13-Day Diet That Helps You Lose Up To 40 Pounds

13-Day Diet That Helps You Lose Up To 40 Pounds

This 13-day diet is hard, but effective, to burn off fat. After 13 days you can eat normally without putting on weight for 2 years. It is also known as The Danish Diet or The Copenhagen Diet.

This is not a traditional diet where you gain the weight back at the end of the fasting period. Instead, the 13-day diet will increase your metabolism and you will maintain your weight after the diet is finished.

Just don’t freak out if in the first week after the diet you may put on a little weight. This will regulate after a while.

If you follow the 13-day diet, you will lose all excess fat, between 15 – 40 pounds (7 – 20 kg)!

The diet must be followed for 13 days. No more, no less. That’s because the 13-day diet is an extremely low-calorie diet with an intake of approximately 600 calories per day.

Because this diet is unbalanced, lacking in dairy, whole grains and fruits, you may experience vitamin and mineral deficiencies and tiredness. You’ll also feel hungry all the time and your body will be more receptive to illness.

The 13-Day Diet Rules

Here are some rules you need to follow with this diet:

  1. If during the diet you drink beer or wine, eat sweets or chewing gum, or any extra food, then you must stop immediately, or it will not work at all. All the hard work up until then will nullify itself in your body chemistry.
  2. If you break this diet, you cannot start again for 6 months.
  3. If you follow it step by step over 13 days, you CANNOT follow this diet again for another two years (because of the shake-up to your metabolism).
  4. Throughout this diet, you may supplement beef/salmon/lamb with 250g of chicken breast.
  5. Also, you may use garlic, oregano or any other pepper, seasoning, but NO SALT on this diet.
  6. After 13 days you can eat normally, but recommended one or two days a week of sensible eating.
  7. Avoid any intense physical activity, because of the extremely low-calorie intake.

The 13-Day Diet Menu

Here is the entire eating plan for 13 days. Follow it strictly if you want to lose more than 15 pounds in 2 weeks!

***NB stands for Nota Bene and it’s used to mark something very important that you don’t want to forget.

Day 1

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory).
  • Lunch: a hard-boiled egg + 200g frozen spinach boiled in water + a medium tomato.
  • Dinner: 100g grilled beef + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.

Day 2

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory).
  • Lunch: 150g ham + 1 fat-free yogurt.
  • Dinner: 100g grilled beef + lettuce salad with lemon dressing + one fruit of your choice.

Day 3

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs + a slice of ham + a medium tomato + spinach.
  • Dinner: a serving of celery and tomato soup + a fruit of your choice.

Day 4

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: 200ml of orange juice or an apple + a fat-free yogurt.
  • Dinner: a hard-boiled egg + a large grated carrot + 100ml cottage cheese.

You can lose up to 8.8 pounds (4 kg) by this day!!!

Day 5

  • Breakfast: NOTHING.
  • Lunch: 150g salmon with lemon. It can be cooked with a teaspoon of butter.
  • Dinner: 100g grilled beef + lettuce and celery (without dressing).

Day 6

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: 1 hard boiled egg + a grated carrot.
  • Dinner: 150g grilled or boiled chicken breast + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.

Day 7

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee. NO SUGAR!
  • Lunch: NOTHING. Just drink lots of water!
  • Dinner: 200g grilled lamb cutlets + an apple.

Day 8

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory).
  • Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs + a medium tomato + 200g frozen spinach boiled in water.
  • Dinner: 200g grilled beef + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.

Day 9

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory).
  • Lunch: a slice of ham + a fat-free yogurt.
  • Dinner: 200g grilled beef + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.

Day 10

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: a slice of ham + 2 boiled eggs + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.
  • Dinner: a serving of celery and tomato soup + a fruit of your choice.

Day 11

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: 200ml orange juice or an apple + a fat-free yogurt.
  • Dinner: a hard-boiled egg + a large grated carrot + 200ml cottage cheese.

Day 12

  • Breakfast: a grated carrot with lemon. NOTHING ELSE!!!
  • Lunch: 200g salmon boiled with lemon or grilled with a teaspoon of butter.
  • Dinner: 200g grilled beef + lettuce and celery without dressing.

Day 13

  • Breakfast: a large cup of black tea or coffee + 1 teaspoon of sugar (mandatory) + a slice of dry toast.
  • Lunch: 2 hard boiled eggs + a grated carrot with lemon.
  • Dinner: 250g grilled or boiled chicken breast + lettuce salad with lemon dressing.

Now, remember, the 13-day diet is a metabolic diet, do not go and mess up all good you have just done. Eat sensibly and healthy!

13-Day Diet To Lose Up To 40 Pounds

13-Day Diet To Lose Up To 40 Pounds

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Paula Xuereb
Paula Xuereb
29 days ago

Ok

Paula Xuereb
Paula Xuereb
29 days ago

What can I have instead of boiled spinach. Can I have fresh baby spinach. N what does the salad consist of is it just lettuces

maheen
maheen
1 month ago

i need a tomato and yogurt substitute 🥺

J
J
1 month ago

Can Lettuce be replace with any mix mesclun salad? As not a big fan of Lettuce, prefer Spinach or dark leafy green salads. Also, is the no salt rule absolutely essential for this to work?

Ricus
Ricus
5 months ago

Will it affect me badly of i practise ,??
Train

KAP
KAP
6 months ago

Is there a condensed grocery list for this diet?

Mahdi
Mahdi
1 year ago

Hello everyone , I am currently in my 10th day and to tell the truth I have lost 5 kg or 10,5 lbs in 8 days and I weighted that before I had my eighth day’s last meal. I also want to inform you that this is my second time… Read more »

Jeanette
Jeanette
1 year ago

I have done this diet multiple times and you lost a lot but remember one thing you have to go on another diet that more healthy like 28 diet afterwards otherwise you will make the same mistake then me after the 13day I just stopped and gained 10 kg so… Read more »

Lola
Lola
1 year ago

After eating breakfast do you have to wait 3 or 6 hours to eat he next meal?

Absentgirl
Absentgirl
2 years ago

***NB stands for Nota Bene and it’s used to mark something very important that you don’t want to forget.