The Scandinavian diet by the Dansih dietitian, Suzy Wengel is a very popular and easy to follow. This dietary plan is now referred as “the simplest healthy eating plan in the world”. The book with the diet is known as “The Scandi Sense Diet”.
So, how does it work and why it’s so simple?
This diet is very simple to follow because you don’t need to count calories, calculate the portion of the meat, vegetables, carbs and fats and measure the meals to fit the system of the diet.
THE MAIN RULE: Every meal should consist 4 handfuls of food: 1 handful of protein + 1 handful of carbs + 2 handfuls of vegetables + 1 tbsp of fat.
Suzy was testing the diet for herself first
“If your diet isn’t healthy you can lose weight, but your health can get worse as well: your skin color and hair condition changes and you have headaches.
After the birth of my second child, I gained weight and I couldn’t lose it for a long time. My weight was almost 220 lb (I agree, that’s a lot) and I tried dozens of diets to lose the extra pounds. The main problem was that three times I managed to lose 44-55 lb, but in a couple of months I gained back even more.
I realized that strict diet plans provoke overeating, so I created my own diet. I lost almost 88 lb in 10 months. Today, my weight is 132 lb. It’s been like this for more than 6 years now.”
What is the diet plan?
You can still have a glass of wine, eat pasta and use oil while cooking. Or, just use the instagram hashtag #sensekost and you’ll see many photos of meals and their recipes from people that are now on this type of diet.
See the provided sample of breakfast, lunch and dinner below.
- Vegetables (2 portions): several cherry tomatoes and green peas
- Protein (1 portion): 2 eggs
- Carbs (1 portion): 1 slice of bread
- Fat (1tbsp) butter spread on bread
- 1 cup of coffee with milk
- Vegetables (2 portions): carrots, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, mushrooms
- Protein (1 portion): pate, an egg, a slice of bacon
- Carbs (1 portion): bread
- Fat (1 tbsp): cheese
- Vegetables (2 portions): carrots, parsnips, asparagus
- Protein (1 portion): meatloaf
- Carbs (1 portion): A glass of wine
- Fat (1 tbsp): oil that is mainly used for cooking vegetables