100 g of watermelon pulp contains only 38 calories. It has potassium, so the watermelon is a diuretic. Diet decreases body fat, lowers cholesterol, helps to gently cleanse the kidneys and liver. In the chemical composition of watermelon pulp is present calcium, influencing fat metabolism and strengthens the skeletal system. Pectin and fiber help to normalize bowel activity. Present in watermelon juice folic acid normalizes metabolic processes. Magnesium supports the nervous system (which is important during a strict diet). On this basis, we can say that watermelon diet may be used for weight loss.
Watermelon diet for weight loss should not be used when the tendency to edema, diabetes, diseases of the pancreas. It is contraindicated in the presence of large stones in the kidneys and bile ducts, and for problems with the excretory system. It is important to remember that watermelons may contain nitrates – buy fruit only in season, their natural maturation (he comes in late summer and early fall captures).
Watermelon diet for 3 days severely limits diet – when passing you can eat only watermelon flesh (1 kg/10 kg of body weight losing weight). A specified amount of food should be divided into 4-6 portions and eat throughout the day. Such a discharge is better to carry out in weekend or during a holiday, because to stray too far from the toilet will be difficult. To drink while on a diet water or unsweetened herbal infusions. If you want you can add 2-3 slices of grain or rye bread. Well-being during such a diet may decrease slightly – many dieters complain of weakness, constant hunger, headaches. If you find it difficult to withstand 3 days of such restrictions, adhere to them 1 day a week as a relief. Every day diet takes 0.5-1 kg (that is 3 days you can lose weight by 2-3 kg).
Diet for 5-7 days
This option is watermelon diet has a more extensive menu. During the day it is recommended to eat 2 servings of unsalted porridge without fat, 2 servings of low-fat cottage cheese (the weight of one portion – 100-150 g). As snacks you need to use watermelon pulp (5 kg/day). To drink is water and teas without sugar. Allowed to cheer up in the morning with a Cup of coffee. Weight loss in 7 days – 3-5 kg.
Diet for 7-14 days
This version of the diet allows you to eat hearty enough to tolerate severe restrictions have for dinner.
Morning: a Cup of coffee or tea (your choice) portion of porridge with no fat or egg (it is possible to make an omelet), or 200 g low-fat cottage cheese with fruit
Day: a large portion of vegetable salad, seasoned with vegetable oil or low-fat sour cream and 200 g of fish (you can replace all this thick vegetable soup and 150-200 g of dietary meat)
Evening: only watermelon flesh (1 kg/30 kg body weight)
every day you should drink 1.5 l of fluids (or more). Dinner should be completed no later than 2-4 hours before bedtime.
Watermelon diet in the hard version is recognized as unloading – this meal plan takes the extra volume, but the weight quickly returns. Diets 5, 7, 14 days provide a more stable result, but after their completion is necessary to limit itself in power.