may help fight against cancer, bad cholesterol, and diabetes. Drink a lot of green tea.

Advantages of the Fat Burning Diet may include conserving your muscle mass, reducing cardiovascular illness, and the level of bad cholesterol. The Fat Burning Diet does not exclude any food group, which makes it somewhat balanced. The major disadvantage of this diet is the constant hunger. Many foods are excluded. Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1 (Attack phase)

Breakfast: A sugarless cup of green tea. A glass of soy milk. 2 tangerines.

Lunch: Five ounces (150 grams) of lean beef. Seven ounces (200 grams) of green beans and peppers. 1 soy dessert.

Supper: A bowl of leek soup. Seven ounces (200 grams) of sole grilled with lemon (without fat).

Menu 2 (Stabilization phase)

Breakfast: A sugarless cup of green tea. A glass of soy milk. A slice of whole grain bread and an orange.

Lunch: Five ounces (150 grams) of veal scallopini, three tablespoons of rice, and a vanilla soy dessert.

Supper: A bowl of creamed pumpkin and potato soup. Seven ounces (200 grams) of filet of hake.

Some of the 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 at present is available only in French. For additional information consult the publisher's website