Lauren Kelly Nutritionist

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***Three – Five Day Jump Start to Weight Loss with Clean Eating*** Grocery List

on September 9, 2012

It’s time to JUMP START!  Are you ready?

I get asked all the time about cleanses and detoxes these days.  It seems like most people are looking for the latest “quick fix”.  I get it.  People want results. NOW!  In order to live healthy and maintain a healthy weight, you need to do one thing…CHANGE YOUR LIFESTYLE!!!

Personally, I don’t believe in restricting certain food groups or severely cutting back on calories to lose weight.  If only it could be a s easy as “Eat when you are hungry” and “Stop when you are full”, everyone out there would be happy with their bodies!!

So instead of drinking cleanses and taking “detox” pills, why not  eat only clean, unprocessed foods and no added sugar for 3-5 days to give yourself a JUMP START?

Here’s what you need to do:

  • start each morning with hot water and 1/2 fresh squeezed lemon (must be on empty stomach to flush out toxins)
  • no coffee , just green tea (aim for 3-5 cups)
  • 1 gallon of water a day which you can add lemon, mint or ginger to
  • no dairy (except plain greek yogurt)
  • no bread/pasta/rice… only quiona or rolled/steel cut oats
  • opt for 2-3 “juices*” a day if you want to juice, otherwise load up on fresh raw veggies.  no more than 2-3 fruits each day * juices are only homemade with fresh veggies and fruit
  • no sugar at all (besides the fruit)
  • no carbonated beverages at all (obviously no soda but also no seltzer)
  • if you want to do vegetarian, load up on raw or steamed beans (mix with raw veggies and lime juice)
  • if you aren’t doing vegetarian, choose only lean white meats and fish and either steam, grill or bake  (Herbs, garlic, lemon, lime (even fresh orange) are great to season)
  • hard boiled eggs are great, only 1 whole egg per day, egg whites are unlimited
  • All nuts are great.  Make sure they are raw and unsalted.  Also, no more than 14 nuts per serving, 2 servings a day.
  • Lastly, make sure you get between 7-8 hours of sleep each night.  Now, I know those who have kids, sometimes kids don’t get the memo.  Try your best by going to bed early each night!

Besides flushing out your system with all the water, you are only eating unprocessed foods, which you will feel lighter and should give you more energy.  This is a great way to focus on whole foods and add tons of vitamins and nutrients to your diet.


Here is a GROCERY LIST for you to get started:

  • lemons
  • eggs
  • leans white meats and fish
  • plain greek yogurts
  • fruits
  • green tea
  • vegetables, lots of them (if you are planning to juice: spinach, kale and other leafy greens, beets, carrots, celery, cucumbers, asparagus are wonderful to juice.  You can always add one of your fruits to sweeten it up)
  • nuts
  • herbs for chicken and fish
  • mint or ginger to liven up your water or for juicing
  • quinoa
  • oats
  • beans

After the 3-5 days try to eat as many unprocessed foods as you can throughout the day.  Prepare for the week ahead by stocking your refrigerator with fresh fruits and veggies and lean proteins.  Comment on this blog post or my facebook page if you want to join me starting tomorrow. GOOD LUCK!!  Happy CLEAN Eating! 🙂


13 responses to “***Three – Five Day Jump Start to Weight Loss with Clean Eating*** Grocery List

  1. Reblogged this on whohastimeforthegym and commented:
    This is awesome advice from an actual nutritionist. Skip the cutting out food groups and just eat better.

  2. Sounds like a big challenge for a carb lover like me, but it’s something I should definitely try.
    Question: why do the nuts have to be raw? I get the unsalted part, but I’m wondering why I couldn’t roast them.

  3. Becca says:

    This sounds like a big challenge for a carb lover like me, but it’s something I should definitely try.
    Question: Why do the nuts have to be raw? I get the unsalted part… I just think they taste better when they’re roasted.

  4. Will this work for a diabetic?

  5. lacretia dockery says:

    does no sugar include stevia?

  6. Barbara Budelman says:

    Going to start this tomorrow. I don’t need to lose but would like a little pick me up.
    Question: What is wrong with seltzer?
    Thanks for the kick start

    • Hi barbara! I get asked this question a lot. There is absolutely nothing wrong with seltzer. It may bloat you though so I take it out. If you would like to drink it, go for it. I want you to alter the plan to however it works for you. The idea is for people to become aware of all the processed foods they are eating. Good luck Barbara 🙂

  7. Yana says:

    What is your opinion about kombucha? I have a culture and make it at home but you need to put sugar for bacteria.

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