The Montignac Diet

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Liz from Cumbria

The Montignac Diet

Have just been loaned this book. apparently it's by the guy (Michel Montignac) who wrote the original GI diet for weight loss. Must admit, I had never heard of him. I wasn't loaned the book to lose weight, it was because of the fabulous recipes in it. Haven't tried any yet but just looking there are loads that tempt me. I also think that if it's good food that's doing me good, worth a try.
Anybody tried any of the recipes?

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Elpe

Diet book

No, Liz, I haven't seen the diet but if the recipes are French, they'll be worth a look. Coincidentally in today's Daily Mail there's an article saying that if we chewed our food more we'd use up more calories. Soft foods and over-processed foods are more likely to make us gain weight. They say a blueberry muffin, which apparently has a lower calorie count than a flapjack, might actually be more fattening as it is so easy to digest. Hmm, worth thinking about. Hope you enjoy the recipes in the book.

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Liz from Cumbria

Trying the recipes

I think the first thing I am going to try is "Montignac Gruyere Quiche" it certainly doesn't look (or sound) like diet food as it contains either creme fraiche or double cream as well as good quality olive oil - will report back on this one. It appears that there isn't a pastry crust but it sounds totally delicious and the photograph immediately made me drool. It's one of those quick prep long cooking at a low temp dishes but a lot of the slow cooking is making the provencale tomatoes. Goodness, my mouth is watering at the thought.

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Yummy

Celery in a diet

I agree Elpe, they say that it actually takes more calories to chew a stick of celery than there are calories in it, I suppose that is raw and not cooked.

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Tooodlepips

I love celery, but never have it as it's soooooo expensive, and it's a real pain to grow :-(

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Elpe

Cheap celery

In Lidl,it's only 69p for a sizeable pack.

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Sue G

montignac

Hi Liz,
only just read your post, before you start cooking montignac recipes i would read the book first. It is all about eating good carbs & bad etc.
I worked in the first Montignac shop that opened in London and have done most of his recipes, i can honestly say that most don't work, or taste so bad that you have to spice them up.
Montignac himself once asked me for the recipe of a chocolat cake i made, had to tell him it was his recipe but had to alter it as it was crap. I agree that the pictures in some of his books look really nice, and we did try to include them in the food in the shop but they didn't work.

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Liz from Cumbria

Thanks Sue

Hadn't got around to trying anything yet and after your comments, I don't think I'll bother. The photos do look yummy and I'd be so disappointed if I made something and it tasted awful.

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Liz from Cumbria

PS Sue

I think I noticed that the Montignac shops had closed down so I guess they weren't doing too much business.

 
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