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The 48-Hour Weight-Loss Jump Start

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Day 2: Diet

Breakfast

Almond Toast with Blueberries (roughly 300 calories)

  • 2 slices of toasted whole wheat bread
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter
  • 1 cup of fresh blueberries

Spread almond butter on toast, and eat with side of blueberries. Not only is are blueberries low in calories, but they're also a good source of fiber and rich in vitamin C. Plus, the blue color comes from the antioxidant anthocyanin, which might protect against diseases such as Alzheimer's disease, cancer, and heart disease, says Blatner.

Lunch

Chopped Spinach Salad (roughly 400 calories)

  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1 large hard-boiled egg, chopped
  • 1 medium baked potato, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vinaigrette salad dressing
  • Add chopped ingredients to spinach and toss with dressing.

Forget iceberg or romaine lettuce. "Spinach is a leafy green, and these contain a powerful trio of antioxidants called ACE -- vitamins A, C, and E -- blood builders such as iron and vitamin K, and bone builders such as calcium and magnesium," says Blatner.

As far a salad ingredients go, eggs are good sources of protein that are still low in fat, which makes them great for building muscle while you lose weight. Having protein in every meal will help keep your metabolism up while your body burns off fat. And don't toss the yolk out of the hard-boiled egg, either; it's rich in vitamin D, which fights diseases like cancer and diabetes.

Snack

Celery with Sunflower Butter (roughly 100 calories)

  • 1 tablespoon sunflower butter
  • 2 medium celery stalks

Enjoy celery spread with sunflower butter, which has more vitamin E than peanut butter.

Dinner

Chicken Vegetable Stir-Fry with Brown Rice (roughly 400 calories)

  • 1/2 cup cooked brown rice
  • 3 ounces grilled chicken breast, diced
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1 cup mixed vegetables
  • Top chicken with almonds and cilantro. Eat with side of rice and mixed veggies.

As a whole grain, brown rice is very filling and easy to digest. Also, compared to dry whole grains like crackers, brown rice consists of mostly water so it'll make you feel full, says Blatner.

Next:  Day 2: Workout

 

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ms.grandmaster wrote:

I am 25 and My weight was 104kg. In a very short time i reached to 70kg by a unique method given by an indian author in his ebook at weightlossin1hour.com and that's a normal weight.

1/5/2014 01:05:50 AM Report Abuse
erickson.edith wrote:

Stephanierwiggins- are you able to walk or swim? Nutrition is huge in weight loss. In my case, exercise became so much easier when I lost the weight with nutrition.

12/26/2013 02:23:48 PM Report Abuse
Norlynda wrote:

I am like stephaniewiggins. I had both knees replaced so I also cannot get on my knees.

12/12/2013 01:11:34 PM Report Abuse
umawanchoo66601 wrote:

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9/4/2013 11:45:11 PM Report Abuse

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