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Coffee and diet coke or diet pepsi MUST be decaffeinated.

 

. This is due to the fact that, while caffeine may at times slightly raise the metabolic rate, in the liver it inhibits or slows the conversion of stored fat back into glucose.

ALLOWED FOODS

All serves are "palm-sized".  This means the size and thickness of your own palm (this does not include your fingers).  Therefore, this will differ for each person.

(Average 220 grams males an 120 grams females).
. portion of chicken breast, OR
. portion of steak, OR
. portion of lamb OR veal OR lean pork OR
. portion of fish
. small tin of tuna or salmon packed in water or brine, Not oil
. portion of lean ham or turkey - enough slices only to fit in the palm of your hand
. handful of seafood, eg prawns, oysters, crab etc
. two medium eggs (no more than three times per week eg, no more than a total of six eggs per week
. 200gms plain low-fat cottage cheese or ricotta.


NEVER MISS A PROTEIN SERVE.............because you don't feel hungry.
Your body will go into "famine" mode and will not release its fat stores if it detects a deficiency of protein.

2 LITRES OF WATER A DAY

Water is vital.  You MUST  drink an extra 2 litres of water each day to help flush out the wastes from burning up your stored fat.  Don't guess the quantity - measure an extra 2 litres accurately and add a twist of lemon or lime diet cordial for taste.  It also stops you feeling hungry and is generally good for your health.


LOW GI VEGETABLES

Avocado 1/4 to 1/2 per day limit - all others are free.  Try to have 3 cups daily as a minimum of the following vegetables.
. Alfalfa Sprouts, Asparagus
. Beans, Bok Choy, Broccoli,  Brussel Sprouts,
. Celery, Cabbage, Capsicum, Cauliflower, Cucumber,
. Eggplant,
. Lettuce, Leeks,
. Mung Beans, Mushrooms,
. Onions, Radish,
. Shallots, Snow Peas, Spinach, Squash,
. Tomato, Watercress, Zucchini,
. Carrots are only allowed 3 times per week due to their higher carb content.

SOUPS

Vegetable soup (made from the allowed vegetables listed above), stock cubes.


SAUCES AND CONDIMENTS

Balsamic vinegar, Lemon juice, vinegar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, mustard, tomato paste (not tomatoe sauce)
The following commercially available products may be used in moderation:
. Weight Watchers 98% fat free dressing
. Dijonnaise 97% fat free dressing
. Mayonnaise 97% fat free dressing
. Paul Newman's Classic dressing
. Paul Newman's Balsamic dressing


HERBS AND SPICES

All spice, basil, celery flakes, chilli, chives, cinnamon, cloves, corinader, cumin, curry powder, dill, fennel, garlic, ginger, lite salt, mint, mustard seed, nutmeg, oregano, paprika, parsley, pepper, rosemary, sage, thyme, tumeric, tarragon.

Make use of diet jelly;  You can have diet jelly every day and as many/as much as you want.

mysticmum mysticmum 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 27, 2007

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Excellent information thanks for researching the info out and sharing it.

Your story is great - we can all use some extra info about our diets. I agree about the water intake. It's good for your organs, your skin, everything. You just feel better when you drink a lot of water. The hard thing is to remember to drink it so I like your idea about filling a 2 litre bottle of water for a day, so you'll have no excuse not to drink it!



Leena

Decafinated coffee:- yuck 16107

I started drinking caffiene free diet soda when I was in my late teens while starting up walking everyday. I think it helped since I was such a soda junkie. However, I've heard and read up that too much diet soda is actually worse than regular o_O Me measuring things is hard and in my house it's hard to resist temptation of bad foods. One thing I really need to work on as soon as possible. I've also heard that if you eat good food you feel better, me it's hard to tell if certain foods are good. I check labels and read up on what is good and what is bad, I just forget at times.