The Brigitte diet is based on a balanced daily intake of
whole foods (1000-1500 Kcals.), with fresh fruit and vegetables playing a major
The Brigitte diet is portioned out into 5 small meals each day: breakfast, a
mid-morning snack, lunch, an afternoon snack, and dinner.
You can plan your own day’s meals to include selections from the well-balanced
and healthy recipe combinations.
Today many Brigitte recipe books are available on the market, containing a huge
variety of recipes. In addition, there are weekly plans which you can follow –
these are very helpful, especially when you are starting out on the Brigitte
The disadvantage of the Brigitte diet is the amount of time it takes to prepare
the meals; even a between-meal snack can become a challenge. Shopping for the
ingredients is also relatively time-consuming.
The advantage is that you don’t have to count calories and you know that you are
eating a very balanced diet.
Fish features 2-3 times a week, meat once or twice a week.
As with any diet, exercise is of course part of the programme. The Brigitte
recipe books also contain good tips on how to best approach sport, and which
exercises are the most effective.
Once you have reached your ideal weight it is easy to maintain it with the
Brigitte diet, because it is so healthy.
You should start off with a daily intake of 1000 calories, and then stick to a
maintenance diet of 1500 calories.