Pumpkin Diet – Lose Up to 16 Pounds in 2 Weeks! Menu + Recipes

It’s pumpkin season! They are available (in plenty of varieties) and affordable. And when it’s already so, why don’t we use it? While we enjoy this delicious vegetable, we can lose some weight at the same time, because it is perfect for Pumpkin Diet.

Pumpkins are very healthy, full of antioxidants that protect your heart, immunity and prevent cancer cells. They have high levels of vitamin C, as well as vitamin E, which is crucial for the beauty of the skin. Also, they are rich in potassium – helps maintain fluid balance in the body, and magnesium – supports bone health. Pumpkin contains a lot of iron, protein, phytosterols, folic and pantothenic acid. Do not forget the pumpkin seeds that contain lecithin and zinc.

But most important, they are low-calorie, and the pumpkin pulp contains vitamin T (carnitine), which greatly accelerates metabolism, helps to burn fat deposits and develop muscle mass.

Pumpkin Diet – 7 Days Menu

It is often said that it is healthier to eat season food, and if this delicious and healthy food (which contains 5 grams of fiber per cup) helps you lose weight and detoxify the body – why not try pumpkin diet?  You can eat all kinds of pumpkin and yet lose up to 10 – 16 pounds. Pumpkin diet lasts for 14 days.

Day 1

It is recommended to eat pumpkin mostly and vegetables (except peas and potatoes).

Breakfast: 1 ½ roasted pumpkin

Snack: 1 cup roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Lunch: soup of pumpkin and vegetable (vegetables as desired, or according to the recipe) – up to half a liter

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Dinner: salad of pumpkin and vegetables and 2 boiled eggs

Day 2

It is recommended to eat pumpkin, fruits and vegetables (bananas must be consumed in limited quantities, maximum 1 ½ a day, and potatoes and peas are forbidden).

Breakfast: oatmeal with roasted pumpkin (recipe here) and ½ cup of fruit of your choice

Snack: 1 cup of fruits of your choice

Lunch: soup of pumpkin and vegetables (up to half a liter) or pie of pumpkin and fruits (recipe here) -two thin slices

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin or fruits of your choice

Dinner: 1 cup of roasted pumpkin and mixed vegetable salad

Day 3

Eat a pumpkin with proteins (meat or eggs).

Breakfast: 2 boiled eggs and zucchini fritters (recipe here)

Snack: 1 cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Lunch: 1 ½ cups of baked pumpkin or 3 zucchini fritters with 7 oz. (200 g) of meat of your choice (boiled or baked with just a few drops of oil)

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Dinner: 1 cup of baked pumpkin or 2 zucchini fritters with 5 oz. (150 g) of meat of your choice (boiled or baked with just a few drops of oil)

Day 4

Again, you’re eating pumpkin and vegetables, but potatoes and peas are allowed

Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with pumpkin and ½ cup of vegetables of your choice

Snack: 1 cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Lunch: 1 ½ cup of roasted pumpkin and up to 11 oz. (350 g) cooked or baked (without fat) potatoes

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Dinner: 1 cup of roasted pumpkin and bean salad

Day 5

Again, you’re eating pumpkin and proteins.

Breakfast: omelet with onion, 1 grated zucchini, and 2 eggs

Snack: 1 cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Lunch: 1 ½ cup of baked pumpkin or 3 zucchini fritters with 7 oz. (200 g) of meat of your choice (boiled or baked with just a few drops of oil)

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin or vegetables of your choice

Dinner: 1 cup of baked pumpkin or 2 zucchini fritters with 5 oz. (150 g) of meat of your choice (boiled or baked with just a few drops of oil)

Day 6

You can eat pumpkin and dairy products.

Breakfast: 1 cup of oatmeal with pumpkin and ½ cup of fruits of your choice

Snack: 1 cup yogurt

Lunch: 1 ½ cup of roasted pumpkin and up to 7 oz. (200 g) of non-fat cow cheese

Snack: ½ cup of roasted pumpkin, and vegetable or fruit of your choice

Dinner: pumpkin and cheese soup (up to 10 fl. oz. = 300 ml)

Day 7

Pick the menu of your favorite day of the week and repeat it.

Pumpkin Recipes for Weight Loss Diet (5 Recipes)

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