Practical use of the one-day diet
It is not difficult to start
You do not even have to leave your home; it is enough to drink plain water for the one-day diet. If you prefer another option, you can use tea, mineral water and fat-burning drinks. From the standpoint of discipline, it is not difficult to start a diet, because you just need to give up eating, replacing it with liquids.
So, you do not need to count calories or cook special food. In other words, you can start the one-day diet right now. The only thing you should do is just not to eat solid food one day per week.
Down with the temptation!
A chosen day, during which you practically do not consume calories, will quickly become a habit. This usually takes two to three weeks, and a new, healthy pattern of behavior will firmly rooted in your life.
The first step: not to eat!
The one-day diet is a form of fasting: you are fasting for a short time (one day), but regularly. However, water consumption on this day in no case should be reduced. Of course, you can limit the amount of liquid you drink, if you think that it will be better for your body. However, all the others who do not support asceticism can be offered to use special drinks, rich in vitamins, minerals and protein.
Yet, body cleansing and weight loss will be successful only if you give up solid food once a week during one day! That is, the one-day diet is not a reduction in the amount of food consumed, it is a real fasting. Drink, but do not eat anything!
Obstinacy is needed
Juices diluted with water can be drunk, but freshly squeezed juices and soups should be avoided. During the one-day diet, you should avoid any consumption of fats. Theoretically, you can cook yourself a vegetable broth, but you need to extract all the vegetables from it. Otherwise, the digestive organs will start to work, but this should be avoided.
Be consistent! Surely, a little eaten yogurt will not damage much; but as soon as the body gets at least a small amount of food, the gastric juice will start to be produced, causing appetite. Then you can think this way: “if I have eaten yogurt, I can eat a little rice.” Naturally, significance of the one-day diet disappears; it will not bring any benefit.
The second step: you need to drink a lot!
The second golden rule of the one-day diet says that you should drink a lot of fluids on the day of fasting. Imagine that you want to thoroughly rinse your entire esophagus, all tissues and cells. When you wash the car, you need a lot of water to wash away all the dirt. Your kidneys, intestines and stomach also need a lot of liquid to get rid of toxins.
Even in normal conditions, the body needs at least two liters of water daily. However, when you eat, a significant amount of liquid comes the body from solid food. For example, fruits and vegetables contain 75% of water; such foods as seafood, poultry, meat and dairy products also contain a lot of liquid.
If you refuse food, the need for liquid should be completely compensated by consumed beverages. In addition, your body needs more fluid than usual on a fasting day.
What kind of beverages are we talking about?
You already know how important liquid is for weight loss and for the body cleansing. However, of course, not all drinks are suitable for this. Many of them, first of all alcohol, contain a lot of calories and clog the body. Naturally, if you consume them, the body cleansing will not happen.
By the way, do you know how many calories are contained in a liter of mineral water? As much as in 100 liters – none! Water is the central link of the one-day diet. Other beverages that contain all the necessary nutrients, accelerate fat splitting and contribute to the fact that the one-day diet does not seem tasteless are recommended.
Calories coming from liquids
A liter of lemonade or cola contains about 400 calories, the same amount of beer – up to 600 calories, and a liter of red wine – about 800 calories. These drinks should be excluded from the one-day diet. Instead of them, use healthy and non-calorie drinks. A liter of elderberry juice, for example contains only 150 calories.
Beverages that burn fat
In addition to pure water, beverages that burn fats are recommended during the one-day diet. You will lose weight faster, adding some acid in your water. You can greatly increase benefit of water consumed, if you add a little bit of apple cider vinegar or freshly squeezed lemon juice.