The Schwarzebein Principle Diet was created by Dr. Diana Schwarzbein, M.D. in cooperation with Nancy Deville. Dr. Schwarzbein, who specializes in metabolism, diabetes and endocrinology, among others, came up with a diet plan as a result of 10 years of research. The diet puts emphasis on eating healthy by consuming simple, unprocessed foods and by steering clear of stimulants in the form of alcohol, coffee or drugs.
The Scwarzebein Principle Diet shies away from the standard low-calorie, low-fat, low-protein, high-carbohydrate diet. In her research she discovered that a diet made up of butter, eggs, red meat, cream, low-carbohydrate vegetables and a reasonable amount of unrefined carbohydrates are effective in bringing a diabetic’s blood sugar down to an acceptable level in just a small amount of time. Furthermore, the low-carbohydrates diet plan improved the lipids level too.
The program has two phases–healing and maintenance. Unlike other diet programs, the Schwarzebein Principle Diet promotes consumption of good fats and protein and unlimited amount of non-starchy vegetables. Lean meat, fish, eggs, green leafy vegetables, fruits and grains consumed in moderation are also recommended. Below is a sample meal plan for the Schwarzbein Principle Diet.
Start your day with a hefty breakfast composed of scrambled eggs and nitrate-free sausages. You can choose to eat the scrambled eggs and sausages separately, or you can also mix them up to create a yummy omelet. Throw in a few slices of tomatoes, which you can also eat separately or mixed with the omelet. Top this filling breakfast with 2/3 cup of oatmeal with cream and butter, and you’re good to go!
For a nutritious snack, munch on 1/4 cup of sunflower seeds.
Enjoy a wonderful lunch of Cobb Salad made with grilled chicken cut into strips, nitrate-free bacon, hard boiled egg, salad greens and tomatoes. Use olive oil and balsamic vinegar dressing for flavor. Top it off with cheese for a mouth watering treat. You can eat one small apple for dessert, or you can also slice it into small bite size pieces and throw them in with the salad.
Treat yourself to one of the world’s healthiest foods with 1/4 cup of almonds. Rich in manganese, vitamin E and other nutrients, almonds make for a great snack. When you think you still have room for more, you can also munch on a string cheese.
Dinner is an absolute treat: pork loin roasted to perfection with buttered brown rice and buttered asparagus on the sides. Salad made with mixed greens, tomatoes and cucumbers tossed in balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing is a great accompaniment for the main meal.
The diet focuses on drastic reduction of carbohydrate intake, particularly simple sugars and refined carbohydrates. A person who does not engage in physical activities can only have a maximum of 15 grams of carbohydrates at every meal or snack. The allowed carbohydrate intake increases with the more activities a person engages in. In this diet program, there are no calorie restrictions.