If you want to lose weight without feeling hungry but treating yourself with something tasty and nice, try the fruit diet. It will not only fill your body up with vitamins in a short time but also help to lose a lot of weight.
ABOUT THE FRUIT DIET
The fruit diet can be a mono-diet or allow eating different foods: it depends on your goals. The first type of this diet is more effective but the second is easier to follow.
So, what to eat while dieting? This eating plan includes different types of fruit, yoghurt and milk. Better choose apples, pineapples, watermelons, peaches, grapefruit and oranges. Avoid eating grapes, wild cherries, bananas and dates since these high-calorie fruits can make you put on weight and cause flatulence and constipation.
“This eating plan includes different types of fruit, yoghurt and milk. Better choose apples, pineapples, watermelons, peaches, grapefruit and oranges.”
How to diversify your fruit menu? You can eat fruit with cinnamon, make fruit salads with low-fat yoghurt and drink fresh juice. In very rare cases, eat some seeds or nuts to get some proteins. This diet is short-term only, but a few fruit days will cleanse your body and make you lose weight.
SHOULD I FOLLOW THIS DIET?
If you like fruits and want to lose up to 7 kg within a week, the fruit diet is for you. It goes without saying that you should consult a doctor before dieting because this eating plan has some contraindications:
- Duodenal or gastric ulcer
- Diabetes mellitus
- Intolerance to some types of fruit (for example, citrus fruits or pineapples)
The fruit diet fills the body up with useful mineral nutrients and vitamins, but you should not follow it for more than 10 days as it can cause protein deficiency.
This diet also has the following advantages:
- Detoxing of the body
- Improving your skin
- Reducing cellulite
- The meals for this diet are easy to prepare
However, there are some disadvantages:
- It may cause furring and bad breath.
- It decreases your calcium levels (if you diet for more than 5 days).
- Incorrect dieting can cause putting on weight (for example, eating bananas and dried fruit).
- You may feel unwell or have diarrhoea.
WHAT DO YOU EAT WHILE ON THIS DIET?
The diet has an easier version where you can eat not only fruit but also other healthy foods that your body needs:
|FOR A DAY|
|BREAKFAST||Fruit salad (with lemon juice)|
|LUNCH||Vegetables and low-fat baked meat/vegetables and boiled rice|
|Drink up to 2 litres of plain water and fresh juice every day|
|You can eat oranges, mandarins, pineapple, mangos, lemons, pears, kiwis and apples|
You can also follow the strict diet for 3 days; this version suggests eating fruit only and drinking fresh juice and plain water. Eat fruit as soon as you are hungry.