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Lose 10 Pounds in a Week: Day One

Updated on January 6, 2017
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Haris is a registered dietitian and health blogger providing clinical counseling. He writes under name of Bilaras on health blogs.

Start day one with two apples and a pomegranate or one apple with an orange or a pomegranate. Only fresh, whole fruit, no fruit juice.
Start day one with two apples and a pomegranate or one apple with an orange or a pomegranate. Only fresh, whole fruit, no fruit juice.

It is day one of your seven-day diet! Today's menu is all about fruit—except bananas! The best fruits for today are apples, watermelon, and citrus. There are no restrictions on how much fruit you can eat. Eat whenever you feel hungry.

You can start your day with:

  • Two apples and a pomegranate or an apple with an orange or a pomegranate.

If you have not already read the overview of this diet, please do so before beginning day one. The overview contains important information about the health benefits and restrictions of this diet.

Important Note About Eating Fruit

Today you eat fruit, but this is not a fruit-only diet. As part of this week-long program, you will focus on specific foods to lose weight, but only for this week and not on an ongoing basis. Eating only fruit everyday is dangerous and unhealthy, as fruit does not provide protein or essential fats. Diets that encourage eating fruit only are not safe.

Day One: Minimum Food Requirement

By the end of the day, be sure you have eaten at least:
• Four apples
• Four oranges
• One watermelon
• Two pomegranates

Choose Fruits With Low Sugar Content.

These include watermelon, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries.

By the end of day one be sure that you have eaten at least four apples, four oranges, one watermelon, and two pomegranates.
By the end of day one be sure that you have eaten at least four apples, four oranges, one watermelon, and two pomegranates.

Fruit juice is not allowed today!

Day One: Allowed Beverages

• In addition to at least ten glasses of water, you can drink:
• Weight-loss drink before breakfast (see recipe below).
• Green tea.
• Coffee (black or with skimmed milk).
Warm water with honey and lemon make a delicious drink that will help you feel full and lose weight.
Warm water with honey and lemon make a delicious drink that will help you feel full and lose weight.

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.

Fruit and Healthy Weight Loss

As major sources of fiber, fruit is key to maintaining healthy digestion and losing weight.
As major sources of fiber, fruit is key to maintaining healthy digestion and losing weight.

You already know that fruit is very important for your health. Fruit is an effective detoxifier, improves the healing process, and helps in healthy weight loss. The best fruit to eat when trying to lose weight is citrus.

Grapefruit is the best weight-loss fruit. It is low in sugar content and has lots of fiber, which helps improve digestion. Grapefruit tastes acidic, which not everyone likes, but let's face it: We are on a mission, not a vacation. Grapefruit grown in Texas are sweeter in taste, but as I always say, "the bitter the better."

Apples, combined with other fruits, help with weight loss. Apples alone will not help you to lose weight, but when combined with other fruits they help form an essential part of a healthy diet. Apples keep your digestive system running smooth, eliminating waste and toxins. This is an essential part of losing weight. Apples contain pectin, which forms a slimy substance in the intestine and stimulates a bowel movement. The phosphorous and potassium in apples also help wash out the kidneys. Always try to eat fresh, wax-free apples. There are many apple varieties on the market, but the smaller ones are healthier.

Day One: Easy Weight-Loss Exercise

  • Brisk walking for cardiovascular exercise. The first exercise that I recommend is a 30-minute daily walk. I mean "brisk" walking that gets your heart rate going. Walk 30 minutes every day this week. To keep the weight off, add ten minutes to your walking time every week.
  • How to lose "love handles" and belly fat. It is very difficult to target a specific spot when trying to lose weight, especially if you are not in a good shape. When starting from scratch with a new exercise routine and diet, expect an overall change in your weight. It will start from in your shoulders. Your belly is the toughest place to slim. Expect a tough fight; the key is to keep trying. This diet plan will help you by giving you a healthy start. From here, you have to shift into a healthy lifestyle. Start with simple exercises and once you develop stamina go for tougher routines. Follow the BeFIT channel on YouTube for great exercise techniques.
  • Adopt an active life lifestyle. Healthy weight loss requires both dieting and changing your lifestyle. Health professionals will always recommend exercise with diet to lose weight. They will suggest doing cardio or resistance exercises, encourage you to walk, swim, or play cardio-intensive sports like tennis and basketball to keep your heart pumping.
  • Get involved in your home chores. Take up gardening if that interests you. It will refresh your mind and relieve stress. Gardening is one the healthiest addictions! If you feel like reading a good book, do so in the sun as it will help your body produce Vitamin D.
  • Be active overall. Don't spend an entire day in bed and then go out for exercise for an hour. That is not an active lifestyle.

