Monday, January 28, 2013

The Smoothie Jump Start Diet

Need to lose 5 to 10 pounds fast?

smoothie-diet


I have had friends, clients and relatives ask me how can they lose 5 to 10 pounds fast because they are attending an event or wanting to get photo ready.  I usually don't recommend this if you have a lot of weight to lose.  However,  if you need to jumpstart a weight loss program or lose 5 to 10 pounds for an important event, this program is for you.

You drink 2 smoothies a day along with one meal and two snacks. You can have your meal at lunchtime or at dinnertime, it is up to you. The length of the program is five to 10 days and that's it.  If you need to lose more weight, then a low caloric eating plan should be implemented.  You have to think of it as a lifestyle change by learning to incorporate more vegetables, fruits and leaner meats into your diet.
                                                             
I have provided a couple of smoothie recipes for you to check out and you can use low fat dairy, soy, rice or almond milk for your smoothie.  Try not to drink soy smoothies everyday because soy has a tendency to compromise thyroid functioning.  Remember everything in moderation.  Drink at least 6 to 8 glasses of water a day with this program because water gives you the sensation of being full.

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The smoothie jump start diet to lose 5 to 10 pounds

Breakfast
Smoothie
Glass of water

Mid-morning snack
Apple or pear
Glass of water

Lunch
Smoothie
Glass of water

Mid-afteroon snack
Veggie sticks with hummus or a low fat dip
Glass of water

Dinner sample 1
Meat: 3 to 4 ounces of chicken, fish, turkey, lean red meat or meat substitute
Vegetables: carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, greens any variety, spinach or a salad with vinaigrette dressing (2 tablespoons)
Starch: beans, brown rice, corn, whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, sweet potato
Glass of water
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Dinner sample 2
Soup and/or salad: no cream based soup unless you make your own low calorie soup(see my recipe)


smoothie-diet
  • Serving of cooked rice is a half of a cup(125 ml) 
  • Serving of cooked pasta is one cup(235 ml)
  • Serving of cooked beans is 1/2 cup(235 ml)
  • Serving of cooked corn is a half of a cup(125 ml)
Sample dinner


Eat slowly, take your time and if you are still hungry and/or you are lightheaded, eat 20 nuts(no more than that) or 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.  For those who have a nut allergy, try eating an ounce of cheese.

Remember if you can't make the smoothie at lunch, switch and have your smoothie at night.  If you are buying your smoothies make sure they are 300 calories or less. Try these two diet smoothie recipes, one is from the Delicious Dietitian and the other is from Cooking Light.

Spiced Berry Blast Smoothie   The Delicious Dietitian

Green Machine     Cooking Light


*Before starting a diet, please check with your doctor first. 

12 comments:

  1. My class reunion is coming up in a month and this is what I need to lose weight this year. Losing 20 pounds was one of my resolutions. Thanks for the program.

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  2. I can see how it could retrain your taste buds plus get you into eating more veggies. Sounds like a plan!

    Thanks for linking up at Motivation Monday! And, Happy Monday!

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    1. Barb I see you are giving away, a blender. I need it for making my smoothies, my blender is not powerful enough.

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  3. Nuts always help me feel full. Great idea!

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    1. Nuts are great as long as they don't become 40 instead of 20 LOL.

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  4. I love love love smoothies. What I really want to do is go back to the juicing I did for a few days.I'm going to have to try these recipes though!

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    1. Thanks L Conyers, and I am also trying to start to make them. I need a better blender.

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  5. I love smoothies...I need to start drinking them more. Its such a good alternative to a meal and you can get in your daily fix of fruits and veggies in an easy way!

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    1. I made the greens smoothie today for breakfast. I agree is excellent way to get in your greens or veggies

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  6. I think this diet is definitely do-able. I love smoothies and the dinner menu sounds really good.

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  7. I have lost 20 pounds since March and I would like to jump start my renewed effort to loose an additional 20 pounds. I think Have 2 nutritious smoothies a week for a few weeks would be ideal.

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  8. I make smoothies on occasion and juice a little more often. I love the smoothies though, I usually have them a bit sweeter then the juice I make and drink them like a desert. Love the blog.

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