Every New Year we make the resolution that this will really be the year we lose weight. The majority of us have already given up by the end of the first week, however, returning to our normal ways of eating. This year try something different: the Protein Diet. You won’t be hungry, your body will feel great, and the pounds will melt away.
First, it is necessary to state that this way of dieting will help you to lose those first few pounds, and during that time, you should learn to diet rationally. As experts and doctors warn, the Protein Diet is not suitable for long-term use. Nevertheless, in the short run, it certainly has its pluses.
You will burn extra pounds, the body’s blood sugar will be in balance, and it is possible your blood pressure will also improve. You will feel lighter — and mainly, purer. Protein, or ketone diets, are actually proven diet concepts based on the high intake of quality proteins. At the same time, their inclusion in the diet reduces amounts of fats and sugars.
The whole secret is that, in regards to limiting sugar intake, the main source for quick energy becomes stored fat — exactly what we are trying to get rid of. This change in the metabolism is called ketosis. In burning stored fats, waste products called ketones are freed up and disposed of through urination. This diet is recommended especially for those who are overweight or obese. However, it is important to accompany the change in diet with a change in behaviour.
• 2 zucchinis
• 2 c. olive oil
• 1 tsp. dried garlic
• Handful of mixed freshly chopped
• Herbs (basil, thyme, oregano) or grilling spices, salt
Directions for the marinade: Mix the olive oil with salt and add the granulated garlic and mixed herbs. If you don‘t have fresh herbs, you can use dried herbs or grilling spices.
Directions: Slice the zucchinis in rounds about 1/4 inch thick. Distribute evenly in a bowl, and pour the olive marinade over them. Leave in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Place the zucchini rounds low on the grill and after turning, baste. Turn several times until golden brown. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving, if desired.