The summer is coming to an end, but the battle with the bulge around the waist is ongoing. Slimming drinks, fat burning supplements, dieting. Some people will even go under the knife. If you want to slim down without making bad choices, with this cucumber diet you will lose the extra pounds quickly and healthily.
Remember above all that the purpose of this plan is not to starve, but to control the meals and reduce the portions, while meeting your daily caloric needs. Because if you are depriving yourself of food, your body stores fat in anticipation of huger.
The cucumber regime we offer spans over the period of 10 days. During this period, you will consume cucumbers in the form of salads or smoothies, but you are also allowed to consume other healthy, nutritious food to maintain a balanced diet.
Warning: this diet alone can help you lose weight in a sustainable way, especially as it takes only 10 days. It will certainly help you adopt a healthier diet and make you lose a few pounds, but to have long-term satisfactory results, it is essential to practice regular physical activity at the same time.
Here is a typical daily menu for the cucumber diet:
Breakfast: cucumber salad, two boiled eggs and a slice of wholemeal bread or cereal
Snack: 1 big apple, 1 peach or 5 plums
Lunch: a slice of toasted wholemeal bread, cucumber salad, grilled chicken or baked fish fillet
Snack: Cucumber smoothie
Dinner: vegetable soup
How to prepare the cucumber salad?
– 1 pound cucumbers
– 1 cup plain yogurt
– 1 spring onion
– Salt and pepper
Peel the cucumbers and cut them into small pieces, season with salt and pepper. Add the yoghurt and finely chopped onion. Mix carefully, and your salad is ready!
How to prepare cucumber smoothie?
– 1 apple
– Handful of spinach
– 1 cucumber, peeled
– A bit of fresh ginger
Wash all ingredients, pass them to the blender, except the ginger. Mix thoroughly, then add the ginger and mix again.
Serve this smoothie in a tall glass decorated with some crushed almonds or walnuts. This drink is rich in vitamins and minerals, including vitamins K, A, B, E, C and iron, calcium and fiber. In order to retain all its nutrients, it is recommended to drink it immediately.