From the earliest childhood we are used to hearing aboutthat vegetables are absolutely necessary for our health. Remember how my mother rubbed the carrot, saying: "Eat, eat, it's useful"? And, as in most cases, my mother, of course, was right. Vegetables contain a whole "bouquet" of various minerals, vitamins, organic acids and dietary fiber, without which our body simply can not do. Until recently, the only serious shortage of vegetables was their low caloric value. However, everything changes. And what was once perceived as a "minus", turned into a fat "plus". According to statistics - and it's hard to argue with her! - an increasing number of people on the planet suffer from obesity and are concerned about the problem of losing weight. Here, then, come to the rescue of vegetables, or rather - vegetable diet. Observance of this diet provides a feeling of satiety and at the same time does not allow the body to get an excess of calories. Moreover, some representatives of this "family" - for example, celery and cabbage - even have a negative calorie content. What does it mean? Yes, that on their digestion your body will spend more energy than it will get as a result of their use. Another quality of vegetables that make them so attractive for weight loss is high fiber content. The fact is that this substance is not split in the body. But, moving along the gastrointestinal tract, they absorb slags and toxins, due to which they perfectly clean our body. Moreover, fiber partially binds fat and does not allow it to be fully absorbed. And this, without a doubt, makes the vegetable diets even more effective. Well, one more indisputable advantage - you do not have to stand for hours at the stove. All recipes are very simple and even a beginner culinary will cope with them. No doubt, all these useful properties of vegetables are very widely exploited - in the good sense of the word - nutritionists. Vegetable diet is one of the most popular and "tasty" ways to combat excess weight. And its results invariably delight everyone who decided on this step. Such diets exist a great variety - from the shortest, simple and hard, to those that can be adhered to for a long time without any damage to health, while indulging in interesting, new dishes that satisfy the taste of the most picky gourmets and aesthetes. Let's consider some recipes.
This vegetable diet is considered quite tough and is only for a week. With a strict adherence to the menu, the effect of losing weight will be quite significant - three to four kilograms. A diet for a week.
"Kings and cabbage"
However, not so ... Queen and cabbage! This vegetable diet also promises very good results - up to five kilograms per week. An invariable component of the vegetable diet menu, in this version, is cabbage soup. It must be eaten every day. As it turned out, cabbage is very useful for losing weight - because it has a negative calorie content! Soup is prepared very simply - you can add other vegetables to cabbage. Suitable carrots, onions, tomatoes, Bulgarian peppers - yes anything, except potatoes. This is probably the only vegetable that is harmful for weight loss. So, an approximate menu for a week - except for cabbage soup during the day you can eat the following foods. First day:
- raw or baked fruit;
- yoghurt or skimmed milk;
- unsweetened tea or coffee.
- any vegetables;
- baked potatoes seasoned with low-calorie sauce;
The third day:
- milk or yogurt;
- tea or coffee without sugar.
- bananas - as long as you want;
- yogurt or milk.
- boiled chicken breasts and low-fat fish - without restriction;
- sauce with a minimum of calories;
- coffee or tea.
- chicken and fish with sauce, no restrictions;
- fresh vegetables. Preference - tomatoes;
- any vegetables and fruits;
Perhaps, the most tempting in this vegetable dietthe fact that the effect of weight loss persists for a long time. Well, of course, provided that you do not "jump" at once to various "buns", cakes and fried potatoes.
The meaning of this vegetable diet is very simple - a dayyou can eat about one and a half kilograms of vegetables. It is also acceptable to use skim milk products. The energy value of all products should not exceed 1200 kilocalories per day. If you clearly follow the menu - and the recipes are simple enough - and adhere to the correct diet, the results will not be long in coming. Take food is recommended five to six times a day, in small portions. Since this option does not apply to hard vegetable diets, it is considered that it is possible to "sit" on it for more than a week. The maximum allowed period is one month.
As you can see, a vegetable diet is not at all scary. And in order to lose weight, it is not necessary to constantly experience an obsessive feeling of hunger. A little bit of fantasy and desire and you, for sure, will be able to come up with your personal recipes for low-calorie and healthy vegetable dishes. This is what distinguishes a vegetable diet from any other. However, before you embark on this "journey", do not forget to consult your doctor. After all, any diet has its own contraindications. And the most important thing is not to harm your health. We advise you to read: