Sunday, February 20, 2011

Old picture of the day

Let's see what we can shake up?
2005, when I was pregnant with Fairlight

Montignac Method basics

(I've copied parts of one of my earlier inlays.)
There is
  • Phase 1 - the weightloss phase, and
  • Phase 2 - the stabilisation phase
At Phase 1 (and always) you should start every meal with about ½-1 apple/pear or some berries etc. Why? To prevent the blood sugar fall you get after a dinner when your body concentrates on to take care of the new food. This causes you to want some sugar since your body starts feeling slow. By adding a bit of a sugar-rush in advance, you won't get that craving.
The big nono's are:
  • potatoes
  • white rice and pasta, couscous
  • boiled carrots
  • corn
  • (grapes, water melon)
  • everything containing wheat flour
  • NO sugar OR sweetener (candy, soda, juice, cakes, bread, honey, glucose....)
  • alcohol
  • light products (better use the real thing - if you must)
  • coffee/tea (or at least less)
  • nothing with carbohydrate over 30 in Phase 1 (or 50 in Phase 2). I usually go by 30, because I'm done with it quicker and can get back to eating those cream sauces I like in Phase 2 :)
  • (no extra fat at Phase 1 except for lunch)
And. as I said, no counting. If you want to eat 11 beef steakes with broccoli - go for it. The point is to eat until you feel full.

I keep the fat level down in Phase 1, so a normal dinner can be homemade beef, tomatosauce made from ovenbaked tomatoes with red paprika and red onions with a pinch of garlic and fresh basil that's been mixed to a sauce, served with boiled broccoli and mixed fresh salad (if in Phase 2 I add a dijon cream sauce).

According to Mr. Montignac lunch should be the days fattest meal. So an omelette with tomatoes, spring onion, muschrooms, ruccola and cheese is a good lunch, or crisp bread with philadelphia, ham, eggs, tomatoe or something like that - as many as you need to feel full.

Important: your brain needs fat, so by eating "no" fat in Phase 1 that's not really true. Meat contains fat, and you can eat plain cream or creme fraiche sauce (moderatly in Phase 1) if you want. As long as you don't mix fat with carbohydrates you're fine.
We wanna loose weight, not become stupid.
7-8 months after my second pregnancy
I mostly eat fat and fibres (you can also eat fibres and carbohydrates - but absolutley NO fat (meat, cream) to that). And since I'm at Phase 2 I can slip in a cupcake/applepie slice/chocolate truffles every now and then without getting bigger. Phase 2 is for life so to speak :)