Along with its reputation as a popular tourist destination, St.Tropez has become known for its cuisine, which is a fusion of Mediterranean and French flavors. The St.Tropez Diet plan incorporates the delicious tasting food combinations of the region and makes use of the health and weight loss benefits of this dietary approach.
The foundation of the diet are foods such as fish, olive oil, fruits, vegetables and whole grains which is similar to other Mediterranean diet plans.
The plan is concentrated on fresh wholesome foods that contain a high ratio of omega 3 fats and the right balance between omega 3 and omega 6 fats is emphasized. Dieters are advised that in order to increase the fat burning benefits of omega 3 fats it is necessary to consume them with foods that are high in vitamin A such as carrots, pumpkins, red peppers, papaya and mangoes.
There are four main principles on the St.Tropez diet plan:
There are four phases on the St.Tropez diet plan:
Muesli with fresh fruit
Chicken salad with celery, apples and walnuts
Low fat yogurt with blueberries and flaxseeds
Salmon with asparagus and baked sweet potato
Exercise is an important component of The St. Tropez Diet and for dieters who are not physically active walking is recommended as a way to initiate a structured exercise program.
As fitness improves a broad range of exercises should be incorporated that will include cardiovascular, muscle resistance and flexibility exercise for a well-balanced program.
The St. Tropez Diet retails for $25.95.
It may be necessary to spend a little more on the weekly grocery bill due to the higher intake of fresh fruits, vegetables and seafood.
As the St. Tropez diet emphasizes the importance of eating for pleasure it may be especially appropriate for dieters who do not want to completely give up their little indulgences such as wine and chocolate but still would like to improve their diets and lose weight.
Even through the menu plans provided may be too low in calories for some dieters the plan does provide for flexibility and may easily be modified to suit the requirements of the individual.
Overall, The St. Tropez Diet is a very balanced lifestyle weight loss plan that should establish healthy habits and will allow for weight loss to be maintained over the long term.
The St.Tropez Diet: 10 Weeks To A Trimmer/Slimmer You by Christopher Ford Gillespie (2009)