As the summer season approaches, it becomes urgent to lose those unsightly bulges, especially if you want to spend your holidays by the sea, presenting your shapely figure. To help you get rid of your excess weight quickly and effectively, learn about this cucumber diet which can help you lose up to 15 pounds in just 14 days!
WHY A CUCUMBER?
In addition to its beauty virtues, this green vegetable is a powerful slimming ally. Very rich in water (95%), vitamins, minerals and fiber, it is an important source of nutrients for the body; it helps to improve digestion and provides a feeling of lasting satiety. Very low in calories, it can be eaten at any time of the day to address the munchies without gaining weight.
It is advisable to eat it without peeling it because the skin contains pepsin, which aids digestion and has the highest concentration of antioxidants in the vegetable.
Before giving you the recipe for the cucumber diet that you need to follow for 14 days, here are some recipes for cucumber salad and cucumber juice that are included in the diet plan.
CUCUMBER JUICE RECIPE
- 1 cucumber
- 1 apple
- 1 inch ginger root
- A handful of spinach
- handful of almonds
Wash the spinach, apple and cucumber, before passing them to the blender. Add the ginger and blend again. Pour the juice into a tall glass and decorate it with some almonds.
This juice is rich in vitamins A, E, B, C and K, as well as magnesium, iron, calcium and fiber. It should be consumed directly after preparation to avoid the loss of its healing and nutritional properties.
CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE
- 14 ounces of cucumber
- 1 cup yogurt or milk (goat, preferably)
- 1 small fresh onion
Wash the cucumber and cut it into thin slices, then add salt and mix well. Finely chop the onion and add milk or yogurt and mix. Then pour the sauce over the slices of cucumber and mix. Your salad is ready!
This diet, as the name suggests, is essentially based on cucumber consumption which promotes a feeling of satiety and prevents you from snacking. If you practice it for 14 days, you can lose up to 15 lbs!
Foods allowed during those 14 days are:
- 2 cooked potatoes or 3 slices of wholegrain bread
- 10 ounces of fresh fruit
- 15 ounces of tuna without oil, 2 boiled eggs or 5 ounces of grilled white meat
- Beverages: water, tea, coffee without sugar
You can eat the salad or drinking the cucumber juice at any time during or between meals, when you are hungry. The amount is not limited.
Sample menu for one day of the cucumber diet
Breakfast: 2 slices of toasted wholegrain bread, 2 boiled eggs and 10 ounces of fruit salad
Snack: 1 peach (up to 7 ounces), 1 large apple or 5 plums
Lunch: 1 slice of toasted wholegrain bread, 5 ounces of tuna without oil and cucumber salad
Snack: Cucumber juice
Dinner: 5 ounces of grilled white meat and cucumber salad
To make the most of the slimming virtues of this regime, you must think of regular physical activity that will accelerate the fat burning and weight loss process. For example you can do some walking, running on foot or cycling.