Chrono Diet For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

Chrono Diet For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide

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If you are a gourmand, and you would still like to be skinny and fit, then Chrono diet might be the right choice for you. Although the diet is invented in France in 1986, it is pretty popular today.

In this diet, you don’t need to care about the number of calories and amount of food, but you have to eat at a certain time and to properly combine foods. The basic rule is that the interval between two meals is a minimum four hours and a maximum of six hours, ideally five.

For breakfast, you can eat everything: the carbohydrates, proteins, fats. But you should be careful to avoid wheat and corn. Permitted flours are barley, rye, buckwheat, oat… You can eat even processed meat, even greaves, and bacon, but make sure to buy the local products to avoid additives.

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For lunch, you should eat rich protein foods such as beef, pork, veal or lamb, but without carbs and bread. If you eat carbs then eat them with vegetables. Also, you should eat fresh vegetables or in the form of salads.

For dinner, you can also eat proteins, but lighter, like white meat or fish. Sometimes you can eat cheese with a salad, but it’s only when you pass the weight loss phase. The dinner can be combined only with white or green vegetables. Sweets, even the fruits are eaten only in the afternoon, between lunch and dinner, not in the morning.

The best choice is dark chocolate with at least 70 percents of cocoa and dried fruits such as plums or figs. This diet has some basic rules that you should follow whole your life because this is not a typical diet: properly combine the foods, proteins and carbs are allowed only for a lunch, and skipping meals is strictly prohibited.

If you need to lose a lot of weight then follow a restriction. In the period of restriction snacks, including fruit, because they have a lot of sugar, are excluded from the diet. From the diet are temporarily excluded all starchy vegetables, too, and the carbs for lunch.

5 Chrono Diet Breakfast Ideas

Most people love Chrono diet because it can help you lose weight without starvation and restriction; you only need to follow the rule of combining foods. Skipping meals is forbidden, especially dinner. The Chrono diet isn’t focused on calories, but on eating the right foods at the right time.  This diet recommends eating foods with high nutritional value for breakfast. So, here are 5 Chrono diet breakfast ideas.

1. Spicy scrambled eggs with ham

These spicy scrambled eggs make a nutritious breakfast that will keep you satiated until lunch! This breakfast if also loaded with spices which provide multiple health benefits.

Ingredients:

4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, diced

Salt and pepper, to taste

¼ tsp. paprika

1/3 tsp. chili powder

6 eggs

1/3 tsp. chopped coriander

1/3 tsp. turmeric

0/5 tsp. butter

Instructions:

In a bowl mix the eggs, smoked bacon, paprika, chili powder, coriander, and turmeric. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat and the butter. Add the mixture and cook for 2- 5 minutes. Serve warm. Done!

2. Guacamole and smoked pork

This guacamole recipe is made with avocados, garlic, onion, jalapeño chilies, cilantro and lime juice. Serve with smoked pork.

Ingredients:

1avocado, mashed

1/2 jalapeno pepper, diced

1 tomato, chopped

1 small onion, diced

1 tbsp. cilantro, chopped

Salt to taste

1 garlic clove, chopped

2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro

Instructions:

Peel the avocado and mash with a fork. Add the remaining ingredients and mix until well incorporated.  Leave in the fridge for a few hours before serving. Bon appetit.

3. Rye flour muffin with fried eggs

Rye flour muffins are whole grain muffins you can enjoy for breakfast. Serve with eggs and bacon.

Ingredients:

2 cups rye flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 cup milk

½ cup water

2 eggs

1/2 cup butter, melted

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 400 F. In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients. In a separate bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and pour in to dry ingredients. Line or grease a 12 muffin pan. Pour the mixture evenly among muffin cups. Bake for 15 minutes. Done!

4. Homemade chicken pâté

Nothing tastes better than your own homemade chicken pate! This recipe is not only tasty, but it’s super but healthy and nutritious.

Ingredients:

1 tsp. butter

1 onion, diced

2 cloves garlic, minced

Salt and pepper, to taste

1 tbsp.  chopped parsley

Instructions:

In a frying pan, heat the butter. Add the onion, garlic and cook for 3 minutes.  Add the liver parsley and salt and pepper. Cook for 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Add all the ingredients in a blender and mix until smooth. Leave in the fridge for a few hours. Done!

5. Pancakes with ham

These pancakes with ham make the perfect nutritious breakfast!This recipe is also super easy to make and can be made in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

2 cups milk or soy milk

1 cup flour

2 eggs

2 tbsp. melted butter

9 oz ham, chopped, cooked

Instructions:

In a food processor add the ham, milk, flour and eggs and 1 tbsp of melted butter. Mix until well incorporated. Place the frying pan back over a medium heat add some butter. Add the batter and bake for 2 minutes each side. Serve warm. Bon appetit.

5 Chrono Diet Lunch Ideas

According to the Chrono diet, lunch should be the biggest meal of the day. The Chrono diet recommends eating lunch between 1 AM to 3 PM. Lunch should be large without desserts or snacks. You shouldn’t eat anything at least 5 hours after lunch. Here are some delicious Chrono diet lunch ideas:

1. Spicy South American Steak

This steak is amazingly tender and amazingly delicious. This recipe is sure to please even the most discerning steak lover.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. parsley, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
1 tbsp. soy sauce
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
½ tsp. chili powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 flank steak

Instructions:

In a bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Refrigerate for 1 hour. Pretreat your barbecue to medium-high heat. Place the steak on the grill and cook for 4 minutes each side. Serve warm. Bon appetit.

