A Lemme diet based on the exclusive and, above all, excessive consumption of carbohydrates and proteins eliminates the intake of foods such as fruit, vegetables, sweets and salt. For example, as reported by Il Fatto Quotidiano, Briatore ate “for breakfast 400 grams of spaghetti with garlic, oil and chili pepper, for lunch a 1.2-kilo steak and in the evening 700 grams of asparagus and spinach”.
The Two Phases Of The Lemme Diet And The Schedules To Be Respected
In detail, it is a diet that consists of two phases: one with the aim of weight loss and the second with the purpose of maintenance. In the first, as readily understood, the diet aims to make the patient lose weight until he reaches the ideal one. In the second, however, Lemme directs towards a balanced diet to be followed in three months, during which the patient can eat without gaining weight. According to this diet, therefore, you can lose up to 7 – 10 kilograms per month. Furthermore, Lemme’s ‘food philosophy’ has as its characteristic the need to respect the times in which to eat:
- 9.30 am breakfast;
- Between 10.00 and 11.00, a snack;
- Between 12.00 and 14.00: lunch;
- Between 16.00 and 17.00: snack;
- Between 19.00 and 21.00: dinner.
Speaking of the snack, this consists of eating a lemon wedge accompanied by tea.
What To Eat And What Not To
First of all, it is fair to point out that the diet of the pharmacist Lemme does not include specific quantities of food to be ingested because the number of calories is not so significant as the biological value of the food. That said, the foods allowed in unlimited quantities are meat, pasta and fish, while Lemme’s diet invites you to do without sugar, sweeteners, vinegar, bread, milk and its derivatives, and salt. However, the drinks allowed are water (sparkling), tea and coffee (strictly sugar-free).
What Are The Contraindications?
Despite Alberico Lemme’s acclaimed and widespread results, not without a hint of arrogance, many argue that, in reality, his diet would be bad for his health. For one thing, it is believed that eating as suggested could cause damage (and serious) to the kidneys and liver, since, forced to work a large amount of protein, they would get so tired to the point of undergoing anomalies. ‘structural’.
Also, if you suffer from drops in blood pressure, it is better to avoid, since salt and sugar are banned, with the risk of causing fainting and a sense of weakness. The Lemme diet, then, is absolutely to be kept away from pregnant women because the dietary imbalance it recommends, both in terms of quality and quantity, could prevent the normal development of the fetus. Moreover, it is an expensive diet. Furthermore, it is a costly diet because, already in the first phase, it needs at least 250 euros to buy all the necessary food.
Conclusions And Suggestions
In the many, perhaps too many, televised debates, truth is often emphasized that must always be considered: Lemme’s food philosophy is not a diet that has been tested and, therefore, lacks any scientific basis. It was also found that it is a high-protein diet, so the risk of making the liver and kidneys sick is just around the corner. Finally, if you want to experiment with this method on your skin, the suggestion is to ask for your doctor’s opinion or a nutritionist.