The main goal of using the Montignac diet is to reduce the amount of sugar consumed on a daily basis. Its assumptions are very similar to those used in the case of a low carb diet, otherwise known as diabetic. In this case, we only consume products that have a low glycaemic index. It’s important to prevent fluctuations in the level of sugar when using this diet, so that we stay satisfied longer and we are sure that there will be no so-called wolf hunger. According to this style of nutrition, the diet is not meant to be a way to take pleasure in eating, but it’s to teach us wise food choices.
The stages of the Montignac diet
STAGE 1 – losing weight
In this phase, we must strictly follow the imposed rules. We consume carbohydrate products with a glycaemic index of 50 or less. We choose this food that will be right for our body and will not raise sugar rapidly in the blood. By sticking to this principle, our body will stop putting off fat and it will burn calories consumed with food on an ongoing basis.
STAGE 2 – weight consolidation
At this stage, we are expanding our menu with other carbohydrates, but we are guided not only by the glycaemic index, but also by the glycaemic load, thanks to which we know what level of sugar is absorbed into our body. This allows you to eat even those less healthy dishes, but in a smaller amount, while maintaining healthy nutrition rules.
This type of diet is extremely often chosen by people who are afraid of applying restrictive rules of nutrition. They give us the principles of healthy nutrition, but if after losing weight we eat something unhealthy, we will not gain the lost weight again. We learn the knowledge about the products and know which are inadvisable for us and which should be consumed regularly. Thanks to this, we avoid the yo-yo effect, because we are fully aware of the amount of unhealthy products that will be harmful to our body.
Benefits of the Montignac diet
– The menu is based on wholemeal meals;
– High amount of products available in the diet
– We eat consciously because of the knowledge about the products;
– We do not have to count calories;
– Portions allow us to get full;
– After completing the diet, we consciously reach for food without a wolf-hunger attack;
– Our body quickly gets rid of toxins due to the reduced amount of simple sugars in the products;
– The rules are simple and the products are generally available
An example menu
Whole grain bread
Jam without sugar
Roasted chicken breast,
As you can see, the menu is very diverse and will definitely be the favoured by pasta, fruit and lean meats lovers. The number of meals varies between 4 and 5, so you will not feel hungry. We can snack on certain products that we currently want, but we must learn how to suppress our appetite and eat only the minimum amount of favourite foods. Let’s also choose an alternative to unhealthy snacks, which has much less sugar and fat. Instead of eating milk chocolate, let’s reach for raw cocoa beans or chocolate with 90% cocoa.