Three-day cabbage is a quick and inexpensive way to lose 3–4 extra pounds. In addition, cabbage is incredibly healthy! And by the way, dishes with cabbage and meat are great for a protein diet, because they have a minimum of carbohydrates.
Delicious and no frills
The essence of the diet is to have a cabbage dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For example, for breakfast, eat a couple of whole-grain bread sandwiches and a coleslaw. For lunch — cabbage soup, and for dinner — baked meat or fish with a side dish of cabbage or a fresh salad. For 3 days of the diet, you will lose up to 3–4 kg. You don’t have to fight the feeling of hunger: cabbage is slowly digested and retains a feeling of satiety for a long time. Which cabbage to choose? Any — all its types are useful! But if you make a rating of usefulness, Brussels, broccoli and color will get into the top three. Broccoli contains carotene, as well as choline and methionine (prevent the accumulation of cholesterol in the body). Brussels sprout has 2.5 times more vegetable protein than white cabbage. Vitamin C is also 2–3 times more. In addition, it is rich in potassium and is famous for its anti-carcinogenic properties. Color is easy to digest, contains a lot of protein and vitamins. Improves metabolism and digestion.
Cabbage salad with pear
Ingredients: 300 g of white or Beijing cabbage, 300 g of chicken fillet, 1 pear, 50 g of walnuts, 2 tsp. grainy mustard
Cooking. Finely chop the cabbage. Lightly salt the white cabbage and mash with your hands. Cut the fillet into small pieces, lightly fry. Slice the pear. Connect all products. Add chopped nuts to the Chinese cabbage, chicken and pear salad, mix.
Shchi with beef cumin
Ingredients: ¼ cabbage, 500 g beef, 3 potatoes, 1 onion, 1 carrot, 200 g tomatoes
Cooking. Boil beef. Cool the cooked meat and divide into pieces. Cut cabbage into strips, potatoes into cubes, grate onions and carrots on a coarse grater. Put the cabbage with potatoes into the broth without meat, bring to a boil and remove the foam. Fry carrots and onions until golden brown, add chopped tomatoes (fresh or canned). Then put in a bowl with vegetables. Add spices, 1 tsp. cumin and simmer for 20 minutes. Serve with greens.
Brussels sprouts with turkey roll with vegetables
Ingredients: 500 g turkey fillet, 400 g cabbage, 2 large carrots, 200 g onions, 200 g spinach
Cooking. Finely chop the onion, boil the carrots until half cooked, cut into strips. Wash spinach, pat dry. Saute onions in vegetable oil. Cut the turkey fillet not completely, unfold it with a “book” and lightly beat off. Put the filling (carrots, onions, spinach), salt and pepper to taste. Roll up the roll, wrapped in foil, and bake until tender at 200 0 about half an hour. Dip Brussels sprouts in boiling salted water, cook for 10 minutes from the moment of boiling. Throw the cabbage in a colander, let the water drain. Unfold the foil, put the cabbage to the roll and bake for a few more minutes, so that the roll and cabbage are lightly browned.
Hard: 10 kg in 10 days
There is another variety of cabbage diet, not the fastest, but highly effective. First of all, due to the fact that the low-calorie content of cabbage does not prevent it from containing most of the vitamins, minerals and vegetable fiber necessary for the body (stimulating the intestines). All varieties of cabbage are good, but sauerkraut has the lowest calorie content — 19 kilocalories. From this point of view, the cabbage diet is more effective if you replace fresh cabbage with sauerkraut every three days.
During the cabbage diet without restrictions, you can eat cabbage leaves and drink green tea or water. And in the morning, coffee is simply necessary, because it speeds up metabolic processes from 1% to 4%, which means additional weight loss. Salt, sugar, flour and alcohol are prohibited. If you follow the rules, then in 10 days you can lose weight from 6 to 10 kg.
- Breakfast: green tea, coffee.
- Lunch: a salad of fresh cabbage and carrots in vegetable (preferably olive) oil. Boiled beef, chicken or lean fish no more than 200 g.
- Dinner: fresh cabbage salad, one quail (or half a chicken) egg, one fruit (but not a banana).
- Not later than 2 hours before bedtime, drink a glass of fat-free (1%) kefir.
Cabbage salad can be replaced with cabbage soup with vegetables at any time (you can alternate). The cabbage diet also does not impose any restrictions on the amount of soup eaten.
A ten-day diet is good because you really part with kilograms, and part for a long time. And it is bad in the same way as all other diets. To prevent excess weight from returning back, you need to reconsider your eating habits.
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