4. Ornish Diet
The Ornish diet was created by Dean Ornish, professor from the University of California with the launch of his book The Spectrum in 2007. The diet aims at controlling and reversing chronic diseases like heart diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure and cholesterol. It includes meditation along with physical exercise to reduce weight.
A Typical Day’s Menu:
Breakfast: 2 egg white vegetable scramble, 1/3 cup each of blueberries, strawberries and raspberries½ cup non fat milk and 1 slice whole wheat bread.
Lunch: 1 ¼ cup roasted tomato soup, 2 ½ cup Asian noodle salad topped with 5 grilled shrimps, 1 slice whole wheat peach griddle cake
Snack: 2/3 oz. dark chocolates, 3 apricots, 10 raw almonds, ½ cup plain non fat yogurt
Dinner: 3 oz wild salmon, 1 ½ cup lettuce/pear salad with infused vinaigrette,1 ½ cup sweet corn, black bean and tomato salad, 5/8 cup peach bread pudding. Sip a glass of wine or sparkling water with your meal.
5. 1000 Diet Calorie Menu
This diet plan does not include any physical activity. It focuses on taking smaller, frequent meals with lower fat sugar and carbohydrates. Since the diet drastically reduces the calorie intake, exercise is not required.
A Typical Day’s Menu:
Breakfast: Sandwich made of banana and whole wheat bread along with 200 ml of Juice.
Morning Snacks: 100 g of low-fat fruit and yogurt.
Lunch: 1 whole wheat roll (45g) filled with tuna (70g canned with brine) and 10 g reduced calorie mayonnaise. Salad mixed with 50 g lettuce, 50 g red or yellow sweet peppers and 10 g spring onions.
Evening Snacks: 28 g bag lower fat crisps (eg. Walker Lites)
Dinner: 70 g roast chicken breast without skins, 80 g potatoes mashed with 30 ml semi skimmed milk, 60 g broccoli steamed or boiled, 50 g carrots boiled and 100 ml gravy (made from granules).
The diet plans listed above need to be customized according to an individual needs and health conditions. Before following one consult your doctor or dietician.
Author Bio : Vineetha Reddy
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