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Lose 10 Pounds in a Week: Day Five

Updated on October 14, 2015
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Haris is a registered dietitian and health blogger providing clinical counseling. He writes under name of Bilaras on health blogs.

You have reached day five, which means you are more than halfway to your goal! Some of you may feel as if you have lost weight (don't forget to keep that scale in the closet until day seven). Do keep in mind that weight-loss varies from person to person. The first four or five days of any weight loss plan can be quite tough and sometimes discouraging. Take note of how much better you feel because you are eating well!

Be sure to eat at least five apples today.
Be sure to eat at least five apples today.

Day Five Menu

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
One grapefruit.
One small bowl of boiled rice.
One bowl soup from Day Four recipe.
One apple.
One bowl of salad from Day Two or Day Three.
One apple.
One orange.
1/2 glass skimmed milk.
Two tomatoes.
Two tomatoes.
Two tomatoes.
 
Do not eat cherry tomatoes today. Find some medium-sized organic tomatoes.
Do not eat cherry tomatoes today. Find some medium-sized organic tomatoes.

Tomatoes are a key part of today's menu. Make sure you eat six of them, either all at one time or separately during different meals. Do not use cherry tomatoes. Choose six medium-sized, organic tomatoes. You can add salt and pepper for flavour. Do not use preserved tomatoes from a tin.

As for the other fruits on today's menu, use fresh only. Change according to what is in season and do try to find fresh citrus.

If you eat the salad or soup, make a fresh batch for today.

If You Don't Like Tomatoes

It is perfectly alright to blend them up and drink them. Add lemon juice, salt, and pepper for flavor.

Day Five Beverages

Drink 1/2 glass of skimmed milk today.
Drink 1/2 glass of skimmed milk today.
• In addition to at least 12 glasses of water and 1/2 glass of skimmed milk, you may drink:
• Green tea.
• Weight-loss drink (recipe below).
• Coffee (black or with skimmed milk).

Weight-Loss Drink

Mix two tablespoons of honey into a glass of warm water. Add three tablespoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice. Mix well and drink before breakfast every day this week.

Eat Small Meals Often to Avoid Over-Eating

Organize a scheduled meal plan so that you won't go hungry. When we get very hungry, we are more likely to over-eat and cave into junk food and cravings. That destroys the hard work of the day or even the week!

  • Eat a small meal every 3-5 hours to keep your appetite under control. This is especially important at the beginning of a diet, when we struggle with giving up many of our favourite foods.
  • Exercise portion control. This is a big part of managing a routine of meals every 3-4 hours. Spreading out calorie intake is easier when we keep our portion sizes moderate.

Tips for Success From Readers

Some answers to past questions about the Seven Day Diet.
• When you are eating something, try to chew your food more and eat as slowly as you can. No need to rush through your food.
• Always buy fresh fruits and vegetables from a local market. Do not stock up for the week. Get a fresh supply every two or three days.

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      Roxy 2 weeks ago

      Currently on day 5. feeling pretty great. couldn't eat all the mentioned food though.

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      Brittni Page 3 months ago

      I'm at day 5 and am currently doubled over in pain, not sure what's going on.

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      Stuart kilbride 3 months ago

      Day five doing the portion are large. Breakfast was huge I could not eat it all. Lunch is al big. I am not weighing myself until after day 7 but I feel I am putting weight on looking at the size of the portion.

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      Dianne 3 months ago

      I'm on day 2 of this diet. haven't weighed myself yet - but woke up feeling refreshed and light. I'm confident that i can reach my goal. fingers crossed ;) :)

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      Rayne 3 months ago

      i'm on day 5, lost 6lb so far.

      no exercise but not pigging out either, i cheat biscuit everyday

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      Laura 4 months ago

      I cheated a little on day4. Should I repeat it ?

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      Ashima1 4 months ago

      This has been a little challenging! But I am sticking with it:-) Today is the first day that I have energy! I'm looking forward to stepping on that scale in two more days!

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      Tena 6 months ago

      Can I add potato and some shrimp to the diet soup ???

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      Norah 6 months ago

      Hi.. I am at the end of day three, I measured today morning and lost nothing! but I will go on with this diet no matter what.

      I didn't do any exercise because I am studying, and I've never drink The Diet Drink (honey and lemon) .. but I don't feel it is really effect(:

      I hope I will end with good results.

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      Shanelley Spanelley 7 months ago

      Im super excited. Currently on day 5 !

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      Twinsplus1 8 months ago

      Is anyone currently trying the diet? These posts are 4 yrs old

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      Janna 8 months ago

      I am allergic to milk. What can I substitute for the milk?

