Diet for a week

Each of us wants wishes for a miracle to happen at least once in life. Without investing even a slightest effort, magically turn into a slender beauty. Dreams, oh, dreams…

The reality is very different. You look enviously at a thin friend and think “I wonder how she managed to lose weight so quickly?” “Diet for a week,” answers the friend with a mysterious smile. “Well, if she managed to do it, so can I,” you decide firmly and undertake to study all sorts of one-week diets with perseverance, trying to penetrate into the very essence of each.

First, you should ask yourself, why do you need the one-week diet? What are your goals and what do you want to achieve with it:

  • To lose some weight?
  • To improve the general health condition?

Of course, there are situations in our life, when we need to lose a couple of extra kilos very quickly, in a very short time. It is in such emergency cases that the one-week diet is the most optimal option for you. Most often, the diet for a week is close to the mono-diet, when the whole point lies in reducing your menu to just one product, or one product in such a diet is predominant.

The one-week diet can be based on any product that is easy to find on the shelves of our supermarkets, like:

  • apples,
  • rice,
  • yogurt,
  • cabbage,
  • buckwheat,
  • bananas,
  • potatoes…

In a short period, the one-week diet allows achieving a significant weight loss. This fact is its undoubted advantage.

However, it does have a significant disadvantage, as well:

  • no matter what product you take as the basis, your body falls under a sharp deficit of the most important vitamins and elements that other products contain.

That is why such nutrition system is not recommended for people, who suffer from any chronic diseases of the stomach, intestines, kidneys, and liver, because these organs will be the first to suffer from the lack of important substances and microelements.

It is important to keep in mind that the diet should not exceed a week’s time. During this period, your body will have the possibility to cleanse itself of toxins that it does not need. After this, your body will inevitably demand adequate nutrition.

So, when you finish the diet, you can not immediately stuff your body with everything you see. Otherwise, all results will be quickly reduced to zero, and the kilograms that you managed to lose can easily come back and bring a couple more “friends” with them.

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Once your dieting is over, you need to constantly watch your nutrition. The best option is to reinforce the weight loss result with a weekly fasting day, during which you will consume the same basic product, which provided invaluable help in losing weight. Your body will not suffer if you use the one-week diet not more than once in a month.

So, once you made up your mind on the most acceptable diet for yourself, after carefully studying and weighing all its pros and cons, you can safely proceed to striving towards the cherished goal. At that, the main rule is not to make synonyms of the words:

  • “fasting”,
  • “torture”,
  • “diet”.

Perceive the weight loss process as a certain secret task assigned to you, which you have no right to fail and must perform with a maximum success. And here are several options for simple and effective one-week diets to help you a bit.

Let’s start, perhaps, with the most widespread diet – the yogurt mono diet. Natural yogurt is a unique product, which is:

  • low in calories,
  • well absorbed by the body,
  • contains a lot of useful substances.

This diet gives the most favorable result:

Your body cleanses

You lose at least 3-4 kg of excess weight

However, the yogurt diet in the “clean”, so to speak, form is complicated by the fact that it is very difficult to start and it is just as difficult to exit it. In addition, the consumption of yogurt in large quantities for several days can cause intestinal upset in people, who do not tolerate dairy products very well.

Therefore, you might consider the possibility of switching to a more calories-rich and varied version of the yogurt diet, where he basic product is complemented with:

  1. Meat,
  2. Fish.

These products should be consumed in small quantities without salt and spices. At that, the daily volume of yogurt in this version of the diet does not change, and amounts to 1.5 liters divided in 5-6 portions.

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ONE-WEEK YOGURT DIET

Day 1: 5 boiled or baked potato tubers + 1.5 liters of yogurt.

Day 2: 100 grams of boiled chicken (or turkey) breast + 1.5 liters of yogurt. Do not consume the remaining broth.

Day 3: 100 g of lean boiled meat (without broth) + 1.5 liters of yogurt.

Day 4: 100 g of boiled fish (low-fat sea-pollock, flounder, trout) + 1.5 liters of yogurt.

