A chicken diet helps you lose weight quickly while making you healthier by increasing protein level and improving metabolism, so you feel like your whole body is light. But is it true that to lose weight you must eat chicken meat only?
CHICKEN DIET REQUIREMENTS
Remember that you can follow this diet for a week at the longest. Essentially, when you consume only proteins, your body feels deficit of carbohydrates and you lose weight as the body has to use its own energy reserves. Many find this diet boring because you must eat chicken all the time. But there is some place for imagination: you can occasionally eat parts of a chicken other than white meat.
Sometimes you can treat your body to other kinds of healthy meat such as turkey or quail. However, don’t forget to remove skin and fat when cooking.
“Many find this diet boring because you must eat chicken all the time. But there is some place for imagination: you can occasionally eat parts of a chicken other than white meat.”
THE CHICKEN DIET: PROS AND CONS
Though there are no specific contraindications for this diet, consult your doctor before starting it. Chicken is not rich in vitamin C, so the doctor may prescribe to take some vitamin and mineral supplements to increase the level of necessary elements in your body.
The advantages of this diet:
- Boosting your immune system (if you eat chicken broth)
- Preventing possibility of a heart attack or a stroke
- Improving functioning of the gastrointestinal system
- Energy boosting
- Losing weight fast (up to 6 kg)
- Affordability of chicken
However, there are some disadvantages as well, like the absence of fat in meat and its bland taste (you must eat boiled meat without salt).
HOW TO FOLLOW THIS DIET?
When dieting, try to eat porridge not more than once a day and rotate vegetables you make salads with. During the day, you can drink tea, coffee without sugar (up to 2 cups) and plain water. Avoid soda.
|FOR A DAY||Chicken (150 g); vegetable salad (150 g) with a teaspoon of vegetable oil||Chicken (100 g) and a small apple||Chicken (150 g); the same amount of porridge or one baked big potato||Chicken (100 g); salad (100 g) or vegetable purée||Chicken broth, meat (50 g); vegetables (150 g)|
You can choose a day of the week (for example, Saturday) when you limit intake of food: make a salad with chicken (500 g), diced pineapple (300 g), and lettuce, divide the dish into 5 servings and eat it throughout the day.
“Having followed this diet for 6 weeks and had 3 days of limited intake of food, you can lose up to 20 kg. But remember that it’s dangerous to follow this diet over a long time.”