Rotate what you’re eating throughout each week according to a simple plan carefully designed to induce precise physiological changes that will set your metabolism on fire.
Each Phase focuses on different whole, healthy foods to calm your adrenal glands, reduce stress on your liver, and feed your thyroid so it can produce the hormones T3 and T4, the superstars of a fast metabolism. You’ll reduce stress, too—and as a result, put the damper on the belly-fat hormone, cortisol. By keeping your metabolism guessing, you’ll get it working faster.
PHASE ONE (Monday-Tuesday): Lots of carbs and fruits
Diet type: high-glycaemic, moderate-protein, low-fat
For the first 2 days, your diet will consist mainly in CARBS (yes!!!!) basically grains and starch, proteins, and almost no fat.
Eat 3 carb-rich, moderate-protein, low-fat meals, and 2 fruit snacks. Eat 5 times a day, every 3-4 hours.
Recommended in this phase, physical cardio activities like running or spinning.
Food allowed example: fruits like apples and berries, vegetables, brown rice and sweet potatoes, meat and fish.
PHASE TWO (Wednesday-Thursday): Lots of proteins and veggies
Diet Type: high-protein, high-vegetable, low-carbohydrate, low-fat
In this phase you will basically eat just proteins, no carbs and no fats. Eat 3 high-protein, low-carb, low-fat meals, and 2 protein snacks. Eat 5 times a day, every 3-4 hours.
In this phase you should do some weights or kickboxing, muscular activity.
Food allowed example: green vegetables, deli meats, egg whites, salad greens.
PHASE THREE (Friday-Saturday-Sunday): All of the above, plus healthy fats and oils
Diet Type: high healthy-fat, moderate-carbohydrate, moderate-protein, low-glycaemic fruit
This is the best part of the plan, where you are able to eat carbohydrates, proteins and “good” fats.
Stretching exercising and yoga are highly recommended in this phase.
Food allowed example: fruits (berries and peaches), vegetables (almost all), grains, animal proteins and healthy fats (is basically phase 1 list but adding the healthy fats such as: avocado, nuts, seeds, coconut oil and hummus).
Repeat for four weeks, 28 days.
In all the phases, you’re avoiding foods that cause irritation or inflammation in the gastro-intestinal tract and can slow your bowels and create insulin resistance. The DON’T list for all 28 days):
no refined sugar
no dried fruit
no artificial sweeteners (yes to stevia)
no fat-free chemical diet products