Watermelon diet, its options and contraindications

Fall is a generous time and the best time for a watermelon diet. Why is the watermelon diet good, you ask? Does it suit everyone? What is its particularity? Today I am going to reveal the secrets of the watermelon diet to you.

The watermelon diet is one of the most delicious mono diets and is great for watermelon lovers. It not only helps to lose weight, but also improves the health of the whole human body. The watermelon diet is especially helpful for obesity, insomnia, atherosclerosis, anemia, constipation, arthritis, gout, liver and bile duct disease, and loss of strength.

The essence of the watermelon diet

Throughout the diet, you should eat only watermelons. Nutritionists believe that 1 kilogram of watermelon should be consumed per 10 kilograms of body weight, and watermelon should be taken 5-6 times a day. However, I want to warn you that if the watermelon is very sweet, then weighing 80 kilograms and eating in the proposed mode (you need to eat 8 kilograms), then you can not lose weight, but, on the contrary, only gain it.

It is well known that 100 grams of watermelon contains 38 kilocalories. Therefore, with a daily requirement of 1500 kilocalories, it is allowed to eat no more than 4 kilograms of watermelon. I propose to choose the golden mean: with a weight of about 60 kilograms (or less) it is allowed to eat up to 3 kilograms of sweet berries, weighing more than 70 kilograms - no more than 4 kilograms of fruit, ifwatermelon is very sweet.

You can lose weight up to two kilograms per day with such a diet.


If you have read my article: The Beneficial Properties of Watermelon, then remember that watermelon contains soluble sugars (fructose, glucose, maltose, sucrose), as well as fiber and pectin fiber. They speed up metabolic processes in the body, help reduce appetite, remove excess fluid and reduce body fat. All of this contributes to weight loss. In addition, pectin lowers the level of cholesterol and lowers the level of sugar in the blood, removes toxic substances from the body and normalizes the intestinal microflora.

Be aware that before starting a watermelon diet, it is best to check your body's reaction to the active use of watermelon. To do this, consume 400-500 grams of watermelon per day in addition to the usual diet for 3-4 days. If you don't feel uncomfortable (gas, increased stools, heaviness in the abdomen), you can start.

Watermelon diet options

There are several options for the watermelon diet.

  1. Fasting Day - a one-day watermelon diet. During the day, you should eat only watermelon (about 5-6 times), as much as you can, but do not get too carried away. Remember the number of calories per day. Also, keep in mind that to avoid swelling in the morning, the last time a watermelon should be taken 5 hours before bedtime.
  2. A lighter option - for 5 days, three times a day, 1 hour before meals, eat 1-2 kilograms of watermelon. Then you can eat ordinary food, but you need to exclude sweet (chocolate, candies, pies) and salty (middle, chips, pistachios, peanuts).
  3. 5 Day Watermelon Diet - During this time we eat watermelon, like on fasting day, but you can pamper yourself with 2-3 slices of rye or whole grain bread if you are very hungry. Bread will provide you with the energy you need. Remember that the last piece of bread should be eaten before 4 p. m. , otherwise the body will not be able to digest it before sleeping. If you suffer from gastritis, replace rye bread with whole grains.
  4. Soft diet - allows you to replace watermelon in any of the meals with cooked or boiled vegetables or cereals (breakfast or dinner). It's up to you to decide which option suits you best.
  5. Combined option - recommended for 4 days

First breakfast: 150-200 grams of low-fat cottage cheese and 3 slices of watermelon.

Second breakfast: 1-2 slices of watermelon.

Lunch: 1 bowl of rice porridge (in water, but you can add salt) and 3 slices of watermelon.

Afternoon snack: 50 grams of low-fat cottage cheese and 1-2 slices of watermelon.

Dinner: 1 bowl of rice porridge (in water, but you can add salt) and 1 slice of watermelon.

This diet option is due to the fact that rice supports the intestines in a normal mode (after all, 70% of watermelon is liquid), and cottage cheese, in the doses used in the diet, fully compensates for the loss of calcium with l'active use of watermelon.

After following a watermelon diet for several days, you can lose 3-6 kilograms, but in order to avoid unwanted complications, you need to properly withdraw from the diet. After the end of the diet, it is recommended to eat in a certain mode for 2 weeks: for breakfast - porridge on water (rice, buckwheat, oatmeal) and a small amount of protein food (cheese, cheesecottage, eggs); for lunch - lean meat, fish, chicken with vegetables, for dinner - watermelon. Then in 15 days you can lose up to 8 kilograms.

Feature of watermelon diet

This diet not only helps in weight loss, but is a regimen of youth and beauty. As a result of the diet, the body is rid of toxins and radionuclides, the skin becomes younger and elastic, fine wrinkles are smoothed, the complexion improves, cellulite becomes less pronounced, the hair acquires a beautiful shine, the nails are getting stronger.

But not everything is so perfect, there are contraindications to the watermelon diet.

Contraindications to the watermelon diet

Watermelon pulp is a strong diuretic, causing severe stress on the kidneys. The watermelon diet is prohibited for kidney stones, as it can cause their movement and lead to renal colic.

It is contraindicated in pyelonephritis, problems with the gastrointestinal tract, prostate.

For people with cardiovascular diseases, this diet can be used only after consulting a doctor, because the diet excretes potassium and sodium salts from the body, which are so necessary for the functioning of the heart muscle.