The German diet is a long-term weight loss program, designed for 7 weeks. A distinctive feature of the technique is a gradual transition with the subsequent adaptation of the body to a new diet. Due to which the German diet does not create a stressful situation for a person. Smooth adjustment to a new diet improves its effectiveness. The results of those who have lost weight are impressive: in 7 weeks of a diet, weight loss reaches 20 kg. In this case, the effect persists for a long time.
In addition to weight loss, the German method of dealing with obesity improves metabolism, food absorption, skin condition, frees the body from toxic substances.
To achieve a positive effect, you should follow the “golden rule” – use only fresh products, the total calorie content of which should not be higher than 1600 kcal per day. Non-carbonated purified water is allowed to drink in unlimited quantities. It is believed that heavy drinking “triggers” metabolic processes in the body, increases the tone of the dermis, leaches toxins. At the same time, a strict ban is imposed on alcoholic beverages.
The seven-week German method helps to reduce the volume of the stomach, which minimizes the likelihood of overeating food after exiting the diet.
The only drawback of this nutrition program is its considerable duration. Therefore, adhering to the German diet should not hope for a quick result. Weight will go slowly as the body restructures. In addition, some difficulties in losing weight may occur in people who can not give up drinking for such a long time. This is due to numerous failures.
Due to the strict restriction of the diet, low-calorie food is contraindicated for pregnant women, people with impaired nervous system, gastrointestinal tract, breastfeeding mothers, if you are allergic to one of the products.
Remember, the speed of burning fat is faster, the greater the initial weight, especially at first.
The reviews of those who lost weight on the German diet come to a single conclusion: to hold out for almost 2 months on a low-calorie monotonous diet is not easy. The main reasons are the lack of preparation and a varied menu, hunger attacks.
To save the result after the end of a seven-week course of weight loss should not overeat. The transition to the usual diet should be smooth. The daily caloric intake is increased gradually, adding kcal a day for 50.
To enhance the effect, nutritionists recommend combining a diet with physical activity. In this case, after losing weight, the skin and muscles will not lose their tone. Otherwise, with an intensive dropping of a kilogram (up to 20 kg), stretch marks and body “looseness” may appear.
Due to the high duration of the German diet should not be repeated more than 1 times a year.
Between meals, you should drink clean water and green unsweetened tea. In no case should you drink soda, as it stimulates appetite. As a result, the body begins to react much more sharply to a calorie deficit in the daily menu.
Before you go on a diet, you should check your health for contraindications. In the absence of problems with the digestive tract, the nervous system, you can begin to fight obesity.
Every Monday – Lenten, throughout the day it is allowed to drink only purified water no more than 5 l.
The daily ration for the first week, from Tuesday to Sunday, is a usual diet. At this stage, you can not strictly modify the daily menu, so as not to drive the body into a state of stress. Only in this case, the adaptation process will be as easy and painless as possible.
The menu of the second week differs from the first “citrus” Tuesday, during which only grapefruits and oranges are allowed to eat no more than 2 kg per day.
Remember, the fruits are the strongest allergens and in case of exceeding the maximum permissible dose, the chances of developing intolerance to the product increase significantly. In addition, the citrus fruits of nature aggressively affect the gastric mucosa, which can cause indigestion, heartburn, abdominal discomfort.
The menu of the third week is the diet of the second week with the addition of “apple” medium, during which only apples up to 2 kg are allowed to eat. This is an excellent option for a fasting day, aimed at cleansing the body of toxins. In addition, apples help strengthen hair, improve vision, condition of hair and skin, saturate a person with energy, prolong life, and are used to treat gout, eczema, atherosclerosis and rheumatism.
The fourth week is, in fact, augmented by the third. Thursday’s diet is “liquid.” During the day it is allowed to drink exclusively freshly squeezed vegetable or fruit juice. The Friday-Sunday menu is ordinary and familiar.
A distinctive feature of the fifth week from the fourth is the introduction of “kefir” Friday. During the day, losing weight should use only one-percent low-fat drink without additives.
To get the maximum benefit for the body, you should drink only a fresh product. It is naive to believe that it has an unlimited service life. Kefir is a perishable drink and after the expiration date (2-3 days), pathogenic microorganisms begin to multiply intensively in it. As a result, beneficial bacteria, fungi die or become harmful. In no case should you drink a fermented milk drink with a long shelf life of 30 days, even if it is bottled in vacuum packaging, as this indicates the content of preservatives in the composition.
