The Banting diet is a great way to reduce your weight. It allows you to lose 3 pounds of excess weight per week without harming your health. This diet was created by British businessman William Banting in the late 19th Century. When he was about 60 years old, he started putting on weight.

Treatment in salt baths, air procedures and following various diets did not bring him a positive result. So he made his own diet plan and lost 60 pounds with it.

This diet is similar to the paleo diet, except that dairy products are allowed. The goal of the diet is to accelerate fat burning to get energy. Below you will see a healthy diet menu for 7 days which includes 4 meals.

To lose 3 pounds, you should follow this 7 day menu:

Day 1

Breakfast – Start your day with 1 slice of ham, 1 boiled egg and half of an avocado.
Lunch – Toss up a broccoli, cauliflower and tomatoes salad for lunch.
Snack – Tuna salad with green veggies will work as great snack to munch on.
Dinner – For your dinner have baked chicken with lemon and asparagus.

Day 2

Breakfast – Greek or low fat yoghurt, granola with hazelnuts.
Lunch – Whole wheat sandwich with ham, boiled eggs and beans.
Snack – Carrots and 1 slice of low fat cheese.
Dinner – Baked salmon with broccoli and lemon.

Day 3

Breakfast – 1 apple, 2 boiled eggs
Lunch – Mushroom soup
Snack – Blueberries and walnuts.
Dinner – Turkey steak with vegetable salad.

Day 4

Breakfast – Egg omelette mad with tomatoes and greens.
Lunch – Baked mushrooms and 2 boiled eggs.
Snacks – 1 cup strawberries.
Dinner – Chicken steak with basil and garlic.

Day 5

Breakfast – Whole wheat bread toast with cheese and tomato slices.
Lunch – Salmon, shrimp and vegetable soup
Snacks – 1 to 2 boiled eggs.
Dinner – Caesar salad with low fat dressing

Day 6

Breakfast – Scrambled eggs with mushrooms and broccoli.
Lunch – Broccoli and vegetable soup.
Snacks – Handful of almonds.
Dinner – Tuna salad with eggs and green veggies.

Day 7

Breakfast – Green veggies and beans with 1 to 2 slices of bacon
Lunch – Whole wheat sandwich with lettuce, tomatoes and cucumbers.
Snacks – Spinach and strawberries smoothie
Dinner – Baked salmon prepared herbs and lemon.