Everyone feels bloated and low-energy sometimes, and it can be hard to get back on track with clean eating and working out. The key is to eat whole, natural foods. Rid your body of the sugar, unhealthy fats, and alcohol it’s been ingesting, and feed it the nutrient-dense foods it craves. It’s particularly important to eat foods that are high in fiber, protein, and healthy fats. You’ll feel better, healthier, and slimmer after just one week—just 7 Days to a Flatter Tummy.
Start your mornings with our Lemon Ginger Detox Drink, and then follow our week-long meal plan. Drink plenty of water to keep hydrated. You can also drink sparkling water and tea, but avoid soda, juice, coffee, and alcohol. Try stick to the recommended serving size for each meal, but if you’re still hungry, feel free to munch on any of the listed snack options. It’s important to make sure that you’re eating enough to fuel your body for the exercise it will be getting.
Exercise is another important factor in losing belly fat, and we’re not just talking about crunches. A combination of cardio and weight training is important to turn your body into a fat-burning machine. For this week, we recommend our 7-Day Fat Burning Challenge. If that seems too hard, try this Total Body Workout for Beginners. Other great options are these 11 Bodyweight Circuit Workouts and this 4-Minute Belly Fat Blaster. Add a few Yoga practices for an added bonus.
Breakfast: Refrigerator Oatmeal with Bananas and Berries
Lunch: Spanish Lentil Salad
Dinner: Quick Chicken Strips with Broccoli (save some for tomorrow’s lunch!)
Snack Option: Bloodred Beet Hummus with Carrot Fingers (save some for Day 5!)
Breakfast: Avocado & Egg Protein Wrap
Lunch: Quick Chicken Strips with Broccoli (left over from last night’s dinner)
Dinner: Quick and Healthy Butternut Squash Soup (save some for lunch on Day 4!)
Snack Option: Almond Butter and Banana Sandwiches
Breakfast: Lean, Green Protein Smoothie Bowl
Lunch: Salmon & Avocado Salad with Lemon Dressing
Dinner: Asian Stuffed Bell Peppers (save some for tomorrow’s lunch!)
Snack Option: Tuna Cucumber Sandwiches