What is the Danish diet?
This diet, unfortunately, does not mean the dieter can eat plenty of Danish pastry. That popular delicacy contains much more calories than the Danish diet allows. Actually, the main principle behind this diet is the drastic cut in calorie intake. It lasts for 13 days on average, over which time the dieter is supposed to lose up to 26 pounds. The diet is very strict and if one thing is skipped or substituted, or if any deviation from the program is made, the diet must be stopped and should not be resumed for another three months.
After the 13 days are over, it is allowed to go back to normal eating habits but without overeating. If the dieter is still hungry after the meal, he or she is only allowed to drink plain water and nothing else.
All the ingredients and food items used in this diet must be fresh, the yogurt must be 100% natural, with no fruits or sweeteners added, and it is allowed to sweeten the tea or coffee with just one sugar cube.
The Danish diet plan
The first day of this diet, the breakfast consists of one cup of coffee or tea with one cube of sugar. Lunch may include two boiled eggs, 14 ounces of spinach and one tomato, and the dinner includes nine ounces of ham and green salad with some oil and lemon juice.
On the second day, the breakfast again consists of coffee or tea, Lunch includes nine ounces of ham and one cup of plain yogurt, and the dinner is the same as the first day.
On the third day, the dieter can have a piece of toast with coffee or tea and the lunch consists of two boiled eggs, a slice of ham and green salad without dressing. Dinner should include one boiled celery, one tomato and one piece of fresh fruit, for example an apple, an orange or a pear.
On day four, the breakfast is the same as the previous day, but for lunch it is allowed to have just one glass of orange juice and a cup of yogurt. Dinner can consist of one carrot, one egg and nine ounces of cottage cheese.
On the fifth day, the breakfast changes and now it consists of one large carrot. The lunch consists of boiled cod, trout or skate with some butter and lemon juice, and dinner includes seven ounces of beef with celery.
On day six, the breakfast consists again of toast and coffee or tea, two boiled eggs and a carrot for lunch and half a chicken with green salad for dinner.
On day seven, the breakfast is a cup of tea without sugar, the lunch is just plain water while the dinner consists of seven ounces of lamb chop and one apple.
The eight day, dieters can have coffee or tea with one sugar cube, two boiled eggs, one tomato and 14 ounces of spinach for lunch and seven ounces of beef with green salad for dinner.
Day nine means coffee or tea for breakfast, nine ounces of ham and a cup of yogurt for lunch and nine ounces of beef with salad for dinner.
Day ten is the same as day three, and day eleven is the same as day five, with fish for dinner. Day twelve is the same as day eleven, only with no breakfast.
On the last day of the diet, the breakfast consists of coffee or tea with toast, two eggs and a carrot for lunch and nine ounces of chicken with salad for dinner.