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These suggestions are to help you maintain weight loss after dieting with the Fine Clinic, and are based on a low carbohydrate eating regime. Come off the diet in a gradual way; in the first week adding green vegetables and leafy salads and thereafter introduce additional foods from the following lists. For vegetables allow, per meal:1 cup raw vegetable  OR  2/3 cup cooked vegetable  OR  1/3 cup mashed vegetable. Except for avocado – ½ an avocado on its own is equivalent to each of the vegetable portions above.

You may continue to eat meat and fish, however this should now only be small portions [maximum 10oz/275gm per day] as you will be supplementing with other foods.

It will be easier to maintain your weight loss if regular meals are taken as this will avoid hunger and the desire to eat between meals.  If you do have a large, fattening or starchy meal, be abstemious on the following day by ensuring that you have nothing starchy and by limiting quantities.

Fluids may be water, soda water, tea, herbal tea or coffee with a small amount of milk if desired. Sugar should be completely avoided. For optimal weight maintenance, you are advised to avoid alcohol completely, however, if essential, the occasional glass of champagne or dry wine, red or white, may be taken. Avoid diet drinks. Avoid all fruit juice as it contains excessive sugar, including freshly squeezed and those labelled ‘no added sugar’.

Weigh yourself first thing every morning and write the weight down as it is more difficult to ignore written warning signs of any weight increase. Fluctuations of a few pounds can be expected, but if your weight increases by four pounds revert to The Special Diet for a few days. It may be necessary to repeat this every few weeks but in this way it should be possible to control weight within a few pounds.

YOU MUST AVOID COMPLETELY:

  • Root vegetables e.g potatoes, parsnips, carrots, beets (turnips are allowed).
  • Sugar in any form [white, brown, jam, honey and syrups]
  • Grain foods: All cereals and this includes Rice, Corn, Wheat, Rye, Oats, and therefore all breakfast cereals and anything with Flour [white or brown] e.g pasta, noodles, bread, cakes, biscuits, pastries, muffins, bagels, croissants, wraps, sauces etc.]
  • Pulses and dried fruits.

YOU  MAY  EAT :

•  Meat  •  Offal  •  Fish  •  Shellfish  •  Poultry  •  Cheese  •  Fruit  •  Vegetables • Eggs •

COOKING: Food may be boiled, baked, microwaved, steamed, sautéed, fried or grilled. A minimum of fat or oil should be used for frying. Use salt and sauces sparingly. For flavouring you may use small amounts of pepper, salt, mustard, herbs, spices, garlic, curry powder, Worcester Sauce, Soy sauce (light), lemon, vinegar [all types], stock cubes, meat extracts, yeast extracts, gelatine, food essence and colouring.

MEAL  SUGGESTIONS

  • Breakfast may be chicken,  cheese and fruit OR  bacon with fresh fruit  OR omelette with fresh herbs ;
  • Lunch may be clear unthickened soup [consommé] followed by a leafy salad made with garlic, kale, broccoli  OR  cauliflower with salmon, tuna, turkey, chicken, pork or steak
  • Dinner may be meat such as chops or steak with a leafy salad or vegetables followed by cheese and/or fruit for dessert.

WHAT TO BUY

Below is a list of foods which are acceptable for weight maintenance

FRESH  VEGETABLES

NB. For vegetables allow, per meal:1 cup raw vegetable  OR  2/3 cup cooked vegetable  OR  1/3 cup mashed vegetable. Except for avocado – ½ an avocado on its own is equivalent to each of the vegetable portions above.

ALL  GREEN  LEAFY  VEGETABLES  ARE  PERMITTED
Bok choy [Chinese cabbage]
Brussels sprouts
Cabbage
Celeriac [cooked only]
Chard
Chives
Endive
Greens [e.g. beet, mustard, collard, turnip, dandelion]
Kale
Leeks
Lettuce
Parsley, basil, mint and other green leafy herbs [fresh]
Rocket
Spinach
Spring onion [not the bulb]
Watercress

OTHER PERMITTED VEGETABLES
Alfalfa
Artichokes
Asparagus
Aubergine [eggplant]
Avocado
Bamboo shoots
Broccoli
Cauliflower
Celeriac [cooked only]
Celery
Courgette [zucchini] – vegetable and flowers
Cucumber
Fennel
Gherkin, pickled [maximum 1 per day]
Beans [Green / French / Runner]
Hearts of palm
Kohlrabi
Marrow, boiled
Mung Bean Sprouts, canned
Mushrooms [common]
Okra
Olives Green [NOT Black]; Pimento stuffed in Brine Tesco; Pitted with Anchovy Paste, Safeway.
Peppers: Bell peppers:  green and red [not yellow]
Pumpkin
Radish [red, not white]
Shallots
Tomato [raw only; ½ an average tomato maximum per day]
Turnip [cooked]
Zucchini [courgette] – fruit and flowers

FRUIT

Limit your daily intake of fresh fruit to the equivalent of one small cup per day. Do not eat dried fruit.

