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Let’s be honest, how many of us actually enjoy dieting? For food lovers, it can be a torturous yet necessary thing if you’re looking to shed a couple of inches. Unfortunately, some of the most common ways to lose weight would be to begin working out and watching what you eat.

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If you dread dieting as much as we do, we’re here to introduce to you a new trending menu that will not only change your mind about diet foods, but can also potentially help you lose up to 2kg in just one week!

There are many types of diets and even specific weight loss recipes for your individual needs. Now, there are even fat-reducing foods to aid you in your weight loss journey by helping to accelerate your metabolism and burn off excess fat.

Day 1

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Breakfast: One soft-boiled egg, a cup of sugar-free soy milk
Lunch: A bowl of winter melon soup, a bowl of rice, pickled cucumbers, and other side dishes
Dinner: A plate of fruits with at least two or more fruits

The fat-reducing ingredient for day one is winter melon! From the perspective of Chinese medicine, winter melon is a ‘cooling’ food that helps to clear away heat while detoxifying your body.

Winter melon is also very effective for reducing edema, which is swelling that is caused by fluid trapped in your body’s tissues.

It is best to cook the winter melon very thoroughly with the skin left on in order for it to be the most effective. This also helps with removing excess visceral fat from the body, which aids weight loss.

Day 2

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Breakfast: A tea egg and a bowl of white rice
Lunch: One scrambled egg with leeks (you can also add a bit of meat), and a half bowl of rice
Dinner: A plate of fruits with at least two or more fruits

Day two’s fat-reducing ingredient is the delicious leek. Leeks are rich in calcium, iron, proteins, and other vitamins, and are also very rich in fibre which helps to promote gastrointestinal movement and accelerate your intestinal metabolism.

Day 3

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Breakfast: A bowl of oatmeal porridge
Lunch: Fried kelp (you can fry it with some sesame oil or soy sauce for flavour, and add a little meat to the dish) and a steamed bun
Dinner: A cucumber and lettuce salad (use only a little olive oil and vinegar for the dressing)

Day three puts the spotlight on kelp and its wide variety of minerals and vitamins, which help to reduce the body’s fat accumulation in the heart, blood vessels, and intestines.

Kelp also helps to clear away the heat as it detoxifies the body, and has the effect of reducing fat and lowering blood pressure, making it the perfect weight loss ingredient.

Day 4

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Breakfast: Two sweet potatoes
Lunch: White radish seasoned with some soy sauce and sesame oil, some meat, and a bowl of porridge
Dinner: Fruit salad

White radish is the star of day four, and it is efficient in removing oil. White radish also contains minerals that can lower blood pressure and blood lipids (fat in the blood).

Day 5

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Breakfast: White porridge
Lunch: A plate of fried bean sprouts (seasoned with a little salt or pepper, or add some meat), and half a bowl of rice
Dinner: A cucumber and lettuce salad

Day five introduces bean sprouts, which have a refreshing taste and help to relieve any greasiness. It also contains a variety of plant proteins and vitamins, and have the added benefit of having diuretic (helps to rid your body of salt and water), anti-edema, and fat-reducing effects.

Day 6

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Breakfast: Two hard-boiled eggs
Lunch: Fried fungus (prepared with a little sesame oil, soy sauce, or with some meat added), and a bowl of porridge
Dinner: A cucumber and lettuce salad

Day six features fungus, which is not only high protein and low in fat, but also has plenty of cellulose. Fungi contain polysaccharides, which are natural polymers found in food that are known for their high nutritive value.

Plus, they have positive effects on our immune and digestive functions and detoxification system. Polysaccharide also helps to reduce blood lipids and cholesterol, and effectively inhibit fat accumulation.

Day 7

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Breakfast: A bowl of oatmeal porridge
Lunch: Two cucumbers (either fried or tossed, and you can choose to add some meat), and a bowl of porridge
Dinner: A fruit meal with more than two kinds of fruits

A common ingredient in this menu, cucumber is also the featured fat-reducing food of the last day. It is rich in fibre, which helps to promote metabolism and accelerate your bowel movements. It can also inhibit the conversion of sugars into fat, helping stave off weight gain in the long run.