Strawberry diet

Strawberries are not just a tasty and popular fruit, but also a great food to lose weight.

The diet plan

The strawberry diet is one that will detox your body and make a positive impact on your organ system. The first day can be quite tough because you’re allowed to eat only strawberries and drink plenty of water. But as soon as on the second day, you can add some other foods and prepare your body for the third day when you can go back to normal eating.

Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamins, they’re very rich in vitamin C and also contain minerals and other beneficial compounds. A high-fiber food, strawberries can also help you detoxify your body.

On the first day, the diet recommends eating 1.7 kg of strawberries, divided into three parts. Have the biggest portion for lunch and the other two smaller portions for snacks. Make sure you drink plenty of water, weak tea or good-quality fruit juice. On the second day you’re allowed to add dairy products for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, which will increase your protein intake. And finally on the third day, include some carbohydrates that will prepare your body for the return to normal eating. As simple as that, no wonder the strawberry diet has become so popular.

What’s in the diet plan?

On the first day, the diet plan recommends eating only strawberries. On the second day, you’re allowed to introduce dairy products and on the third day you can include carbohydrates. Drink unsweetened unsaturated drinks or weak tea.

Pros & cons

The strawberry diet has become very popular especially because it takes only 3 days. It will help you detoxify your body and shed kilos very quickly. However, there are some drawbacks: you can’t stay on the single-food diet long-term, not to mention the yo-yo effect. Besides, the strawberry diet won’t help you dispose of fat, it’ll just cause dehydration.

Sample meal plan

1. day

  • Breakfast: 350 g of strawberries
  • Snack: 150 grams of strawberries
  • Lunch: 500 grams of strawberries
  • Snack: 250 grams of strawberries
  • Dinner: 450 g of strawberries

2. day

  • Breakfast: 150 g of strawberries, curd
  • Snack: Strawberry Smoothie
  • Lunch: 150g of Strawberries, Cottage Cheese
  • Snack: Strawberry Smoothie
  • Dinner: 150 g of strawberries, mascarpone

3. day

  • Breakfast: oatmeal, 150 g strawberries, milk
  • Snack: strawberries, slice of wholemeal bread
  • Lunch: pasta, strawberries, curd
  • Snack: Strawberry Smoothie
  • Dinner: Strawberries, Cottage Cheese