Expert Advice for Weight Loss
I discovered this diet plan when I needed to lose weight quickly. I had a fitness exam and needed to lose five pounds, but I wanted a healthy weight-loss plan, not one that would tell me to starve myself. This plan worked for me, and if you want to lose ten pounds in a week, you have come to the right place.
I am a registered dietitian and nutritionist. My focus is to promote whole food nutrition, so you will not find any weight-loss medicines or supplements in this diet plan. The only things you need to lose weight are healthy, fresh food from your local market. I own a nutrition clinic where I provide healthy eating and exercise counseling to families to help young children maximise their growth and health potential. I know all about the weight-loss pills on the market. Most of them are unhealthy and cause nausea, diarrhea, and other serious symptoms.
Follow this plan carefully and you will likely lose 10-15 pounds. This diet is healthy. It is all about losing weight by controlling your food intake. You will lose weight and also notice some positive effects on your skin and digestive system.
Weigh Yourself Now, Then Wait a Week
One very important rule: Put your scale away for the week. That's right. I don't want you to weigh yourself for the entire seven days of the diet. The reason for this is to focus on how much better you feel rather than on the number of pounds you lose. At day seven you can pull out your scale and step aboard to see how many pounds have come off.
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On day one of this diet plan you can eat any kind of fruit except bananas. Choose lower-sugar fruits like watermelon, citrus, and pomegranate and avoid fruit juice.
Eat Only Fresh Food!
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On day four of the diet you will make a low-calorie soup. Be sure to buy fresh ingredients, prepare the soup that day, and eat it all. Do not refrigerate leftovers for another day. Instead, prepare more on other days you want to have it.
This question is a personal one and ultimately the answer depends upon your health and how you feel. Some things to consider are:
- Has you doctor recommended that you lose a few pounds for cardiovascular health?
- Do you have high blood pressure?
- Are you experiencing any joint pain as a result of carrying excess weight?
- Are you light-framed or heavy-framed and what is your height?
- What is your body-mass index (BMI)?
How to Calculate Your Body Mass Index (BMI)
Your BMI is a value derived from your body weight and height. It is a way of quantifying the amount of tissue mass (muscle, fat, and bone) in your body.
- To calculate your BMI, you will need to know your height (in meters or inches) and your weight (in kilograms or pounds). You will divide your weight by your height.
- Metric: BMI = Weight (Kg)/Height (m)2
- American: BMI = Weight (lb)/Height (inches)2 x 703
- 18.5 or under: Underweight
- 18.5-24.9: Normal
- 25-29.9: Overweight
- 30 or above: Obese
In addition to water, you are allowed to drink green tea (above), coffee with skimmed milk, and a warm lemonade described on the Day One page.
Seven Day Diet: Frequently Asked Questions
Many readers have benefited from this diet. Read the comments section below to read success stories and questions that others have posed. Since many have tried this diet before you, I may have addressed your question already.
With that in mind, I have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions, and my answers, here to help you succeed with your goal. You will find more frequently asked questions and answers on the page for Day One.