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      Naina1988 8 months ago

      I did everything right but only forgot my half glass of milk in the day is that ok ????

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      Mia 9 months ago

      I'm on day 5. Should I eat a bowl of salad as well as rice and tamatoes? This diet is amazing. Thank you

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      Nicole Reid 9 months ago

      I hate tomatoes..what can I replace it with instead

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      Edward Harris MSc 11 months ago from Earth

      @Venus plain white rice any brand.

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      Venus 11 months ago

      Is there a specific type of rice that we have to eat or can it be fried? rice pilaf from a box? or just white rice? Thank you!

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      Edward Harris MSc 11 months ago from Earth

      @Mariamara you should carry on with balanced diet and workout routine. Small meal sizes, no snacking in between and considerable intervals between meal.

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      Mariamara 11 months ago

      Once I finish with this diet what kind of diet can I carry on with to keep my weight off

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      Shontelle 12 months ago

      on day 4 and have lost nearly 3 kgs. which is 6.6 pounds. feeling so much more energy. It has changed everything, i work out at the gym regularly and since the food has changed i have been able to exercise more than usual for longer too. thank you for this. God bless.

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      Liz 13 months ago

      @Bilaras please could u tell me what size 1 glass of water is in volume? Also is sparkling water ok? Thanks x

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      Karen 13 months ago

      Is it okay if I replace skimmed milk to goat milk?

      Thanks for the advice.

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      Eileen Schroder 13 months ago

      What can I eat instead of tomatoes?

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      neda 14 months ago

      Bananas allowed only on day 4?

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      Amy 14 months ago

      I'm on day 5 and I ate one cookie and two bites of pasta, how will that affect my results? Everything else I've been perfect at!

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      Ana 14 months ago

      What is the portion of rice for day 5 equivalent in cups? "A small bowl" isnt very specific...

      Also if I decide to eat the day 2 salad with it, I have to add the two extra tomatoes or Can I have the two tomatoes as a mid day snack?

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      Oluwatobi 15 months ago

      Wow!!! Day 5. Got out the shower and decided to stop because I was exhausted from activities in the sun for the day. Got on the scale and couldn't believe my eyes....

      Day 5 and I already lost 10lbs. I'm active but I'm still quite surprised. It works... I just may continue for the seven days but one things for sure. Il start again on Sunday.

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      lOVE THIS DIET 16 months ago

      Is it okay to add some vinegar in the salad?

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      Ashly Rivera 16 months ago

      Hi. I was wondering if I can cook the tomatos? Maybe boil or grill them, I just cant stand the taste of raw tomatos. Please help

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      so loving it 16 months ago

      Can u just drain all the juice from the grapefruit and drink it fast, so u only get 1 gross taste?? Instead of eating it slice by slice???

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      Roubi 17 months ago

      Hi ! Just give birth 7 months ago, I did this diet starting from last week the 13 June , for he 7 days and lost 8.6 lbs!! I feel great! I stoped for 4days and start again , I am at day 2 for my second week! And I have lost in total 13 lbs so far...:) I would like to know plz...

      If I want to continue this diet, because cause I need more pounds off like a good 30 pounds , but I would like to have a cheat day, what day should or can I eliminate?! To replace for cheat day? I know I shouldn't but for a long term I need to know that only one day I could eat what I want!!!:) it will give me more motivation!! Thank you soooo much!!!

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      joyce 17 months ago

      can u tell alternatives for grapefruit and oranges? since they arent available in my area these days. And can i add boiled vegetables to my boiled rice, instead of salad.can i add potatoes,capsicum n peas?

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      Jane 17 months ago

      Shall i add suger for Milk/tomota juice ?

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      Edward Harris MSc 17 months ago from Earth

      @Reece wait for day 7 any weight changes are normal.

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      Reece 17 months ago

      Was weighing my every day and was doing well.

      Then weighed myself after Day 4 and put on 1lb just from that day.

      Soul destroying after losing 7lb in the first 3 days.

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      Angel 17 months ago

      @Bilaras: Can I eat watermelon on day 5? please respond today because I'm on day 4 at the moment. Thank you :)

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      San 18 months ago

      Why should we eat five apples?

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      Jess 18 months ago

      I am doing this as a cleanse with the hopes of losing a couple vanity pounds. My normal life consists of mostly plant eating with a little clean eating (quality animal products) thrown in and some treats now and then. I am at the gym 5-6 days a week. I am 5' 7" and 135 pounds (pre cleanse). I am strong and healthy. I have been craving fat like crazy (it is day 5). I put avocado in a strawberry smoothie on day 3 and it was like heaven. My typical breakfast is a healthy smoothie. Lunch is a large salad. I am dying for my old breakfasts and can barely gag a vegetable down right now despite the fact that there are very few vegetables I don't typically eat. Just a little insight into how this is working for someone for those of you who read the comments.

