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7 day diet - activation of metabolism or test?
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Nutritionists, who offer various short diets for weight loss, justify the principle of their action in that long-term dietary intake slows down the metabolism, that is, the metabolism in the body. While time-limited diets (extreme), including the 7-day diet, accelerate metabolism and stimulate fat burning.
The essence of the 7 day diet
To reduce the volume of fat cells, you need to make the body spend the energy stored in them - triglycerides. The essence of the 7-day diet is reduced to, first, to reduce the amount of food (which in most cases is excessive), secondly, the food you use to be converted into energy (rather than to fat reserves), and third, to "unlock" available fat reserves.
The results of any diet depend on how much fat reserves turn into energy. The process of spending energy, as you know, can not pass lying on a sofa or sitting in front of a computer. Therefore, you need to move in any way that is acceptable for you: walking, cycling, swimming in the pool, jumping rope, doing household chores (for example, one hour of ironing burns the same number of calories as an hour of work on the tractor in the field).
Moreover, starvation is completely unacceptable, since it promotes the release and increase of the level of such thyroid hormone as reverse (reversible) triiodothyronine, the physiological role of which is to regulate metabolism, in particular, the accumulation of lipids (that is, fat).
What can you eat with short-term diets? These are foods that contain carbohydrates, with a moderate protein content and a low fat content. Sweet - only in the form of fruit (especially useful are apples, pears, peaches, strawberries). You can also eat foods high in vitamins C and B (chicken, lean beef, oatmeal, lentils, citrus fruits). But the unconditional favorites of such diets are vegetables!
What you can not eat, observing a weekly diet? Under the ban, fatty, floury and all high-calorie.
7 day diet minus 5 kg
A combined diet, called a 7-day diet minus 5 kg or a Bulgarian diet, is considered quite effective - at the cost of three days out of seven (the first, third and sixth), when only an unlimited amount of liquid is allowed. It should be pure water, fruit and berry compotes without sugar and vegetable broths.
The second day should only eat raw vegetables - in the form of salads; it is especially useful to include in their composition cabbage, because it helps to burn fat.
The fourth day you must eat only fruits. And during the fifth day it is supposed to eat protein food - 2-3 hard-boiled eggs and 300-350 g of boiled chicken. You can also include in the menu low-fat natural yogurt (no more than 150 g).
The seventh day (after the previous drinking day) is a transitional stage to the normal diet. Exit from the diet should be held on this day so:
- breakfast - a pair of boiled eggs and a cup of unsweetened tea;
- lunch - vegetable soup with the addition of cereals;
- afternoon snack - any fruit and berries;
- dinner - vegetable salad with olive oil.
We remind you that every "non-drinkable" day, you need to drink 8 glasses of water.
We present the menu of the 7-day diet of General Motors, which also promises to dump 11 pounds (that is, 5 kg).
- Day 1: fruits in any quantity, among which may be watermelons, apples, pomegranates, strawberries, melons, citrus fruits.
- Day 2: vegetables of your choice (boiled or raw), for example, only one baked potato or boiled beet.
- Day 3: vegetables and fruits (50 to 50).
- 4th day: vegetable soup, 4-5 bananas.
- Day 5: vegetable soup with legumes, 400 g fresh tomatoes, 200 g fresh cucumbers, a bunch of greens, cottage cheese (no more than 200 g);
The sixth day: everything that was on the fifth day, except for tomatoes.
The seventh day: a cup of boiled brown rice, vegetables (except potatoes), fruit. It is also necessary to drink enough water daily to cleanse the body of toxins.
7 day diet on buckwheat
Some "dieticians" argue that a 7-day diet on buckwheat helps to lose up to 10 kilograms of live weight, so this extremely strict diet has another name - a 7-day diet minus 10 kg.
It is not hard to guess which product is the main one in the menu of the 7 day diet on buckwheat, but it also includes low-fat kefir (daily - one liter). Buckwheat is one of the healthiest cereals, containing vitamins, trace elements, essential amino acids, protein and fiber. In buckwheat grains there is a routine that reduces the fragility of the vascular walls; buckwheat is very useful for those who have high blood pressure and not a very healthy liver. And in kefir there is calcium and proteins, in addition, it positively affects digestion.
