Fasting Days

  • What is a fasting day, how does it differ from a diet, is it possible to lose weight on it?

Fasting day is a short-term diet, during which you need to eat either a single product or a minimum set of products. The weight during the fasting days, of course, goes away. It is important only the next day after unloading not to pounce on donuts and cakes.

  • How to properly spend fasting days?

It is advisable to spend fasting days 1-2 times a week. You can spend them occasionally, for example, on the next day after the holidays, giving your gastrointestinal tract the opportunity to rest from the intake of abundant food and not work in an enhanced mode, directing all your forces to digest this food.

  • Is it possible to spend 2 fasting days in a row?

You can even spend 3 fasting days in a row, but it is desirable that the products on these days were different. For example, today you spend the day on carrots, and tomorrow-on kefir, and the day after tomorrow – on meat. Such a kind of separate food is obtained.

  • Could you send me the options for fasting days on vegetables?

For a day, eat 1.5 kg of vegetables (you can eat raw, you can cook). If you eat boiled vegetables, then add fresh herbs to make up for the lack of vitamins. And it is better to eat according to the 2 × 2 scheme: two times raw vegetables, and two times boiled. All the vegetables should be divided into 4 receptions. It is also advisable to drink low-fat milk yogurt during the day.

  • Is it possible to spend a fasting day on cabbage? What else goes with it?

I know a variant of a fasting day on sauerkraut. But you should also add other products to it. For example, you can create the following menu.

Breakfast. 1 boiled egg and 1 glass of fresh juice, after 2 hours – a banana.

Lunch. 300 g of sauerkraut and 150 g of boiled potatoes, eat 150 g of grapes.

Afternoon tea. 150 g sauerkraut with half a grated apple.

Supper. 150 g of sauerkraut and half an apple.

Thus, in a day you will eat 600 g of sauerkraut. But keep in mind that with high acidity of gastric juice, diarrhea and flatulence, it is better not to spend such fasting days. Sauerkraut is also not recommended for thrombosis.

  • How to properly spend a cottage cheese fasting day?

You can combine cottage cheese and low-fat yogurt in a ratio of 500 g of cottage cheese and 300 ml of yogurt. And for breakfast, you can eat an omelet or a boiled egg, or porridge, that is, what you usually eat, plus 100 g of cottage cheese and 100 ml of yogurt, but for lunch and dinner there are only 200 g of cottage cheese plus 100 ml of yogurt.

There is another version of the cottage cheese diet. For breakfast, rub the cottage cheese with a small amount of mineral water, and for lunch and dinner, each time with 100 ml of low-fat milk. Season it with herbs, grated onions, any pepper and sea salt. For lunch, eat an additional 100 g of potatoes in a uniform, for dinner-a piece of crusty bread.

Another option for a cottage cheese fasting day. Four times a day, eat 100 g of fresh low-fat cottage cheese with wheat bran (1-2 teaspoons). They should be pre-brewed with boiling water, and after 20-30 minutes, drain the liquid.

  • Is it possible to eat cottage cheese casseroles during the curd fasting day?

Yes, you can diversify the menu. But it is undesirable to add sugar and flour there. I suggest this option. In a large bowl, whisk 250 g of low-fat cottage cheese and 4 eggs, add 2 tablespoons of breadcrumbs, 2 cups of finely chopped parsley. Mix everything together. Add a little salt and ground black pepper, mix again. Lubricate the baking dish with vegetable oil and put the mixture into it. Place in a medium-high oven for 50 minutes.

The casserole can be eaten for breakfast, washed down with 1 cup of low-fat kefir, and then during the day there is only cottage cheese (only 500 g) and any dried fruits, washed down with a decoction of rosehip.

  • Is it possible to sit on a cottage cheese diet for 3 days in a row?

It is impossible to eat cottage cheese purely – this is a large protein load on the body and calcium metabolism can be disrupted. But with the addition of fruits, vegetables or muesli to the cottage cheese for 3 days, it is quite possible, even useful. The cottage cheese diet is especially suitable for people with circulatory disorders, suffering from atherosclerosis.

  • What is milk unloading? I weigh 115 kg, I often eat vegetables, lose weight by 15 kg, and then gain fat again. Here I want to try a dairy diet, and then the hair began to fall out, probably, there is not enough calcium…

Can try 2 options of dairy fasting days.

  1. Drink 100 ml of milk every 2 hours, and at night-200 ml of fruit juice and 20 g of sugar.
  2. Drink 250 ml of milk or kefir, yogurt every 2 hours.
  3. How to spend an apple fasting day? How many apples to buy?

Buy 1.5 kg of apples, grate them on a fine grater and eat 300 g every 3 hours. Drink as much liquid as you want. And you can cook compote from this amount of apples (1 liter of water + 150 g of sugar) and drink it during the day. This is very useful for cleansing the liver with biliary dyskinesia.

