The Montignac diet has been scrutinized and studied on all its sides through the years. The biggest study made took 12 years to get completed and it was organized by professor Willett from Harvard University. The conclusion of the study revealed that the Montignac method of weight loss is valid and it works beautifully.
Michel Montignac was born in France in 1944. He was determined to study nutrition and find a way to lose weight by the fact that he was overweight and all his family was overweight too. He dedicated all his time to finding out a way to lose weight without starving yourself. After successfully losing 32 pounds in 3 month he decided to make public his personal method of weight loss. He started writing books. His best seller is “Je mange donc je maigris” or “I eat thus I lose weight” published in 1987. This weight loss book is a worldwide bestseller. Michel Montignac has published many more books. If you have the chance I highly recommend you pick up one.
The Montignac weight loss method has 3 main goals:
-losing weight without starving or counting calories.
-maintaining your new sexy body that you have achieved after losing weight. You achieve this by starting to live a healthier lifestyle and eating healthy food.
-improving your health and achieving a peak physical and mental condition is the last goal of the Montignac weight loss method.
Motignac separates extremely well carbohydrates, lipids and proteins from each other. He used the glycemic index of each food to teach people what and how much food to eat and what food to avoid eating. Carbohydrates are split in two groups: the good carbohydrates and the bad carbohydrates. The good carbohydrates have a glycemic index lower than 60 and the bad carbohydrates have a higher glycemic index, beyond 60 thus increasing the quantity of glucose in the blood.
Good carbohydrates recommended by the Montignac diet are: green vegetables, broccoli, mushrooms, tomatoes, cabbage, apples, soya, grapefruit, plums, cherries nuts, peanuts, kiwi, apricots, peaches, grapes, pears, oranges, carrots, brown rice, dairies, dark chocolate (over 70% cacao), onion, garlic, whole grain bread and pastas, oat, bananas, raisins…
Bad carbohydrates according to the Montignac diet are: potatoes regardless of how they are cooked, white flour, white rice, corn, sugar, honey, chips, chocolate, popcorn, biscuits, white bread, cooked carrots, soft drinks, beer, alcohol…
Lipids are also separated in good healthy lipids and bad unhealthy lipids. Everything that increases your cholesterol level are bad unhealthy lipids like those from butter, fatty cheeses, fatty meat…