Real astronauts don’t follow this diet, but only those with an astronaut’s restraint will be able to stick it out as it requires the participant to give up a number of tasty foods. This diet is quite ascetic and consists mostly of protein products. Carbohydrate and fiber intake are significantly reduced.
Thanks to the high concentration of protein, this diet contributes to rapid weight loss without causing any harm to the muscles.
Reduce the Consumption of These Products
• Sodas and fruit juices
• Starchy vegetables (beets, carrots, parsnips, and potatoes)
• Smoked meat products
Take a look at the example menu below and try to adopt some of these meals as your own.
Breakfast: Two boiled or roasted eggs and one cup of coffee without milk or sugar.
Lunch: Half a medium-sized chicken with half a liter of chicken broth (in which it was cooked) and a salad with tomatoes and mushrooms, and a glass of soy milk or black coffee.
Snack: One cup of orange or green tea.
Dinner: A glass of almond milk, fish, and 150 grams of tofu.
You can, if you want, replace the tofu with cottage cheese, the chicken with fish, the coffee with green tea, and the orange with an apple.
If you suffer from digestive problems, you should know that they can be improved after making some lifestyle changes.
The most important thing to do is to reduce or eliminate simple carbohydrates from your diet (sugar, pasta, fruit juice, alcohol, and white bread). When the digestive system is out of balance, high-glycemic carbs and sugar tend to ferment in the colon. This can be the reason for gas and bloating.
It’s even possible to heal irritable bowel syndrome using a high-protein diet in addition to other diet tips.
Just follow the advice below:
• Stay hydrated throughout the day
• Avoid fried, fatty, spicy foods, sweeteners, black tea, alcohol, and carbonated beverages
• Don’t smoke
• Eat more prunes
• Try probiotics
• Don’t lie down after eating
• Cook with olive oil instead of butter
• Sleep well
• Try drinking soothing tea like ginger, mint, or chamomile