Baked potatoes (yes — white potatoes!) are an excellent source of potassium, which can help beat bloat and counterbalance sodium. Since they’ve got filling fiber, spuds also help you stay fuller, longer. Avoid the deeper-fryer, though. Potatoes are a nutrient-dense food as long as they’re not served the French-fry way.
On the third day, your body would have almost adjusted to the new diet. After a day of eating just vegetables, fruits will bring a welcome break. It will also combine the benefits of both fruits and vegetables, and provide you with high fiber, nutrient, and protein.
Get on with the Mediterranean diet and include some seaweed or Kelp into your meals. Prized for its high levels of iodine, kelp helps to create the thyroid hormones in your body. These regulate your metabolic rate – the rate in which your body burns fat. It also contains several minerals which have been found to assist the breakdown of belly fat and relieve water retention. Seek it out in supermarkets or pick up from health food stores in a supplement form.
Although many fad diets that create rapid weight loss have come and gone over the years, it is encouraging to note that the apple cider vinegar diet leads to gradual weight loss. It would be nice if we could shed pounds quickly and never see them again, but experience has shown that weight that leaves easily comes back easily.
Since your BMR/TDEE won’t change very much over time, I just use a google spreadsheet with the formulas to calculate it (use Mike’s multipliers, not the ones on the internet which are too high). Then MyFitnessPal to log meals and keep track of macro goals. I think it’s a pretty efficient combination. It’s hard to beat MFP’s huge food database.
The caffeine in coffee & green tea increases your fat burning metabolism, it also forces your body to burn more fat and it curbs your appetite so that’ll offset the minor amount of calories you may get from coffee & green tea.
Make a list of foods you’d like to eat every day and head over to CalorieKing to learn their macronutrient profiles. Many people like to use Excel for this, listing the foods and their protein, carbohydrate, fat, and calorie numbers in side-by-side columns.
Barbecue chicken: Grill or roast 3 oz chicken and top with 2 Tbsp barbecue sauce. Serve with 1 slice garlic sourdough toast, spread with1 tsp olive oil and garlic, and colorful coleslaw (mix 1 c shredded red and green cabbage and carrots with 1 Tbsp regular coleslaw dressing or 2 Tbsp reduced-fat dressing).
8:00 am (as soon as you wake up) – 2 glasses of tulsi leave water ( soak 5 tulsi leaves in 2 glasses of water. Strain out the leaves and drink the water.) 5 soaked almonds with the skin. 1 kali mirch.
DINNER: Beef and spinach lasagne. Summer salad (1/2 cup torn lettuce, 1/4 cup each of sliced mushrooms, red capsicum and cucumber, 5 olives, 1 tsp olive oil, 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar and 1/2 tsp honey wholegrain mustard).