I always thought that the cabbage diet is an exceptionally hungry diet, where you can’t eat anything other than a cabbage leaf.
But recently my sister came to me, who lives in another city with her mother-in-law. My mother-in-law cooks it very tasty, and for the whole family, which noticeably affects the figure of my Alenka;)
But since I do not possess such culinary abilities, Alena, while I was there, decided to lose some weight, and at the same time I, a passionate lover of various experiments in nutrition, persuaded me to keep her company. And we chose the cabbage diet.
It is believed that this diet was designed specifically to restore the body in the postoperative period. But despite this, those who want to lose weight, also began to successfully apply this method of nutrition.
From the name you can understand what is the staple food. The effectiveness of the diet is due to the low calorie cabbage, but at the same time in any of its form contains vitamins, minerals and fiber, which are necessary for our body to work properly.
It is believed that cabbage can inhibit the growth of cancer cells, and also benefit those who have high blood sugar levels.
In addition, there is a variety in the choice of cabbage varieties – white and red, color, Brussels sprouts, kohlrabi, broccoli, Savoy, Peking.
This diet is designed for 10 days. During this time, if you strictly follow all the recommendations, you can lose from 5 to 10 kg. But here you can repeat it only after 2 months.
Breakfast. Coffee, green or black tea, but without sugar. This is the ideal. I love to change the menu a little, so I also added a banana to green tea, otherwise I wouldn’t live to see dinner;)
Dinner. Salad of fresh cabbage with carrots with the addition of 1 teaspoon of olive oil, 200 g of low-fat boiled beef, or chicken without the skin, or boiled or steamed fish.
Dinner. Cabbage salad plus quail egg or half chicken. You can also fruit.
2 hours before bedtime a glass of kefir, preferably skimmed. I added 1 tablespoon of flax flour to it or replaced kefir with leaven.
Every day we had a salad not only from fresh cabbage. Depending on the type, we extinguished it (of course, with a minimal amount of butter), sours, baked or cooked in Korean, although it is recommended to eat only fresh.
During the observance of the diet should be abandoned:
And as much as possible to limit the use of salt.
This diet has a positive effect on the work of the intestines – its work is stimulated due to plant fibers, which are contained in any kind of cabbage. Also, the diet helps to get rid of toxins.
For those who do not like cabbage, it may seem tough, after all for 10 days cabbage is present in two meals.
In addition, after the end of this diet, you need to adhere to a balanced diet for some time, otherwise the pounds dropped will quickly return.
If there are any serious diseases, you should consult with your doctor.
Because of the variety of types of cabbage, I liked the diet, I did not feel hungry, and besides, there was no limit to the use of sauerkraut or fresh cabbage.
I needed to lose only a couple of kilos, and I reached my goal. My sister always drank coffee for breakfast, and refused a banana, and also limited herself to portions of cabbage (no more than 250 g at a time), so she managed to lose more weight – by 5 kg.
Have you ever tried a cabbage diet?