Cosmo Skinny Jeans Diet

Has anyone tried the cosmo skinny jeans diet?



I was planning to start it tomorrow but there isn't much information with the article and I wanted to know what you're allowed to drink and if you're allowed any fruit?



Thanks x

http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/lifestyle/diet-fitness/skinny-jeans-challenge



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  • For the next two weeks, Skinny Jeans Challengers will be following a very, very low carb/ high protein plan.



    First up, you have to cut down on the amount of C.R.A.P. in your diet. No, I'm not being rude - it simply stands for...

    Carbohydrates

    Refined sugar

    Alcohol

    Processed food



    The rules:

    1. Yes, lately all of us have been eating Quality Street for breakfast (and maybe lunch. And in the afternoon too), but instead you need to go from eating an insubstantial breakfast (and yes, that includes grabbing a croissant), to having a -protein source' every morning (salmon, chicken, ham or eggs).

    2. Drink more water and eat more good fats (olive oil, nuts and avocado).

    3. All of your snacks should always contain some form of protein (a slice of ham, chicken or a handful of raw nuts or seeds).

    4. If you have a major carb-craving, you can have some rye bread, sweet potatoes or quinoa.

    5. After your Angel Fortnight, you can have a cheat meal once a week. One meal of whatever you want to eat and drink (which means the Quality Street can come back). Woop!



    The good foods list:Chicken, turkey, lamb, beef, duck, liver, pork (1-2 times per week), all fish and shell fish. Lemon, lime, broccoli, spinach, asparagus, green beans, mange tout, kale, rocket, watercress, Brussel sprouts (see, they're not just for Christmas), cucumber, courgette, avocado and all herbs. Almonds, pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, macadamia, cashew, sesame and sunflower seeds.



    Cooking-wise: Try to steam all of your veggies to keep their nutrients (Nathalie says microwaving destroys 97% of the flavonoids and boiling destroys 66%) and use extra virgin olive oil (on salads) or coconut oil (when cooking on a high heat) because they're high in essential fatty acids and contain a more balanced ratio of omega 3 to 6.

    HEALTHY NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS



    The diet

    Here it is for Week One. It's just a basic food plan, so you can add extra green veg to meals and mix and match the meals from the different days. Ready for this? It's seriously tough. But I am living proof that it works.





    DAY 1

    Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg and 50g smoked salmon

    Lunch: 1 grilled sea bass (100g) with a salad with mixed leaves, red peppers, green beans, broccoli and a dash of olive oil and lemon

    Snack: 6 Brazil nuts

    Dinner: Beef fillet (100 g) with steamed broccoli and spinach. And ???? of an avocado

    Snack: Chopped vegetables



    DAY 2

    Breakfast: 100g smoked salmon with cucumber/vegetables

    Lunch: Sliced turkey (100g) and chopped tomato, cucumber, spinach leaves, 1???????4 avocado with a little bit of olive oil

    Snack: Three slices of chicken (50g) with mixed raw vegetables

    Dinner: 150g grilled cod fillet served with steamed green beans/vegetables

    Snack: 15 almonds



    DAY 3

    Breakfast: 1???????4 avocado and sliced turkey (50g)

    Lunch: Spinach omelet (2 eggs) served with mixed greens.

    Snack: 2 slices of ham (50g)

    Dinner: Grilled lamb chops (100g) with spinach, broccoli and red peppers

    Snack: 10 walnut



    DAY 4

    Breakfast: 2 slices of ham (50g) with grilled mixed vegetables

    Lunch: Mackerel (100g) salad including tomato, baby spinach, and green beans drizzled with a little bit of olive oil

    Snack: Sliced ham (50g) and a handful of almonds

    Dinner: 100g chicken breast with steamed courgettes/ mixed vegetables

    Snack: 8 cashew



    DAY 5

    Breakfast: 2 boiled or scrambled eggs 1???????4 avocado

    Lunch: Pan-fried prawns (75g) with saut????ed spinach/vegetables

    Snack: Three slices (100g) of beef or turkey with two oatcakes

    Snack: 6 Brazil nuts

    Dinner: Chicken breast stir-fry with mixed vegetables

    Snack: 3 Slices of ham (50g) and sunflower seed



    DAY 6

    Breakfast: 1 scrambled egg with spinach cooked with extra virgin olive

    Lunch: 100g beef burger (skip the bun) with pan-fried mushrooms, onions and grilled tomato + small side salad

    Snack: Chopped veggies

    Dinner: 100g baked salmon fillet with dill, garlic and paprika served with steamed broccoli and cauliflower

    Snack: 7 walnuts



    DAY 7

    Breakfast: 2 slices of organic smoked salmon with a wedge of lemon and 1 poached egg

    Lunch: 1/4 a roast chicken steamed vegetables or mixed salad

    Snack: 2 slices of turkey with two thick slices of avocado

    Dinner: One rump steak cooked with pepper and garlic served with steamed green beans and broccoli

    Snack: Handful of mixed seed
  • WEEK TWO

    While there is sadly no burger on this list, Day 12's breakfast looks suspiciously like fry-up territory to me. But in a healthy way of course.



    DAY 8

    Breakfast: 75g of turkey with mixed salad.

    Lunch: 50g ham and 2 egg spinach omelette served with mixed greens.

    Snack: Sliced vegetables Dinner: Grilled 100g lamb chops with saut????ed kale, cabbage and red peppers.

    Snack: 7 macadamia nuts and a handful of blueberries



    DAY 9

    Breakfast: Kippers and 1 poached egg

    Lunch: Steamed 75g sea bass and salad including tomato, baby spinach, cucumber, olives and green beans drizzled with olive oil.

    Snack: Sliced ham 50g and 7 blanched almonds.

    Dinner: Grilled chicken 150g served on a bed of steamed asparagus and courgettes.

    Snack: 12 almonds



    DAY 10

    Breakfast: Smoked trout with 1 carrot and green peppers.

    Lunch: Pan-fried prawns 100g with coriander and saut????ed spinach.

    Snack: Sliced chicken 100g and vegetables.

    Dinner: Chicken casserole with mixed vegetables.

    Snack: Sliced turkey 70g



    DAY 11

    Breakfast: Ham and eggs with raw red peppers.

    Lunch: Fillet steak, 100g served with steamed broccoli and green beans.

    Snack: 10 walnuts

    Dinner: Grilled chicken breast 100g, served with green veggies.

    Snack: Avocado and sliced turkey.



    DAY 12

    Breakfast: 1 organic sausage, one poached egg with two grilled tomatoes.

    Lunch: Fresh grilled cod 100g with rocket, red onion and mange tout.

    Snack: Celery, cucumber and sliced chWEEK TWO

    Done? Then here's the second week plan. While there is sadly no burger on this list, Day 13's breakfast looks suspiciously like fry-up territory to me. But in a healthy way of course.



    DAY 13

    Breakfast: Two slices of organic smoked salmon with a wedge of lemon and 1 poached egg

    Lunch: Grilled chicken 100g with steamed vegetables or mixed salad.

    Snack: 2 slices of turkey with two thick slices of avocado.

    Dinner: One fillet steak (100g) cooked with pepper and garlic served with steamed green beans and broccoli.

    Snack: Mixed nuts and seeds.



    DAY 14

    Breakfast: 100g smoked salmon with cucumber/vegetables.

    Lunch: Sliced Turkey (100g) 1???????4 avocado, tomatoes with a little bit of olive oil.

    Snack: Three slices of chicken (50g) with mixed raw vegetables.

    Dinner: One salmon steak served with steamed green beans/vegetables.

    Snack: 12 almonds
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