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2 week Trim Down before New Year’s Eve!

December 14, 2010 Diet, Health, Healthy food concoctions, Other 5 Comments

New Year’s Eve is only 2 weeks away and the invites are starting to roll in. Lots of people may choose to lay low and enjoy a quiet evening at home watching the ball drop around the world, but many others are planning an evening of getting glammed up and painting the town all sorts of colors with friends.

Unless you’re very strict and disciplined, the Holiday season can pack on a few pounds from all the holiday eggnog, alcohol, and all the feasts at your family gatherings.

If you’ve indulged a little more than you thought, you’re probably feeling a little more bloated and stressing fitting into that New Year’s eve outfit that you’re dying to rock!

I will be the first to admit that I have shoved a few extra holiday cookies in my mouth and the scale is a little upset at me.

Not feeling cute in a cute outfit is not cute! I know that when I’m feeling a little pudgy in a cute outfit, I just want to strip it off and put on my comfy, no-fail, hide everything black pants and top….

There’s no need to be mad at yourself because you have 2 weeks before the fun event. Plus…. I’m sure you’re the only one that has noticed the few pounds, so ultimately, this trim down is for YOU.

Below, I’m going to showcase my¬† sample meal plan that will help trim a few pounds, flatten out my bloated belly, and get me feeling and looking great on my fun night out!

Follow the 7 day meal plan and repeat for the second week :)

My trim down diet is NOT a starvation diet. The meals are well balanced and full of nutrition to keep my body working at its best.

I allow myself one mini cheat meal on the weekend and that usually involves some yummy carbs or sugary treats like hearty chocolate chips!

I also provided some links to the foods. Click on them, and the link will take you to a suggested product that will work in this diet.

Good Luck!

Day 1:

Day 2:

Day 3:

Day 4:

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with smoked salmon + 1 whole grain toast
  • Snack: Protein Bar (low carb/ low sugar/ low calorie)
  • Lunch: Turkey sandwich w/ lettuce, tomato, avocado + carrot sticks
  • Snack: 1 cup edamame
  • Dinner: shrimp stir fry w/ broccoli, snap peas, carrots, celery & low sodium soy sauce + 1/2 cup brown rice
  • Late night snack if I’m starving: low fat string cheese and 2 turkey slices

Day 5:

Day 6:

  • Breakfast: Protein Bar (low carb) + 1 cup almond milk
  • Snack: 1 oz walnuts with 1 medium banana
  • Lunch: Grilled chicken parm (topped with marinara and light cheese) with a side of spinach
  • Snack: Non fat plain yogurt with 1/2 cup mixed berries and sweetener
  • Dinner: Beef stew with vegetables (1 bowl) + side salad OR CHEAT MEAL. (Light cheat since we’re trying to trim down)
  • Late night snack if I’m starving: celery and sweet red pepper slices

Day 7:

(if you cheated too much the night before, this is a good light day to recover and get back on track)

After following this plan, you should feel more trim and ready to party! Also, pay attention to the boost of energy you will get from eating healthier and lighter without starving your body.

Have fun and be safe everyone!




  1. Sophia says:

    This sounds like a great meal planner. I’m definitely going to use more than a couple of these meal suggestions. Thanks, Ghada! Hopefully, I can keep some of the extra pounds off for the big day!

  2. Kyra says:

    These are fantastic ideas!!! In 2011 meal planning is something I am looking to get into. Perhaps I could help push your products because those bars really were great snacks!!

  3. Ghada says:

    Hi Sophia! Let me know how you feel after a few days of trying this. You should be satisfied throughout the day and the little bit of sweet flavors here and there will cut sugar cravings for the bad stuff…. well, it’s delicious lol but sticks to the hips! Hope you’re ready for the Holidays!

  4. Ghada says:

    @ Kyra! Yes, I’m soooo excited about 2011 period… I think it’s going to be a great year especially for the ladies! Let’s talk about networking/ working together! I would be honored to work with you!

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