The key to a low-carb diet plan is restricting the intake of carbohydrates and consuming food that is high in fibers, protein, and fat. Carbohydrates cannot be stored and provide instant energy; however, the excess of carbohydrates are a waste. While proteins maintain the muscle cells, fats release energy for the cellular functions and fibers provide strength to hold the muscle cells in shape and act as roughage to eliminate unwanted food from the body. Here is a simple low-carb diet plan that, if followed religiously, will help you lose at-least 10 pounds in seven days.
The first day of your diet plan is the most difficult day as you will have to work additionally on beating your Monday morning blues. But once you kick-start and stay firm until mid-week, then you will be through with your diet plan like a breeze.
You can eat melons, apples, papaya, oranges, etc. You can eat only fruits but in unlimited quantities. But do avoid mangoes and bananas as they contain a slightly higher amount of starch. If you are thirsty, you can have fruit juices without any additional sweeteners or sugars.
You can eat vegetables raw or eat them boiled or baked; these need to be consumed without any added salts. Try to add more greens and sprouts in your meal as they contain more fibers. However, avoid eating tuberous vegetables like potatoes and legumes like beans. You can also make some veggie soups for yourself.
You can have an omelet without the yellow with a glass of milk or a fruit smoothie for breakfast, beef, lamb, pork, or fish for lunch and steak with veggies for dinner.
You can replace rice with millets and replace hydrogenated oils/trans-fats with coconut oil, butter or olive oil.
If it’s a weekend, then don’t stop yourself from being treated with a good party. You can have a serving of red wine instead of hard or a fizzy drink and eat zucchini noodles instead of pasta.
Avoid sweets, confectionary, sugary treats, baked products like cakes, biscuits, or pastries; all of these are incredibly high in sugar.
Keep a handful of almonds or walnuts in your pockets so that you can snack on them whenever you get your cravings to eat something. Say no to fries, chips, burgers, etc.
Above all, drink a lot of water (typically 2.5 to 3 liters). This is the key to keeping yourself detoxed throughout the week.