December 03, 2020, 17:43
Who among us does not want to quickly lose weight for the New Year? Nutritionists warn: rapid weight loss is harmful! But what if you urgently need to lose weight in the remaining weeks before the New Year? We offer 3 express diets — consider the pros and cons.
Keep in mind that losing 10 kilograms in a couple of weeks or even a month will still not work — at least without risk to health. But to tighten the figure for the New Year and fit into a dress a size smaller is quite realistic.
Diet “Six petals”
This diet is named after the number of days it lasts. On each “petal” day, you can eat a certain group of foods.
At first — 300–500 g of stewed or baked fish.
In the second — 1–1.5 kg of any vegetables (except potatoes). Eat them in salads, stew or steam them.
Third day: protein sources on the menu. 500 g chicken fillet (steamed or baked) divided for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Fourth day — cereal. Prepare porridge from 200 g of any cereal. Spread this amount over 3 meals.
Fifth — curd. Eat low-fat cottage cheese (500 g for the whole day) without sour cream and sugar.
And finally sixth day — fruity. 1–1.5 kg of any fruit is allowed, except for bananas and grapes.
Diet Benefits: it is quite satisfying, so you will not feel hungry. In 6 days, it’s really possible to lose weight by the New Year and lose 4–5 kg.
Calculated for 3 days. Get ready for the fact that the diet will be very scarce. The buckwheat diet is based on only 2 ingredients: kefir and buckwheat. In the evening, before going to bed, pour a glass of buckwheat with two glasses of boiling water and wrap it with a thick cloth. By the morning you will get a delicious crumbly porridge (without salt and sugar!). This is your main meal for the day. For second breakfast, afternoon snack and before going to bed, drink a glass of 1% kefir. A slight indulgence: if you feel very hungry, but you don’t have the strength to look at buckwheat, you can afford an apple or grapefruit.
Diet Benefits: buckwheat and kefir are very useful. In buckwheat — almost half of the periodic table. And kefir helps to improve the functioning of the digestive tract. For 3 days of the diet, you can lose up to 3 kg.
Unloading on citrus lasts only 2 days. Of course, it is not easy to stretch this time on oranges alone. But you don’t need to! As an option, we offer the following menu: for breakfast — a hard-boiled egg, 100 g of wholemeal bread with cheese or yogurt. Plus an orange (oranges can be replaced with tangerines or other citrus fruits). For lunch — 100 g of boiled chicken breast and a salad of 100 g of rice (without salt) and orange pulp. Dress salad 1 tbsp. l. vegetable oil and sprinkle with herbs. Dinner is a fruit salad.
Diet Benefits: due to the content of vitamin C, citruses help not to get sick during the SARS season. By reducing calories in 2 days, you can lose up to 2 kg and quickly lose weight by the New Year.
Cons of fast diets
A nutritionist does not recommend getting involved in mono-diets. For several days of such an express marathon, whatever one may say, the body will not receive important micronutrients. And this can lead to nutritional deficiencies. In addition, after returning to a normal diet, weight often returns. Of the three proposed diets, the most balanced is Six Petals. But it may not be useful for people with gastrointestinal problems. Orange diet is contraindicated for allergy sufferers. By the way, even in people who are not prone to allergies, an excess of citrus fruits can give impetus to the development of food intolerance.
In any case, an express diet for the New Year is an emergency measure that should be resorted to only in exceptional cases. But the New Year is just that case! Therefore, if you really need to quickly lose a couple of kilograms before the holiday, choose the option that suits you best and go on a diet. And write us about the results in the comments.