10 Day Diet Plan – Does it Work?

10-day-diet-planIf you’ve been dieting steadily for a while and not seeing the results you expected to see, then it might be time to switch things up a little bit. Everyone reaches plateaus now and then, that’s just the way it goes with weight loss. Here are some ideas on a new ten day diet plan that just might get things jump started for you again.

You won’t need a lot of expensive equipment only a treadmill or one flight of stairs. You will also need access to lots of clean drinking water and fresh vegetables and fruit. You’ll also want to stock up on foods that are low in fat and high in protein.

Before you begin your diet plan, purchase a small notebook where you can keep track of the different foods you’ve eaten on a daily basis for a ten day period. This will be an important piece of history to have when you reach the end of your ten days.

This diet plan begins with simple and easy to do exercise. Start each morning off with a brisk, fifteen minute walk. If you can get your arms involved, even better. That will give you the cardiovascular exercise you need and that will help burn fat. Always take the stairs whenever you are given the choice between going up the stairs or taking an elevator. Stair climbing is another quick and easy way to get some cardiovascular exercise during the day. Most doctors recommend that you walk a minimum of 10,000 steps a day if you want to lose some weight. To keep track of the number of steps you are taking, you can purchase an inexpensive pedometer. They cost about $20.00 and can be found in almost any fitness store or drug store. Sometimes they need to be calibrated so they can properly measure your stride but this is easy to do if you have a tape measure. Follow the directions that come with your pedometer. Easier alternative would be downloading an app on your smartphone.

10-day-diet-plan-for-flat-bellyDrink as much water as possible throughout your day. Keep a glass of water at your desk, if possible. Have a glass of water with each and every meal you eat. Drinking water will give you many advantages when it comes to weight loss.

Be sure you get a full eight hours of sleep each night. To get yourself in the proper frame of mind for sleeping, turn off all your electrical gadgets one hour before you plan to go to sleep. Drink a nice cup of warm milk about ½ hour before you plan to go to bed. Do not read anything too stimulating while you are in bed before you want to go to sleep. That means, no murder mysteries, unless you KNOW you can figure out who did it well in advance! Do not try to go to sleep for at least three hours after your last big meal. Sleeping on a full stomach can give you nightmares which will disrupt your sleep.

On Day 1 of the 10 day diet plan, only eat fresh fruit. Try to eat fruits that are rich in antioxidants such as lemons and oranges. Fresh fruit contains a great deal of water, contain no fat and have very low carbohydrates. You can make smoothies from your fresh fruit with a little bit of crushed ice and some milk or soy milk.

On Days 2 and 3, you can introduce some fresh vegetables into your diet. Some of the best fresh vegetables to use are things like spinach, broccoli, mushrooms and eggplant. If you are able to eat these raw, so much the better for both you and your diet.

On Days 4 and 5, you can begin to add some milk. Drink or eat milk twice day. Have some in the morning with your breakfast and then again at dinner time. Cooking steel-cut oats into oatmeal is an excellent and tasty way to also get protein into your diet easily and painlessly. Eating oatmeal for breakfast is a very good way to help yourself lose weight.

On Days 6 and 7 you can add some low fat or no fat yogurt. For protein you can also add some eggs cooked in anyway you choose other than fried and some cooked beans. It would be a good idea to supplement your diet at this point with some omega-3 fish oil at this time. Begin taking one capsule per day on Day 7.

On Days 8 and 9, begin to add some healthy, low sodium vegetable soup. Be careful with the sodium counts especially in processed soup as it can be quite high.

On Day 10, look back over your diet sheets to see if you have accomplished all the goals set out in this document. If you have not, be sure to incorporate what you missed if you decide to repeat the 10 day diet plan again.

The most beautiful thing about this easy to follow diet plan is that it can be repeated over and over again. Following it religiously will not pose any threat to your health or put you in any kind of jeopardy because you are not restricting yourself from any of the food groups for any prolonged periods of time. Because it requires minimal to no fancy exercise equipment, it is also a very wallet-friendly diet to follow. All you need is the money to purchase fresh fruits and vegetables.

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