What is it?
JustPressed™ Nuts, Seeds and Muesli Diet helps you lose up to 1 kilogram a week while still providing your body with everything it needs.
How does it work?
JustPressed™ Nuts, Dried Fruits and Seeds are a super-rich source of mono-unsaturated fatty acids that will help keep your heart healthy. They also contain protein and several vitamins and minerals including vitamin E to help make your skin glow.
Most nuts, but especially peanuts, have what is called a low glycaemic index (GI). This means they are broken down into sugars very slowly giving you a steady stream of energy.
JustPressed™ Muesli will keep you feeling fuller for longer and so help you avoid dangerous cravings for sweet things. It will also give you protein, vitamin C and loads of B vitamins to feed your nervous system.
Who is the nuts, seeds and muesli diet good for?
People with big appetites. Nuts, Dried Fruits, Seeds and Muesli will make you feel full for a long time.
What are the drawbacks?
Nothing - apart from preparing the meals and sticking to the diet! Obviously, anyone allergic to nuts should not attempt this diet.
What do you do?
First read these 4 easy rules then follow the seven-day meal plan. 1. You must eat everything on the list for every day. 2. You can switch whole days around or swap meals a day but do not pick and mix meals from different days. 3. You must drink at least 1 - 2 litres of water every day. 4. Whatever exercise you normally do, you must add a brisk 20 minute walk every day that ends up with you slightly out of breath and sweating. During the diet you may also drink weak Indian, China or herb teas without milk and with a slice of lemon if you like. If you normally drink more than four cups of coffee a day, you'll probably have a headache after the first 24 hours without caffeine. This will stop by day three and is helped by drinking the water. No alcohol what-so-ever!
Every day you must have a large bowl of JustPressed™ Muesli as one of your meals. You can have this for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Prepare your muesli one evening in advance following the Bircher Method as mentioned below: 1. Put four heaped tablespoons of JustPressed™ sugar-free Muesli in a bowl. Add JustPressed™ orange or pineapple juice and stir to a mush. 2. Add a small carton of low-fat yoghurt and a teaspoon of honey. Stir again, cover and put in the fridge before you go to bed. 3. Before eating add any fresh seasonal fruits (strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, peaches, mango, or whatever else is in season). Now you're ready to start following the seven-day plan.
Breakfast: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Amaranth Blend Muesli Lunch: Wholemeal pitta filled with houmous and mixed salad, or Wholemeal Roti with boiled chickpeas drizzled with lemon,pepper,salt and olive oil, 1 large peach/apple. Mid-afternoon snack: 50g JustPressed™ Nuts & Seeds Trail Mix Dinner: Stir-fry of mixed vegetables and chicken breast/soya chunks, served with brown rice and a salad of grated raw carrot and chunks of fresh melon sprinkled with a few chopped fresh mint leaves Evening snack: Small bunch of grapes
Breakfast: 2 slices wholemeal toast, 1 spread with 2 tsp peanut butter, the other with a banana Mid-morning snack: 50 gm JustPressed™ Nuts & Fruits Trail Mix
Lunch: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Buckwheat Blend Muesli Dinner: Fillets of chicken/Cottage cheese pan-fried in a little olive oil and a small knob of butter with any green vegetable, boiled potatoes and tomato and onion salad. For dessert, make a kiwi and mango smoothie. Put chopped peeled mango and kiwi into a blender, add 2 tbsp of thick yoghurt and half a pint of soya milk then whizz till smooth.
Breakfast: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Amaranth Blend Muesli Lunch: Ham or cheese and multigrain sandwich. Spread a thick slice of multigrain bread with a tablespoon of peanut butter, add a slice of lean ham or low fat cheese, top with another slice of multigrain bread. Small bunch of strawberries or a banana. Mid-afternoon snack: Any fresh fruit with a carton of low-fat yoghurt. Dinner: Pasta with tuna fish/cottage cheese and spring onions. While pasta is cooking according to the packet instructions, put 4 chopped spring onions in a pan with a little olive oil and sweat gently until soft. Drain a can of tuna, flake into pan and continue cooking till warmed through. (Or add cottage cheese squares) When pasta is ready and drained, serve in individual bowls adding tuna/cottage cheese and onions mixture. You should also eat a large mixed salad drizzled with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and sprinkled with a handful of JustPressed™ Nuts & Seeds. Any low-fat bio or fruit yoghurt.
