What foods can I eat whilst on the programme?

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Allowable Protein

As slimming foods go, most protein foods generally contain some fats, so it is important to eat these in moderation. For females, a raw serving size of between 100-150g is recommended and 150-250g for males. As a general rule, the protein portion for a balanced main meal should be about the size and thickness of the palm of your hand.

  • Lean Steak – any type, fat removed
  • Turkey Breast – skin off
  • Lean Lamb – such as lamb steaks or backstraps
  • Lean Pork – all fat removed
  • Chicken Breast – skin off
  • Lean Veal – all fat removed
  • Premium or heart smart minced beef (any lean minced meat is fine)
  • Fish Fillet – all types
  • Prawns
  • Mussels
  • Oysters
  • Lobster
  • Scallops
  • Crab
  • Lean meats such as ham or turkey
  • Bacon, all fat removed – in moderation
  • Eggs, 2 per serve, 1-3 times per week
  • Low-Fat Cottage Cheese
  • Ricotta Cheese
  • Tofu
  • Haloumi Cheese – in moderation

Friendly Vegetables

Friendly Vegetables:

Vegetables are wonderful slimming foods and a wide variety will keep your meals interesting, colourful and tasty. But there are some you’ll need to avoid – generally the starchy ones like potato and pumpkin. You should try to have at least 3 cups of these vegetables daily. As a general guide, your dinner plate should be filled with protein about the size of the palm of your hand and 3/4 of your plate should then be filled with vegetables.

  • Beetroot – in moderation
  • Bok Choy/ Pak Choy
  • Brussel Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Carrot – in moderation
  • Capsicum
  • Celery
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Fennel
  • Olives
  • Water Chestnuts
  • Tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Artichoke
  • Spring Onions
  • Spinach
  • Cucumber
  • Aubergine
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms
  • Onions
  • Pickled Onions – in moderation
  • Radish
  • Sugar Snap Peas
  • Sprouts
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chilli
  • Beetroot
  • Turnip – in moderation
  • Green Beans
  • Courgette
  • Avodaco – in moderation
  • Capers
  • Marrow
  • Gherkins – in moderation
  • Baby Spinach
  • Rocket Leaves
  • Peas – in moderation
  • Chickpeas – in moderation
  • Broad beans – in moderation
  • Cannellini beans – in moderation
  • Kidney beans – in moderation
  • Soy beans – in moderation
  • Four bean mix – in moderation
  • Red/Green/Brown lentils – in moderation
  • Split peas – in moderation
Friendly Fruits

Friendly Fruits:

  • Berries, such as Raspberries, Strawberries, Blueberries, Cherries
  • Apples
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Grapefruit
  • Mango
  • Plum
  • Passionfruit
  • Figs

Allowable Nuts

Nuts (to be consumed in moderation):

  • Cashews
  • Almonds
  • Pine Nuts
  • Hazelnuts
  • Pecans
  • Walnuts
  • Brazil Nuts
  • Macadamia Nuts
  • Pistachios

Herbs & Spices

Herbs & Spices (Any are fine):

  • Parsley
  • Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
  • Basil
  • Coriander
  • Mint
  • Rosemary
  • Bay Leaves
  • Oregano
  • Dill
  • Chives
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme
  • Chervil
  • Sage
  • Marjoram
  • Garlic
  • Ginger
  • Chilli Powder
  • Sichuan Pepper
  • Red Curry Paste
  • Chinese Five-Spice Powder
  • Cinnamon
  • Coriander Seeds
  • Cumin (Seeds or Ground)
  • Star Anise
  • Paprika
  • Allspice
  • Pepper (Avoid adding any salt to cooking or food)
  • Cardamom
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Chilli (Fresh, Flakes or Ground)
  • Cloves
  • Fennel Seeds
  • Nutmeg
  • Saffron
  • Poppy Seeds
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Turmeric
  • Curry Powder

Sauces & Condiments

Friendly Sauces & Condiments:

Sauces and Condiments with low carbohydrates are fine to use.

  • Balsamic Vinegar
  • Vinegar
  • Char Siu Sauce
  • Low-Fat Mayonnaise
  • Dijon Mustard
  • Oyster Sauce
  • Soy Sauce
  • Worchestershire Sauce
  • Low-carb or diet salad dressings
  • Lemon Juice
  • Tomato Paste
  • Tomato Puree (avoid Tomato Sauce)
  • Olive Oil
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Vegetable Stock
  • Beef Stock
  • Chicken Stock
  • Light Coconut Milk – in moderation
  • Miso Paste
  • Artificial Sweeteners for coffee, tea etc.