Seven Day Diet: Frequently Asked Questions

Many readers have benefited from this diet. Read the comments section below to read success stories and questions that others have posed. Since many have tried this diet before you, I may have addressed your question already.

With that in mind, I have compiled some of the most frequently asked questions, and my answers, here to help you succeed with your goal. You will find more frequently asked questions and answers on the page for

  • I am diabetic. On this diet I feel tired and low-energy. Drink 50mg of sugar in a glass of water or have a piece of candy and your energy level should return to normal.
  • When you say one cup of cooked rice, do you mean one cup before or after cooking? After. You should eat one cup of cooked rice.
  • I don't like bananas. What can I do? Mix the banana with some skimmed milk and make a smoothie.
  • Can I bake my potato instead of boiling? Yes.
  • I take a multivitamin. Should I continue while on this diet? No. The fresh fruit and vegetables in this balanced diet will provide all the nutrition you need.
  • I don't like the soup or salad recipes. Can I change them? The soup and salad recipes provided are nutritionally balanced. However, if you do not like an ingredient you can substitute it for something similar. But keep the recipes simple and avoid oils and dressings.
  • I cannot have dairy products. Can I substitute the cow's milk for a nut milk? Yes. While dairy is best, you can substitute soy or almond milk. They are higher in calories, however, so drink half the amount.

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      Waseem 2 weeks ago

      Would you plz Guide me about the alternative common food of watermalon....b/c now a days it is not available

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      Aubrey 4 weeks ago

      The Watermelon was great, maybe the oranges too. Didn't like pomegranates, so did a grapefruit which was eh. Today was the hardest, but I just kept grabbing fruit when I had a craving. My did had a pizza for lunch....I think I used up all my willpower.

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      Wonderful detox 5 weeks ago

      Friends and colleagues commented how n how healthy I looked. At one point I went to the loo and my skin was bright and shiny. I lost 4KG in a week. I did 20,000 steps daily and felt wonderful. I did make a banana smoothie on the banana day.

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      Mary 5 weeks ago

      Hi I was wondering where the soup recipe is for lose 10 pounds in 1 week

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      Jane 6 weeks ago

      I can't eat pomegranate. What can I substitute?

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      dezeray garcia 6 weeks ago

      can we do this diet while breastfeeding??

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      Manda 7 weeks ago

      Started this diet today.I've had a serious headache ever since. Is this normal or this is a bad thing?

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      Erin K 8 weeks ago

      So, today is Day 4. Got on the scale this morning and had lost 6 pounds already. WOO HOO! (That said, not eating anywhere close to 8 bananas today!). For all the questions, just follow the diet. Follow the suggestions, don't tweak them. It doesn't say nuts are permitted, so they're not. For one week.

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      Alexander Ellul 8 weeks ago

      Is avocado a fruit or vegetable? Can i have it on day 1 or 2? Is plain muesli and fresh orange juice okay on day 2 and 3? When can i have almonds or other nuts?

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      Beth 8 weeks ago

      what do you eat for dinner... I'm confused or is it all fruits

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      Sandhya 2 months ago

      Thanks for this website!

      Please add weights to Minimum Food Req. 1 watermelon can be a BIG undertaking depending on the size.

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      Neki 2 months ago

      I'm in my second day , first day was a little bit hard because I felt hungry end of the day !

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      Marie gil 2 months ago

      When it says one watermelon does it mean a full sized melon?

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      Katie 2 months ago

      Can not find pomegranate or watermelon in the supermarket as they are out of season. What can I replace these with?

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      Edward Harris MSc 2 months ago from Earth

      @keppe Good luck

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      Keppe 2 months ago

      Starting today. Hoping for at least 8 lbs for the week!

      Starting weight 162 (total goal weight: 139). The evenings will be the hardest for sure.

