Monday, January 23, 2012

Diet Plans And Menus - The Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet by Levi Reiss

The Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet was created by Caroline Gosselin. Dr. Gosselin holds a doctorate in physiology-endocrinology. She feels that creating good daily habits will lead to losing weight. The best way that you can change progressively your food habits is to take into account hunger signals, engage in physical activity, and make sure to have pleasure. These suggestions mean you should make time for yourself, relax, and eat some special dishes. Here are some of the diet principles.

This diet is for women only. From time to time add a new food. Keep a log of what you eat and your daily activities. Set realistic objectives. You should put the accent on fruits, vegetables, and grains; they increase your metabolism and fill you. If you are no longer hungry don't force yourself to finish your plate. Don't count calories. Take the time to enjoy yourself. Drink water all day long. Practice a sport regularly. Follow the Canadian Food Guide. This means eating 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables daily; 2 to 3 servings of meat or meat substitutes including fish, eggs, or legumes; 5 to 12 servings of grains; and 2 to 4 portions of dairy products. This guide clearly defines what is meant by serving size, which differs from one food category to another.

One advantage of the Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet is its respect for hunger signals. It is not restrictive because you are allowed to eat your fill. This diet encourages you to discover new foods. It is felt that there are no disadvantages to this diet.

Here are two of the sample menus:

Menu 1

Breakfast: Oatmeal. Milk. Raspberries. Apple juice.

Lunch: Green salad. Curried chick peas. Cauliflower. Whole-grain bread.

The mid-afternoon snack is banana crepes.

Supper: Herbed trout fillet. Wild rice. Tomatoes provencales. Quark cheese.

Menu 2

Breakfast: Spelt flour bread. Honey. Yogurt. Fresh squeezed orange juice.

Lunch: Spinach salad. Salmon fillet. Artichokes. Lemon sorbet.

The mid-afternoon snack is fruit salad.

Supper: Asparagus. Lemon chicken. Brown rice. Ratatouille. A yogurt.

Some information in this article comes from a quite 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 available only in French at present.