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The cucumber diet

When it comes to the cucumber diet, you will find many versions, each promising that you will lose more and more pounds. But the truth is, that when you keep a lightening diet, you will lose about 600-900 grams each day, depending on how strict you are following the rules. So, if you are willing to go all the way and respect the diet for 7 days, you are going to lose 4-5 kg or 11 pounds.

Before starting, you must know that lightening diets are very strict, but they do offer visible results immediately. Therefore, these kind of diets are not very healthy and you shouldn't keep one more than it's allowed.

cucumber diet

So if have decided that you want to try the cucumber diet, here is everything you need to know.

The main reasons cucumber helps you lose weight are:

• they are easily digested and contain very few calories;

• they contain lots of water (approx. 90%) and fiber (approx. 5%), so they are a good moisturizer and natural diuretic;

• they contain vitamins A, B1, B2 and C, as well as sodium, potassium, calcium, iron, zinc, phosphorus;

• they fight water retention in the body;

• they improve skin appearance.

To help you understand better the way this diet works, here is a meal plan that you can try.

Monday:

• Breakfast: a cucumber salad, a slice of wholemeal toast with jam and a cup of tea without sugar.

• Lunch: 200 grams of boiled or roast chicken and a cucumber salad.

• Snack: an apple, a banana or a pear.

• Dinner: cucumber salad with a little olive oil and lemon juice, and a boiled egg.

Tuesday:

• Breakfast: a sliced ​​cucumber with salt and pepper, a slice of black bread / toasted with jam and a cup of tea or coffee without sugar.

• Lunch: a boiled egg, cucumber salad with dill, green onion, olive oil and lemon juice and 100 grams of cooked poultry meat.

• Snack: an apple, a banana or a pear.

• Dinner: a cucumber salad and a small slice of black bread toasted.

Wednesday:

• Breakfast: a slice of black bread, 100 grams of yogurt mixed with cucumber, dill, lemon juice.

• Lunch: 3 slices of black bread and a cucumber salad with cheese, sour cream, green onions, dill.

• Snack: an apple, a banana or a pear.

• Dinner: 300 grams of baked potatoes with vegetables and a cucumber salad.

Thursday:

• Breakfast: toast with a slice of cucumber and a small yogurt mixed with muesli and fruit.

• Lunch: 200 grams of chicken breast cooked / grilled, a baked potato and cucumber salad with lemon juice.

• Snack: a chopped cucumber mixed with cottage cheese and dill.

• Dinner: baked potato salad with cucumber, cheese, sour cream, green onions and dill.

Friday:

• Breakfast: two cucumbers and two slices of toast;

• Lunch: a salad made with boiled chicken breast, cheese, cucumbers, carrots, radishes and lemon juice.

• Snack: a cucumber.

• Dinner: a salad of cottage cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, olive oil, salt and lemon juice.

Eat your dinner at 19:00 and if you are still hungry afterwards, you can eat half a cucumber and drink water. This diet can not be held longer than 7 days because it deprives the body of some other foods you really need. Therefore, you should not resort to it often, for whatever reason, because then the yo-yo effect appears, which means that after finishing the diet, the body will try to quickly come back to the old eating habits, leaving you with more weight that you managed to loose.

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