Minestrone soup diet: how it works
This vegetable-based diet must be followed for a week and it may be, to lose a few more pounds, you can also follow the following week. Not based on calories but on quantity, of course this diet must be associated with the physical movement without which has less effect.
The diet follows a simple principle: minestrone and liquids at will in combination with other foods, as scheduled. Every day we must carefully weigh you and pay attention if the fourth day lost more pounds than they should (more than two) in which case you are hiring fewer calories, so for example you should also consume a portion of bread or whole wheat pasta for lunch or eat 3 biscuits for breakfast. At the end of the diet you should have lost at least five pounds.
The dose should be observed and relates to raw food.
Let’s see what are the staple of the diet of soup or minestrone soup recipe (recipe for a week to prepare and freeze in baggies ready): 7 tomatoes, 3 carrots, 3 celery stalks, cabbage, chard, lettuce 1 1 2 3 onions, Zucchini and asparagus, spinach, cauliflower and fennel eventually according to taste.
The soup can be eaten hot or cold. Throughout the day, must be consumed 2 liters of water. Tea/coffee are allowed, unsweetened fruit juices, handfuls of bran, portions of lean protein (chicken and fish), potatoes and fruit. In case of constipation can consume small amounts of bran while in case of swelling you can consume of nonfat yogurt.
Basically the minestrone soup diet is divided into 3 phases:
More fruits and vegetables, less carbs
Increase of proteins
Increased consumption of carbohydrates
We see an example of a seven-day diet of soup:
Monday: at breakfast tea or coffee plus an Apple and a PEAR; snack with juice without sugar; minestrone soup for lunch and two apples; snack with natural fruit juice and soup for dinner and two pears.
Tuesday: at breakfast with tea, coffee, snack at lunchtime on minestrone and vegetable salad; snack with tea or coffee; 200 g boiled potatoes for dinner with 2 teaspoons of olive oil and vegetable soup.
Wednesday: at breakfast or tea, 1 pear and pineapple juice; snack with juice, soup for lunch and grilled vegetables; snack fruit juice; dinner soup and grilled vegetables.
Thursday: a cappuccino and a banana, snack with tea or coffee, lunch, 200 grams of yogurt and a banana; tea at teatime and dinner soup plus a glass of milk over a banana.
Friday: at breakfast, coffee, tea, lunch snack with a 300 g steamed sole fish and tomato salad, a snack of tea and dinner soup more 200 grams of grilled sea bass.
Saturday: breakfast coffee, snack with tea, pre packed a grilled veal steak and steamed Zucchini and fennel salad, minestrone soup and tea and dinner, snack 200 g of grilled chicken breast.
Sunday: breakfast coffee, snack with juice, protein weight loss packed 150 grams of rice, salad and steamed veggies, snack and juice vegetable soup and cucumber salad.
Once you have come to the end? Try to gradually reintegrate foods, in the right doses on the advice of a dietician.
Minestrone soup diet: pros and cons
This weight loss program, like many others, has its pros and cons that you should know before you try this out.
Pros: minestrone soup diet is definitely useful for losing weight and is a Detox Diet beneficial for those who suffer from blood sugar and cholesterol. It’s a simple diet, the soup can be prepared, frozen raw already portioned out and then just cook it. There are no calories to calculate and of course is useful for those who want to lose weight fast, then it can be useful after the dinners and lunches, or lose a few pounds in preparation for an important occasion.
Cons: it is a protein-restricted diet, balanced for so little (which is why it’s good not to follow it for more than 15 days), they lack the protein and then if it is true that you lose weight it is also true that, in addition to body fat, you also lose muscle mass. We find that the beginning of the diet is a little uphill because it can cause headaches, constipation or frequent bowel movements, bloating, lots of diuresis and a bit of stress (so it is best to start the weekend). Finally it is useful to know that in some cases much of the weight lost is due to the leakage of liquids, so there is a risk, if you take bad habits or if you do not follow a maintenance program, to regain the pounds lost.