St Tropez | The St Tropez Four Phase French Diet

St Tropez French Diet

The St Tropez Diet is influenced by the style of living in the south of France which has become known for its dishes which consist of a mixture of Mediterranean flavors as well as the flavors of France.

The diet plan integrates fantastic tasting food connections of the region along with the advantage of improved health and weight loss.

The diet is concentrated on enjoying contemporary natural foods which are rich in omega-3 fats (known as good fats).  The diet states that when connecting the good fats with foods that are high in vitamin A (such as carrots) will help to increase your chances of losing weight.

The Four Principles
– Consume a variety of fruit and vegetables that have high levels of antioxidants in them.
– Foods that have an elevated amount of omega-3 fats in them should be ignored such as processed foods and baked foods such as cookies and crackers.
– Try to consume foods that are high in vitamin A alongside foods containing omega-3 fats.
– Consume foods that incorporate omega-3 fats such as salmon, flaxseed oil and walnuts.

How much weight can be lost?
The format of the phases helps to you to reach your ideal weight within six weeks.  Although if you don’t find that you don’t reach it within this time you can always remain in phase three for a couple of weeks longer.

The favored form of exercise on the St Tropez Diet is walking.  This is a great way to incorporate exercise into the diet as it is suitable for people who are not very physically active.  Over time it is recommended that different types of exercise are incorporated into your routine such as aerobics and flexibility exercises as well as strength training.  The plan suggests that you should aim to do 30 minutes of aerobic exercise 3 to 5 days a week and 20-60 minutes of strength training 2 to 6 days a week.

The Four Phases of the St Tropez Diet

Phase One – introducing good fats as well as healthy ingredients
The first week  of the diet is based on substituting saturated fats with omega-3 fats, during the week the aim is to consume 1600 calories per day.

Phase two – balancing diet and lifestyle
The second week is based on reducing your calorie intake to 1450 per day, whilst still enhancing your intake of omega-3 fats.  Exercise is also suggested in during this phase.

Phase three – reaching your ideal weight
This phase is carried on for weeks 3 -6, you will be lessening your calorie intake again to 1300 per day and the exercise is heightened.  However if need be dieters can carry on with this phase for a few more weeks should they find they have not yet reached their ideal weight.

Phase Four – maintaining a healthy lifestyle
During weeks 7 and 8 you should increase your calorie intake to 1500 per day.  This can be accomplished by the amount of omega-3 you consume.   Dieters should incorporate omega-3 fats with foods that are rich in vitamin A, this will help to maximize fat burning and will give long term results.

Sound interesting, here is a sample menu, why not give it a go?

Muesli with fresh fruit.

Chicken salad with chopped celery, apples and walnuts.

Afternoon Snack
Low fat yoghurt with flaxseed and blueberries.

Salmon with asparagus and baked sweet potato.

Evening Snack
Oatmeal biscuits.

Always dreamed of that St Tropez lifestyle? This could well be the diet for you!