Diet with 6 petals

6-petal diet for those who want to lose excess weight

Staying on a diet is quite difficult, boring and heavy. Many people cannot stand the usual menu and break down, denying the entire result obtained.

That is why nutritionists began to become sophisticated and come up with programs that would be interesting for people, motivating and completely different from their friends.

One of these interesting programs was the "Six Petals" or "Petal Diet" diet, authored by Swedish nutritionist Anna Johansson. A one-week course, according to the doctor, will be a successful solution to the problem of excess weight for any person, because you can lose up to 3-4 kg without much effort!

Features of the 6-petal diet, the author's recommendations and the advantages of the technique

First of all, the effectiveness of this diet depends on the psychological attitude towards a good result and strong motivation.

The diet itself represents a cycle of 6 monoprograms (petals), which alternate every day, but, nevertheless, represent a carefully thought out food plan. Each such "petal" is, in fact, a day of fasting, during which you eat only one type of food, excluding others. Thanks to this restriction, you eat fewer calories, and each of the selected products also cleanses, nourishes or strengthens the body. In addition, the diet is designed to alternate protein and carbohydrate days, which is suitable for those who play sports or work in stressful conditions. Also, this rule of separate meals allows you not to mix foods of different composition in one meal, which will allow you to absorb the ingredients more efficiently and quickly, without causing excessive deposits on the sides.

Since the products on the menu alternate every day, the diet is considered quite interesting, not boring and not rigid.

Let's go back to the psychological attitude and motivation to diet. To realize your plan and really inspire your body to lose weight, Anna advises everyone to draw a colorful flower with large petals (6 pieces) before starting a diet. Each of your chamomile petals should be assigned a number or painted a specific color, with the name of the specific diet day and a set of allowed ingredients written on top. We place the resulting flower somewhere in a visible place and at the end of each day of the diet we remove the corresponding petal (only if all the requirements are met correctly). Psychologically, it will be easier for the body to survive a week of diet if the number of "agonizing days" is reduced and visually reduced.

The author's strict recommendations for the "6 Petals" diet:

  • for the day when you are given a clear set of products that cannot be adjusted, replaced with similar ingredients or supplemented;
  • do not consume more than the allowed amount of food, but also do not eat insufficient food, which will also bring negative consequences;
  • days of the week cannot be changed or skipped; in case of failure, the course will have to be repeated again;
  • The last time you should eat is 4 hours before bedtime (regardless of whether it is during the day or at night);
  • a prerequisite is compliance with the water regime; you should drink 6 glasses of healthy juice or more per day;
  • during the diet, we exclude sugar, hot spices and spices from the diet, limit the consumption of salt;
  • all food is allowed to be steamed, boiled, boiled, baked, dried, eaten raw, but in no case should you add fatty sauces, marinades, salty spices, animal lipids (butter, lard, margarine, mayonnaise and others);
  • you need to smoothly and carefully exit the diet so that the excess weight does not return;
  • It is allowed to repeat the course no earlier than six months later.

The main advantages of the "petal" technique:

  • the diet is very effective - you can lose 0. 5-0. 8 kg of excess weight per day without much effort;
  • There is no need to weigh food or study the calorie and carbohydrate content of foods;
  • The diet is universal, suitable for both men and women;
  • contains exclusively natural and healthy products that will have a beneficial effect on digestion and immunity;
  • the diet allows you to cleanse the body of toxins, poisons, protein breakdown products, waste products, salts and suspended matter, radicals;
  • the diet also allows you to remove excess fluid, removing swelling of the limbs, tissues and face;
  • all products are known for European cuisine, distributed in markets and shops at a reasonable price in the off-season;
  • the diet also does not require culinary delights, saves a lot of time and effort and allows you to cook for the whole family;
  • disciplines the diet and introduces healthy habits;
  • the diet is combined with moderate physical activity and sport;
  • the menu is very diverse, satisfying and interesting, which allows you to get a lot of completely different products, including vitamins, in 6 days;
  • after the course, your metabolism accelerates significantly and you will continue to lose weight by inertia if you exit the diet correctly;
  • The diet is fast and allows you to get excellent results in just 6 days, which is suitable for those who want to lose weight before an event or vacation.

