Basics of the Millet Diet

Here are the basics of the millet diet. For a more detailed description with recipes developed by Bibiji Inderjit Kaur order the booklet from Ancient Healing Ways. The Millet diet provides a filling balanced meal plan of about 1000 calories per day. This diet normalizes blood sugar levels. I believe this aspect helped me overcome cravings that have made dieting so difficult for me in the past. According to Bibiji Inderjit Kaur the millet diet is "excellent for losing weight, but also excellent for hypoglycemics and diabetics".

Daily Food Plan as described in The Millet Diet

Breakfast: 1 - 2 cups of fruit. Strawberries, apricots and pineapple are recommended but any fresh fruit or frozen fruit with no sugar or syrup added.

Main Meal: to be eaten at lunch or before 4 PM. One pound of tofu, one cup of millet, any steamed or raw vegetables. Cottage Cheese may be used sparingly. Part of the tofu allowance or vegetables may be used for snacks throughout the day.

After 4 PM: eat only fruits and tea

Beverages: Hot or cold lemon water is recommended. Use no honey or sweetener. You may use commercial non-sugar sweeteners like 'equal' or 'sweet & low'. You may drink herbal or decaffeinated teas, again with no sugars. Do not drink more than 2 cups of decaffeinated coffee per day. Diet decaffeinated soda is allowed. Yogi tea may be taken but limit milk intake no more than 1/2 cup of non-fat or skim milk per day. Also be sure to drink 8 full 8-oz glasses of water. Says Bibiji Inderjit Kaur "Water is a great internal cleanser, conveyor of nutriments and emotional balancer -- all very necessary while dieting".

Calories: 1 lb. of tofu and 1 cup cooked millet add up to 540 calories per day. You can still eat plenty of fruits and vegetable and keep your daily caloric intake at about 1000 calories.

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