Gesta: The “One Weekend” Diet

The Gesta diet was created by dietician Madeleine Gesta for movie stars who had to lose a lot of weight in a short while. This diet is at the same time a good way for general recovery. It takes only two days and includes proteins, calcium, and vitamins that provide energy. It is characterized by balance, relaxation, and a lot of rest.

The diet has two phases. The first phase allows the body`s cleansing of toxins and the second is of stabilization.
The diet has three meals per day. Each meal follows the four-two-one ratio (four parts glucids, two parts proteins, and a part of lipids). The amount of recommended food for a meal is eighteen ounces . For this diet you should 0.40 gallons of water daily but never during meals.


In the morning, when you wake up, drink with small swigs 0.13 gallons of water for toxins elimination. After thirty minutes, drink a grapefruit juice (very rich in vitamin C and potassium). After fifteen minutes, drink a can of fat-free milk with a teaspoon of cocoa and one of honey.

At lunch, eat seven ounces of fish, boiled in steams or prepared in the oven. You may add lemon juice and olive oil. Two hours later you can eat a yogurt with a teaspoon of honey because it stimulates intestinal transit.
In the afternoon, drink a glass of water with the juice from a lemon and a teaspoon of honey.

Boil for twenty minutes in 0.40 gallons of water two ounces of leek, seventeen ounces of carrots, seventeen ounces of tomatoes, two roots of celery, and some savory. Drink three bowls of soup at a ten minutes interval then eat three bowls of boiled vegetables with at a twenty minutes interval. Vinegreta is a cold sauce made of pickle, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Before bedtime, eat a yogurt with a teaspoon of honey.


During the first five hours, the body needs to absorb the liquids so you need to rest as much as possible. The menu from the first day is the same for lunch and morning.

For dinner, eat seven ounces of boiled fish and a bowl of vegetables.
Before bedtime, eat a yogurt with a teaspoon of honey.


In the morning, drink water, grapefruit juice, and a can of cocoa with milk.
For lunch, eat nine ounces of cottage cheese mixed with yogurt and two teaspoons of honey.

In the afternoon, eat two apples at an interval of two hours.
For dinner, eat seven ounces of white meat and eleven ounces of boiled vegetables with olive oil.

This diet should make you lose four to six pounds per week. Usually, the recommended, healthy weight loss is up to two pounds per week. This diet may have adverse health effects, and should be started only after a specialist’s advice. Always ask for a dietician`s advice when you want to start a diet.

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