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Two Days a Week Are High-Protein Days
This is a complete switch from the smart-carb day. These days you'll have no carbs and little fat. You'll eat three high-protein meals and two high-protein veggie snacks. This works your metabolism differently than the smart-carb day because protein boosts your metabolism since it takes the most energy to digest, which in turn burns calories. Here's an example of what to eat on a high-protein day:
Breakfast: Egg-white omelet with veggies like spinach and mushrooms
Snack: Cheese and cucumber stack
Lunch: Tuna salad on greens (Get the recipe)
Snack: Turkey pickle roll-ups
Dinner: Steak with veggies like asparagus and cauliflower
Remember, you're doing your high-protein days between your splurge days so you don't feel deprived.