The menu of the sixth week is the fifth diet, taking into account the fact that on Saturday the usual food is replaced by boiled pineapple or zucchini (up to 1 kg). At the same time, permitted products cannot be canned.
The menu of the final seventh week repeats the sixth, while Sunday is a fasting day, during which, like every Monday, you can only drink water.
If there is no need to lose 20 kilograms, it is recommended to use a simplified variation of the technique, calculated for 2 weeks. This is a strict diet, any deviation from the menu is unacceptable. The output result is minus 7 kg.
Menu for the week
Day # 1:
- breakfast – unsweetened green tea, cracker;
- lunch – spinach – 80 g, soft-boiled eggs – 2 pcs, tomato – 1 pcs;
- dinner – tomato, onion salad – 150 g, steamed chicken cutlet – 1 pcs.
Day # 2:
- breakfast – coffee and cracker;
- lunch – orange – 1 pcs; cabbage and tomato salad – 200 g;
- dinner – boiled meat (chicken) – 200 g, lettuce leaves – 1 bunch, boiled eggs – 2 pcs.
Day # 3:
- breakfast – a decoction of chamomile;
- lunch – tofu cheese – 100 g, boiled carrots – 200 g, soft-boiled egg – 1 pcs;
- dinner – fruit mix of apples, mandarin, pears – 250
Day # 4:
- breakfast – freshly squeezed apple juice – 200 ml;
- lunch – tomato, apple – in 1 pcs, boiled fish (hake) – 250 g;
- dinner – salad of chicken, lettuce and spinach, flavored with lemon juice – 200
Day # 5:
- breakfast – freshly squeezed carrot juice – 200 ml;
- lunch – cucumber and cabbage salad – 100 g, baked chicken breast – 200 g;
- dinner – carrots – 1 pcs., soft-boiled eggs – 2 pcs.
Day # 6, 7:
- breakfast – tea and cracker;
- lunch – chicken baked with vegetables (zucchini, bell pepper) – 200 g;
- dinner – carrots or fruits – 200
Starting with 8, the first week of the week is repeated. Due to the low calorie content, a simplified (accelerated) modification of the German diet causes ambiguous opinion among nutritionists. The advantages of this method include reducing the volume of the stomach in size, the use of only healthy products. However, doctors warn that monotonous poor nutrition can cause deterioration of health, malaise, fatigue. Therefore, for the period of losing weight, you should refrain from doing heavy work and intense physical exertion, and take vitamin complexes.
The seven-week German diet is a classic gentle weight loss technique, characterized by high efficiency (minus 20 kg) and the absence of a “hungry” menu. The diet changes every week as the body adapts to a new diet. Preference is given to vegetables, fruits, dairy products. Special attention deserves the water regime. Plentiful drink accelerates a metabolism, relieves of decay products.
In order to avoid the return of the lost kilograms, you need to leave the diet slowly. The main conditions are not to overeat, eat healthy food, focus on vegetables, fruits, cereals, lean meat, poultry, low-fat cottage cheese. After returning to the usual diet, one day a week is left unloading. What it will be: water, apple, citrus or kefir – depends on individual preferences. During this time, you can consume only one product throughout the day. Drink plenty, refuse milk.
To withstand the 49 days of the diet, it is recommended to “distract” from losing weight, switch to a hobby, work, so that you do not have time to think about nutrition. Days when it is allowed to eat familiar foods should not be spent at home alone with a refrigerator, otherwise the temptation to eat the forbidden product increases many times and the dietary practice practiced can turn into gluttony. Disruption and remorse, ultimately worsen not only physical condition, but also psycho-emotional. Remember, this is better not to bring.
The two-week German diet is usually used for moderate weight correction (up to 7 kg), when the result should be achieved as soon as possible in the shortest possible time without hungry agony. In contrast to the classic version, it is harder tolerated by the human body, it is unbalanced.
To make it easier to go through the process of losing weight, it is recommended to prepare for the diet marathon and try not to overeat for 2 weeks before the planned start date of the fight with extra pounds. Nutritionists do not recommend starting to lose weight before and immediately after the solemn event, because in this case the probability of failure of the method increases by 70%.