The most popular low-calorie diets
Various weight loss diets have become very popular in recent years. I must say that none of the known diets designed to make us slim has nothing to do with a healthy lifestyle, and therefore should be treated with sufficient caution. The main goal of a low-calorie diet is fast weight loss. Everyone wants to become slim and beautiful as quickly as possible. However, not everyone can fulfill this desire and stay healthy.
All of these diets allow you to achieve a fairly rapid weight loss. The trouble is, it’s almost impossible to stay on a diet like this for many years. The person returns to their normal diet and quickly regains their original weight. Then he goes on a diet again and loses weight. Such “pendulum” fluctuations in weight are not conducive to maintaining health. In a healthy person, the weight should remain constant and, of course, normal.
You should not chase after some generally accepted norm. Better to aim for a weight that you can handle and feel good at. Remember, all “miracle” diets that promise dramatic weight loss will worsen your skin.
Not being supporters of ultra-modern and super-fashionable diets, we, nevertheless, will cite some of them – those that are not among the most severe and difficult to implement in everyday life.
Using this diet, you can lose 4-5 kg in 14 days.
- The first two days: three times a day, one hard-boiled egg, a cup of coffee, one apple.
- Third day: breakfast – 2 eggs; lunch – 50 g of beef, spinach; dinner – 1 egg, spinach.
- Fourth day: breakfast – 1 egg; lunch – boiled fish, tomato; dinner – 2 eggs, a cup of coffee.
- Fifth day: breakfast – 1 egg, a cup of coffee; lunch – 2 eggs, tomato; dinner – fish fried without fat (on a wire rack), vegetables with vinegar.
- Sixth day: breakfast – 1 egg, a cup of coffee; lunch – a piece of beef, cucumber; dinner – veal, fried without fat, tomato, a cup of coffee.
- Seventh-day : breakfast – 1 egg, a cup of coffee; lunch – half a chicken, fried without fat, vegetables; dinner – the second half of a chicken, an apple, a cup of coffee.
The next week, you need to repeat the diet again. There are conflicting opinions about this diet, but it is used frequently.
Tokyo Low Calorie Diet
The diet is designed for 6 days. 1 chicken tapaka (up to 1 kg) per day, liquid – up to 1.5-2 liters. Weight loss is up to 5.5 kg per week.
The “sinners” diet
This low-calorie diet is for people with an irresistible craving for prohibited foods. If at least one of these dishes is allowed daily, then the desire to break the rules decreases. People following this diet need to follow these rules:
- A. allowed one breakfast, one small meal (250-400 kcal) and one main meal (400-550 kcal) – at a time when the most intense feeling of hunger appears;
- B. one “sin” is allowed in addition to three meals a day;
- C. additionally, you can eat one crispbread or crouton daily, 14 g of butter, one apple, pear, grapefruit, 180 ml of milk or 270 ml of skimmed milk;
- G. admissible without limitation tea, coffee (it is possible with milk from the diet), water.
According to this diet, any food is consumed, but only taking into account their calorie content, which is easy to calculate in the table of the energy value of food products.
The Banting diet
The diet is named after the famous physiologist, Dr. Banting. It contains proteins, fats, even carbohydrates, but in moderation. It can be used for a relatively long time, say, weeks.
Breakfast: unsweetened coffee with milk.
Lunch: 250 g of meat boiled or fried without fat on a wire rack, lemon, 40 g of rye bread, an apple, a cup of unsweetened coffee or tea.
Dinner: 200 g of fried chicken without fat, 40 g of rye bread, an apple.
Breakfast: 2 cups of coffee or tea, 2 slices of bread, 2 soft-boiled eggs, 3 tomatoes.
Lunch: 250 g of meat, fried without fat, salad, apple. Afternoon snack: a cup of coffee, two biscuits. Dinner: the same as breakfast.
This diet can be followed for a relatively long time, since it contains all the necessary components.
“Diet of Moscow Artists”
First day: 5 potatoes, a bottle of kefir.
Second day: crackers, a bottle of kefir.
Third day: 400 g of cottage cheese, a bottle of kefir.
Fourth day: half a chicken or 0.5 kg of meat, a bottle of kefir.
Fifth day: fruits, a bottle of kefir.
