Weight Loss Diet Plan For Men The seven-day diet for men: how to lose your belly in a week
When we talk about diets, we do it without differences between the sexes. And it is logical. What is healthy for men is healthy for women. But if what we are looking for is to stylize the figure, things change. Fat does not accumulate in the same way in both sexes. Men have a greater tendency to accumulate fat above the waist, in the belly (unlike women, who accumulate it in the hip and thighs), something that is not only unattractive, it is also dangerous.
Middle-aged men who accumulate too much weight above the waist are more likely to have heart problems and type 2 diabetes. When should we start worrying? According to the British nutritionist Vicki Edgson, at the time when the diameter of our belly is 10 cm larger than our hip.
With the diet of the seven days, you can lose between 2 and 3 kilos and between 5 and 10 centimeters in a span around the stomach
Many things can increase our abdominal fat: sedentary lifestyle, daily menus, fast food – and its huge amounts of sugar and salt -, alcohol and even stress. Edgson proposes, for all those who want to reduce the size of their belly, a diet of 7 days, with which they can lose between 2 and 3 kilos and between 5 and 10 centimeters in a span around the stomach.
It is a crash diet, which eliminates refined carbohydrates, sugar and alcohol, but is not too restrictive in calories. Edgson says that men should follow a specific diet to reduce abdominal fat, which focuses on the consumption of animal protein, allowing build muscle while burning fat.
The diet also focuses on eliminating the cholesterol known as “bad” (LDL), present in saturated fats, and enhancing the consumption of “good” (HDL), which is found in fish, nuts and The grains.
The 15 keys to the perfect male diet
Although Edgson has designed the seven-day diet with specific foods and rations, he believes that the best diet for men should be designed according to a set of rules, which summarizes in 15 points, which can be followed in the maintenance diet that follows your one-week action plan.
1. Says no to bread
and sandwiches, the cereals, the pizza, and the pasta. Edgson says that removing these carbohydrates from the diet makes us feel more energetic.
2. Says yes to the protein
All animal protein is allowed because it contains the eight essential amino acids for our body. Which we can only obtain through the diet. Eggs and casserole (which is a good source of vitamins B and D) are also allowed.
3. Eat every four hours
We must avoid being hungry, so as not to fall into temptation. That is why Edgson recommends eating something every four hours: nuts, cereal bars, legumes. They are foods that contain many minerals, such as magnesium, that wear out a lot when we are under stress.
4. Dairy products are allowed
Dairy can be consumed in this diet, but only in its natural form, never sugared. The cheese should be consumed in moderation. Ice cream is the only dairy that is not allowed because they always contain a lot of sugar.
5. Eat fish
All fish is allowed, even daily, but you can only take two servings of shellfish a week, as it has a lot of “bad” cholesterol.
6. Choose vegetables that grow on the ground
Plants that grow on land have a lower glycemic index than those that grow underground, so they release their energy for a longer period. In the diet, potatoes, turnips, beets, and carrots are not allowed. The rest of the vegetables should be taken daily.
7. Eat legumes
Legumes are rich in vegetable proteins. In addition to beans, chickpeas, and lentils Edgson recommends the consumption of quinoa, which can be added to salads or as a garnish.
8. Power salads
Salads are the perfect food of this diet, but it is recommended that they go well stocked so that we can take them as a single dish. The nutritionist recommends adding some protein (either tuna, chicken, or turkey) to the salads, nuts, or cheese, for diet.