Breakfast: 2 poached eggs or a cup of boiled chana, a poached tomato, 2 slices wholemeal bread thinly spread with butter Mid-morning snack: 50 gm JustPressed™ Nuts & Fruit Lunch: A large bowl of JustPressed™ Buckwheat Blend Muesli Dinner: Chicken/Cottage cheese with thyme and lemon (recipe below), brown rice, an apple and a ripe pear
Breakfast: Half an apple, peanut butter and banana smoothie. To make this, place 200ml semi-skimmed milk, half an apple, 1 banana and 2tbsp peanut butter in a blender and whizz till smooth Mid-morning snack: Glass of JustPressed™ orange juice and an apple Lunch: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Amaranth Blend Muesli Dinner: Pitta bread pizza/ Whole meal Roti pizza (for recipe, read on), a large bowl of chopped raw vegetables with a tsatsiki dip (yoghurt, mint, garlic and chopped cucumber), small bowl of JustPressed™ Nuts & Fruits
Breakfast: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Buckwheat Blend Muesli Lunch: Large bowl of vegetable soup, an open sandwich of a thick slice wholemeal bread, 2 thin slices Edam cheese and 1 sliced tomato. Mid-afternoon snack: 50 gm JustPressed™ Nuts & Fruits
Dinner: Grilled tuna/cottage cheese steak with new potatoes, mushrooms and green beans, a green salad dressed with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice dressing. Small punnet strawberries.
Breakfast: Half an orange, 2 boiled eggs or 1 cup boiled chickpeas, 1 thick slice wholemeal toast thinly spread with butter Mid-morning snack: 50 gm JustPressed™ Nuts & Fruits
Lunch: Large bowl of JustPressed™ Amaranth Blend Muesli Dinner: Chicken/Cottage Cheese kebab (grilled skewers of alternate cubed chicken breast, red and green peppers, red onion and button mushrooms with satay sauce (for recipe, read on), boiled rice and green salad
Chicken/Cottage Cheese with thyme and lemon
Serves: 1 1 tbsp wholemeal flour 1 tsp dried thyme 2 chicken thighs/ 75 gm cottage cheese slab 50ml (2fl oz) milk 1tbsp extra virgin olive oil Juice of half a lemon 1. Heat the oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Mix flour and thyme in a large bowl. Dip chicken/cottage cheese in milk then roll in flour. 2. Heat the oil in a pan, fry chicken/cottage cheese till brown all over, put on wire rack in a roasting tin, squeeze over the lemon juice. Cook in oven for 10 minutes.
Pitta bread/Wholemeal Roti pizza
Serves: 1 1 wholemeal pitta/1 wholemeal roti 1 sliced tomato Sprinkle of fresh or dried oregano 1tbsp grated mozzerella cheese Drizzle of extra virgin olive oil 1. Pre heat the grill and toast pitta/roti on one side for 1 min. 2. Turn over, arrange a layer of tomatoes, sprinkle with oregano, add the cheese, drizzle on the oil, return to the grill till bubbling (approx 2 mins).
Satay sauce (to accompany the chicken/cottage cheese kebabs)
1tsp olive oil 1 chopped onion Chilli powder to taste 1tsp tomato puree 4tbsp crunchy peanut butter 200ml (7fl oz) semi-skimmed milk 1. Fry the onions in the oil until soft. 2. Mix tomato puree, chilli powder and 2tbsp water then add to onions. 3. Add the peanut butter and milk and stir till it thickens. Add the hot sauce to the kebabs. Refrigerate