May 01 2011

Best Diet in the Universe Day 5: Quicker Weight Loss! Graehm Gray

Hello my fans. Welcome to another day in the life of a dieter. Do you have more pounds to lose? That’s okay! You are in the right place and on the right track. Today’s plan is part of the “quick weight loss” plan that is incorporated in the Best Diet in the Universe series. There will be less food today. Yes, less than the previous four days. Today, less is better than more! This will help trigger more fat burning and more calorie loss. If you are on the Best Diet in the Universe plan, you are eating nuts (if you are not allergic), fresh fruits and berries. You are eating less carbohydrates and this is boosting your fat burning. And today, you will eat even less! I know I just said that, but I want to emphasize the “less factor”. Many of you have written in that there is too much food on this plan. You are correct. There are extreme diet plans and less extreme. My plan will allow your body to adjust to the lower amounts of calories and changes in the composition without dramatically affecting your mood or hunger center. But today we will push you a bit! Remember today less is more.

Le Tour de Diet!!! Alez silvous plait. On to Day 5.

Bon Jour! So we have reached day number five of Le Tour de Diet! Okay-first the rules-there will be no spot urine checks. Second-there will be no yellow jersey if you win this stage, and finally there will be only one winner-YOU!!!!
So let’s get started-Gentlemen and ladies, start your appetites:

Breakfast: today will be a leaner day for food than the previous days- this will help to detoxify your system and allow proper weight balance and loss. So for breakfast today-start with a half of a grapefruit with a sprinkle of cinnamon*, followed by four tea spoons of a low fat yogurt without preservatives (flavor is up to you). Add to the yogurt a teaspoon of wheat germ, 1/2 teaspoon of flax meal (ground up flax seeds), three blueberries and three raspberries and one prune. Coffee or tea and an 8 ounce glass of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 150.

Mid morning snack: one handful of roasted and unsalted almonds or cashews with a cup of iced or hot green tea and a 6 ounce glass of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 50.

Lunch: Again, we go light–one can of tuna mixed with a half teaspoon of canola oil mayonnaise. Add a small iceberg (or Romaine) lettuce salad with peppers, onions, cucumbers, tomatoes with a very light oil and vinegar dressing. Add a few crunchy walnuts and dried cranberries to the salad. Add coffee or tea and two 6 ounce glasses of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 150.

Mid afternoon snack: 1/2 grapefruit (can sprinkle on cinnamon if you want) with one handful of roasted and unsalted almonds. Green tea and a 6 ounce glass of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 50.

Dinner: Yes, light again–grilled salmon (2 inch thick: 2inches wide and 6 inches long): squeeze on lemon and cover with olive oil and garlic and a sprinkle coating of parmesan cheese. Grill to your liking (I prefer well done). Add steamed broccoli with light coating of lemon, garlic, olive oil and parmesan cheese and a small iceberg ( or Romaine) lettuce salad with cucumbers, peppers, onions, tomatoes carrots, and a “dip and taste” dressing of your choice. Go light on the salad dressing. Finish off with decaf coffee or decaf green tea and 2 6 ounce glasses of water with lemon. Oh, by the way, NO BREAD, POTATO or PASTA tonight! Calorie goal: 350.

Dessert: after a thirty minute walk around- you may have 3 thin-1/4 inches thick and 6 inches long- slices of cantaloupe sprinkled with lemon and cinnamon and 2 slices (same dimensions) of pineapple. Add two- 6 ounce glasses of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 100.

Late snack: 1/2 of a grapefruit sprinkled with cinnamon and lemon. Add a handful of roasted and unsalted cashews. Add one 6 ounce glass of water with lemon. Calorie goal: 50.

Substitutions: Not a fish eater- you can substitute a similar size piece of free range chicken, turkey, lean pork, beef, or tofu. Preferably grilled or can be baked, broiled, or boiled but not fried!

Exercise of the day: Exercise of the day: 25 sit-ups, 100 jumping jacks, air boxing or dancing across a room for six-3 minute periods (yes that’s 19 minutes of total activity for those of you that are counting). That means continuous movement for three minutes, with a one minute break in between, for six periods (or six 3+ minute songs). Look in a mirror and do it. It’s a great aerobic work out!!!

Hurray, you made it!! Congratulations-day number five! This was a light food day. A day to help your body increase its fat elimination. It will also help your stomach shrink so your appetite will shrink as well. You will start to feel full very quickly. Nuts are a great help to make you feel full.

Okay, I am still hungry-what do I do?

Best Diet in the Universe- I am still hungry snack #1: have another 1/2 of a grapefruit sprinkled with cinnamon and lemon, a handful of walnuts and a 6 ounce glass of water with lemon. You can substitute unsalted and roasted cashews or peanuts for the walnuts. You can add coffee or tea. Calorie goal: 75.

Best Diet in the Universe- I am still hungry snack tip # 2: have two slices of low fat cheddar or Farmers cheese, with a handful of roasted and unsalted cashews, and a ¼ of an apple. Add a 6 ounce glass of water with lemon, coffee or tea. Calorie goal 75.

Hopefully by now, you are eating less and your body will start to recognize the cutback in calories and fats resulting in weight loss. By adding good proteins, fats and carbs into your diet, your body is becoming healthier. And isn’t that what it’s all about!

Keep up the great work. Send me your questions and comments to talk@nerdel.com. Stay tuned for more of the Best Diet in the Universe series!

My friends, stay fit and healthy the Nerdel Way.

Links:

A. Check out the Best Diet in the Universe series at www.nerdel.com/blog
B. Whats so good about cinnamon? Check out Best Diet in the Universe Day 4.

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