The 5 Day Miracle Diet is a diet based on consuming reduced calories 5 days of each week and moderate calories on 2 days of each week.
Most people choose to practice the 5 day diet Monday through Friday and take Saturday and Sunday off.
This type of diet can be successful for those that don’t do well on overly restrictive diets and who still want to enjoy occasional treats and going out to eat on the weekends.
The guidelines of the 5 day diet are pretty simple, but basically revolve around a few must follow rules.
During the weekends there are no forbidden foods and calories can be increased, but, within reason. Dieters shouldn’t exceed their weight maintenance calorie levels.
Dieters should enjoy their favorite foods on the weekends BUT still practice portion control as well as discretion when eating out.
One of the benefits of the 5 day diet is that it keeps your metabolism guessing, which is believed to prevent plateaus and prevent your body from going into starvation mode.
By increasing your calories 2 days a week, your body doesn’t adapt to the reduced number of calories consumed 5 days a week.
Oatmeal, fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables, sweet potatoes, lentils, black beans, broccoli, carrots, chicken breast, fish, low-fat greek yogurt, brown rice, lean beef, olive oil, eggs, mushrooms, bell peppers, hummus, nuts
Steel cut oatmeal with blueberries, walnuts, and greek yogurt
Salad with chicken
Handful of almonds
Beef stir fry with brown rice
The 5 Day Miracle Diet recommends moderate exercise 5 days a week. Walking, biking, strength training, weight training, jogging, and swimming are all great ways to burn calories and get fit.
Just be sure the exercise doesn’t put you below your minimum calorie amounts for each of the 5 days.
Puhn explains in detail exactly what foods you should be eating and at what times. The diet involves three main meals as well as three or four small snacks daily.
There are strict rules regarding the timing of meals.
All of the rules of the Blood Sugar Regulating Diet must be followed exactly otherwise you will need to start the program from the beginning. Once you have stabilized on the plan occasional indulges are permitted.
The 5-Day Miracle Diet retails at $17.45.