This is the HCHF (high-carb, high-fat) diet created for tourists across Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and Chile. If followed, I guarantee you will see results within days. Jeans will be tighter, you’ll feel less confident in your swimsuit, and you’ll be happy it’s getting colder so you can wear layers. Copyright Fat Anna Inc.
*Please consult your physician before making any changes to your diet.*
-Where possible, eat breakfast in your hostel: white bread with margarine and jam, juice mixed with sugar, hot chocolate, and sometimes sugary cereal with sweetened yoghurt or scrambled eggs. When it’s not included, go into town and eat pancakes.
-Stick to pizza, pasta, hamburgers, and sandwiches (always choose white bread) with fries when you go out for lunch and dinner. Don’t eat salad or fruit as you’re liable to get food poisoning.
-By all means, try the local specialties – lama, alpaca, even guinea pig if you fancy it – but make sure they’re served with creamy sauces and fries.
-Have a glass of wine now and then or, even better, a sugary cocktail – piña colada, mango daiquiri, and white russian are all good choices.
-Treat yourself to dessert, for example, chocolate brownie with vanilla ice cream – you’re on holiday, after all.
-If you’re travelling in the winter months and feeling cold, drink lots of hot chocolate, ideally with whipped cream, maybe some marshmallows.
-When travelling by bus, buy white bread, crisps and biscuits and eat these throughout the day. Don’t drink water as you’ll need to pee.
-From time to time, book yourself onto a tour where all meals are provided: white bread with margarine and jam for breakfast, and meat with four carbs for lunch and dinner, plus lots of sweet and/or greasy snacks in between.
-Under no circumstances take vitamin and mineral supplements, as these can interfere with the results of the programme. Additional benefits of this include dry skin and brittle nails.
-When it comes to exercise, the aim is to do as little as possible every day. You may have to make exceptions, for example on the Inca Trail, but in general you should remain sedentary.
Let me know how you get on!
It starts: breakfast at Geneva airport
The dinner spread on the Galapagos cruisePisco sour and piña colada. Don’t worry, they weren’t both mine.
A small snack in Loja, southern Ecuador
Home-made chocolate truffles in LimaChocolate pancakes in Huacachina
White chocolate frappuccino in Arequipa