The Stillman Diet: Three Great Snacks
There has been a lot of buzz floating around for several years about the effectiveness of the Stillman diet. Typical of people looking upon the United States is a mind ran wild with thoughts of obesity and an all around unhealthy lifestyle. However, while the United States is the number one country when it comes to obesity, no country is immune as there are a surplus of people in virtually every country that have succumbed to the likes of obesity. Specific diets have emerged, some that have shown effectiveness and some that have shown a lack thereof, either way though, one diet that is making waves in helping create a healthy lifestyle, and has been for quite some time, is the Stillman diet.
The Stillman diet was created in 1967 by Irwin Stillman. Similar to that of the Atkins diet, the Stillman diet composes itself on a high protein yet low carbohydrate diet. Lean meats such as chicken, turkey and fish, as well as eggs, non-fat cottage cheese and specific types of condiments can be consumed. At least eight glasses of water are recommended per day also; tea, coffee and no-calorie soft drinks can be consumed but only after the recommended eight glasses. While this diet has been shown to offer dramatic weight loss, making meals that follow the Stillman diet guidelines yet still being tasty can be pretty hard. Luckily there are quite a few recipes out there that follow the Stillman diet guidelines, in fact there are three wonderful recipes listed below.
The first recipe is in existence thanks to Susanne Lagoni, who owns and helps run a Stillman diet support group. Susanne’s recipe is referred to as, “Barbecued Pork Chops over Fire,” and listed below are the ingredients needed to make this delicious meal:
- Four medium lean pork chops (half an inch thick)
- Barbecue sauce
- Quarter cup of water
- Quarter cup of double strength chicken bouillon
- One tablespoon of lemon juice
- One tablespoon of chopped onions (finely chopped)
- One teaspoon of mixed herbs
- One eighth teaspoon of cayenne
- Half a teaspoon of garlic salt
Almost all of the ingredients except for the four pork chops are going to be used to make the barbecue sauce, so start by mixing together all of the ingredients in order to make the barbecue sauce. Once the sauce has been made, place all four pork chops in the sauce and let them bask in it overnight in the refrigerator. Once the meat is ready for cooking, trim all of the visible fat off the pork chops and broil them over a low fire; this is to ensure that the meat is properly cooked all the way through. Every five or ten minutes, flip each pork chop; this will go on for about twenty minutes or so, or until the pork chops are brown in color. After every flip, baste each pork chop liberally with the barbecue sauce and within an hour you should have four servings of Barbecued Pork Chops over Fire, and a nice Stillman diet snack.
The next recipe comes from Aquaciser Jane and is called, “Cola Barbecue Chicken.” This recipe offers a tasty meal fit for any person utilizing the Stillman diet. The ingredients as well as how to prepare the meal can be found below:
- Four skinless chicken breasts (boneless)
- One cup of catsup
- Twelve ounce can of diet cola
Place the chicken breasts inside of a non-stick skillet; some people choose to brown the chicken breasts before continuing, but the decision is optional. Next, pour the entire can of diet cola as well as the cup of catsup in with the chicken and bring everything to a boil. Once everything is at a boil, cover the skillet and reduce the heat, allowing the chicken to cook in that state for 45 minutes. After 45 minutes, take the cover off of the skillet and turn the heat back up. Keep cooking the chicken breasts until the sauce begins to stick to the chicken. What you have left is a tasty chicken recipe cooked in an amazing barbecue sauce that you do not need to feel guilty about after eating.
Lastly, here is a recipe for a favorite among many cultures, sweet and sour chicken. This recipe was made possible by Aquaciser Dawn, and the ingredients and preparation method are listed below:
- One pound of cut up boneless chicken
- Half of a white onion (cut into large chunks)
- Twelve ounces of diet orange soda
- Two tablespoons of soy sauce
- Two tablespoons of white vinegar
- One teaspoon of ground ginger
- Half a teaspoon of powdered garlic
- Quarter teaspoon of cayenne
- Black pepper
With a non-stick pan, brown the chicken and the onion chunks. The onions are strictly for flavoring so they are to be taken out. Once the chicken is lightly browned, mix in all of the other ingredients, cover the pan, and simmer for around twenty minutes; until the chicken is cooked properly all the way through. Uncover the pan and begin decreasing the amount of liquid in the pan until you are left with a syrupy, yet quite delectable sauce covering the chicken breasts. Let it cool, and the chicken will be a tasty snack that abides by all Stillman diet guidelines.
Following a diet can prove to be an extremely difficult task, one that is hard to follow and maintain, but take a look above at just a few of the many tasteful options that can be enjoyed on the Stillman Diet.