Don’t let your weight get to huge numbers – start losing it by using some cucumbers!

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Cucumber diet is the most simplest, most affordable and a very summery way to get rid of a few extra kg. Take a careful look at our selection of diets on cucumbers and learn how to lose weight in a creative manner with the help of everyone’s favorite green vegetable worldwide!

Cucumber – the green and talented

The secret of cucumber’s popularity lies in the fact that it combines a neutral taste and an expressed juiciness, complemented with the appetizing capacity to crunch. As the American researcher Mary Roach found out, crunchiness is one of the characteristics that make us dream of some foods (the brightest example in this regard is, perhaps, chips).

While eating something crunchy, Roach says, we go through a complex range of emotions, while giving free rein to thirst for destruction and feeling that we are successfully carrying out a certain work, overcoming resistance and extracting nutrients for ourselves.

Mary Roach

Contrary to popular belief, cucumber is quite rich in those. By the way, formally cucumber is an annual herbaceous plant, a relative of the melon and zucchini. In some Middle Eastern countries, it is considered a fruit and is served as a dessert to the table!

Cucumber diet

Cucumber possesses a huge beauty-potential that you shouldn’t waste. It helps both your face and your waist!

Cucumbers in the diet can give your body not only plant fiber and structured water (its share in the composition of the cucumbers reaches 97%), and also vitamins C, B1, B2, PP. Cucumbers contain potassium, which is an excellent means of cardiovascular diseases prevention.

In addition, seeds of the crunchy green fruit contain special organic compounds that exert a beneficial effect over the mucous membrane of the stomach and intestines, and increase the acidity of gastric juice (which is worth remembering by those who suffer from digestive diseases, associated with its high level).

As summer arrives, the unpretentious cucumbers win back their rightful place in any fridge. Women use them not only as a simple measure to avoid over salty food, but also as a material for the simplest and most effective illuminating facial mask.

diet cucumbers

And many of them, being tempted by the extremely low-caloric value (15 calories per 100 grams), get on the cucumber diet that:

  • helps get rid of edemas,
  • improve intestinal activity,
  • improve the condition of blood vessels and joints in excess of cholesterol and salt deposits.

1-week cucumber diet for weight loss

Duration: 7 days

Peculiarities: fresh and thermally processed cucumbers and salad of them are consumed every day in large quantities;

Cost: Medium;

Result: – 3-5kg;

Recommended frequency: no more than 1 time per year;

Additional effect: improved digestion, wellness, and skin condition;

Not suitable: in the presence of any chronic diseases, as well as during pregnancy and lactation.

Menu of this relatively sparing diet is composed so as to “build in” it he consumption of 1.5 – 2.5 kg of cucumbers daily. Cucumbers provide satiety without any extra calories and in addition provide an increased supply of the body with the structured liquid, thus restoring the water-salt balance.

Day I

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumbers (2 pcs.);

Lunch – steamed vegetables with cucumbers (do not fry!), apple (1 pcs.);

if desired – have an orange (1 pcs.) for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil;

*You are allowed to have one cucumber 2 hours before bedtime.

Day II

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumber (1 pcs.);

Lunch – boiled beef (50 g), salad of radish and cucumbers without dressing;

if desired – have an apple (1 pcs.) for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber.

Day III

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumbers (2 pcs.);

Lunch – fish (100 g, boiled), brown rice (100g, boiled); cucumber salad with coriander;

if desired – have fresh cucumbers for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber.

Day IV

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumber (1 pcs.);

Lunch – vegetable salad: cucumber, cabbage, carrot, radish; one orange;

if desired – have an apple (1 pcs.) for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil; 20 g of hard cheese;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber. Keep the tradition!

Day V

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumbers (2 pcs.);

Lunch – vegetable salad: cucumber, cabbage, carrot, radish; one orange;

if desired – have an apple (1 pcs.) for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil; 20 g of hard cheese;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber.

Day VI

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumber (1 pcs.);

Lunch – steamed vegetables with cucumbers, one boiled egg; pear for dessert;

if desired – one fruit (no bananas) for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber (not mandatorily, but something you’re already used to).

