Thursday, April 11, 2013

Weight Loss Meal Plan For Emergency Fast Weight Loss

I put together an emergency weight loss meal plan that will do the trick when fast weight loss is your only option! All it takes is 24 hours of delicious food and you’ll be on your way. The article is actually my own story and this is how it went.

I need a miracle, I thought, as I was driving home after spending 2 amazing festive weeks with my family and friends. My super-tight, unbuttoned jeans, overflown by a recently acquired belly bulge were a constant reminder of my overindulgence in yummy foods, snacks and drinks over the holidays.

Normally, I would not stress about such weight gain as overtime I would return to my normal weight and shape. What worried me was my up-coming, important meeting. But I knew there was no way on earth I could fit into my perfect outfit I wanted to wear in such a short time. Fast weight loss short of miracle was the only way to go!

In my doom and gloom, and to further add insult to injury, I stopped at a variety store to pick up some comfort food. And that is where I saw it. A huge headline in big bold letters promising an emergency weight loss meal plan to blast off pounds and inches overnight! Of course I was skeptical, but I was desperate, I gave in, purchased the magazine ( Woman’s World magazine, January 3, 2011 issue) and headed for the nearest coffee shop.

As soon as I started to read the article a feeling of excitement enveloped me. This was the real thing! No pills, no potions, gimmicks and cleanses. This emergency one day diet was healthy, filling and readily available. Essentially, it was a fast weight loss meal plan based on carefully selected foods, eaten over a course of a day, that any one could adopt if fast weight loss was the goal.

I was willing to give it a try. My fridge was completely empty so I jotted a list of foods I needed to pick up to create this weight loss meal plan.

Low-fat Greek yogurt, mixed berries (fresh or frozen), raw unsalted almonds (or unsalted pistachios), a skinless, boneless chicken breast (or a can of no salt-added tuna), ingredients for a tossed salad (I opted for spinach, romaine lettuce, and iceberg lettuce, red pepper, tomato), eggs, baby carrots (or cherry tomatoes), salmon (preferably wild), sweet potato and lemon.I already had the recommended spices and condiments such as: cayenne, ground cumin, turmeric, ground ginger, olive oil, and vinegar.To drink, in addition to water (coffee was also allowed), green tea was suggested but not compulsory.
I started the weight loss meal plan the next day. As I really wanted to see if this will work, I weighed myself first thing in the morning. I put my jeans on, they were still very tight. After these preliminaries I started the diet. I followed the prescribed plan as suggested but I had to make a few variations. Our supermarket did not have a low-fat Greek yogurt. Instead, I used low-fat Balkan style yogurt. The salmon I bought was either farmed or wild; the temp sales person did not know.


* 1/2 cup of fat-free Balkan style yogurt* 1/2 cup of mixed berries with a pinch of ginger* 10oz. water, cup of green tea
Mid-morning Snack:

* 15 raw unsalted almonds* 10oz. water, cup of green tea

* 3 cups of tossed salad that included iceberg lettuce, spinach, romaine lettuce, half of a red pepper and half of a tomato* 3 ounces of broiled chicken without any seasoning* I opted for a plain oil and vinegar dressing with a hint of cayenne* 10 oz water, 1 cup of black coffee
Mid-afternoon Snack:

* one hard-boiled egg* 6 baby carrots* 10oz water, cup of green tea

* 4 oz. broiled salmon brushed with 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil, dill and lemon* 2 cups of steamed spinach with a pinch of coriander* 1/2 cup baked medium sweet potato* 10oz. water, cup of green tea
I had no other food after dinner. I did have have 2 additional glasses of water between dinner and the time I went to sleep. This was a deviation from the suggested diet.

Next morning I weighed myself. I lost 3.5 pounds! I was able to comfortably fit into my jeans and even button them up. Obviously, I also lost body inches. Subsequently, my meeting outfit fit like a glove. Based on what I read in the article, my weight loss was in the upper middle range as people reported losing 4 pounds of weight and up to 6 inches in body measurement.

So what exactly happened and how does this weight loss meal plan work? As you may have noticed no salt was added to any of the meals I prepared.The flavor was acquired with herbs. The lack of salt is the secret! Simply, as I reduced my salt intake I lost a lot of body fluid, hence the fast weight loss and the reduction in body measurements.

Essentially, any low sodium (salt) diet will help you get rid of extra body fluid you seem to retain. In this instance, the significantly large weight loss and the reduction of body measurements is due to the fact that the recommended foods in this one day quick weight loss diet are, according to research, low-sodium superfoods.

For me it was exciting to experience first hand that a quick weight loss is possible even with healthy and delicious foods. I do not believe in a fast weight loss as an option for permanent results. (If you do need to lose more than a few inches and pounds and if you want to lose weight permanently, watch the free video at permanent weight loss ). However, I do believe that in an emergency, a weight loss meal plan that helps you lose weight fast at the beginning of your weight loss journey, offers you a psychological and a motivational boost that is important for a weight loss success.

Go ahead and follow this weight loss meal plan as you have nothing to lose but your pounds and inches and it only takes 24 hours.