Curd version of the Maggi diet: reviews and results

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Last reviewed: 24.12.2018

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Ex-Prime Minister of Great Britain Margaret Thatcher is credited with the purpose of this food system. Whether she used it is unknown, but after death in her papers was found. The slender figure of the politician convinced everyone that it was thanks to her that Thatcher had such forms, therefore she was called "Maggie" from the diminutive Margaret. Cottage cheese diet "Magi" - a type of protein diet, widely distributed throughout the world.


Any protein diet is designed to lose weight. "Mages" is also shown for the acquisition of harmony, with excessive weight, obesity - problems not only aesthetic, but also physical. Its unfavorable effect on various functions of the body: heart, blood vessels, endocrine system, musculoskeletal system leads to many pathological conditions, including diabetes, strokes, heart attacks, metabolic disorders, joints and spine diseases. The desire to look good and feel is the driving force that forces you to take your food under strict control. Read also about how to properly make a fasting day for cottage cheese and yogurt.

General information of the cottage cheese diet Maggi

There are two varieties of the "Maggi" diet - curd and egg. Which one is better? The essence of this and the other option is the elimination of carbohydrates and fats from the diet and the start-up with the help of proteins of the reaction of the fission of fats inside the body. First, glycogen is consumed, and then own fat accumulation. Eggs - are rich in protein, but not all of them are suitable, tk. Causes allergies. Therefore, replacing 1 egg per 100 grams of cottage cheese, we get the curd "Maggi". The basic principles of such nutrition are the observance of a specific daily menu, a large amount of liquid to be drunk (necessary for the assimilation of proteins), unlimited consumption of certain raw fruits and berries, saturation without overeating.

Cottage cheese diet "Maggi" for 1 week

The minimum term of the "Maggi" curd diet is a week. When resorting to it, it is important to observe various nuances that do not allow deviations: you need to eat the food provided for this day and this meal, but improvise with cooking, drink 2 liters and more water, load yourself physically, eat 6 times a day, last time 2-3 hours before bedtime.

  • What can you eat? The choice of products is quite extensive, so the diet will not cause disgust for one particular. It includes fresh or frozen (depending on the season) vegetables, legumes, greens. These are zucchini, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, lettuce, rucola, parsley, dill. They can be combined in salads, stew, apply any kind of cooking, except for frying. Among the necessary fruits are apples, apricots, grapefruit, kiwi, cherry, pear. From meat, a bird with skimmed skin and other low-fat varieties, cooked by boiling, steam, baking in the oven, is allowed. Fish and seafood also have a place in the diet menu. There is even bread, but rye dried or whole-grain bread. Dishes can be salted, seasoned with pepper, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, soy sauce. The main feature of the diet is contained in its name, so of course, it's cottage cheese with fat content not exceeding 9%. Following Maggi, one does not even have to give up coffee and tea, but unsweetened.
  • What you can not eat? Fats, sugar, products containing starch, alcohol, broth, and conservation are excluded. Under the prohibition of cereals, pasta, potatoes, from fruits - figs, grapes, bananas, dates.

Cottage cheese diet "Maggi" for 2 weeks

Cottage cheese diet "Maggi" provides 4 weeks, but it can be reduced to two. Daily breakfast consists of 200 grams of cottage cheese and various fruits (from the list of allowed), and for snacks the products of a particular day will suit. Here is the detailed menu of a two-week diet:

First week





Grapefruit or 2 oranges

Sea fish, salad of cucumbers, bell pepper, lettuce, tomatoes, slice of bread, 1 citrus


Boiled chicken fillet

200g braised lean meat, broccoli, green peas


100g of hard cheese

Baked vegetables and meat in the oven


Any fruit

Meatballs, vegetables from the oven


Welded egg, vegetable salad

Steamed fish, rucola, basil, parsley


Fruit Set

Meat, cauliflower


Chicken, cucumber, tomato, grapefruit or orange

Vegetable stew of carrot, pepper, zucchini, onion, cabbage

The second week





2 soft-boiled eggs, low-fat cheese or cottage cheese, lettuce

Cottage cheese, pear


Baked beef, fruit

Cottage cheese or cheese, orange


Boiled meat, raw vegetables

Cottage cheese, apples, kiwi


Cheese or cottage cheese

Salad from vegetables, fish cutlets


Shrimp, mussels or squid

Pomelo, curd casserole


Chicken, tomato, orange

Cherries, apricots, cottage cheese


Chicken meat, boiled squash, pepper

Baked meat, tomato and cucumber salad

Cottage cheese diet "Maggi" for 4 weeks

Those who were not stopped by the first 2 weeks of food restrictions and who wish to get the maximum and lasting result, can use the recommendations on the scheme of the subsequent nutrition.

