The metabolic diet

The basis of this metabolic diet is to speed up the metabolism so that you lose weight. You do this by taking spicy products, such as curry, sambal and red pepper, and other products that have a beneficial effect on the metabolism. Think of green tea, nuts (these are rich in omega-3 fatty acids that increase metabolism) and fruit, such as pineapple and apple. In addition, fiber-rich foods are also offered, such as bran, whole wheat bread and rye bread.

Metabolism diet

Day 1

Breakfast:

  • 200 ml low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 orange
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios and 1 tablespoon bran

Inbetween:

  • 1 piece of fruit of your choice *

Lunch:

  • 2 whole wheat sandwiches with peanut butter (thinly spread) and chicken fillet or 20+ cheese with sambal
  • 1 glass of skimmed or semi-skimmed milk or buttermilk

Inbetween:

  • 20 grams of unsalted cashew nuts

Evening meal:

  • 150 grams of potatoes
  • 1 tablespoon curry
  • Spicy gravy, prepared without butter
  • 200 grams of cauliflower
  • 100 grams of lean meat (optionally with a spicy meat sauce)
  • Bowl of low-fat yogurt with sweetener

Inbetween:

  • 1 piece of fruit of your choice *

Day 2

Breakfast:

  • 1 whole wheat sandwich with 20+ cheese and sambal
  • 1 whole wheat crispbread with chicken or turkey fillet and sambal

Inbetween:

  • 150 ml low-fat yoghurt

Lunch:

  • 2 whole wheat sandwiches, thinly spread with low-fat margarine
  • 1x thinly spread with peanut butter
  • 1x chicken fillet or smoked meat
  • Glass of Optimel drink

Inbetween:

  • Piece of fruit of your choice *

Evening meal:

  • 60 grams of brown rice
  • Indian curry sauce
  • 100 grams of chicken fillet
  • 200 grams of stir-fried vegetables
  • chili pepper

Inbetween:

  • Piece of fruit of your choice

Day 3

Breakfast:

  • 200 ml milk, 30 grams Brinta
  • Handful of blueberries

Inbetween:

  • 1 piece of fruit of your choice

Lunch:

  • Bowl of low-fat fruit yoghurt without sugar
  • 1 whole wheat sandwich, thinly spread with peanut butter

Inbetween:

  • ½ slice of rye bread with 20+ cheese and sambal

Evening meal:

  • 100 grams of tuna
  • Lettuce with tomato, cucumber and pickle
  • Add red sauce, sambal
  • 100 grams of fried potatoes (fried in olive oil)

Inbetween:

  • Bowl of cherry tomatoes

Day 4

breakfast

  • 200 ml low-fat yoghurt
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon chopped pistachios
  • 1 tablespoon of bran

Inbetween

  • 1 piece of fruit of your choice *

Lunch:

  • 50 grams (unsalted) nuts

Inbetween:

  • 150 ml low-fat yoghurt with 1 tablespoon of bran

Evening meal:

  • 100 grams of salmon
  • 60 grams of whole wheat fusilli
  • Tomatoes, broccoli and red sauce with sambal
  • Bowl of low-fat yogurt with 1 tablespoon of muesli

Inbetween:

  • 1 piece of fruit of your choice
  • Multigrain cracotte with 20+ cheese spread or chicken fillet with sambal

After the fourth day, the cycle is repeated again until the desired weight is achieved.

Rules:

  • Fry in olive oil, using a moderate amount.
  • Whole grain products are absolutely a prerequisite for the success of this diet.
  • 45 minutes of intensive exercise every day: the gym, cycling, inline skating, rowing, running.
  • Walking doesn’t count.
  • Drink only water and green tea during the day (unless otherwise stated).
  • Soft drinks (diet) are not allowed, except diet coke. Limit this amount to a maximum of 2 glasses per day.
  • Drink at least a glass of ice water every afternoon.
  • If you repeat the cycle after four days, you can vary the types of vegetables. The vegetable types are shown below.

* Choice of fruit:

The types of fruit you can choose from have an increasing effect on metabolism. This concerns the following types:

  • Apple
  • Pineapple
  • Berries
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Lemon
  • Honeydew melon
  • Peach
  • Strawberry
  • Orange
  • Watermelon

Choice of vegetables

  • asparagus
  • Broccoli
  • Green cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Cauliflower
  • Bell pepper
  • Peppers
  • Celery
  • chicory
  • Chili Peppers
  • Cucumber
  • Endive
  • Cress
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Salad
  • Onion
  • Papaya
  • Radishes
  • Spinach
  • Turnip