Autumn is here, and with it come a lot of healthy foods that can help you in your efforts of achieving the perfect summer body. It’s the best time to start, as the amount of time will not only be enough for your body to get into shape, but also enough for your food habits to chance and your lifestyle to improve.
Along the foods that are best for autumn diets, the pumpkin is one of the most popular and most nutritious. Because pumpkins are so great for your body, it is import to introduce them into your diet and consume them with regularity, rather than just once a year and in a pie. Autumn is the perfect time to start a pumpkin diet, which is why we’ve put together a diet that will not only help you improve your health but also get you starting towards the perfect summer body.
Benefits of Eating Pumpkin
First of all, pumpkins are great allies when it comes to weight loss diets because eating this food can keep you full without adding extra weight. A cup of mashed pumpkin contains about 10 grams of fibers and only 80 calories, making it the perfect meal or snack. Plus, it helps you with your digestive problems.
Among other health benefits of pumpkin you can find: fighting with cancer cells and preventing the appearance of cancer due to its beta-carotene content, improving your vision, protecting the eye for various affections, protecting your joints and articulations (this can come in handy if you are supplementing your diet with physical exercise, as you should). Being rich in vitamin C, the pumpkin is an excellent ally against colds, it strengthens your immune system and takes care of your heart.
No let’s find out more about the pumpkin diet and what you should eating while you are keeping it:
For the first day, it is best to only eat pumpkin alongside vegetables. You can have baked pumpkin and carrots for breakfast; pumpkin, carrots celery, peppers and parcel soup for lunch and baked or raw pumpkin for dinner.
Same breakfast as in day one. You can also have a pumpkin and cinnamon homemade cream. For lunch, prepare a soup with pumpkin, potatoes and beef, and for dinner you can bake a sugar-free pumpkin and plum pie and eat no more than two slices.
Same breakfast, lunch and dinner as the previous day.
Pumpkin porridge and green salad for breakfast, pumpkin and vegetables soup for breakfast and baked pumpkin for dinner.
When you get to day five, you start the diet from the beginning, until you reach 14 days. The advantages of the pumpkin diet is that is simple and easy on your body, allowing you to better process your food and burn more calories. Due to the fact that this diet will not let you feel hungry, it is excellent for a longer period, but don’t keep it more than 14 days at a time. Don’t forget to also drink at least two liters of water per day.
Once the 14 days are over, you can return to your normal eating habits but it would be best to give up on all of the unhealthy ones, such as eating fried foods, unhealthy fats, fizzy drinks or too much sugar. You can add fruits and vegetables to your daily meals in order to make sure that you will not gain back all of the weight you lost during the pumpkin diet. For a much more visible and long-lasting result, don’t forget to drink your favorite Teatox blend, both while dieting and once you get back to your normal eating habits.
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