Best Diet Plans to Shed Holiday Pounds Quickly

The holidays are here, and so is the delicious food. How will you avoid gaining those extra pounds over the holidays? If you do decide to enjoy every ounce of Grandma’s cookies, what is your plan to loose the extra pounds you put on feasting this holiday season? I have a few suggestions to loose those extra five or ten pounds of unwanted weight.

The Two Week Cereal/Tea Diet – A silly diet plan that works

Want to loose up to ten pounds in 2 weeks? Okay I’ll warn you, that this isn’t going to be one of those “eat what you want and loose weight” diets. The cereal/tea diet will not satisfy your taste buds, but you will loose the weight. Although the cereal/tea diet is probably not the tastiest diet, it is easy and inexpensive. Follow these simple steps to achieve five-ten pounds of weight loss in two weeks:

grocery list:

2-3 boxes of one of the following cereals

Grape Nuts
Special K
Quaker Oatmeal Squares

One Gallon of Skim Milk
One Gallon of Soy Milk

One large box of herbal teas
(green tea, white tea, and ginger tea)

The Cereal/Tea Diet Plan:
Every day for two weeks have a bowl of cereal for breakfast and dinner. Drink five glasses of herbal teas hot or cold every day for two weeks. Cut out coffee completely.

The Tuna/Grapefruit Diet

It’s time to stock your fridge with tons of grapefruit and frozen veggies. The tuna/grapefruit diet is not for those that hate tuna fish. Tuna is a lean source of protein and can be prepared several ways. It is much leaner than chicken or beef. This diet is also pretty simple. Follow the following steps for two weeks:

grocery list

14 grapefruits
6 large cans of chunk/light tuna
4 frozen tuna fillets
6 bags frozen veggies
Lemon juice
Garlic cloves
Fat free spinach tortilla

tuna/grapefruit diet plan:

Every morning have one whole grapefruit for your breakfast with a glass of water. For lunch prepare canned tuna with lemon juice or garlic cloves. Eat tuna alone, or on fat free spinach tortilla. For Dinner bake one half of a tuna filet with garlic cloves or other favorite spices. Eat as many frozen vegetables as you like. For dessert have one half of a grapefruit.

Moderation/Portion Size

My last diet suggestion is for anyone that does not want to follow a diet plan that limits what types of foods you can eat. My best advice to someone that wants to shed pounds is to cut back on their portion sizes and stay away from restaurants for a couple months. If you still want to dine-out make sure to only eat half of everything on your plate, and save the rest for a second meal. Portions served at restaurants tend to be way over the healthy amount that you should consume at one meal. Limit the amount of red meats that you have in your diet, and stick mostly to fish. Fish is a leaner source of protein and will help to keep you at your ideal weight. Stock up your fridge with convenient healthy snacks. Carrot sticks, apple sauce, apples, cereal sticks, almonds, olives, Jell-O, and yogurt are easy healthy snacks that will save you the extra pounds. Stay away from sodas, and stick to lots of green tea. If you still want to have soda limit it to once or twice a week, not every day.

As always make sure to consult your doctor before you start any new diet plan. These diets may not be suitable for everyone.