Sixth day: a bottle of kefir, mineral water.
“Diet of the Institute of Cosmetics”
First breakfast: black coffee, 50 g of bread, 50 g of feta cheese.
Second breakfast: an apple.
Lunch: 100 g of meat, boiled or fried without fat.
Afternoon snack: apple.
Dinner: 100 g of meat, 2 potatoes, a cup of coffee.
If this diet seems very difficult to you, you can add a glass of milk and another 50 g of bread during the day (all this will amount to 1300-1500 kcal). Losing weight with this diet is slow, but constant.
The diet is used in the event that you urgently need to lose weight. You can enhance the effect with a visit to the sauna and massage.
First day: one baked chicken, divided into three parts.
Second day: 300 g of veal, fried without fat and divided into three parts.
Third day: 3 to 5 cups of black coffee.
This diet cannot be sustained for a long time.
Low-calorie potato diet
Breakfast: a glass of milk.
Lunch: 300 g mashed potatoes.
Dinner: potato salad (250 g potatoes, 1 hard-boiled egg, salt, vinegar, vegetable oil, black pepper).
The foods in this diet do not contain vitamins, so vitamins must be taken in tablets. A person feels full, but loses up to 0.5 kg per day.
Dairy low calorie diet
Every day you need to drink 1 liter of milk (a glass every 2-3 hours). This diet is very harsh, but you can withstand it, especially since it is not harmful to the body. In no case should it be used for more than 5-7 days.
Low-calorie meat diet
The diet is designed for a week. Daily menu: boiled meat – 360 g (from 450 g raw), 0.5 kg of sauerkraut, half a cup of coffee with milk, 3 glasses of rosehip broth.
First day: 5 potatoes, 0.5 l of kefir.
Second day: 0.5 kg of boiled meat, 9.5 liters of kefir.
Third day: 0.5 kg of apples, 0.5 l of kefir.
Fourth day: 0.5 kg of cottage cheese, 0.5 l of kefir.
Fifth day: 0.5 kg of dried fruits (better dried apricots), 0.5 liters of kefir.
Sixth day: 0.5 kg of sour cream, 0.5 l of kefir.
Seventh day: 2 times 0.5 liters of kefir.
It is necessary to take food, distributing it evenly over 5 meals. For example, eat 1 potato at a time and drink 100 ml of kefir.
Semi-liquid low-calorie diet
First day: 1.5 liters of milk.
Second day: 2 jars of yogurt.
Third day: 6 hard-boiled eggs.
Fourth day: 400 g of boiled beef.
Fifth day: 600 g of vegetables.
Sixth day: 1.5 kg of fruit.
With this diet, about 3 kg is lost, but, as with any other diet, weight loss is not long enough if you immediately start eating normally.
“Variegated” low-calorie diet
First day: 0.5 kg of vegetables.
Second day: 100 g of meat, fried without fat.
Third day: 6 hard-boiled eggs.
Fourth day: 400 g of boiled beef.
Fifth day: 400 g of boiled fish.
Sixth day: 1 kg of fruit.
Seventh day: as on the previous day.
The diet is varied, but rather “Hungry”.
Weekly menu for those who want to lose weight
The amount of food indicated for the whole day is distributed randomly over several meals.
Monday: 1 kg of yogurt (kefir), 3-5 olives. Large bowl of vegetable salad.
Tuesday: 600 g of baked meat or fish, salad.
Wednesday: 1 kg of not very ripe fruit, salad.
Thursday: 5 hard-boiled eggs, salad.
Friday: 2 kg of vegetables, 5-10 olives, 1-2 meat patties baked on a wire rack.
Saturday: 0.5 kg of baked fish, salad.
Sunday: lean pork chop, salad.
In the early days of a restricted diet, weight tends to decrease fairly quickly, mainly due to increased fluid excretion. Then adipose tissue “burns out”, then weight loss is less noticeable. It should also be borne in mind that too long sleep – more than 8-9 hours – contributes to the deposition of fat. With a strong feeling of hunger, it is useful to drink mineral water. You can “cheat” your appetite and eat something “light”: carrots, cucumber, fresh cabbage, boiled egg, a piece of soaked feta cheese. The main thing is to avoid starchy foods and sweets.
