Want to get rid of excess weight in an effective but safe way? Learn about the OXY diet, which is becoming increasingly popular. What are its assumptions? What can you eat and what not? Are there any contraindications to its use? All this you will learn from the following article.
OXY diet – what is it?
The OXY diet is a protein-rotation diet, which is based on four phases. Each of them lasts seven days. It is somewhat similar to the well-known Dukan diet, but, experts say, it has no adverse effects on the kidneys or liver and is supposed to negate the yo-yo effect.
One of the most important elements is drinking – every day – special OXY shakes, consisting of cranberries, kefir and wheat bran. Such a shake is rich in antioxidants and nutrients, stimulates metabolism, cleanses the urinary tract and reduces feelings of fatigue, heaviness or bowel problems.
The OXY diet can be carried out in different variations – classic, vegetarian and vegetarian version with fish.
4 seven-day phases of the OXY diet
As we have already mentioned, the OXY diet is divided into four phases. These are:
- detox – the first phase, whose task is to cleanse and prepare the body for weight loss. The daily menu is dominated by vegetables and fruits;
- fat burning – faster weight reduction by burning body fat. We consume most animal protein (chicken, turkey, lean sausage, lean dairy, eggs, tuna, cod) with a small addition of low-carbohydrate vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, spinach, onions and green beans. Cereal products and fruits, on the other hand, are inadvisable;
- step – the so-called consolidation of weight loss effects. The menu is enriched with plant-based protein (in the ratio of 50:50 to animal protein), with pulses, chickpeas, peas, soybeans, tofu, dairy products, as well as fish, cereals, quinoa and crisp breads. Less, however, is meat;
- balance – the stabilization stage, where the excluded products, i.e. fats and carbohydrates, are introduced into the menu (although further in fairly small amounts), i.e. whole-grain bread, fruits and oatmeal.
Contraindications to switching to the OXY diet
As with any diet, it is necessary to consult a doctor in advance. Health problems may be a contraindication to the OXY diet. Who should not opt for it? First of all, pregnant and breastfeeding women, diabetics, people with diseased kidneys and liver, with stomach and duodenal ulcers and kidney stones. On top of that, also people with confirmed food intolerance and allergy to protein or elevated liver test values.
The OXY diet is not for everyone, but many people opt for it, achieving the weight reduction of their dreams. Importantly, after completing the fourth phase, daily meals should be balanced, to which it is also worth including physical activity. This way you will avoid the yo-yo effect and maintain the results.
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