Protein day for weight loss

After you managed to achieve effective weight loss, it is very useful to keep fasting days to fix the result, namely – a protein day. Protein day is carried out once a week. On this day, you should eat mostly protein foods.

Your diet should consist of the following foods:

  • Vegetable proteins such as legumes – beans, peas, lentils
  • Lean fish
  • Animal proteins – turkey, chicken, veal, beef, and pork. It should be noted that meat should be low in fat
  • Be sure to consume at least 2-2.5 liters of water on this day
  • Vegetables can also be used, but try to use them in raw form (a little salt can be added if desired). Tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, dill, sweet pepper – all this is perfectly combined with meat products

*Protein days for weight loss are pleasant because you will not feel hunger, as you will eat every 4-5 hours.

Benefits of protein days

Protein day is not accompanied with a feeling of hunger: protein food is digested slowly, so the blood sugar level remains at a normal level. Protein products are presented in a wide range, so you can choose the optimal menu option without any problems.

Periodicity of protein fasting

Such protein days are recommended within 1-2 times a week (it is desirable to make a break for 2-3 days, and not practice protein menu for two consecutive days). It is extremely important to consult a doctor before to switch to the protein diet (individual contraindications are possible).

Liquid diet of protein fasting

Liquid diet in any protein fasting menu is the following:

  • black coffee without sugar and milk (1-2 cups a day)
  • tea without sugar
  • rosehip decoction
  • non-carbonated mineral or table water

“White protein day”

“White Protein Day” is a day of pure protein, which helps to overcome weight loss stagnation and continue to lose extra pounds.

“White Protein Day” is just a simple change in usual protein day, when instead of permitted foods, you consume foods with a very high protein content, such as:

  • low-fat dairy products,
  • white fish,
  • chicken,
  • turkey,
  • egg white along with your usual serving of oat bran.

*You do not use other food products and increase time of your daily exercise from 20-30 to 60 minutes.

Protein days will help to activate metabolic processes

Meat as a protein product, then the body will get enough protein and iron.

Cheese and cottage cheese will provide the body with calcium.

Kefir will reduce severity of allergic manifestations and activate digestion.

However, despite all advantages, protein days, and especially meat, are contraindicated for people with cardiovascular problems and in liver and kidney diseases.