The amount of porridge eaten per day is not, in principle, limited, but it should be consumed without sugar, salt, or any spices (you also do not eat too much). You can not wash buckwheat in the process of eating, either. But you can drink a cup of coffee or tea a day (naturally, without sugar).
7 day kefir diet
Fortunately, the 7-day kefir diet - in addition to kefir proper - allows you to eat boiled chicken (fillet or breast), baked potatoes, fat-free cottage cheese, unsweetened fruits. Also, you need enough (at least two liters a day) of water. What you can not eat? So everything else is impossible, sugar and salt are also strictly forbidden.
Menu 7 daily diet on yogurt includes daily consumption of 500 ml low-fat kefir, which is supplemented:
- on the first day - baked potatoes (350-400 g);
- the second day - low-fat cottage cheese (not more than 400 g);
- the third day - fruits (up to 500 g);
- the fourth day - boiled chicken (no more than 400 g);
- in the fifth day - the repetition of the menu of the third day;
- the sixth day - the amount of kefir increases to 1 liter;
- the seventh day - the repetition of the menu of the third and sixth days.
7 Day Drinking Diet
The juice diet or detox diet, which is often referred to as a 7-day drinking diet, plunges the body into a state of metabolic stress. This diet has a lot of restrictions: digestive tract diseases, kidneys, diabetes mellitus, etc.
It should be borne in mind: to pass this test you will need not only willpower, but also a good ... Juicer. Also, a sufficient supply of fresh fruits and vegetables is needed. It is recommended to take a few days off from work, so that temporary deterioration of well-being can be experienced in a home environment.
At 7 am it is necessary to drink 200 ml of warm water with the addition of two tablespoons of fresh lemon juice - to neutralize nausea and discomfort in the abdomen.
For a day, starting at 8 o'clock in the morning - with intervals of 2.5 hours - you should drink 250 ml of juice.
The 7-day drinking diet has such a "schedule" for consuming freshly squeezed juices:
- 8 am - carrots + orange + grapefruit;
- 10 hours - apples + pear;
- 12 hours - carrots + cabbage + apple;
- 15 hours - apple + mango + kiwi;
- 17 hours - orange + grapefruit or carrots + cucumber + cabbage + spinach + tomatoes;
- 20 hours - apple + spinach + celery + cucumber (or avocado).
It is necessary to drink as much water as possible, and best of all - for every 250 ml of juice, as much water.
7 day Japanese diet
The daily menu is a 7 day diet, positioned as Japanese, although it does not include rice, but it uses another favorite product of the Japanese - fish cooked on the grill.
Another feature: 7-day Japanese diet as breakfast (except for the 5th day) recommends drinking a cup of natural black coffee. Despite the fact that in Japan coffee became popular only in the 60-70s of the last century, now the Japanese have become real fans of coffee and consider the habit of drinking coffee in the morning one of the healthiest. And it's all about the antioxidant properties of the chlorogenic and coffee acids that make up the coffee beans. Eastern medicine has recognized the ability of coffee to clean the gallbladder and protect it from the formation of stones.
So, the 7 day Japanese diet suggests on the first day to have dinner with boiled chicken eggs (2 pcs.) And a salad from one tomato with greens, and for dinner, cook on the grill or bake in foil sea fish and serve it with a garnish of any fresh vegetables.
On the second day, fish with vegetables should be for lunch, and dinner consists of 200 g of boiled meat (low-fat beef), you can drink a little yogurt or curdled milk.
Lunch on the third day of this diet includes hard boiled eggs (1 pc.) And a salad of grated carrots, seasoned with vegetable oil. Dinner consists of a couple of fresh apples.
The fourth day repeats the menu of the first day, but the breakfast of the fifth day does not involve a cup of coffee, but a carrot salad with lemon juice. Lunches and dinners of the next days represent variations of boiled eggs, baked fish or meat with vegetable salads, including cabbage with carrots and tomatoes and cucumbers. In general, normal food.
Do you want to get recipes for the dishes described above? But, obviously, the recipe for cooking buckwheat porridge is known to you (1 part of cereals and 2 parts of water, pour boiling water and cook for 12 minutes). Cook a piece of chicken or eggs is also easy. And turkey recipes with salsa and avocado, steak with asparagus in lettuce leaves or fried shrimps with rice noodles and artichokes are not offered by any 7-day diet.