Diet Plan

Diet Plan

Struggling to burn those calories? Try This Diet Plan to get you started..

If you’re trying your hardest to lose weight but are unsatisfied with how long it’s taking to see any observable results, you might be consuming too many calories from solid foods. If you want to see any kind of significant weight loss when sticking to a diet plan, smoothies are a great way to speed this process along in a much more healthy manner. Also, just because you’re having to rely on a smoothie to supplement your eating habits doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice enjoyment as well. Here is a careful, week-long diet plan that incorporates some of the most delicious smoothies while specifically regulating the kinds of calories you put into your body. This will include meals such as pre-breakfast, snacks and even a light dessert for those who want to avoid hunger headaches and sugar withdrawal symptoms. You can extend this to a two-week plan to maximize your weight loss potential, but keep in mind that a gradual lifestyle change with regard to your eating habits is much easier to maintain and is better for your body than drastic alterations to your nutrient consumption.

Please note that the reason for so many meals throughout the day is not only to fill you, it is also to stop you from feeling overly hungry after your body has processed each meal. Studies show that if you have more frequent, yet smaller meals throughout the day it will help boost your metabolism which aids in the burning of fat cells.

Diet Plan: Day One

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water – Drinking lemon water when your embarking on a weight-loss diet is useful because it helps to cleanse your body of any fats or sugars or other kinds of food toxins that can damage your liver or other organs in your endocrine system. It’s also an excellent digestive aid and helps boost your immune system significantly.

Breakfast Smoothie: Green Smoothie

– almond or soy Milk
– apple or pineapple juice
– sliced bananas
– minced fennel
– chopped parsley
– kale
– almonds

Blend all of these ingredients in a blender and add ice for more volume. You can maximize the health benefits and weight loss of this plan by only drinking the green smoothie for breakfast everyday instead of the other options on this list. The breakfast smoothies listed below are only intended to break up any monotony that might make you quit prematurely, but are still healthy enough to rely on instead of a green smoothie every morning.

Or instead add the Cilantro Spice Smoothie. It’s one of my favorites.

Snack: Handful of Almonds

Lunch: Blueberry and Banana Protein Smoothie

You will want to start off with more smoothies in your diet than solid food to help boost your metabolism while still providing sufficient nutrients. After the first day, you can start incorporating more nutritious solid food in your diet plan. This smoothie is easy to make with Greek yogurt as a protein source. If you wish, you can substitute soy milk and use either whey or rice/bean protein powder. Those with a gluten allergy may want to avoid whey protein powder.

Snack: Skillet seared asparagus with toasted almonds in sea salt and rosemary

Dinner: Lentil Soup and grilled chicken breast with multi-grain toast (dry)

Diet Plan: Day Two

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie : Roasted Strawberry Protein Smoothie
You can use protein powder or greek yogurt to provide ample protein to start your day off with. Prepare it in the same way you would the Day one shake, with added ice and sliced bananas.

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Papaya, Ginger and Mint smoothie
Use Greek yogurt or soy milk/protein powder to ensure you get enough protein from this smoothie.

Snack: Apple or orange or any other kind of fruit

Dinner: Grilled or baked Tilapia (fish) with roasted and lightly salted Brussel sprouts

Diet Plan: Day Three

Pre-breakfast Drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie: Kale, Berry and Acai protein smoothie
Make this one topped with flaxseeds, chia seeds, and whey or rice protein powder. Add bananas and cinnamon to mask the taste of the kale that might contrast slightly with the berries.

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Now you can start incorporating solid foods with your lunch
Butternut Squash soup with multi-grain toast (dry)

Snack: Tomato juice or Fresh Fruit

Dinner: Grilled Chicken Breast and broiled and lightly salted asparagus

Diet Plan: Day Four

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie : Peanut butter and oatmeal smoothie made with soy milk and cinnamon. Protein comes from the peanut butter and the soy milk

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Tomato soup will grilled low-fat swiss cheese on multi-grain bread (Be sure not to use butter and instead a low-fat cooking spray to make the grilled cheese sandwich.

Snack: Edamame

Dinner: Grilled Tofu and Quinoa/Tomato Salad

Diet Plan: Day Five

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie: Raspberry Almond and Chia smoothie – use Greek Yogurt and honey in addition to any other fruit like bananas you might want to add to this smoothie

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Turkey and arugula sandwich with tomato on multi-grain bread with spicy mustard and baked multi-grain chips.

Snack: Hummus with a handful of baked pita chips

Dinner: Pan-seared Tilapia and brown rice with steamed broccoli

Diet Plan: Day Six

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie : Strawberry Banana smoothie with chia seeds – Make with almond or soy milk and crushed ice. You can sneak into some veggies like parsley or kale in small amounts

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Spinach, Walnut and Strawberry salad with feta cheese and low-sodium balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Grilled chicken strips are also an options with this salad.

Snack: Edamame

Dinner: Shrimp cocktail with avocado. lime juice and pico de gallo (chopped onion, cilantro, chopped jalapeno or Serrano peppers, diced tomato). Don’t use cocktail sauce as it contains lots of sugar and sodium.

Diet Plan: Day Seven

Pre-breakfast drink : Lemon Water

Breakfast Smoothie : Spinach, Kiwi and Chia seed smoothie – Similar to the green smoothie listed earlier, this one doesn’t incorporate as much soy or almond milk as it does bananas to lighten the spinach flavor.

Snack: Handful or almonds or walnuts

Lunch: Spinach, Kale and Tomato salad with sprouts and toasted walnuts. Grilled Chicken is optional with this lunch.

Snack: Tomato juice or any kind of fresh fruit

Dinner: Mexican Caldo de Pollo (Chicken Soup made with chicken breast, limited amount of chicken stock, green and red bell peppers, corn on the cob, avocados, onions, only one chopped potato and plenty of cabbage)

Health Desserts Choices (optional)
– Dark Chocolate covered almonds
– Oatmeal/Flaxseed cookies
– Gluten free peanut butter brownies (using agave sugar instead or cane sugar)
– No bake Dark Chocolate/Peanut Butter bars