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Benefits and disadvantages of the cucumber & egg diet

Cucumber and egg with other vegetables

Many men and women suffer from obesity, but they will not lose weight, limiting only the volume of consumed portions. In this case, you can try to eat only eggs and cucumbers for a few days. The diet helps to start metabolic processes.

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You can keep it for 3-5 days. Its main task is to burn fat and to improve metabolic processes. For such a short period, you can not lose weight very much, but it is possible to lose up to 6 pounds.

For some people this is quite enough. If obesity is expressed strongly enough, you can continue to lose weight further, but keeping a less strict diet. In this case, subsequent weight loss will occur at a much faster rate.

Benefits and disadvantages of the cucumber & egg diet
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Person should be completely healthy for this diet

The described diet is not balanced, and this means that if it is kept for a long time, it is possible to cause harm to health. Proteins, fats and carbohydrates do not enter the body in the proportions that are considered optimal. This leads to the appearance of various kinds of violations.

This diet is not good for people with pyelonephritis, inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, circulatory disorders. It can not be kept during pregnancy, during breastfeeding and if there are infections in the body.

Benefits and disadvantages of the cucumber & egg diet
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It is very simple to keep the diet!

Every day, eat about 1.5 kilograms of cucumbers and 2 boiled eggs. One egg should be eaten for breakfast and the other for dinner. The quantity of vegetables can be distributed between meals as you like.

Cucumbers in the diet play a very important role. They remove toxins from the body, purify the gastrointestinal tract. It is desirable to eat quality vegetables grown without nitrates. Eggs are included in the diet so that the protein contained in them helps to accelerate the fat burning process in the body. They contain vitamins and microelements that support the normal functioning of all systems and organs.

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Toxins and slags are eliminated due to which the arterial pressure is normalized

The work of the intestine improves, the skin tone is leveled and the salt balance is normalized. Another important plus for some people is the affordable price of basic foods.

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The weight loss system allows you to lose up to 6 pounds of excess weight during 3-5 days, which is an excellent result. People who have tried this diet, note the smoothing of cellulite, reducing the abdomen and sides, improving the skin and removing puffiness.

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This article is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional advice or help and should not be relied on to make decisions of any kind. Any action you take upon the information presented in this article is strictly at your own risk and responsibility!


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Laura VanTreese

Laura VanTreese

Hi! My name is Laura VanTreese. I am a professional nutritionist as well as personal trainer who has over 8 years of experience in the health and wellness world. I have worked in a variety of different settings as well as with a vast array of clientele. I worked primarily as a nutritionist in a public health setting working mainly with pregnant and postpartum women helping them to maintain a healthy lifestyle while juggling the new demands of motherhood. I've also worked for several years as a personal trainer and have helped numerous clients create a sustainable healthy lifestyle through manageable healthy eating habits and regular exercise routines. My main goal in life is to help others achieve their health and wellness goals and I'm so happy to have this platform to be able to do just that! :)

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