Lose 5 lbs a day!
Detox off holiday weight with fruit! Want to enjoy your Thanksgiving feast without worrying about your waistline? Here’s the solution! A quick, simple, delicious fruit detox can undo the damage even if you do overindulge!
T urkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, pie— go ahead and stuff yourself this Thanksgiving. You’ll still be able to fit into your skinniest jeans just five days later— and it’s thanks to a new plan from diet guru Jay Robb, C.N. His secret: “Flooding your body with nutrients from healthy foods— especially from unlimited fruit,” he reveals. That means bottomless servings of every luscious variety from apples and bananas to pineapple and pomegranate. Sure, some diets insist sugar in fruit is fattening. But Robb says the opposite is true— and he’s got a mountain of science to back him up. A Korean team recently dubbed it the “fruit paradox,” noting that, despite its sugar, research has consistently shown fruit has a strong anti-obesity effect. Meanwhile, a Harvard study assessing more than 20 years of data determined that the more fruit folks eat, the less they weigh. Aiming for lots of fruit works magic in the short term, too. The proof: When Woman’s World readers used a version of Robb’s Fit on Fruit plan to “detox” from bad eating habits, they shed nine, 10, even 12 pounds in just five days!
How much do you stand to lose? Here’s how to find out . . .
Your quick-start guide
In addition to unlimited fresh fruit all day and all night, you can whip up unlimited smoothies with protein powder. Want something savory to munch on? While fruit should be your focus, a few servings of nonstarchy veggies are fine, too, and you can enjoy them with guacamole or salsa (since the avocado and tomatoes in these dips are both fruits!). For dinner, enjoy a smoothie alongside a large mixed salad with any fruit desired plus hard-boiled egg whites, nuts and olive-oil-based dressing. “It’s a limited menu—but it’s very filling, and it’s nice that there’s really nothing to cook or measure,” notes Texas reader Peggy Morris, 52, who shrunk by 18 inches in five days. “You will love the results!”
How fruit fights fat ● Calorie-blocking fiber!
While many sweet foods cause blood sugar to spike then crash—leading to rapid fat storage and intense hunger—fruit contains enough water and fiber to “dilute” the sugar and cancel out the effect, hundreds After tracking according to Chonbuk six years, of folks for Louisiana National University’s s at researcher found Seong T. Hong, PH.D., University State whole who led extensive rethat the more ate, the search to determine fruit’s fruit a person she was potential role in fighting more likely the obesity epidemic. Better to be lean. yet, Hong points to evidence that fruit’s fiber not only reduces hunger, it actually inhibits certain digestive enzymes— a factor that helps prevent some calories we eat from ever being absorbed!
● Anti- obesity nutrients!
Hong and Robb both note that fruit is packed with vitamins and minerals that studies strongly link to weight loss—including vitamins A, C and E and minerals like calcium, copper and zinc. (See box, right, for more.) On top of that, fruit is the best source of fat-fighting flavonoid antioxidants. Harvard researchers determined that flavonoids are so powerful, they block calorie absorption, prevent fat deposits from forming, speed metabolism— and may be largely responsible for the weight-loss power of fruit!
● “Prebiotic” magic!
Scientists now know that naturally lean folks have very different
bacteria in their digestive tracts than overweight folks— and the latest findings show that the fiber and antioxidants in fruit are particularly good prebiotics. That means fruit feeds the type of bacteria that helps keep us effortlessly slim. Scientists say eating more fruit has a big enough impact on slimming bacteria to trigger “significant reductions in body weight!” Real-world wow! “On most diets, it takes at least two weeks to lose 10 pounds. On this one, I did it in five
days,” reveals Peggy Morris. “I also had more and more energy with each day. This plan is perfect to get ready for a holiday party!” Night-shift worker Michelle Perry, 40, agrees— though she was skeptical at first. Testing the plan in the midst of a 62-hour work week, “I thought I might starve,” she laughs. “But I was surprisingly full. And I lost five pounds in
one day. I’m sticking with it— and some of the girls at work are starting it, too. You really can’t beat this diet for speed!” Michelle shed a whopping 12 pounds in five days and is down 19 pounds total.