Tony Ferguson: Weight Loss Phase
Reviewed by Dietitian, Juliette Kellow BSc RD
As the name suggests, this phase is designed to help you lose weight.
Quite simply, you replace two meals a day with a Tony Ferguson diet shake, soup or bar and then make your third meal.
Your Evening Meal
The meal you make yourself should include one serving of protein-rich food together with low GI vegetables. Men are allowed bigger portions than women.
|Protein Rich Foods||Low GI Vegetables|
|Lean red meat||Aubergine|
|Soy mince||Spring Onions|
What else can I eat?
In a similar way to other Meal Replacement regimes, throughout the day you should have a minimum of three servings of veg and two servings of low GI fruits.
|Fruits you can include are:|
You are allowed three treats a week.
- 2 tbsp nuts
- 1 pot low-fat yoghurt
- 1 boiled egg
- 80g tuna
- 2 scoops low-fat ice cream
- 1 sm glass wine
- 1 single measure spirits
You also need to have one to three servings of good fats a day, depending on your weight. For example, if you weigh between 10 and 19st, you are allowed one to two servings a day where a serving is equivalent to 1 tbsp olive oil, ½ small avocado, 10-15 almonds or 2 tbsp seeds.
You can spice meals up with herbs, spices, lime and lemon juice, chilli sauce and tomato puree.
All of this should be washed down with 2 litres of water, which you can mix with diet or sugar-free cordials or use to make herbal, fruit or decaffeinated tea.
What can’t I eat?
In order to maximize the effects of the diet, in a manner similar to that of Low GI diets, foods you must avoid on the Tony Ferguson weight loss diet are:
|Sweets & Chocolate||Fizzy Drinks||Fruit Juice|
Typical day’s diet
Tony Ferguson Chocolate Shake
Spicy guacamole dip with veg sticks
Tony Ferguson Chicken Flavour Soup with steamed veg
A small banana
Indonesian style beef curry. Plus Tony Ferguson Raspberry Jelly and a nectarine
125ml skimmed or semi-skimmed milk
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