We all know cucumbers (aka kheera) are high on nutrients and an almost zero calorie water-filled vegetable. Not only does it taste great in a salad, it can also be had as a snack. The best part is that it is so easy and light on the stomach, that a lot of people include it in their diet in interesting ways to beat hunger pangs.
If you love eating cucumbers and are looking for an easy remedy for weight loss, we have some good news to share. We present to you the cucumber diet plan!
As tempting and easy as it sounds, cucumbers are indeed a natural weight loss aiding vegetable.
Cucumber diet is touted to help you lose up to 7 kilos in 15 days. Supplemented by protein sources (the likes of it being tofu, chicken, fish, tofu or legumes), this diet promises to cut belly flab and the extra weight faster by simply substituting most of your vegetables and fruit sources in your daily diet with cucumbers. Simply said, whenever you are hungry, you should make it a rule to snack on a cucumber. By solely depending on cucumbers, you eliminate other sources of calories from your diet, helping you make the most of this vegetable. However, do remember that, this diet can only be followed for a maximum of 15 days.
Cucumbers can make for an easy replacement because they are extremely low in calories and even lower in fat (only 0.35 grams). They also contain essential nutrients like vitamin A, B and K, apart from a high folate value which ensure that your daily nutrients do not go missing.
Also, this diet plan is a great weight loss strategy for those who find it difficult to stay without carbs. Since you do end up replacing a lot of your diet ingredients with cucumbers, you can make way for little carb sources (such as potatoes, bread) which can give you the much needed energy to burn fat as well.
So, yes, cucumbers can actually help you shed kilos faster. In fact studies suggest that youc an lose upto 5 kilos in a week's time.
While cucumbers make for an excellent weight loss aiding vegetable, do remember that this diet plan is rather restrictive in nature. It can help you lose weight fast but in the long run, you have to depend on other options to burn fat or maintain your ideal weight. A proper nutrient-rich diet and workout regime can help you achieve that. This is another reason why you should be cautious about continuing this weight-loss plan for more than two weeks' time. Such restrictive diet plans can be difficult to follow. If short term weight loss is your goal, cucumber diet may work for you, provided you supplement your body with necessary protein sources for the day.
The views expressed in this article should not be considered as a substitute for physician's advice. Please consult your treating physician for more details. Source: ETimes