      Wish me luck!

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      Michelle 3 months ago

      Ok so I did this diet two weeks ago and lost 6 1/4 pounds but found day six and seven needed meat and bread. But I have kept 5 lb off last week and now ready to do it all over again keeping to it. Wish me luck starting weight 11st 10.5 lb. Hoping for a 11 lb loss xx

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      Heather 3 months ago

      Is it ok to do this while breastfeeding?

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      Stephen 3 months ago

      How about spices and herbs? They would go a long way to making the potato, rice, and salad tastier.

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      Pippa1304 3 months ago

      I started this today! Really craving a proper meal but I think I'll be alright controlling myself as it's only for a week!

      I didn't realise how hard it is to eat just fruit, took me an hour to finish breakfast! Going well though, looking forward feeling healthier!

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      Steve 3 months ago

      Hi,

      Can I eat sprouts with this diet plan everyday?

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      Patricia Scontriano 3 months ago

      I feel great. You need to have motivation in order to keep going. One day at a time. I love my fruit and my stationary bicycle.

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      Sofia 3 months ago

      Do I need to eat a whole watermelon

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      Sylvia Boctor 3 months ago

      What about cantaloupe ?

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      Ummy 3 months ago

      I am starting tomorrow please i dont eat banans can you recommend subtitute for banana thanks

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      BZ 4 months ago

      Can I drink a full glass of water with my fruit? Or should I wait an hour before or after I eat?

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      dgallup 4 months ago

      The day went well I don't feel tired or hungry. lets see what day two brings.

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      Jessica 4 months ago

      It's going great so far, I'm on day one and so far I have no cravings and feel full when I get hungry I have another apple or peach.

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      Lizzy Balquier 4 months ago

      I'm not able to get pomegranete so what could I substitute for that?

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      Rahul Chopda 4 months ago

      I have A Back Pain So I Don't Try To Exercise At Home.

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      Hana ana 4 months ago

      Can you tell me all the diet please?

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      Cecilia 4 months ago

      Can I eatany of these on day 1: strawberries, raspberries, apricots, nectarines, plums, pineapple?

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      Jo 5 months ago

      gets a little bit tougher on day 2

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      gladys foust 5 months ago

      where is the receipt for the soup and salad

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      Jaz 5 months ago

      Can you eat Dulce during this diet. It's full of iron type of seaweed?

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      Pam 5 months ago

      What if you have Thyroid disorder? Will this plan need to be changed in any way?

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      BECCA 5 months ago

      CAN I SUBSTITUTE A RED POTATO FOR A SWEET POTATO?

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      JaneB 5 months ago

      Just starting

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      6 months ago

      Lmao. The part where they say milk is better for u and has less calories than almond milk. What a joke! Exact opposite of the truth!

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      Caz76 6 months ago

      I am starting the diet tomorrow. Thanks for the diet plan

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      lexi 6 months ago

      is it okay to use lemon juice instead of lemons

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      Yesenia Torres 7 months ago

      Im on Day#1 and i feel great i was energized all day with the fruit i ate. Amazing diet im so excited to keep going!!

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      Sam 7 months ago

      Hey there. Is there something else to follow once the week is done? Also what advice would you give to newly pregnant women wishing to follow this diet

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      Maryam 7 months ago

      Can I have dates on this day?

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      Jamie 7 months ago

      Would you people stop toturing him? Just follow the damn diet plan as laid out as he has said 50 times already. If it's not on the list then guess what? Don't eat it! Lol my good God.

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      Jena 7 months ago

      Hello,

      I'm on my 2nd day :)

      Yesterday, i haven't eat watermelon and pomegranate

      I only eat Apple , Orange and Tangerine.

      Is it ok ?

      Shall i start again?

      Thank you

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      Green-Queen 8 months ago

      My second week♡

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      shelby 8 months ago

      what if I am lactose intolerant? Any suggestions for the milk day?

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      Lau 8 months ago

      I am on day 1, however, instead of putting the honey in my lemon drink, i put it in my coffee....I feel great, just had fruits for lunch (cheated with a cucumber because I had seen it could replace a fruit (from the GM diet which is very similar but never tried it), then later saw in this comment thread that cucumber is not a replacement). Any recommendations or tips from fellow dieters?

