The diet we have for you today is one of the most challenging and demanding, but it’s also one of the best at the same time. It is recommended for obese individuals or if you need to lose a lot of weight in a short time.
People who have tried the so-called 900 calorie diet have reported losing between 4 and 6 kg. in just a week. Of course, it all depends on how willing are you to stick to the menu and other factors such as your weight in the beginning.
The dreaded yo-yo effect is a real possibility when you return back to your normal diet, so be very careful what you eat after you finish the cycle. Since it’s highly restrictive in terms of food and calories, we suggest consulting your doctor before trying the 900 calorie diet.
What You Shouldn’t Eat on the 900 Calorie Diet
- Pastry (except for rye bread)
- All fats and oils
- Cured and salty types of meat
What Can You Eat on the 900 Calorie Diet?
- Dairy products
- Vegetables (except potatoes)
- Fruits (except apples)
- Chicken, turkey, and beef (no fatty pieces)
- You can eat smaller meals more often – experts recommend 5 meals every day
- You can drink coffee and tea, but no sugar in it
- Avoid sodas and sugary drinks
900 Calorie Diet Menu
Breakfast: 100 gr. cooked beef, 20 gr. peas, half an apple, a cup of coffee
Snack: 1 boiled egg
Lunch: a bowl of vegetable soup, boiled or steamed chicken meat, cucumber salad, half a cup of fruit
Snack: 1 apple
Dinner: 100 gr. roasted or boiled fish, 1 cup boiled rice, cabbage salad with fresh lemon juice
Breakfast: 100 gr. cooked beef, a cup of tea or coffee
Snack: 1 boiled egg, a cup of tea or coffee
Lunch: a bowl of vegetable soup, 150 gr. roasted chicken (no oil), 1 cup of fruit
Dinner:steamed chicken meat (100 gr.), green salad
Breakfast:a piece of rye bread with some ham, a cup of coffee, apple for dessert
Snack:1 boiled egg
Lunch:a bowl of vegetable soup, 100 gr. boiled fish, cabbage salad with fresh lemon juice
Dinner:100 gr. cooked beef, a cup of tea with a bit of low-fat milk
Breakfast:150 gr. steamed fish, a cup of tea or coffee
Snack:1 boiled egg
Lunch:a bowl of vegetable soup, 100 gr. cooked beef, cucumber salad, a cup of tea
Dinner:100 gr. cooked fish, cabbage salad with fresh lemon juice
Breakfast:100 gr. of cooked fish, a cup of coffee or tea
Snack:1 cooked egg with no oil
Lunch:a bowl of vegetable soup, a bit of boiled rice with 150 gr. of cooked chicken or turkey meat
Snack:200 gr. of berries
Dinner:1 boiled egg
Breakfast:cooked turkey breast (no oil), a cup of coffee or tea
Snack:200 ml. low-fat milk
Lunch:a small bowl of carrot soup, 100 gr. steamed meat of your choice, boiled rice, green salad
Snack:200 gr. of berries (fresh)
Dinner:100 gr. boiled meat of your choice
Breakfast:a cup of kefir or low-fat yogurt
Snack:100 gr. boiled or steamed fish
Lunch:a bowl of vegetable soup, 150 gr. cooked chicken meat, cucumber salad, a cup of tea
Dinner:100 gr. cooked chicken meat and 20 gr. boiled peas
Note: every day before going to bed you can have a cup of low-fat yogurt. It will satisfy your hunger and help you sleep better.
Who Should Avoid This Diet?
The diet is not recommended for pregnant women and people with a high level of physical activity. It is also not recommended if you’ve had surgery recently.
Pros of the 900 Calorie diet
- Works pretty fast
- A variety of foods to pick from
- Cheap and easy-to-prepare meals
- No physical activity
Cons of the 900 Calorie Diet
- It only lasts for a week. Stay on it for longer and it may harm your metabolism and weaken your muscles
- You might feel dizzy at the beginning of the diet – if this occurs, raise your calorie intake
- Not suitable for people who are used to eat big meals
Can I Repeat the Cycle?
Unfortunately, you can’t repeat the diet plan after less than a month. The diet is pretty restrictive and therefore difficult for your body. Also, once you finish the cycle, don’t go back to your normal menu immediately. Instead, add foods back to your menu slowly. If you want to avoid the yo-yo effect, eat meals similar to the menu – this should keep your weight in check.