Seven Day Diet Plan Will Shape You Up in Just Six Weeks

Did someone say beach season?! Your first response may be to book a fast flight to Siberia, where no one dares to leave the house with arms bare, legs bare, and no sweater to disguise the extra belly bulge. But this year, consider a new possibility: that by the time swimsuit weather arrives, you’ll be ready. Really. This unique plan lets you customize your meal choices, exercise habits, and calorie intake to match your personal diet goal, whether it’s five pounds you’re looking to lose or 20. So get out your calendar, circle the first of next month — and let the weight loss begin!

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Note: Repeat meals plans (in any order) for the next five weeks. Be sure to take a multivitamin and a 250-400 mg calcium supplement daily. Water, diet soda, and coffee are allowed in unlimited quantities.

The meal plan listed under 15 Pounds to Lose is designed to take off 15 pounds in six weeks. If you’re aiming to drop only five or 10 pounds, add in the extra foods listed under the appropriate categories. Twenty or more to lose? Follow the 15 Pounds to Lose meal plan, and check out our mega-calorie-burning exercise program, The Procrastinator’s Summer Slim-Down.

Breakfast

15 Pounds to Lose
Ham-and-egg sandwich: Inside 1 split, toasted English muffin, layer 2 thin extra-lean ham slices (1 ounce) and 1 egg, fried or scrambled (in nonstick skillet coated with butter-flavor cooking spray).
4 ounces calcium-fortified orange or grapefruit juice

10 Pounds to Lose
1/2 grapefruit sprinkled with 1 teaspoon sugar

5 Pounds to Lose
1 pear

Lunch

15 Pounds to Lose
1 whole-wheat pita stuffed with 1/4 cup hummus, 3 slices tomato, 1 slice red onion and salad greens
1/2 cup calcium-fortified low-fat cottage cheese
1 apple

10 Pounds to Lose
4 vanilla wafers

5 Pounds to Lose
3/4 cup fat-free frozen yogurt (100 calories per 1/2 cup)

Dinner

15 Pounds to Lose
Honey-mustard chicken: 6 ounces roasted skinless chicken breast, sliced; drizzled with a mixture of 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, 1 teaspoon honey and 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar.
Toss 1 small tomato, diced; 1/2 cucumber, diced; 1/4 cup chopped onion; and 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup croutons and red wine vinegar.

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10 Pounds to Lose
1 small (1 ounce) whole-grain roll

5 Pounds to Lose
1 small (1 ounce) whole-grain roll
1/2 cup canned pineapple, packed in juice

The meal plan listed under 15 Pounds to Lose is designed to take off 15 pounds in six weeks. If you’re aiming to drop only five or 10 pounds, add in the extra foods listed under the appropriate categories. Twenty or more to lose? Follow the 15 Pounds to Lose meal plan, and check out our mega-calorie-burning exercise program, The Procrastinator’s Summer Slim-Down.

Breakfast

15 Pounds to Lose
2 frozen low-fat waffles, toasted and topped with 1 1/2 tablespoons reduced-calorie pancake syrup and 1/3 cup sliced strawberries
1 cup fat-free milk

10 Pounds to Lose
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie syrup
1/4 cup blueberries

5 Pounds to Lose
1 tablespoon reduced-calorie syrup
2 slices crisp bacon

Lunch

15 Pounds to Lose
Chicken salad with pears: Dice 4 ounces cooked skinless chicken breast. Combine 1/4 small pear, diced; 1/4 cup sliced celery; 1 tablespoon plain fat-free yogurt; 1 teaspoon light mayonnaise; 1 teaspoon honey mustard; and 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger. Toss with chicken. Serve on salad greens.
5 reduced-fat Triscuits
5 ounces calcium-fortified orange juice mixed with seltzer

10 Pounds to Lose
2 cups raw vegetables
2 tablespoons reduced-fat dressing (50 calories per 2-tablespoon serving)

5 Pounds to Lose
1/3 cantaloupe, filled with 1/2 cup calcium-fortified low-fat cottage cheese

Dinner

15 Pounds to Lose
4 ounces broiled or grilled flank steak
Pasta-and-vegetable salad: Combine 2/3 cup cooked ziti; 1 small tomato, diced; 2/3 cup diced zucchini; 2 green onions, sliced; 2 teaspoons lemon juice; 1 teaspoon olive oil; salt and pepper to taste.

10 Pounds to Lose
1 1/4 cups mixed berries

5 Pounds to Lose
6 large shrimp with 1 1/2 tablespoons cocktail sauce
2/3 cup mixed berries

The meal plan listed under 15 Pounds to Lose is designed to take off 15 pounds in six weeks. If you’re aiming to drop only five or 10 pounds, add in the extra foods listed under the appropriate categories. Twenty or more to lose? Follow the 15 Pounds to Lose meal plan, and check out our mega-calorie-burning exercise program, The Procrastinator’s Summer Slim-Down.

Resource Link : http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/diet-nutrition/advice/a12509/summer-slimdown-diet-plan/

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