Green Diet: Vegetables Which Speed Up Metabolism

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The main rule of this diet is: eat as many green vegetables and fruit to speed up your metabolism. This diet is intended for people who like fruit, vegetables, and whole grains, and want to lose only a few pounds.

Besides the fact that it helps burn fat, it also helps cleanse organism from toxins. Ingredients from this group have the lowest energy value, but they’ll still make you full without any weight gain.

You can eat as many green vegetables as you want and you don’t have to pay attention to portions. Nutritionists would even recommend eating double portion as long as you stay away from bread, pasta, and other calorie-rich foods. If you decide to follow this diet you need to have necessary ingredients all the time. First, you need to have leafy greens which are most nutritious.

After only a few days you’ll improve your digestion, tan, liver functions, gallbladder and you’ll feel recharged. Use these ingredients for your meals: lettuce, chard, spinach, broccoli, kale, cabbage, cucumbers, green beans, peas, green peppers, green apples and fresh herbs.

It is best to follow this diet for three days. You can repeat it occasionally.

First day

Breakfast: a piece of whole grain bread, boiled egg, fresh cucumber.
Brunch: cup of yogurt.
Lunch: grilled potato, boiled spinach.
Snack: lettuce with olive oil, lemon juice, and cheese.
Dinner: chicken or turkey braised in oil and onions.

Second day

Breakfast: oatmeal with banana and low-fat milk.
Brunch: green apple and carrot.
Lunch: grilled salmon or trout, boiled kale, and potato with olive oil.
Snack: a piece of whole grain bread, vegetable spread, and green peppers.
Dinner: braised beef, green beans and boiled potatoes.

Third day

Breakfast: green smoothie (blend celery, spinach and half of cucumber)
Brunch: cup of yogurt, whole grain pretzel sticks.
Lunch: pasta salad, green salad, cherry tomatoes and tofu cheese.
Snack: a piece of whole grain bread, fat-free cheese, asparagus or avocado.
Dinner: grilled chicken, salad with green peppers, yogurt, and dill.