This drop a decade diet will help you look and feel years younger

How it works

The diet contains plenty of vegetables, nuts and seeds to make your digestive system work harder, boost your metabolism, while the low Glycemic Index levels keep blood sugar lower. Eat two main meals a day and two well-spaced snacks from the list below.

To drink: water, fresh citrus juices, tea or coffee with a little skimmed milk, if desired

Snacks

– 1 hard-boiled egg and 1 slice Ryvita

– 30g slice of hard cheese, 1 apple

– 300ml apple juice

– Mixed melon chunks (red, green and orange) with 100g fresh prawns

– 3 Brazil nuts and 1 orange

– Half a melon filled with prawns and a little creamy dressing

– Half an avocado filled with 1tbsp tuna

– Banana dipped into 2 tbsp cottage cheese

– Orange filled with 1tbsp cottage cheese

– Handful unsalted nuts or sunflower seeds, 10 cherries

 

DAYS 1 AND 2 – The detox

Your first two days are a light detox of mostly fruit, raw vegetables and seeds to cleanse your system

DAY 1

Breakfast 

Dinner-plate of sliced fruit, including half a banana, sliced, top with 1dsp slivered almonds

Dinner

Start each meal with half a melon filled with raspberries or grapes. 

Fruit salad of pineapple, mango, half an apple, a few blueberries and 1oz chopped nuts. Top with 1tbsp natural fat-free yogurt

OR

Crunchy Winter Salad with fruit and nuts. Makes enough for 2 days – Grate a large carrot, quarter of a small winter cabbage and a quarter of a red cabbage. Mix in a bowl with a large handful of broken walnuts, handful of sultanas, 6 thinly sliced radishes. Add a little oil, vinegar and lemon juice dressing just before serving each portion

DAY 2

Breakfast 

Fruit platter with half a banana, top with a sprinkling of toasted hazelnuts

Dinner

Start with half a Galia melon.  

Fruit salad of pineapple, mango, half an apple, a few blueberries and 1oz chopped nuts. Top with 1tbsp natural fat-free yogurt

OR

Crunchy Winter Salad, as above

Finish with 2tbsp rice pudding

DAY 3

Breakfast

Half a melon, filled with fresh fruit cubes, inc sliced strawberries

Dinner

Start with half a Galia Melon

Baked cod or haddock fillet, with green vegetables

OR

Crunchy Winter Salad with fruit and nuts

Finish with fresh fruit salad with yogurt

DAY 4

Breakfast

Start with 150ml fresh pineapple juice. Smoothie made with 150ml milk, 10 strawberries, 6 almonds, 1tbsp plain yogurt and 2tsp honey

Dinner

Start with 200ml glass of tomato juice. 150g Chicken escalope, pan-fried, served on spinach with carrot puree. Finish with baked applelightly score a baking apple all the way round to stop from bursting. Core and fill with sultanas, a little brown sugar and lemon zest. Rub the outside with a little butter and bake in a medium hot oven for 20 mins. Serve with yoghurt or half-fat crème fraiche

DAY 5

Breakfast

Fresh fruit platter, 1 slice of Multigrain Crispbread spread thinly with peanut or almond butter

Dinner

Start with half a melon or 200ml tomato juice. Tuna fish salad with hard-boiled egg. Finish with roasted pineapple – slice off top and sides of whole pineapple and rub flesh with a little butter or sunflower oil. Place the pineapple on its side in a baking dish and sprinkle with brown/white sugar. Cover with foil and bake in a hot oven for 20 mins. Take off the foil for the last 10 mins

DAY 6

Breakfast

200ml fresh orange juice

2 eggs scrambled

Dinner

Small fillet steak cut into strips and sautéed. Add 1tbsp crème fraiche to make Beef Stroganoff. Serve on a bed of mashed sweet potato and add broccoli and peas. Finish with stewed, spiced apple with fromage frais

DAY 7

Breakfast

30g Special K cereal with skimmed milk and 6 prunes

OR

Melon, grape and mango platter

Dinner

Omelette made with 1 whole egg and 3 whites. Cook in 1dsp oil

Mixed salad including 1 tbsp each of sweetcorn and peas

OR

Vegetable and cashew nut stir-fry using a handful of cashew nuts, serve with soy sauce. Finish with poached pear in red wine served with 1dsp fromage frais

For further information on our diet club, and to get a free 7-day membership, go to Woman’s Own Diets.