My diet plan is a perfectly balanced diet. It offers precisely healthy carbohydrates and healthy fats. The introduction to Michel Montignac book is Eat with pleasure – stay slim, which has become a worldwide success. «
Montignac diet consists of two diet plans
Montignac has developed a method of weight loss, which consists of two programs (phases):
– program for losing weight
– A program for maintaining appropriate weight, which includes compliance with dietary habits, acquired in the first phase.
The first phase, which lasts at least two months, includes detoxification of the pancreas in order to increase the tolerance to carbohydrates (OH) and to prevent excessive secretion of insulin.
Good and bad carbohydrates
Montignac has divided carbohydrates according to their Glycemic index (GI) into two groups – the group of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbohydrates. Good are those whose GI is less than 50, bad are those, which GI is greater than 50. In order to avoid imposing fat stores, Montignac method is to carefully combine the ‘good’ and ‘bad’ carbohydrates with other foods. Carbohydrates do not combine with fats, except for carbohydrates, which are rich in fiber.
Healthy and unhealthy fats
Fats are also divided into “good” and “bad” fats. Vegetables and fish oils are the ‘good’ fats, and their input is desired.
Sugar intake is strictly prohibited, as alcoholic beverages and coffee.
Montignac Menu for quick weight loss
BREAKFAST, with herbal or fruit tea or decaffeinated coffee, unsweetened oatmeal with skim milk and strawberries.
LUNCH with a glass (1DL) of dry wine or a glass (1DL) beer, Greek salad, omelets with EMMENTALER, a few squares of dark chocolate.
SNACK (if desired) sugar-free yogurt smoothie.
DINNER with a glass (1DL) beer, vegetable soup, for example, Cucumber crushed soup, green salad, grilled cod, roasted or cooked by steaming broccoli, peach foam.
BREAKFAST: whole wheat toast with jam, sugar free, light plain yogurt with raspberries.
LUNCH: vegetable soup, such as broccoli, baked grilled zucchini, tri-color rice, mashed cauliflower, apples with cinnamon.
SNACK: egg salad and fresh vegetables.
DINNER: soup with white wine, pork with mustard sauce with herbs cooked by steaming artichokes, fresh peaches with sliced cheese.
BREAKFAST: oatmeal with nonfat cheese and apple slices.
LUNCH: tomato soup with basil, salad (lettuce and green lettuce, cheese, ham, boiled egg, tomatoes and olive oil, a few squares of dark chocolate.
SNACK: almonds and hazelnuts.
DINNER: vegetable soup, for example. Crushed soup of courgettes soufflé with wild mushrooms, rocket salad, sliced apples with fresh cheese.
BREAKFAST: toasted rye bread with jam without sugar and nonfat cheese.
LUNCH: vegetable soup, for example. Mushroom, green bean salad, artichoke and rocket, grilled chicken, strawberries with cottage cheese.
SNACK: fresh vegetables and brie.
DINNER: green salad, grilled tuna, quickly fried mushrooms, plain yogurt with fresh sliced apricots.
BREAKFAST: unsweetened oatmeal with skimmed milk and chopped apricots.
LUNCH: vegetable soup, for example, broccoli, lettuce, grilled steak, green beans, a few squares of dark chocolate.
SNACK: Pears with yoghurt.
DINNER: vegetable soup, for example, mushroom, green salad, roast chicken, grilled asparagus, brie and Camembert.
BREAKFAST: omelets with grojerjem, fried pieces of bacon.
LUNCH: vegetable soup, for example, green salad, lentils with fried onions quickly and mushrooms, light yogurt with sugar free jam strawberry.
SNACK: sliced ham and turkey meat.
DINNER: soup with white wine, quickly fried eggplant, grilled salmon with spinach, a few squares of dark chocolate.
BREAKFAST: poached eggs, grilled sausage.
LUNCH: vegetable soup, for example, crushed pepper soup, nicoise salad (lettuce, tuna, olives, boiled egg, capers, tomatoes and olive oil), and cottage cheese with pears.
SNACK: fresh vegetables with crème Fraiche.
DINNER: vegetable soup, for example, tomato, artichoke (cooked by steaming), spaghetti with tomatoes and asparagus, non-fat cottage cheese with fresh strawberries.
Pro and against Montignac diet plan
Montignac diet model is extremely rich in fruit and vegetables, supplying the body with fiber, vitamins and minerals, which is a great a nutritional plus. Even following the low GI and oils that are rich in essential and unsaturated fatty acids, is also positive. However, we cannot say that diet does not neglect certain groups of foods.
The relatively simple menu is proposing a limited intake of cereals, all of 1-2 servings a day, while fruits, vegetables, milk, milk products and meat are left in unlimited quantities.
With a reduced entry of carbohydrates, there is a possibility of shortage of certain vitamins of B group. Montignac diet is rich in protein (protein should provide more than 25% of the total energy intake for a day), which brings with it a degree of risk, such as the production of ketones bodies in an organism or an increased intake of saturated fat.