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The Nautilus Plus Tandem program is more than just a diet. It combines physical training with healthy eating. For a period varying from 60 to 180 days dieters work with a personal trainer and a nutritionist in a Nautilus Plus center. You should check with your doctor before getting involved in an ambitious physical training program. The program has the following steps: an evaluation of your physical condition, personalized physical training sessions, supervised physical training sessions, a nutritional consultation, usually 30 minutes but sometimes 60 minutes, and a nutritional evaluation. You will keep a dietary log. Here are some of the program principles.
Determine your physical conditioning objectives with a personal trainer who will accompany you during the entire process. Together you will come up with your meals, snacks, and grocery list. Determine your weight loss objectives with a nutritionist who will accompany you during the entire process. Each diet is personalized. Drink about a quart (a liter) of water a day. Eat a minimum of 125 grams (about 4 ounces) of glucides daily to provide your body with enough energy for the physical activities. Put the accent on whole-grain products. Eat protein with every meal and snack. Suggested protein sources include meat, poultry, fish, and dairy products. You should consume a gram of protein for each kilogram (2.2 pounds) of body weight.
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The Nautilus Plus Tandem Program has the advantage of combining good dietary habits with physical exercise. It is somewhat costly as you do have to pay for professional services.
Here are two sample menus:
Menu 1 Breakfast: 2 slices of whole-grain bread with honey. A plain yogurt. A pear. Lunch: Fettuccini with tomatoes and black olives. A glass of soy milk. Fruit salad. Supper: Carrot soup. Shrimp brochettes. Spinach. Wild rice.
Menu 2 Breakfast: A bowl of oatmeal with goat’s milk. An apple. Lunch: Asparagus. Chicken cooked with maple syrup. Vegetables in tin foil. Brown rice. Strawberries. Supper: Tomato salad. Poached salmon. Steamed spinach. Artichokes. A yogurt. A peach.
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.