Diets

Seafood diet

General rules

A seafood diet is a non-trivial, effective, satisfying and gastronomically attractive method of getting rid of excess body weight, which, in addition to the very effect of losing weight, allows the human body to get enough of many useful substances that are typical for representatives of marine flora and fauna.

The only relative drawback of such a diet is the rather considerable cost of certain seafood and their availability for some areas remote from the sea, which nevertheless does not prevent this diet from gaining an increasing number of fans and admirers.

Dietitians practicing the appointment of seafood for weight loss, subject to strict adherence to their recommendations regarding the use of all dishes of such a diet, including seafood and additional permitted foods, predict a gradual and stable weight loss throughout the diet, in which one week you can free your body from 2-3 kilograms of excess weight.

Seafood and their beneficial properties

Typical seafood includes all edible organisms of plant and animal origin, caught from the oceans with the exception of mammals and fish, although the diet of a seafood diet can in no way do without fish dishes, which occupy a significant place in it.

From seafood, which are the basis for dietary dishes, the following are distinguished:

  • octopuses (octopuses) - cephalopods with a soft, short, oval body of various sizes, equipped with eight long tentacles;
  • leaf-gill or bivalve (scallops, mussels, oysters) - a class of sedentary mollusks with a mutually flattened body enclosed in a bivalve shell;
  • decapod crustaceans (crabs, lobsters, lobsters) - a family of large marine crayfish or crustacean creatures;
  • cephalopods ten-armed mollusks (squids) - marine predators with a torpedo streamlined body;
  • crustaceans (shrimps) are also representatives of the order of decapods of various sizes;
  • seaweeds (kelp, arama, nori, hijiki) are macroscopic multicellular organisms of plant origin.

Many of the seafoods described above abound in unsaturated fats (including omega 3 acids), high quality proteins, vitamins (AT6, BUT, AT 12, E, D), and are also rich in microelements such as zinc, calcium, iron, sulfur, iodine, magnesium, copper, potassium, selenium and phosphorus.

For residents of coastal marine areas, seafood is an essential element of a balanced diet. They are easily absorbed by the human body and also contain a minimum number of calories and nutrients. For example, 100 grams of oysters account for only 2 grams of fat, and even less in shrimp (1.5 g / 100 g).

Due to the positive properties of useful substances included in seafood, nutritionists prescribe them to patients with pathologies digestive and cardiovascular systems, as well as overweight people.

In particular antioxidant seafood qualities contribute to the quickest restoration of damaged tissues and prevent early aging, and polyunsaturated acids beneficial effects on plasma reduction processes cholesterol, increase intercellular metabolism and increase vascular elasticity.

The positive effect of iodine-containing seafood on patients with pathologies from the side is also noted. thyroid gland and other endocrine glands.

People whose diet often includes rich seafood omega 3 acidsare much less likely to suffer depressed and anxiety insomnia and irritability. Such people are distinguished by a stable calm nervous system, excellent psychological health and good mood.

Another useful substance of the representatives of the deep sea is the amino acid taurineable to stabilize blood pressure, normalize the metabolic processes of potassium and other trace elements, as well as maintain a normal level whey sugar.

In addition, seafood is quite strong. aphrodisiac and due to the high concentration of zinc and selenium in them, they increase the synthesis sex hormones, which means they increase female and male libido.

Composition and calorie content of seafood

Crustaceans (lobsters, crabs, lobsters)

100 grams of these armored sea creatures contain only 1-2 g of fat, 16-19 g of protein and no carbohydrates at all, which is why their meat is most suitable for dietary nutrition in order to reduce weight. In addition, crustaceans contain a lot of copper and zinc, which give strength and increase immunity, as well as phosphorus, which is indispensable for the bone and nervous system, while polyunsaturated fats are practically absent. The average calorie content of 100 grams of crustaceans is 90 kcal.

Crustacean decapod marine creatures form one of the foundations of the first and second courses of the diet on seafood and in many ways ensure its effectiveness.

Shrimp

These seafood are a storehouse of vitamins and minerals useful for the human body and are considered one of the most protein. 100 grams of shrimp include about 19-22 g of protein against a background of low fat content - 1-1.5 g and carbohydrates - 0.5-15 g. In addition, shrimp meat is rich vitamin b12necessary for the nervous and circulatory system, as well as iodine, useful for iodine deficiency diseases, the amount of which is 100 times higher than that in beef. The average calorie content of 100 grams of shrimp is 100 kcal.

In the variety of dietary regimes for weight loss, there is also a separate shrimp diet, and therefore the question of whether it is possible to eat them with a seafood diet is not even posed. These representatives of the marine fauna simply must be included in such a diet.

