Losing weight up to 11 kg in 3 weeks.
The average daily calorie content is 1000 Kcal.
The Soviet diet (aka diet number 8) is a weight loss method developed by the USSR Institute of Nutrition. Such a diet helped to effectively transform the figure even for our grandmothers and mothers.
But who said that in this way it is impossible to lose weight for a modern inhabitant? Quite! As the reviews of those who have experienced the Soviet diet on themselves say, in 21 days (this is how long it lasts), you can lose five extra pounds.
Soviet diet requirements
The rules of the Soviet diet impose a complete ban on the introduction of simple carbohydrates into the diet, which, as you know, actively lead to weight gain. It is also recommended to refuse too salty and pickled dishes, animal fats, spices. Fatty meats, lard, fatty hard cheeses, any types of confectionery, semolina, pasta from soft wheat, berries and sweet fruits, sweet cheeses, fatty curd masses and other foods with a high calorie content are also banned.
The exact amount of consumed portions is not prescribed. But try not to overeat and still keep an eye on the calorie content, which should be up to 1100 energy units.
Fractional meals are regulated by the Soviet diet, eat at least four times a day. It is recommended to adhere to this regime after the end of the technique. The foods that you include in the menu must be boiled, cooked with a steamer or grill, and stewed. Eat raw whenever possible.
Make the menu at your discretion. The following foods are allowed to be included in the daily diet:
– no more than 150 grams of bran or whole grain bread;
– vegetable-based broths and soups;
– berries and fruits of sweet and sour varieties, compotes and jelly from them;
– milk and sour milk (fat-free or low-fat);
– Fish and seafood;
– low-calorie sauces.
Try to eat at regular intervals. Avoid heavy meals 2-3 hours before bedtime and be sure to drink enough clean water. You can drink tea and coffee (which is not recommended to be abused), but without sugar. Naturally, the result will be spurred on by playing sports, and in general an active lifestyle.
An example of the diet of the Soviet diet for a week
Breakfast: low-fat cottage cheese; chopped carrots; tea with the addition of low fat milk.
Snack: a portion of salad, which includes white cabbage, carrots, herbs (it is allowed to fill the dish with a small amount of sour cream of minimum fat content).
Lunch: bowl of vegetable soup without frying; stewed eggplant and a glass of fruit compote.
Dinner: boiled fish fillet; baked or boiled potatoes; chamomile tea.
Before bed: a glass of empty yogurt.
Breakfast: 2 tbsp. l. vinaigrette; boiled chicken breast; tea.
Snack: low-fat cottage cheese.
Lunch: bowl of okroshka; beetroot stewed with chicken fillet; compote.
Dinner: bell pepper stuffed with vegetables; a cup of rosehip broth.
Before bedtime: up to 200 ml of kefir.
Snack: a few pieces of cheese with minimal fat content; a cup of tea or rosehip broth.
Lunch: vegetable soup and chicken fillet stewed with beets; small orange.
Dinner: boiled fish fillet and stewed eggplant; chamomile tea.
Before going to bed: half a glass of yogurt.
Breakfast: 2 chicken eggs, fried in a dry pan or steamed; salad of cucumber, tomato, white cabbage; coffee or tea.
Snack: 2 tbsp. l. curd and a glass of low-fat milk.
Lunch: low-fat potato soup; a couple of pieces of baked chicken without skin; freshly squeezed fruit juice.
Dinner: fish fillet stewed with eggplant; a cup of rosehip broth.
Before bed: a glass of empty yogurt.
Breakfast: boiled potatoes; boiled or baked fish fillet; tea or coffee.
Snack: hard cheese of minimum fat content (a couple of slices); tea.
Lunch: a bowl of vegetarian borscht; boiled chicken fillet and stewed beets.
Dinner: boiled egg; 2 tbsp. l. squash puree and chamomile tea.
Before going to bed: about 200 ml of kefir.
Breakfast: a piece of boiled chicken breast; tomato and cucumber salad; tea.
Snack: low-fat cottage cheese (you can season with natural yogurt or kefir); a cup of tea.
Lunch: vegetable soup with boiled chicken egg; chicken fillet stewed with beans; baked apple.
Dinner: boiled fish and stewed eggplant; rosehip broth or chamomile tea.
Before bed: low-fat yogurt (about 200 ml).
Breakfast: baked vegetables and a slice of boiled chicken breast; tea.
Lunch: vegetarian borscht and chicken stewed with zucchini.
Dinner: fish baked in the oven with vegetables; chamomile tea.
Before going to bed: a glass of yogurt.
Contraindications to the Soviet diet
- In fact, the Soviet diet has no contraindications.
- Only those who need special food are not allowed to sit on it.
- Of course, if some product included in the methodology menu caused you an allergic reaction, you should not use it.
Advantages of the Soviet diet
- The Soviet diet is balanced, the body will not feel the lack of components necessary for the normal functioning of its organs and systems. The main thing is not to exceed the recommended dietary times.
- Fractional nutrition promotes weight loss without hunger trials.
- The diet-ration is varied, you can create a menu according to your taste preferences.
Disadvantages of the Soviet diet
- For those who are in a hurry to lose extra pounds, this technique is hardly suitable, because the rate of weight loss on it is smooth (although this is how most nutritionists recommend losing weight).
- Perhaps it will not be easy for someone to control portion sizes and calories.
Re-carrying out the Soviet diet
If necessary, the Soviet diet can be repeated, but it is better to wait two to three months after it ends.