British and American nutritionists have named the best summer diet for burning fat.
The diet, which is known as “Traffic Light”, according to experts, will help to quickly and effectively get rid of excessive body fat.
According to the diet’s admirers, it is possible to lose weight in record time – just a few weeks! Some even claim you can lose around 6kg in just a week.
Here’s how to figure out what’s one of the most effective summer diets.
The first thing to start with are the contraindications of this popular diet. Doctors emphasize that despite all its benefits, there is a category of people who categorically should not lose weight with the help of “Traffic Light”. We are talking about those who suffer from diseases of the gastrointestinal tract or have individual body features.
That is why it is crucial to consult your doctor before starting the diet in order to avoid the negative consequences of this diet.
In addition, the Traffic Light diet does not involve the consumption of protein foods. Given this peculiarity, it is not possible to lose weight frequently on this diet. Nutritionists recommend keeping to the diet for just three days a week, to allow the body to get the nutrients it needs on the ‘off-diet’ days. It’s also important to remember to exercise and drink appropriately. In particular, medics advise drinking plenty of water and exercising during the ‘traffic light’ diet.
The diet is based on the traffic light principle. For instance, one has to eat one color of fruit and vegetables every day for the first two weeks. For example, on the first day of the diet you should eat red coloured vegetables, such as cherries, tomatoes, red apples, raspberries and so on.
On the second day concentrate on yellow vegetables and fruits, and on the third day eat only green foods, such as avocados, cucumbers, kiwi and so on.
After a three-day ‘traffic light’ of fruit and vegetables, you should return for four days to your usual diet, but exclude flour products, sugar, fatty and spicy foods.
From the beginning of a new week, eating the “traffic light” system returns. Nutritionists have noted that such a diet is best in the summer, when a variety of seasonal local vegetables and fruits are available. In winter it will be difficult to implement such a diet, as imported vegetables and fruit are of inferior quality to local produce, and also cost several times more.