Lose 7lbs in 7 days with this bikini ready diet plan

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Kick-start your beach body countdown with this low calorie meal plan...

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We all know that slow and steady wins the race when it comes to dieting, but if you can hear that bikini threatening you from the wardrobe - try this low-calorie diet for a week and kick-start your body into burning fat.

Your 7-day plan


• Simply follow the meal plan below, which allows you three meals each day including breakfast, lunch, supper and one snack from the snacks list.
Drink at least eight glasses of fluid daily. Water, herbal tea, diet drinks and sugar-free squash can be drunk freely. You can also have tea and coffee but milk must come from your milk allowance (see below) Sorry, no alcohol.
• Your daily milk allowance is 1pt (600ml) skimmed milk or ½pt (300ml) skimmed milk and 1 pot low fat yogurt.
• Only follow the plan for seven days.

Monday


Bikini Body Breakfast: 1 sachet Oat So Simple made with water and/or skimmed milk (from your allowance).

Lean Lunch: Tuna Nicoise Salad made from 100g (4 oz) tuna in brine/spring water, 1 sliced, boiled egg, 1 tbsp lentils, lettuce, cucumber, onion and tomato. Serve with 1 rice cake.

Slimming Supper: Make a Chicken Stir-fry combining 1 grilled, sliced chicken breast with 1 red pepper, 1 courgette, sliced, and a handful of mushrooms and bean sprouts. Fry in low-fat cooking spray (add a splash of water if you want) and serve with 60g (2oz, dry weight) noodles.

Tuesday


Bikini Body Breakfast: Fruit Smoothie made from 1 small pot of low fat yogurt, a splash of skimmed milk (from your allowance), ½ banana, a big handful of berries and ice.

Lean Lunch: Any supermarket sandwich less than 350 calories.

Slimming Supper: Bean Chilli: Combine 1 small can of kidney beans with 1 small can of tomatoes, 1 chopped onion, courgette and pepper, 2 tbsp sweetcorn and add chilli pepper according to taste. Simmer until softened and serve with 3 tbsp boiled rice.

Wednesday


Bikini Body Breakfast: Scrambled eggs made from 2 eggs, a splash of milk (from your allowance) and served with unlimited grilled mushrooms and tomatoes.

Lean Lunch: 400g can of soup (non creamy and under 7% fat) and 1 slice of wholemeal bread.

Slimming Supper: Italian Salad made from 40g (1½ oz) light mozzarella cheese, 2 slices Parma ham, 2 tbsp chickpeas, 3 sliced tomatoes, unlimited rocket lettuce, celery and cucumber. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Thursday


Bikini Body Breakfast: 2 Weetabix topped with ½ sliced banana and milk (from your allowance).

Lean Lunch: Bowl of crudités and 4 slices of chicken breast. Serve with 3 Ryvitas spread with low fat spread.

Slimming Supper: Pork Chop and Vegetables: Roast 1 x 125g (4 ½ oz) pork chop, 1 courgette and 2 large carrots, both diced, with 2 par-boiled potatoes and 1 beef tomato, all sprayed with low fat cooking oil spray. Serve with steamed broccoli.

Friday


Bikini Body Breakfast: Fruit Salad made from 4 slices fresh pineapple (about 160g/5 ½oz), 1 apple, ½ banana, and 1 orange, all chopped.

Lean Lunch: 1 tortilla filled with 100g (3oz) of chicken breast, a handful of salad leaves, 6 cherry tomatoes, 1 inch of diced cucumber and unlimited shredded lettuce.

Slimming Supper: Any ready-meal under 350 calories.

Saturday


Bikini Body Breakfast: 2 slices of wholemeal toast spread thinly with low-fat spread (Marmite optional)

Lean Lunch: Ham salad made from ½ diced cucumber, ½ shredded little gem lettuce and ½ avocado, cut into chunks and top with 3 slices of ham, roughly shredded, 1 small wholemeal roll.

Slimming Supper: Cheese omelette made from 2 eggs, 25g (1oz) half-fat cheddar cheese and a handful of mushrooms and fired in low fat cooking oil spray. Serve with a salad of 2 tbsp chickpeas, tomatoes, lettuce and cucumber.

Sunday


Bikini Body Breakfast: ½ melon topped with 1 handful of raspberries.

Lean Lunch: 2 slices of wholemeal toast topped with 4 tbsp baked beans.

Slimming Supper: 2 grilled Quorn/low-fat sausages served with 4 boiled new potatoes and broccoli and carrots.

SNACKS


2 Melba Toasts topped with 1 Babybel cheese
3 Crackerbreads topped 1 slice of turkey roll
1 bag Ryvita Minis
2 slices of ham
1 small bowl of crudités with 1 tbsp low-fat dip
1 small pot of low fat yogurt
1 piece of fruit
1 small handful of dried fruit or nuts
1 Hartley's Ready To Eat Reduced Sugar Jelly pot, 175g
1 Solero (any flavour)

Please see your GP before starting this or any other weight loss regime.

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