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Diet plan from Dr. Matthai

Don't just drink a cup of tea and see what happens, but rather drink tea and get up and go!

Many factors have an influence on our health and most of them are up to us. A balanced diet, regular exercise and a sensible work-life balance form the basis for a long, healthy life. Besides what we eat, the amount we eat is of great importance. Numerous scientific studies have shown that overweight and adiposity lead to a significantly higher risk of getting various illnesses. For this reason it is not only important that we eat healthily but also that we remain slim and live a figure-conscious life.  

The following plan is to help you find a way to remain healthy and to feel good. It contains the type of nutrition which consciously leaves out snacks in between meals and it also keeps the amount of carbohydrates to a minimum. Drinking various kinds of tea can also aid in losing weight and make a change in diet easier. 
Many people drink too little! Thirst is often mistaken to be hunger which is why people often eat more than necessary. A sufficient intake of unsweetened fluids is not only important to be able to lose weight but can also be used in a controlled way to support a weight reduction plan. Various kinds of tea are especially good for this!

 

Info: If amounts are given for the foodstuffs please keep to these amounts. If no amounts are given you may eat how much of them you like.   

I wish you good luck with the plan and above all good health!

Yours, Dr.med. Christian MatthaiDr.med. Christian Matthai

In 3 weeks to your dream figure

Several factors effect our health, but the majority of these are under our control. A balanced diet and regular physical excercise form the basis for a healthy life. Even the consumption of various types of tea can support this lifestyle. This collection with our selection of different types of herbal tea support you ideally on the way to your dream figure. This influid intake & diet plan has been developed together with a nutritionist to optimize the positive effects of the combination of herbs and will last for 3 weeks.  

  • Week 1 (Recommendation: Fit & slim)  
  • Week 2 (Recommendation: Detox & slim)  
  • Week 3 (Recommendation: Purify & slim)  
Week 1 (Recommendation: Fit & slim)

At the beginning the main thing is to resist feeling hungry and to boost fat burning. Metabolism should work at full speed. In this phase (1) Mate Tea is the one which has proved to be best. Excessive water depots are secreted from the body by the Stinging Nettle and the Green Tea burns energy. This is the ideal combination for rapidly achieving the first goal in losing weight.   

Day  Morning  Midday  Evening
1
  • 1 cup of Fit & slim tea with breakfast
    50g whole grain flakes (softened in water), 100g blueberries
  • 1 Tbsp chopped walnuts, 1 tsp honey, cinnamon to taste
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • Leafy green salad with cucumber, onions, sweet corn, tomatoes, grated carrot and Balsamic vinegar dressing
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • 150g grilled salmon with cooked spinach leaves
2
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • 1 fresh grapefruit 2 slices of whole grain toast with reduced fat cream cheese spread and fresh cress
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • 100g whole grain doodles with fresh tomatoes, tomato sauce and fresh basil
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • 200g chicken breast filet with broccoli
3
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • Omelette made with 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg with strips of vegetables of choice
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • Sandwich with 2 slices of wholegrain bread with reduced fat cream cheese spread, lettuce, bell pepper and turkey ham
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1hour before dinner
  • Wok vegetables (broccoli, carrots, Shiitake mushrooms, asparagus, courgettes) with 100g smoked tofu and soya sauce
4
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • 150g creamy reduced fat quark with strawberries and tsp milled linseeds
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • 1 can of tuna in brine, 250g spinach, 50g black beans and 1 tsp of Balsamic dressing
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • 150g filet of beef with mushrooms and cauliflower
5
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • Mixed fresh fruit salad of melon, pineapple and raspberries
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • Couscous salad (50g raw weight) with half an avocado, 1 pot of cottage cheese and half a cucumber
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • 200g grilled sea bass with steamed vegetables of choice
6
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • 1 pot of fat reduced vanilla yoghurt with 1 Tbsp Goji berries, cinnamon to taste and 1 Tbsp chopped almonds
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • Mixed vegetables of choice with 50g brown rice and 1 fried egg
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • 200g grilled turkey breast with asparagus and boiled cabbage/kale
7
  • 1 cup of Mate tea with breakfast
  • 1 slice of whole grain bread with creamy Ricotta and lean ham, 1 apple 
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before lunch    
  • Green leafy salad with artichoke hearts, soya sprouts, celery, paw paw, 50g sheep's cheese and lemon juice/oil dressing
  • 1 cup of Mate tea 1 hour before dinner
  • Mixed vegetables with grilled king prawns and fresh dill

If there are no amounts given within the recipe, you can add as much as you like!

Week 2 (Recommendation: Detox & slim)

Week 2: Due to the weight loss more and more toxins are released from the fat tissue. Now the focus is on not only keeping to it and losing weight but also assisting the body in getting rid of toxins. The combination of Stinging Nettle and Mint has proved to be especially useful in this regard. 

