Would you like to achieve weight loss the safe way? Without making any major sacrifices or starving yourself, while still giving your body all the nourishment it needs? If you choose the right foods you’ll lose weight in two weeks, reducing any excess fat, trimming your waist, and leaving you feeling lighter and full of energy.
In addition, losing weight the healthy way can help you change some old habits, discover new foods and recipes, and at the same time, avoid the rebound effect. In this article, learn how to lose weight in just two weeks by enjoying all the great benefits of green foods.
Why choose a green plan for weight loss?
Green vegetables without a doubt are great for your liver, which is a vital organ for your health that removes toxins from the body and helps you process fats. Green vegetables also give you high amounts of folic acid, magnesium, and chlorophyll that improve your diet and your health thanks to the following properties:
- They improve liver function and digestion in general.
- They prevent constipation.
- They prevent cardiovascular disease.
- They cleanse the body of toxins.
- They improve vision.
- They ensure good health of a fetus during pregnancy.
- They keep your muscles, bones, and teeth strong.
What’s more, if you eat them on a regular basis these foods actually burn more calories than they contain, so you should include them in all your meals.
Why 15 days?
Fifteen days is about the time that it takes before you start noticing changes in your body. The first few days you might feel some discomfort, like a headache, constipation, or fatigue as toxins are being removed from your body. But after a week you’ll start seeing the first benefits, feeling lighter and more energetic.
After 15 days you’re not going to lose a lot of weight, because you’re doing this the healthy way, but once you start the process of weight loss and you keep incorporating green foods in your diet after the first two weeks is up, the benefits will continue. This is how you change your everyday eating habits and your body will gradually become accustomed to it.
The first meal of your day is an essential one. In fact, you shouldn’t skip any of them.
Every morning you should make yourself a delicious green smoothie. Don’t be frightened by its color – the flavor will be a lot like any other fruit smoothie, but packed with more nutrients.
It’s important not to go hungry, so you can up the amount of ingredients if you feel the need.
- ½ ripe avocado
- ½ kiwi fruit
- A handful of baby spinach leaves
- A few fresh celery leaves
- ½ teaspoon of spirulina powder
- ½ ripe banana
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- A little water, almond milk, or natural juice
Blend all ingredients well until you get a smooth beverage, and savor it slowly.
By mid-morning you can also have a cup of green or red tea with a piece of fruit or a handful of nuts.
The green base of this meal can be a salad as your first course, containing a combination of the following ingredients:
- Any kind of leafy green like lettuce, endive, escarole, arugula, watercress, etc.
- Sunflower or pumpkin seeds
- Alfalfa sprouts
Next, choose from one of these options:
Lean poultry (chicken or turkey)
- Quinoa, brown rice, or millet
Try to avoid eating dessert, and if you’re craving something sweet have an apple or pear, or some homemade compote made with either fruit.
For dinner you should always try to make a green soup as a starter, and any of the following vegetables will form the base:
- Green pepper
- Green peas
In addition to these, you can add other vegetables of any color, along with a handful of oatmeal, which adds creaminess and consistency to the soup.
Next, opt for a light protein source, preferably egg or fish.
Don’t forget these general guidelines for any diet:
- Drink 2 liters of water throughout the day, apart from mealtimes.
- Chew your food thoroughly.
- Don’t eat dinner too late, and try not to eat too much.
- Exercise at least three times a week.