Is it possible to quickly get rid of fat deposits that have been accumulating for months or even years? Yes, completely. The Japanese diet for weight loss allows you to get rid of six or even eight kilograms in just two weeks. This diet is very popular due to its simplicity and effectiveness, but it is important to strictly follow all the recommendations of the developers to achieve an impressive result.
Basic principles of the Japanese diet
It should be noted right away that the Japanese diet has nothing to do with the diet of the inhabitants of this eastern country, whose diet has always been based on rice, vegetables, fish and seafood. Cattle breeding was not developed in the country of the Rising Sun, so meat and dairy products began to appear on the Japanese menu relatively recently, in the twentieth century. Coffee is also unpopular in Japan – instead of it, residents of the country prefer to drink green tea or plain water.
As for the famous Japanese diet, it suggests almost completely abandoning rice, bread and other foods rich in carbohydrates. Moreover, not only harmful simple carbohydrates, such as sugar, but also useful “complex” carbohydrates contained in unrefined cereals fall under the ban. Only vegetables save the situation – mainly carrots and cabbage, which are suppliers of fiber.
Some variations of the Japanese diet limit the fat content of foods, while others do not emphasize this. Unlike most diets, the Japanese diet does not prohibit foods fried in oil, which cannot be called useful and healthy food.
It should be noted that many descriptions of the Japanese diet do not indicate portion sizes. This creates a false impression that you can eat as much as you want, which in the end, of course, does not contribute to weight loss.
The Japanese diet refers to proteins: it is recommended to eat two portions of different proteins per day – meat, fish, poultry, eggs. Sugar and products containing it, alcohol, which prevents the removal of toxins from the body, and salt are completely prohibited. The last prohibition should be discussed in more detail.
Half of the success of the Japanese diet lies in the ban on salt. Since salt retains water in the body, giving it up has a pronounced diuretic effect. Weight drops rapidly, but this happens primarily not due to fat, but due to water, so part of the lost kilograms quickly returns after the end of the diet. Complete refusal of salt in some cases can lead to serious health problems caused by dehydration. Therefore, when following a diet, it is necessary to drink a lot to restore the water balance.
It is known that before starting any diet it is necessary to consult a doctor, but few people do so. Meanwhile, strict diets can only be followed by absolutely healthy people, so if there are any chronic diseases or other health problems, a doctor’s consultation is necessary.
The Japanese diet, like other protein diets, is not suitable for those with kidney disease. It is also contraindicated in digestive problems (especially prone to constipation), endocrine diseases and diseases of the cardiovascular system. When following a diet, intensive sports, baths and saunas are not recommended.
Japanese diet: day by day
It is advisable not to start the Japanese diet after a large feast – at least on the last day before starting the diet, the diet should be moderate. It is not possible to make certain changes to the menu and increase portions. Salt is completely excluded.
- On the first day, you should limit yourself to one cup of black coffee for breakfast. For lunch, you can eat a large plate of fresh cabbage salad with vegetable oil and two boiled eggs. Salt cannot be used. Drink a glass of tomato juice with lunch. Dinner will consist of two hundred grams of boiled or baked without sauces, salt and spices, fish and a large plate of cabbage salad.
- On the second day, you can add one rye cracker to coffee for breakfast. Lunch repeats the dinner of the first day. For dinner, you can afford a glass of kefir of any fat content and two hundred grams of boiled beef.
- On the third day for breakfast again a cup of black coffee without sugar. For lunch, you should drink one raw chicken egg (you can replace it with three quail eggs, which are safer) and eat three boiled carrots. You can eat any number of apples for dinner.
- Breakfast on the fourth day is no different from the breakfast on the third day. For lunch you need to eat fried zucchini and an apple for dessert. Dinner will consist of two eggs, two hundred grams of boiled beef and cabbage salad.
- On the fifth day in the morning, instead of the traditional cup of coffee, you should eat one raw carrot dressed with lemon juice. For lunch, you can afford half a kilo of boiled fish and a glass of tomato juice. Dinner is also served with fish, but only two hundred grams, and a plate of cabbage salad.
- Breakfast on the sixth day again consists of black coffee. For lunch, five hundred grams of boiled chicken with cabbage and carrot salad. Dinner will consist of two boiled eggs and carrot salad.
- On the morning of the seventh day, the boring coffee can be replaced with a cup of tea. At lunch you should eat two hundred grams of boiled beef, for dessert – several different fruits. Dinner can be the same as on any other day of the diet, except for the third.
- Starting from the eighth day, the diet should be repeated. You should go off the diet carefully, adding some new product to the diet every day. After the end of the diet, the food can be moderately salted, but it is desirable to limit and even eliminate the use of sugar and alcohol.
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