The 21 day kick start will retrain your body to burn fat for fuel. It is specifically designed in a way that will seem that there are carbohydrates in the foods without them being there. This is not a low fat, low carb diet. You must have an ample supply of fat for fuel. Anywhere from 50-70% of your daily calories should come from fat.
1. Eat 4-5 meals a day - always have lots of high good fats and included in the meal. There are no grains, no white flour and no white sugar allowed on this plan. At least 3 meals should have an ample portion of protein.
2. Keep the carbohydrate grams below 5 grams of carbohydrates per meal. Realize some of the meals in the day will be way below 5 grams of carbohydrates, which is fine.
3. Every third day have a banana and a serving of sweet potatoes. This is super easy; just throw a banana in a smoothie and make some mashed sweet potatoes at dinner. If you do not like sweet potatoes, you can have carrots or any starchy type of vegetable, but no white potatoes. If you are like me, you may need this little spark from a higher carbohydrate food to keep your body humming. It also will add to your glycogen stores.
4. Eliminate ALL artificial sweeteners. That includes DIET (DIE-T) soda. Anything that starts with DIE at the beginning stay away from. If you are a diet soda fan, substitute a healthy calorie free version soda. My favorite is Zevia brand soda, which is sweetened with Stevia, or Blue Sky soda.