Cucumber Diet is a tasty and effective way to cleanse your body and lose weight. Cucumber contains about 95% of water and 5% of dietary fiber. It provides cucumber's positive effect on digestive system, water and salt balance and metabolic process. Cucumbers also provide cleaner skin and are often the basis of cleaning and whitening cosmetic lotions and masks.
A cucumber is also a good weight loss vegetable. It is low in calories but will make you feel full for about 2-3 hours if you combine it with oil or sour cream.
Cucumber Diet's main dish is cucumber salad.
Cut 2 lbs of cucumbers and add low-fat sour cream or oil and a pinch of salt. You may add fresh dill, parsley or spring onions.
The green vegetables are rich in vitamins and make your body healthier. Cucumbers, as well as green onions, contain vitamins A and C, iron and even calcium. Parsley contains vitamin C, iron, vitamin A and is a good source of copper and manganese.
An average menu of the Cucumber Diet:
Breakfast: a toast with a bit of butter/ jam, a cup of sugar-free tea/coffee;
Snack (at about 12 o'clock): cucumber salad;
Lunch: one egg and a small piece of rye bread or 2 ounces of stewed/boiled low-fat meat/ chicken breast with a small piece of rye bread;
Snack (at about 4 p.m.): cucumber salad;
Dinner: cucumber salad:
Snack: a big apple/ banana/ pear.
Dieting period: 1-3 days.
Expected weight loss: 2 - 6.5 lbs.
It's a good cleansing diet but don't keep it longer than 3 days as your menu doesn't provide the intake of all the necessary components. Please, consult your physician before you start.
Cucumber Diet can be good for your face too. Just apply 2 round pieces of cucumber on your eyes and relax for 15 minutes. Your eye skin will become fresh and bright.