Montignac diet: keep your blood sugar at bay and lose weight

Montignac diet: keep your blood sugar at bay and lose weight

It is all based on the glycemic index of foods, the Montignac Diet. And it promises: less 4-5 kg ​​per month, and reduction of cardiovascular risk

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For a long time, nutritionists have stated that – to lose weight – fat should be eliminated and carbohydrates predominantly taken. But, such dietary regimes have often turned out to be a failure.

The Montignac Diet, a low glycemic index diet that promises to lose 4-5 kg ​​a month and improve health, starts from a completely different premise. In fact, this diet speaks to people who want to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, who want to prevent the onset of diabetes and lose weight in a way that is effective and lasting.

Over 25 million people worldwide have approached the Montignac Diet. Named after the name of its invention (Michel Montignac, which twenty years ago identified insulin rate changes as a cause of weight gain, and introduced the concept of a glycemic index applied to a diet regime for the first time), more than a diet in the sense of the word, it is a balanced and non-restrictive diet. It leads to a change in one's eating habits. A change that does good not only to one's physique, but also to one's heart.

What is the Montignac Diet? In the choice of foods based on their metabolic potential and their nutritional specifications. Here, therefore, you should prefer carbohydrates (carbohydrates and sugars) with a low glycemic index (not more than 50), omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (contained in fish) and monounsaturated (eg olive oil). Instead, saturated fatty acids are to be eliminated, while proteins will have to be chosen on the basis of their origin and neutrality on the metabolic processes that lead to weight gain.

There are two phases of the diet. In the slimming phase, fat and protein should be carefully chosen and only carbohydrates with a glycemic index below 50 should be consumed: in this way, the possibility of accumulating weight is eliminated and the process of destocking the reserve fats is activated, which are burned with more ease. In the maintenance phase, on the other hand, you can choose from a wider selection of carbohydrates, provided you always consider their glycemic index.

But which are, in detail, the foods to prefer and which ones to avoid? Green light for fish (salmon, tuna, sea bass etc.), meat, cheese, fruit (dried fruit such as almonds and pistachios or fresh as avocado, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, grapefruit, grapes, apples, peaches, apricots, etc.) ), vegetables (beets, asparagus, cucumbers, broccoli, endive, fennel, celery, peppers, sauerkraut etc.), yogurt, dark chocolate, chickpea flour, lentils, soy-based preparations. Avoid pizza, ripe bananas, shortbread biscuits, rice cakes, chips, fizzy drinks, croissants, rice and risottos, cream ice cream, chestnuts, lasagna, honey, whole wheat flour, papaya, pumpkin, jam, intregrale or black bread , sorbets, muesli, gnocchi, polenta, refined cereals, crackers.

We must therefore revise our diet, in a definitive way: in this way, weight loss will be truly lasting.

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