Diet plans and menus – the Ornish diet

The Ornish diet, also known as the life choice diet, was created by Doctor Dean Ornish. He is known for his lifestyle approach to the control of coronary heart disease (CHD). This is a vegetarian diet that is rich in fiber and complex carbohydrates. It has a very low cholesterol. Fats make up 10% of the food consumed. The changes are intended in your eating habits for a lifetime. Here are some of the principles of nutrition.

You should put the accent on pulses, fruit, vegetables and cereals. The following in-bulk food: salt, low-fat dairy products, low-fat processed foods and coffee without cream. Avoid the following: meat, poultry, fish, oils, dressings, sugar and sugar derivatives, alcohol, avocados, nuts, olives and regular dairy products. Exercise regularly moderate intensity level. This can reduce your appetite and therefore help you lose weight. Serving size is not restricted; You can eat until you are full. Take a more spiritual approach. Doctor Ornish claims that certain foods do not consume mealtime makes more spiritual. This diet suggests said after meditation, many positive effects.

The Ornish diet is claimed to lower bad cholesterol and blood pressure. One advantage is its simplicity, only a few foods are excluded. On the other hand, this diet is arm of essential fatty acids. The absence of fish and oils away their positive effects on the cardiovascular system.

Here are two sample menus:

Menu 1
Breakfast: Two slices whole-grain bread. Two teaspoon light Marmalade. Orange juice. Coffee or tea.
Lunch: Mushroom polenta with red pepper. Bell Peppers stuffed with rice and black beans. Garlic bread. Green Salad. An Apple.
Dinner: wild rice. Braised Endive. Tomato of Provençales. Green Salad.

Menu 2
Breakfast: A carrot muffin. Skim milk cottage cheese. A half cantaloupe. Coffee or tea.
Lunch: Alfalfa, tomatoes and roasted pepper sandwich. Red beans and celery salad. Potatoes in the bowl. Green Salad. 2 Kiwi fruits.
Dinner: Soup. Spinach ravioli. Green Salad. Baked potato.

Some information in this article comes from a fascinating new book, La Bible of the regime, written by Jenny de Jonquieres and published by Americas media. Her book describes more than 80 diets and weight-reduction programs. Each diet has 5 menu plans, a detailed discussion on the pre-and presented disadvantages, and much more. La Bible of the regime is currently available only in French.