There is one thing everyone wants from a diet. To lose pounds, but not starve themselves out.
Well, what if I tell you there is a way to do just that?
Now, I’ve tried my fair share of diets, and some work, some do not work.
It is worth noting that some diets are just not cut for everyone, as we are all different people, different metabolism, blood type and so on.
However, I can certainly say that this diet is one that can help you lose 10 pounds, in just one week.
And the best part is, you do not need to starve yourself to get the results you want.
What about breakfast?
Let’s start with the breakfast, which is the most important meal of the day.
Before you even start thinking about breakfast, I recommend squeezing one fresh lemon into a glass of cold water.
Drink it on an empty stomach to purify and detox your body from toxins and also kickstart your metabolism.
Now, half an hour after you’ve drunk the glass of water, it is time to think about breakfast.
What you want are fruits. Now everyone who tells you can eat fruits through the whole day is not being honest with you.
The truth is, the best time to eat fruits is in the morning when the sugars from fruits are distributed nicely through our body.
You can take two oranges, two apples, a large grapefruit, two pears, or anything similar.
Add a handful of hazelnuts, almonds or nuts to your breakfast.
This way, you are getting sugars to give you energy for the day, but also proteins and healthy nutrients that will satisfy your need for hunger.
Tips for breakfast
- If you need to leave home, prepare a fruit salad in the evening, and grab it on your way out of the door
- Always drink a drink in the morning to ensure you start your day hydrated
- Being that the week can be hectic, allow yourself to indulge in lazy weekend breakfasts. Think of them as a more leisurely option
Lunch, the most underrated meal
For your lunch, you can get a slice of meat, be it cooked veal or cooked chicken.
The trick is to avoid bread during your lunch and get two cups of sour milk or yogurt with your lunch.
Limit your side dish, and avoid creamy salads during lunch.
You can get few veggies as a side dish for your slice of meat.
Few hours after your lunch, it is time for a snack.
But instead of going all chips and chocolate for your snack, make a fresh season salad, add just a pinch of salt and some olive oil and you are set.
Healthy Lunch Ideas
Here are some ideas that will help you get a healthy lunch during your one week diet, and provide some variety
- Cottage Cheese and Tomato Sandwich, with a ¼ avocado in there
- Tuna wrap, instead of mayo use mashed avocado, and drink a glass of Greek yogurt for some extra protein
- Turkey wrap with hummus, goat cheese, and baby spinach
- Mediterranean burger made with feta cheese, tomato slices, round slices of red onion, spinach, and beef
- Grilled cheese with tomato and turkey sandwich, a healthy version of the grilled cheese. Do not add butter
- Chicken and rice stir-fry, but make sure to use brown rice, which is richer in fiber and protein
Finish the day strong
Dinner is your last meal.
The important notice here is that you want to consume your dinner before 6 pm.
Your dinner menu is two hard boiled eggs, green salad or cucumber salad with olive oil.
Now, the hard part is how to survive after 6 pm until you go to bed.
This is where your determination comes in place.
However, since your menu before 6 pm consists of proteins and healthy nutrients, you should be fine.
Prepare green tea, one liter of water with 4 bags of green tea, and drink it before bedtime.
Now, you do not want to drink the whole liter before bedtime.
Instead, dose your tea between 6 pm and your bedtime.
How long will you stick to the diet is completely your choice.
However, I must note that it is recommended to practice the diet for 10 days the most.
One week is ideal, and you should lose approximately 10 pounds during that timeframe.
How to survive a diet?
Surviving a diet, even one that lasts for only a week is hard.
Anyone who has ever tried any diet will tell you that.
But the good news is there are tips that will help you get through.
For starters, set up an end date.
Do not set up an end goal, because that might put extra pressure and stress on you.
Being that this diet lasts for just one week, it is easy to set up an end date.
The only thing you need to decide is whether you go from Monday to Monday, or something else.
Restricting calories is hard, and the simplest and best way to get through is eating a lot of salads.
As mentioned previously, avoid creamy salads, but you can get a lot of low-calorie greens.
Variety is a key here.
Many of us fall into the trap of finding one great low-calorie meal, and eat it for seven days a week.
Well, that gets old fast, even though it is just one week.
You can get variety just by changing the way you cook the food.
For example, go for steamed one day, and roasted the next day.
You’ll notice it is a completely different dish.
One thing to pay attention is how you eat.
When you are on a diet, you want to eat slowly, because it results in greater sense of fullness, which in turn reduces the intensity of hunger cravings.
Snack strategically, and have a 100 calorie snack always with you.
Another way to beat hunger during the diet is to stay hydrated.
One glass of water on every hour is a great way to stay hydrated through the day.