Lose Weight with Celery
Celery juice is very healthy. If you drink 2-3 teaspoons of juice every day before meals, you can easily lose some pounds for a couple of weeks. This juice facilitates digestion and has diuretic properties.
The green leaves, stem, and the bulbous root of celery are all highly rich in active ingredients that make celery a very healthful. There is a well harmonious content of the basic minerals, vitamins and nutrients, but in addition there are important concentrations of other healthy substances like the essential oils that give celery its strong smell. These oils have a great effect on the regulation of the nervous system, and have a great calming power that makes celery so special.
Celery infusion at obesity
Boil 20g of celery herbs in 1 cup of water for 15 minutes. Boil a root for 30 minutes. Then strain and bring up to 2 cups, adding boiled water. Drink ½ cup of celery infusion 3-4 times a day.
Important! Celery juice is contraindicated after the sixth month of pregnancy. It is not recommended for elderly and debilitated people. Contraindications also include diseases of the genitourinary system and gastrointestinal tract.
Celery Fasting Days.
Dishes of celery can be used on fasting days. Here are some of these recipes.
Celery fasting day
During the day you need to eat 1,5-1,8 kg of vegetables (excluding potatoes and legumes). Among them there should be no less than 300 grams of celery. Vegetables can be cooked to your taste as vinaigrette or a salad; they can be boiled or stewed. You can add a carrot-celery juice (carrot and celery 2:1) to the diet, not exceeding 500 ml. Drink it in small sips.
Salad "Slenderness" (evening variant)
Eating this salad for dinner on a daily basis, you can lose 2 kg of extra weight in a week. You will need celery stems or root, turnips, and carrots. Grate, stir and season with vegetable oil and lemon juice. You can salt it a little.
Salad "Slenderness" (day variant)
This salad should be eaten during the day. It includes celery, cucumber, boiled carrots, and a boiled egg. Grate all vegetables and mix. You can add sour cream or natural yogurt in the salad.
Celery salad with apple
300g celery, 100g carrots, 200g apples, 100g sour cream, 50g chopped walnuts, orange to taste, sugar and salt. Boil celery, cool and finely cut. Grate carrots and apples on a medium grater, mix them with the celery. Add walnuts, sugar and salt. Stir, add sour cream, and put the slices of orange on the top for decoration.
Beet soup with celery
It perfectly cleans the intestines. Great boiled beets on a grater and finely cut 2 stalks of celery. Take beet and celery on the basis of 1:1. Fry the celery with chopped onions. You can add 1-2 potatoes and parsley. Boil the vegetables until preparedness. Serve with sour cream.
Celery Cleansing Diet.
Celery cleansing diet will help you to lose not only extra pounds, but also to cleanse your body of toxins. This diet is kept for seven days. On the eve of the first day you should eat only raw food products.
Day 1: During the day drink natural fruit juice, diluted with distilled water. Eat vegetable soup with celery; the soup should be composed of celery for 50%; add other vegetables to your taste. Cover three cups of diced vegetables with 2 liters of water and cook until the water is halved. On this day it is desirable to eat every 2 hours.
Day 2: Repeat the first day.
Day 3: Any fruit in any quantity, except bananas.
Day 4: Same as on the third day. Add some celery juice. It is recommended to drink after every meal.
Day 5: At breakfast eat fruit and yogurt. Lunch - salad with celery, carrots, raisins, watercress and prunes. Dinner – carrots and cabbage (steamed), and celery juice.
Day 6: Breakfast – oat porridge, fruits and bio yogurt. Lunch - salad, as on the 5th day; you can add 3 slices of toasted bread with vegetable oil. Dinner - steamed cabbage, boiled potatoes, and baked apples.
Day 7: Any menu that includes cereals, bread, honey, fresh fruits and vegetables. Throughout the day, drink celery juice.
Bonn Soup Diet.
Nature gives us a huge amount of plants, which help us to take care of our health and body.
Often, diets, based on these natural ingredients, help to lose weight without causing any harm to the body. There are plants in nature somewhat specially conceived to keep a good shape. One of them is celery. It contains a huge amount of nutrients, vitamins, oils, and minerals. Another very important advantage of celery is that you can use it fully, from the roots to tops. But the most curious feature of this plant is its "negative calorie content", because for processing of celery products human body spends more calories than receives. That is why this plant can be called ideal for losing weight and maintaining optimal weight. It contains only 18 calories.
In modern dietology, there are many diets, containing celery. For example, Bonn soup diet. Probably it is the most popular and famous of all the diets. The point of it is that for losing weight you need to eat vegetable soup daily. It consists of celery, carrot, cabbage, Bulgarian pepper, onion, asparagus, tomatoes, herbs, spices to taste, and tomato juice.
Options of cooking:
- The first way: chop the vegetables, put them in a pan, fill with water, and cook for 15 minutes.
- The second way: pour tomato juice in chopped vegetables, boil for 10 minutes. Then cover with a lid and leave it to stew on low heat for another 10 minutes.
Here is the diet plan. Throughout the day we eat our soup. The more soup you eat, the more likely you lose weight! According to the diet plan, you can add other products.
Day 1: any fruit except bananas.
Day 2: raw vegetables.
Day 3: raw vegetables; you can afford a few potatoes in their skin (boiled or baked).
Day 4: three banana and 1 liter of yogurt.
Day 5: 200 grams of lean meat or fish, 1 kg of tomatoes, and lots of water.
Day 6: vegetables and 300-400 grams of lean meat.
Day 7: vegetables and boiled brown rice.