We came across the latest diet trend that is helping women drop a dress size and getting a flatter tummy just in time for NYE.Also,if you’re a bride and your wedding is in a few weeks, this is definitely worth a try.
We hate unhealthy diets that make you lose weight but also make you look very pale and sick from the lack of nutrition.
The DASH diet (Stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension), was developed by the nutritionist Marla Heller, and was recently voted the healthiest diet in the U.S. by a panel of doctors.
The Daily Mail has recently posted and exclusive extract of that diet from Marla’s book “The DASH Weight Loss Solution.”
“Over the next two weeks, you can not only drop a dress size and flatten your tummy, but fire up your metabolism and train your appetite to resist all those calorific treats you’ll be tempted by over the festive season.” The Daily Mail reports.
This diet consists of 2 phases:Phase 1: 14 DaysFor the next 14 days, include moderate-sized servings of these 3 food groups in every main meal.
(A portion of meat, fish and poultry should be the size of your palm. A handful of beans, nuts, lentils and soy foods. A portion of cheese should be the size of a small matchbox.)
1. Foods that are protein-rich and low in saturated fat. These include:• Lean meats• Fish and poultry• Beans and lentils• Soy foods• Low-fat cheeses• Eggs• Unsweetened or artificially sweetened yogurt (one small pot per day)
2. Heart-healthy fats. These are foods that contain omega-3 and polyunsaturated fats, which have been shown, if eaten regularly, to have beneficial effects on circulation and reduce the risk of heart disease. Good sources include:• Avocados• Vegetable oils, especially olive, rapeseed and nut oils.Note that coconut oil and palm oil are excluded, since they are high in saturated fat, along with salad dressings, especially those based on these two oils.
3. Foods that are protein-rich and contain healthy fats. These include:• Nuts (preferably non-roasted and unsalted) and seeds.• Fatty fish such as salmon and mackerel.
PLUS:As much sugar-free, fruit-flavored jelly as you want — this will become your fruit and dessert substitute. All vegetables, with the exception of starchy vegetables such as potatoes and corn, are also unlimited.
Avoid starchy foods (other than beans). This means no bread, pasta, potatoes, rice and all foods fried in batter, sugary foods (which includes fruit, fresh, frozen, dried or tinned), alcohol, caffeinated beverages and milk.Phase 2:After this initial reset phase, if you want to continue losing weight and feeling well, you are ready to move on to Phase Two.Working your way through Phase One, you will have already learnt to make your meals more satisfying with proteins, non-starchy vegetables and heart-healthy fats.
In phase 2, you should continue to eat some protein and plenty of vegetables at every meal, but you can start to add wholegrains (no more than three portions) and fruit (two portions) to your daily diet. You can also ramp up your exercise regime with more aerobic activity and toning exercises.
One portion of wholegrain = 1 slice wholemeal bread; half a wholemeal muffin; half a wholemeal bread roll; half a cup cooked wholemeal pasta or brown rice; half a jacket potato or three new potatoes with skins on, or onetablespoon wholegrain cereal.
One portion of fruit = 1 small piece of fresh fruit; half a glass of fruit juice; 1 dessertspoon of dried fruit; 2 tablespoonof canned fruit in juice.You will continue to lose weight, although slightly slower after the initial reset phase, but it’s a plan you can enjoy for life.