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The ultimate Christmas party diet has landed! Enjoy a slimming cocktail with this low-cal plan.

The cocktail

A super-slim virgin bloody Mary cocktail is the secret to this diet’s success. At only 35cals, it staves off hunger pangs to help you keep to the plan, and tomato juice is just the perfect cleanser for beautiful skin and a flat tum. Drink before your main meals, any time you feel peckish and when you’re at your party – perhaps with a splash of vodka.

How to make it

Half fill a tall glass with ice. Top up with tomato juice and add the juice of half a lemon, plus one lemon slice, and one slice of cucumber. Stir with a stick of celery. Add Worcestershire sauce and Tabasco to taste.

The diet

Follow this plan for one week for fast results

Day 1

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 weetabix with skimmed milk and splenda sweetener. 1 egg, boiled or poached

Lunch – The cocktail. Chef’s salad – watercress, tomato quarters, chopped lettuce heart, chives, green peppers, thin strips of ham (2 slices) or chicken breast, lemon juice dressing. 1 apple

Dinner – The cocktail.  Medium fillet of cod, baked in milk with parsley, plus carrots, French beans, peas. Small pot Muller l=Light orange yoghurt sprinkled with dark chocolate

 Day 2

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 weetabix with skimmed milk and splenda sweetener

Lunch – The cocktail. Medium bowl of vegetable soup and 2 ryvita crisp breads. 1 apple

Dinner – The cocktail. Skinny Burger – 100g extra-lean beef bound with 1 egg and grilled. Serve with 6 baby plum tomatoes and quartered head of baby gem lettuce, and drizzle oil, vinegar and English mustard dressing. Pot low-fat vanilla and chocolate yoghurt

Day 3

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 slice of granary toast with 1 egg, ½ a grapefruit

Lunch – The cocktail. Mozzarella and tomato salad – 1 large sliced beef tomato, plus slices of mozzarella. Drizzled with pesto. 1 apple

Dinner – The cocktail. 1 chicken breast or lamb chop, oven baked. Served with 3 baby carrots and steamed stems broccoli, and cauliflower in cheese sauce, made from 40g low-fat cheese, a little mustard, skimmed milk and flour to thicken. Whole peach, stoned, poached in sherry, 1dsp half-fat crème fraiche

Day 4

First thing  – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 30g porridge with skimmed milk and splenda sweetener. 1 egg boiled or poached

Lunch – The cocktail. Waldorf salad – 1 stick chopped celery, ½ diced apple and 6 broken walnuts, 6 grapes, all bound in a low-cal mayo served on shredded lettuce

Dinner – The cocktail. Roast chicken breast, sliced. With small ball of stuffing, gravy and 1 tbsp each of brussel sprouts, peas, carrots. Whole baked banana in orange juice, 1dps half-fat crème fraiche

Day 5

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 shredded wheat with skimmed milk and splenda sweetener. 1 egg boiled or poached

Lunch – The cocktail. Feta, pear and walnut salad – slice a pear, add 6 small cubes of feta and 6 walnuts. Toss in a light vinaigrette and serve on iceberg lettuce, rocket, lamb’s lettuce

Dinner – The cocktail. Beef or mushroom stroganoff – 100g beef in strips or 100g sliced mushrooms, sautéed, and 1tbsp half-fat crème fraiche added, serve with mixed stir-fry vegetables and small mound of plain steamed rice. Fresh fruit salad

Day 6

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 weetabix with skimmed milk and splenda sweetener

Lunch – The cocktail. 2 Ryvita Multigrain crisp breads – 1 topped with 1 boiled egg, 1 topped with cottage cheese and handful of grapes. 1 banana

Dinner – The cocktail. 1 gammon steak, grilled; cauliflower cheese sauce (as day 3), small serving of peas. Orange slices baked in orange juice, 1dsp half-fat crème fraiche

Day 7 

First thing – Hot water with lemon

Breakfast – 1 slice of granary toast with 1 egg, boiled

Lunch – The cocktail. Open ham sandwich – 1 slice wholemeal, 1 slice Swiss cheese, 1 slice smoked ham, pickle, 3 cherry tomatoes. Fresh fruit salad

Dinner – The cocktail. Chicken, hazelnut and fig salad – 1 cold chicken breast, diced. Six crushed hazelnuts, 3 dried figs, chopped. Bed of iceberg lettuce, 1tbsp vinaigrette. Baked apple filled with spiced sultanas. 1 dps low-fat custard

 

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