My clients often ask me how to drop a few pounds right before a big event, and I've found a simple formula that works, so I'd love to share it with you today. It's perfect before a big event like a wedding or reunion.
So my secret is simple (Don't you like simple? No books to buy or complicated lists of "yes" and "no" foods). Only eat foods that start with a "S" - smoothie, salad, and simple super.
Check out my Mama Morning Shake Recipie to see what I put in my morning smoothie. I've been digging this protein powder lately. It has no added sugar, and doesn't have such a "protein powder" taste that I can't taste the fruits and veggies. I want my smoothie to taste like food, not like chalk.
For lunch, have a salad. I'm a protein girl, so I usually have salmon on mine, but you could do hard boiled eggs, chicken, or keep it vegan.
A "simple supper" for me is meat and unlimited vegetables. Namely, try to avoid carbs late in the day. Learn how yummy and filling fruit can be. Add rice or quinoa if you still feel hungry, but add vegetables before that.
And that's it. Here's why I love this plan: It's simple, you can repeat it without thinking (sometimes my leftover dinner meat is my salad for the next day), and you can customize it to your budget. I love a cleanse as much as the next girl, but sometimes those get ridiculously expensive. Flexibility for me is key - make it vegan, make it organic, make it local, whatever works for you. Just eat the 3 "S"s!**