The melon is one of the most characteristic fruit especially in hot weather. Not everyone knows, however, that it can also be a very valuable ally to lose weight. Know its properties and see how it can be included in a rich and balanced diet, to lose a few kg more.
Properties of the melon
Belonging to the Cucurbitaceae family , as well as watermelon and pumpkin, it is the product of the plant called Cucumis Melo.
It is thought to be native to Asia, which currently appears to be the largest producer of these fruits in the world. Composed of more than 90% of water, it is a very thirst-quenching and diuretic fruit.
It also has good doses of carbohydrates and fibers. It is also very rich in mineral salts, among which the great presence of potassium stands out, indispensable for the reintegration of liquids lost through sweating in summer.
But we also find phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, sodium and calcium, all very useful for our health.
For what concerns the vitamins, the presence of A, but also C and some of the B group, mainly B1, B2, B3 and B6 stand out.
There is a massive presence of beta – carotene , which helps us to have a good color during the summer and which can also protect us from the sun’s rays. Finally, it does not have a large caloric intake. Suffice it to say that 100 g relate to 90 of water and only 34 calories. This is why it can safely be included in a weight loss diet.
Melon diet: what to eat
Let’s see, now, what to eat in case you want to follow the aforementioned melon diet . We find many of them nowadays almost everywhere. In any case, we always suggest that you turn to a nutritionist or a dietician, to make sure you have a balanced diet, which does not cause such shortcomings.
Here, by way of example, a type of weekly scheme to follow a diet based on our orange food.
Every day there is the same breakfast: melon and watermelon smoothie, two wholemeal rusks. For the snack, however, a thin yogurt will be fine in the morning and a glass of skim milk in the afternoon.
On Monday, at lunch we can opt for grilled turkey, salad and a melon sorbet. At dinner, 60 g of brown rice, ham and melon (70 g of ham and three slices of the fruit).
On Tuesday, instead, at lunch we will choose sliced and grilled vegetables, plus two balls of fruit ice-cream. At dinner, 100 g of cheese, a slice of wholemeal bread, salad and fruit salad with melon and apricots.
For Wednesdays, grilled fish with vegetables, plus three slices of our fruit; for dinner, 60 g of spaghetti with tomato sauce and granita with our fruit.
On Thursday, we can opt for pizza with vegetables plus three slices of the fruit, while at dinner we will choose carpaccio of bresaola with rocket and lemon, plus the fruit salad we have already seen.
Finally, on Fridays: lunch with caprese, plus two balls of melon and strawberry ice-cream, dinner with salads where the fruit will be present, plus 30 g of wholemeal bread.
Now, after 2 weeks of trying it. See kailangan ko pa pumunta ng SM kasi sa mga malls lang may melon and if you buy dapat damihan mo lalo na pag malayo.
So far, there is a dip in the weighing scale ha. About a kilo was lost after 2 weeks. Pero that is because I did not anything to supplement this.
Ibig sabihin yung normal ko na diet, and no additional diet and even exercise yung usual ko lang.
So definitely I can say na merong effect and melon. One thing you will notice is that your bowel movement is good.
Best advice ko lang is you can just eat na lang the melon raw. Or follow the steps above if you wish to incorporate it with your food.