As Valentine’s Day approaches us, we suddenly start weighing ourselves in order to fit in the most gorgeous dress that we have specially bought for that lovely occasion. We want to shed all the extra inches and that too quickly. But the magic wand does no wonders when it comes to losing weight! Don’t fret because we have exactly what you’ve been looking for. We asked Nutritionist Dr. Rupali Datta to create a 5-day detox diet plan just for you that will help you lose few inches, make you feel lighter and get you glowing from within. Everything you need in just 5 Days!
On the very first day of your detox diet, be prepared to constraint yourselves to only consuming liquids. It might seem quite impossible but you will feel motivated by the positive results. In the early morning hours, feel free to indulge in green tea or lemon and honey infusions. They will help you in keeping your energy levels up. As the day progresses, you can switch to buttermilk, carrot and beetroot juice, a glass of Nimbu Paani, fresh coconut water and a big bowl of clear soup for dinner. Steer clear of sugar.
On your second day, you should focus on Quinoa. Quinoa is nutrient rich grain packed with proteins and phytonutrients like quercetin and kaempferol, It is a complete protein containing all nine essential amino acids. It contains almost twice as much fiber as most other grains. Quinoa is also rich in iron.
Dote on fruits and sugar free drinks as mid-meal snacks. You can even have a fistful of nuts and seeds once during the day and drink green tea, fresh coconut water and clear fresh vegetable soup for refreshments.
Here are some delicious Quinoa recipes that you can try –
Lunch – Quinoa Lentil Salad
Dinner – Chicken Quinoa Biryani
The third day is going to be all about oats. Oats are amongst the healthiest grains on earth. They’re a gluten-free whole grain and a great source of important vitamins, minerals, fiber and antioxidants. Studies show that oats and oatmeal have many health benefits. These include weight loss, lower ing blood sugar levels and a reduced risk of heart disease.
Here’s what you can cook with oats:
Breakfast – Oats Kheer
Lunch – Oats Khichdi
Dinner – Oats Idli
Day four will put you on an amaranth diet and the amazing thing about amaranth is how it compares nutritionally to other grains. It is far more rich in iron, calcium, protein, manganese and fiber than wheat or rice.
If you need inspiration, here are some fantastic recipes:
Breakfast – Amaranth Tikkis
Lunch – Grilled Peach and Papaya Salad
Dinner – Amaranth Roti with Chaulia ka Saag
This is the time to consume a protein rich diet and revive your energy. Protein is an important component of every cell in the body. Your body uses protein to build and repair tissues. You also use protein to make enzymes, hormones, and other body chemicals. Protein is an important building block of bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood.
Body builders are snatching, grabbing, and gulping down protein shakes. Dieters are gobbling down protein bars in hopes of quick weight loss. But we’ll tell you too look for natural sources of protein and that’s very easy to do.
Here are some protein-rich recipes for you:
Breakfast: Egg Chaat or Mixed Sprouts Corn Chaat
Dinner – Asian Sesame Chicken Salad and Bhein ke Kebab