How to lose weight quickly without harming yourself and then regain those extra pounds? Cleopatra herself knew the answer: the kefir diet. Its main ingredient is kefir, which starts an active weight loss process in the body.
The advantage of the kefir diet for weight loss is its availability: the cost of a liter of fermented milk drink is rarely high, and you can find it in any grocery store.
About the benefits of kefir
Kefir is rightfully called one of the most useful products: it is obtained from milk during the fermentation process of lactic acid bacteria. It is rich in vitamins A and B, as well as proteins, fats and carbohydrates that are easily digestible. In addition, it goes well with various products, such as cottage cheese, buckwheat, vegetables, fruits.
What kefir to use for diet
Despite the apparent simplicity of preparing a kefir diet, there are some subtleties in choosing the main ingredient that will make this diet really effective.
How to choose
Pay attention to the following parameters:
- Freshness.It is best for a kefir diet to prefer fresh kefir, which was made 1-2 days ago. But we must remember that if such kefir is more than three days, it "strengthens". Only fresh kefir will have a laxative effect.
- Fat content.It is better to take kefir with 2. 5% fat, 3. 2% will cause heaviness in the stomach, and one percent is not so satisfactory. The lack of benefits of fat-free kefir has already been proven by nutritionists, besides, fats in a small amount are necessary for the body.
- Number of CFUs: from 10, 000, 000 for the whole life.
It is better to prepare a lactic acid drink yourself from the pharmacy, but for this you need to be sure of the quality of the milk used.
Diet kefir - advantages and disadvantages
Kefir diet has many advantages:
- an excellent source of useful and nutritious substances.
- normalization of the process of digestion and intestinal microflora.
- helps with swelling, accelerates the process of removing excess fluids and salts, as well as toxins and toxins.
- low-calorie hunger satisfaction.
- promotes the fat burning process.
Also, kefir goes well with different products, for example, with fruit. Reviews of those who combined kefir and apples for weight loss are the most positive.
Undoubtedly, the kefir diet is quite monotonous, besides, fermentation in the intestines can cause discomfort. It should be added that such a diet is not suitable for long-term use.
Kefir is not only diets, but also fasting days, in which you can consume only a fermented milk drink and water. Such days help to detoxify the body, which will result in the loss of up to two kilograms, but only due to the removal of excess water and not fat. It takes time for the fat to start breaking down, at least a week.
For three days
A kefir diet for 3 days is suitable if you need to lose weight in a short time, for example, before a holiday. So you can lose up to three kilos.
Only one and a half liters of kefir and clean water are allowed. Such a mono-diet for 3 days will help you get in shape after a holiday or vacation, but you should not use it for health problems.
For 5 days
The kefir diet for 5 days is less strict than the previous one: you need to eat eight times a day.
To lose 5-10 kg during this period, you need to consume per day:
- one and a half liters of low-fat or fat-free kefir.
- two apples;
- five plums;
- raw or cooked vegetables, no more than one kilogram.
For a week
The effect of a diet on kefir and apples for 7 days will also please, which will allow you to lose at least 5 kg.
Kefir diet menu for 7 days consists of pure water, one and a half liters of kefir 2. 5% fat, as well as the following products:
- On the first day, eat four potatoes.
- On the second day, you need to consume one hundred and fifty grams of boiled chicken.
- On the third day, allow yourself two hundred grams of boiled beef.
- On the fourth day, you can treat yourself to 150 grams of steamed fish, but only low-fat.
- On the fifth day, the diet allows one kilogram of apples or carrot and cabbage salad.
- On the sixth and seventh day, you can drink only water.
There is also a stricter type of diet for 7 days - kefir-apple, during which you can consume only pure water and a kilogram of raw apples per day. If you add home exercises to this diet, then it is very possible to lose 10 kg in a week.
However, according to reviews of the diet on kefir and apples, this diet is difficult to endure even for a completely healthy person.
For 9 days
The 9-day kefir diet is as follows:
- from the first to the third day, you can drink only pure water and low-fat kefir (no more than 2%), so that you do not feel hungry.
- From the fourth to the sixth day, you can add apples or vegetables to the diet or 100 grams of meat per day.
- the last three days are again spent on low-fat kefir and water.
On such a kefir-apple diet, you can lose up to 9 kg of weight in 9 days.
