The bone broth diet has become quite a new diet trend among fitness enthusiasts and health-conscious individuals as the diet claims to help you lose up to 4 inches, 15 pounds, and your wrinkles in 21 days.
Quite a claim. Right? But, is it really true? Let’s find out.
Read here to find out exactly what the bone broth diet is, how it works, and whether it can help you lose weight.
What is a bone broth diet?
The bone broth diet is basically a combination of keto, paleo, intermittent fasting, and bone broth. The diet plan involves specific days of fasting schedule and eating. Created by Kellyann Petrucci, a naturopathic doctor, the bone broth diet is of 21 days, however, it can be extended depending on your goals.
The diet promises to help lose up to 4 inches and 15 pounds in just 21 days by consuming low-carb and whole-food items during the fasting period.
How does the diet works?
For the first 5 days of the plan, you have to consume a balanced diet primarily with keto and paleo foods, including poultry, fish, eggs, healthy fats, meat, non-starchy vegetables, and bone broth. While on the diet, you need to avoid sugar, grains, alcohol, legumes, and all types of dairy products.
For the next 2 days of the week, i.e. your fast days, you can consume a maximum of 500 calories, which is usually full bone broth or bone broth plus any allowed food. The general aim is to fast 2 days per week as this can help create a caloric deficit in your diet.
On non-fasting days, you can opt for the following foods:
Protein – fish, chicken, eggs, beefFruits – berries, kiwi, melons, apples, and citrus fruits (one portion daily)Vegetables – broccoli, summer squash, asparagus, green tomatoesFlours – coconut flour, almond flourBeverages – tea, coffee, waterBroccolis can be added to your non-fasting days. (Photo via pexels/Cats Coming)
Food not to eat
The following foods are not allowed during the bone broth diet to prevent body inflammation and promote good digestive health.
Refined fatsGrains – barley, wheat, and rye, and all types of gluten-free and gluten-containing grainsPotatoesAll types of sugar such as honey, maple syrup, etc.Processed fruits –…