Optimum health is achieved by losing weight enabled by following a balanced food plan.
This 7 day fruit and vegetable diet is designed to help you lose between 5-11 pounds in 7 days* as well as undergo a full body detox which optimizes the functioning of the body. The objective of this diet is to give you a head start with your weight loss mission. As they say, easy come easy go but with this diet the weight could come back as easy as it left your body if you don't put in the effort to maintain the weight loss using proper diet and healthy eating habits.
The overall plan for the week is a balanced one with food choices including carbohydrates, high protein, minimal fats, fiber, essential vitamins and minerals spread out during the week.
Additionally, most foods you consume during this 7 day period will have a lower Glycemic Index, which means they convert to sugar in your blood a lot slower than foods with high Glycemic Index which causes the blood levels to spike with sugar and accumulate more fat and prompt the body to crave more sugar-laden foods.
This diet also requires you to drink 8-10 glasses of water each day to enable the detox process.
Each food category will be consumed on a different day enabling the body to tap into the reserves of fat and energy as well as assist in flushing out impurities and built up toxins.
The effectiveness of this 7 day diet is that foods eaten will burn more calories than they give to the body in caloric value. This plan can be done once a month to ensure steady and balanced weight loss.
This diet is rich in fibre. Most fibre-rich foods are low in fat, which makes them a great choice for a healthy heart. But they’re also packed with vitamins, minerals and naturally occurring plant chemicals called phytochemicals. When it comes to heart disease prevention – and other conditions such as cancer – it appears to be this whole package of fibre and nutrients that’s important. Indeed, there’s good evidence that eating a high fibre diet with a high quantity of vegetables can help to prevent heart disease. Furthermore, a particular type of fibre called soluble fibre may also help to lower blood cholesterol levels.
This type of fibre is found in some fruits, vegetables, oats, barley and pulses such as beans, lentils and peas – all low-fat foods that are also a great choice if you’re also trying to lose weight. In particular, soluble fibre is thought to bind with cholesterol and prevent it from being reabsorbed into the bloodstream. This lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood, therefore reducing the risk of heart disease. Soluble fibre also forms a gel in the intestine, which is thought to slow down the digestion and absorption of carbohydrates. This helps to keep blood sugar levels steady, preventing cravings that leave many of us reaching for sugary snacks that are also often combined with fat – like cookies, chocolates, doughnuts etc.
This diet includes high quantities of fresh fruits and vegetables which are excellent sources of fibre. Most fruits and vegetables are low in fat and high in fibre and are also packed with antioxidants, which help to protect against heart disease. Antioxidant vitamins such as beta-carotene and vitamins C and E work their magic by absorbing harmful free radicals, which can cause oxidation of LDL (bad) cholesterol – a problem that can potentially speed up the process of the narrowing of arteries.
In addition, many fruits and vegetables are also good sources of naturally occurring plant chemicals such as flavonoids, which act as powerful antioxidants. Health experts recommend eating five servings of different fruits and vegetables each day – and the more colors you go for, the greater the variety of nutrients you’ll get.
* This diet may not be suitable for everyone and results may vary. Please consult your doctor for advice before you begin this diet.