When we talk about diets we do it without differences between the sexes. And it is logical. What is healthy for men is healthy for women. But if what we are looking for is to stylize the figure, things change. Fat does not accumulate in the same way in both sexes. Men have a greater tendency to accumulate fat above the waist, in the belly (unlike women, who accumulate it in the hip and thighs), something that is not only unattractive, it is also dangerous.
The men middle – aged accumulate too much weight above the waist are more likely to suffer heart problems and diabetes type 2. When should we start worrying? According to the British nutritionist Vicki Edgson, at the time when the diameter of our belly is 10 cm larger than our hip.
With the diet of seven days can lose between 2 and 3 kilos and between 5 and 10 centimeters in span around the stomach
There are many things that can increase our abdominal fat: sedentary lifestyle, daily menus, fast food – and its huge amounts of sugar and salt -, alcohol, and even stress. Edgson proposes, for all those who want to reduce the size of their belly, a diet of 7 days, with which they can lose between 2 and 3 kilos and between 5 and 10 centimeters in span around the stomach Top 10 Fat Burners.
It is a crash diet, which completely eliminates refined carbohydrates, sugar and alcohol , but is not too restrictive in calories . Edgson says that men should follow a specific diet to reduce abdominal fat, which focuses on the consumption of animal protein, allowing build muscle while burning fat.
The diet also focuses on eliminating what is known as cholesterol, “bad” (LDL), present in saturated fats, and boost the consumption of “good” (HDL), which is found in fish, nuts and The grains.
The 15 keys to the perfect male diet
Although Edgson has designed the seven-day diet with specific foods and rations, he believes that the best diet for men should be designed according to a set of rules, which summarizes in 15 points, which can be followed in the maintenance diet that follows your one-week action plan.
Say no to bread
And sandwiches, cereals, pizza and pasta. Edgson says that removing these carbohydrates from the diet makes us feel more energetic.
Say yes to the protein
All animal protein is allowed, because it contains the eight essential amino acids for our body, which we can only obtain through the diet. Eggs and casserole (which is a good source of vitamins B and D) are also allowed.
Eat every four hours
We must avoid being hungry, so as not to fall into temptation. That is why Edgson recommends eating something every four hours: nuts, cereal bars, legumes … They are foods that contain many minerals, such as magnesium, that wear out a lot when we are under stress.
Dairy products are allowed
Dairy can be consumed in this diet, but only in its natural form, never sugared. The cheese should be consumed in moderation. Ice cream is the only dairy that is not allowed, because they always contain a lot of sugar.
All fish is allowed, even daily, but you can only take two servings of shellfish a week, as it has a lot of “bad” cholesterol.
Choose vegetables that grow on the ground
Plants that grow on land have a lower glycemic index than those that grow underground, so they release their energy for a longer period. In the diet, potatoes, turnips, beets and carrots are not allowed. The rest of the vegetables should be taken daily.
The legumes are rich in vegetable protein. In addition to beans, chickpeas and lentils Edgson recommends the consumption of quinoa, which can be added to salads or as garnish.
Salads are the perfect food of this diet, but it is recommended that they go well stocked so that we can take them as a single dish. The nutritionist recommends adding to the salads some protein (tuna, chicken or turkey), nuts or cheese, to avoid that we remain hungry.
Eat apples, not bananas
The fruit is limited in the diet, due to the sugar it contains. The most recommended are apples, pears and nuts. The banana should never be eaten, given its high glycemic index.
Never eat in Chinese
Asian food (Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and Chinese) is prohibited in this diet, as it usually contains high levels of added sugars, additives and thickeners. Rice is not allowed in any of its forms.
You should drink at least two liters of water a day, especially in the afternoon, when fatigue makes you dehydrate more. If you are hungry outside the four meals of the day, drink water: although it seems a truism, many people confuse hunger and thirst. The juices are prohibited, because they contain too much sugar. Teas can help you drink more water, but you should not add sugar.
Do not take light products
Many ‘light’ products reduce fat by adding sugar or salt, which is not recommended for this diet. So that there are no doubts, it is best to avoid them.
Choose suitable cooking methods
At the time of cooking you can make the dishes grilled, boiled, roasted, baked and steamed. You should never fry.
Do not drink alcohol
During the seven days of diet you should not drink any alcohol.
All sugar is prohibited
Not only should you avoid adding sugar to coffee, honey is also banned, juices, jam, soft drinks and all processed foods that contain added sugars. If your body asks you for candy at all costs you have as an alternative cinnamon, nutmeg, anise, vanilla and, of course, all the fruits allowed.