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Three-Week Diet & Fitness Plan

author image Lora Mays
Lora Mays is a RRCA-certified running coach. She has been running for more than 15 years and coaching since 2010. She has published articles on Plum Deluxe and in "Variance Magazine," among other publications. Johnson holds a Bachelor of Arts in professional strategic communications from the University of Minnesota.
Three-Week Diet & Fitness Plan
A three-week diet and exercise plan will help you start making healthy habits and improve your overall fitness. Photo Credit Digital Vision./Digital Vision/Getty Images

A combination of a healthy diet and exercise plan can help reduce body fat in adults better than just diet alone, according to research by the National Institutes of Health. Creating a three-week diet and fitness plan can help you adopt healthy living habits and lead your way to a healthier lifestyle.

Creating Your Fitness Plan

Three-Week Diet & Fitness Plan
If you have a busy schedule, you can work out in increments of 10 minutes throughout the day. Photo Credit David De Lossy/Photodisc/Getty Images

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that adults get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intense aerobic activity each week, supplemented by two days of strength-training activities. Aerobic activity includes swimming, running, cycling, walking and household chores like gardening or raking leaves. Strength-training includes lifting weights, like bicep curls or shoulder presses, or body-weight exercises, like squats, push-ups and planks.

Changing Your Diet

Three-Week Diet & Fitness Plan
In coordination with your healthy diet, drink water, which will help flush toxins from your body. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Pixland/Getty Images

To develop a nutrition plan for three weeks, follow guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. It recommends that adults eat a balanced diet of fruits, vegetables, lean meats and whole grains while avoiding processed foods and unnecessary fats. Make sure you eat breakfast on a daily basis, as it kick-starts your metabolism for the day.

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