This Christmas, there’s no need to watch your alcohol consumption and feel guilty with every sip you take. Now, nutritionists and diet specialists claim that you can go on a 7-day Prossecco diet which will still keep off the pounds!
Unfortunately, by “7-day Prossecco Diet” I don’t mean just surviving on flutes of prosecco for 7 days over the Christmas period because although that would be fun and fit very well in the social side of things, it just isn’t practical… or good for your health.
But, no need to sulk! The week-long plan is said to help you drop the pounds and enjoy your favourite fizz at the same time so its a win-win for all the weight watchers this Christmas!
There’s a specific calorie count of 1,400 per day. With room for an added glass of prosecco at the end, usually adding about 93 calories. As most of us already know, the average intake for women is 2,000 calories per day and for men, 2,500 so by just taking on this week-long diet you’re dropping a big 500 calories off your recommended intake, possibly the cause of the fantastic reviews of weight-loss!
Date and walnut muesli – Soak 40g of oats, add 2 chopped dates, 1/2 tbsp of pumpkin and sunflower seeds in unsweetened almond milk overnight. Serve with some chopped walnuts and a dollop of Greek yoghurt.
Spicy chickpea and sweet potato soup – Mix a small can of chickpeas, 1 chopped sweet potato, 1/2 chopped onion, vegetable stock, water, grated ginger. Add a pinch of turmeric and black pepper in a saucepan. Cook until the sweet potato is soft then blend.
Baked salmon fillet drizzled with olive oil, served with couscous and green beans.
2 poached eggs with 1/2 a slice of avocado.
Baked potato with a small tin of baked beans, seasoned with cayenne, paprika and black pepper. Finished with your choice of vegetables.
Chicken and vegetable casserole. Cook the chicken breast with sauteed onion, garlic fresh ginger, 1/2 tbsp turmeric, a pinch of cumin and black pepper. Add chopped butternut squash, carrots, celery sweet potatoes and tomatoes.
Spiced Porridge. Simmer 40g of porridge oats, 1/2 tbsp of cinnamon, 1/2 of nutmeg. 1/2 tbsp of ground ginger and almond milk in a pan for 15 minutes. Then add 1 stewed, chopped apple, 2 tbsp of honey and top with 3 chopped pecans.
Chicken, noodle and vegetable soup. Place 1 chopped onion, carrot, celery and 1 chicken breast in a pan with water and added mixed herbs, pepper and a pinch of chilli. Add freshly grated ginger and bring to the boil until cooked. Add a handful of brown rice noodles. Dinner Lamb chop with mash, peas and broad beans.
Lambchop with mash, peas and broad beans.
Mushroom and tomato 2-egg omelette, garnished with fresh parsley.
Open tuna sandwich. Mix 1 small 80g can of tuna, drained, with chopped red onion, raddish a dash of apple cider vinegar, chilli flakes and black pepper. Served on one slice on rye bread topped with watercress.
Fillet of sea bass with wild rice, broccoli and asparagus.
Over the next 3 days of the Diet Plan, choose 3 of your favourites and repeat. Don’t forget to enjoy your glass of prosecco after each day!
Other ways to enjoy alcohol at Christmas
If you’re busy and don’t have the time, or just simply don’t want to alter your whole diet so near to the Christmas season, there are other ways you can enjoy your favourite alcohol without feeling the guilt.
You can now buy low-calorie ‘skinny’ prosecco! Yes, that’s right. The £17.99 bottle of skinny prosecco only has 60 calories in per glass, nearly 40 calories less than the normal glass, which is definitely worth it when every pound counts, in your purse, and on your hips!
It’s available at Selfridges to buy off the shelf and the CEO says “when I grew up I was in-love with champagne and was compelled to create a skinny wines portfolio for those who want to drink something beautifully crafted but with the benefit of low sugar!”
So, there you have it, the 7-day prosecco diet and another way to cut down on your calorie intake this Christmas.
Listed below are local businesses selling some fine prosecco for you to enjoy!
Primo Bar & Dining – Worcester
55 Sidbury, Worcester
Primo offers contemporary cuisine and a carefully crafted cocktail, wine, spirit and prosecco list in art deco surroundings with a touch of modernism.
For their Facebook page, please click here:
San Carlo Bottega – Manchester
Selfridges, Second Floor, Exchange Square, Manchester, M3 1BD
Serving prosecco and champagne, you can be assured of a crisp, fresh glass of your Laurent Perrier every time – thanks to the venue’s special LP machines that re-inject a boost of fizz with every glass purchased, from £11.95 a glass.
For more, please visit their website:
Kelham Wine Bar & Kitchen – Sheffield
31 Ball St, Sheffield S3 8DB
Snug in size but vast in options, Kelham Kitchen & Wine Bar has been using local suppliers since they opened in July 2016. With a bottomless brunch on offer every Saturday, there is no better way to get your weekend started than with unlimited brunch dishes and prosecco.
For their Facebook page, click here:
Weavers Wines – Nottingham
1 Castle Gate, Nottingham NG1 7AQ
Independent Wine Company – Prosecco is a cut above the rest with a richer edge than other bubbly and more depth than most of its counterparts. It is a beautifully balanced wine that is full of flavour whilst retaining that deliciously fresh and zingy character that we have grown to love.
Visit our Snizl page and our website here:
Junction Bar – Chesterfield
Junction Bar, 3 Chatsworth Road, Chesterfield S40 2AH
We offer an extensive wine list featuring wines and bubblies from all over the world, so join us here for a glass of prosecco!
For their Facebook page, please click here:
Apres Lounge – Leicester
94 High Street, Leicester LE1 5YP
Apres Lounge just raised the bottomless drinks stakes with their Bottoms Up Friday nights.
You can enjoy 2 hours of bottomless Prosecco for £15 each. What better way to enjoy your Prosecco treat!
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Gino’s Prosecco Bar
The Corn Exchange, Exchange Street, Manchester, M4 3TR
Celebrity chef Gino D’Acampo knows how to please his audience, and that’s with loads of prosecco and free aperitivo time every night. He launched his My Prosecco Bar inside his Corn Exchange Restaurant in March, with 40 different bottles of fizz, and every night between 4pm to 6pm you can get free nibbles while you sip your fizz. Prosecco is from £5 a glass, and champagne at £9 a glass.
For more information, please visit this link:
Salvi’s Terrazza – Manchester
The Corn Exchange, Manchester
The newest fizz bar to the block, popular family-run Italian Salvi’s has branched out with its dedicated Terrazza cocktail and prosecco bar inside the Corn Exchange Atrium, with prosecco from £6 a glass, and Moet at £8 a glass.
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