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      Sherry 8 months ago

      I cant take the cabbahe soup at all, it makes me throw up, how can i replace it, can i eat the vegetables raw ??

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      Melanie 8 months ago

      A whole watermelon? Omg

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      Tina 8 months ago

      Can you eat eggs or chicken any of these days?

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      Edward Harris MSc 9 months ago from Earth

      @Mimi oat or barley based bread is the best.

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      Mimi 9 months ago

      I started the diet today... Drink is delicious!... I am a sabbath observer and need to eat some sort of bread on Friday and Sat.... What do u recommend- whole wheat, spelt.... Around one serving...

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      Ayesha 9 months ago

      I want to ask u can i take tea instead of coffee?

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      Ned Phillips 9 months ago

      I am on day 2 of this 7 day adventure. Day 1 was pretty great. My starting weight was 166.6 pounds or 75.7 kilograms! I ate lots of watermelon. I was unable to eat 4 apples, as I bought huge honey crisp ones that were so beautiful. I did not exercise, but I will do Slim-in-6 starting today. The boiled potato was a great way to start day 2! I am looking forward to the salads. I plan to be good and keep going. I have been on the road for 3 weeks and it has been brutal!

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      Thasni 9 months ago

      I used tgis diet fir week and lostbonly 2 kg, I'm trying to continue this plan. Will i lose more than 2 kg in my upcoming weeks

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      tim rogers 10 months ago

      This diet worked for me for 3 days, I lost 2.5kgs but wasnt prepared to push through any futher.... Mentally I dropped my bundle a bit but that was from not managing my anxiety I suffer...I thankyou for getting me onto this Haris, only 3 days but it got me into the right path..

      Thanks..

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      Edward Harris MSc 10 months ago from Earth

      @tim roger skin on is always best.

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      tim rogers 10 months ago

      First day at night was tough, must of been the low blood sugar... Second day now and apart from tiredness, not too bad...

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      tim rogers 10 months ago

      Day 1, lunchtime in Melbourne, going fine only nervous about dinner.. Usually a meat and potato man...

      P.S. Apples skin on/off?

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      Tim Rogers 10 months ago

      Day 1, feeling fine... Nervous about fruit for dinner but otherwise A.O.K..

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      Socrates 10 months ago

      Day 1 was actually really tough. At around 3-3:30 I was starving! I ended up having some nuts to help me get through it all. Oh I also decided to add a boiled egg white in the morning because I don't feel there is enough protein in day 1. I didn't eat the amounts of recommended apples or oranges but I did a good variety. I had, in addition to those and the pomegranate, papaya, mango, clementine, 1/2 grapefruit, pineapple and kiwi. Not sure day 1 was a success for me.

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      Melzawarrener 10 months ago

      can I eat avocados on day one?

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      Edward Harris MSc 10 months ago from Earth

      @Dianeli tomato as a veggie not with fruits.

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      Dianeli 10 months ago

      For this diet. Can I choose tomatoes as a fruit? Or is it considered a veggie for this diet?

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      Linda 10 months ago

      The diet plan says 1 watermelon, how many strawberries can we have to replace the 1 watermelon ?

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      Edward Harris MSc 10 months ago from Earth

      @Alex Dan if you had cheat session after a workout session than its no that bad. This diet works well with light or moderate exercise routine even if you cheat a little.

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      Alex Dan 10 months ago

      Oh dear, I cheated on day 1 with a slice of toast and Cashew nut butter but I was so hungry after exercising at midday. Going to start again tomorrow having read that I can have avocado on fruit days. Wish I had read that before I launched into my slice of toast! Other than the first fruit day it looks very manageable. Lets hope I can make it through day one tomorrow and thanks for adding the diet.

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      Edward Harris MSc 10 months ago from Earth

      You need to go to main articles "Lose 10 Pounds in a Week: 7 Day Diet Plan" it has all seven links

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      Edward Harris MSc 10 months ago from Earth

      @Edd2 i respond to as many questions as i can but there are just too many emails, comments and facebook messages ... so i try answer the important ones.

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      i only see what to eat for day one and not the other days? 10 months ago

      I now see day 2 but where is day 3 4 5 6 and 7?

