You'll need a book for the Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet.
The Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet was created by Caroline Gosselin, holder of a doctorate in physiology-endocrinology. She feels that creating good daily habits will lead to losing weight. The best way to change progressively your food habits is to take into account hunger signals, physical activity, and pleasure. This means making time for yourself, relaxing, and eating some special dishes. Here are some of the diet principles.
This diet is directed to women only. From time to time add a new food. Keep a log of what you eat and your daily activities. Set realistic objectives. Put an 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. On a daily basis this means eating 5 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables; 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.
Lots of delicious food in the Canadian Food Guide.
An advantage of the Lose Weight A Day At A Time Diet is its respect for hunger signals. It isn’t restrictive because you can eat your fill. This diet also encourages you to discover new foods. It is felt that there are no disadvantages to this diet.
Here are two 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 provençales. 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 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.