10-day challenge diet

My 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan to Lose Weight Without Going Hungry

You may know that I am a huge fan of the fasting mimicking diet. The fasting mimicking diet gives you the benefits of fasting, but you still get to eat. This 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan is similar to the fasting mimicking diet in many ways, but it lasts twice as long and allows you to consume more calories (around 1,000 -1,100). It’s the perfect fit for those who can’t stand feeling hungry (all my clients said they didn’t feel hungry), but need to lose weight and hit the “reset” button.

10-Day Challenge Diet Plan Guidelines

How this 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan is Similar to the Fasting Mimicking Diet

I bet you are curious to understand how this 10-day challenge diet works. It is similar to the fasting mimicking diet in many ways:

  • Dramatically reduces your overall calorie intake for a limited period of time. The fasting mimicking diet allows you to eat 40-50% of your normal calorie intake. The 10-Day Challenge Diet plan increases this amount to about 50-60%.
  • Temporarily removes all animal products from your diet. Less protein helps encourage autophagy (the process by which your body regenerates itself and cleanses out dead cells).
  • Focuses on vegetables and healthy fats. More vegetables and healthy fats is the one surefire way to supercharge your health.
  • Not a one-time fix. If you follow the 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan, you will see results. It might be weight loss, more energy, better sleep or something else, but it will make a difference in your life. However, it’s not your ticket to going back to your old habits while maintaining your results. I recommend you do it every 3 months or, you could do it once and try the fasting mimicking diet a few weeks later.

Besides these similarities, you will not be eating grains during the 10-day transformation. Dr. Valter Longo allows grains during the fasting mimicking diet, but I usually don’t consume them since vegetables are so much more filling with fewer calories.

When the 10-Day Challenge Diet May Be the Best Option for You

The 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan may be a better option than the fasting mimicking diet if you are just getting started because you won’t feel hungry. It doesn’t mean you won’t have cravings, but you won’t have to go hungry. If you get really “hangry”, the 10-Day Transformation is a good choice for you. If you would rather suffer more for fewer days than I suggest you stick to the fasting mimicking diet. Read my post about My Fasting Mimicking Diet Results to learn how you can get started. Or, if you haven’t taken my Fasting Personality Quiz yet, check it out! If the fasting mimicking diet is the right diet for you, you will receive a series of emails to take you step-by-step through the process of putting it into practice.

Fasting Personality Quiz

Yes Foods During the 10-Day Challenge

I am not going to make a list of yes foods and no foods because it’s easier to just focus on the foods you can have. Here’s what I recommend you eat during the challenge:

  • All vegetables
  • Fruits in moderation
  • Nuts and seeds in moderation
  • Healthy fats such as olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, and olives.

10-Day Challenge Meal Plan

When you check out the plan that comes with the optional products for this 10-Day Challenge Diet, you will see that it is stricter than what I am going to suggest for this meal plan. The original idea was to also dramatically reduce carbs for those who might suffer from candida. I decided that if some healthy carbs are good enough for Dr. Valter Longo (who designed the fasting mimicking diet), they are good enough for me.

Besides, I tend to struggle with candida, but I was able to overcome it by using one simple product. No drastic dietary change required!

I like eating similar meals each day as you will see in my 10-Day Challenge Meal Plan. However, in the next section, I am going to share a few more recipes in case you would like more variety.

DAY 1

Breakfast:

  • One apple with cinnamon and 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Coffee if you drink it.
  • Power Shake

Lunch:

  • 1 avocado with salt and pepper
  • Naturally fermented sauerkraut (optional)
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 1 cup of broccoli sauteed in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Power Shake

Macros: 1130 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

DAY 2

Breakfast:

  • One apple with cinnamon and 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Coffee if you drink it.
  • PowerShake

Lunch:

  • Cucumber with salt and pepper (unlimited amount)
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 1 cup of sweet potatoes baked in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Power Shake

Macros: 996 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

DAY 2

Breakfast:

  • One apple with cinnamon and 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Coffee if you drink it.
  • PowerShake

Lunch:

  • Cucumber with salt and pepper (unlimited amount)
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 1 cup of sweet potatoes baked in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Power Shake

Macros: 996 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

DAY 3

Breakfast:

  • One apple with cinnamon and 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Coffee if you drink it.
  • PowerShake

Lunch:

  • Cucumber with salt and pepper (unlimited amount)
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 1 head of romaine lettuce
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 Tbsp of dressing made with half olive oil, half lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt
  • Power Shake

Macros: 1,101 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

DAY 4

Breakfast:

Lunch:

  • 1 cup of steamed cauliflower with a seasoning of choice
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 2 white potatoes baked in 1 Tbsp of coconut oil
  • Power Shake

Macros: 909 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

DAY 5

Breakfast:

Lunch:

  • 2 cups of steamed broccoli with a seasoning of choice
  • Power Shake

Dinner:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup of steamed cauliflower
  • 1 head of lettuce
  • 2 Tbsp of salad dressing made with half olive oil and half lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt
  • Power Shake

Macros: 959 calories (61% fat, 28% carbohydrates, 11% protein)

For the second 5-day period, either repeat the exact same meals as you had during the first 5 days or play around with the foods included in this meal plan and the recipes in the next section. Just make sure you stay around 1,000-1,100 calories a day.

5-Day Meal Plan Diet

10-Day Challenge Recipes

The following recipes are around 300 because that’s what you will need to follow the 10-Day Challenge Diet.

Sweet Potato Salad

  • 3 cups spring greens
  • 1 cup roasted sweet potatoes
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • salt to taste

Layer your spring greens on your plate. Bake the sweet potato with coconut oil at 400F until nice and golden. Top your greens with the roasted sweet potato.

297 calories per serving

Carrot-Ginger Soup

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 thumb of ginger
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • Enough water to get the desired consistency
  • salt to taste

Soften the carrots in boiling water until they reach the desired tenderness. Add them to a high-powered blender with 1/2 cup of coconut oil, a thumb of ginger, and salt to taste. Add enough water to get the consistency you like starting with 1/2 cup. Blend until nice and creamy.

286 calories per serving

Potato-Cauliflower Curry

  • 2 white potatoes
  • 1 cup cauliflower
  • 1/4 coconut milk
  • water as needed
  • salt to taste
  • gluten-free curry powder

Peel and chop your white potatoes and boil them until tender. Add 1 cup of chopped cauliflower, 1/4 coconut milk, salt and curry powder to taste. Add more water if you need to and cook until the cauliflower is done.

316 calories per serving

10-Day Challenge Diet Plan Products

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10-Day Challenge Diet Video

In Summary

The 10-Day Challenge Diet Plan is the number one way to lose weight, reset your hormones, and feel your best without going hungry. However, it’s a longer cleanse, if you decide to do it, you have to stay committed for 10 days, no cheats!

To see the results you want, you need to either suffer more for a shorter time doing the fasting mimicking diet or the 5:2 intermittent fasting method or stay committed for longer and not feel as hungry.

The choice is yours!

10-day challenge diet