7 Day Low Carb Diet


7 Day Low Carb Diet

When it comes to low carbohydrate diets I am going to be the first person to pass on them. I know many people that have done them, and many of those people have lost weight even in the long term.  However, my personal preference and knowledge of weight loss reveals 1 persistent truth. Your body needs carbohydrates to create energy.

The 7 day low carb diet would probably fall into the category of a fad diet.  Like most short term weight loss programs the 7 day low carb diet seems to have gotten some inspiration for another diet and taken a few techniques and promised maximum results with minimum effort.  In this case you will see similarities to the ever famous Atkins diet which is a long term low carbohydrate diet. The only low carb diet I would ever consider doing, because after the initial starting period you begin working healthy, smart carbohydrate back into your diet.

But anyway, let’s get to the 7 day diet version.

7 Day Low Carb Diet Meal Plan:

Here is an example meal plan I found on http://www.low-carb-diet-recipes.com

Monday

  • Breakfast
    Two egg omelet with sausage and roasted red peppers
  • Lunch
    Reuben sandwich (corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut) on one slice low carb bread
    Green salad with low carb dressing
  • Dinner
    Grilled chicken breast
    Steamed asparagus and yellow squash
    Mixed salad with vinaigrette or low carb dressing
  • Snack
    Celery sticks with low carb dip

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
    Two poached eggs with smoked salmon in cream dill sauce, and half small tomato
  • Lunch
    Grilled beef patty
    Steamed broccoli and cauliflower
    Mixed green salad with olive oil & balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner
    Roast chicken with herbs
    Broccoli with parmesan curls
    Endive and radish salad with vinaigrette
  • Snack
    Red pepper sticks with low carb dip

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
    One low carb muffin and one hard-boiled egg
  • Lunch
    Cobb salad (avocado, tomato, chicken, hard-boiled egg, blue cheese and bacon over lettuce) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner
    Salmon with Steel’s Wasabi Teriyaki sauce
    Steamed green beans with sesame oil
    Cabbage slaw with low carb Cole Slaw dressing
  • Snack
    Olives and Cheddar cubes

Thursday

  • Breakfast
    Two scrambled eggs with two slices of bacon and one slice of low carb bread
  • Lunch
    Shrimp salad over lettuce and tomato slices with low carb dressing
  • Dinner
    Broiled lamb chops
    Swiss chard with garlic and olive oil
    Mixed green salad with olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Snack
    Atkins Advantage shake

Friday

  • Breakfast
    Two low carb pancakes with low carb syrup and three turkey sausages
  • Lunch
    Large tossed salad with tuna, tomatoes and low carb dressing
  • Dinner
    Roasted pork tenderloin
    Sautéed spinach and red peppers
  • Snack
    Stallone high protein low carb pudding

Saturday

  • Breakfast
    One low carb muffin and two slices of Cheddar cheese
  • Lunch
    Steak and pepper fajitas on low carb tortilla
    Romaine and avocado salad with Olivado Avocado oil and lemon
  • Dinner
    Grilled tuna with spice rub
    Zucchini and mushrooms skewers
  • Snack
    Atkins Advantage bar

Sunday

  • Breakfast
    Poached egg on one slice low carb bread, two tomato slices and two slices Cheddar cheese
  • Lunch
    Chef Salad (roast turkey, cheese, red onion and sliced tomatoes over romaine) with olive and balsamic vinaigrette
  • Dinner
    Turkey meatloaf
    Green bean, snow pea and pepper medley
  • Snack
    Olives and Cheddar cubes

The Benefits of the 7 Day Low Carb Diet Plan:

The benefits of participating in a low carb diet are generally quick weight loss and a generally you will find yourself hungry less.  Carbohydrates are sugars that you body burns to create energy, but more often than not we do not eat the correct carbs and our body turns these sugars to fat.  If you reduce the amount of unhealthy carbohydrates in your diet you are likely to quickly lose weight.

You shouldn’t feel as hungry because you will be relying on more protein in a low carbohydrate diet and protein fills you up more that carbs do.

The Worries of the 7 Day Low Carb Diet

Dieting in any extreme can be dangerous.  Your body does need carbohydrates. Do not eliminate carbs completely from your diet or you may find yourself with less energy than normal.  Also another program associated with the 7 day low carb diet is an increase in consumption of red meats.  You don’t have to eat beef and eggs to get protein.  Consume more lean meats like poultry to keep the amount of cholesterol you are consuming lower or you may end up having heart problems.

As always don’t take my word for it. Consult your family physician, dietician, or nutritionist to see if the diet is a healthy option for you before you begin.

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