The pasta, popcorn and chocolate diet is a diet plan developed by Lenny Neimark. It’s one of the rare diets that not only allow but also encourages eating chocolate. The diet centers on a more or less identical meal plan that consists of breakfast, a morning snack, lunch, an after noon snack, dinner and finally an evening snack.
The diet requires you eat one of two things for each meal and snack. Breakfast consists of either a fruit salad or shredded wheat with non-fat milk. The morning snack options are either popcorn or fresh fruit. Lunch is made up of a salad, pasta salad or spaghetti. Next is the after noon snack, which consists of a fruit smoothie, or popcorn. Dinner options include your choice of low fat pasta in low fat sauce. Finally, dessert options in include one ounce of chocolate or fresh fruit. All day between meals your supposed to drink a large amount of mineral water.
Foods To Avoid
The biggest draw to this diet out side of its monotonous structure is the large amount of restrictions. While on this diet you are not allowed to have any of the following foods and beverages:
1. Any type of Alcohol
9. Any fried foods
10. Any dairy foods
13. Red meats
14. Anything with caffeine
15. Junk foods other than chocolate
Mixed reports can be found on various places around the Internet regarding how well this diet works. Like any major diet plan, results are largely based on how dedicated you are to stick with it and for how long. Regardless of how typical results are, if you’re a fan of fruit, pasta, popcorn and chocolate it may be worth a try.
Bio: Aside from school and working part-time as an Assistant Chef, Bridget Sandorford is the resident Culinary Schools blogger where recently she’s been researching culinary colleges in Indiana as well as culinary associates programs. She lives outside of Charleston, South Carolina.