Repeatedly, nutritionists recommend using celery in the diet both to strengthen immunity and to lose weight. Celery is a very healthy and fortified product. It contains many useful minerals: potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, calcium, carotene, oxalic acid. Taking celery dishes can prevent colds and flu. In addition, celery helps to lose weight qualitatively and correctly, making the metabolism in the human body correct. Strengthens muscles and breaks down fats, has diuretic properties. Also, this wonderful product helps fight insomnia.
During the celery diet, you will forget about drowsiness and weakness, but on the contrary, you will feel more alert and stronger. The advantage of the celery diet is that there are no contraindications, it improves and does not harm the human body.
Celery in the kitchen can be used as one of the salad ingredients, as a seasoning, sauce or side dish. Celery acquires a unique and unusual taste in combination with meat, fish or seafood, vegetables.
If you suddenly decide to “get hooked” on a celery diet, please note that due to its imbalance, the diet is used for no more than seven days. In addition to such a short period, it makes it possible to lose weight up to six kilograms. If desired, the course can be repeated.
The basis of this diet is celery soup, which promotes rapid weight loss. If the weight has decreased over a period of a week by more than two kilograms, it is recommended to take a break. During the diet, which is important, you need to eat in small portions and often, but in no case overeat. The meal itself is stretched for 15 minutes, which reduces hunger in the stomach.
Celery Diet Menu
During the diet it is forbidden to use:
- Sugar in any form;
- Bread and other products;
- Drinks with gases;
- High-calorie and fatty foods.
During the diet, you need to drink plenty of fluids (from one liter per day). It is allowed to drink sparkling water, green tea and coffee without sugar.
- First day. A cup of coffee with a cube of sugar. Celery salad with green apple. Celery soup. Salad with boiled lentils, fresh cucumber and celery.
- Second day. Salad with apple and celery. Celery soup. One hundred grams. chicken fillet (baked or boiled).
- The third day. Green apple with celery. Celery soup. Salad of cucumber, boiled lentils and celery.
- Fourth day. Salad of fresh celery and small white cabbage. Celery soup. 100 grams of lean chicken fillet.
- Fifth day. Cabbage and celery salad. Celery soup. Cucumber, lentil and celery salad.
- Sixth day. Celery salad with cabbage. Celery soup. One hundred grams of lean chicken breast (fillet).
- Seventh day. Celery soup (3 times a day).
- First day. Fresh fruits, but bananas and grapes should be excluded from the diet. Celery soup.
- Second day. Fresh or canned vegetables. Celery soup. Jacketed potatoes.
- The third day. Fresh vegetables. Celery soup.
- Fourth day. Three medium bananas. Celery soup. One liter of low-calorie kefir.
- Fifth day. Boiled meat 350g., Necessarily low-fat. Celery soup. Six tomatoes (fresh). Still water or tea – up to 8 tbsp. per day minimum.
- Sixth day. Celery soup. Fresh vegetables. Boiled lean meat (350 gr).
- Seventh day. Vegetables (only fresh). Celery soup. Brown boiled rice, you can with vegetables.
Recipes with celery
The main course of the celery diet, as you may have noticed, is celery soup. Here are some recipes for its preparation.
- Recipe number 1. We collect water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Then add one and a half liters of tomato juice to the dill. Then we throw vegetables cut into large cubes: bell pepper, two tomatoes, five onions, two carrots, five asparagus pods. And 100 grams of celery. Boil the vegetables until fully cooked (the fork should easily pass through the vegetables). At the end, when the vegetables are all ready to taste, you can add green onions, dill and parsley.
- Recipe number 2. This is a recipe for celery soup with white cabbage. It is necessary to cut into cubes the following ingredients: white cabbage (small size), green bell pepper (2 pcs.). Also cut tomatoes, carrots and onions (six of all ingredients). Place all chopped vegetables in a bowl. Add to them finely chopped celery root (200 gr.). Pour all the ingredients with tomato juice (one and a half liters), so that all the ingredients are covered with it. Put on fire and bring to a boil, leave to boil for another ten minutes without a lid, then ten minutes with a lid over low heat. At the end, if desired, add greens.
- Recipe number 3. For those who do not like tomato juice, this recipe for celery soup is suitable. For him, it is worth mixing chopped vegetables: a small white cabbage, a bunch of celery stalk, onion (6 pcs.), Tomatoes and bell peppers (each 2 pcs.). Put them in a saucepan, season with spices to taste and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.
The celery diet is considered monotonous, this can be seen even from the menus described above. We offer to consider several recipes for salads, side dishes to diversify the diet and not only.
- Celery and boiled lentil salad. Grind the leaves and stalks of celery, add one chopped cucumber and boiled lentils (100 grams). Mix all ingredients. Fill with low-fat sour cream.
- Celery and Cabbage Salad. Chop cabbage and celery (leaves, stems). Drizzle salad with a few tablespoons of olive oil.
- Egg and celery omelet. Beat three eggs, add a couple of garlic cloves, chopped celery root and herbs to taste. It is recommended to cook an omelet for a couple or in a water bath.
- Meat with basil and celery. Boil two hundred grams of lean meat with celery, basil, spirit mint and a small onion. Cut the boiled meat and put it on a dish. Serve celeriac as a side dish with meat.
- Celery casserole. Slice the boiled celery root. Put it in a baking dish and sprinkle with cheese on top. Mix two liters of curdled milk with grated cheese (200 grams) and 2 tablespoons of melted butter. Pour this mixture over the celery and bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
- Celery cutlets. Pour oatmeal with low-fat milk, leave for half an hour. Grind celery, boiled egg, onion. Then mix all the ingredients with oatmeal and a few drops of lemon juice. Make meatballs out of the mass. Meatballs are baked like…