Day VII

Breakfast – rye bread (small piece), cucumbers (2 pcs.);

Lunch – steamed vegetables with cucumbers, one apple;

if desired – have fresh cucumbers for the afternoon snack;

Dinner – salad of cucumbers with greens, seasoned with high-quality vegetable oil;

*2 hours before bedtime – one cucumber (optionally).

Through the entire diet course, you are allowed to drink as much as you wish simple non-carbonated water and 2-3 cups a day of tea without sugar and additives. You are allowed to add some salt to your meals, yet in a very moderate amount. It would be better, if you use spices instead of salt.

Greek "Diet of Aphrodite"

Another original idea of the cucumber diet promises a weight loss of 12 kg in less than a month, which you can achieve by eating without restrictions only two products – fresh cucumbers and goat cheese.

As it is known, goat’s milk has less lactose than cow’s milk, thanks to which your body produces less insulin when you consume it. As we all know insulin is the hormone that stocks up fat. Besides, the protein composition of goat cheese makes it an easily digestible product.

Diet of Aphrodite

According to rumors, this diet version came from Greeks, who call this eating plan the “diet of Aphrodite”. Armed with a simple recipe, you can lose weight without feeling hunger and other difficulties, eating cucumber and cream cheese from goat’s milk five times a day – together and separately.

However, we should not forget that spending vacation at the seaside is always conductive to a good weight loss, even without the secrets of slenderness of the Goddess of love. And if you happen to go to Greece for vacation, you might better consider the idea of trying to lose weight by the Mediterranean diet, which is included into the list of five most healthy diets?

Eastern cucumber diet

The Greek diet of Aphrodite is not the only example of a weight loss method with the national coloring. Of course, such a common and unpretentious product, as a cucumber, is known worldwide for its beneficial properties.

For example, the beautiful women of the East practice their own version of the popular cucumber-yogurt diet as a version of drinking-fasting days. Instead yogurt, they use Ayran (buttermilk) – a light dairy drink.

For the production of buttermilk, they use not only cow’s milk, but also goat, sheep, buffalo, and camel milk. It goes through fermentation, after which they dilute it with spring or mineral (non-carbonated) water in a comfortable proportion, and add some salt.

Ayran

To make the cleansing beverage, which provides satiety without extra calories, they add finely grated cucumbers into buttermilk, as well as chopped greens, a little garlic and their favorite herbs. The ready-to-drink ayran is stored in the fridge. It is particularly pleasant to use it for weight loss during a hot summer.

Try having a fasting day with cucumber diet on ayran. To produce two liters (daily dose) of the beverage, you will need:

300 g yoghurt (from the supermarket)
1.5 liter of pure water
1 large or 2 medium cucumbers
a few sprigs of cilantro, dill, parsley
some salt

Stir yogurt with water, add salt and the remaining finely chopped ingredients. Drink and get thin! But do not forget that such fasting days tend to cause increase in intestinal activity, so it is best to schedule them on a weekend or a vacation.

American cucumber diet for 14 days

This simple and clear cucumber diet is popular among dieters in the US not only because it is cheap, but also because of its impressive effect. Judging by the reviews, you can lose 5 to 7 kg in 10-14 days of this strict and monotonous diet.

Every day, you are allowed to eat:

  • 2 large boiled potatoes
  • 2 boiled eggs, or 150 grams of canned tuna in its own juice, or 150 grams of boiled chicken breast
  • 500 grams of apples
  • salad of grated cucumbers (seasoned with yogurt without salt, you are allowed to add spices and garlic) in any quantity. Take 2 teaspoons of white yogurt with no additives per 400 grams of cucumbers.

Some fans of cucumber diet for 14 days replace the salad with a cucumber smoothie, which is also allowed in an unlimited amount. You can not store smoothies. You should make a fresh serving every time! Proportions: 1 large cucumber (unpeeled), a handful of raw spinach leaves and one small green apple. All milled to a puree in a blender. If necessary, add water, or crushed ice (caution, this beverage can cause a laxative effect!).

This smoothie supplies your body with a loading dose of vitamins A, K, C, B, fiber, magnesium and iron. However, you should refrain from using such weight loss recipes, if you are suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and other chronic and acute diseases.

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