The Cohen Diet

The Diet Disaster is here so Hungry Hubby will be in charge! So let's see if the diet will last longer than the Tuesday.


I have one diet that I know works but it is very restrictive. You cannot go off-diet even for one little cheat as it apparently screws with the workings thereof. Now I know what you're thinking, any diet that allows you to loose weight fast can't be good. According to the doctor if the 17-day-diet there was a study that showed loosing weight fast is encouraging enough to allow you to stay on it for longer! That's good enough for me.

With the Cohen Diet you do a blood test to check certain things and then they give you your portion sizes based on the results. All the food that are allowed is the same for everyone it's just your portion sizes that will differ.

It also has 3 stages with the first stage a 48hour cleanse which is suggested but not required. Then the diet itself is stage two and stage three is re-feeding.

Essentially the Cohen Diet is a low-carb, low-fat diet and the veggies you are allowed to eat is all green. For example:

Asparagus, baby marrow, cabbage, cauliflower, onion, tomatoes, cucumber, spinach, gem squash, green bell pepper, lettuce, mushrooms, patty pans, celery, parsley.

Fruit are allowed on the diet, which I appreciate very much:

Apple, apricot, grapefruit, naartjie, nectarine, orange, paw paw, papina, honeydew melon, kiwi, lemon, mango, peach.

Meat, fish and veg are less restricted to lean cuts:

Steak, veal, mince, breasts without skin (turkey & chicken), eggs, tuna, hake, kingklip, whiting, sole, prawns, crayfish, calamari.

Diary is also allowed instead of meat for the protein portions:

Yoghurt, ricotta, cottage cheese, mozzarella, feta.

Veggies can be mixed but not protein.

Now the challenge is to create 3 meals a day using the restricted above ingredients. You can use any fresh herbs and natural spices, limited amounts of mayo and vinegar and sweetner.


  1. We actually started the Diet on Sunday as a method of getting used to it before the hectic schedule of a Monday. The photo is our Sunday lunch, which me made double so we sorted out lunch for Monday as well.


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