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Summer is not lost yet. Scientists have figured out how to lose weight after self-isolation in 14 days
Russia is gradually emerging from the self-isolation regime, which lasted two and a half months only in Moscow, and in the regions it will probably last longer. People have completely destroyed their usual schedule of life, they began to move less, eat more and drink more alcohol. Sales of alcoholic beverages in Russia have grown significantly in recent months.
The high level of stress has negatively affected the health of the population of different countries. Many began to gain weight quickly - in the UK this has generally become a big problem. According to a study by nutritionists from the Cambridge Weight Plan center, half of Britons got heavier during the quarantine. How to get back in good shape and lose the gained pounds? Scientists believe it can be done in just 14 days. Experts shared their diet plan with The Mirror.
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The virus epidemic has hit the service industry hard. Restaurants, cafes and bars were particularly hard hit. But giving up their food completely is not easy, so we started ordering it online. Restaurant meals are often delicious, but not very healthy. Therefore, British nutritionists advise switching to home cooking and excluding the use of convenience foods.
Instead, scientists suggest a Mediterranean diet based on chicken, fish, eggs and legumes. It is advisable to cook food with olive oil. These foods provide the body with energy and protein. It is also important to increase the amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet, as they help keep you hydrated. In this case, you need to eat more vegetables than fruits, but it is better to refuse potatoes.
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Cambridge nutritionist Linda Foster spoke about five products that will brighten life after self-isolation and help you quickly lose weight. These are grapefruit, broccoli, peppers, salmon and spinach. Their complex inclusion in the menu will give the body the necessary supply of vitamins, improve metabolism and help burn calories.
In addition to five important foods, there are a number of golden diet rules. One of the key is drinking plenty of water - about two liters a day. You can alternate water with tea or coffee. But try to give up alcohol completely for 14 days when you come out of isolation mode.
Not only in Russia, alcohol sales rose sharply during the quarantine. British studies show similar statistics, so you have to wait two weeks, and then you can gently drink a glass of wine at dinner two or three times.per week.
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Stress under control
Try to control your stress levels. For almost three months of quarantine, everyone was very worried and randomly read the terrible news about the spread of the virus. A person is used to drowning stress with delicious food: chocolate, chips, fast food. And this is all a huge amount of calories!
Try to set aside time during the day for yourself to have fun and forget about the worries. This could be reading a book, playing sports, meditating, or watching your favorite TV show. By following these simple rules, you will be amazed at how your body and psychological state will change.
Examples of quality breakfast, lunch and dinner
Your first meal can consist of one boiled egg, a slice of toast, half an avocado and half a grapefruit. An alternative would be a one-egg omelet with spinach and finely chopped red pepper.
For lunch, British nutritionists advise eating a salad with bacon, avocado and herbs. It is better to season all this with lemon juice and season with black pepper.
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A quality dinner can include baked fish with basil leaves, tomato and mozzarella cheese. For a rich taste, it is recommended to add steamed vegetables as a side dish.
If you follow a diet for two weeks, then it is quite possible to have time to lose weight by the summer, which has not yet been lost. And given the gradual easing of quarantine measures, there is a chance to approach the beach season in full readiness.