Day 5: not more than 1 kg of fruits and vegetables, like kiwi, fresh pineapples, apples, pears, cucumbers, tomatoes, eggplant, zucchini, pumpkin, beets, bananas and grapes + 1.5 liters of yogurt.

Day 6: only yogurt, and the volume can be increased to 2 liters.

Day 7: only plain mineral water – at least 2 liters.

SEVEN-DAY BUCKWHEAT DIET

The basis of this diet is buckwheat. There are no special recipes for the buckwheat diet. The diet is nutritious and does not imply any stress. It is easy to tolerate it, that is you will not be starving, though you are unlikely to love buckwheat anymore after such a diet. Buckwheat is a truly valuable product that does not contain any harmful substance for humans.

The benefits that buckwheat provides for our body include:

Saturates our body with useful microelements

Cleanses our body of toxins

Can easily help you lose 3-7 kg per week

To cook your buckwheat for this weight loss diet, you need to take the cereal at a ratio of 5 tablespoons for a meal, pour it with boiling water and let it sit over the night. You can eat the porridge with lean yogurt or natural yogurt. Salt is used only as a last resort and it is better to use the natural sea salt. Spices should also be forgotten.

You ask, how much porridge you can eat? Well, any amount of it, yet the last time that you can have is 4 hours before bedtime. As for yogurt, do not exceed the amount of 500 ml per day. If you are very hungry, you can have a couple of fruits, yet not every day.

However, you can indulge in water for real – drink at least 2 liters per day of simple or plain mineral water. The diet is designed for one week. Then, you should take a break for at least a month. And continue until you win the race. We guarantee that you will not recognize yourself after a month or two of the buckwheat diet.

COLORFUL WEEK DIET

This slimming diet is quite difficult to observe, yet it’s an interesting ride, since every day is dedicated to one particular product. The effectiveness of this diet depends on your willpower. Anyone who survives all seven days of this diet with dignity, will lose 6 kgs, or even more.

It should be noted that the kilograms that you lose during this diet do not return immediately. Apparently, our body unload well during this “colorful week”. Besides, our body is not damaged anyhow during this diet, and it is not devoid of anything important. On the contrary, it gets something useful and even delicious every day.

COLORFUL WEEK DIET

! Despite all the advantages, this slimming diet is still quite strict, and it is not recommended to keep to it more than 2 times a year.

Day 1 yogurt: one liter of low-fat yogurt is split up for the whole day, plus 1 tsp. honey and water without restrictions. In the afternoon, 100 g of boiled chicken breast is allowed.

Day 2 – prunes: during the day, you can eat 1.5 cups of prunes without pits, drink green tea with lemon and plain mineral water.

Day 3 cottage cheese: spread 250 grams of cottage cheese and 5 walnuts for the whole day. You can mix them in a homogeneous mass. As for drinks, have green tea with lemon and water in unlimited quantities.

Day 4apples: 1,5 kg of apples are distributed for the entire day in any form (except compote and jam) and 1 tsp. honey. Drinks are the same as in the previous days.

Day 5salad: during this day, you can consume any vegetables, including cabbage, zucchini, eggplant, carrots, cucumbers, tomatoes, except potatoes. As a seasoning, you can use non-fat unsweetened yoghurt. In the afternoon, you can add 100 grams of hard cheese. You are allowed to have salads all day in unlimited quantities.

Day 6chicken: during the day, you need to divide in 5 portions a chicken (weighing up to 1.5 kg), boiled without salt and spices on vegetable broth and eat it sprinkled with chopped green onion. Do not eat the skin. Continue drinking green tea with lemon and water in unlimited quantities.

Day 7vegetables: 1,5 kg of vegetables in any form and 1 cup of yogurt are distributed for the whole day. Drinks remain the same as they were in previous days.

*When you complete the “Colorful Week” diet, you can use the menu for any day once a week as a fasting day to maintain the result.