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      Martha 18 months ago

      Can we add mushrooms in with the salads and soups?

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      Ashley 18 months ago

      Hi there. For day 5 can I substitute tomatoes for something different that would produce the same result in the end. I hate tomatoes and would probably puke if I eat them any way but in a soup. I will try to grill them but would love another option that would work. Thanks Ashley

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      Loopy 18 months ago

      Day 2 I weighed myself and had already lost 4lb. I said I wouldn't weight myself again but I just have and have gained 2lb. I have followed this diet to the letter and am so gutted. :(

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      Nseem 19 months ago

      I love this diet ,I'm in day 5 i can not have my meal complete ,its alot .is it affect on my diet result or i'm safe ?

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      Edward Harris MSc 20 months ago from Earth

      @Teressa yes make a tomato salad ( cucumber, lettuce etc etc )

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      Teressa 20 months ago

      I'm on day 5 and feel great but tried to choke down blended tomatoes yuk!! Almost puked. Seasoning doesn't work either.. I just can't get them down there has got to be an alternative???

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      Edward Harris MSc 20 months ago from Earth

      Eat everything on chart for that day

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      Samantha Harrington 20 months ago

      So do we eat everything on the chart for that day or do we have to pick one of the options for our meal

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      Faer 22 months ago

      Just started this diet and really like it. How many weeks can I do this diet for?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @ayla yes you can do that or try making a basic salad with other greens.

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      ayla 2 years ago

      Can I blend the tomatoes and gulp it down?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      Contact me by email on " bilaras450@gmail.com " with your name and city for a quicker response.

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Mochita2001 uncooked then boiled.

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      Mochita2001 2 years ago

      How much rice do I eat? Half cup uncook rice then boiled or half cup cook ? ;/

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      lisa Turner 2 years ago

      can I eat tofu?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Mochita2001 eat that bowl of soup as many times as you like.

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      Mochita2001 2 years ago

      I'm so happy ! I Los 7 pounds and I'm on my 5 th day YAY! But a question ....On my day 5 I eat only what it's on the list : one bowl of rice how 2 Apple

      6 tomatoes. 1 Apple

      One grapefruit Milk

      One bowl of salad. Soup

      THATS ALLLLL?????? Can you correct me if I'm wrong ? Please

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      Sara 2 years ago

      I only lost 3 lbs by day 5. Is it normal? I really need to lose 10 lbs by Aug 13. Please help:(

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      Maya 2 years ago

      can i eat yoghurt or hot sauce with the boiled rice?

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      BellaOperaGirl 2 years ago

      Fighting not looking at the scale but pants are loose. Loved Banana Day.

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      Fitgirl 2 years ago

      Bilaras, thank you for this effective and healthy plan.

      My question is: Is it okay to eat less quantities than what is listed on the menu? For instance on day 4, I had 4 bananas rather than 8. Day 5, I only had the grapefruit, are the other fruits a must?

      Thank you

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Shawonna i agree but if you are suffering from excessive gas and belching then going for high fiber diet is never a good option.

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      Shawonna 2 years ago

      You know you need to increase your fiber intake, and adding fiber-rich foods can put you on the right path. Any type of rice has fiber, but some have far more than others. In general, opt for rice with color, such as brown or wild rice. If it’s white, it’s been heavily processed and most likely isn’t high in fiber.

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      Binzo 2 years ago

      I cheated at day 4 by eating 2 pieces of pizza... Feeling terrible...

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @saz both soup and salsa would kill the actual purpose . Try making a salad with tomatoes using leafy vegetables or add honey(real organic one) to change taste.

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      saz 2 years ago

      For tomatoes can it be a soup or a salsa instead?? I really don't like tomatoes but don't want to use an alternative food.

      Thanks :)

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      Ashley 2 years ago

      For the strawberry with lemon juice alternative how much would you recommend?

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      Ashley 2 years ago

      Awesome thank you

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Ashley persimmon is a good alternative . If unavailable try strawberry with lemon juice.

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      Ashley 2 years ago

      What is the best alternative for tomatoes? I know it's not preferable but what would it be?

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      Mia 2 years ago

      @bilaras Do you gain weight after the plan ?

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      Angel 2 years ago

      @Bilaras-I'm noting down all the things I can and can't eat, as you've mentioned and I know you can't possibly answer everyone's questions, but I really need to know answers to my above questions. Thank you for being so patient with all of us. With your answers you provide us, we can more or less perfect this diet plan with more variety in each day. Thanks !