  • I understand in my mind that I need fasting days for my health, they help to cleanse the body, but I can’t cope with myself, well, I can’t not eat. Tell me, some menu, so as not to be too hungry.

I think that you can easily transfer the unloading on the rice-apple diet. Buy 0.5 kg of apples and cook them into a puree. And cook the apples together with the skin and cores. You can add ginger powder or cinnamon to the puree. Cook 100 g of rice without salt. Mix applesauce and boiled rice. Now pay attention! The diet of your fasting day should be structured as follows.

8.00-a mixture of apple puree with rice (200 g).

11.00-a mixture of apple puree with rice (100 g).

13.00-a mixture of applesauce with rice (200 g) + 1 soft-boiled egg or 150 g of grilled beef.

16.00-a mixture of apple puree with rice (100 g).

19.00-a mixture of apple puree with rice (200 g).

  1. How to properly spend a fasting day on a carrot? Just nibble it or make salads?

It is better to make salads, adding a little honey and lemon juice. It is both delicious and healthy.

  • Are there potato fasting days?

Yes, but the potatoes should be baked, not boiled and, moreover, not fried. A day you need to eat 1 kg of baked potatoes, divided into 5 servings. You can add vegetable oil. Such fasting days are very useful for people with kidney diseases, as due to the high content of potassium salts in potatoes, a person significantly increases urination, and the kidneys are cleansed.

  • How many cucumbers do you need to eat a day to cleanse your body?

Fasting day on cucumbers is very useful for the body, it helps to relieve the condition of a person not only with obesity, but also with atherosclerosis, joint diseases. And on the day you need to eat 1.5 kg of fresh cucumbers, dividing this amount into 5 receptions. For breakfast, you can also eat 1 boiled egg.

  • Everyone knows that watermelons clean the kidneys. And what else are they useful for and how much watermelon should you eat to make the kidneys clear?

You should eat 300 g of ripe watermelon pulp 5 times a day. Watermelons are useful for atherosclerosis, hypertension, circulatory disorders, kidney and liver diseases. But you can not eat watermelons for a long time, because due to the complete absence of fat in them, fat-soluble vitamins will not be absorbed, which can lead to skin and hair problems, a tendency to form acne, boils, brittle nails, decreased appetite, increased fatigue.

  • I have heart failure and grade 2 obesity. How to spend a fasting day on dried apricots?

Pour boiling water over 300 g of dried apricots and eat the specified number of berries during the day. At night, drink 1 cup of kefir.

  • Please give an example of a fasting day on kefir.

8.00-1 cup of low-fat kefir.

11.00 – 1 cup of low-fat kefir, 1-2 apples.

13.00-vegetable salad or 200 g of boiled fish.

16.00-1 cup of low-fat kefir, 50 g of prunes.

19.00-2 apples, stewed carrots with a piece of dried black bread.

22.00-1 cup of low-fat kefir.

  • A friend lost weight on a rice diet, the results impressed me, but I hate rice porridge, what to do? Is it possible to conduct a diet not for a long time, but in one day? Will there be results?

You know, I remember a saying (whose it is, unfortunately, I do not remember): “Don’t you like rice porridge? And your body loves it.” You will have to be patient for the sake of beauty. Whether there will be results in the loss of pounds, I do not know, as it all depends on the structure and characteristics of your body, but in any case, a fasting day on rice will help to cleanse the body. And it is better to spend it not on pure rice, but with milk or compote.

To spend a fasting day on rice with milk, you will need 5 glasses of low-fat milk and a little rice porridge cooked on water for the whole day. It should be eaten during the day, washed down with milk.

For a rice-compote fasting day, prepare 1.5 liters of compote from 1.5 kg of fresh fruits, berries or 250 g of dried ones. Cook porridge from 50 g of rice and 100 g of sugar in water. Eat porridge 6 times a day, washed down with compote.

  • Is it possible to survive a fasting day only on tea?

Of course, you can. People can withstand even prolonged fasting, and even one day with tea is not so difficult at all. But, if you work, lead an active lifestyle, it is better to drink tea with sugar, so that the body receives the necessary dose of glucose. A day you can drink 4-5 glasses of strong tea with the addition of 20 g of sugar in each glass. If it is difficult, if it is from hunger to reduce the stomach, to throw up, then eat with tea a small piece of slightly dried in the oven black bread. And the victory will be yours!

  • Tell me, please, and if I eat only meat or fish on a certain day, will this be considered an unloading for the body?

Yes, such a meal will also be a relief. Take about 400-500 g of meat or fish for a day, cook with a minimum amount of salt and eat in 4-5 meals with a salad of vegetables, seasoned with a small amount of olive oil.

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