A set of products for the "6 Petals" diet, a written meal plan

So let's figure out what the diet has in store for us. It will depend on them which products should be purchased to create a menu, and which should be strictly excluded.

The first day will be a fish day. Therefore, you can eat any fish and seafood throughout the day. Preference should be given to low-fat sea fish (halibut, salmon, cod, mackerel, tuna, cod, hoki, pollock, lamprey, etc. ), some river fish (carp, perch, pike) and seafood(squids, mussels, crab meat, rapana, octopus, oysters).

On the second day you should eat vegetables. Here we have complete freedom, because there are many vegetables. Also on this day you can eat soy products and legumes, mushrooms and garden herbs. Consumption of potatoes and corn and other starchy vegetables should be limited. Forget canned vegetables and pickles and sauerkraut. It is recommended to consume fresh salads and light soups, as well as boiled and stewed side dishes.

Our third day is chicken day. In addition to any skinless chicken meat (preferably fillets and breasts), it is allowed to eat lean parts of turkey, as well as chicken eggs and liver. It is forbidden to boil the meat on fire, fry it or add the usual amount of salt to it.

The fourth day will be marked by a transition to cereal foods. From complex carbohydrates, stock up on various grains, seeds and seeds, whole-grain breads and cookies, sprouted grains and bran.

The fifth day recommends that we eat cottage cheese. Which one is better to take? Of course, pay attention to the store options. Sometimes, they are more healthy and natural than those made at home, and in addition, you can choose completely low-fat cottage cheese, which will contribute to more active weight loss. Also, the menu for this day allows you to consume some skim milk.

The sixth and last day of the diet includes eating fruits and berries. Eat whatever your heart desires, but sweet fruits (bananas, figs, dried fruits, dates, grapes, melons, mangoes and others) should be limited for best results. Fresh fruit and vegetable juices, nectars, compotes, jellies, berry smoothies and fruit drinks are also allowed on this day.

On all other days, you are allowed to drink ginger drinks, rose decoction, green and herbal tea, natural coffee without sugar and milk and regular mineral water without gas.

All other foods during the diet are strictly prohibited. Strictly follow the recommendations for the quality of the composition and volumes of food.

Let's move on to a properly designed diet plan and nutritional recommendations. Each day in the diet is responsible for replenishing the amount of carbohydrates or proteins in the body. Therefore, it is better to train and carry out loads on carbohydrate days, and on protein days, the muscles will recover and grow, which will help you get a beautiful and sculpted figure.

When preparing foods, you can use herbs, garden herbs, lemon juice, table wine, tomato paste, vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil and limited salt. It is better to distribute the entire allowed amount of food in 4-5 small meals evenly throughout the day.

  • Day 1."Fish" (protein). It is not without reason that this day became the first in the cycle, because fish is perfectly digestible, has a moderate calorie content, saturates the body with valuable essential fats and prepares the body well for the coming days. Due to a nutritious diet, the "vigilance" of the body fades and the metabolism begins to actively consume calories, turning off the storage mode.

    So, half a kilogram of cooked fish of different varieties and seafood is allocated per day. You can also drink fish juice, which is not included in the specified volume.

  • Day 2."Vegetables" (carbohydrates). Mono-day with fewer calories, which feeds the body with energy from plant carbohydrates and dietary fiber. On this day, the metabolism works at its limit and actively consumes the existing fat deposits.

    The menu consists of 1-1. 5 kg of various vegetables and garden herbs, as well as beans, soy products and mushrooms.

  • Day 3."Chicken" (protein). On this day, the body begins to experience a lack of carbohydrates due to a purely protein menu, so the metabolism still burns fat cells to replenish energy.