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      Angel 2 years ago

      When you mean a bowl of salad, do you mean a whole big bowl that I can eat throughout the day or a small bowl that I can eat at 1 meal? thanks!

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      Angel 2 years ago

      @Bilaras - Can i have watermelon on day 5, say instead of an apple and orange and how much can i have? Like I've said before this plan really does work, Thank you so much. -)

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      2 years ago

      do i have to eat all of this or can i leave some stuff out?

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      Lara 2 years ago

      can I eat sushi? Rice with vegetables

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @mazar only if you are lactose intolerant.

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      mazar 2 years ago

      may i replace milk with soymilk?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Fefee weight varies throughout the day. Normally morning weight is lower than evening weight. To record a change in weight, compare weekly results (eg. Every Sunday). Diet changes may take time to produce results for some people. Don't be discouraged by numbers, they will get better with time. Just stay on healthy diet and keep on trying it eventually works for every one. Are you sure you are overweight ? Please refer to my height and weight charts just to be sure.

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      Fefee 2 years ago

      Hi ,

      Tomorrow is my 5 th day .just lost three pounds ......I'm v depress.......y this diet plan isn't not working for me .....when I weigh in morning it's 126 pounds when I do it in evening its 127 .I know there is no defect in my weighing machine .

      Pls reply

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      Jessie 2 years ago

      What can we substitute the rice with? I would hate to eat rice plain, not to mention tomatoes is my least favorite veggie to eat raw. Would a small amount of hummus be ok?

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      shruthi 2 years ago

      had a party on day 5 and couldn't avoid the party oily heavy foods.Is it gonna break this diet .and have a reaction instead and put weight

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      Dima 2 years ago

      3 days and lost 4.4 pounds looking forward to weigh myself on day 8 .....thanks a lot u save us lots of time

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      charlie 2 years ago

      @Bilaras I'm a fighter and do long intense workouts, what about protein? Surely you need some protein to be strong and healthy? Please reply

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      Hananie 2 years ago

      I really don't like tomatoes, can I skip the tomatoes?If I can't then what should I eat instead of tomatoes?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @elizabeth go for eaqal amount of papaya.

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @ghazala yes you can add both

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      elizabeth 2 years ago

      i'm allergic to tomatoes, will that affect the whole diet plan ? and what can i substitute for them ??

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      ghazala 2 years ago

      Im on day 5. I wanted to ask boil rice . Can i mix with the tomatoes and cabbage. No joy eating plain rice?

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      Maddie 2 years ago

      Hi, I was wondering why there are no meats in this diet plan. I thought protein contributed to fat burning?

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      Angel 2 years ago

      Can i use chinese salt in soup

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      Livi 2 years ago

      I'd love to try this diet however im allergic to apples, pineapple, coconut, tomoatos, carrots, and avocado. I also hate grapefruit. I don't know what to do.

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      Deborah 2 years ago

      I don't drink milk of any kind, only water or tea and very little tea. Can I forget the milk and just drink water? I'm not supposed to hve dairy for it congest me really bad.

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      amy 2 years ago

      would it be ok to have a milk cofee with sugar once in the morning

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      Manoj 2 years ago

      Most health research shows that avoiding tomato seeds is the best way to use tomatoes in the heath battle.

      Suggest how to proceed for eating 6 tomatoes on day 5? With seed or without seeds?

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      meenu 2 years ago

      how many cup of tea i can have in aday

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      sindhu 2 years ago

      can i eat idly instead of rice please ans i am already on 4th day today

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Karen grilled tomatoes are good too. Just don't overdo them.

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      Karen 2 years ago

      Hi @Bilaras. I was wondering if i can grill the 6 tomatoes to make them easier to eat. Does this make them to have the same effect on the body. Looking forward to your reply as it's day 5 tomorrow!! Thank you.

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      TamAsl 2 years ago

      I am on Day 5, and I was doing pretty good..until today. I went out for breakfast & had a pretty organic tasting blueberry muffin..not greasy or anything along with a fruit salad that had all unmentioned fruits and a sort of foamy drizzle (I didn't eat it all) . I also don't have any tomatoes for sure or possibly grapefruit..I'll check. Please answer, should I continue.or just eat nothing for the rest of the day to fix it? Please answer ASAP!

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      BD 2 years ago

      I have already tried this diet twice before.But I only lost 3kgs everytime.This is my third time and I am on day 4.Tell me something to boost it.I am left with 8kgs to go.And I workout everyday for 1.5 hrs.3 days dance and weights and 3 days brisk.

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 years ago from Earth

      @Ushi you must drink recommended amount of water its important for this diet.