TRAVEL // Losing Weight on Holiday at Beau-Rivage Palace
T Magazine has posted a really interesting article about the Beau-Rivage Palace, a spa in Switzerland where you lose weight by eating chocolate and drinking wine! Well not quite..Geneva-based nutritionist Patrick Leconte teaches chrono-nutrition which is a very French diet which teaches you that you can eat things like chocolate and cheese as long as you eat them at the right time in the day.
Leconte says: “We wake up secreting plenty of the enzymes that handle fats and protein, he explained, so breakfast can be a hearty, greasy affair. (Think full English fry-up: eggs, cheese, whole-grain bread, butter, bacon, ham, sausage, sautéed mushrooms, etc.) Lunch should include meat or fish (or fatty vegetarian options like avocados and olives) and eight tablespoons of pasta, rice, potato or legumes. The most important part of the diet is the late afternoon “gôuter,” or snack, which consists of 30 grams of dark chocolate, or a small bowl of dried fruit, unsalted seeds or nuts, or two glasses of unsweetened fruit juice. The gôuter is critical, as it satiates you in advance of a light dinner of fish, shellfish, lean poultry or rabbit and eight tablespoons of green vegetables sprinkled with a little rapeseed oil (for its omega-3 content).”
I defiantly wouldn’t mind heading to the palace to drink wine and eat delicious food while being pampered and loosing weight. Check out the full story over on T Magazine, its defiantly worth a read.