Increasingly often, celebrities in Instagram post photos not with a glass of champagne, but with a glass of a colorful smoothie. This health trend also influenced the number of services for the delivery of ready-made vegetable, nut, fruit drinks, which mushroomed in a flashed.
The essence of the drinking diet.
The main question is: “Can you really lose weight while keeping to it?”
Well, the drinking diet can be considered only as an alternative to unloading days, and not more. This diet is not aimed at changing people’s eating habits, which led to excess kilograms. So, it is unlikely to succeed in losing any weight on the drinking diet.
When it’s over, the kilograms you lost will return once you get back to your eating habits. However, unloading drinking days, held 1-2 times a week, will help you increase the rate of weight loss and will be an incentive for healthy eating on other days, so as not to lose the result.
First and foremost, drinking diet is a great way to:
- Get rid of toxins
- Normalize metabolism
- Improve the skin condition.
The principle of action is similar to detox. Your body does not need to process heavy food, and it uses the saved energy for self-cleansing.
Why are juiced vegetables and fruits better than whole fruits?
One glass of cold-press juice contains much more useful vitamins and minerals, than 2-3 apples that you manage to eat in a day. Thus, you consume about 6 kg of vegetables and fruits in a day on a drinking diet. You are very unlikely to eat so much during the day.
It is not recommended to use freshly squeezed juices in their pure form for the drinking diet, since they are quite an aggressive environment for the stomach. Besides, freshly squeezed juices contain a lot of fructose and no fiber, which means they are quickly absorbed, easily increasing the blood sugar level, which can be unsafe for a person with excess weight.
In this respect, it is much better to drink smoothies – ground fruits in a blender, which, if desired, you can complement with low-fat milk or yogurt, or soy milk. At that, you can use any fruits, including bananas. Do not believe the myths that it prevents weight loss.
If you are a beginner, do not use juices for weight loss for more than 3 days in a row. And you do not need to suffer hunger. Better have a vegetable salad with lemon dressing. The secret of success lies in the regularity of the drinking diet, and not in its duration.
By the way, it is not worthwhile to intensively train in juicing days. Have a relaxing yoga session or stretching.
During the drinking day, you should “eat” every 2-3 hours. You also shouldn’t forget to drink water (30ml per kilogram of weight). If you use only fruit, when making your drinks, their quantity should be 1.5 kg. If you do not refuse dairy products, we recommend using 1kg of fruit and 500ml of yogurt or milk.