The Czech diet was developed by the Croatian dietician doctor. The diet is designed for 3 weeks and helps to lose weight to 15 kg. The whole diet consists of low-fat and low-calorie foods, and is strictly defined by the amount of food taken by day.
Such nutrition is designed for slow weight loss and long-term preservation of results, so if you adhere to all the nuances and features of Dr. Horvat’s scheme, already lost weight after leaving the diet will not return. Although the number of calories absorbed is quite small, thanks to a balanced set of products, nutrition according to the Czech diet eliminates the pain of hunger and an empty stomach. Low-fat protein foods, fruits and vegetables are the main part of dietary nutrition in this system.
Diet involves the rejection of fried, smoked, pickled. The amount of sugar consumed should be minimized. Among the allowed protein foods are lean meat (veal or beef), turkey and skinless chicken, chicken eggs and low-fat fish. Dairy products that are allowed with the Czech diet: milk, cheeses, kefir, yogurt and cottage cheese, with exclusively fat-free.
Green tea, mineral water and coffee speed up the metabolism, so they are also on the white list.
It is allowed to use rye bread, but only in the form of toast (one or two per day) – this reduces its calorie content, while the beneficial properties remain unchanged.
Vegetables and fruits – without them, a diet is difficult to imagine. It is allowed to eat: green apples, carrots, cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers, melon, watermelon, citrus fruits, and, oddly enough, potatoes, which nutritionists usually do not favor in the fight against fat deposits. It turns out that boiled potatoes in small quantities does not pose a serious threat to the waist.
Expecting to lose weight on the Czech diet, you need to forget about the use of white bread and muffin, sausages and sausages, chocolate, sweets, pork, alcohol, sweet carbonated drinks, pasta.
It is supposed to be five meals a day, with dinner no later than 3-4 hours before bedtime.
Some fruits also fall out of favor due to the high sugar content. Among them – grapes, raisins, bananas.
A clearly defined menu is designed for 7 days, and then it repeats in a circle two more times. It is approximately possible to understand what expects those who are losing weight according to this system according to the nutrition scheme of the first day. For breakfast, 1 rye cracker, 1 egg cooked in a bag, tea or coffee. Lunch – 1 green apple. For lunch – meat and side dish (130 g of boiled lean meat, 100 g of boiled potatoes, 200 g of vegetables), if desired – tea. An afternoon snack consists of 100 g of fruit and tea, and for dinner you can count on 100 g of vegetables (without dressing), 80 g of low-fat ham, hard-boiled egg, rye cracker with butter and a glass of apple juice.
The caloric content of all meals is no more than 1300 kcal.
The ration of the rest of the days is built according to the same scheme and contains meat, fruits, vegetables, eggs, tea and coffee, low-fat dairy products.
Basic rules and contraindications
In addition to the refusal of harmful products, there are a few nuances, observing which, you can achieve significant loss of excess weight:
- you must use at least 6 glasses of liquid (non-carbonated water, tea or coffee);
- strictly abide by the menu, not allowing yourself to relax;
- give up alcohol and smoking;
- do a little morning exercise, walk every day for at least 20-30 minutes.
Diet is forbidden when:
- pregnancy and lactation;
- kidney disease;
- oncological diseases;
- any inflammatory diseases;
- gastritis and gastric ulcer;
The results of the Czech diet
What to expect with such a diet? Nutritionists agree that such a scheme is balanced and sufficient to lose from 8 to 15 kg of excess weight in just 21 day, without harming the health and normal functioning of the body. There should not be any hungry fainting, excruciating hunger and dizziness from malnutrition – because the diet is aimed at losing weight, not torturing.
As a result of the diet, the metabolic process is normalized and the functioning of the intestine improves.
Prescribed foods contain the necessary vitamins, minerals and nutrients, but a dietitian may advise taking a vitamin-mineral complex for the duration of the diet.
The reviews of those who adhered to the Czech diet food system indicate that, firstly, the weight really goes away, and minus 15 kg is a real figure, although more often the figure on the scales decreases by 5-7 kg on average. The success of the diet depends on the desire to lose weight and the absence of violations in the diet.
Secondly, getting out of the diet is not a lot of stress for the body, and even if you switch to regular nutrition, the weight will not quickly return. Accustomed to a specific amount of a certain food over 3 weeks, the body most likely will not require the amount of sugar and fat that was previously absorbed. It is necessary to go out gradually, adding only one prohibited product to the diet per day, while sweets can be consumed no earlier than 7 days after the end of the diet, and no more than 2 once a week.
The simplicity and affordability of foods allowed for nutrition is an indisputable plus of this weight loss system.
Vegetable salad: boiled chicken breast is chopped, pepper, cucumbers and tomatoes are cut, cheese is rubbed. All ingredients are mixed and seasoned with olive oil.
An even simpler fruit salad – orange, grapefruit and apple is peeled and chopped. Then they need to be mixed and seasoned with low-fat yogurt.
The Czech diet is suitable in many cases of obesity and overweight, this is one of the most balanced and sparing nutritional schemes. The results of the diet are achieved quickly enough, normally held and do not require titanic efforts on themselves. Exiting it does not strike the nervous and digestive systems. The main thing to remember is that a preliminary consultation with a nutritionist about contraindications and a possible effect is a guarantee that the figure will become toned and the body will remain healthy.