Begin my 5 + 2 Plan only after you’ve completed the two-week jump start.
Each day, eat five meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner, plus a midmorning and mid-afternoon snack.
Choose four proteins, three vegetables, two fruits, two grains, and one fat from the hormone/balancer/detox list of foods.
Eat a serving of protein at breakfast, lunch, dinner, and one snack. Add a slow-digesting carb, such as a vegetable, oatmeal, beans, or legumes, whole-grain bread, or brown rice, at lunch and dinner.
Limit your intake of whole grains to no more than twice a day.
Add veggies to two of your meals and one snack or to a protein shake.
Eat low-fat dairy foods (including hard cheeses) sparingly- no more than two servings a day. But remember: no milk.
Eat two servings of fresh fruit daily. Enjoy them with meals, as desserts, or as snacks and try to combine them with protein.
Eat a variety of foods each week. Rotate your fruits, veggies, and protein selections frequently.
Drink three liters of water daily.
Read more in Jackie Warner's "This is Why You're Fat (And How to Get Thin Forever)" from Grand Central Publishing.