    Half a kilogram of skinless poultry and 2 eggs as a snack are allowed per day.

  • Day 4."Cereals" (carbohydrates). Slow carbohydrates in food will replenish glycogen, which is where all the released energy will be spent. And new needs will continue to be met through the layer of fat.

    The day's cereal menu includes 200 g of dry cereals (various, but oats, buckwheat and brown rice are best). Also included is a small handful of seeds and sunflower seeds, a few tablespoons of bran, a packet of whole grain bread or 2-3 whole grain toasts.

  • Day 5."Curd" (protein). On this day, the body will receive the most useful protein for building the skeleton and muscles, and the supply of macro- and microelements will also be replenished.

    The menu includes half a kilogram of cottage cheese (fat content up to 5%) and 2 glasses of fat-free cow's milk.

  • Day 6."Fruit" (carbohydrates). Fruits will provide a comprehensive strengthening of the body, will enrich it with antioxidants, acids and valuable minerals.

    The menu consists of 1-1. 5 kg of various fruits and berries, but we limit sweets.

  • Day 7."Discharge" The diet is called "6 petals", but it lasts exactly one week, which means the presence of a seventh day. So, on this day we perform a comprehensive cleansing of the body and consolidate the results of weight loss. The menu includes only drinks: milk and fermented milk, fresh and fruit drinks, smoothies, nectars, teas, coffee, herbal infusions, mineral water, meat and vegetarian juices with herbs.

After finishing the diet, you can repeat the course again if you feel normal and have permission from your doctor.

How to get off the 6 petal diet

A course consisting of a mono-diet requires a correct and careful departure from such a restrictive and specific menu. During the first week of release, the author recommends eating only the foods indicated in the diet, combining them in small portions, for example:

  • Breakfast can consist of any fruit porridge, fresh fruit.
  • Snack - cottage cheese with berries, skimmed milk.
  • For lunch, you can make any soup, eat an additional portion of baked breast with boiled vegetables.
  • Dinner can consist of steamed fish with lemon and herbs, vegetable salad and fresh vegetable juice (carrots, beets, cabbage, tomatoes).

Gradually, the caloric content of such a diet should be increased to 1400 kcal, or up to 1800 kcal for people who work hard or athletes.

Also, when we leave the diet, we follow the drinking regimen and consume at least 5-6 glasses of healthy juice per day.

And, of course, immediately after leaving the diet, you should start actively playing sports to maintain your metabolism and further lose weight.

Disadvantages of the "6 petals" technique, possible contraindications

The diet consists of mono-diet, so there simply cannot be disadvantages. First of all, this is a sharp imbalance, boring and rigid diet. The diet forces you to take food supplements, minerals and vitamins, but the promised strengthening of the immune system is out of the question.

Also, such rapid and dramatic weight loss can lead to the following consequences:

  • Diseases associated with fasting: nausea, weakness, headache and dizziness, loss of strength, abdominal pain and stomach cramps, bloating, indigestion, apathy, sleep disturbances.
  • Changes in appearance: the appearance of stretch marks and cellulite, smooth and sagging areas of the skin, as well as sagging of the muscle corset.

Another important disadvantage is psychological discomfort, because it is very difficult to eat the same product all day for the whole week, regardless of whether you draw flowers or not. The diet is really boring, so there is the possibility of breakdowns.

And, of course, it is very difficult to maintain an entire diet without meat, without juices (allowed only one day), fermented milk products, sweets and fried foods.

There are also contraindications to the diet, including the following:

  • the presence of an allergy to a food group included in the diet;
  • pregnancy and lactation;
  • children, elderly, adolescence, menopause;
  • active diseases, inflammatory and viral processes;
  • recent psychological breakdown, surgery, injury, serious illness;
  • mental disorders, diseases of the nervous system;
  • diseases of internal body systems: cardiovascular, circulatory, endocrine, digestive, genitourinary, as well as liver and kidney;
  • stressful working conditions, professional sports.