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      Edd2 10 months ago

      Hi. Im new.

      Unfortunately it looks like you have not responded to anyone since " Haris

      4 years ago from Earth"

      Is that your normal reply time or have I got some settings wrong?

      Please forgive if I have.

      Kind regards

      Edd2.

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      Srikar 10 months ago

      I am planning to follow this diet for the first week of every month and eating normally during the rest of the month, if I repeat the same for a period of 6 months and exercise for minimum of 30 minutes everyday will I put down 60 lbs ?

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      Evah 11 months ago

      Had my first day and looking forward to my second one.

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      harshal 11 months ago

      do u mean 1 whole watermelon

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      samira 11 months ago

      I am in day one, I feel good I ate a lot of fruit which I love very much. I hope is fine to eat: 2 Apple 2 oranges 1kg watermelon 1 grapefruit 1 pomegranate.

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      Nadd 11 months ago

      I've tried different diets , I exercised but my weight doesn't change. I am not fat but those few pounds are bothering me. Is it related to my metabolism or its just the last few pounds are stubborn? And would this diet plan work for me?

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      Edward Harris MSc 11 months ago from Earth

      @Ili yes people with thyroid issues can follow this diet.

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      Ili 11 months ago

      hi,

      This plan is suitable for those who having a thyroid body type?

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      Edward Harris MSc 11 months ago from Earth

      @Yasmeen Moustafa yes you can do that add some oranges and pomegranate too.

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      Yasmeen Moustafa 11 months ago

      In the minimum required intake for today, it lists several things... do we need to do all of them or only a few? For example, I can't have watermelon right now because it's winter, so is that okay, or should I have extra apples or something to make up for it? Thanks! I really want this to work!

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      StephJ782 11 months ago

      I'm trying this diet out and am wondering if it's OK to add spices to vegetables. For instance, can I roast cauliflower or zucchini in the oven with a little oil and some garlic, parsley, etc?

      Also, for the salads, can I use olive oil and balsamic vinegar?

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      Alice 12 months ago

      Hey Bilaras!

      I want to do this plan for 4 weeks. Is it better to pause after 2 weeks for a few days to get better results or do it for 4 weeks straight?

      Thanks

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      Mealdey vong 12 months ago

      Can I eat the fruit with homemade peanut butter spread?

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      Moni 12 months ago

      I can't eat grapefruit, can I substitute something else for days 5 & 7?

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      feri 12 months ago

      I'm on day one, hope it will do... :)

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      Lanky 13 months ago

      What soup can i eat

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      Faye Helton 13 months ago

      Can I have artificial sweeteners?

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      mollya1002 13 months ago

      These days list a lot of food. I don't think I can eat that much, As long as I balance the same foods, do I have to eat as much as prescribed?

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      Stacy 14 months ago

      I read somewhere you suggested to not drink water after you eat? or during? is that right? If so when should I drink water, meaning after how much time after eating?

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      Mara 14 months ago

      Hello everyone!

      Thank you so much Bilaras for providing this detailed plan and for answering all the questions. =)

      I'm planning on starting this diet coming Monday for 2 weeks and was wondering if anyone would like to be my diet buddy?

      Much love

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      Malak 14 months ago

      I just started this diet plan today .. But i have a question , it's not watermelons, oranges, pomegranates season and all i have is apples, grapes, kiwis , can i eat only those ? what amounts ? ..

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      Veemel 14 months ago

      What can I subsitute for apples? Love everything else but apples

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      Lisa 14 months ago

      It's the end of the first day and I did it. It was difficult at dinner time to smell all that good smelling food that my husband was cooking. But I did it!!! Bring on day two.

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      Yaan 14 months ago

      hi, could i use 1 cup of skimmed milk with corn flakes for breakfast for the 7 days?

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      terry cullen 14 months ago

      Can I use this diet full-time as I need to lose 10 stone please could u email me on terrycullen56@googlemail.com thanks

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      verna sharkawy 14 months ago

      hello, i am in Egypt & it's summer .. so it's mainly the season for plums, peaches and promenade.... are those ok instead of apples and oranges??

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      Liz C 15 months ago

      On Day 1 Fruits can I add salt or pepper?

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      Question 15 months ago

      i really cant stand bananas - is there a substitute for day 4?