The 7-Day Kickstart Cleanse

Lose weight and boost your energy levels with this week-long plan.

The 7-Day Kickstart Cleanse

This seven-day cleanse, which was created by nutritionist J.J. Smith and integrative medicine expert Dr. Frank Lipman is the perfect tool to help you kick off your weight loss goals and boost your energy levels. By combining a few key ingredients like apple cider vinegar, Greek yogurt, and coconut oil, you can finally say goodbye to lethargy, weight issues, bloat, and a general sense of malaise. Follow along to find out how you can improve your day-to-day with a few healthy tweaks along the way.

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What to Expect

For the next seven days, you will have three teaspoons of apple cider vinegar, two teaspoons of coconut oil, and one cup of Greek yogurt. But unlike other cleanses that don't leave room for much else, Smith says you can also have plenty of fruits, vegetables, healthy fats, and lean proteins. Just make sure to avoid sugar, processed foods, and alcohol to really clean out your body and kickstart your wellness.

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Nuts May Be Your Best Snack to Help Maintain Weight Loss — Here's Why

It could also help lower your heart rate and bad cholesterol.

Is trying to lose weight — and keep it off — driving you nuts? Well, maybe it should drive you to nuts. New findings published in the journal Nutrients highlight the power nuts may have on successful weight loss.

Nuts vs. Pretzels

UCLA researchers put 95 overweight or obese folks ages 30–68 on a diet that provided 500 calories less than needed to maintain their resting metabolic rate for 12 weeks, then maintenance for another 12. The diet included 1.5 ounces of mixed nuts for half the group and pretzels for the others (both "snacks" delivered the same amount of calories).

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