IT’S PARTY SEASON AGAIN!

… and you only have 3 weeks to get into your little black dress!

The party season has a nasty habit of creeping up on us and despite the very best of intentions and a determination to plan ahead and be ‘on top of it all‘ this year, suddenly there are just a few weeks left before we have to attend business functions or special events with friends and family looking and feeling great in our party gear!

DON’T PANIC – HELP IS AT HAND!

with an easy to follow diet which makes light work of dropping a dress size (or two) in the nick of time.

A diet should never be bland and boring but when super fast fat loss in super quick time is the goal, a certain amount of repetition and a healthy dose of planning is key!

THE IMPORTANT STUFF!

  • Shop, cook and freeze ahead wherever possible
  • Have 2 or 3 good meals per day
  • Include vegetables or salad in at least 2 meals
  • Leave 5 hours between meals with no snacks other than fresh fruit or very dark chocolate
  • Stay hydrated but don’t drink with meals
  • Only include starchy carbohydrates every 4th day
  • Exercise for 20-30 minutes per day
    Supplement your diet with L-Glutamine (optional)

DAYS 1, 2, 3 and 5, 6, 7

First Meal of the Day
(anywhere between getting up and mid morning)

  • 2 eggs, poached, boiled, fried or scrambled with 2 slices lean bacon, grilled, a large tomato halved and grilled and 6 mushrooms sauteed in butter
    OR
  • Poached Egg Special (see recipe)
    OR
  • Tofu Towers (see recipe)
    OR
  • A large bowl or tub of freshly chopped, mixed fruit which you can graze on through the morning if you find eating early in the day a struggle

Second and/or Third Meal of the Day
(no less than 5 hours after your last meal)

  • Large bowl of ‘bought’ soup (with poultry, meat, fish, shellfish or tofu but no pasta, grains, beans, lentils or potatoes) and a large, lightly dressed mixed salad
    OR
  • If you have planned ahead – Parsley Soup with Chicken Nuggets or Spicy Meatball Soup with My Favourite Warm Salad (see recipes)
    OR
  • If you are eating out – grilled or sauteed lean beef or venison steak, pork fillet, lamb or veal chop, chicken breast/leg, whole fish or fish fillet with at least 3 types of steamed/roasted vegetables or a lightly dressed mixed salad (no pasta, grains, beans, lentils or potatoes)
    OR
  • If you are at home or have cooking facilities – Salmon with Roasted Vegetables or Lemon Ginger Chicken or Parcel Baked Fish or Aromatic Beef/Lamb Stew (see recipes) with lots of steamed, stir fried or roasted vegetables or a lightly dressed mixed salad
    OR
  • If you find 2 meals a day are sufficient and only wish a ‘light bite‘ either around lunchtime or later in the evening, have a colourful selection of raw, baby vegetables or vegetable ‘sticks‘ with a small tub of salsa, guacamole, taramasalata, tzatziki or cottage cheese

DAYS 4 and 8

First Meal of the Day
(anywhere between getting up and mid morning)

  • Good-sized bowl of ‘bought’ muesli mix without sugar or dried fruit with semi-skimmed milk or milk alternatives (soya, almond, oat etc), topped with mixed nuts and seeds
    OR
  • Nutty Bircher Muesli (see recipe)
    OR
  • A bowl of porridge made with water and topped with a drizzle of runny honey and powdered cinnamon or nutmeg
    OR
  • A large bowl or tub of freshly chopped, mixed fruit which you can graze on through the morning if you find eating early in the day a struggle

Second and/or Third Meal of the Day
(no less than 5 hours after your last meal)

  • Large bowl of ‘bought’ soup (with poultry, meat, fish, shellfish or tofu PLUS pasta, grains, beans, lentils or potatoes) and a large, lightly dressed mixed salad
    OR
  • If you have planned ahead – Light Chicken Broth or Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup (see recipes) with a warm or cold, lightly dressed mixed salad
    OR
  • If you are eating out – grilled or sautéed lean beef or venison steak, pork fillet, lamb or veal chop, chicken breast/leg, whole fish or fish fillet PLUS a small portion of rice, beans, lentils or potatoes and at least 3 types of steamed/roasted vegetables or a lightly dressed mixed salad
    OR
  • If you are at home or have cooking facilities – Crispy-Topped Baked Fish/Chicken/Tofu or Mince and Mash (see recipes) with lots of steamed, stir fried or roasted vegetables or a lightly dressed mixed salad

CRAVING A SNACK?
No problem! No less than 1 hour before a meal or 3 hours after a meal have a couple of pieces of fresh fruit or a fruit smoothie (no yoghurt) or a small bar (35g) of dark 70% cocoa solids chocolate.

RECOMMENDED DRINKS

  • Water (still and sparkling)
  • Coconut water
  • Dark, rich, black coffee (no milk or sugar)
  • Black, red, green, herb and fruit tea (no milk or sugar)
  • Red wine or dry white wine (max 2 small glasses per day)

SIMPLY REPEAT YOUR CHOICES FOR DAYS 1 – 8 OR MIX IT UP AND EXPERIMENT TO SUIT YOUR DAY UNTIL YOUR FAVOURITE  LITTLE BLACK DRESS SLIDES EFFORTLESSLY OVER YOUR HIPS!

Recipes

Fiona Kirk: Aromatic Lamb Casserole
Aromatic Lamb Casserole
Fiona Kirk: Mince and Mash
Mince and Mash

 

 

 

 

 

Fiona Kirk: Parcel Baked Fish
Parcel Baked Fish
Fiona Kirk: Tofu Towers
Tofu Towers

 

 

 

 

 

More recipes:

Favourite Warm Salad
Lemon Ginger Chicken
Light Chicken Broth
Nutty Bircher Musesli
Parsley Soup
Poached Egg Special
Salmon with Veg
Spicy Meatball Soup
Thai Curry Sweet Potato Soup

2 Weeks In The Super Fast Lane  Fiona KirkThe 3 Week ‘Party Season’ diet is adapted from and champions the principles of the 2 Weeks in the Super Fast Lane

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