Cucumber diet is ideal for those who hate to think too much what to eat while on a diet because the diet plan is very simple: there are only a few foods that are consumed, the diet itself is carried out within ten days.
There is also an extended version of 14 days where really great results are achieved: a loss of as much as 7 pounds – of course depending on the physical activity level.
The basic food in this diet is a cucumber salad that can be consumed in unlimited quantities every time you feel hungry.
Lettuce is nutrient-rich food and you don’t have to worry that you will lack something during the ten-day schedule.
Other foods that are consumed during the day are:
- 2 boiled eggs or 150 grams of drained tuna oil, or 150 grams of grilled white meat;
- 2 more boiled potatoes (cooked, boiled, baked in the oven but not fried in oil) or 3 slices of wholemeal bread;
- 500 grams of fresh locally grown fruits.
Drink plain water, tea, and even the coffee (no sugar) is allowed. It is strictly forbidden to consume sodas, alcohol and sweets.
With each meal and between meals – you can eat unlimited amounts of cucumber salad (recipe is below) or drinking cucumber shake – therefore, whenever you feel hunger – just consume salad or a cucumber shake.
Breakfast: 2 hard-boiled eggs + bowl of cucumber salad;
Snack: 5 plums or one large apple or peach … or some other seasonal fruit that weights up to 200g.
Lunch: Toasted wholemeal bread + cucumber salad
Snack: cucumber shake
Dinner: fruit by choice (up to 300 gr)
How to make a cucumber salad:
The salad is made extremely fast and is very simple.
– About 400 grams of cucumber;
– 2 dl sour milk or yogurt (when kefir is used – digestion will be improves as well),and if you wish, use young garlic.
Peel the cucumber and cut it in very small slices. Add salt, stir gently and pour sour milk, yogurt or kefir and again gently mix .If desired add finely chopped young garlic and serve immediately.
How to make a cucumber shake
In blender add: a young cucumber (with the peel – well washed of course), a handful of well-washed spinach, one sour apple. If desired, add a little grated fresh ginger or a pinch of ginger powder. Mix well, pour into glasses and sprinkle the top with chunks of walnuts or almonds. Consume it fresh because if you wait too long – it loses nutrients.
This drink is rich in plenty of vitamins and minerals, especially vitamins A and K. The beverage is also rich in fibers, magnesium, iron, vitamins C, E and B, as well as calcium and potassium. An entire spectrum that our body needs, all in one glass!
Although this is a very simple diet, you need to pay attention to the quality of foods – try to use only fresh vegetables and fruit from a trusted supplier.
Moderate physical activity is very important within the diet so the half-hour brisk walking (that’s the walk when you feel that you begin to sweat) – significantly helps in removing excess weight.