Squid

By the amount of protein (16 g / 100 g), squids are inferior to shrimps, but they are slightly superior to fats (1.5 g / 100 g) and carbohydrates (3 g / 100 g). Squids have a high percentage of content vitamins PP and AT 6 and valuable mineral elements (phosphorus, copper, iron, iodine). Squid products have a pleasant taste, significant nutritional value and a general strengthening effect on the human body, especially the male, due to which squid meat was called "sea ginseng". The average calorie content of 100 grams of squid is 95 kcal.

As in the previous case, the question of whether it is possible to eat squids on a seafood diet is rather rhetorical in nature, since even a separate diet on squids will contribute to apparent weight loss.

Scallops

100 grams of this delicious seafood includes approximately 12 g of protein, 0.5 g of fat, 3 g of carbohydrates, as well as a large amount B vitamins and easily digestible by the body substances of mineral origin (iodine, cobalt, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, manganese, etc.). Scallops can reduce plasma cholesterol and have a beneficial effect on the state of the nervous system. The average calorie content of 100 grams of scallops is 70 kcal.

Oysters

The nutritional value of oysters and their positive effect on the human body are due to the beneficial substances that enter them. 100 grams of oyster meat contains an average of 9 g of protein, 2 g of fat, 4.5 g of carbohydrates. In addition, a huge amount of fatty acids (including omega 3), minerals (most copper, zinc and iron) and B vitamins. In addition to the delicate taste, oysters are known for their tonic effects on the nervous and immune systems, as well as for enhancing male libido. The average calorie content of 100 grams of oysters is 70 kcal.

Mussels

These mollusks are characterized by high nutritional value, delicate taste and some medicinal qualities. In 100 grams of mussel meat there are about 12 g of protein, 2 g of fat, 3.5 g of carbohydrates. Eating mussels stimulates blood formation, improves digestion, strengthens the immune system and increases the general tone of the body and its resistance to radiation. These marine life contain an impressive amount glycogen, more than 30 different micro and macro elements, many vitamins (AT, D, E) and a number of useful enzymes. Clinically proven antioxidant activity of mussels and their ability to reduce the risk of development oncological diseases and arthritis. The average calorie content of 100 grams of mussels is 80 kcal.

Subject to a seafood diet, all of the above mollusks are most often used as the basis for the preparation of soups and salads or are used separately.

Octopus

These octopus inhabitants of the deep sea are useful for humans with their protein compounds, which have high biological activity and various vitamins (riboflavin, thiamine etc.), some unique trace elements and extractive substances. For 100 grams of octopus meat, almost 15 g of protein, a little more than 1 g of fat and 2.2 g of carbohydrates. The average calorie content of 100 grams of octopus is 80 kcal.

In seafood diets, octopus meat is best added to various salads and main courses.

Laminaria (seaweed)

Seaweed is an algae that grows on the seabed, so they absorb many micro and macro elements (iodine, magnesium, bromine, iron), vitamins (A, C, E, AT) and other compounds necessary for the human body that help him fight hypertension, stressful conditions, digestive problems, depressed etc. For 100 grams of kelp, 0.9 g of protein is 0.2 g of fat and 3 g of carbohydrates. The average calorie content of 100 seaweed is 25 kcal.

As part of a dietary diet for seafood, kelp is a salt substitute and a source of nutrients.

Sea fish

By the percentage of nutrients, sea fish, not counting fatty species (halibut, herring, mackerel, salmon, etc.), are similar to lobsters and crabs. Depending on the variety of low-fat fish, it may contain 14-20 g of protein and 1.5-3 g of fat (carbohydrates are absent), as well as a lot of fatty acids (in particular omega-3), vitamins, phosphorus and other minerals. Fish diet or eating just sea fish perfectly prevents the accumulation of cholesterol on the vascular walls, strengthens the structure of bones and hair, increases its own immunity. The average calorie content of 100 grams of sea fish, depending on its variety, ranges from 100-120 kcal.

Although fish are not classified as seafood, it is an important component of such a diet and is designed to balance and diversify its diet.

Seafood selection

The right choice of seafood used in diet food, especially for areas remote from the open spaces of the sea, is a rather important point that will help to acquire high-quality ingredients for the diet and avoid poisoning, possible if the conditions of the previous transportation and storage are not observed. It is worth noting that most of the seafood gets on the shelves in frozen or canned form, while shrimps, mussels and crabs are usually already boiled, and the rest of the products (fish, squid, other shellfish, etc.) are raw.