2. Grilled turkey with rice

Make a tasty lunch for your friends or family. This simple grilled turkey with rice recipe will please everyone in the family.

Ingredients:

1 tsp. peeled, chopped ginger
1/3 cup fresh parsley
1 garlic clove, minced
½ tsp. paprika
2 tsp. Worcester sauce
Salt and pepper, to taste
4 skinless, boneless turkey breast halves
1 cup rice, cooked, rinsed, drained
1 tsp. butter

Instructions:

In a bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Pour the marinade over the turkey breasts, and leave in the fridge for 2-3 hours. Preheat the grill. Grill for 4 minutes, each side. Serve with rice. Done!

3. Grilled mushrooms with risotto

This grilled mushroom with risotto makes a great side dish or a main course.This recipe makes a hearty lunch on a chilly autumn day.

Ingredients:

1 cup lentils, cooked, drained, rinsed
2 tsp. unsalted butter
1 garlic, minced
Salt and pepper, taste
1 onion, chopped
3/4 cup rice
10 mushrooms, grilled
1 cup vegetable stock
1 tbsp. fresh parsley, minced

Instructions:

Cook the rice according to the package directions for 20 minutes. Drain and rinse. In a medium saucepan, heat the butter. Add the onion and garlic and sauté for 3 minutes. Add the lentils and cook for 10 minutes. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 10-15 minutes. Serve warm!

4. Pasta with shrimps

This shrimp pasta is a light pasta dish. It is so low in calories, yet so full flavors. Low in fat and calories, shrimp are the great addition to any healthy diet.

Ingredients:

2 cups whole-wheat pasta, cooked, drained, rinsed
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 onion, diced
1 tsp. basil, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ cup red wine
1 cup tomato salsa
2 tbsp. olive oil

Instructions:

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, shrimp, and cook for about 3 minutes. Add the wine and cook for 3 minutes. Add the basil and tomato salsa. Cook for 10 minutes. Serve over your pasta. Enjoy your meal!

5. Tomato soup with meatballs

This tomato soup with meatballs is a great addition to any healthy diet. Beef is a great source of protein which keeps you full throughout the day.

Instructions:

1 lb. grass-fed ground beef
1 egg
1 onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. basil, chopped
1 cup fresh tomato salsa
1 diced tomato
1 cup beef stock
1 tsp. butter

Instructions:

In a bowl combine the beef, egg, garlic, parsley and salt. Form the mixture into small meatballs. In a large pot, sauté the onion for 3 minutes. Add the meatballs and cook for 3 minutes more. Add the tomato, basil, salsa, beef stock and cook for 20 minutes. Enjoy!

5 Chrono Diet Dinner Ideas

In the Chrono diet, the dinner is the lightest meal of the day. You can eat fish, shellfish, lean meats and vegetables. You can also have a glass of red wine. If you’re not hungry, you can skip this meal. Dinner should be after 19.00, no later than1-2 to hours before you go to bed. Here you’ll find some amazing Chrono diet dinner recipes:

1. Cabbage soup

This cabbage soup is full of healthy ingredients. If you like cabbage, you’ll love this soup. This soup can also help you lose weight.

Ingredients:

5 cups vegetable broth
3 carrots, diced
1 onion, diced
1/2 head cabbage, chopped
1 head celery, sliced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a large pot, place the cabbage, vegetable broth, carrots, onion, celery and cook for 1 hour. Serve warm. Enjoy!

2. Tuna salad with vegetables

Tuna salad with vegetables- a delicious salad that anyone can make. This salad is a great way to eat more veggies.

Ingredients:

1 can wild-caught tuna
1 avocado, diced
2 green onions, sliced
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/3 tsp. onion powder
2 tbsp. lemon juice
4 leaves of romaine lettuce, chopped + 2 leaves to garnish

Instructions:

In a large bowl, mix together all the ingredients. Serve over romaine lettuce leaves. Done!

3. Savoy cabbage

Savoy cabbage makes for a delicious, healthy lunch. Simple, easy to make, and can be done in less than 30 minutes.

Ingredients:

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1tsp. finely chopped basil
1 Savoy cabbage, finely shredded
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tbsp.lemon juice
1 tsp. Dijon mustard
1 /3 cup chopped nuts, optional
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a small bowl combine the lemon juice, 2 tbsp. olive oil and Dijon mustard. In a large pan over a medium heat 1 tbsp. olive oil. Add the garlic and onion and fry for 2 minutes. Add the cabbage and basil and cook for 10 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and pour on dressing. Bon appetit.

4. Spicy bean salad

This salad is packed with fiber, which has been shown to help prevent cancer, lower your cholesterol levels and improve overall health.

Ingredients:

3 cups cooked or canned beans rinsed and drained
1 cup cooked or canned lentils rinsed and drained
1 1/2 cups cooked soybeans
1 green onion, sliced
1/3 lemon, juiced
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients and toss gently. Serve immediately. This salad can keep for 3 days in the fridge. Enjoy.

5. Cauliflower with egg whites

This meal is super nutritious super versatile. If you don’t like cauliflower, use any other vegetables you love.

Ingredients:

3 egg whites
2 tsp.olive oil
½ cup steamed cauliflower
Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

Whip your egg whites. Heat the olive oil in a small skillet and pour the egg whites. Cook for 1 minute and add the cauliflower on top. Cook until browned. Flip omelet and cook for 1 minute. Serve warm. Enjoy.

Chrono Diet For Beginners: The Ultimate Guide