Lose weight fast and drop an inch off your waist with this easy-to-follow diet plan...
Try the woman&home one week diet plan!
Whether you’ve got a special occasion coming up or are jetting off to a beach holiday next week, we’ve got the perfect healthy eating plan to help you shed pounds quickly. In fact, with the one week diet plan, you could lose up to seven pounds in seven days!
Getting trim can be tricky and trying to lose weight fast can be even more difficult. Too often, we vow to hit the gym every morning and subsist on just one low-cal meal per day, only to end up failing and binging on cake and chocolate on day two. That’s because fad diets can be incredibly restrictive and often leave us feeling hungry and unsatisfied – not to mention lacking in energy. No more! With the one week diet plan, you can lose weight fast and feel greatin just seven days – without starving yourself along the way.
There are no gimmicks to the one week diet, just smart advice and easy-to-follow instructions. The weight loss plan is low in fat, low in carbs but high in good-for-you foods. And the best part is that meals can be thrown together fast, making the diet even easier to stick to!
All-or-nothing diets set you up for failure. But the one week diet plan allows you to eat three full meals per days, including lots of healthy fruits and vegetables, plus snacking in between meals. You’ll feel full and satisfied, thanks to the high protein intake and plenty of fibre-filled vegetables and fruits. Sugar is off the menu but don’t worry, you’re still allowed your daily coffee or tea fix – just make sure it’s decaf!
So how does the one week diet work? Just click ahead now for our simple rules and stick with them for seven days. You could drop an inch off your waist or lose seven pounds in seven days – not bad!
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If you're planning to shift the pounds in just a week, it's important to bear in mind that it won't be easy, and that you'll have to maintain a restricted diet in order to see the benefits.
In order to lose weight in such a small space of time, you'll need to keep your calorie count low, whilst still maintaining a healthy diet plan that will keep you satisfied - as, of course, you're more likely to want the bad stuff if you aren't!
Oats, fruit, low fat yoghurt can all work as a healthy breakfast in any and all forms. You could put them all together in a bowl, or whisk them up to create a yummy smoothie.
Eggs and greens are also a great way to start your day if you're planning to lose a fair amount of weight in a short space of time. Try an omlette, scrambled egg and avocado on toast, or a simple poached or boiled egg with veggies like asparagus on the side.
Remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so don't scrimp on the portions!
Fruit - fresh and as much as you like. Make a big fruit salad, blend into a smoothie or eat the whole fruit if you need to have breakfast on the run. A banana is also a good idea - in order to fill you up until lunchtime.
However, don't eat too close to lunch though - leave at least an hour gap to help aid digestion.
A big salad of anything you fancy is a great idea. Add a small portion of protein - maybe tuna or chicken about the size of a deck of cards. Plus, treat yourself to a drizzle of olive oil and lemon.
Steer away from bad fats such as cheddar cheese and pasta, but be liberable with the good fats - avocado and sweet potato are great.
Wholewheat wraps, or pitta full of salad and protein are also a great option for your midday meal. Of course, for the colder days, homemade soups are a good choice too - as they're low in calories.
No surprises here, but the best way to go if you'd like to lose weight in just seven days is with more fruit and maybe a small handful of seeds - sunflower or pumpkin are your best bet and they're easy to buy. Or if you can eat with restraint, try a few walnuts or almonds. They're higher in fat, but in moderation, are great for you.
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A mega-big salad with lots of interesting 'meaty' things like beetroot or avocado – not just leaves! - is a good option. Add a larger piece of protein this time (try a chicken breast or a can of salmon). Plus dressing as before.
You can also allow yourself some slow-release carbs by this point in the day - try and simple chicken and rice dish, or a salmon and sweet potato meal. Small portions of whole-wheat pasta or a lean steak with the fat cut off can also work well.
Fish is also a solid choice when it comes to making dinner decisions, but make sure that you're always choosing the fresh option - cod, haddock, etc. - rather than it's battered version.
Lots and lots of water is advised, preferably a couple of litres a day at least. Plus, you can allow yourself some herbal teas and black decaff coffee or tea. It's just too cruel to deprive yourself of these break-up-the-day hot drinks!
So indulge, but remember - it must be decaf.
You probably don't need us to tell you this, but during your week diet, it's best to stay away from refined carbohydrates, such as pastries, white bread, white pasta, or potatoes.
Equally, it's vital that you steer clear of sugar in all its forms - whether in a packet of sweets or in a sugary fizzy drink.
And on the topic of drinks, when you're trying to lose weight, it's always a good idea to skip alcohol! Yes - even that gin and tonic you were told had no calories.
We know, it's tough. But when you think of your new confident body, it's bound to be worth all the hard work.