Thursday, December 28, 2006

Italian Diet, When Meat is your Passion

Sausage, ham, roasts and smoked Salmon are hearty flavors we love. During the holidays they dominate the table and our diets but these marvelous foods not only have saturated fats they also contain higher quantities of salt, causing the body to retain water. This is a double-whammy, higher caloric intake and retaining a higher percentage of water can tip the scale during the holidays. It only takes three rich meals to bloat us up, resulting in an increase as much as 5 pounds.

Breakfast: Soft boiled egg, a piece of toast, a cup of Postum or hot tea.

Lunch: 100 grams of Tuna Salad (no mayonnaise) with Mozzarella (not industrial), Scarola, Carrots and fruit salad.

Dinner: 100 grams of mixed bean salad (hot or cold), Squash, Onions and 100 grams of steamed shrimp, 1 fruit.

Lunch: 150 grams of Baked Fish, Crostini with tomatoes, peppers, and Zucchini, two slices of fresh pineapple.

Dinner: 150 grams of Salmon baked in aluminum foil with lime, steamed potatoes and spinach.

Lunch: 150 grams of hake (or substitute swordfish) with curry and vegetables, grated fennel bulb and a roll.

Dinner: 60 grams of risotto with diced ham, Iceburg lettuce salad with cucumber slices, a pear.

Lunch: 150 grams of Seafood Salad, artichoke hearts, 3 crackers.

Dinner: Tuscan Tomato soup, Crostini with Parmesan chips.

Lunch: Salad of 4 Cheeses (120 grams), Carrots and Zucchini, a Kiwi.

Dinner: 150 grams of Salmon rolls with white rice, Cicoria salad and a banana.

Lunch: 120 grams of Sea bass allo Spumante, Iceburg lettuce and Romaine with Olive Oil and Vinegar, 2 crackers, an apple.

Dinner: 70 grams of spaghetti with mixed shellfish, an Orange.

Lunch: 150 grams of grilled trout, grilled eggplant and a roll.

Dinner: 70 grams of spaghetti with clams, 2 kiwi.


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Blogger Jas said...

I felt like I gained 15 pounds over the past 3, 4 days, have been eating non-stop. Now i'm craving fresh fruits and vegetables. Looks like your recipes will heal my cravings. Thanks for sharing them. Oh, and thanks for dropping by my blog. Happy New Year!

2:02 PM

Blogger Travel Italy said...

Jas I like your site and I have heard from others that they also find it interesting.

Happy New Year!

2:22 PM


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