Celery and Leek Diet

by Georgia Ede
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The celery is a vegetable that has a very high water content hence its diuretic properties . It is about 95% water . Celery is rich in vitamins b1, b2 and b6, mineral salts, potassium and sodium. Its high fiber content favors intestinal transit. It helps reduce cholesterol , high blood pressure and is of high cardiovascular interest.

From the nutritional point of view for weight loss diets it is very interesting since it provides many nutrients and few calories . For every 100 gr it will give us 15 kcal .

It is important to note that all the properties of celery are achieved by consuming it raw, clean and removing the threads. We can consume it blended or in juice. To give it a good taste we can add a few drops of lemon.

On the other hand, the leek , belonging to the family of onions and garlic, is a vegetable that stands out for its high content of vitamin K responsible for preventing bleeding, since it is responsible for coagulation.

Diets low in vitamin K can cause frequent nosebleeds, increased menstrual bleeding, bruising, etc. This protein also helps the health of our bones .

Like celery, around 95% is water and it gives us 29 kcal for every 100 gr of leek . It is also high in fiber , hence its digestive property. It has a large amount of mineral salts (potassium, iron, magnesium, calcium, phosphorus and sodium) and vitamins A, C, folates and to a lesser extent vitamin E and B complex vitamins.

A few small recommendations before starting …

  • As a snack we can consume crudités .  The crudiés are vegetables cut into sticks accompanied with a yogurt sauce, light cream cheese spread or fine herb sauce.
  • It is recommended to drink at least two liters of water daily.
  • For the piece of fruit or natural juice, it is advisable to choose between the following: Pineapple, apple, pear, kiwi, plums, tangerines, orange, grapefruit, watermelon and a combination of forest fruits (blackberries, blueberries, currants, raspberries).
  • It must be borne in mind that this is a short-term diet, very effective when starting to fight overweight, but later it is recommended to follow a healthy and varied diet, of course …, also including this food.
DAY 1
Breakfast
Option 1: An infusion with toast of turkey or york ham. Option 2: Coffee with skim milk and 3 whole grain cookies.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice or crudités
Meal
A green salad of lettuce, cucumber and celery with a chicken breast with poached leek with some mushrooms as a garnish.
Mid afternoon
Option 1: A low-fat yogurt with 2 whole grain crackers. Option 2: Infusion with two biscuits with fresh cheese or crudités.
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A fillet of tuna loin with papillote with leek, celery, carrot and broccoli with lemon and dill dressing.

 

DAY 2
Breakfast
Option 1: An infusion with toast of turkey or york ham. Option 2: Coffee with skim milk and 3 whole grain cookies.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice or crudités.
Meal
Baked fish accompanied by tomato, leek, and zucchini.
Mid afternoon
Option 1: A low-fat yogurt with 2 whole grain crackers. Option 2: Infusion with two biscuits with fresh cheese or crudités.
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A beef fillet accompanied by a green salad with celery, corn lettuce, cucumber and dill. Garnished with a dill vinaigrette.

 

DAY 3
Breakfast
Option 1: An infusion with toast of turkey or york ham. Option 2: Coffee with skim milk and 3 whole grain cookies.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice or crudités
Meal
A complete salad with celery and a turkey fillet with a sautéed mushrooms with poached leek.
Mid afternoon
Option 1: A low-fat yogurt with 2 whole grain crackers. Option 2: Infusion with two biscuits with fresh cheese or crudités.
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A barbecue of vegetables accompanied by some prawns.

 

DAY 4
Breakfast
Option 1: An infusion with toast of turkey or york ham. Option 2: Coffee with skim milk and 3 whole grain cookies.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice.
Meal
Vichyssoise accompanied by chicken with leeks in a vinaigrette.
Mid afternoon
Option 1: A low-fat yogurt with 2 whole grain crackers. Option 2: Infusion with two biscuits with fresh cheese.
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A complete salad with a grilled emperor steak or swordfish.

 

DAY 5
Breakfast
Option 1: An infusion with toast of turkey or york ham. Option 2: Coffee with skim milk and 3 whole grain cookies.
Midmorning
A piece of fruit or natural juice.
Meal
Leek and york ham quiche accompanied by a celery and leek broth.
Mid afternoon
Option 1: A low-fat yogurt with 2 whole grain crackers Option 2: Infusion with two biscuits with fresh cheese.
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Hake in papillote with leek, carrot, tomato, broccoli and potato with lemon wedges.

Recommendations for the celery and leek diet

To carry out a diet like these we must be fully aware that it is not only about eating leek and celery, but that what it is about is to increase its consumption to benefit from its properties, always combining it with other foods and in such a way that let’s get a balanced diet .

Diets that are based on a single food are very restrictive diets and that do not really benefit our body, since no food contains all the nutrients we need and therefore this type of diet puts our health at risk in a barbaric way. It is not advisable to eat a single food, as none will be able to nourish us properly.

It is important that we combine the menus correctly so that there are no nutritional deficits that could put our health at risk. We must bear in mind that we must take whole grains, proteins, fruits and vegetables. Once we achieve the desired weight, we must do a maintenance diet, a balanced diet that allows us to maintain our ideal weight.

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