To select quality seafood, you need to pay attention to the following circumstances:

  • The primary packaging of frozen seafood should be intact and free from pieces of ice or snow (damaged packaging in almost 100% of cases speaks in favor of spoilage of the product).
  • The ice coating on the seafood itself should be transparent and thin, not exceeding 6% of the total mass of the product (a denser coating can significantly increase the cost of production).
  • Even frozen seafood should have a fresh and attractive appearance (visually sluggish or crumpled products, most likely have already been thawed).
  • Sash shells of bivalve mollusks should fit snugly against each other, and the shells of crustaceans must be shiny.
  • If you buy a mixture of different seafood (a cocktail of seafood), all its individual components must be clearly distinguishable (if you find fragments of shells, small parts of seafood, algae and other foreign matter in the package, you should refuse to purchase).
  • Pickled seafood brine should be clean and transparent (canned seafood is poorly suited for diet because of its high salt content).
  • The date of manufacture or the final date of sale on the packaging should be clearly visible and not sealed with an extraneous sticker (this applies to all other related information about the product and its manufacturer).
  • For each individual batch of seafood in the store there must be a certificate of quality.

Seafood storage

Fresh seafood must be purchased in an amount equal to the daily diet, after which during the day to prepare the necessary dietary dishes from them. Keeping fresh seafood for more than 24 hours is not recommended even in the refrigerator.

Pre-frozen seafood should be purchased at the best-proven specialist stores with a good reputation. Provided that the freezing is preserved (the quick movement of products from the store to the home freezer without defrosting them), you can take marine delicacies immediately for the entire diet and defrost them gradually as necessary. It should be remembered that the process of defrosting seafood is carried out on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator and therefore takes time.

Types of Seafood Diet

To date, nutritionists have developed two popular options for dietary food on seafood, which are distinguished by their duration, the ration of acceptable foods and set goals for weight loss.

Fast diet

The first quick version of such a diet is designed for only 3 days and involves the use of exclusively certain seafood, a single serving of which should not exceed 250 grams, and ideally be 100 grams. The diet of a fast diet requires the rejection of many familiar dishes and consists of 4 meals a day, prepared only from recommended seafood. Naturally, such a nutritious diet is far from being balanced, and therefore it can only be adhered to for a short time. Within just 3 days, the option of a quick diet on seafood provides the opportunity to get rid of 2-3 extra pounds of weight.

Long diet

The second version of this diet regimen is designed for a maximum of 21 days and allows you to include in the diet all available seafood and some other food mainly from fruits and vegetables. The basis of such a diet should be the first and second courses of seafood and / or marine low-fat fish, complemented by other recommended products. Throughout this diet, you should practice five meals a day and avoid eating junk food.This diet is balanced much better than the previous one and, nevertheless, should be limited to 3 weeks, during which you can lose 5-7 kilograms of excess body weight.

Allowed Products

Fast diet

When choosing a quick diet option, you can eat certain seafood, including:

  • shrimp and crab;
  • mussels, scallops, raps;
  • squid;
  • sea ​​kale;
  • low-fat varieties of sea fish (blue whiting, hake, cod, etc.).

From drinking products should be left only:

  • mineral water without gas (up to 2 liters in 24 hours);
  • low-fat kefir (1-2 glasses per day);
  • green and herbal tea (without sugar and other sweeteners);
  • natural coffee (in rare cases).

You can season all cooked dishes only with olive oil and lemon juice (it can also be added to mineral water).

Long diet

Compared with a fast diet, a long-term diet is quite diverse and includes all available seafood and low-fat varieties of sea fish.

Throughout this diet, you can additionally consume:

  • diet cereal, bran bread, whole grain breads;
  • unsweetened fruits (oranges, apples, grapefruits, avocados, lemons);
  • greens (dill, spinach, parsley, cilantro, salad);
  • a variety of vegetables (tomatoes, bell peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, broccoli, onions);
  • dairy products (low-fat kefir, hard cheese, yogurt, cottage cheese).

Of natural sweets, you can sometimes allow:

  • candy;
  • marshmallows;
  • marmalade.

Of non-alcoholic beverages should be preferred:

  • mineral water without gas;
  • natural unsweetened juices;
  • green and herbal tea (without sugar and other sweeteners).

Just as in the previous case, you can season all cooked dishes only with olive oil and lemon juice (it can also be added to mineral water).

