What is Clean Eating?
This week’s episode is showcasing a simple eating plan that is sure to detox your body from serious cravings due to the amount of processed sugars and simple carbs running through the blood stream… AKA clean eating. I had an upcoming role in the film, Bunnyman III and I wanted to look and feel my best for the emotionally demanding role.
I stumbled across a 2-week meal plan that Dr. Oz featured on his show. It was called the 2-week Rapid Weight Loss Diet. Knowing Dr. Oz. isn’t going to promote or endorse anything unhealthy or crazy, I decided to check it out. The 2-week meal plan was so doable. Common ingredients that were specific, low-glycemic, WHOLE foods. The only dairy he includes is Greek Yogurt. I decided to give it a shot. He said the average weight loss for those 2 weeks is 9 pounds. I certainly didn’t have 9 pounds to lose BUT all the testimonies were boasting less cravings, more energy, and of course, weight loss. So I gave it a shot. Surprisingly, I wasn’t hungry throughout the day because there are some foods (low-glycemic veggies) that you can eat by the truck loads all day long. I will say it took me about 3 days to kick the sugar cravings… gosh I love sweets.. but I did it! By the fourth day, my energy was through the roof, my skin was radiant, eyes clear, and my waist was starting to seriously streamline. By day ten, I was on top of the world and trimmed 3 pounds (that is all I had to lose) and I went into the shoot feeling and looking very healthy and confident.
This episode is completely dedicated to that meal plan. Below you’ll find the entire list of what you can have each day. Go ahead, give it a go for 14 days. What do you have to lose?
Dr. Oz’ 2-Week Rapid Weight Loss Diet (i.e. clean eating jump start)
Wake up: Start the day with a hot cup of water and ½ Lemon
2 Tbsp. Rice Protein Powder
2 Tbsp. Flax Seed
½ C. Frozen Berries
1 C. Unsweetened almond Milk
Optional: ½ tsp. Cinnamon
Throughout the day, you may have the following each day in no particular order:
Protein: One 6-oz. serving of meat (Chicken, Turkey, or Fish)
Carbs: ½ C. cooked brown rice (otherwise no carbs/starches)
Fats: Good fats in moderation (ex: olive oil, avocado)
Dairy: 1 C. of 2% Greek Yogurt (otherwise no dairy)
Vegetables: UNLIMITED low-glycemic vegetables (see list below)
Snacks: Hummus, pickles, a couple handfuls of nuts
Low-Glycemic Vegetable List
- Artichoke hearts
- Bamboo shoots
- Bean sprouts
- Brussels sprouts
- Beans (green, kidney, garbanzo)
- Greens (collard, kale, mustard, turnip)
- Pea pods
- Sugar snap peas
- Swiss chard
- Water chestnuts
- Cabbage (green, bok choy, Chinese)
- Salad greens (chicory, endive, escarole, iceberg lettuce, romaine, spinach, arugula, radicchio, watercress)
See you on the healthier side,