Doctor Rougier of the SLIM-data Diet.
The SLIM-data Diet was created by Doctor Yann Rougier. It relies on three different indexes: the caloric index that indicates the energy provided by a given food, the enzymatic index that indicates how a food is digested, and the insulin index that indicates how the body stores the given food. With this three-phase diet, dieters start to lose weight after 10 to 15 days and may shed 1.5 to 3 pounds (0.7 to 1.3 kilograms) per ten-day period. Here are some of the SLIM-data Diet principles.
During Phase 1 place the accent on green-zone foods. These foods include green vegetables with some exceptions, fruits, nuts, bran, red beans, tofu, some dairy products, fish and shellfish with exceptions such as breaded fish, eggs, gelatine, tea, coffee, and infusions without sugar. Each meal should include 3 servings of green-zone foods or 2 such servings plus a serving of orange-zone foods listed below. During Phase 2 place the accent on orange-zone foods. These foods include some vegetables, fruits with a few exceptions, nuts, whole-grain rice, pasta, grains, some cheeses, breaded fish, some oils such as olive oil, frozen yogurt, sherbet, coffee without sugar, juices, and a glass of red wine. Each meal should include 2 servings of orange-zone foods and a serving of green-zone foods. Twice a week eat a serving of red-zone foods listed below, along with a green-zone and an orange-zone food.
You'll need a book for the SLIM-data Diet.
During Phase 3 eat either as in Phase 1 or as in Phase 2 but twice a week eat a serving of green-zone foods along with two servings of red-zone foods. Red-zone foods include some vegetables, some fruits, some grains, potatoes and sweet potatoes, cheese, smoked fish, cold cuts, scrambled and fried eggs, butter, muffins and many other snacks, vodka, whisky, fruit juice, and red and white wine. Even after you have reached your ideal weight don’t eat three servings of red-zone foods at a single meal. Twice a month you may eat a serving of purple-zone foods, which are basically junk foods. No matter which phase you are at, always eat at least one serving of foods rich in proteins. Needless to say, you will need a book to learn the full details of this rather complicated diet.
An advantage of the SLIM-data Diet is the large selection of permitted foods, even during Phase 1. The weight loss is gradual. This diet does not take physical activity or the body’s hunger signals into account.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 (Phase 1) Breakfast: A light yogurt. 2 tablespoons of oat bran. A kiwi. Tea or coffee. Lunch: Tomato salad with basil. A grilled lean steak. Braised endives. Tangerines. Supper: A small pizza. Broccoli. White or orange cheese.
Menu 2 (Phase 2) Breakfast: A soft-boiled egg. A slice of whole-grain yeast bread. A slice of Emmental cheese. An orange. Tea or coffee. Lunch: Rice salad. Steamed vegetables. Orange, hazelnut, and walnut salad. Supper: Vegetable soup. Spaghetti and meat sauce. Fruit salad.
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.