SOUP DIET FOR A WEEK

We all have long known that soups, especially if they are cooked with vegetable broths, are not just a light dish, but also a very useful one. Who and when thought up of a diet based on a soup, no one knowns. However, such weight loss diet exists for several years already and is popular among people who are trying to get rid of excess weight.

The main principle of the soup diet is to have as much soup and as few all other products, as possible. Like it is the case with most express diets, the duration of the soup diet should not exceed seven days. The result is up to minus 5 kg in a week, not bad at all!

SOUP DIET FOR A WEEK

For those who like soups, this diet is simply a godsend

In addition, soups and broths, as is known, provide a beneficial effect over the condition of our gastrointestinal tract

For those who do not like soups, the soup diet may seem too monotonous and unattractive.

If this is the case, you need to remind yourself as often as possible how useful it is and avoid replacing anything in the menu at your discretion. Otherwise, the result will not be guaranteed.

As already mentioned above, soups prevail in the menu of the soup diet for weight loss, either  one and the same soup, or several varieties, up to seven different recipes (by days of the week).

All recipes are similar in one thing – you should not use meat broth. You can choose any other, including:

  • millet,
  • vegetable,
  • mushroom,
  • dairy.

Even if you decide to cheat a little and put a small piece of meat on your plate (just once, as an exception), keep in mind that you should cook the meat separately, and not in your broth. The amount of soup consumed is not more than 500 ml per day. It is not recommended to consume juices, but you can drink:

  • water,
  • coffee without sugar,
  • green tea.

DAY 1. Soup, divided into three portions (breakfast, lunch and dinner) and any fruit (except bananas) as snacks throughout the day. If you really do not want to have soup for breakfast, just drink a cup of broth and eat 1 apple or pear.

DAY 2. Have soup throughout the day and 300 grams of any vegetables (fresh or boiled). Exception: corn. All legumes, canned green peas, cucumbers and tomatoes. For dinner, you are allowed to have 1 boiled potato without salt with vegetable oil.

DAY 3. Soup, fruit.

DAY 4. Soup, any vegetables (or salad with oil), 2 kiwi.

DAY 5. Soup, 2 fresh tomatoes, 200 g of chicken breast.

DAY 6. Soup, any vegetables, except potatoes.

DAY 7. Soup, 200 grams of porridge made of brown rice (or lentils).

All components of the soup diet should be fresh, that is, you need to cook the soup every day and not store in the fridge. During the diet, you need to completely eliminate from your menu the following products:

  • bread,
  • floury products,
  • sugar,
  • alcohol.

Eat fruits before you eat the soup

Eat vegetables after you eat the soup

You can drink liquids in any amounts. After exiting the soup diet, you should not immediately stop eating soups and switch only to the second courses. Over the next two weeks, gradually return to your regular menu, and sometimes consume those soups that you ate during the diet. If you stick to all these simple rules and recommendations, you will surely be satisfied with the result.

LIGHT DIET FOR BEGINNERS IN WEIGHT LOSS

Those who decided to lose weight in a week for the first time will like this diet. If you look at its daily menu, it becomes clear that it is not as rigid as most one-week diets are, and, moreover, it is very useful, since it:

Does not deprive your body of the necessary substances and vitamins

Allows you to lose a few extra pounds

Delicately helps to bring the body back to normal after a long and abundant holiday fests

1st breakfast: 1 cup of black coffee without sugar or 1 glass of unsweetened tea.

2nd breakfast: 1 apple (pear), 40 grams of cheese.

Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg (or 5 boiled quail eggs), 100 grams of steamed or boiled lean meat (or poultry without skin), 20 grams of cheese.

Snack: 1 glass of unsweetened tea (preferably herbal).

Dinner: 100 g of boiled fish (preferably sea), salad of fresh vegetables with vegetable oil.

Before going to bed, it is recommended to drink 1 cup of mint tea without sugar (this is to relieve nervous tension, because any diet is a stress for our body). If the chosen one-week diet is not a fleeting whim, but a firm, deliberate decision, go to your goal, and you will definitely achieve what you wish for.