Weight loss

The Effective 13-Day Diet that You Need to Know About!

The 13-day diet or diet of NASA is one of the most effective diets for weight loss. Devised at first for astronauts, this diet was popularized recently for its amazing results: you can lose up to a kilo per day, if you follow the instructions to the letter, of course. This has made the diet of 13 days the favorite of women who intend to lose a lot of weight in a short time. However, like any express diet that is popularized and that guarantees instant weight loss (remember what happened with the Dukan diet), alarms have reached doctors and specialists. Today we are going to talk about the diet of the 13 diets and the rebound effect … as well as other information that will be of interest to you.

Dietary Risks of 13 Days to Lose Weight

It is these doctors and specialists who warn us that a diet of this type offers more risks than benefits , and that is if we intend to radically change our eating habits and lose so much time of excess in only 13 days, it is not surprising that this type of alarms are triggered. The first thing to keep in mind is that any such radical weight loss affects our health in one way or another. In this case, since the 13-day diet only contributes seven hundred calories a day and its nutritional variety is rather limited, we can be affected by problems such as anemia or, in more extreme cases, malnutrition. Another disadvantage that we face if we intend to start this diet is the already famous rebound effect, i.e., after 13 days but we are careful with what we eat it will not be difficult to recover those kilos that we will lose or even more; and you do not have to be very expert in the matter to know that lowering and gaining a lot of weight in a short time is not beneficial for our body.

Characteristics of the Diet of the 13 Days of the Nasa

As we have said before, one of the characteristics of this diet is that it does not consume more than seven hundred calories a day, besides being low in carbohydrates. It is also known as the 13-day NASA diet or astronaut diet day by day. Another peculiarity is that you can only make three meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner. That is why, to avoid going hungry, the infusions, coffee and accompaniments are unlimited provided it is within those three daily meals: snacks and mid-morning snacks are over.

Thirteen Day (13-day) Diet

To understand the risks and characteristics of which we have spoken, here we leave the famous 13-day diet and its characteristics. This is the nutritional plan that he proposes.

Day 1

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar.
  • Lunch: Two boiled eggs with spinach cooked as you like (raw, steamed or cooked). In this case the amount of spinach is unlimited.
  • Dinner: A filet of lean red meat grilled and a salad of lettuce, chard or celery. The amount of salad here is also unlimited.

Day 2

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar.
  • Lunch: A fillet of grilled or cooked chicken breast and a salad of lettuce. The amount of salad here is also unlimited.
  • Dinner: Five slices of cooked ham and a green salad.. The amount of salad here is also unlimited.

Day 3

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar and a toast with a little oil.
  • Lunch: Celery salad, lettuce, tomato and asparagus and an orange. In this case the amount of salad is unlimited.
  • Dinner: Mix of fruit with a low-fat yogurt.

Day 4

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar and a toast with a little oil.
  • Lunch: Seven slices of cooked ham, a hardboiled egg and three striped carrots.
  • Dinner: Mix of fruit with a low-fat yogurt.

Day 5

  • Breakfast: Five slices of cooked ham, an infusion or coffee alone without sugar and a cup of boiled carrots.
  • Lunch: Two fish fillets cooked or grilled a cup of boiled carrots and a tomato.
  • Dinner: A fillet of chicken or beef cooked or grilled

Day 6

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar.
  • Lunch: A roasted chicken quarter without skin seasoned with lemon and a salad to taste. The salad is unlimited.
  • Dinner: Two hard-boiled eggs and a cup of grated carrots.

Day 7

  • Breakfast: Infusion or coffee alone without sugar.
  • Lunch: A fillet of chicken or beef grilled and an orange.
  • Dinner: You can repeat any of the previous dinners.

From the eighth day it begins to repeat until completing the thirteen days. Do you really find something healthy and recommendable? From our point of view, everything that makes us skip steps in the food pyramid is not. Think twice before doing it.

Final Recommendations

If in spite of the risks that we have mentioned you want to try this diet of thirteen days, 

“remember to drink a lot of water and do not be afraid of spending unlimited rations: do not go hungry”.

Hunger when we are dieting makes us feel more anxious about food, we are more irascible, and we rest worse and fall before and more likely in the yoyo effect. Something very important that you must remember is that the diet of the 13 days is designed to last exactly those days, never lengthen it longer since it can be harmful to your health. Not doing it for more days you will get better results, on the contrary, the subsequent rebound effect will be greater and not only will you stop losing weight but your medical results will suffer the consequences. And finally the most important of all: talk to your doctor or specialist before you start , he will tell you really if you can damage your health by doing it, as it depends largely on your personal circumstances, your current health or your needs nutritional.

With health NEVER play it. It is not worth losing a few years of life to lose a few kilos of more. Consult your doctor or go to a nutritionist if you want to lose weight, but never put this desire above your health.

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