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The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013

The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan

Disclaimer

I am not – nor do I claim to be – a doctor or any other type of medical professional.  I am merely a woman who wants to take care of herself as best I can, although I confess that I am growing less and less confident in traditional medicine to make that happen.  However, I have to say here that if you choose to follow my 7 Day Weight Loss Plan as outlined below – or any diet and/or weight loss program – it’s still a good idea to consult a medical professional before doing so, so that you have all the facts in front of you before making decisions about your health.


I’ve said in a previous post that I don’t constantly fuss about my weight.  I’m not the kind of person who gets all bothered and depressed if and when I gain a few extra pounds. So, in my case, my eagerness to go on a diet (if and when I do choose to do so) tends to be more out of a desire to live a longer, healthier life so that my family can have me around for many more years rather than anything having to do with weight loss.

 

My Situation, And Some Encouragement!

I stand 5 feet 2 inches tall, and I have a “petite” frame (meaning that I am not “big-boned” at all).  So, my ideal weight is between 95 to 100 lbs.  For more than a year, I was able to keep my weight right around 100 lbs or so . However, since the last holiday season, I confess that I have been very undisciplined when it comes to my food intake.  I know that there are people in this world who seem to be able to eat anything and somehow don’t gain weight, but I most certainly am not one of them… not any more!  In my case, increased food intake (not to mention a total disregard for the quality of the food being taken in) is the fastest and surest way to gain weight!  You see, like many people, I am what you would call a “stress eater”, which means that my tendency is to eat more when I’m under a lot of stress.  Big Daddy being laid up in the hospital for three months certainly didn’t help.  So three months later, here I am — 20 lbs. heavier… again!  Yeah, yeah… I know, right?  I wish I could say that I totally regret every single doughnut and slice of cake I’ve eaten, but in truth, I confess that I don’t.  I felt extremely happy and satisfied when I had them!  Haha!   I recall shaking my head one time and throwing my hands up in the air in frustration while trying to squeeze myself into my favorite pair of jeans (great jeans…what a waste!),  but – since I don’t really place my self esteem squarely on the number displayed on the scale – I am still at peace in the knowledge that I’m beautiful just the way I am — heavy thighs, hips, love handles and all!

That’s how I’d encourage y’all to think too, Ladies.  Please don’t let your weight affect how you feel about yourselves.  Yes, it’s a healthy thing to be convicted about taking better care of your bodies, but only because you want to improve  the quality of your lives, living life to the fullest, and not because you think you look disgusting and ugly.

Luckily for me, my body has always had this weird ability to shed off excess fat as quickly as I put it on, especially if I commit to a reasonable diet or weight loss plan.  (Thank you, God!  :))

 

7 Day Weight Loss Plan

So, today, out of a desire to jump-start my journey back to my ideal weight, I’ve decided to use the same weight loss plan I implemented a week prior to my wedding day eight years ago – a plan I would call my 7 Day Weight Loss Plan.

Over the next seven days, starting today, I will work to lose (again) at least 10 lbs.   To be clear, this is not the Master Cleanse Diet (which I also do three times a year) because my goal in this case is not to detoxify, but simply to lose pounds – two entirely different objectives.  (It’s really important to differentiate between the two).  I hope to document for myself and the world that losing 10 lbs. in just one week is a safe, reasonable and realistic goal, without having to go through a serious detox such as the Master Cleanse Diet to get it done – even on a small frame such as mine. It’s important to keep in mind, though, that whatever weight loss or diet plan you decide to start, trying to lose significantly more weight than that in a short amount of time will do more harm than good.

 

The Specifics Of My 7 Day Weight Loss Plan

Day 1 : Fruits Only

  • all kinds of fruits are allowed except for banana
  • preferred fruits are apples, watermelon and all citrus fruits
  • eat as much as you want
  • no preserved and canned fruits allowed

Day 2 : Vegetables Only

  • raw or boiled vegetables only, may or may not be seasoned with only a little bit of salt and pepper
  • no cream, milk, butter or oil may be used in the preparation of these vegetables
  • snack on at least one 8-inch celery stalk in between meals

Day 3 – Fruits & Vegetables Only

  • Both vegetables and fruits are allowed on this day
  • oil, butter, cream, cheese or milk must not be used in the preparation
  • only raw or boiled vegetables are allowed
  • no potatoes allowed
  • no bananas allowed
  • no preserved and canned fruits allowed
  • snack on at least one 8-inch celery stalk in between meals

Day 4 : Banana & Milk

  • consume 8 bananas, 3 glasses of milk and 1 bowl of vegetable soup* throughout the day

*Vegetable Soup: 23oz of vegetable broth, 1 onion, 2 green chile or bell pepper, 1 cabbage, 2 lettuce leaves, 1 chopped stalk of celery and 1 carrot, seasoned with a little bit of salt & pepper and boiled together for 5 minutes.

