5 Day Slim Down Plan

This time last week I was having a blast at my post baby photoshoot (I promise to post some pics as soon as I get them) and for the past 7 days I’ve quite enjoyed kicking back and indulgencing in some treats and keeping my body out of the gym for 5 of those 7 days.

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But NOW it’s time to ditch the chocolate with my morning coffee, the wine with almost every meal and the cheese!! lol Honesty I think I ate four blocks of brie cheese and goat cheese over the past 7 days…love that creamy stuff with crackers, grapes and a glass of Malbec.

As much as I LOVE these treats and think it IS very important to enjoy your favorite foods in moderation, over the past two days my body has been feeling the impact of all that sugar, dairy and gluten, BIGTIME!!! My abs are gone, my stomach is bloated, I look like I’m 6mths pregnant again…lol I’m tired, crackly, irritable and struggling to find the energy to get through the day. It’s an awful feeling and I’m SO ready to get back to the gym and eating clean food again.

So today I started my 5 Day Slim Down Challenge!!!

It’s my sister’s bachelorette party on Saturday and Mike’s Birthday is on Sunday, so my goal is to feel great on these two very special days and give myself permission to enjoy some planned indulgences without the guilt.

Over the next 5 days my plan is to clean up my diet, to get rid of this tired and bloated feeling. I also plan to hit the gym everyday with a focus on high intensity interval based workouts.

So I decided to share my 5 Day Slim Down Diet Plan with you so you can follow along.

This is a quick, 5 day plan that is the perfect way to prepare for a special event, jump start your diet plan, slim down quickly or give your body a good old ‘detox’ if you’ve been slacking off. It is NOT a plan that I recommend you follow for more than 7-10 days.

Here are the diet guidelines:

RULE #1. Always start your day with 30oz of lemon water and commit to staying hydrated throughout the day by consuming at least 90oz of water (which includes the 30oz of lemon water). Make sure to measure it and write it down.

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 I stick a posted note on my kitchen counter at the start of the day and log my water throughout the day.

RULE #2. Eat 5 small meals per day consisting of mostly vegetables and raw food. Avoid red meat and limit poultry like chicken and turkey to once per day. Personally I will remove all meats from my diet for the next 5 days and opt for fish as my main protein source. I find that when I have too much meat in my diet I experience digestion issues, lots of bloated and gas.
Time your meals every 2-3 hours. Set your alarm if you have too. This habit is critical to maintaining your energy levels and keeping your body is a fat burning mode.

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I set my food alarms every monring on my phone. As a busy, working Mom this has been the #1 MOST Successful trick I’ve used to get my body back.

RULE #3: Cut out ‘starchy’ carbs (breads, pasta, rice, quinoa, potatoes, crackers, oatmeal, etc.)

RULE #4: Limit your sugar intake to one piece of fruit only as your mid-morning snack – no additives in food or in drinks. Keep your sugar intake as low as possible. Berries, kiwi, grapefruit, apple and oranges are the best choices.

RULE #5: Temporarily cut out dairy products from your diet.

Here is what my Meal Plan for the next 5 Days!!!

Tuesday – August 21st

Meal 1 – One whole egg, scrambles with 2 egg whites, and ½ cup chopped veggies (omnions, bell peppers, mushroom and spinach

Meal 2 – Grapefruit

Meal 3 –Baked Tilapia w/ 1 cup green beans

Meal 4 – Slim Down Smoothie (1 scoop vanilla protein, 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk, ½ cup water, ½ cup ice, 1 tbsp. almond butter and 1 tsp. cinnamon)

Meal 5 – Baked Trout with grilled asparagus

Wednesday – August 22nd

Meal 1 – One whole egg, scrambled with 2 egg whites and ½ cup chopped veggies (onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and spinach)

Meal 2 – Grapefruit

Meal 3 –4oz Baked Cod w/ 1 cup sautéed green beans

Meal 4 – Slim Down Smoothie (1 scoop vanilla protein, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ½ cup water, ½ cup ice, 1 tbsp. almond butter and 1 tsp. cinnamon)

Meal 5 – 4oz Baked Trout with grilled asparagus

Thursday – August 23rd

Meal 1 – One whole egg, scrambled with 2 egg whites, and ½ cup chopped veggies (onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and spinach)

Meal 2 – Grapefruit

Meal 3 –4oz Baked Trout w/ 1 cup sautéed green beans

Meal 4 – Slim Down Smoothie (1 scoop vanilla protein, 1/2 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk, ½ cup water, ½ cup ice, 1 tbsp. almond butter and 1 tsp. cinnamon)

Meal 5 – 4oz Baked Tilapia w/ sautéed sugar snap peas

Friday – August 24th

Meal 1 – One whole egg, scrambled w/ 2 egg whites, and ½ cup chopped veggies (onions, mushrooms and spinach – I cut out the bell peppers by the 4th day as sometimes they make me feel gassy and bloated)

Meal 2 – Grapefruit

Meal 3 –4oz Baked Cod w/ 1 cup sautéed green beans

Meal 4 – 1 cup chopped raw veggies (celery, and sliced cucumber), 10 walnut halves. Sometimes I find protein powder irritates my stomach too, so as I get closer to the ‘special day’ I will cut it out.

Meal 5 – 4oz Baked sole with sautéed spinach and a side mixed green salad tossed is lemon juice and olive oil.

Saturday – August 25th

Meal 1 – One whole egg, scrambled with 2 egg whites, and ½ cup chopped veggies (onions, mushrooms and spinach)

Meal 2 – Grapefruit

Meal 3 – 4oz baked Tilapia w/ 1 cup green beans

Meal 4 – 1 cup chopped raw veggies (celery, and sliced cucumber), 10 walnut halves

Meal 5 – 4oz Baked sole with sautéed spinach and side mixed green salad tossed is lemon juice and olive oil.

I will enjoy Meal 5 right before I head out to celebrate my sisters bachelorette!!

Note: For the last two days I also opt for white fish as I do find that oily fish like trout or salmon with irritate my stomach too. Remember this diet is focused on decreasing bloating and making you feel tighter and leaner in the waist, so you want to avoid foods that you know might make feel gassy and or bloated.

As for supplements I will take two ProGrade Krill Oil caps at night before bed and drink Post RX BCAA’s in my water during and after my workouts, and of course protein powder in my afternoon slim down smoothie for the first 3 days.

That’s it!!! My 5 Day Slim Down Challenge!

Give it a try!!! Post any questions you have below and be sure to share your success here on the blog.

Stay tuned as I’ll be sharing my workout plan with you tomorrow! icon smile 5 Day Slim Down Plan

xo

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