DAY TWO PLAN
Either stir-fry or salads. Start the day with one baked or boiled potato to make up for loss of energy from Day One. Upto one teaspoon of olive oil can be used as salad dressing today.
This day starts off with a baked potato since all you have had the previous day is fruit which is easily digested. The potato ensures you have energy for the day as well as energy to continue to remain on the diet. The vegetables you will eat today are for fibre as well as nutrition. Baked potatoes are exceptionally healthy, low in calories and rich in fiber. Just make sure to avoid putting any butter of creamy toppings on it. You may however, sprinkle a little bit of salt or pepper for taste.
Vegetables have a moderate quantity of carbohydrates - but more importantly, they are rich in minerals and vitamins. The fibre activates your system for the detox process.
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Tips to make Day 2 successful:
Eat as many vegetables as you can today. You can also have the “Wonder Soup“. Because of the variety of flavors and textures that vegetables offer, this day should not be difficult. Vegetables can be steamed or lightly stir-fried.
An effective way to get the right balance of taste and nutrition is to use a lot of flavour enhancers to your stir-fry. In one teaspoon of oil add lots of garlic and finely chopped onions as well as parsley and shallots.
To this, add your choice of vegetables cut up into bite size pieces. Stir fry for 5-8 minutes stirring lightly. Add a few tablespoons of water if you find the vegetables sticking to the pot. The stir-fry is one of the joys of this diet.
After eating only fruit on Day 1, you will welcome the stir-fry - you might not even miss the rice/bread you have enjoyed before you started this 7-day diet!
Suggestions for Day 2:
Given that you can eat salads today, it can be quite a treat if you create a salad that is not only low in calories but also rich in nutrition. You want to consume a salad that is rich in fiber. Try to keep your salad calorie count below 700 calories and watch the dressing that you use on your salads. We tend to see salads as low calorie meal but calories can quickly add up if you don't control what you put in that salad. When choosing an item for base, opt for Spinach over lettuce. Spinach is a great healthy base for salads and come with many health benefits. Adding two bunches of spincah will give you ample fiber. Make sure to consume good amount of fiber in your dinner salad and stay away from the creamy dressings and choose oil and vinegar, instead.
Here is an example of a nutritious salad that is not only high in fiber but also below 700 calories:
Two bunches of Spinach - 156 Calories
3 pieces of Tofu - 138 Calories
8 garlic flavored Croutons - 35 calories
1 tbsp. Balsamic Vinaigrette - 25 Calories
2 tbsp. Olive Oil Vinaigrette - 60 Calories
1/4 Avocado - 80 Calories
1 Beet - 35 Calories
1 Bell Pepper - 31 Calories
1 Cup Cooked String Beans - 77 Calories
Total Calories for this salad: 637
Total Fiber: 27.2 g, 109%
There you go, a nice healthy salad high in fiber and a total of 637 Calories. Of course, you can customize your salads the best way you see fit but again monitor your calorie intake and make sure your salads are rich in fiber. Use our Salad Maker to create the perfect salads for your 7-day diet.