Approved Product Table

Proteins, gFats, gCarbohydrates, gCalories, kcal

Vegetables and greens

eggplant1,20,14,524
zucchini0,60,34,624
cabbage1,80,14,727
cilantro2,10,51,923
green onion1,30,04,619
onion1,40,010,441
carrot1,30,16,932
cucumbers0,80,12,815
salad pepper1,30,05,327
parsley3,70,47,647
salad1,20,31,312
beet1,50,18,840
asparagus1,90,13,120
tomatoes0,60,24,220
pumpkin1,30,37,728
dill2,50,56,338
spinach2,90,32,022

Fruits

avocado2,020,07,4208
oranges0,90,28,136
bananas1,50,221,895
grapefruit0,70,26,529
pears0,40,310,942
star apple0,50,415,367
kiwi1,00,610,348
lemons0,90,13,016
peaches0,90,111,346
apples0,40,49,847

Bakery products

bran bread7,51,345,2227
whole grain bread10,12,357,1295

Confectionery

marshmallows0,80,078,5304
fruit and berry marmalade0,40,076,6293
paste0,50,080,8310

Milk products

kefir 1%2,81,04,040
fermented baked milk 1%3,01,04,240
acidophilus 0.1%3,00,13,931
natural yogurt 2%4,32,06,260

Cheeses and cottage cheese

cheese24,129,50,3363
cottage cheese 0.1%16,70,12,076

Fish and seafood

caviar36,010,20,0123
squid21,22,82,0122
flounder16,51,80,083
mullet21,00,40,0124
crab meat6,01,010,073
shrimp22,01,00,097
langoustine20,61,52,4112
lobster18,80,90,590
mussels9,11,50,050
mollusks16,71,10,077
seafood15,51,00,185
sea ​​kale0,85,10,049
sea ​​bass15,31,50,079
octopus18,20,00,073
blue whiting16,10,9-72
cod17,70,7-78
tuna23,01,0-101
fresh oysters14,06,00,395
hake16,62,20,086

Oils and Fats

olive oil0,099,80,0898

Soft Drinks

mineral water0,00,00,0-
coffee0,20,00,32
green tea0,00,00,0-

Juices and compotes

Pineapple juice0,30,111,448
Orange juice0,90,28,136
lime juice0,00,08,225
lemon juice0,90,13,016
Apple juice0,40,49,842
* data are per 100 g of product

Fully or partially restricted products

For any dietary choice in seafood, it is first necessary to exclude salt and sugar, or at least significantly limit their consumption. Similar recommendations also apply to other seasonings and spices.

Likewise, it is best to remove from your diet:

  • meat of animals and poultry (especially fried or smoked);
  • fatty dishes;
  • flour and pasta products;
  • confectionery;
  • alcohol products;
  • cereals;
  • sweet compotes, nectars;
  • sparkling water.

Prohibited Products Table

Proteins, gFats, gCarbohydrates, gCalories, kcal

Mushrooms

mushrooms3,52,02,530

Nuts and dried fruits

nuts15,040,020,0500
dried fruits2,30,668,2286

Snacks

potato chips5,530,053,0520
caramel popcorn5,38,776,1401
salted popcorn7,313,562,7407

Cereals and cereals

buckwheat4,52,325,0132
semolina3,03,215,398
millet porridge4,71,126,1135
rice6,70,778,9344
barley porridge11,52,065,8310

Flour and Pasta

wheat flour9,21,274,9342
barley flour10,01,656,1284
pasta10,41,169,7337
noodles12,03,760,1322
spaghetti10,41,171,5344
paste10,01,171,5344
pancakes6,112,326,0233
vareniki7,62,318,7155
dumplings11,912,429,0275

Bakery products

loaf7,52,950,9264
bagels16,01,070,0336
buns7,26,251,0317
pita8,10,757,1274
bun7,68,856,4334
donut5,613,038,8296
bread7,52,146,4227

Confectionery

jam0,30,263,0263
jam0,30,156,0238
jelly2,70,017,979
candies4,319,867,5453
biscuits7,511,874,9417
jam0,40,258,6233
dough7,91,450,6234

Ice cream

ice cream3,76,922,1189

Cakes

cake4,423,445,2407

Chocolate

chocolate5,435,356,5544

Raw materials and seasonings

seasonings7,01,926,0149
mayonnaise2,467,03,9627
ground black pepper10,43,338,7251
sugar0,00,099,7398
sugar syrup0,20,070,5285
salt0,00,00,0-
tomato sauce1,77,84,580
fructose0,00,099,8399

Milk products

milk3,23,64,864
cream2,820,03,7205
sour cream2,820,03,2206

Meat products

pork16,021,60,0259
fat2,489,00,0797
beef18,919,40,0187
veal19,71,20,090
mutton15,616,30,0209
bacon23,045,00,0500
cutlets16,620,011,8282
steak27,829,61,7384

