If you’re suffering middle aged spread, a muffin top or your belly is too pronounced, this is for you. You don’t have to dump your chocolate, or your peanut butter, or even some oils with every meal. With some slight modification to the Mediterranean diet you can even get a flat belly, effectively and fast too.
How the Modified Mediterranean Diet Weight Loss Plan Works.
The Mediterranean Diet is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids (also known as MUFA’s). MUFA’s promote satiety, ensuring you feel full for longer. MUFA’s also target abdominal fat, in addition to having many other health benefits.
For this diet to work you will be incorporating MUFA’s with every meal 4 times daily. You will not be consuming any salt.
After ensuring that you include one MUFA category with each meal, the rest of the food plan follows along the concept of the Mediterranean Diet. This means incorporating plenty of whole grains, fresh fruits and vegetables, and limiting the intake of red meat.
To get off the ground, your intake will be 5,000 kjs for the initial four days. That’s 1,250 calories. Your intake is then limited to 6,700kjs or 1,600 calories per day.
One complete jug of Amrita should be consumed each day. (Recipe at bottom of article.)
What are MUFA’s?
MUFA’s are to be found in olives, dark chocolate, avocado, peanut butter, seeds and nuts, and some oils, such as flax seed, olive, or canola.
Would this Mediterranean diet plan suit everyone?
People who want to lose their belly fat. Women who have started to feel bloated around the waist.
Those who want to lose weight but also want to stick with the Mediterranean diet.
Anyone who is not looking to go into kidney failure.
Those who prefer a sensible diet but want a little variety in their weight loss program.
Anyone who wants to lose weight in a healthy manner.
Anyone who cannot give up their chocolate.
How much weight will you lose?
Following the 6,700 kilojoule plan will generally enable most people to lose about 14 pounds or 6.5 kilos in a month. The 4 day kick-start will have faster and more dramatic results.
* Amrita Recipe.
2 litres water
1 lemon, thinly sliced
1 cucumber, thinly sliced and peeled
12 fresh mint leaves
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
Add ingredients to a jug. Leave in fridge overnight. The entire contents needs to be consumed the following day.
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