What to Drink

What to drink:

  • Water – plain, mineral, sparkling, spring. Drink at least 2 litres per day, more if you exercise.
  • Tea, with or without milk – use artificial sweetener, maximum 3 cups per day
  • Coffee, with or without milk – use artificial sweetener, maximum 3 cups per day. (Don’t drink lattes or cappuccinos as they are all milk.)
  • Diet soft drinks & diet cordials – maximum 2 glasses per day
  • Dry white or red wine – Only allowed during the ‘Trim’ and ‘Maintain’ Phase. One glass 2-3 days per week.
  • Low-carbohydrate beer – Only allowed during the ‘Trim’ and ‘Maintain’ Phase. One drink, 2-3 days per week.

Friendly Snacks

Friendly Snack Slimming Foods:

  • 30g (small block or slice) of tasty cheese
  • 1-2 slices of deli meats, such as ham. Avoid fatty types such as salami.
  • About 30g (small handful) of nuts such as raw almonds, peanuts, brazil nuts, walnuts or pistachio nuts.
  • A small dob of low-fat natural yoghurt or cream (1 dessert spoon) can be added occaisionally to fruit such as berries
  • Celebrity Slim Snack Bars or half of a Celebrity Slim Meal Bar

Combined snack ideas:

  • 1/2 medium apple & 6-8 raw almonds
  • Celery sticks with 30g low-fat cream cheese
  • Celery sticks with 30g peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup berries & small dob of low-fat cream (dessert spoon) or 3 dessert spoons of low-fat natural yoghurt
  • Fruit salad (made with friendly fruits) & small dob of low-fat cream (dessert spoon) or 2-3 dessert spoons of low-fat natural unsweetened yoghurt
  • Cut 250g block of cheese into 8, so you know how much 30g is, then ‘peel’ it, or grate it – it seems like more. Combine one 30g block with veggie sticks or nuts.
  • Small tin of tuna in spring water, dessert spoon of low-fat mayonnaise, spring onions and shredded lettuce, mixed.
  • Veggie sticks (carrot, celery, pepper etc.) with hummus or tzatziki dip
  • Lettuce leaves filled with tomato, ham and a little cheese.
  • Flavoured small tins of tuna mixed with shredded lettuce
  • Small salads with ham/chicken torn up
  • Put 1 boiled egg in a salad with low-fat mayonnaise
  • Sliced cheese, sliced pickles & sliced tomato wrapped in lettuce
  • Smoked salmon slice with a thin coat of cream cheese
  • Cheese slice and pickle wrapped in a slice of ham
  • 4 olives with cheese and ham (hold together with toothpick)
  • Guacamole (avocado mixed with spicy mexican salsa) and veggie sticks
  • Grilled mushrooms topped with cheese and herbs
  • Grilled marinated chicken wings, cold or hot
  • Mini antipasto platter of low carb snacks (grilled pepers, mushrooms, aubergine, sundried tomatoes, deli meats, cheeses, etc.)

FOODS TO AVOID

Foods to Avoid:

High carbohydrate foods to avoid:

  • Bread
  • Pasta
  • Cereal
  • Ice-cream
  • Rice
  • Sweets
  • Biscuits
  • Chocolate
  • Sugar

Vegetables to avoid:

  • Corn
  • Potato
  • Sweet Potato
  • Parsnip
  • Taro
  • Pumpkin
  • Barley

Fruits to avoid (as they are too high in sugar):

  • Bananas
  • Pineapple
  • Kiwi fruit
  • Apricot
  • Melons such as Watermelon, Cantaloupe, Rock Melon and Honey Dew Melon
  • Grapes
  • All dried fruits (Sultanas, Raisins, Dates, Apricots, Figs etc.)
  • Tinned fruit in nectar/juice

Other Foods to avoid:

  • Tomato Sauce

Drinks to avoid:

  • Soft Drinks (all fully sweetened varieties)
  • Fruit Juices
  • Sports Drinks
  • Cordial
  • Alcoholic drinks (other than those listed above)
  • Milk – skim, low fat, full cream and flavoured varieties are all high in carbs
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