For 10 days
The diet of a ten-day kefir diet, which allows you to lose up to 10 kg:
- On the first day they are allowed: a liter of low-fat kefir and green tea.
- On the second day, you need to eat 500 ml of kefir and 4 boiled potatoes.
- Menu of the third day: 500 ml of kefir and a kilogram of fat-free cottage cheese.
- On the fourth day, you can eat five hundred ml of kefir and 0. 5 kg of apples (if you want, replace with plums or pears).
- The fifth day allows 500 ml of kefir and boiled chicken breast (no more than 550 grams).
- On the sixth day use 500 ml of kefir and fruit again.
- On the seventh day, only still water is allowed.
- On the eighth day, repeat the menu of the fourth and sixth days.
- On the ninth day, one and a half liters of low-fat kefir is allowed.
- On the tenth day, you can drink 500 ml of kefir and eat apples.
Before starting this diet, you should consult a doctor, as all important substances will not enter the body.
For 14 days
The two-week kefir diet also includes the nutritional system of the famous pop singer:
- On the first day, five hundred milliliters of kefir and 300 grams of dried fruit are allowed.
- On the second day, you need to consume five hundred milliliters of kefir + 400 grams of baked potatoes.
- On the third day, five hundred milliliters of kefir + 400 grams of fruit are allowed.
- On the fourth day, drink five hundred milliliters of kefir + no more than one kilogram of boiled chicken breast.
- On the fifth day, you can five hundred milliliters of kefir + no more than a kilogram of fat-free cottage cheese.
- On the sixth day, up to 2 liters of standing water is allowed.
- Seventh day menu: five hundred milliliters of kefir + five hundred grams of fruit.
For the second week repeat the same diet.
This diet is supplemented by several rules:
- at least six meals before 18. 00.
- taking laxatives, using enemas.
- consume no more than five hundred ml of pure water per day.
- start the morning with an herbal infusion.
You can limit yourself to a week on this diet - this will allow you to lose weight by 7 kg, in two weeks - twice as much. Undoubtedly, this system should not be used in bowel diseases.
It is considered the most harmless and easy. During the period of such a diet, days alternate when 2 liters of kefir are consumed evenly on one day, and on the next - a regular meal. Also, on the day of kefir, an apple, water and green tea are allowed.
According to reviews of the striped diet on kefir, the results are lost up to 8 kg per month from such a diet.
Reviews and results
Most of those who lose weight love the kefir diet, preferring its various types. For example, reviews of the striped kefir diet are mostly positive due to the fact that there is no strict dietary restriction and you can choose foods yourself on "non-kefir" days without giving up your favorite food for a long time. The results are particularly impressive for those who combined the striped diet with sports.
According to reviews of the kefir diet for 7 days, the result did not take long to come - the extra pounds disappeared.
"After the New Year holidays, I couldn't button my office pants! I had to go on a strict diet - a week on kefir. It was difficult, but the result was worth it - it took 4 kg! "Since my early youth I have been struggling with extra pounds, which I have not tried! Once a friend advised me to sit on kefir for 7 days. I decided to try it on vacation. It was hard to resist, but he lost 5 kg! The hardest part was not starting to eat again after the diet ended. But after that, I started eating often, but in small portions. Now I try to maintain this regimen, arranging fasting days with kefir once a month. In 2 months I lost another 3 kg, plus, my state of health improved noticeably, such lightness appeared!
Reviews of the apple-kefir diet for 9 days are also defined in a positive way: those who lost weight lost 7-9 kg each.
"After giving birth and nursing, she was like a balloon. I wanted to return the former waist by all means. I decided to take myself seriously - I sat on apples and kefir for 9 days. Immediately - minus 6 kg. But, of course, I did not lie on the couch, I tried to lead an active lifestyle. "A colleague after a vacation suddenly came back thinner and refreshed. I asked her what the secret was, it turned out - the kefir-apple diet! For 10 days I lost 7 kilos, just a miracle. I'm not ready for such a big experiment yet, but I started arranging fasting days once a week, so far I've only done it 3 times, but I've already gotten rid of two kilos!
The opinion of nutritionists
Nutritionists are not very positive about such mono-diets, because they are unbalanced. Therefore, it is not recommended to consume a lot of kefir for a long time - this is fraught with stomach problems.
At the same time, doctors approve fasting days on kefir. According to doctors, a kefir diet for 7 days also has a positive effect on health and figure, but you should not sit on it too often.