Other Reduced Carb Diets - Montignac Diet anyone?




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Lili411
11-06-2011, 01:16 PM
Hi, I'm new to the forum! :carrot:

I was wondering if anyone is following the Montignac diet? It's a reduced carb diet that relies on food combining and eating low glycemic index foods - quite similar to the Suzanne Sommers diet I believe...

I've had great success on this diet in the past. In fact, I used it to lose weight before my wedding! After a few weeks, my cravings for sugar and junk food went away - it was pretty amazing.

Any takers?

I will post a summary of the main points of the diet in a bit...


Lili411
11-06-2011, 04:20 PM
So here's a quick snapshot of the diet taken from the Telegraph website (I can't post links yet) :dizzy: :dizzy:

What is it?

This is a low glycemic-index (GI) diet for people who love their food, and is the latest offering from Michael Montignac - the founding father of GI dieting.
It is based on two eating plans: one to lose weight, and the other to keep it off.

Sample menu

The menus give two main meal options: either protein and fat, or high-fibre carbohydrate. Lunch should be the main meal of the day.

Breakfast: herbal or fruit tea; oatcakes topped with non-fat cheese; and sliced apples.
Lunch: cherry tomato and basil soup; chef salad of cheese, ham, boiled egg, tomatoes and olive oil; and a few squares of dark chocolate. Optional snack: almonds and hazelnuts.
Dinner: vegetable soup; wild mushroom ramekins with rocket salad; chopped apples with fromage frais.

milacikova
04-18-2012, 05:09 AM
Hi Lili,

I can see that it's been a while since your last post. If you do read this - I have had wonderful success eating according to Montignac, even though I am a vegetarian.:carrot:

Fell off the waggon a couple of times, got back on the horse in January and have lost 20 pounds so far. Let me know if you have any questions about Montignac.

Steady on!

Mila


madamwu
05-29-2012, 02:40 PM
I am doing Weight Watchers, but using the older Momentum plan points. I'm still having trouble getting the scale to go down. I have PCOS and am insulin resistant, so am starting to investigate low-carb diets.
I had a copy of Dine out and lose weight by Montignac that I bought several years ago. Dug it out, and reread it more carefully this time. I have ordered some books from amazon.
There isn't a lot out there on the web, at least not here in the States. I was pleased to see that there was at least this mention of it in this forum.
I'm not sure I can do a strict Phase 1, but can certainly incorporate a lot of his ideas into my meal plan.
An experiment in progress...
Anyone out there?