Sausages

cooked sausage13,722,80,0260
smoked sausage28,227,50,0360
smoked sausage16,244,60,0466
cured / dried sausage24,138,31,0455
smoked sausage9,963,20,3608
liverwurst14,428,52,2326
sausages10,131,61,9332
sausages12,325,30,0277
pork sausages10,033,00,0337

Bird

chicken16,014,00,0190
turkey19,20,70,084
duck16,561,20,0346
goose16,133,30,0364

Oils and Fats

butter0,582,50,8748
cream margarine0,582,00,0745
animal fat0,099,70,0897

Alcoholic beverages

absinthe0,00,08,8171
brandy0,00,00,5225
whiskey0,00,00,4235
vodka0,00,00,1235
cognac0,00,00,1239
liquor0,31,117,2242
beer0,30,04,642
port wine0,40,012,0163
tequila1,40,324,0231
champagne0,20,05,088

Soft Drinks

soda water0,00,00,0-
cola0,00,010,442
lemonade0,00,06,426
pepsi0,00,08,738
sprite0,10,07,029
fanta0,00,011,748
energy drink0,00,011,345

Juices and compotes

compote0,50,019,581
jelly0,20,016,768
* data are per 100 g of product

Menu (Power Schedule)

Fast diet

The option of a quick seafood diet is quite “tough” and unbalanced, and therefore you can stick to it for a maximum of 3 days, while the size of one portion of seafood or fish should not exceed 250 grams (best of all 100 grams).

The daily diet of such a diet should look something like this:

  • for breakfast, you should eat a portion of boiled shrimp (100-250 g), seasoned with lemon juice;
  • at lunchtime, eat a salad of kelp, rapans, mussels and squid (100-250 g), also seasoned with lemon juice;
  • during afternoon tea, drink 1 cup (200-250 g) of low-fat kefir;
  • for dinner, boil low-fat fish (150 g) and drink with herbal tea.

Long diet

The long-term version of the seafood diet has a fairly wide range of acceptable basic and auxiliary foods and therefore is more balanced and satisfying. The duration of this diet can be from 7 to 21 days (the more types of seafood used, the longer you can stick to a diet).

The effectiveness of this type of diet depends on the fulfillment of certain cooking conditions and its use, in particular:

  • the basis of dietary nutrition, it is necessary to make various seafood (shrimp, squid, mussels, crabs, etc.) and low-fat varieties of sea fish (hake, pollock, cod, saffron cod, etc.), which should be boiled or stewed;
  • one portion of seafood should not exceed 250 grams;
  • be sure to eat seafood and / or low-fat sea fish soups;
  • it is necessary to include fresh vegetables daily in a nutritious diet (cabbage, tomatoes, bell pepper, carrots, leeks, zucchini, etc.) in raw form or in salads seasoned with a small amount of olive oil or lemon juice;
  • throughout the diet, you should eat low-fat kefir and pure yogurt, which will contribute to intestinal function and metabolism;
  • throughout the diet, it is best to refuse to add salt and other spices to cooked dishes.

The menu for one day of such a diet may look something like this:

  • for breakfast you can eat a couple of bran bread toast, a small portion of seaweed and drink green tea;
  • for lunch, enjoy a large green apple or half a grapefruit;
  • for lunch, eat seafood soup, vegetable salad and 1 any fruit;
  • during an afternoon snack, try 1 grain loaf, a glass of fruit juice, 1 small banana and a portion of low-fat yogurt;
  • for dinner, eat a steam fish patty, vegetable salad and some fruit (peach, apple, orange or a couple of plums).

Menu example

Below is a sample menu plan for a 1 week long-term seafood diet. In the case of extending this diet, you can swap main dishes or prepare other dietary dishes from squid, shellfish, crab, shrimp and other seafood, which will be approximately equal in calorie content and nutrient content.

Monday

First breakfast
  • a small portion of a salad of fresh vegetables and shrimp seasoned with lemon juice;
  • Herb tea.
Lunch
  • a portion of seaweed salad.
Dinner
  • portion of peeled seafood (shellfish, crab, shrimp);
  • a portion of vegetable salad seasoned with lemon juice;
  • green tea.
High tea
  • half grapefruit;
  • piece of bread with bran.
Dinner
  • fish steam cutlet;
  • a portion of a salad of vegetables and herbs seasoned with olive oil;
  • a glass of low-fat kefir.

Tuesday

First breakfast
  • whole grain bread;
  • portion of boiled fish;
  • green tea.
Lunch
  • a couple of favorite fruits.
Dinner
  • portion of seafood soup;
  • a portion of vegetable salad seasoned with lemon juice;
  • a glass of low-fat kefir.
High tea
  • a small portion of a salad of vegetables and herbs seasoned with lemon juice.
Dinner
  • a portion of shrimp, crab and avocado salad dressed with olive oil;
  • a little fat-free cottage cheese;
  • a glass of natural juice.

