The No-Hunger, No-Hassle Diet
Piece together your perfect meal plan, and you’ll drop major pounds by summer-no deprivation necessary!
Imagine A Weight-Loss Program
with no counting required-no totting up of calories, grams, or points-just a virtually limitless lineup of delicious bites arranged to your linking. That’s the Bikini Body Plan, and its perfect cure for winter weight gain. Simply think of each meal as a jigsaw puzzle: Choose one piece from each of the five categories (at right), and you’re good to go. Best of all there are endless possibilities.
Not in the mood for chicken?
Just substitute that with another protein, like shrimp or lentils. Jonesing for pasta? Have it in place of quinoa. As long as you’re including one item from all five groups in each meal, you’re getting an ideal balance of good carbs, lean protein, and healthy fats, so you’ll feel nourished and energized-and ready to take on our. “Sexy by Summer” workout.
Here’s a sampling of what you can enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just remember to follow these rules on meal timing: Eat breakfast within an hour of waking up and space the remaining meals three to five hours apart. If you exercise in the morning, eat breakfast an hour before you begin. Now get munching and start losing!
- 1. Produce
Loaded with disease-fighting antioxidants and filling fiber, fruits and vegetables should always make up the largest portion of your plate. Think fruit for breakfast and snack, veggies with lunch and dinner.
- 2. Whole Grains
These are rich in fiber and slow-burning carbs, which help regulate blood sugar and insulin levels. The amount called for here will energise you and fuel your workouts while shrinking fat cells
- 3. Lean Protein
Essential for revving up your metabolism and building muscle mass, protein will keep you toned and strong as you slim down.
- 4. Plant-Based Fat
Fats from non-animal sources, like olives and nuts, are critical for weight control because they delay digestion, making you feel fuller longer. They also help absorb antioxidant and are key to heart health.
- 5. S.A.S.S
this easy-to-remember acronym stands for Slimming and Satiating Seasonings-extras like herbs, spices, and vinegar that provide flavor with little more sodium or sugar. They boost calorie burn and keep you feeling satisfied.