5 Effective Summer Diets
In the summer, losing weight is much easier. It is during these gracious three months that our motor activity increases, regardless of lifestyle and weight. Without even making much effort, over the summer you can quickly lose a few pounds. And I will be happy to tell you about them.
The abundance of herbs, fresh vegetables, fruit, and berries will help to find harmony without strict diets. Well, if you still make efforts and manage your appetite? In this case, the result will greatly please everyone who wants to lose weight.
You can start a decisive fight against extra pounds right from today, without waiting for the next Monday. Our allies in achieving the goal – a sincere desire to lose weight, a little culinary imagination, and an enviable resistance to temptations in the form of all kinds of high-calorie foods.
Five options for diets are a good choice, suitable for your abilities and taste preferences.
What a summer without salads! They must certainly be included in the diet of both those who monitor their weight and those who are not afraid of fullness.
Green salads from fresh vegetables are tasty, appetizing, rich in “living” vitamins. You can experiment with cabbage, cucumbers, onions, spinach, and other goodies as much as you like.
But a special salad diet is an exception. It is based on components that we can not do without all year round.
The diet is calculated for 2 weeks. It is good, for example, to get in shape before the holidays. If you have enough time left, feel free to sit on a salad diet – it will help to lose up to 7 kg of weight.
During the day you can drink 1 liter of 1% kefir.
Breakfast: drink a glass of water with lemon 30 minutes before the salad. Make a fruit salad of green apple, pear, orange, and pour yogurt with 1% fat.
Lunch and dinner: from any vegetables except potatoes, make a salad and season with lemon juice or olive oil.
All the same, only in lunch add 100 g of lean meat without salt.
During the diet, it is allowed to drink green tea and water infused on 2 slices of lemon. In order not to overeat, try not to cook large portions.
Extreme Diet “Minus Two”
In the summer, many women tend to show off a good figure. But, as always, some catch it when the long-awaited summer is already here.
Extreme diet is a suitable variant of an unloading diet for everyone who did not have time to take care of the figure long before June. It is useful for everyone, even not very full ladies and girls. Devote only two days preceding departure on vacation, unloading – and you will come closer to the ideal of a slender beauty.
1st day: you need to eat 4 apples, 1 large lemon, a piece of lean boiled meat and 3 medium crackers.
2nd day: if you want to achieve a better result, eat on this day as well as on the first.
In 2 days of ignoring culinary temptations, you will lose about 1.5-2 kilograms in weight. Take a break and repeat your feat.
Soup “If you suddenly gained wieght”
In just a week, daily absorption of cabbage soup will help you lose weight. It will not deliver calories to the body: the more you eat it, the faster you will become slim.
The advantage of cabbage soup is that you can absorb it in any quantity and at any time of the day – even after 18.00. If you do not violate this diet, then losing 5 kg per week will be easy, and, importantly, gain good health at the same time.
Diet consists of fat-free foods. Greens contribute to their breakdown: green vegetables have the so-called “negative” calories, that is, the body spends more energy on their processing than they carry in themselves.
In addition to low-fat cabbage soup, you can eat vegetables, fruits, meat and fish in a certain sequence.
6 large onions, 6 broth cubes, parsley root, 2 sweet peppers, half a large head of cabbage, 2 cans of tomatoes (400 g) and fresh tomatoes, 4 large carrots. Chop the vegetables, dip them into the broth and cook for 1 hour. Season with soy and a mixture of aromatic seasonings.
1st day: eat various fruits (except bananas) and as much soup as you wish. The calorie content in such food is so small that if you adhere to the recipe and regimen, you can lose weight up to 1.5 kg per day.
2nd day: eat various vegetables in raw or boiled form – as much as you wish, excluding peas and beans. Of course, eat unlimited soup.
3rd day: fruits and vegetables, except bananas and potatoes. Well, and the soup.
4th day: bananas (5-6 pieces), skim milk, and, of course, soup.
5th day: about 300-400 g of boiled beef or chicken breast without skin, or fish and tomatoes – as much as you want and at least 6 glasses of water, soup.
6th day: eat beef with salad (tomatoes, cabbage, cucumbers, green bell peppers) – as much as you want, and, of course, soup. Fruits are banned.
7th day: boiled rice without oil with salad; vegetables / root vegetables, fruits, sugar-free juice, tea or coffee all day long as you wish. Do not forget about the soup.
During the diet, you can drink only mineral water, tea, coffee without sugar and vegetable juice. Alcohol is prohibited.
Raw food diet
There are many supporters of “live” food – as this type of diet therapy is called, as a raw food diet. They are happy to eat vegetables, fruits, seeds, nuts, herbs in their raw form, in small quantities they use vegetable oils obtained by cold pressing.
Eating raw foods is a type of strict low-fat vegetarian diet. It’s very difficult to stick to such a nutritional formula! Meat, fish, poultry, milk are excluded from the diet.
Women who consume raw foods for a short time help to cope with gynecological diseases – for example, doctors prescribe to eat raw foods for 2-4 weeks in case of chronic premenstrual syndrome, menstrual cramps and fibrocystic mastopathy.
In a couple of weeks of eating mainly raw foods, you can lose weight and cleanse the digestive tract. This will improve vitality and strengthen the immune system.
“Live” food will remove toxins from the body, reduce the risk of dangerous diseases. At first, fatigue will be felt, headaches are possible, but soon health will return to normal, and in the morning a feeling of freshness will come.
Breakfast: a glass of almonds soaked overnight, 1.5 cups of cereal shoots.
Second breakfast: a glass of juice (mix banana juice with carrot or orange).
Lunch: a large portion of salad (lettuce, green vegetables, tomatoes, and 0.5 cups of sunflower seeds) with lemon juice or vinegar and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Snack: a glass of juice (mix the juices of celery, carrots, beets).
Early dinner: 0.5 cups of seeds with raisins or an apple.
Dinner: a large portion of salad (dry seaweed, avocado, various vegetables, including leafy) with lemon juice or vinegar and 1 teaspoon of olive oil.
Before going to bed: carrots and any medium-sized fruit.
Beginners should eat raw foods for no more than two weeks. At this time, make sure that the plate contains vegetables and fruits of different colors, eat more seeds, seedlings of legumes and grains, as well as oatmeal, a little bread, eat more often, take multivitamin and mineral supplements.
Fashion model diet
The diet of slender German Claudia Schiffer promises a seductive opportunity – to lose 3-5 kg of weight in 3 days.
For breakfast, you can eat one soft-boiled egg. After 3 hours – 150 g of low-fat cottage cheese, which should be washed down with green tea.
After another 3 hours – the same thing. Then during the day do not eat anything, but drink mineral water (2-2.5 liters).
No sugar and salt, be sure to take multivitamins.
This diet, although effective, is difficult for the body. You can repeat it no more than once every 1.5-2 months.
You can make up your “fashion model diet”. Claudia’s diet is based on cottage cheese, a product that is extremely rich in calcium. Women who consume it in sufficient amounts daily (1200 mg) do not gain weight.
But those whose body is deprived of this important element (regardless of age, nutrition and physical activity), add 300-500 g annually. Calcium is absorbed by the body only in the presence of vitamin D, which is actively produced by the body in the summer when there is enough sunlight.
The largest suppliers of calcium are fermented milk products and hard cheeses, based on which you can create your own diet of harmony.
When composing a summer menu, remember that sugar, salt, boiled or heat-treated, refined “dead” foods steal calcium. Vitamins and plants rich in calcium will help to activate the metabolism, and you will begin to lose the hated extra pounds.