We know that oranges are healthy, but do you know how to lose weight with them? The orange diet is a great way to lose weight, so here are its rules.
Oranges are loved by both the old and the young. This excellent fruit is not only healthy but can also help you lose weight with the help of an orange diet. There is even a legend about the orange diet, which says that this diet was invented in the 17th century by Louis XIV. He believed that with the help of this orange diet, he would preserve his youth and beauty, and he ate at least 10 oranges a day.
The beneficial properties of oranges have been known since ancient times. Oranges have only 39 calories and 8.5 grams of carbohydrates, contain vitamins A, B, C, and many minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, potassium, sodium, sulfur, copper, chlorine, iron… Their long-term use helps fight infection and they are very useful in the process of digestion because they stimulate the bowel function.
Oranges are easily digested and sugar is quickly absorbed into the blood and converted into energy. Oranges are good sources of fiber and help you to be full with fewer calories. They also contain useful oils and aromatic substances and cleanse the body of toxins. This healthful fruit lowers the level of bad cholesterol in the blood and reduces the thickening of blood vessels by a third.
Because of all these useful substances, it is no wonder that weight loss with the help of oranges is considered one of the most effective and beneficial for health. At the same time, while reducing weight, it will give firmness and elasticity to the hair, and shine and strength to the nails.
Who Is the Orange Diet For?
The diet with oranges is intended for those who want to get rid of excess weight, but also for those who have problems with digestion or impure skin, because it reduces the absorption of fat in a natural way, so it makes the skin more beautiful and the body healthier.
The orange diet is quite restrictive, so before you decide to use it, consult a nutritionist and a doctor, and follow it under medical supervision.
It is desirable that even with the most restrictive diets, the body loses a maximum of 1 pound ( 0,5 kg) a day. This orange diet offers the possibility of losing 2 pounds (1 kg) a day. Therefore, if you do not have too many extra pounds, try a shorter diet or follow it in a slightly milder form, adapted to the needs of your body.
Types of the Orange Diet
There are several types of diets with oranges, which mainly differ in the length of application.
Weekend Orange Diet
One of the most interesting and not very demanding is the two-day orange diet, which can also be called a weekend diet since the weekend is the right time to apply it.
All day long, only oranges are eaten, plus three pieces of toasted bread, one piece during each of the main meals.
Breakfast: one orange, 5 fl oz (150 ml) of yogurt to which the juice of one lemon is added.
Lunch: salad with orange (one large orange, one red onion, two figs, one tablespoon of olive oil and basil)
Dinner: one orange, one slice of wholemeal bread with seeds coated with butter.
This orange diet will help you quickly eliminate excess weight and cleanse your body of toxins accumulated in the past. This is a great diet for those who have only a few extra pounds or want to cleanse the body and speed up the metabolism. Since it is not very demanding and does not last long, this orange diet is very popular.
With this diet, you can lose up to four pounds (2 kg).
4-Day Orange Diet
Supporters of the 4-day orange diet have a thesis that oranges and other citrus fruits are good not only for refreshment but also for melting fat layers that usually accumulate in the so-called critical areas, such as fat on the stomach, hips, and buttocks.
This orange diet is based on an increased intake of vitamin C, which speeds up metabolism and affects weight loss, so it is recommended for those who want to get slim quickly. Fruit acids, enzymes, and vitamins from citrus fruits stimulate metabolism and accelerate the breakdown of fats from tissues and prevent the rapid formation of new fat layers.
Breakfast: In 3 fl oz (100 ml) of low-fat yogurt mix one finely chopped orange and apple, three tablespoons of cereals, and three chopped prunes soaked in orange juice. Sprinkle everything with sesame and honey.
Lunch: Cook two small chicken drumsticks, half an onion, three sage leaves, season with dry seasoning. Before that, eat one orange.
Snack: Orange juice
Dinner: A piece of rye bread, a spoonful of fresh cheese, and a cup of yogurt or milk.
Breakfast: Mix chopped orange and grapefruit, a tablespoon of chopped almonds, a tablespoon of walnuts, and a cup of yogurt.
Snack: 7 fl oz (200 ml) of fruit tea and 2 fl oz (50 ml) of fresh orange juice.
Dinner: Pour the orange juice over two pieces of toast and spread with a mixture made of 120g of unsalted cheese and a spoonful of honey and sprinkle with pistachios.
Breakfast: Mix 80g of low-fat yogurt, a teaspoon of honey, chopped banana, kiwi, pear, orange, 50g of raisins, and the juice of one lemon.
Lunch: Boil 50g of rice. Pour some soy sauce, chopped smaller pepper, a spoonful of ketchup, a spoonful of wine vinegar, a little orange juice, and a little sugar into a heated bowl. Add three tablespoons of soup and cook, stirring occasionally. Add half of the onion and one small carrot, simmer a little more, then add 80g of chicken. Cook until the meat is tender and serve with rice. First of all, you should eat one orange.