Day 5 : Adding Brown Rice

  • mixture of fruits, vegetables and a small cup of boiled brown rice
  • consume 1 small cup of boiled brown rice, 6 tomatoes, 2 apples, 1 small bowl of vegetable salad, 1/2 glass of skimmed milk, 1 orange, 1 grapefruit throughout the day; vegetable soup optional
  • snack on at least one 8-inch celery stalk in between meals
  • no preserved and canned fruits allowed

Day 6 : Vegetables & Rice

  • oil, butter, cream or cheese must not be used in the preparation of the vegetables
  • as much vegetable salad or vegetable soup throughout the day but only 1 small cup of boiled brown rice
  • snack on at least one 8-inch celery stalk in between meals

Day 7 – Vegetables, Rice & Fruit Juice

  • as much vegetable salad or vegetable soup throughout the day but only 1 small cup of boiled brown rice, with fresh fruit juice (preferably grapefruit or orange juice)

Everyday : Day 1 to Day 7

  • Right after waking up, drink one glass of water with at least 1 tablespoon of Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
  • drink a glass of warm water with 3 tablespoons of lemon juice before breakfast every day with no more than 2 tablespoons of honey (the less honey, the better)
  • drink 10-12 glasses of water every day
  • no fruit juice allowed, except for Day 7
  • 3 cups of green tea (consumed throughout the day) with very little to no honey
  • do at least 15 minutes of walking
  • do 5-10 minutes of the exercise illustrated in the following video every day:

As you can surely see, this 7 Day Weight Loss Plan (or any other weight loss plan for that matter) requires a great deal of commitment, discipline and self-control — something I admit I haven’t been so good at recently — so wish me luck, guys! icon smile The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan  I will post the results of my own journey with my 7 Day Weight Loss Plan here on MyMy Blog a week from now, so stay tuned. icon smile The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan

By the way, should any of you decide to join me on this journey, please share with me your progress too! I would love to hear from you! icon smile The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan

 

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About The Author: Myla “MyMy” Upshaw

Myla “MyMy” Upshaw is a stay-at-home mom who prides herself on her status as a Filipino Christian wife and mother and “domestic goddess”. She blogs about popular subjects for stay-at-home moms such as fashion, family, beauty, relationships, entrepreneurialism (“mompreneur”), movies, self-improvement, health & wellness as well as about her faith as a follower of Christ.

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  1. Mary-Ann

    So how was it? did you lose 10 pounds in 7 days?

    regards mary

    • Myla Upshaw

      I did in fact lose 9.8 lbs, Mary-Ann. Admittedly, I failed to do my exercises for three (out of the seven) days and didn’t consistently snack on my celery. Yup! Guilty. I was very pleased with the results though. I imagined I probably would have surpassed my goal if I did exactly as planned. I intend to do better next time. :)

  2. Mitz

    Happy to read your blogs and I will surely try this :-) I really need to lose weight to bring back my confidence. Thank you so much. Hope to read more from you.

    Thanks again :)

  3. priyanka

    I will try your weigh loss plan. What else can u suggest for snack? Parang hndi ko kaya kumain ng celery lang.

    • Myla Upshaw

      Hi, Priyanka! on days where only fruits are allowed, you may snack on any fruit (apples, oranges, watermelon, etc.) except bananas. On days when only vegetables are allowed, carrots, cucumbers, turnips, zucchinis, etc. are all good. Then of course, on days when you can have both fruits and vegetables, any of those I mentioned would be good alternatives. Just stay away from the “bawal”. :)

  4. Wamsy

    I will try this, not exactly but atleast eto ang basis ko. SAlamat sa blog mo..

  5. Nicz

    I’ll try this for sure :) But what kind of milk shall I consume on the 4th day? Thanks for this awesome diet plan by the way!

