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Getting nowhere fast with the same old routines? Take a fresh look at your fitness

When your computer freezes or your phone dies, what’s the first thing you do? Hit restart. The same goes for your body – if your quest for a honed figure, more energy and better health is stalling, you may need to reset your system.

The solution is more straightforward then you might think. The Body Reset Diet: Power Your Metabolism, Blast Fat and Shed Pounds in 15 Days ($19.55, Rodale Press) is a new diet and exercise plan by USB celled fitness trainer and nutritionist Harley Pasternak – the guru behind some of Hollywood’s hottest bods, including Megan Fox and Katy Perry. It will help you go from flab to fab – fast by building lean muscle while the weight drops off.

And it’s easy to follow. ‘And the meals are nutritious and wholesome, and they take just minutes, from prep to clean-up’, says Harley.

Why it works

Quick-fix diets usually spell disaster, but with the Body Reset Diet you’ll shed the pounds for good and you don’t have to endanger your health, put your life on hold or empty your purse.

The secret is eating throughout the day; not grazing continually but eating sensibly. This keeps your metabolism ticking over, regulates insulin levels and nixes cravings. ‘Your metabolism is like a windmill’, explains Harley. ‘When you eat frequently, you’re continually turning the windmill and keeping your metabolism stimulated’. A mix of smoothies, solid meals, veggies and fruit provides your body with nutrients, with no need to count calories.

The results

‘Noticeable inch loss in just five days… then more energy, a flat tum and glowing skin’

You can look forward to noticeable inch loss in the first five days, then – by the end of the diet – more energy, a flat tum and glowing skin. Sounds good, right? OK, let’s get started!

The breakdown

Want to do and when to do it:

Phase 1

Between days one and five, drink three smoothies and eat two snacks.

Fitness: Walk a minimum of 10,000 steps (just over four miles, depending on your height and stride) per day.

Walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day

Walk a minimum of 10,000 steps per day

Top tip: keep track of your progress with a pedometer

Phase 2

Between days six and 10, eat five times a day: two smoothies, one solid meal and two snacks between meals.

Fitness: Continue walking 10,000 steps per day, and perform circuit A, three days a week. The moves in circuit A are designed to train your posterior muscles, align your body and make your arms and middle look long and lean.

Top tip: Try to eat your meals while sitting down, with no distractions

Phase 3

From day 11, have one smoothie a day, plus two meals and two snacks.

Fitness: Stick to your 10,000 steps and alternate between resistance training circuits A and B. the moves in circuit B work the anterior muscles, such as your chest, oblique’s and quads.

Do circuit A on days 11, 13 and 15 and circuit B on days 12 and 14.

Top tip: plan meals well in advance and make sure you chew properly

 plan meals well in advance and make sure you chew properly

Plan meals well in advance and make sure you chew properly

The recipes

Smoothies are a part of each phase of the Body Reset Diet – they’re good for your body and taste amazing too. Each smoothie has a liquid base with lean protein, healthy fats and carbs from fruit or veggies, to make sure you don’t miss out on any important food groups or nutrients, the solid food recipes are also really tasty and chock-full of nutrients. Here are our favorites…

White smoothie

(Serves 1)

·         5 raw almonds (whole or chopped)

·         1 red apple, unpeeled, cored and chopped

·         1 small banana, frozen and cut into chunks

·         125ml fat-free natural Greek yoghurt

·         185g skimmed milk

·         ½ tsp. ground cinnamon

White smoothie

White smoothie

Drink it because… bananas replenish the potassium lost during workouts

Nutrition info: 325 calories, 4g fat, 56g carbs, 19g protein, 18g fiber

Snacks

You’re allowed a number of snacks during each phase of the plan. Each is around 150 calories and contains a minimum of 5g fiber.

Tasty combos

·         85g raspberries and 225s fat-free Greek yoghurt

·         1 cucumber with 85g smoked salmon and 1 tomato

·         1 apple and 3 turkey slices

·         115g edamame beans

·         85g lean roast beef and 1½  sliced red bell peppers

Tasty combos

Tasty combos

Red smoothie

(Serves 1)

·         125g frozen raspberries

·         35g frozen blueberries

·         ½ orange, peeled

·         1 scoop vanilla protein powder

·         1 tbsp. ground linseeds

Red smoothie

Red smoothie

Drinks it because…raspberries are rich in antioxidants and their enzymes may aid weight loss

Nutrition info: 271 calories, 5g fat, 43g carbs, 27g protein, 11g fiber

Green smoothie

(Serves 1)

·         60g spinach leaves

·         1 ripe pear, unpeeled, cored and chopped

·         15 green or red grapes

·         185g fat-free Greek yoghurt

·         2 tbsp. chopped avocado

·         1-2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

Green smoothie

Green smoothie

Drink it because…spinach contains twice the iron of other greens and may make your muscles more efficient

Nutrition info: 275g calories, 6g fat, 48g carbs, 20g protein, 9g fiber

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