Let me begin by stating that the healthiest way to lose weight is by both combining a balanced diet and following a balanced work out plan. I am not a nutritionist and no where am I claiming that this is the best way to lose weight. I taken nutrition courses, read multitude nutrition books, studied various diet plans, followed a variety of research labs concerning diets, and thus developed what I believe is the quickest, most-effective way to lose weight in a short period of time while eating healthy. This is a very challenging regimen to follow. Please ensure you are receiving the minimum required calories that your body needs (average of 2000 calories for women and average of 2500 calories for men) and that you intake all the necessary vitamins and minerals that your body requires.
Those that have the luxury of eating more frequent smaller meals will lose weight quicker. The reason why it is good to eat smaller, more frequent meals is your blood sugar does not spike as much as it does when you eat three larger meals. If possible, break down the number of meals that you have to 6 smaller ones. Unfortunately, I don’t have the time to do so. I will post up two different generic diet regimens that you can follow. The first is an easier version and the second is an extreme version. You’ll see that there is very little carbohydrate intake in these diet plans. I have nothing against carbohydrates, in fact, I love them. But the problem is that most people consume too much carbohydrates. Once you get down to your weight goal, I suggest you slowly incorporate healthy carbs (low glycemic index, GI) back into your diet. If you don’t know what low glycemic index carbohydrates are, please view my post.
My Diet consists of 3 meals and 2 snacks. I would suggest before you follow my diet, you slowly phase out carbohydrates. You can eat any and all vegetables (and eat to your hearts desire). The biggest things to avoid are the starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice, bread, etc.
- 2 Boiled Eggs
- Vegetables (Green Bell Peppers, Red Bell Peppers, Yellow Bell Peppers, Orange Bell Peppers, Romaine Lettuce, Cabbage)
- 1 Tomato
- One Handful of Raw Almonds
- 1 Medium Chicken Breast
- Salad (No Dressing, Iceberg Lettuce, Carrots, Celery, Radish)
Snack (Post Workout)
- Protein Shake
- One Half Handful of Raw Mixed Nuts (Peanuts, Walnuts, etc.)
- Vegetables (Broccoli, Carrots, Onions, etc.)
- Avoid eating too much salt
- Drink plenty of water
- Eat LOTS of fiber and/or fibrous foods
- You can substitute different meats and try to vary what you eat daily.