The Hamptons Diet is a low carbohydrate diet created by Dr. Fred Pescatore, who used to be the medical director of the Atkins Center. The Hamptons Diet focuses on consuming high quality carbohydrates and monounsaturated fats, specifically macadamia nut oil. High quality carbohydrates are carbohydrates that are unprocessed. In general, dieters will focus on eating whole fruits, whole vegetables and healthy fats. When on the Hamptons Diet, it is recommended that dieters have three meals and one snack per day.
Dieters on the Hamptons Diet will fall into three separate categories—more than 10 pounds to lose, fewer than 10 pounds to lose, and maintenance plan. Dieters with more than 10 pounds to lose are allowed 30 g or less of carbohydrates a day, dieters with less than 10 pounds to lose are allowed 40 to 60 g of carbohydrates a day and female dieters looking to maintain their weight are allowed 55 to 65 g of carbohydrates per day. Below you will find several snacks and meal plans for the Hamptons Diet.
Begin your day with a breakfast of yogurt and mixed berries. Simply enjoy 6 oz of low fat yogurt mixed with ½ cup of mixed berries. Top yogurt mixture with 1 ½ tbsp oat bran. Recommended berries include blueberries and raspberries. Dr. Pescatore recommends that you purchase all natural, plain and no sugar versions of yogurt.
For lunch, make two filling roast beef roll-ups. Simply take 2 ½ slices of thinly sliced roast beef and lay them on a cutting board. In a small bowl, combine 2 oz cream cheese with 2 tsp horseradish. Spread this mixture on the beef. Add ½ a thinly sliced carrot, ½ sliced cucumber and ¼ sliced red bell pepper to the beef. Roll up beef and enjoy with a piece of fruit.
For dinner, take 4 oz of lean beef, such as tri tip or top sirloin, and cut it into one-inch cubes. Combine the beef with 1 ½ tbsp low sodium soy sauce, 1 tbsp lemon juice, ½ tsp macadamia nut oil, 1 tsp cumin, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper in a bowl. Marinate beef in this mixture for one hour. Take 2 bamboo skewers and thread beef, 4 pearl onions, ¼ red onion and 2 mushrooms onto the skewer. Grill the kebobs. Enjoy grilled beef and vegetables with a side of grilled pineapple.
Snack #1: Turkey Rollup
Enjoy ½ 8-inch whole wheat tortilla topped with 1 tbsp light cream cheese, 1 oz sliced turkey and 1 oz of Swiss cheese. Add ½ leaf of lettuce for crunch.
Snack #2: Pineapple with Dip
Cut a two-inch section of a pineapple as thinly as possible using a mandolin slicer. In a separate bowl, combine ¼ tsp of freshly chopped mint with 2 tbsp of plain unsweetened yogurt. Put ½ tbsp in the middle of each pineapple slice and then fold up. Continue until all pineapple and dip is utilized and enjoy!
Snack #3: Spicy Nuts
For a fiber and protein packed snack, simply combine 2 tbsp of raw peanuts in a bowl with 1/8 tsp salt, pinch of chili powder, pinch of sweet paprika, pinch of cayenne powder and ¼ tsp macadamia nut oil. Spread this mixture on a small baking sheet and bake at 325 for 5 to 10 minutes.