Saturday, January 28, 2012

Diet Programs And Meals - The Mangez! (Eat!) Diet by Levi Reiss

The Mangez! (Eat!) Diet was created by Guylaine Guevremont and Marie-Claude Lortie. It is based on listening to the dieter's hunger signals. They propose a varied nutrition in which no food is forbidden. You eat what you want, when you want, stopping when you are no longer hungry. Here are some of the diet principles.

Eat according to your hunger signals. Don't follow weight-loss diets. First of all, weight loss is usually limited to the short term. In addition, by depriving yourself of several foods you'll become frustrated, a sentiment that will affect your dietary behavior. Eat everything. As an example, you may eat French fries and then eat a light meal later on. If you don't eat when you are hungry you may end up eating more later on. Eat breakfast at most an hour after rising. If feel like it, eat a nutritious snack in the morning, afternoon, or before retiring. Be sure to get in the habit of leaving some food on your plate at lunchtime and suppertime. Those extra few bites will become excess baggage. Take up a physical activity, one that pleases you. Doing so is good for your health and will help you lose weight.

An advantage of the Mangez! (Eat!) Diet is its respect for hunger signals. This means you will acquire good eating habits. This diet is quite easy to follow; it is addressed to everyone who needs to lose weight. It is felt that there are no disadvantages to the diet.

Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1

Breakfast: Whole-grain bread. Jam. Fruit salad.

The mid-morning snack is rice cakes.

Lunch: Roast chicken. Green beans. French fries.

The mid-afternoon snack is an apple and a yogurt.

Supper: Green salad. Spinach ravioli with parmesan cheese. The snack before retiring is lemon sorbet.

Menu 2

Breakfast: A bagel with bacon. Grapes.

The mid-morning snack is a soft nutritional bar.

Lunch: Greek salad. Chocolate soy dessert.

The mid-afternoon snack is oatmeal cookies.

Supper: Smoked salmon. Pumpernickel bread. Cottage cheese. Broccoli and potatoes au gratin.

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 a whole lot more. La Bible des Regimes is available only in French at present.