Wednesday

First breakfast
  • portion of fat-free cottage cheese;
  • a piece of bread with bran;
  • a glass of natural juice.
Lunch
  • large apple or half grapefruit.
Dinner
  • portion of vegetable soup;
  • portion of seafood (shrimp, shellfish, squid) baked with vegetables;
  • Herb tea.
High tea
  • serving of vegetable salad seasoned with lemon juice.
Dinner
  • portion of boiled fish with a side dish of vegetables;
  • green tea.

Thursday

First breakfast
  • a piece of whole grain bread;
  • a small portion of fish casserole;
  • a glass of low-fat kefir.
Lunch
  • a portion of seaweed salad.
Dinner
  • fish steam cutlet;
  • a piece of bread with bran;
  • a portion of a salad of vegetables and herbs seasoned with olive oil;
  • Herb tea.
High tea
  • a pair of fruits;
  • a glass of low-fat yogurt.
Dinner
  • a portion of seafood sprinkled with hard cheese;
  • some raw vegetables;
  • green tea.

Friday

First breakfast
  • fresh fruits;
  • portion of fat-free cottage cheese;
  • Herb tea.
Lunch
  • a small portion of boiled fish;
  • a glass of natural juice.
Dinner
  • portion of seafood soup;
  • a portion of a salad of vegetables and herbs seasoned with lemon juice;
  • a glass of low-fat kefir.
High tea
  • cereal bread;
  • one big green apple.
Dinner
  • portion of stewed seafood with fish;
  • green tea.

Saturday

First breakfast
  • portion of boiled seafood seasoned with lemon juice;
  • a glass of natural juice.
Lunch
  • a portion of fruit salad.
Dinner
  • portion of stew of sea fish, scallops, shrimp, squid;
  • nonfat yogurt.
High tea
  • portion of vegetable salad.
Dinner
  • a portion of seaweed salad and boiled fish;
  • some fresh vegetables;
  • Herb tea.

Sunday

First breakfast
  • two whole grain bread sandwiches with hard cheese;
  • a glass of low-fat kefir.
Lunch
  • a small banana;
  • green apple.
Dinner
  • a portion of seafood and fish soup;
  • portion of stewed vegetables;
  • Herb tea.
High tea
  • a portion of kelp and vegetable salad.
Dinner
  • portion of fish casserole with vegetables;
  • green tea.

Seafood Diet Recipes

The process of preparing seafood itself is quite easy and fast, however, it involves some tricks that will help to give the dishes an attractive look and a pleasant taste.

For example, it is easiest to prepare multicomponent diet recipes from a sea cocktail, which is usually sold frozen and includes: shrimp, mussel, octopus and squid meat (cuttlefish, oysters, crabs, etc. may also be present).

All recipes for dietary shrimp dishes will be much more appetizing in case of their minimal heat treatment and subsequent rapid cooling. Fresh shrimps in medium-sized shell should be boiled for 3-4 minutes, and peeled only 2-3 minutes. From large shrimp, the intestinal vein should be removed, otherwise their meat will get an unpleasant aftertaste.

Mussel meat also does not need long cooking and boils in water until it reaches full readiness in 2-3 minutes. The best seasoning for mussels, fully revealing their taste, is lemon juice.

When cooking octopuses, it is necessary to take into account the significant loss in the mass of this seafood, since in the process of boiling their meat it becomes almost three times less. To preserve the specific taste and softness, the octopus meat must be allowed to cool in the water that was used to prepare it.

Squid cooking recipes most often begin with a 5-minute heat treatment of their cleaned carcasses in water heated to 80 ° C. This process prevents the squid meat from staining purple-pink.

Below we consider only some popular recipes for diet dishes from squid, shellfish, shrimp and other seafood, with which you can diversify your usual daily diet with the benefit of your health and weight.

Sea Shake Soup

Essential Ingredients:

Sea Shake Soup

  • frozen seafood cocktail - 300 g;
  • processed cheese - 50 g;
  • bell pepper - 1 pc.;
  • butter - 50 g;
  • lemon - 1 pc.;
  • green onion - 1 bunch;
  • cream - 150 ml;
  • bay leaf - 1 pc.;
  • dried herbs - to taste;
  • salt, pepper - the smallest possible amount.

First of all, draw water into a small pot, put it on a fire, bring to a boil and put in it a bay leaf, a pinch of salt and other spices to taste. Add a frozen seafood cocktail to the water and squeeze half a lemon into it.

