The Part-Time Diet: Weekdays

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The Diet

On this diet you'll eat 1,000 calories on weekdays and 2,750 calories a day at the weekend. Expect to loose around 5-8LBs in 2 weeks.


Monday - Friday

Choose one breakfast, lunch and dinner from the list below

Breakfast- 250 calories each

• 2tbs grapefruit segments. Sachet of ready-to-make porridge with added soya milk and half a banana, chopped.
• 2 slices granary toast with a light spread of crunchy peanut butter. Fresh orange juice.
• 2 eggs, scrambled with a slice of wholegrain toast. Glass of pure orange or grapefruit juice.
• 40g Fruit 'n Fibre, sliced apple, 1tbsp yogurt, a few prunes, skimmed milk
• 1 Shredded Wheat, sliced apple, 10 grapes, sprinkling of almonds, skimmed milk

Lunch- 200 calories each

• 2 Ryvitas spread with marmite and lettuce leaf and a slice of cheese. Apple and grapes
• 2 Ryvitas with cottage cheese and with a few peppers, prawns or nothing. Banana.
• 2 slices of cold chicken in 2 slices Nimble bread. A little mayonnaise, sliced tomato
• Low-cal BLT: 2 slices Nimble, 1 well-grilled rasher lean bacon, lettuce, sliced tomato and 1tsp mayo.
• Florida Salad: salad leaves, a few segments of orange or mango, a few toasted walnuts or hazelnuts, half an avocado, sliced, all tossed in a fresh orange vinaigrette.
• A small handful of prawns or smoked salmon with fresh lemon juice, a dollop of crème fraiche and black pepper
• Thai chicken salad: stir-fry 150g chicken strips and add a Thai sauce to coat, bamboo shoots and usual veggies, then leave cold and serve with cool plain steamed rice and a green salad

Dinner - 400 cals each

• 4tbsp chilli con carne, 2tbsp rice and green salad
• Baked salmon fillet and green salad with dressing
• Edam omelette with small jacket potato and salad
• 180g pasta shapes with a fresh vegetable sauce and 30g Parmesan shavings add a green salad
• Cod fillet baked with a herby, breadcrumbed topping (make this yourself with crumbs, grated lemon zest and juice, dried parsley and thyme) baked with a little butter, pureed carrots and steamed spinach.
• Roasted chicken or breaded Quorn fillet, served with 3 vegetables, no potatoes.
• Baked jacket potato filled with 2tbs baked beans and a side salad of sliced baby gem lettuce with a mustard dressing.

Dessert - 150 cals each

• Raspberries and blueberries
• 1 orange sliced
• Stewed blackberry and apple
• Stewed plums
• 6 fresh apricots, halved, baked in sherry
• Baked fresh peach
Serve with either 2tbs low-fat yoghurt or 2tbs low-fat fromage frais or 1tbs single cream

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I don't see how this diet could work... If you cut down to 1000 a day for 5 days a week, surely your body would go into "starvation mode" so when you eat so much at the weekend, your body would think it needs to store all the fat....Surely this diet would just make you gain more weight in the long run??

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