Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Denmark Diet | Day 1

oh em gee. i'm updating.
but this is purely for the sake of me being motivated in keeping my diet.


so i just started the denmark diet, but it's more like a korean denmark diet because i heard that people in denmark have not even heard of this diet (the denmark diet is a extremely popular in korea). this diet was planned by the denmark state hospital and it concentrates on keeping the foods you eat to have high protein, low fat and low cholesterol. you are expected to exercise while doing this diet (though a lot of koreans did this for the sake of not exercising, lulz).

the diet runs for 14 days and people who have done this diet lost an average of 7~12kg (15~26lbs). that's huge considering it's just within 14 days. generally, a healthy weight loss is considered about 1kg (2.2lbs) a week.

Meal Plan:


Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Day 1
3 boiled eggs
1 grapefruit
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
3 boiled eggs
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
3 boiled eggs
vegetable salad (cucumber, celery, lettuce)
Day 2
1 boiled egg
1 grapefruit
1 black coffee
2 boiled eggs
1 grapefruit
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
beef steak
salad (tomato, celery, cucumber, lettuce)
1 black coffee
Day 3
1 boiled egg
1 grapefruit
1 black coffee
vegetable salad
1 grapefruit
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
2 boiled eggs
lamb meat (can be substituded with chicken meat)
salad
1 black coffee
Day 4
1 boiled egg
1 grapefruit
1 black coffee
vegetable salad
1 grapefruit
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
spinich (dressed with a little bit of garlic and salt, and add cheese)
1 black coffee
Day 5
1 boiled egg
1 cucumber
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
3 boiled eggs
spinich (like before)
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
fish (white meat)
vegetable salad
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
Day 6
2 boiled eggs
1 grapefruit
1 slice of toast
1 black coffee
fruit salad (cucumber, lettuce, apple, strawberry, banana)
beef steak
celery
tomato
1 black coffee
Day 7
2 boiled eggs
1 grapefruit
1 black coffee
cold chicken meat
1 tomato
1 cucumber
1 black coffee
vegetable soup (tomato, onion, carrot, lettuce)
chicken meat
tomato
cooked lettuce
celery
1 grapefruit
1 black coffee

and then you repeat the cycle once more equaling 14 days.

a few (important!) things to note are (unless listed else above):
1. no salt (in egg, steak, chicken, fish...etc)
2. drink your coffee black (no sugar, milk, cream)
3. steam or cooked meat, nothing fried (also no butter or jam for toast)
4. exercise (especially to avoid yo-yo dieting)
5. no dressing in salads (only acceptable are vinegar and lemon juice)

it doesn't sound that bad, right? but i'm not starving myself or doing that crazy one-food diet. of course keeping your weight off is more important than actually losing it, but i think this is pretty legit. and i also think it's a good preparation for a long-term diet and also eating healthier. the proportions get smaller and in general i think you'd be more sensitive to what you eat.

a famous korean celebrity that did the denmark diet was nicole from kara. here are two before & after pics.



DDDD: amazing. though i think she was in a more restrictive diet (like smaller proportions). and she also had a professional fitness trainer to boost (and let's not forget TIME). but aren't these pictures super inspiring?

so. i started today and so far i just had breakfast that was listed in the plan. though i like eggs, i can understand how difficult this diet would be if he or she didn't like eggs... but remember that this diet is extremely precise and strict, if you forget or eat something other than what was listed in the plan, you are to start the whole diet again from day 1. and it's also not suggested to do this diet often (for obvious reasons). my co-worker told me only twice every year (though don't expect to lose the same amount as you did the first time).

pictures to inspire me (lulz):

jeon ji-hyun. because i love this lady to pieces.
kim sa-rang is so flipping gorgeous. life is unfair.

yoon eun-hye <333











always thought that son dam-bi had a fab-bod.

i just had to. sungyeol is so effing cute XD

[but not completely irrelevant since he lost a lot of weight for BTD promotions~]













if you guys have any questions regarding the plan, i'll try to answer the best way i can. just know that i'm also pretty much noob ^^;

so anyone want to start with me?

12 comments:

  1. Omg I would love to try a diet like this but my sister hates the smell of boiled egg and my father wouldn't be happy with me going on an actual diet. Could you recommend anything to do with food, I think I already have excersise down I lost half a stone ~{according to my scale}~ the last time I weighed myself but I feel as though I may have put it all back on! 。・゜・(ノД`)・゜・。

    Sorry for the long comment, do not feel pressured to reply. Do it in your own time. *nods*

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  2. Hey, is the spinach supposed to be eaten cooked or raw?

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  3. So about the boiled egg, do we have to eat the yolk too? :)

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  5. I going to be starting this diet really soon. i kind scared. i using it as a jump start to the weight i will have to lose. if you kno any other diets can you please post them. im going to try really hard, but i just dont want to fail.

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  6. is coffee requirement? because I'm sensitive to caffeine ><

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  7. Soo do we have to eat all this? i mean can i atleast take off some food? like celery some boiled eggs?

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  8. hi,
    the diet looks interesting.
    what is the portion like for the salad & the meat indication in the lists?
    And can the coffee, beef steak & celery be replace by another food items?

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  9. A healthy Eating Plan for women of all ages is necessary because women have different nutritional and dietary needs than men.

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  10. Im from Dk we know about the diet but its just not that popular here. I'm happy to see that Korean celebs even know dk since its such a small country :)

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  11. TT^TT hwelp~ I'm just 13 years old and I weigh pretty much for my age and I really wanna lose weight but I don't think that I should drink that much black coffee and in our country we don't have any grapefruits. . . so can I substitute the black coffee to non fat milk and the grapefruit to an apple? pweash reply? . . . we have have a cheerdance competition upcoming next month so I really wanna look thin but I don't wanna deprive myself from getting the nutrients that I need. . . Hope you can help me out

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  12. I did this diet in a similar way not long time ago. I recommend not to do this!! After a few days I felt really weak, I could not concentrate in school and I got panic attacks in the subway because someone was eating next to me. It's a very cruel diet and I did not lose that much weight. Try to eat healthy your whole life but don't go to hard on you. If you want to eat chocolate you should do it. There comes a day where you burn these calories.
    Learn to love yourself and pay attention to what you eat but don't follow this diet plan it will ruin you.

    Love to all~

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