  6. kayeena

    i would like to be motivated by your advise, i hope i could do the same and gain the same result..:)

    • Myla Upshaw

      You can do it, Kayeena. However, the 7 Day Weight Loss Plan is recommended/ideal for those who are tying to beat some sort of deadline. If you’re not under extreme time pressure, I would suggest that you take your time and maybe start by replacing one meal with just some fresh juice drink, then move to replacing two meals with juice, and so on. Something like that. You can also try eliminating the obvious weight destroyers from your diet such as starchy food, junk food, food high in sugar and sodium, etc. Nothing too intense when it comes to exercising if you’re not in a hurry to drop the weight. :)

  7. Jasmin M. Asilo

    Hi there. I appreciate much your blog, as this is what I have been looking for; a meal plan of foods that are readily available, a realistic target, and an easy set of exercises. I am actually 50 pounds heavier than the ideal weight that I should have. Am really gonna give this a shot. Thank you so much and may you be blessed more.

    • Myla Upshaw

      You’re welcome, Jasmin. Please keep in mind that the goal of this weight loss plan is to shed off 10 lbs within a week. If your plan is to lose more weight than that, just don’t try to do it all within a week. Take your time and if you can, perhaps follow this plan for two weeks, and see how it works out for you. Good luck! :)

  8. Anj

    Looks like a very good plan. I want to shed a few pounds too! With ”no oil” do you mean even olive oil? I usually prepare my vegetables boiled with a little olive oil. How does that affect the results? And for day 1, what fruit do you usually have for breakfast?

    • Myla Upshaw

      Yes, Anj. That includes even olive oil, at least for the duration of this 7 day weight loss program. I don’t think they would differ all that much in taste. For breakfast, just any traditional breakfast fruit platter will do – apples, watermelon, papaya, melon, oranges, pineapples.

  9. wam

    I bumped into your blog while searching for the fastest way to lose weight! Will surely try this and in fact, I’ll start tomorrow, haha! wish me luck Myla! :D

  10. Stacy

    Hi :) I just love your blog and although this is my first time commenting I check in and read your posts from time to time. Was wondering if you and your husband are still selling/drinking Javita? I haven’t seen anything for awhile about it and thought you may post about it on this one because of the weightloss aspect of the coffee. Thanks in advance.

  11. enaj

    that’s the GM DIET and you did not mention that as if you are claiming that you invented the diet plan urself tsk tsk :-)

    • Myla Upshaw

      Hi, Jane! Thank you for your comment. I’m sorry you read something in my blog post that I had no intention of saying or implying at all. I certainly did not claim that I “invented” this diet plan. In fact, I used the word “implemented” which means “applied” or “executed”, and the only intention I had in writing this down was to help other people who, just like me, might benefit from it – not for mere ego trip. However, let me point out a few things that you might not have been aware of: (1) a vast majority of diet plans you’ll find online is a spin-off of other diet plans. Just try Googling the “Lemonade Diet”, and you’ll find hundreds of different variations, many of which do not even give reference to its creator, Stanley Burroughs, since the “Lemonade Diet” is simply the “Master Cleanse” diet, only given a different name. On one article, it was even given a name, “Beyonce’s Lemonade Diet”, as if Beyonce Knowles even “claimed” to have invented the diet… but we know better, right? (2) the GM Diet was NOT my direct source of inspiration for The 7 Day Weight Loss Plan that I used 8 years ago, but another article; (3) the GM Diet, I believe, includes coconut water and banana shake, allowed orange juice in the early stages of the plan, and some meat even. The diet plan I was sharing here did not have that; (4) I added a few things (the apple cider vinegar drink, the green tea and celery stalks to snack on) that were completely my own.

      I believe there was no law that prohibited me from tweaking a diet plan to suit my personal needs – the same way you can tweak a spaghetti recipe, add fish sauce to it, for all we care, and call it your own, right? However, I must reiterate that I only shared what diet plan I “implemented” and never claimed to have “invented” the diet plan. Hope this information will finally ease your mind about the post. :)

  12. Harry

    Mam ok lng ba ang eggs? Saka yung gulay igigisa ok lang?

    • Myla Upshaw

      Hi, Harry! Wag na muna ang eggs because it’s a byproduct from poultry. Fruits and veggies lang muna tayo. And no “gisa” din. That means you would use oil, diba? So, the answer is NO. Boiled or steamed only. :)

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