Weight loss has become the number one concern of many people worldwide. Because of our unhealthy eating habits and our hectic lifestyle, our body is constantly exposed to free radicals that assault it and promote fat accumulation. To help you lose weight here is the potato diet!
To achieve your goal of losing weight effectively and sustainably, you must treat your body adequately and take care of it. Start with a healthy balanced diet, rich in vegetables and fruits and low in bad fats, salt and sugar. The body must be provided with all the nutrients it needs without going overboard.
Then comes the important role of adequate hydration. Our body eliminates up to 8 cups of liquid waste per day. Therefore drinking minimum of 8 glasses of water per day will help offset this loss and ensure the proper functioning of the various organs, muscles, tissues, etc. In addition, water helps the body to eliminate toxins that accumulate and accelerate the fat burning metabolism. Indeed, cool water (not iced water) pushes the body to burn calories (as it provides an effort to restore its temperature) and drinking water half an hour before meals gives a feeling of fullness faster, which reduces the amount of calories ingested.
Moreover, a study conducted by researchers from the University of Birmingham in England confirmed the effectiveness of this trick. The researchers divided 84 obese adults into two groups and followed the evolution of their weight for 12 weeks. The first group had to drink ¼ cup of water, half an hour before meals, while the second was just left to feel when they had a full belly. The results showed that the first group had lost 9 ½ pounds.
Another very important point is physical activity. Playing sports regularly has many benefits to your body and mind. This allows you to tone the muscles, promote fat burning and release stress of everyday life. In addition, sweating during sports sessions helps the body remove waste and toxins that disrupt its operation.
And to help you lose weight faster, add this ingredient to your daily diet and you’ll be amazed from the results: potato.
What is the potato diet?
The potato-based diet is ideal for short-term weight loss. Simply integrate the potato to your daily diet and reduce your calorie intake to 1400 kcal per day. Obviously, the potato must be cooked in water, steamed or baked in the oven. French fries and potato chips are banned!
Usually, the potato has no place in a slimming regime, but in reality, this vegetable is very low in calories: 79 calories per 100 grams only. Rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals, it is a good source of energy. In addition, this starchy food provides sustainable and prolonged satiety that prevents you from snacking between meals and reduces the tendency to consume a lot of calories at the next meal. Besides, to increase this appetite suppressant, nutritionists advise to cool the potatoes after they are cooked in water to increase their concentration in resistant starch.
However, this diet is recommended for short-term weight loss, it is not for overweight or obese people. It is also recommended not to follow it for more than 15 days to prevent the risk of deficiencies.
Just as mentioned above, to reduce your 1400 kcal daily calorie intake, integrate the potato in your meals.
Here is a menu for a day:
• 1 slice of organic bread (even without chemical yeast)
• 1 cup goat cheese
• 1 boiled egg
• A cup of tea or coffee (no sugar added)
• 1 turkey fillet (3 ½ oz), grilled
• Mashed potatoes
• 1 cup berries
• Vegetable salad and steamed potatoes
• 1 goat yoghurt
• 1 apple