The third week


During the day, any fruit


Stewed vegetables, excluding potatoes


Combine fresh or steamed vegetables and fruits


Steamed fish, seafood, vegetable salads


Fresh vegetables, shish kebab from chicken


Kiwi, cherries, apricots


Pears, apples

In the last week, the listed daily rates should be divided between meals, following at breakfast, the calorie content of food should not be more than 700kcal. During this period, you can enter dairy products: kefir and yogurt.

Fourth week


200g boiled meat, a can of tuna, 2-3 tomatoes and cucumber, a slice of bread, fruit


Pears, kiwi, apples slice of bread, 1-2 cucumbers, 2-3 tomatoes,


400g cottage cheese, vegetables from the oven, bread, fruit


A pound of boiled chicken, several cucumbers, tomatoes, apricots


Steam Omelette, Vegetables, Fruits


Boiled chicken, cottage cheese, bread, pepper, cucumbers, pears, fat-free yogurt or yogurt


400g cottage cheese, boiled hake, saithe (200g), vegetables, bread

Egg-curd diet "Maggi"

Abundance in the diet of cottage cheese for such a long time can cause a negative response of the body and prevent you from going all the way. The developers of the "Maggi" diet provided for this outcome and proposed an egg-curd diet, because its principles did not suffer from this - it still remained protein. Every morning, breakfast consists of 1-2 eggs, grapefruit, coffee or tea. The rest is guided by the previous menu, periodically replacing one key product with another.

Read also about the benefits and contraindications of the egg diet.

Recipes of the curd option for the "Maggi" diet

The food set is well-known and there is an opportunity for culinary creativity, because useful can be very tasty. Here are a few recipes for the "Maggi" curd diet:

  • curd cheese, cut dill, parsley, rub a clove of garlic, mix the mass well. Tomatoes cut in half, make them deepen, fill with curd and bake;
  • cut various fruits into pieces, fill with low-fat yogurt, get a delicious fruit salad;
  • Chicken meat twist, salt, pepper, drive the egg. Zucchini cut crosswise into pieces 2 cm thick, remove the middle and fill it with minced meat. Fold in a saucepan, add greens and various spices to taste, add a little water, put out until cooked;
  • on the carcass of hake or pollock put the onion cut into rings, tomato slices, eggplant circles, wrap in foil and bake in the oven;
  • boil cauliflower, broccoli in salted water. Beautifully put on a plate, mixing them to get a color contrast, rub them hard cheese and sprinkle with grated breadcrumbs;
  • cut boiled eggs, yolks grind, add salt, pepper, combine with chopped cubes of tomatoes, cucumbers, basil, sprinkle with lemon juice, fill half the eggs again, put on salad leaves;
  • boil "sea cocktail", combine in the salad leaves of arugula, tomatoes, cucumbers, diced eggs. For refueling use soy sauce, lemon juice, chopped parsley.


Any reasonable diet provides at the same time with the slimming mechanism necessary for the functioning of the body of a set of ingredients. But often, it is so meager that it turns life into existence on the verge of a foul. The benefit of the protein diet is that there is no feeling of hunger and, at the same time, it brings a long-term result. After the termination does not force to be broken and to pick up the half-received portions. Other advantages include the ability to quickly destroy fat stores, saturate calcium, remove toxins.


Cottage cheese diet "Maggi" is not suitable for people with gastritis with high acidity, colitis, pancreatitis, dysbiosis, kidney pathologies.


Possible risks

Any diet "sins" with imbalance. This is not an exception. The main risk associated with diet is a large burden on the kidneys and liver, which is due to dehydration of the body.


Serious possible complications include disorders in the functioning of the kidneys, exacerbation of chronic pathologies of the gastrointestinal tract. The lack of carbohydrates causes drowsiness, weakness, irritability, apathy.


Reviews and results of those who lose weight

Although the diet is positioned as not hungry, but according to reviews, its first week is not easy. Who has gone this short way, he will overcome other days of restrictions. The survivors received a real result, sometimes a weight loss of up to 10 kg was recorded. Others for health reasons could not withstand: there was flatulence, nausea, heaviness in the stomach, excessive weakness.

Doctor's comments

According to doctors, any diet, especially protein, requires perfect health. But starting it, rarely who turns to a doctor for examination and advice, so their attitude is mostly negative. In any case, doctors urge to listen to your body and stop the slightest alarm signals from it.


Useful links

  • Margaret Thatcher's victory diet: 28 eggs a week https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/margaret-thatcher/7111052/Margaret-Thatchers-victory-diet-28-eggs-a-week.html
  • How to eat like a world leader: from Trump’s Big Macs to Thatcher’s Bovril toast https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/shortcuts/2017/dec/04/trump-diets-world-leaders-mcdonalds-book

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