A point diet is a very healthy diet that guarantees independent and effective control of what we eat. Its greatest advantage is the fact that it can be used by everyone, because it’s not complicated and unhealthy. The creators of this diet stated that there is no universal diet for every human being, which is why the point diet helps in choosing the perfect ingredients for our activity, weight and other important factors.
What does the point diet consist of?
At the beginning, we should calculate the number of points we are entitled to. Each food product or product group has points assigned to them. Thanks to them it’s easier to check what products we are allowed to eat and in what quantities. First, we calculate our demand using points. Thanks to it, we can determine what we can eat. They are calculated as follows:
If we are a woman, we assign 7 points, if a man – 15. People aged 18 to 20 have 5 points, from 21 to 35 they subtract one point, etc. People over 65 and more have only 1 point. To calculate the points based on weight, we take into account the first digit meaning our weight: if we weigh e.g. 65 kg, we assign 6 points. There is only height left: if we measure below 160 cm, we have 1 point, if we are taller – we have 2 points. If we work sitting down and not exercise – we have 0 points, both standing-sitting work – 2 points, working while moving around a lot, or a combination of sitting and exercise – we get 4 points, and intensively training 4-5 times a week – 6 points. We can add more points depending on our goal: if we want to lose weight, we do not add anything, if we just want to keep our current weight, we add 4 points.
Now we can sum up all the points and adjust the right diet to them. The least points (half a point) have some vegetables: corn, peas, potatoes, but also fruits: dates, apples. 1 point is 5 pieces of olives, banana, a handful of grapes, 40 g of cooked ham, a glass of wine, 20 g of cornflakes. 2 points give: a slice of bread, one roll, 200 ml of coca-cola, a glass of semi-skimmed milk. Three points is: 125 g of pudding and a few pieces of sausage. The most, as many as 10 points, has 100 g of cheese and we should eat the least. Less often on our table should also appear fat broth and French fries.
However, there are products that have 0 points, so we can eat them without restrictions. These are: vegetables, all fruits, water, tea, grain coffee, traditional coffee, mustard, horseradish, maggi, spices.
Advantages of the point diet:
– we do not have to give up our favourite dishes, only to limit those unhealthy to a minimum;
– we do not have to count calories;
– the diet is adapted to our lifestyle and demand
– thanks to an easy break-out, we know what we can eat and in what quantities;
– You can eat infinitely many vegetables that clog us and make us eat less unhealthy products.
The diet is distinguished by a large variety and consent, which allows it to persevere longer in its assumptions. It positively affects our psyche, thanks to which it brings the desired results.