3 things to eat in your Starter Chrono Diet Breakfast

Breakfast: whole meat bread and brie

Breakfast: whole meat bread and brie

Today is a special post on the most important meal of the Chrono Diet: the BREAKFAST!

Yes, if you skip it, you literally ruin your diet day because your will get so hungry in the evening that you will eat whatever you find!

Eat your breakfast before 8 am; it is very important to follow the chrono biology, which is how your body works during the day. Your body will assimilate very fast and use the animal fat contained in the cheese to rebuild your cells.

So the 3 things to eat are:

– Whole meat bread.

Take you height in cm, remove 100 cm and divide it by 2. You have the grams you need. It is a very small amount of bread. Your body does not need more than this. This bread must not contain any kind of sugar. Please check on the package!

– Olive oil:

Pour a little bit of olive oil on your bread to make it tasty.

– Cheese:

Take your height in cm and remove 100 cm. You have your quantity of cheese in grams. This seems a lot but it is what you need to get full up until 12 or 1pm for your lunch.

Important note: cheese contains 10 times more calcium than milk or yogurt.

Please leave your comments below and share your thoughts, or where to buy bread with no sugar in your country please!!!

Enjoy your breakfast!

For more details on Breakfast, check out Dr Delabos’ video on Why the breakfast is a must that I translated for you.

 

 

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!

What do French ladies eat during the winter?

This post is dedicated to one of our reader Athena from Panama City, Florida in the US, who kindly requested to know the answer to this question… So here you go Athena!

Impossible to answer this question accurately because there are probably at least as many ways to eat as there are French ladies!!

However, here are some trends…

The least we can say is that our behaviour in this matter is very paradoxical. Our pace of life and the dictates of fashion, influence us to prefer fast food or a diet low in animal proteins. Luckily, our culture of taste takes over and prompts us to look for the flavour in everything we eat and drink. Therefore, all opportunities are good to concoct delicious dishes with fresh basic products, spices, meat or fish and to vary the pleasures.

In winter specifically, we favour soups, stews … We also like fondue, raclette, gratins. We appreciate (also) a lot of grilled meat (pork, beef, lamb…) and fish.

Over the christmas celebrations, we prefer wildfowl, fine and delicate dishes such as shellfish, fish, white meat (like rabbit, quail…), old vegetables (Jerusalem artichokes, parsnips, squash…), chestnuts….

Finally, we are great amateur of pastries, sweets, cheese and wine, especially when it is very cold!!!

To conclude, whether you are in the rush, “fashionista” or others, our culinary credo might be:

“A life at 100 miles an hour but full of flavours!”

French Boeuf Bourguignon

This is a nice Boeuf Bourguignon I ate last week. Perfect for the cold winter…

Original French Text:

Que mangent les françaises en hiver ?

Impossible de répondre précisément à cette question car il y a surement au moins autant de façons de se nourrir qu’il y a de françaises !!

Quelques tendances toutefois…

Le moins que l’on puisse dire, c’est que notre comportement en la matière est très paradoxal. Notre rythme de vie et les diktats de la mode, nous « poussent » à privilégier la restauration rapide ou une alimentation faible en protéines animales.

Toutefois, notre culture du goût reprend heureusement le dessus et nous incite à rechercher de la saveur dans tout ce que nous mangeons ou ( nous ) buvons.
Dès lors, toutes les occasions sont bonnes pour mitonner des bons petits plats à base de produits frais, d’épices, de viande ou de poisson et à varier les plaisirs.

En hiver précisément, nous privilégions les plats mijotés : potages, ragoûts… Nous aimons également les fondues, la raclette, les gratins. Nous apprécions (également)beaucoup la viande grillée (porc, bœuf, agneau…) et le poisson.

Pendant les fêtes, nous privilégions le gibier, les mets fins et délicats comme les crustacés, les poissons, la viande blanche ( du type lapin, caille…), les légumes anciens ( topinambour, panais, courges….), les marrons…. Nous sommes enfin de grandes amatrices de pâtisseries, de confiseries, de fromage et de vin, particulièrement quand il fait très froid !!!

En conclusion, que l’on soit pressée, « fashionista » ou autre , notre credo culinaire pourrait être :

« Une vie à 100 à l’heure mais pleine de saveurs ! »

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

Risotto Express

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Turkey Escalope with Paprika

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