Snack: Squeezed orange juice
Dinner: Integral pastry, 2 tablespoons of unsalted cheese, and a cup of tea.
Breakfast: Boil a spoonful of poppy seeds with two spoonfuls of orange juice, leave it for ten minutes, then mix it with 100g of unsalted cheese. Add 25g of grapes, finely chopped orange, pear, and apple, pour the lemon juice over it.
Lunch: Season the hake fillet with salt and pepper and fry in a little olive oil. Take out the fish and fry 50g of leeks in the same pan, add 3 tablespoons of soup, juice of one orange, a teaspoon of honey, a little mustard, and boil. Eat fish with rice.
Snack: Mix 50g of banana and 50 gr of pineapple, 3 fl oz (100 ml) of orange juice, and chilled fruit tea.
Dinner: 50g rice, 2 fl oz (50ml) orange juice, and 50g chopped banana.
This orange diet has a well-balanced menu and allows the intake of all essential minerals and vitamins that are absorbed in the right way. With this four-day orange diet, you will feel much better, you will regain energy and self-confidence with up to 10 pounds (5 kg) less.
15 Day Orange Diet (Toast Diet, Medical Diet)
The most famous diet with oranges is the one that lasts for 15 days. It is also called the toast diet, which is the basis of this diet along with oranges, as well as the medical diet because it is applied to patients with heart problems, who should lose weight before the operation and at the same time not feel weak and without strength.
During this orange diet, breakfast is always the same. It consists of one orange, one piece of toasted bread or toast and a cup of tea or coffee without sugar.
Lunch: 1 orange, 1 boiled egg, a cup of yogurt, two pieces of toast.
Dinner: Two tomatoes, two boiled eggs, half of the cabbage, two pieces of toast.
Lunch: 1 orange, 1 boiled egg, a cup of yogurt, two pieces of toast.
Dinner: 125g beef burger, 1 tomato, 1 orange, one piece of toast, a cup of tea or coffee without sugar.
Lunch: 1 orange, 1 boiled egg, a cup of yogurt, lettuce, or 1 cucumber.
Dinner: 125g beef burger, 1 orange, one piece of toast, a cup of tea or coffee without sugar.
Lunch: 125g of low-fat cow cheese (mozzarella), 1 orange, one piece of toast.
Dinner: 125g beef burger, 2 tomatoes, one piece of toast.
Lunch: 200g cooked chicken, one tomato, one piece of toast.
Dinner: 500g boiled vegetables, 1 boiled egg.
The 15-day orange diet is carried out cyclically: after every 5 days it starts from the beginning. If this cyclic schedule is too strenuous for you, after 5 days you can stop a diet for 2 days and eat normally, but don’t eat too much. After a break of 2 days, repeat the diet three times for five days. It is important to be on a diet for a total of 15 days.
The lost pounds will not come back if, after this regimen, you follow a one-day Monday diet and start the week according to the following instructions:
Breakfast: lemonade without sugar.
Lunch: 1 apple, one piece of toast.
Dinner: 1 boiled egg, 1 tomato, one piece of toast.
In order for a 15-day orange diet to be effective, it is necessary to follow certain rules.
- Food can be taken cold or hot.
- Food must be taken in a precise order listed, and no food is left out.
- Food should not be salted, because it binds water in the body. Use spice herbs instead of salt.
- The burger should be baked on Teflon.
- If fresh tomatoes cannot be found on the market, they can be replaced with boiled ones (1 tomato should be replaced with 3 fl oz (1 dl) of boiled tomato).
- While following the orange diet of 15 days, you must not drink alcohol.
It is important to note that, since during the 15-day orange diet fewer carbohydrates are consumed and muscle mass is decreased, physical activity is required. It can be fitness, running, cycling, swimming, or simply walking.
Results of 15-Day Orange Diet
If you follow all the rules, the experiences of those who have followed this diet claim that after five days you can lose 5 to 10 lb (2.5 – 5 kg). Although there are examples that you can lose up to 30 lb (15 kg) in 15 days if you follow the whole diet (15 days), the average weight loss after completing the diet is about 15 lb (7 kg).
Experiences With the Orange Diet
The experiences of those who followed any of the diets with oranges were mostly positive, the weight was reduced, the fat melted. The number of pounds lost also depends on the organism, so the results are individual, and experiences show that with physical activity, the diet gives better results.
However, most of those who have followed one of these diets agree that after finishing the diet with oranges, you will feel that you are much lighter. You will look younger and healthier. You will sleep better, you will have a lot of energy and you will think more clearly.
However, these diets are not omnipotent, so for long-term results, it is necessary to change the diet or choose a long-term diet such as Dukan’s.
Advice for Those Who Opt for a Diet With Oranges
Although oranges are healthy, you should not practice these diets if you suffer from asthma, due to a large amount of potassium. You should also change your diet if you notice any symptoms of an allergy to oranges, such as redness of the skin or gas in the digestive system.