Michael van Straten
Michael van Straten

Healthy Holiday Diet


You get out of the shower; look in the mirror and panic.

It's six weeks till your holiday and as if by magic, love handles have grown and yes, your bum will look big in anything!

You're sure none of it was there yesterday but what are you going to do? Don't worry - my Healthy Holiday Diet is here to rescue you from a summer of kaftans, and baggy t-shirts.

Have my special muesli as one meal each day - you can choose which.

Then eat as follows, switching meals to suit you.


Breakfast: muesli
Lunch: Wholemeal pita filled with hummus and mixed salad, and a large ripe peach
Mid-afternoon: 50 gm Walnuts
Evening: Stir-fry of mixed vegetables and chicken breast, rice noodles, grated carrot, melon and mint salad.
Snack; grapes, prunes and dates.

Breakfast: 2 slices wholemeal toast, peanut butter, banana
Mid-morning: prunes and apricots
Lunch: muesli
Evening: Fish with potatoes, veg, tomato and onion salad; kiwi and mango smoothie with yoghurt, Soya milk and raw cashews.

Breakfast: muesli
Lunch: Ham or cheese, raisin-bread and peanut butter sandwich. Strawberries and walnuts.
Mid-afternoon: fruit with bio yoghurt.
Evening: Pasta with tuna fish and spring onions. Mixed salad with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkled with sunflower, sesame and pumpkin seeds. Large glass of fruit or vegetable juice.

Breakfast: 2 poached eggs, a poached tomato (cooked in the same water), 2 slices wholemeal bread and butter
Mid-morning: Small pack of mixed nuts and raisins
Lunch: muesli
Evening: Chicken, vegetables and herb rice; a peach, a pear and 50g unsalted, mixed nuts, seeds and raisins.

Breakfast: Half a grapefruit, Peanut butter and banana smoothie topped with flaked almonds.
Mid-morning: Glass of juice and an apple
Lunch: muesli
Evening: cheese and tomato pizza, raw vegetables - carrots, radishes, red pepper, celery, cauliflower, with Tsatsiki dip (yoghurt, mint, garlic, olive oil); dried apricots, dates and walnuts.

Breakfast: muesli
Lunch: vegetable soup, an open sandwich of Edam cheese, sliced tomato, sunflower seeds.
Mid-afternoon: 50g peanuts
Evening: Grilled tuna, new potatoes, mushrooms and green beans, salad with olive oil and lemon juice; cherries and raspberries.

Breakfast: Half a grapefruit, 2 boiled eggs, 1 slice wholemeal toast with butter
Mid-morning: nuts and raisins
Lunch: muesli
Evening: kebab cubed chicken breast, red and green peppers, red onion and button mushrooms with peanut sauce, rice and green salad.
To help the weight loss, take a twenty minute, brisk walk each day as this burns some extra calories, improves heart and lung function and means you do not have to reduce your calorie intake to stupid levels. To keep nutrients up to scratch, take a daily Multivitamin.

CoQ10 and Ginseng give that extra bit of summer energy and for a little spice in your summer love life, zinc and pumpkin seeds for the men and vitamin E and plant hormones from Soya extracts for the ladies, could just make the difference.


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