January Starter Diet

Guys,

I have started yesterday the Starter Diet to get rid of all the sugars and others from the end of year celebrations! I hope some of you have started it, I know Athena from Florida started it!

So this first week menu, I chose:

– for breakfast (before 8 am): whole grain bread, olive oil and camembert…

– for lunch (at least 4 or 5 hours after breakfast): chicken and rice

– for snack (at least 4 or 5 hours after lunch): 30 grams of dark chocolate (54% cacao minimum) and 50 cl of 100% pressed orange juice

– for diner (at least 2 hours after snack but 3 hours before sleeping): salmon and broccoli

These are some photos of my meals!

Lunch: Chicken and Rice

Lunch: Chicken and Rice

Diner: Salmon and Broccoli

Diner: Salmon and Broccoli

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to check your quantities and eat only if you are hungry (except breakfast, it is a must) otherwise it won’t work!

 

Good luck to all!

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Ready for a new 4 weeks Global Starter Diet?

Hi everyone,

I would like to reiterate the experience we had in May and start a 4 weeks Starter Diet with everyone from all around the world.

The question is: when would YOU like to start it?

Please vote!

A special high five to people following my blog and Facebook page from SERBIA, the UNITED STATES and the UNITED KINGDOM !

World Audience November 2014

Wouldn’t that be nice to motivate each other during this experience and share our pain and satisfaction?

Starter Diet – Week 3 menu

BREAKFAST


  • Cheese
    ____grams of cheese type Goat cheese, Roquefort… (check your quantities). You can choose one cheese per day or eat the same all week.
    Don’t like Cheese? Replace it by the same quantity of charcuterie (ham, chorizo etc…) + 1 egg (cooked as you wish)
  • Bread
    ____ grams of brown bread like Poilane (check your quantities). Make sure this bread does not contain any sugar. The industrial square bread is full of sugar for example.
  • Olive Oil
    1 table spoon of olive oil or 10 grams of butter (same quantity for everyone)
    [Never eat margarine please, it is very chemical and does nothing for your health, enjoy the real butter!]
  • Drink
    Tea, Coffee, Sparking or Still Water WITHOUT ANY SUGAR
  • Daily Multivitamin
    Take a daily multivitamin to help you get on with the day.

LUNCH


  • Meat
    This week we are going to have giblets only (heart, gizzard, liver, and other visceral organs…)
    If you don’t like giblets (like me), replace it by braised red meat.
    ____ grams of meat (check your quantities)
    Don’t like meat? Replace it by the same quantity of your breakfast cheese + fish in the quantity of meat indicted above.
  • Pasta
    ____ table spoons of potatoes (steamed, fried as you wish!)  (check your quantities).
    Don’t like Starch? Replace it by the same quantity of vegetables and add 10 grams of meat.
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

SNACK


The snack quantities are valid for everyone.

  • Vegetable fats
    2 table spoons (or 12.5 cl) of olives.
    Don’t like Olives? Replace it by 30 grams of dark chocolate (min 54% cacao)
  • Fruits and sugar derivatives
    This week will be the dried fruits week!
    Half a chinese bowl of dried fruits like apricots, dates, figs etc.

 DINER


  • White meat
    This week we will any poultry…
    ___ grams of fish (check your quantities).
  • Vegetables
    This week will be tomatoes, artichokes, aubergines, cucumber, courgettes or cauliflower…
    ___table spoons of vegetables (check your quantities).
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

Starter Diet – Week 2 menu

BREAKFAST


  • Cheese
    ____grams of cheese type Cheddar, Gouda… (check your quantities). You can choose one cheese per day or eat the same all week.
    Don’t like Cheese? Replace it by the same quantity of charcuterie (ham, chorizo etc…) + 1 egg (cooked as you wish)
  • Bread
    ____ grams of white bread like baguette!!! (check your quantities). Make sure this bread does not contain any sugar. The industrial square bread is full of sugar for example.
  • Olive Oil
    1 table spoon of olive oil or 10 grams of butter (same quantity for everyone)
    [Never eat margarine please, it is very chemical and does nothing for your health, enjoy the real butter!]
  • Drink
    Tea, Coffee, Sparking or Still Water WITHOUT ANY SUGAR
  • Daily Multivitamin
    Take a daily multivitamin to help you get on with the day.

LUNCH


  • Meat
    This week we are going to have red meat only (beef, lamb..)
    ____ grams of meat (check your quantities)
    Don’t like meat? Replace it by the same quantity of your breakfast cheese + fish in the quantity of meat indicted above.
  • Pasta
    ____ table spoons of pasta  (check your quantities).
    Don’t like Starch? Replace it by the same quantity of vegetables and add 10 grams of meat.
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

SNACK


The snack quantities are valid for everyone.

  • Vegetable fats
    2 table spoons (or 12.5 cl) of any nuts (hazelnuts, almonds, pistachios, cashew nuts…)
  • Fruits and sugar derivatives
    This week will be the cooked fruits week!
    2 table spoons of any cooked fruit. My favourite is cooked apple or pear.
    Any fruit is allowed except banana!

