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Old Wed, Aug-13-03, 12:54
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Plan: Pefect Health Diet and IF
Stats: 205/198/150 Female 160 cm
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Progress: 13%
Location: Sweden
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Hi.
I am new to the forum but a Montignac "veteran" (although relapsed).

I read a swedish translation of "Eat yourself slim" in 1998. Followed it (with some modifications) for about a year and half. Lost almost 40 pounds (have since regained abot 25 of these by going from some exceptions to almost all exceptions).

To be able to grasp Montignac you have to understand as much about GI as possible. For information about GI I agree with the poster who recommeds the Mendosa site. It really is a remarkable resource. I haven't read "The glucose revolution" but I have read an earlier book with similar contents by the same team and it is really useful as well.

Montignac's method isn't all that complex really. It is about eating only low GI carbs (the limit for low GI can vary depending on what GI scale is used).

When in phase 1 you must NEVER have carbs and fat in the same meal. In phase 1 you this means that you have two basic types of meals: protein+fat or protein+carbs (low GI).

Now this can't really be achieved fully, as most meats etc do contain some fat but you must use VERY lean varieties for your carb+protein meals. He is also cheating a little as he lists a variety of vegetables that are "free" that you can have with your fat+protein meals (like tomatoes, cucumber, leafy stuff etc), they do contain carbs but so little that the glycemic load is almost non-existant.

For me, the real problem with Montignac is that he is so "french". It wasn't really adapted to the eating the eating patterns of my culture, and didn't discuss some foodstuffs that would have been very natural for me to consider, as a scandinavian.

Now I DO need to lose some wheigth (AGAIN!!!). I haven't decided yet if I should go Montignac again or something more Atkins-like.
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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 07:38
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Plan: Montignac
Stats: 149/146/135 Female 168cm
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Hi Cath, I'll try to get the recepie...

Patsy

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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 07:44
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Plan: Montignac
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Kath... I can't find it... but let me see what I can come up with...

errmmm I'm not sure how this posting stuff works...

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Old Mon, Aug-18-03, 07:48
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Plan: Montignac
Stats: 149/146/135 Female 168cm
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Hi Cath, I pretty much invent my Indian recepies... but I bought 2 Indian Recipe books to guide me...

Dahl Soup:

In a large Pot
1 cup of Orange or Green Split Lentils
1 teaspoon of Turmeric powder or Hot Curry powder
1 thinly sliced (in rings) hot green peper
add water (a bit more than 1 inch over your lentils)
boil for about 20 -25 min until tender and has reduced to a soup consitency... add water if soup is too thick.

in a seperate non-stick frying pan
add 1 soup spoon of Olive Oil
add 1/4 teaspoon of Cumin Seeds
add 1/4 teaspoon of black Mustard Seeds
fry until they start to pop
add 1 garlic clove (I use the puréd kind in a jar) 1 teasp
add 1" of finely chopped Ginger (I use the puréd kind in a jar) 1 teasp
add 1/2 teaspoon of Coriander Powder
add 1 1/2 teaspoon of Garam Masala

Once the Lentils are cooked, add the onion and spice mixture to the lentils & cook about 5 minutes more or until desired consitency.

Salt to taste

I usually add at the end when I'm tasting my soup more Garam Masala, Curry Powder, Salt & Pepper and any of the indian spices above until it tastes good to me...

I hope this is correct... I just did it from memory...

Enjoy!

Patsy

I hope I've posted this one correctly... this is my 3rd try...

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Old Wed, Aug-20-03, 11:18
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Plan: now atkins (began with montignac)
Stats: 135/127/110 Female 155 cm
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Progress: 32%
Location: belgium
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Hi Patsy,
Thanks for the recipe. it looks great!
But, just one question... it seems like there's mixing of fat and carb. Is it ok to eat for the first phase of montignac?
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Old Mon, Sep-08-03, 15:16
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Plan: Montignac
Stats: 223.3/185/170 Male 171 cm
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Progress: 72%
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Hello Everybody
Finally somebody who is not from Canada...
In Israel the Montignac diet is totally unknown, and the book has been translated in hebrew in March 2003.
the title is " EAT TO LOSE WEIGHT"
It is quite confusing but I succedded in losing 17 kg in 5 months, andthe most important part is that I have no craving and eating binges anymore.
Who love to have some new recipes.
Wonderful to have found you
Freddy
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