It requires weight training 45 minutes three days a week, alternating with aerobic exercise for at least 20 minutes three days a week.
You diet six days a week, having six small meals per day of ‘healthy’ foods – lean meat, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and fish. The seventh day is a rest day in which you eat whatever you like.Each meal consists of:
- 1fist-sized portion protein – lean meat, poultry, fish, egg whites or cottage cheese
- 1 fist-sized portion healthy carbohydrates – potatoes or brown rice
- at least 2 portions vegetables
- 10 glasses water each day
- nutritional supplements
- 1-2 Tbsp flaxseed oil (Omega-3)
The Body for Life diet supplies about 40%-50% of calories in the form of protein, 40%-50% carbohydrates, and very little fat.
In general, eating small meals speeds up metabolism, curbs appetite, stabilizes blood sugar and provides more energy.
It is recommended that you check with your physician before starting any program that requires rigorous exercise.
This diet is not suitable for anyone with impaired kidney function.
If you love exercise, this may be the plan for you.