Weight Loss Tips for
The great thing about this diet is that it can begin on Monday and end on Friday. It also incorporates healthy foods that are low in fat. Another plus? No counting calories. Be sure to weigh on Monday morning BEFORE beginning.
FOOD NOTES: Keep in mind that bananas, pears and apples contain more calories than strawberries, plums, peaches and apricots. Fresh or frozen fruit should be used. If canned fruit is used, be sure to purchase the natural juice variety.
For five days, enjoy a bowl of cereal for breakfast (hot or cold) with skim milk PLUS 1 cup of your favorite fruit.
For five days, enjoy a sandwich* for lunch OR a serving of lean meat with a small roll. Also enjoy a package of your favorite chips (150 calories or less) OR a small side salad. Also enjoy 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit.
* Whole wheat bread offers healthier benefits than most versions of white bread. Opting for mustard over Mayo will also save on calories and fat.
Sandwich will contain fewer calories if it is prepared with lean meat rather than chicken salad, pimento cheese, peanut butter, tuna salad or egg salad - HOWEVER, feel free to choose any of these, keeping fillings sensible.
For one week, enjoy a big salad for dinner that is filled with 4 cups of Assorted Greens PLUS any of the following: 4 cherry tomatoes OR 1 small tomato, 1 carrot, 1 small cucumber radishes, cauliflower, broccoli, mushrooms PLUS 1/2 cup of cubed roasted/broiled/grilled LEAN meat, 1 slice of cheese (cut up into salad and no more than 70 calories - or you can use block cheese equalling 70 or less calories).
Dip into your favorite salad dressing -using serving amount suggested on bottle for a single serving.
Also enjoy 1 cup of your favorite soup PLUS 1/2 cup of your favorite fruit.
1/2 cup of skim milk blended with 1/2 cup of your favorite frozen fruit OR 4 cups of hot air popcorn sprayed with no-calorie butter spray.
Whether it's walking or shooting hoops, get in 10 minutes minimum of activity per day - all in one sweep. Need ideas?
Walk the dog;
Walk around the mall and window shop AS you are walking; after 10 minutes, you're free to go buy!
Swimming OR taking a Shower Bath in the yard with friends or family;
Do a bit of gardening or mow the grass.
Weighing in on Saturday MORNING, before you eat.
Did you lose weight? Were you famished while dieting?
Do you feel better? Did you sleep better? Any tummy woes?
Again, please get your doctor's permission before going on any diet.
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