Maybe it’s the racks of itsy bikinis lined up at Grazia HQ. Or that summer is but weeks away. We’ve been seeking new-season slimspiration – and this get-fabulous diet plan is it: nutritionist Lowri Turner says we can start to budge the bulge in a fortnight.
“The menu here is enough for seven days; simply repeat for the second week to ensure your body looks its best.
“It’s tough, there’s no way round that – no grains, which means no bread, pasta or rice, no beans, just a smidgen of fruit and no alcohol. Instead, you’ll be eating lots of lean protein and vegetables. It helps if you like eggs and cauliflower [mashed cauli replaces rice or potato].
“Reducing sugar means you burn fat instead of storing it, and cutting out grains has a dramatic de-bloating effect, especially on muffin tops. The plan may sound restrictive, but there’s variety.
“And remember, it’s just two weeks.”
Three meals a day, no snacks. There’s no leeway here. 2.
No grains – that means no rice, pasta, oats, rye, couscous, burghul wheat, quinoa, bread, pizza, pastries, biscuits or cakes. 3.
No beans – so forget lentils, chickpeas, kidney beans, baked beans, hummus and dhal. 4.
Restrict fruit. Your maximum is one portion of berries per day. 5.
No alcohol. None. Not even on weekends. Got it? 6.
50-100g lean protein at every meal, such as white fish, oily fish, skinless chicken or turkey, lean beef and lamb, eggs, tofu or Quorn. 7.
Vegetables are unlimited, except for root vegetables such as potatoes, turnips, parsnips and beetroot, which are banned.
NOTE: Before starting any sort of diet, you should consult your doctor. This weight-loss plan is not advisable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.