In a separate bowl, boil the cream, remove them from the heat, add the grated cream cheese and beat the mixture with a blender.

Wash and peel the bell peppers and green onions, cut them into small pieces and fry over medium heat in a pan with preheated butter.

Throw the cooked seafood into a colander and place them in a pan with a mixture of cream and cheese, and then pour the broth left over from the seafood into it in a thin stream. Add the fried vegetables and cook everything for 2-3 minutes. At the end of cooking, add dried herbs to the soup.

Seafood and vegetable salad

Essential Ingredients:

Seafood and vegetable salad

  • minced squid meat - 160 g;
  • leaf salad - 40 g;
  • octopus meat - 150 g;
  • minced asparagus - 70 g;
  • scallop meat - 80 g;
  • fresh cucumber - 80 g;
  • salmon meat - 80 g;
  • cherry tomatoes - 80 g;
  • cocktail shrimp - 80 g;
  • bell pepper - 60 g;
  • red onion - 20 g;
  • olive oil - 50 g;
  • grain mustard, lemon juice, honey, salt - to taste.

Rinse lettuce leaves, pick them in large pieces and put in a salad bowl. Cut the red onion into thin half rings and add to the salad. Peel the bell pepper and cut it into thin strips. Peel the cucumber from its peel, cut it into thin half rings and place it with pepper in a salad bowl.

In a small bowl, mix olive oil, grain mustard, lemon juice, honey and salt. Pour this dressing into a vegetable salad.

Cut all the seafood into approximately equal pieces. Heat a little oil in a pan, put the meat of all seafood on it, salt and fry a little over medium heat for 2 minutes.

Make a beautiful serving plate. Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and put on its edges. Place the seasoned salad and chopped asparagus in the center of the plate. Gently place fried seafood on top.

Stuffed squid

Stuffed squid

Essential Ingredients:

  • vegetable mixture (for example, pepper, zucchini, carrots, tomatoes, onions) - 300 g;
  • butter - 8 g;
  • carcasses of squid - 260 g;
  • salt, pepper - to taste.

Rinse the squid carcasses, remove all the cartilage from them and free from the skin, dousing with boiling water.

Cut the ponytails from the squid, finely chop them and mix with the vegetable mixture. Add salt and pepper to the filling.

Stuff the squid carcasses with the stuffed cooked.

Pour water into the bowl of the multicooker, place a steam cooker on top and put stuffed squid on it.

For a slow cooker, select Steaming.

Shrimp with vegetables

Essential Ingredients:

Shrimp with vegetables

  • shrimp - 500 g;
  • asparagus - 200 g;
  • small zucchini - 1 pc.;
  • medium carrots - 2 pcs.;
  • mini-corn - 8 pcs.;
  • bell pepper - 1 pc.;
  • olive oil - 50 ml;
  • spicy sweet sauce to taste.

Peel and rinse all vegetables thoroughly under running water and cut them into strips of approximately the same average size.

Peel the shrimp, freeing their shells, intestinal veins and limbs (clean meat should remain).

Put the pan over medium heat, pour a little olive oil into it, bring it to a boil and pour out the whole vegetable mixture, which should be stewed for 5 minutes, constantly stirring.

Add the spicy-sweet sauce to the vegetables, stir and simmer the resulting mixture for another 5 minutes. After this time, pour the shrimp meat into the vegetables with the sauce and, continuously stirring, continue cooking for another 2-3 minutes.

Fritters on red caviar

Essential Ingredients:

Fritters on red caviar

  • red caviar - 200 g;
  • flour - 2 tbsp. l .;
  • chicken egg - 1 pc.;
  • olive oil - 5 tbsp. l .;
  • salt is the smallest possible amount.

Rinse the caviar thoroughly and remove any foreign matter from it. Add a chicken egg to the caviar, a little salt and mix thoroughly, after which gradually pouring flour, beat with a fork all the ingredients until smooth.

Heat the olive oil in a pan and, spreading the resulting mixture with a tablespoon, fry the pancakes on both sides until golden brown.

Transfer the prepared pancakes to a clean paper towel that absorbs excess oil.

Way out of diet

Despite the fact that there is no specific menu for quitting a seafood diet, immediately after it you should not return to the use of fried, smoked and other similar dishes, as this can cause a quick set of the previous weight (especially when observing the quick option diet food).

Contraindications

The only absolute contraindications to dieting on seafood is allergy on any ingredients of seafood (present at present or noted in the past) and pathologists thyroid glandassociated with an excess of iodine.