Wonderful Fat Soup
This diet is recommended to their patients by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota when they need to lose weight as quickly as possible.
Against the background of this diet, you can not consume any alcoholic beverages, as this disrupts the process of eliminating fat from the body. You need to get off the diet at least 24 hours before consuming any alcoholic beverage. As for the prescribed medications, none of them will be harmful against the background of this diet.
The basis of the diet is “fat-burning soup”. You need to eat it daily – as often and as much as you want. The more you eat it, the more weight you lose.
With strict adherence to the diet in a week, you should lose 4.5 to 8 kg. It is very important that you eat the foods recommended by the diet on the days you need to eat them. If during the week you have lost 7 kg or more, you need to take a break from dieting for 2 days. You can continue it at any time. Just don’t eat soup outside of your diet!
You can try the seven-day diet as often as you like. If you interrupt it, start over from the first day.
Just seven days of this process, and you will be lighter by at least 4.5 kg, and possibly as much as 8 kg. You will feel a surge of energy and health. Continue to follow the diet for as long as you feel positive dynamics in your physical and mental state.
Fat Burning Soup Recipe
6 medium onions, a few tomatoes (canned), 1 small head of cabbage, 2 green peppers, 1 bunch of celery, 2 cubes of vegetable broth.
Cut vegetables into small or medium pieces and cover with water. Season with salt, pepper and optionally curry or hot sauce. Simmer over high heat for 10 minutes, then turn on low heat and continue simmering until vegetables are tender.
This soup can be eaten anytime you are hungry. Eat as much as you like, the soup does not add calories. Fill a thermos with it in the morning to take with you if you are out of the house during the day.
However, you should not exclusively eat this soup. The diet must be replenished with other components. The weekly weight loss menu may be slightly adjusted.
The first day. Soup and fruits. You can eat any fruit other than bananas. Melons and watermelons are lower in calories than most other fruits. Eat only soup and fruit. You can drink unsweetened tea or coffee (no milk), cranberry juice, or water (as much water as possible).
Second day. Soup and vegetables. You can eat all the vegetables you want (raw, fresh, or canned). Leafy greens are also acceptable. Eat it all with soup until you are full. Stay away from dried legumes, green peas, and corn.
During lunch on this day, you can reward yourself with baked potatoes with butter. Don’t eat any fruit. Drink water.
Day three. Soup, fruits and vegetables. Eat soup and all the vegetables and fruits you want, excluding only baked potatoes. If you really adhered to the diet completely for three days, then you could well have lost 2.5-3 kg by this time. Drink water.
Fourth day. Soup, fruits and vegetables, including bananas and skim milk. You can eat 3 bananas and drink as many glasses of water as possible, along with the soup. Eat as much soup, fresh vegetables and fruits as you like, but only 3 bananas.
Day five. Beef and tomatoes with soup. You can eat 300-800 g of beef or a can of canned beef (or just fresh tomatoes – as much as you like). Try to drink 6-8 glasses of water that day. Eat soup at least once a day.
Sixth day. Beef and vegetables (especially leafy ones) plus soup. Eat your fill of beef and vegetables, as your heart desires. If you feel like it, you can eat 2 or 3 steaks and whatever green leafy vegetables you want, but no baked potatoes. Be sure to eat soup at least once a day. Drink water.
Seventh-day. Brown rice, fruit juice, vegetables and soup. Today, you can eat brown rice, unsweetened fruit juice, and vegetables. Eat your fill again. Soup is a must, at least once a day. Rice can be added to soup, or vegetables can be added to rice – chopped onions and tomatoes, cauliflower. It is not forbidden to cook vegetables with curry. Drink water.
By the end of the seventh day, if you are on a strict diet, you will have lost 4.5 to 8 kg.
It is strictly forbidden: bread, alcohol, carbonated (fizzy) drinks. Nothing should be fried or cooked with added fat.
- Strictly adhere to the recommendations for every day. Do not allow any deviations and fantasies.
- Weigh yourself in the morning.
- Eat soup every time you feel hungry.
- Be careful with butter – it can only be consumed once a week with baked potatoes.
- Remove all fat from meat thoroughly. Skin the bird.