When we think icecream, we also think calories, tummy fat and saying goodbye to our craved bikini body.
Well…put your fears away, girls! 2011 comes with a new trend in dieting and this trend is called: icecream diet.
So far we thought icecream to be the forbidden fruit of hot summer days but recent studies have shown that it might as well be a trigger action generator in case of a summer diet. It seems that in the case of light icecream, the body consumes a larger quantity of energy to warm and melt it than the icecream itself has.
The icecream is a good source of calcium, one portion having at least 20% from the daily calcium intake we need. Since the recent studies also showed that the women taking calcium supplements lose with 70% more fat during a diet, the icecream diet surely sounds like a winner in the department. Basically, in the absence of calcium the fat cells tend to accumulate more fat so as guilt goes the icecream is nothing to feel guilty about.
So here go the basic tips to make the most of the iceacream diet:
What do you eat during the icecream week?
We all know that the body tends to adapt to any diet we follow. Hence sticking to a diet for a short period of time makes it effective. The icecream diet gets effective results not pushing the body to the limits and in the same time helping it to lose the right amount of fat to feel the difference.
So…during the icecream week you must make sure that the meals will not go above 1300 calories /day. You are allowed one portion of icecream daily but make sure you stay away from toppings, cream or syrup. Sampling the fruit sorbet is even better considering it normally has fewer calories than the milk iceacream.
Also, you need to remember that the icecream portion must not go above 125 calories/ 100 grams.
The diet plan:
You are allowed one portion of icecream daily regardless the time you choose to eat it.
First meal of the day must contain fibers so milk or yogurt and cereal is the right way to go. You are allowed one cup of black coffee or black tea. If you must sweeten it use half a spoon of brown sugar but nothing else.
The lunch or dinner must contain 50 grams of protein, preferably light meat or fish. The meat must be accompanied by low calorie vegetables. Tomatoes, cucumbers, lettuce, endives and carrots are perfect for the task. You can spread them with some olive oil or lemon juice but stay away from butter and sour cream.
If you need a snack, you can choose fruit but no more than 100 grams, regardless the type and never simultaneously with breakfast.
Need to know
You must be aware that because this diet is based on carbohydrates rather than protein, it is effective only if you follow it exactly and no longer than 7 days. Also in order to prevent the yo-yo effect, make sure you exercise 30 minutes every day.