 DINER


  • Fish
    This week we will eat fishes like cod, whiting, ray, flounder…
    ___ grams of fish (check your quantities).
    Don’t like fish? Replace it by white meat but remove 60 grams from the fish quantity above.
  • Vegetables
    This week will be leek asparagus and champignons type…
    ___table spoons of vegetables (check your quantities).
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

Where can I find the tryptophan proteins?

Reader’s question:

“I have a couple of questions: I seem to only be able to find tryptophan on tablet form and what do you mean by a table spoon?
Thanks for getting back to me and thank you for a very clear blog!”

My answer:

“You can find the Tryptozen proteins on Amazon. 
They sell it as bars. If you found it as tablets, just make sure that it’s the right amount 25 grams per tablet but having something to drink is better mentally 😉
Table spoon designates the big spoon you use to eat soup for example, not the small one (tea or coffee spoon).
I wish you the best for the starter diet!”

Good news! You need to weight the food cooked (not raw)

I have just listened to some Doctor Delabos videos, and I have just learned that we need to weight the meat or fish COOKED, not raw like I use to do! He says that it’s because when you cook it, the weight reduces (which makes sense…)

That means: MORE FOOD 🙂

Don’t like Cheese, Chocolate, Fish or Meat? There is a solution…

Evil Cheese

Check out the weekly menu for the starter diet and you will see that you can handle it by replacing:

  • Cheese by charcuterie and 1 egg
  • Meat by cheese and fish
  • Fish by white meat
  • Chocolate (who doesn’t like chocolate????) by nuts, olives or avocado

 

Take part in our Global Starter Diet in May 2014

Starter Diet – Week 1 menu

BREAKFAST


  • Cheese
    ____grams of cheese type Camembert, Brie… (check your quantities). You can choose one cheese per day or eat the same all week.Don’t like Cheese? Replace it by the same quantity of charcuterie (ham, chorizo etc…) + 1 egg (cooked as you wish)
  • Bread
    ____ grams of whole grain bread (check your quantities). Make sure this bread does not contain any sugar. The industrial square bread is full of sugar for example.
  • Olive Oil
    1 table spoon of olive oil or 10 grams of butter (same quantity for everyone)
    [Never eat margarine please, it is very chemical and does nothing for your health, enjoy the real butter!]
  • Drink
    Tea, Coffee, Sparking or Still Water WITHOUT ANY SUGAR
  • Daily Multivitamin
    Take a daily multivitamin to help you get on with the day.

LUNCH


  • Meat
    This week we are going to have white meat only (any white meat except pork: chicken, veal, poultry, rabbit..)
    ____ grams of meat (check your quantities)Don’t like meat? Replace it by the same quantity of your breakfast cheese + fish in the quantity of meat indicted above.
  • Rice
    ____ table spoons of rice  (check your quantities). You can have any rice, cooked as you wish!Don’t like Starch? Replace it by the same quantity of vegetables and add 10 grams of meat.
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

SNACK


The snack quantities are valid for everyone.

  • Vegetable fats
    30 grams of dark chocolate (54% cacao minimum)
    The chocolate can have any nuts, fruits inside as long as it is dark chocolate and has 54% cacao minimum.Don’t like chocolate? (who doesn’t like chocolate???!!!!) Replace it by any nuts, olives or even avocado!
  • Fruits and sugar derivatives
    This week will be the fruit juices week!
    2 big glasses of 100% pure squeezed fruit juice (the equivalent of half a liter!)
    Any fruit is allowed except banana!

 DINER


  • Fish
    This week we will eat oily fishes like salmon, mackerel and tuna.
    ___ grams of fish (check your quantities).Don’t like fish? Replace it by white meat but remove 60 grams from the fish quantity above.
  • Vegetables
    This week will be cabbage, broccoli, and endive.
    ___table spoons of vegetables (check your quantities).
  • Drink
    3 big glasses of water + 1 Tea or Coffee WITHOUT ANY SUGAR

 

What kind of chocolate can I eat in my snack?

A very good question from a reader:

“Hi,
I would like to start this diet as well. I have a question re the snack time: is it right that you can have it only after 5 pm? and how much can you have chocolate or what else for snack time? I mean, I would not be able to snack the olives…
I love sweets: milka, suchard, honey, etc.
Could you please give me your opinion on it.
Looking forward to hearing from you!
Sincerely,”

 

My answer:

“Hello,

1. You should have your snack time about 4 to 5 hours after your lunch, so it has nothing to do with the time.
2. For snack, you can eat about 30gr of DARK chocolate (54% min of cacao), sorry but you need to forget about Milka or Suchard. These are full of fats that will be stored immediately where you don’t want! However, I don’t know where you live but there are some really nice and sweet dark chocolates mixed with nuts which are delicious (Brand: Cote d’or). You should keep your Suchard and others for your joker meals!
3. What else for snack: all kind of nuts (30gr) and also something sweet like fruits, cooked fruit (example: apple in the oven is really nice or dried mangos..)”

There are 10 times more calcium in cheese than in milk

Reader’s question:

“re the dairy: what about calcium? as I see in this diet there is no at all place for calcium (except cheese in the morning).
Regards.”

Answer:

“There is 10 times more calcium in cheese than in milk, so you don’t have to worry!
I hope this helps and good luck!”