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The citrus diet can help you lose some weight and clean your body

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Are you a big fan of citrus fruits? This diet is the best option for you, as it tastes wonderful and improves your health! Vitamin C plays an important role in strengthening the immune system, boosting energy levels, improving your complexion and restoring vitality.

This diet provides an increased intake of citrus fruits, such as lemons, grapefruits, oranges and tangerines. Citrus fruits contain few calories, have a positive impact on your health and promote weight loss. Are you ready to try it?

Scroll down to see the rules of the citrus diet and the seven-day citrus diet plan. By following this citrus diet for seven days, you will be able to optimize your weightloss, boost immunity, improve metabolism and prevent colds.

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Seven important citrus diet rules

If you want to slim down, you should follow these easy rules:

  • Drink a glass of warm water with lemon on an empty stomach after waking up.
  • Avoid drinking alcohol.
  • You are allowed to drink just one cup of coffee a day.
  • Consume five servings of fresh fruits a day.
  • You are not allowed to eat white bread, sweets, junk food, potatoes and white rice.
  • Consume fish and avocados.
  • Consume lemon peel during one meal each day.
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The citrus diet meal plan

Day 1

  • Breakfast: fruit salad with oranges, tangerines, kiwis and flax seeds.
  • Snack: one orange.
  • Lunch: brown rice with boiled chicken breast.
  • Snack: one tangerine.
  • Dinner: baked mackerel with lemons and herbs.
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Day 2

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and one grapefruit.
  • Snack: a grapefruit.
  • Lunch: grilled pumpkin and greek yogurt.
  • Snack: one orange.
  • Dinner: bean salad with eggs and tuna.
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Day 3

  • Breakfast: fruit salad with oranges, tangerines, kiwis and flax seeds.
  • Snack: sliced lemon.
  • Lunch: avocado sandwich with tomatoes and eggs.
  • Snack: three small tangerines.
  • Dinner: grilled garlic salmon with arugula and broccoli.
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Day 4

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and one grapefruit.
  • Snack: a grapefruit.
  • Lunch: quinoa and vegetable stir-fry.
  • Snack: a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice.
  • Dinner: baked mackerel with lemons and herbs.

Day 5

  • Breakfast: fruit salad with oranges, tangerines, kiwis and flax seeds.
  • Snack: one green apple.
  • Lunch: roast beef, arugula and pickled onion wrap.
  • Snack: one orange.
  • Dinner: baked salmon with lemons and herbs.
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Day 6

  • Breakfast: scrambled eggs with tomatoes and one grapefruit.
  • Snack: an orange.
  • Lunch: creamy broccoli soup.
  • Snack: a grapefruit.
  • Dinner: egg noodles with garlic shrimp.

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Day 7

  • Breakfast: a glass of freshly squeezed grapefruit and one green apple.
  • Snack: two tangerines.
  • Lunch: a peach and natural yogurt.
  • Snack: an orange.
  • Dinner: tuna salad with kale, arugula and cherry tomatoes.

If you want to do even more for your body, why don’t you supplement healthy diet with some exercise? Check out this 20-min Full Body Workout at Home.

DISCLAIMER:

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!

SOURCES:

  1. Citrus Fruits, Weight Loss and Metabolism (2019, livestrong.com)
  2. How can lemons benefit your health? (2019, medicalnewstoday.com)
  3. Lemon detox diet reduced body fat, insulin resistance, and serum hs-CRP level without hematological changes in overweight Korean women (2015, ncbi.nlm.nih.gov)
Kristen Fleming

Kristen Fleming

I am a U.S. educated and trained Registered Dietitian (MS, RD, CNSC) with clinical and international development experience. I have experience conducting systematic reviews and evaluating the scientific literature both as a graduate student and later to inform my own evidence-based practice as an RD. I am currently based in Lusaka, Zambia after my Peace Corps service was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic and looking for some meaningful work to do as I figure out next steps. This would be my first freelance project, but I am a diligent worker and quite used to independent and self-motivated work.

Kristen Fleming, MS, RD, CNSC

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