Soups are a large part of the Bikini Diet
The Bikini Diet was created by Maggie Greenwood-Robinson. Its very name should give you an idea of the diet’s objectives. The first phase lasts for 30 days. During the second phase lasting 14 days dieters may lose weight even faster. Then there is a stabilization phase. Because the daily calorie intake is between 900 and 1100 calories dieters lose weight relatively quickly. Learn to make the Bikini soup to deal with raging hunger. It’s fairly simple: simmer for an hour in a large pot 2 yellow squash, 1 large onion, 3 celery stalks, 800 grams (a little less than 2 pounds) of tomatoes, one half cabbage, 1.2 liters (about 1.25 quarts) of chicken bouillon, salt, and pepper. I know if I were consuming only 1100 calories a day, I’d be hitting this soup often.
Here are some of the Bikini Diet principles: Drink 8 to 10 glasses of water a day. Eat lots of proteins. Take supplements such as antioxidants, calcium tablets, and lineolic acid. Practice a sport such as weight lifting.
The fish looks good, a bikini may look even better.
Advantages of the Bikini Diet may include rapid weight loss. It is easy to choose what you eat because you eat two portions of the same food category each day. The major disadvantage of this diet is its draconian nature. The diet can be very tiring and lead to frustration.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 Breakfast: A half cup of fiber enriched bran cereal with a glass of soy milk and an apple. A cup of green tea or coffee. Lunch: A slice of wheat bread with a tablespoon of light jam. One apple. The mid-afternoon snack is a spinach and feta cheese salad. Supper: Scallops (Coquille Saint-Jacques) 1 No fat, sugar free yogurt.
Menu 2 Breakfast: A poached egg with a slice of bran bread. A bowl of raspberries. A glass of soy milk. A cup of green tea or coffee. Lunch: A sugar free fruit yogurt with 0% butterfat. The mid-afternoon snack is a Caesar salad and a slice of whole-grain bread. Supper: 100 grams (about 3 ounces) of grilled steak, a half cup of cauliflower, and a half cup of whole grain rice.
Some of the information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible des Régimes, written by Jenny de Jonquières and published by Amérik 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. This information-packed book is presently available only in French. For more information consult the publisher’s website www.amerik-media.com.