The new diet for the summer is called TRE: conceived by fitness coach Max Lowery , it is based on a very simple scheme for losing weight: TIME RESTRICTED EATING (hence TRE), which is a type of intermittent fasting we have already talked about, for example with the eight-hour diet or the “dinner canceling” diet. In practice, to lose weight faster, Lowery recommends reducing the hours in which we eat food with these two strategies to choose from:
– eat lunch and dinner, skipping breakfast
– eat breakfast and lunch, skipping dinner
The meal we skip can be a total fast, or we can help ourselves by eating salad or cucumbers, which do not have a significant impact on either blood sugar or digestion. Max Lowery, however, notes that a total fast instead of the third meal, which can be breakfast or dinner, is ideal.
Now let’s see two indicative schemes for following this diet for the summer.
FIRST SCHEME: EAT AT LUNCH AND DINNER
Ideal for those who get up late, ideal on vacation, ideal for those who do not like having breakfast.
Breakfast: a cup of green tea with sweetener
Lunch: works like a brunch. A two-egg omelette with a salad dressed with a teaspoon of oil plus a packet of crackers, or 100g of smoked salmon, sautéed vegetables, two slices of rye bread, or a packet of cottage cheese with a plate of grilled vegetables seasoned with a little oil or 125 g of mozzarella instead of flakes and 50 g of bread or 40 g of brown rice / wholemeal pasta. After a couple of hours we can eat some fruit, up to 200 g or a low-fat yogurt with a piece of fruit.
Dinner:up to 200 grams of lean meat or fish with a side dish of vegetables and a medium baked potato, a teaspoon of oil for seasoning + a fruit of your choice. As an alternative to the potato, two slices of wholemeal bread.
Let’s see the second diagram on page two.