While there are a myriad of ways to drop weight in a hurry, not all of them are healthy or recommended. This seven-day plan, which promises to help you lose 10 pounds, was created by Dr. Joel Furman and is highly recommended by Dr. Mehmet Oz. The plan focuses on healthy habits: focus 90 percent of your diet around nutrient-dense foods, incorporate berries, mushrooms and onions as often as possible, and consume a nutritious shake on a daily basis. Using these strategies not only helps with weight loss but also with establishing healthier eating habits.
- Use the 90/10 rule
For each of your three meals, Dr.Furman recommends replacing 90 percent of what you'd normally eat with more nutrient-dense foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, nuts and whole grains. The remaining 10 percent of your diet is for meats, fats and oils. For breakfast, oatmeal and fruit are a recommended option. At lunchtime, opt for beans and legumes instead of meat, and make dinner "lean and green" by focusing on lean protein and leafy green vegetables. Try low-fat fish or skinless chicken with spinach, eggplant or broccoli.
- Incorporate berries, onions and mushrooms
Dr. Furman recommends fat "BOMbs"--an acronym for berries, onions and mushrooms. These foods support a fat-loss diet by preventing the development of new blood vessels to be used by fat cells. These are called anti-angiogenic foods, and the more you consume, the faster your fat cells will die, and the faster you will see results.
- Flush toxins
Consuming an unhealthy diet with processed foods causes your body to accumulate toxins over time. To flush these toxins out of your system and kick-start weight loss, Dr. Furman recommends regularly consuming a health drink made with strawberries, lemon juice and pomegranate juice. Combine 1 cup of ice, 1 cup of strawberries, 4 ounces of pomegranate juice and a dash of lemon juice into a blender. Consume the drink daily.