The Ultimate Summer 7-Day Diet Plan

If we had a penny for each time we heard the phrase "bikini body" this summer, we'd be very, very rich. And here's the thing: Your stellar swimsuit bod is completely attainable thanks to a consistent, fat-blasting workout routine and the right diet plan. We worked with Miraval Resorts' registered dietician Junelle Lupiani to create a satisfying, comprehensive week-long plan that will leave you full, healthy, and one step closer to that summer body of your dreams.

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June 10, 2013 10:08 AM
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Before You Get Started: Read This

We are all typically pressed for time in the morning, so all seven breakfasts are a blend of fruits and veggies, and take minimal effort or time to make. If you want, make a little extra blend and pour it into freezer pop molds — these are a great after dinner treat when you want to reach for something sweet.

Each salad in our lunch plan is plant based, but if you feel you need more energy, add four ounces of grilled chicken or fish.

The daily snacks can be consumed in the morning or the afternoon. If you feel like you need an additional snack, no problem — you can add an additional cup of fruit each day.

Dinner is intended to be quick and easy to prepare. It is also plant based, so the protein consists of a bean or legume, and there is also an intact grain. The best way to consume grains is to prepare them yourself without salt or oil. But since we are all pressed for time, feel free to used rinsed canned beans.

As for beverages, drink lots of green tea throughout the day — hot or iced — and plenty of water. At night, have some sparkling mineral water with fresh squeezed lime and one ounce of pure 100 percent unsweetened pomegranate, cherry, or blueberry juice.

Next, read our daily meal plans.