  • Apricot
  • Berries (all types)
  • Cherries (tart)
  • Currants (red and black)
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemons, limes
  • Mandarins
  • Melons (all types)
  • Nectarines
  • Olives (green only)
  • Oranges
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Rhubarb
  • Tamarillo
  • Tangerines

DAIRY

Coconut milk, almond milk and low fat dairy milk are acceptable in minimal quantities

 

CHEESE

 

Cheeses you may eat are: [max 4 oz [110 grams] per day; 2oz is about the size of a matchbox]
Blue cheese
Brie
Camembert
Cheddar
Cheese spread, primula [plain; chives; shrimp]
Dairylea rippers, Kraft
Edam
Feta
Goats, Premium, Average, but NOT other Goats cheeses
Gorgonzola
Gouda
Gruyere
Halloumi Average [NOT Halloumi Light]
Havarti Danish Sainsburys
Jarlsberg
Lancashire
Mascarpone
Parmesan
Slices: Leerdammer ;Mature Asda; Mature Tesco
Soft cheese [full fat, not light or low fat]
Soya
Stilton
Wedge, Leerdammer
Wensleydale

SAUCES , DRESSINGS & OILS [Maximum 4 tablespoons per day, unless stated otherwise]

MAYONNAISE
Egg Mayonnaise, Morrisons
Finest Mayonnaise, Tesco
Lemon Mayonnaise, Waitrose
Free Range Egg Mayonnaise, M&S
Olive Oil Mayonnaise, Hellmans
Real Mayonnaise, Hellmans
Real Mayonnaise, Asda

KETCHUP
Tomato Ketchup Light Linessa Lidl [max 1 tablespoon per day]

HOLLANDAISE
Hollandaise Classic for Fish, Schwartz

DRESSINGS
Caesar, chilled, reduced fat, Tesco [NOT Caesar 95% fat free Tesco which has 3x the carbs]
Caesar classic Sainsburys
Caesar finest Tesco
Caesar fresh Asda
Caesar fresh M&S
Caesar Hellmans
Caesar luxury Hellmans
Caesar M&S
Caesar original Cardini’s
Caesar Tesco
Caesar Waitrose
Caesar salad fresh Sainsburys
French HE Tesco
French salad M&S
Oil and lemon – any
Salad Italian Newmans Own
Butter and Tarragon, chicken tonight, Knorr
Lime and Coriander, Tangy for Fish, Schwartz
Pesto Green, Tesco [NOT Pesto Green Fresh Tesco which has 25x the carbs]
Pesto Italian, Waitrose
Pesto corriander Sacla
Pesto green Alla Genovese Finest, Tesco
Swedish Mustard and Dill, Morrisons

OILS
Avocado, Coconut, Corn, Groundnut, Hazelnut, Linseed, Macadamia, Olive, Pal, Peanut, Rapeseed, Safflower, Sesame, Soya, Sunflower, Walnut

SOUP

Clearspring dried Miso  soup sachets, maximum two per day
Watercress M&S
Beef consommé, canned, Sainsburys
Beef consommé, luxury, Baxters

STOCK

STOCK  CUBE
Veg low salt Kallo
Veg Organic Evernat
Beef Knorr
Beef Organic Kallo
Beef Smartprice Asda
Beef Value Tesco
Garlic dry weight Oxo
Fish sainsburys

LIQUID  STOCK
Vegetable, Made Up, Yeast Free, Kallo
Chicken made up Sainsburys
Chicken Asda
Chicken Fresh: Sainsburys and Tescos
Chicken prepared Tesco
Chicken Simply Knorr
Vegetable Cooks Ingredient Waitrose
Vegetable made up Safeway
Vegetable Premium made up Kallo

MEAT,  FISH  AND  POULTRY

If having a fish, meat or poultry dish with a cheese  or cream in it, consider that to be your daily allowance of cheese or cream and do not have any additional  cheese or cream.

All meat, fish and poultry is allowable, cooked in any way, with a little oil or fat if needed.  If you want to buy a ready prepared dish, any of those below are acceptable, as long as portions are limited to 4oz [100 grams] per person.