The plan applies to both men and women
Follow exactly - do not add extras and, more importantly, do not miss
out any steps. You may have milk in your tea and coffee, if required,
and you can now have diet drinks again. Avoid fruit juices (simple
sugars) until the end of the week. No alcohol. Try to drink plenty of
water. Most people do not drink adequate water and now you are in a
habit, stick with it. At least 2 litres per day.
Have 2 Lipotrim servings and one meal, as follows (men continue to
have 2 servings as before, while women take 1 less serving of
At lunchtime or evening mealtime you may have some skinless
boneless chicken breast or white fish fillet, or some skinless turkey
(about 406ozs). The fish or chicken may be steamed, microwaved,
baked or cooked with a little water in a non-stick pan. Season with
salt and pepper. Or you may have tuna fish in water or brine (drained).
Vegetarians may use tofu or quorn.
You may also have either a moderate serving of salad (small breakfast
bowl) from any of the following: lettuce, onions, peppers, beansprouts,
celery dressed with a little lemon or lime juice or wine vinegar (try
balsamic vinegar), or if you prefer, a moderate serving (2 heaped table
spoons - no more) of some cooked green vegetables. You may not
have bread, grains (rice) or pasta until day 4, and fruit should wait
day 4 at the earliest (later if you have carbohydrate problems).
You will have only 1 Lipotrim serving and 2 meals as described for Day
Same as day 2, but you may also have - at one meal only - an 8
ounce potato, plain boiled, mashed or baked, but with no addition of
any fat. You may like to top with some skimmed milk, plain yoghurt or
very low fat fromage frais and a sprinkle of herbs.
each day have a Lipotrim serving for your breakfast plus..............
Up to 3 servings of fruit (if you suffer from an insulin
problem, then eat these late in the day and do not snack on them
during the day).
Up to 2 slices of bread or 1 pita or 1 roll or 1 bagel
Any vegetables you want except avocado, 1 or 2 servings with
your meals (2 tablespoons per serving).
Any of the skimmed milk products.
Fish fillet (any size) or 6 ounces of chicken or turkey, as
described before, or one tin of tuna in water or brine, drained.
Vegetarians may use tofu, textured vegetable protein (TVP) or
Lean meat with all visible fat trimmed off.
Low fat recipes prepared with low fat sources - e.g. lean
with tomato Bolognese sauce.
Medium baking potato or 6 small potatoes or one serving of
instant mashed potatoes (the kind with no added fat - read the
label). Instead of potato, you may have 4ozs of rice or pasta
This schedule may be continued for several weeks - especially if
you have lost a lot of weight - 5/6 stones or more - as you will need
to adjust to a different eating behaviour and quantities. Check your
weight every week at Prestwich Pharmacy; if it is going up, then
action must be taken to address the types and quantities of foods
eaten. The maintenance food products are advised during this time to
add extra control whilst adjusting to your new eating behaviour.
The main point to understand in following the plan is not to have added
fat in your food or in its preparation.
There is more than adequate fat for daily requirements naturally
occurring in a diet chosen from a wide range of foods. There is no
benefit to adding fat in preparation - only to add weight back on.