During pregnancy and lactation

Pregnant and lactating it is better for women to abandon the quick variety of seafood diets, and agree on the possibility of observing a lightweight version of this dietary diet with a nutritionist and their doctor.

Advantages and disadvantages

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  • Almost all seafood includes a lot of substances useful to the human body (vitamins A, D, AT, potassium, iodine, zinc, phosphorus, nickel, sulfur, magnesium, calcium, iron etc.).
  • A long-term seafood diet is quite satisfying, which minimizes the feeling of hunger and the possibility of a breakdown.
  • Representatives of the marine fauna are an excellent source of easily digestible protein, necessary for every cell of the human body.
  • Many seafood abounds in polyunsaturated fats (including omega-3 acids), the lack of which is the cause of many painful conditions.
  • Frequent consumption of seafood positively affects the work of the cardiovascular system, favors the reduction of plasma cholesterol, increases vascular elasticity and strengthens the immune system.
  • Seafood has a positive effect on the state of the nervous system, helping it fight depressed and stressful conditions insomnia and irritability.
  • Diet on seafood is useful for the digestive system, as it helps to normalize the processes of digestion and digestion of food, as well as accelerate metabolism.
  • Products from the deep sea have a positive effect on the condition of hair, skin, nails and help delay the aging process and keep youth longer.
  • Some seafood is quite expensive and therefore a dietary course based on them can significantly shake the family budget.
  • Storage and transportation of seafood requires maintaining a low temperature, which for many reasons is not always observed. In this regard, the purchase of seafood is associated with the risk of purchasing spoiled goods, which can cause poisoning sometimes quite serious.
  • Frequent ingestion of large quantities of marine flora and fauna can negatively affect the human body. For example, an excess of iodine in severe cases can lead to heart failure even to pulmonary edema.
  • Recently, there is a practice of growing seafood in artificial reservoirs using, antibiotics, stimulants and other harmful substances that, with regular use, can harm human health.

Feedback and Results

Most people who have experienced a diet on seafood speak about it quite positively, but note its rather considerable cost. A positive assessment of this dietary nutrition in any of its variants (fast or long-term) primarily concerns its effectiveness in terms of getting rid of extra pounds of weight, an average of 2-3 pounds for the entire fast diet or for 1 week of its long-term variety. In addition, the nutritious diet on squids, crab mollusks, shrimps and other representatives of the marine fauna is quite satisfying, varied and appetizing, and therefore is easily tolerated, without hunger and subsequent breakdowns.

  • "... Since I am a big lover of all seafood and fish, this diet food suited me just perfectly. In just one week during which I ate only seafood and vegetables, I never experienced hunger, dizziness, malaise, or other unpleasant moments that often accompany other diets. As a result, in one week I lost a little more than 3 kilograms and decided not to stop at the result. Extending the diet for one week, I additionally got rid of another 4 kilograms";
  • "... I just love various seafood, especially mussels and shrimps, and in combination with vegetables I generally consider them to be the best food, and also healthy. For a whole week I cooked delicious seafood dishes rich in healthy proteins and thus lost 3 kilograms. What I really missed throughout the diet was my favorite sweets";
  • "... I liked the diet on seafood dishes, despite the fact that it significantly affected my budget. It was for this reason that I stuck with it for only 5 days, during which I ate boiled fish, shrimps and mussels. But I could not eat seaweed, because it makes me disgusted, so I had to replace it with fresh vegetables. For 5 days of such a diet, I lost 2 kilograms";
  • "... I also somehow decided to try a seafood diet, especially since my friend managed to throw as much as 5 kilograms on it. I bought crayfish, mussels and shrimp, but after 3 days I got an allergy. On this, unfortunately, my experience of such weight loss ended. True, standing on the scales, she noticed that she had thrown off a pound".

Diet price

Suma, which will have to pay for a diet on seafood, largely depends on the proximity of the village to the sea. Naturally, in regions remote from the sea, the price of seafood will be higher, since their transportation and storage requires compliance with certain conditions, which are also included in the price of this product.

For example, in Moscow at this time, the price of 500 g of shrimp is about 400 rubles, and the cost of 500 g of mussel meat is 200 rubles. For 1 kg of squid you have to pay about 250 rubles, and for 1 kg of octopus - 450 rubles. 200 grams of seaweed on average can be bought for 25 rubles.

Provided that you use 250 grams of these seafood twice a day in your diet, their cost will be approximately 500 rubles. Additional products (fruits, vegetables, kefir, bread, cheese, etc.) will cost about 150 rubles a day. Thus, 1 day of dieting at seafood will cost 650 rubles. In the case of the choice of expensive seafood (caviar, lobster, lobster, etc.), the cost of such diet food can increase several times.

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