One of the effective methods of getting rid of excess weight is the lemon diet. The sound name speaks for itself, the main product of the diet is a lemon rich in vitamins of group C, PP, E, D, A, B1, B2, B5, B6. Numerous studies have shown that the acid contained in the lemon prevents fat absorption and improves intestinal peristalsis, which has a beneficial effect on the digestive system. To date, there is a wide variety of lemon diets, from hard to very sparing, allowing in a short time to get rid of excess weight and achieve harmony.
How to lose weight on a lemon diet
The lemon diet is popular not only among the masses, but also among celebrities. For example, the singer Beyonce thanks to her for 3,5 weeks dropped 9 kilograms. The base product of this method of losing weight is a lemon. To lose weight, freshly squeezed citrus fruit juice is used, from which various drinks are prepared (for example, with ginger, honey).
Rigid versions of the lemon diet suggest the use of an exclusively shown drink throughout the day, while gentle options allow only the intake of 1 a glass of drink one hour before a meal. The most lightweight version of this method of getting rid of excess weight is a classic, in which there are absolutely no restrictions in the diet. You can eat in the usual way, including meals in public places.
There are no restrictions on the time of the last meal with sparing variants of the lemon diet, but for effective weight loss should be eaten no later than 3 hours before sleep. Intensive physical activity will also help to get rid of excess weight as soon as possible.
However, like any other method of losing weight, the lemon diet has a number of contraindications, so before starting its compliance, you should consult a doctor.
- Allergic reactions to citrus fruits;
- Increased acidity of the stomach;
- Diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (ulcer, gastritis, pancreatitis, inflammation of the gallbladder);
- Kidney disease (kidney stones);
- Any diseases during an exacerbation;
- During the rehabilitation period after the surgery;
- Pregnancy and lactation;
- Children, adolescents, old age.
Types of lemon diet
There are many variants of the lemon diet, each of which has its own characteristics (duration, variety of diet):
Classical lemon diet, developed by the American dietician Chong, is a habitual nourishment. Does not require any changes and prohibitions in the diet. The essence of the classic version – daily consumption of lemon water. The drink is prepared as follows: from the lemon squeezed juice and mixed with water (proportions 1 lemon to 1 a glass of water). The indicated drink should be drunk in a volume (measure 1 glass) equal to the number of days of the diet. For example, on the first day you should drink 1 a glass of lemon water, for 5 day 5 glasses, for 11 day – 11 glasses of drink. An important condition for a diet is to drink a drink strictly for 1 an hour before a meal. The duration of the classic diet option 14 days. During this time, you can lose weight on 3-4 kg.
Rigid Diet lasts 2 days. During this time, you can lose weight on 3-5 kg. It consists in a complete refusal of food. It is allowed to drink exclusively lemon drink. Ready-made drink should be fully consumed during the day, the next day must be prepared fresh.
- From lemons squeeze the juice.
- Add honey and red pepper, stir.
- Dilute the drink 1,5 liters of water.
Kefir-lemon diet continues 2 days and helps to lose weight on 3-5 kilograms. It is used for breakfast, lunch and dinner 0,5 lemon and 500 ml kefir 1%. In addition to a sour-milk drink, the use of still water in unlimited amounts is shown.
Lemon-honey diet lasts 2 days, allows you to lose weight on 3-4 kg. It is used exclusively lemon-honey drink during the day. For the daily norm of the drink is taken: 3 liters of still water, which is mixed with freshly squeezed juice from 15 lemon and 50 grams of natural honey. The next day, a fresh drink is prepared.
Lemon-Ginger Diet is to drink a drink of lemon and ginger for 1 an hour before eating. For 2 weeks with a drink of "slenderness" you can lose weight on 2-3 kilograms. Hard version of the lemon-ginger diet lasts 2 days. The diet consists exclusively of 2,5-3 liters of the drink, which must be drunk on an 1 glass every 2-3 hours.
A recipe for a lemon-ginger drink
- Ginger rinse, grate.
