Friday, March 18, 2011


In a previous post, i mentioned about the website:

if you haven't already checked it out yet, please do so! there's a really big list where you get to check which ones are your field of interest and when you click "stumble", it takes you to a website that is suited for your interest. it's a great way to pass the time.

anyway, as i was on it, it led me to a of my filed of interest is health if you haven't noticed. the diet that popped up on my screen looked amazing, simple, and a lot of other things, but most importantly it was do-able. that's what caught my most attention. there were not complicated things on the list and i was familiar with pretty much everything. i googled it and it took me to the site where it was posted and a lot of celebs do this diet, especially when they want to loose weight within a week or so. it says that you can loose up to 2 kg within 4 days!!!! i don't know how possible that is though? i'm on my 5th day and..well, to be totally honest i'm not eating the things i want to eat so i'm getting pretty cranky. i don't know how much weight i've lost since i don't own a scale, and i don't want to either. the diet changes every 4 days which boosts your metabolism which is really important. i'm planning on having a free day every 8 days or so.

today morning when i went to the market, i started craving hot dogs and thanks to a dear friend of mine i can't get snickers off my mind!

i know as you're reading this you're dying to know what the diet is :p

here you go..

Stage 1 - Pretox

For four days, eat all of the following throughout the day, in any order or combination, front-loading where possible (meaning you eat more in the morning than in the evening).

2 cups coffee (1 tsp milk per cup) or green tea
2 scrambled eggs or 1 small pot of fat-free yoghurt
3 servings of fruit (one serving, for example, could be one whole apple, banana or pear, or 1/2 cup berries)
3 cups green garden salad with 3 tbsp low-fat dressing
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 cups leafy green vegetables (cooked or raw)
1 cup freshly squeezed fruit juice

Stage 2 - Transition
This is easier than the Pretox and reintroduces other foods to kickstart your metabolism. As in Diet 1, eat all of the following (in any order or combination) every day for four days.

2 cups coffee (1 tsp milk per cup)
1 palm-sized serving of fish, chicken or turkey (without skin)
1 cup cooked beans (chickpeas, lentils, broad beans or edamame)
2 cups green salad with 3 tbsp low-fat dressing
1 cup raw or cooked carrots
1 cup sliced cucumber with low-fat dressing
1 cup berries
1 apple
1 pear
1 diet drink (Diet Coke, for example)
2 snacks (see below)

Stage 3 - Protein
This is very low on carbs, so you'll probably lose even more weight during these four days.

2 cups coffee (with milk)
2 scrambled eggs
4 slices turkey
2 servings fruit
1 cup raw vegetables (for example, carrots, celery, capsicum)
1 sandwich (made with turkey, chicken or tuna), wholegrain bread and 1 tbsp low-fat mayo
1 cup beans
1 cup cooked brown rice
2 servings cooked vegetables

Stage 4 - Smooth
This is our favourite module - you get to eat pizza! Follow this for four days.

2 cups coffee (with milk)
2 scrambled eggs or 1 cup cereal (muesli, wholegrain shredded wheat or Special K) with low-fat or soy milk
1 slice wholemeal toast with butter
1 cup berries
2 cups green salad with 3 tbsp low-fat dressing
2 medium slices of pizza (no bacon/ sausage/pepperoni toppings) or a small takeaway burger with small fries
1 cup beans
1 snack
2 servings cooked or raw egg

Stage 5 - Push
Here's where it gets tough again. Smith likens this to running a marathon - with the finish line in sight! Here's the final four-day program:

2 cups coffee (with milk)
1 cup cereal with low-fat milk
Unlimited grapes
Unlimited carrots
1 serving fish, chicken or turkey
2 cups green salad
1 fruit smoothie (if shop-bought, look for one with 850kJ or less)
2 snacks (see list below)
2 servings cooked or raw vegetables

Snacks list

2 oatcakes topped with a light spread of peanut butter
4 marshmallows 1/2 bagel with light cream cheese
1 small baked sweet potato with 2 tbsp low-fat sour cream
2 cups plain popcorn
1/2 turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread with 1 tsp low-fat mayo

let me know if you're going to try it out :)

good luck

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