The Fat Burning Diet was created by Jay Robb after he effectively treated his own hypoglycemia while following this diet. Robb states that this diet is designed to help stabilize blood-sugar levels and increase energy levels; weight loss is simply a positive side effect.
When on the Fat Burning Diet, individuals will cycle between a low-carbohydrate day followed by a high-carbohydrate day. According to Robb, this cycling teaches the body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates for energy. This will alter how the body stores glycogen and fat, which should lead to weight loss.
The meal plan on the Fat Burning Diet focuses on good carbohydrates, healthy fats and high-quality protein sources. Recommended foods include sweet potatoes, brown rice, whole-wheat pasta, whole-wheat bread, fresh vegetables and fresh fruits. Dieters are advised to eat three meals a day and are allowed one cheat meal a week. Below are meal plans for both the high-carbohydrate and low-carbohydrate days on the Fat Burning Diet. Unfortunately, snacks are not advised while on the Fat Burning Diet.
For breakfast, enjoy a three egg white omelet. Simply combine three egg whites in a small bowl. Add 1 tbsp of water and season with salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
Heat a nonstick skillet over medium heat. Spray skillet with cooking spray and pour the eggs into the pan. Cook for two minutes or until eggs begin to set. Add 1 oz of cheddar cheese and 1 tbsp of salsa to half of the egg mixture. Allow to cook for another minute and then fold part of the omelet over the cheese and salsa half. Allow to cook one more minute or until set.
For lunch, have a large raw vegetable salad topped with protein and omega-3-rich tuna fish and avocado, which supplies the body with healthy fats. To make this salad, simply take 2 ½ cups of spinach or romaine lettuce and top with 3 oz of tuna, 1 sliced carrot, 1 sliced roma tomato, ¼ sliced cucumber and 1 tbsp of avocado. Top the salad with 1 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice, salt and pepper.
For dinner, you can have an Asian-inspired meal. Simply cook 4 to 6 oz of lean beef on a skillet until it reaches desired level of doneness. Remove from skillet and keep warm. Add 1 cup of broccoli to the skillet with 2 tsp of olive oil. Sauté until broccoli is tender. Return beef to the skillet and top mixture with 2 tbsp soy sauce and 2 oz of peanuts.
Begin your day with 1 cup of mixed fruit with 6 oz low fat yogurt, any flavor. On the side, enjoy one slice of whole-wheat toast topped with ½ tbsp of honey.
For lunch, enjoy 4 oz of cooked turkey breast with a medium baked sweet potato. On the side, have a side salad topped with 1 to 2 tbsp of low fat salad dressing.
For dinner, you can enjoy 4 to 6 oz of baked chicken breast served on a ½ cup bed of whole-wheat pasta. Enjoy with 1 cup of steamed zucchini.
On your high-carbohydrate days, you are allowed a dessert. An excellent dessert option includes a cup of fresh fruit or a serving of sugar-free Jell-o.