- Transfer the grated ginger into a saucepan, add water, bring to a boil, turn off the gas and let it brew for 15 minutes.
- Squeeze the juice of lemon, stir with a drink.
Gentle lemon diet is designed for 7-14 days, for which you can lose weight on 5-6 kg. It is a daily intake (for 1 hour before meals) of lemon juice, diluted with water, in a daily volume equal to 3 glasses. In addition to the shown drink, non-starchy vegetables (carrots, cucumbers, peppers, tomatoes, cabbage), unsweetened fruits and berries (apples, pears, plums, kiwi, oranges), non-fatty sour-milk products (kefir, cottage cheese, natural yogurt), lean meat and poultry (beef, chicken, turkey), lean fish (hake, pollock, pike), as well as nuts (not more than a handful a day). When preparing dishes from meat and fish for weight loss, it is necessary to add lemon zest and lemon juice. Drink during the day you need water (1,5-2 liters), as well as tea without sugar (green, herbal).
Gentle lemon diet for weight loss – menu for 5 days (breakfast, lunch, dinner):
- Omelet for a couple of 2 eggs. A tomato;
- Ear from carp with fish pieces;
- Viennese chicken. Salad from white cabbage.
- Cottage cheese, dressed with natural yoghurt;
- Baked carp with tomatoes, spinach, broccoli;
- Boiled turkey fillet. Greek salad".
- 1 egg soft-boiled. Lemon jelly;
- Bouillon. Cutlets from beef steamed;
- Vegetable stew. Fish souffle.
- Cottage cheese pudding;
- Okroshka. Meatballs from turkey to steamed;
- Heck for a couple. The vinaigrette.
- Muesli with dried fruits;
- Green borsch. Chicken fillet steamed;
- Cheesecakes with nuts and raisins.
According to the rules of a sparing diet, for 1 an hour before each meal, you need to drink an 1 glass of lemon water. During the day, you should drink non-carbonated water, tea without sugar.
- Clear the fish from the scales, remove the insides and gills, rinse under running water.
Grate with spices and salt, make incisions on the carcass, leave for 30 minutes to marinate.
Be sure to include in your menu with a juicy and tasty baked carp diet.
- Chicken fillet 1 kg;
- Lemon 0,5 pcs;
- Breadcrumbs 5 st. l .;
- Chicken eggs 2 pcs;
- Flour 2 st. Whip the eggs
- Vegetable oil 2-3 st. l .;
- Poultry fillets washed, cut into pieces, salt, pepper, sprinkle with freshly squeezed lemon juice and send to the refrigerator to marinate for 1 hour.
- Eggs beat up. Pieces of chicken first roll in flour, then in eggs, and then in breadcrumbs.
- Fry pieces of meat from both sides in a frying pan heated with vegetable oil to a crispy crust.
- Transfer the fried pieces of meat to a baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
- Send the baked in an oven heated to 180 degrees for 10-15 minutes until ready.
Viennese chicken or "Bakhendel" is a popular dish of Austrian cuisine, which is recommended to include in its menu with a diet.
- Lemon juice 100 ml;
- Water 500 ml;
- Lemon peel 15 gr;
- Gelatin 10 gr;
- Sugar 200 gr.
- In a saucepan, disperse crushed zest, sugar, lemon juice and water, bring to a boil, reduce the gas and cook for 10 minutes until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- Remove from heat, add gelatin, stir, cool.
- Spread on kremankam, send to the refrigerator until completely hardened for 3 hours.
Reviews lean on a lemon diet say that for two weeks, consuming an hour before eating a glass of lemon drink, you can lose weight by 4-5 kilograms. Rigid diets such as kefir-lemon, lemon-ginger, lemon-honey effectively help to throw off for 2 days to 2-3 kilograms, and therefore enjoy special popularity for emergency weight loss, for example, before the holidays.
We suggest that you familiarize yourself with some photos that have grown thin on the sparing version of the proposed diet, having looked at the photos before and after observing the technique: