Following the diet plan of this well-known Japanese diet, you can lose up to 16 pounds in just 14 days.
Japan is a country with a long culinary tradition where the cooked meals usually consist of seafood and rice. Many use soy as an excellent source of vegetable protein. The Japanese only recently started drinking coffee, but green tea has long been valued in their culture. Their kitchen is low in calories and high in fiber, protein, vegetable fats, and vitamins A, B, C, D and E.
However, this diet plan is not based on Japanese specialties but on water, coffee, vegetables, cheese, fish and meat.
The basic rule of this famous Japanese diet is that once you start it, you have to finish it. So don’t change the food or its quantity. You can fry fish and meat in vegetable oils.
During this diet you mustn’t eat:
Salt – because it affects the retention of excess fluid in the body
Sugar – because it is the main culprit for weight gain
Bread – mainly because it is a product of white flour
Alcohol – it negatively affects the metabolism and prevents discharge of toxins
It is very important not to be thirsty or dehydrated, so constantly drink mineral water.
This diet involves cutting off breakfast from your diet. During these two weeks you can drink a cup of coffee in the morning. Sometimes you can have a cup of green tea, a fruit or a grated carrot with lemon juice instead of coffee. However, coffee is the key element of this Japanese diet, since it contains natural antioxidants. You must drink only natural coffee, so forget about instant coffees.
For this meal opt for fish or meat with vegetables. You can combine fresh salad with this, or you can stir-fry vegetables, grate a carrot or cabbage or make cucumber salad. The Japanese diet does not imply small portions so you can eat half a chicken, if you’re hungry.
Unlike the previous two meals for dinner you have several choices. You can eat fruit, eggs, cheese or yogurt. You can again have fish or meat with vegetables, but in much smaller quantities.
Note: You can lose 14-16 pounds in 14 days with this diet, but doctors recommend following it twice a year at most.