The duration of an express diet for weight loss is from 3 to 7 days. After this diet, you can lose 8-10 pounds. Women with strong will sometimes manage to lose even 12-14 pounds. The basis of the express diet is usually the principle of reducing the caloric content of the diet.

Most of us have moments in life when we need to lose those extra pounds quickly: dating, photo shooting, holidays, etc. Express diet is an ideal choice for those women who want to lose weight by important events. It is very realistic to lose up to 10 pounds after a 7-day diet. Look through a diet offered by Cheryl Forberg.

Cheryl Forberg is a dietitian of The Biggest Loser show contestants, the author of a dozen books and one of the most influential American women in the field of healthy eating. Her diet is an excellent option for those who need to lose just a couple of pounds without self-torture.

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Cheryl recommends a weekly three-times-a-day system with two snacks. The menu is varied, but the portions are very small. The daily norm of meat, fish and beans is 100 grams each, cereals - 50 grams. Lovers of vegetables and fruit are very lucky: they can eat large portions for lunch and dinner, as well as add to breakfast and a second snack. Also, three servings of fruit or berries are allowed. You can eat non-fat dairy products and cheese.

The body loses water and protein more than fat during express diets. Any express diet, even the best, is stressful for the body. The body tries to compensate the loss of calories at a double speed. That is why you are rapidly gaining weight after the end of the diet.

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In order to keep the diet at the weekend she recommends to drink much water, to visit places with healthy meals and not to drink much alcohol. To maintain the results you should exercise at the gym at least two times a week and stay physically active. The plan of this diet in the following: breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner.

Day 1.

Egg whites with basil, parmesan, tomatoes and olive oil; one slice of bread, berries and milk. Berries with yogurt. Vegetable salad with olive oil. Carrots. Vegetable salad with rice and grilled salmon; berry sorbet with walnuts.

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Day 2.

Oatmeal with water, sausages and a cup of berries. Cheese with berries and pecans. Cottage cheese with salsa. Brown rice, turkey burger and spinach salad.

Day 3.

Omelet with broccoli, onion and mushrooms; quesadilla with low-fat cheese; watermelon. Yogurt with apples and walnuts. Salad with grilled chicken and vegetables. Cheese with orange. Grilled shrimps with olive oil and mushrooms; one artichoke.

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Day 4.

One muffin with peanuts and fruit; milk; two slices of bacon. Yogurt with berries and granola. Roast beef, whole wheat tortilla, lettuce and tomatoes. Corn chips with guacamole. Mushrooms, onion, beans sautéed with olive oil; tomato salad; yogurt.

Day 5.

Burrito, whole wheat tortilla, scrambled egg whites; melon. Lean ham, apple. Turkey burger and vegetable salad. Mozzarella with grapes. Grilled salmon, brown rice; berry sorbet with pear.

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Day 6.

Frittata with egg whites, vegetables, cheese; berries and one muffin. Yogurt with pear. Turkey with vegetable salad; one orange. Banana, berries and yogurt smoothie. Baked snapper with olive oil; spaghetti squash with parmesan.

Day 7.

Two slices of bacon, waffle with fruits, milk. Cottage cheese with almonds. Vegetable salad with grilled chicken; an apple. Yogurt with berries. Lean pork with vegetables, brown rice, tomato salad.

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