The Canadian diet

The Canadian diet


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The Canadian diet is one of the more rigorous diets, and using this diet can help you lose up to 8-9 pounds in just one week. At the very beginning, we must mention that such a rapid weight loss can worsen your health and that health professionals always recommend a gradual weight loss, rather than extreme diets such as Canadian diet.

Do not use this diet without first consulting your doctor or nutritionist!

The Canadian diet is based on vegetable soups, which are generally low in calories.

Canadian Diet - Rules

The most important rule in this diet is not to take any food and liquids after 5PM, except water. Also, despite the very low calorie intake, this diet also recommends some physical activity. Some people find it very difficult to tolerate physical activity if they have not had eat well, which may lead to collapse, especially if you are having intense physical activity.

Given that you cannot meet the needs of vitamins and minerals on the Canadian diet, it is also recommended to take supplements (such as Vitamin B complex, iron, magnesium, calcium and vitamin D) while on this diet. The disadvantage is that these supplements (especially vitamin B complexes) can increase your appetite, making it difficult to bear this diet. These supplements may also interact with other medicines, and it should be noted once again that you should not use this diet without consulting your doctor first.

What we like about this diet is that most of the meal is prepared by cooking. We all know that cooked food is significantly healthier (and often less caloric) than fried or baked foods. It is also permissible to mix more vegetables in the soup, which can improve nutritional value. What you will miss while on this diet are proteins as vegetables are not very rich in proteins. Vegetables are generally rich in carbohydrates - the healthy ones (complex carbohydrates) as well as dietary fiber that benefit your health. You will not be eating enough fat with this diet, and it is recommended that you add small amounts of olive oil to each plate of soup you eat.

Canadian Diet - Meal Plan

During a Canadian diet, you are allowed to have all three meals, and you can have snacks (mostly fruits) between meals and you are not allowed to eat after 5PM.

Day One

Breakfast (9AM): 200 grams of spinach soup (60 calories)

Snack (12PM): two medium-sized apples (90 calories)

Lunch (2PM): 200 grams of spinach soup (60 calories)

Snack (3PM): 1 kiwi (60 calories)

Dinner (5PM): 200 grams of mushroom soup (40 calories)

Total calories for day one: 310 calories

Day Two

Breakfast: 200 grams of tomato soup (120 calories)

Snack: 100 grams of pineapple (60 calories)

Lunch: 200 grams of tomato soup (120 calories)

Snack: 100 grams of pear (60 calories)

Dinner: 200 grams of spinach soup (60 calories)

Total calories for day two: 420 calories

Day Three

Breakfast: 200 grams of cheese and potato soup (150 calories)

Snack: one apple (45 calories)

Lunch: 200 grams of cheese and potato soup (150 calories)

Snack: one apple (45 calories)

Dinner: 200 grams of tomato soup (120 calories)

Total calories for day three: 490 calories

Day Four

Breakfast: 200 grams of duck soup/stew (150 calories)

Snack: 100 grams of peach (70 calories)

Lunch: 200 grams of duck soup / stew (150 calories)

Lunch: 200 grams of cheese and potato soup (150 calories)

Total calories for day four: 520

Day Five

Breakfast: 200 grams of fish stew (140 calories)

Snack: 200 grams of mandarin (100 calories)

Lunch: 200 grams of fish stew (140 calories)

Snack: 200 grams of mandarin (100 calories)

Dinner: 200 grams of duck soup / stew (150 calories)

Total calories for day five: 630 calories

You can repeat this cycle one more time, after which you should get back to normal calorie intake. It is estimated that you can lose 8-9 pounds in one week with this diet. Truly an extreme diet. We did not list physical activity in above meal plan, because we think it would be too extreme to exercise while on this diet, but if you can have light, long walks, then we believe you will lose weight even faster.

In any case, weight loss should not be your priority - your health should be.

Precautions

This diet must not be used in pregnant or breastfeeding women because it is nutritionally far below the needs of pregnant women and infants.

Persons with chronic diseases must not use this diet unless advised by a doctor.

Athletes should consume adequate amounts of protein, which this diet does not offer, and is therefore not recommended for athletes.

Keep in mind that sudden weight loss can sometimes seriously endanger your health and is not recommended. People who lose weight like this often have gallbladder problems – sometimes gallbladder complications must be deal with a surgery, so please keep this in mind before you decide to lose weight so rapidly.

The only advantage of this diet is that soups are likely to leave you satiated. Of course, you are not allowed to eat pastries, and sweets while on this diet.