Nobody has ever said that going on a diet was easy. First you need to make your mind about it, then get yourself motivated and finally and most important of all self control. Life gets harder every day, more work time, junk food, and less free time. And I believe that whenever we talk about a diet, the little leisure time we had is gone.

Who enjoys going on a diet?

I haven’t met the first person to dance and make a toast because he or she is on a diet to lose weight. Let’s start by saying that making a toast might not be even possible because alcoholic drinks contain too many calories therefore the diet wouldn’t allow it. We are a society that is “upside down” where we haven’t been taught to enjoy one of life’s pleasures. Eating for pleasure.

The road to lose weight is long and complicated, that is why it is so easy to get carried away by ads that make you feel the urge to lose weight.

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What if we say NO to diets that waste our lives, and we decide to think differently when eating and go on a diet according to our lifestyle?

If we eat properly…

  • We improve our physical condition
  • We prevent plenty of diseases
  • We improve our physical strength
  • We increase our well-being sensation
  • We increase our self-esteem
  • We improve our mood         

Diet according to your lifestyle:

What about the Chinese diet? It is recommended for those who want to lose weight and recover energy. Its duration varies from a week to a month, depending on the results wanted. Besides it is rich in vegetables and fish.

Option for breakfast:

  • 1 cup of coffee or tea (without milk or sugar)
  • 1 loaf of toasted wholemeal bread, with butter
  • 1 plate of semi bitter fruits (apples, pears, plums, etc.)

Option for lunch:

  • 1 big glass of fresh carrot juice or a raw vegetable salad with olive oil and a lemon or a plate of semi bitter fruits.
  • 150 gr of roasted or boiled fish, or skinless chicken, or lean meat.
  • A handful of nuts or almonds.
  • Coffee or tea without sugar.

Option for dinner:

  • 150 gr of fresh steamed fish, or with ginger sauce; or 150 gr of tofu; or fresh shrimps lightly sauted with garlic and ginger.
  • Fresh vegetables Chinese style (lightly saute).
  • A raw vegetable salad, if you want it.
  • A glass of water or tea (without sugar).

Keys to make it work:

  • To make this diet work better, combine fresh and hot or warm food.
  • Steam  the vegetables.
  • Use oil or butter instead of lard or margarine.