Forget the fad diets and crazy weight loss gimmicks! Shed pounds the fast–but healthy–way with this 72-hour slim down meal plan.
The key to a quick slim-down is not to skip meals. Instead, the path to success is filled with whole, nutrient-rich foods that nourish your body without adding excess fat, calories, sodium, or refined sugar.
As you work your way through this weight loss meal plan, hydrate with plenty of plain water. H2O acts as a natural detoxifier, helping to flush excess waste from the digestive tract to help reduce bloating and make you feel slimmer. Drink at least one full glass of water before each meal or snack, and drink frequently throughout the day.
It’s also essential to avoid overly processed foods, which often contain ingredients that lead to excess fat and bloating. Processed snacks can be a trouble spot for many women. Many of these foods seem healthy, but often they contain ingredients that won’t help you slim down quickly. During your 72-hour slim down menu, plan and pack whole food snacks in advance so you’re not tempted to reach for the processed kind when hunger strikes.
Day One: 72-Hour Slim Down Meal Plan
Breakfast: Spinach & Mango Smoothie
Lunch: Lentil & Kale Soup
Dinner: Pan-Seared Salmon with Thai Vegetables
Snack Options: 1 banana with 12 walnut halves or raw almonds, or celery sticks with natural peanut butter
Day Two: 72-Hour Slim Down Meal Plan
Breakfast: Black Bean and Egg Southwest Toast
Lunch: Lentil & Kale Soup (leftover from day 1)
Dinner: Cleanse & Detox Superfood Salad
Snack Options: 1 serving of fruit (1 apple, pear, orange, banana, or peach) and 1/4 cup of raw nuts, or 1 apple with natural almond or peanut butter
Day Three: 72-Hour Slim Down Meal Plan
Breakfast: Cleanse & Detox Smoothie
Lunch: Mediterranean Quinoa Salad
Dinner: Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Snack Options: 1 apple and 12 raw almonds, or 1/2 cup raw vegetables (celery, carrots, radishes, bell peppers, or grape tomatoes) and 1/4 cup hummus (store-bought or homemade)
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