Wine and chocolate diet: week one

Finally, a diet you can stick to. Here is the first week of Woman and home magazine's wine and chocolate diet.

Day one
Breakfast

Two lemon and raisin pancakes topped with 1tsp Nutella. Serve with 200ml (7fl oz) skimmed milk.
Throughout the day extras: 1 poached pear with 1tbsp low-fat crème fraîche or natural yogurt.
Lunch
50g (2oz) of Brie served with 3 Ryvita or oatcakes. Top with 3 to 4 chopped sun-dried tomatoes. Serve with 200g (7oz) of any fresh soup.
Dinner
100g (4oz) of fresh tuna, seared. Top with a “salsa” of chopped tomatoes and 2 to 3 olives. Serve with 150g (5oz) new potatoes and unlimited broccoli. 125ml (4fl oz) red wine (or at lunch, if you prefer).

Day two
Breakfast

Two slices of Granary toast topped with 1 mashed banana and a little honey.
Throughout the day extras: 4 squares of any dark chocolate or a 100 calorie chocolate bar, 1 pot of low-fat yogurt.
Lunch
100g (4oz) canned salmon served with 200g (7oz) low-fat potato salad. Serve with a handful of rocket topped with half a pear, sliced.
Dinner
Coq Au Vin served with unlimited mange tout.

Day three
Breakfast

40g (11/2oz) Special K, Bran Flakes or other low-sugar cereal topped with 150ml (1/4pt) skimmed milk.
Throughout the day extras: 1 M&S (or similar) low-fat chocolate mousse.
Lunch
Sandwich of two slices of wholegrain bread topped with 50g (2oz) mashed avocado, 2 to 3 slices of chicken breast and some tomato. 28g (1oz) almonds, cashews or peanuts.
Dinner
100g (4oz) sole, cod or other white fish served with a salad of 200g (7oz) butter beans mixed with sliced grilled red and yellow pepper, coriander and some low-fat vinagrette. 125ml (4fl oz) glass of red wine (or at lunch, if you prefer).

Day four
Breakfast

2 slices of fruit loaf topped with a little low-fat spread. 1 pear, peach or a small punnet of blueberries.
Throughout the day extras: 25g (1oz) almonds or cashews.
Lunch
250g (9oz) of any supermarket bean salad, topped with 25g (1oz) crumbled feta or Stilton cheese and sliced cherry tomatoes. 1 fruit kebab (skewered fruit pieces dipped in melted chocolate).
Dinner
100g (4oz) pork chop grilled, served with 200g (7oz) mashed sweet potatoes, unlimited green beans and a dash of apple sauce or 2 to 3 semi-dried apple slices.

Day five
Breakfast

40g (11/2oz) Bircher muesli (made with 100ml/4fl oz milk), 2 squares dark chocolate shaved into slivers. Top with 5 to 6 sliced strawberries.
Throughout the day extras: 125g (41/2oz) pot of low-fat yogurt.
Lunch
Any supermarket sushi box of 5 to 7 pieces. 1 sachet of instant miso soup (available from supermarkets and health shops). 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or at dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
1 large piece of flatbread spread with a little tomato purée. Sprinkle on 25g (1oz) grated cheese and top with marinated artichoke hearts and 25g (1oz) of ham. Grill on a low heat. Serve with a green salad.

Day six
Breakfast

1 egg, boiled, scrambled or poached, with 1 slice of Granary toast. 200ml (7fl oz) orange or grapefruit juice.
Throughout the day extras: 4 squares dark chocolate or a low-fat choc mousse.
Lunch
Half an avocado topped with 1 pot of prawn mayonnaise deli filler. Serve with 2 Ryvita or oatcakes. 125ml (4fl oz) glass red wine (or at dinner, if you prefer).
Dinner
100g (4oz) grilled chicken breast, served with unlimited shredded cabbage, lightly stir-fried with 25g (1oz) of chopped streaky bacon.

Day seven
Breakfast

1 crumpet topped with a little honey, 1 pot of low-fat yogurt.
Throughout the day extras: 1 piece of fruit, 75ml (3fl oz) Green & Black’s Organic Ice Cream.
Lunch
75g (3fl oz) chunk of ciabatta bread spread with 50g (2oz) low-fat hummus. Serve with salad of rocket, tomato and red onion.
Dinner
Beef in red wine sauce with dumplings served with unlimited carrots.

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