Get in shape for Christmas with thebestof Diet!
11th December 2014
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If you're worrying about fitting that beautiful new Christmas dress our fast but effective diet could be the answer to dropping a dress size by Christmas.

The healthiest and most effective way to lose weight quickly is by eating plenty of lean protein. Eat more fish, chicken, eggs, nuts, and pulses. Reduce the amount of carbs and absolutely avoid eating these in the evening (you'll have fewer calories to burn off at night - the time when you're least active!)

If you really like carbs, I suggest you eat them for either breakfast or lunch that means you'll have bags of energy during the day when you need it most.

Eating properly doesn’t really work if you don’t combine it with constant exercise. You need to exercise for at least 30-40 minutes, four times weekly till Christmas.

This will help you burn calories, but combined with exercise it will also build muscle to replace the fat you lose!

Here’s the menu we suggest:


-Bowl of Special K with skimmed milk, topped with chopped banana

-Porridge with semi-skimmed milk and a handful of blueberries

-Two poached eggs on granary toast


-Minestrone/non-creamy soup, wholemeal roll with a handful of grapes or an apple / wholemeal roll with half a tin of tuna, chopped peppers, low fat mayo and mixed salad leaves. Fruit salad.

-One portion fruit wholemeal pitta filled with vegetable chilli, low-fat yoghurt Jacket potato with cottage cheese and chopped red pepper - no butter.


-Grilled chicken with green beans, spicy tomato salsa and avocado salad

-Seared tuna steak with anchovy and boiled egg salad

-Poached salmon with crème fraiche and dill, steamed asparagus and broccoli

-Cod baked in tinfoil with lemon and Mediterranean oven-roasted vegetables.



-Two oatcakes with peanut butter with a cup of tea, no sugar

-Two rice cakes with marmite Low-fat yoghurt


On this diet, although you avoid carbs in the evening, you don't actually eat any less food than normal and there isn't the hassle of counting every last calorie! Brilliant!

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