Diet & Fitness

Your Best Body Ever in 5 Weeks: What to Eat

Written by Health Guru

Easy-to-Stick-to diet
You can lose up to 15 pounds for 5 weeks without starving. 1,350-calorie-a-day diet features foods that are great at stopping that famished feeling. You must pick one breakfast, lunch, dinner and snack each day. If you want the diet to work faster on your body it’s a good idea to workout. Go to the gym 3 or 4 times a week, but you can also go jogging or running if you prefer that way.

Stop hunger is the best body secret
There are researches all around the world that are saying what really works out in dieting. And that’s not just cutting calories but satisfying your hunger with the right kinds of food. In fact, people following a low-fat diet who were allowed to fill up on all the fruit and vegetables they wanted lost 23% more weight than people on a low-fat diet alone.

Breakfast (you must choose one daily; 400 calories each)

Lean Green Smoothie
In a blender, combine 1 1/2 cups 1% low-fat milk, 1 chopped frozen banana, 1 cup baby spinach, 2 tablespoons old-fashioned rolled oats, 1 tablespoon ground flaxseed,and 1 teaspoon honey. Blend until smooth, and enjoy.

BLT Egg Sandwich
In a skillet coated with cooking spray, cook 1 whole egg and 2 slices turkey bacon. Place on a whole-grain English muffin with2 Romaine lettuce leaves and 2 slices tomato; serve with an orange.

Lunch and Dinner (choose two daily; 400 calories each)

Soup and a Whole-Grain Roll
Heat 1 1/2 cups canned reduced-sodium butternut squash or lentil soup. Combine 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegarand 1 teaspoon olive oil. Dip 1 whole-grain roll in vinaigrette; serve with soup.

Chicken Cobb Salad
Toss 2 cups salad greens, 1/2 cup shredded carrots, 1/4 chopped peeled avocado, 1 sliced hard-cooked egg, 2 ounces baked or skinless rotisserie chicken, and 2 tablespoons balsamic vinaigrette.

Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tacos
Chop 1 small sweet potato into 1/2 -inch cubes. In a skillet coated with 1 teaspoon olive oil, sauté cubes, 1 minced garlic clove, and 1/4 teaspoon cumin for 15 minutes. Add 1/2 cup canned black beans, rinsed and drained; cook 5 more minutes. Fill 3 warm corn tortillas with bean-and-potato mixture, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro.

Chicken with Greek Potatoes
Preheat oven to 400°. Coat a baking sheet and 1 (3-ounce) chicken breast with cooking spray; bake 30 minutes or until done. Chop 1 small potato into 1-inch cubes; toss with 2 cups broccoli spears, 2 teaspoons olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste. Roast 30 minutes. Mix vegetables with 2 tablespoons crumbled feta cheese and 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar;serve with chicken.