Day  Morning  Midday  Evening
8
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 50g porridge with cinnamon, 1 Tbsp milled linseeds, 2 Tbsp raisins, 1 Tbsp chopped hazelnuts 

 

  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Cream of pumpkin soup (without cream) with 1 slice of whole grain bread
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 150g cooked fillet of cod with curried lentils (100g lentils, curry powder, fat reduced coconut milk, salt)
9
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 70g of multiple grain muesli with skimmed milk and fresh fruit
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Vegetable hotpot of vegetables of choice
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 150g roast game of choice and sweet potato purée
10
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 1 whole grain roll with reduced fat cream cheese and strips of vegetables
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Green leafy salad with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, grapefruit, a few walnut kernels and fresh dill
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Cabbage soup with carrots, Brussels sprouts and ground caraway
11
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 1 slice of whole grain toast with a little honey, 1 soft-boiled egg, a small bowl of fresh fruit
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Fennel and Quinoa salad (50g Quinoa) with 1tsp honey and pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Grilled squid with fresh spinach leaves
12
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 300g creamy reduced fat quark with fresh berries
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 100g whole grain rice with mixed vegetable sauce
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • Eggplant halves stuffed with soya and tomatoes, gratinated in the oven with 2 Tbsp Parmesan
13
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • Omelette of 2 egg whites and 1 whole egg with strips of turkey and bell peppers 
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 1 bowl of Greek salad with 50g Feta cheese and only a few olives 
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 1 small portion of Chili con Carne with sweet corn and beans
14
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea with breakfast
  • 1 pot of low fat plain yoghurt with cinnamon and raspberries
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 1 whole grain sandwich with lean ham, tomatoes, lettuce leaves and avocado slices
  • 1 cup of nettle tea or green tea before or with the meal
  • 100g fresh, lightly fried tuna fillet with Wasabi-flavoured mashed potatoes

If there are no amounts given within the recipe, you can add as much as you like!

Week 3 (Recommendation: Purify & slim)

Week 3: After two weeks of diet the body needs an extra kick. Due to the metabolism boosting effect of Puh-Erh-Tea the weight loss is anchored and if so desired one further week weight loss can be added on with success.   

Day  Morning  Midday  Evening
15
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh  tea with breakfast
  • 2 slices of whole grain toast with low fat cream cheese and chives
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Fried strips of chicken breast with roast pumpkin seeds on a leafy salad
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Mixed vegetables from the wok 
16
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea with breakfast
  • Mixed fruit: Pineapple, melon, paw paw, 1 soft-boiled egg
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • 1 whole grain roll with lettuce, vegetable and quark spread, 1 slice of smoked tofu
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • 150g filet of pork with home-made red cabbage
17
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea with breakfast
  • 50g whole grain flakes (softened in water), blueberries, 1 EL chopped walnuts, 1 tsp honey, cinnamon to taste
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Spinach purée and potatoes
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Large serving of grilled vegetables of choice with 1 fried egg
18
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea with breakfast
  • 70g mixed grain muesli with skimmed milk and fresh fruit
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Beef strips on rocket salad with dried tomatoes and pine nuts
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Grilled fillet of char with pumpkin
19
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea with breakfast
  • 1 slice of whole grain toast with ricotta and radishes, 1 fried egg
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Bowl of mixed salad with fresh chives and yoghurt dressing, 1 slice of whole grain bread
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • 150g fried fillet of beef with braised tomatoes and courgettes 
20
  • 1 cup of nettle or mint tea with breakfast
  • 300g creamy low fat quark with 1 Tbsp Chia seeds, 1 Tbsp Goji berries and cinnamon
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Whole grain sandwich with low fat cream cheese, slices of cucumber, strips of bell peppers and grilled breast of turkey 
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea before or with the meal
  • Steamed/poached trout with Brussels sprouts and pine nuts
21
  • 1 cup of Pu-erh tea with breakfast
  • 50g porridge with cinnamon, 1 Tbsp milled linseed, 2 Tbsp raisins, 1 Tbsp chopped hazelnuts 
  • 1 cup of nettle or mint tea before or with the meal
  • 100g whole grain spaghetti with Bolognese sauce
  • 1 cup of nettle or mint tea before or with the meal
  • Fried fillet of pike perch with sauerkraut

If there are no amounts given within the recipe, you can add as much as you like!

The "10 Golden Rules" for "Weight-Shedders"

or those to wish to become one

1

Remove all fatty foodstuffs from the household! If you do not belong to the minority of people who are very disciplined when eating, make sure that you are not placed in temptations way when you are at home. Above all cheese, all snacks such as nuts, crisps and chips, butter, mayonnaise, double cream, cream, sour cream, fatty meats, sausages and luncheon sausage belong in this category.

2

Never go shopping when you are hungry! If you do, many foodstuffs will end up in the trolley which have no right to be there.

3

Place a water bottle in every corner of your home and workplace. Drink at least 3 litres of water per day. That fills up the stomach and stops you feeling hungry at least for a while. 

4

Do not overestimate your basic energy requirements! Many people erroneously believe that they need to eat large amounts of food daily. If you are a professional athlete or if you do heavy manual work in your job then you are right. But if not you do not need so much energy! 

5

Avoid snacking between mealtimes! Snacks eaten spread out over the day are often not remembered and therefore not calculated in the amount of food eaten daily. Even healthy snacks such as dried fruits for example have many calories! In addition the snacks between mealtimes lead to a rise in blood sugars and production of insulin. This is a hindrance when trying to lose weight. 

6

Remove all drinks that contain sugar from your drinks list.

7

Eat breakfast. Studies have shown that people who eat breakfast suffer les soften from overweight than those who do not.

8

Eat consciously and chew slowly. In this way you give your body the chance to send you signals when it is satisfied and how much you have really consumed. 

9

Do without carbohydrates after 5 pm. If blood sugars are low in the late evening hours and at night, growth hormones are released that are responsible for a balance between fat and muscle in our bodies. In addition the insulin level remains low. In this case you have the ideal hormone combination for losing weight. 

10

Make friends with vegetables! Nobody has to starve themselves to lose weight! They only have to make the right choices. Imagine a large green head of broccoli and three ribs of chocolate next to it. Both have approximately the same amount of calories!

My personal tip: "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" is surely obsolete by now and not correct. My alternative saying is: "A sweat a day keeps the doctor away". This is a call to everybody to do sports regularly. Your body will thank you for it!