Endive Shock Diet

by Georgia Ede
Published: Last Updated on

Endive, a star food to lose weight

The Endive or Endive is a vegetable that belongs to the Asteraceae family. They form buds and can be eaten both raw and cooked. Raw is the most common way of consuming it, it is also a very healthy food, perfectly combined in any salad, in soups or stews.

Generally, raw endive has a light taste, although somewhat bitter, cooked has a more neutral flavor. For this reason, when consumed raw it is accompanied by sweeter foods or with more powerful flavors that counteract that bitter touch.

Here we offer you all the information you need to know about the benefits of endive and how it can help you lose weight , do not miss it because it is one of the most interesting vegetables for it.

What do endives give us?

Endive is a very healthy vegetable , which although its consumption is not as widespread as that of lettuce, we can substitute or combine it, since it is very healthy. Just as lettuce retains more fluid, endives are more draining and purifying, making them more interesting.

It is a highly recommended vegetable for diabetics, as it helps control blood glucose levels.

If you are diabetic and want to lose weight, here we offer you the diet for diabetics ; a healthy diet that will contribute to the improvement of your health.

The endive has its characteristic bitter taste, mainly due to two substances present in the white parts of the vegetable called lactucin and coumarin .

Both are anti-inflammatory substances , and they are truly responsible for most of the properties of endive, they are also recommended for joint problems or for high uric acid gout .

The  endive  contains mainly:

  • Vitamins: E, A, B1, B2, B6, and also C,
  • Minerals: calcium, potassium, sodium, phosphorus and magnesium.
  • Others: Folic acid, Niacin, antioxidants, beta-carotene.

Endives to lose weight?

The endive seem to have properties very beneficial , such as: it is good for the intestinal mucosa, removes gases and controls acidity, improve blood circulation, help to reduce the level of bad cholesterol and helps to increase good, and of course they are diuretic , they help you lose weight .

It also provides us with fiber , which helps us eliminate toxins quickly and fight constipation.

It contains very few calories so it is ideal to include in diets to lose weight and lose weight .

It should be remembered that crash diets are generally carried out with the aim of compensating for an excess   in calorie intake, hence the name crash .

How do you do the endive crash diet?

Then we leave you the menu of the endive crash diet , which you can do according to your interests. Remember that crash diets are designed to compensate for excess calories.

They are diets to adjust a caloric intake but not to extend over time, or to use regularly as a tool to lose weight.

Depending on your needs we have developed two different ways of doing it, so that you can choose the one that best suits you.

  • To compensate for an extra caloric intake or times of excess, we must combine a 1500 calorie diet with three alternate days of endive shock . (In the link you can see a typical menu of a 1500 calorie diet)
  • To motivate you to lose weight , before going on a diet to lose weight gradually, or when you have become stuck when it comes to losing weight; we can make the endive shock menu for 3 days in a row . Never more than three days since we could cause damage to our body due to its low caloric intake.

Endive crash diet recommendations

When we carry out the shock of the endive we must take into account the following aspects:

  • Do not exceed the two tablespoons of oil allowed daily.
  • Do not use precooked or processed foods.
  • Do not fry or coat food, nor consume sauces or fats.
  • Do not carry out intense physical exercise, since the caloric intake is very low.
  • Drink around 2 liters of water daily.
  • Try to carry out a healthy diet during the days that we do not carry out the crash.
  • Combine the diet with regular moderate physical exercise.


A coffee with skimmed milk and two whole grain biscuits with ham or turkey cold cuts and skimmed burgos cheese.
A skimmed bifidus yogurt.
Endive salad with apple and skimmed fresh cheese + baked, grilled or steamed fish.
Mid afternoon
Orange juice or skimmed bifidus yogurt.
Endive salad with vinaigrette and a French omelette with two whites and one yolk. An infusion.


Approximate nutritional analysis:

1,260 Kal. Carbohydrates: 42%, Proteins: 28%, Lipids: 30%.

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