Dr. Dabrowska’s diet, or Dr. Dabrowska’s fast, is a certain way of eating developed by specialist and author of many scientific publications and books, Ewa Dabrowska, who has a doctorate in medicine. Dr. Dabrowska’s diet has gained a lot of popularity and has both supporters and opponents.
Dr. Dabrowska’s diet principles
Dr. Dabrowska’s diet is designed to cleanse the body and strengthen its optimal functioning. It also can be helpful for losing weight. This diet is therefore designed for people who are struggling with excess weight, and for those who want to cleanse their body of toxins.
During the first stage of the diet, you should consume about 600kcal per day. During the cleansing fast, you can eat only low starch vegetables. Those are for example, carrots, onions, leeks, lettuce, broccoli, cauliflower, tomatoes, and low sugar fruits, for example, apples, berries, grapefruits, lemons.
Vegetables and fruits should be eaten raw, with the least amount of processing possible. In addition, it is very important to consume plenty of fluids, and more specifically, low-mineralized water (about 3 liters a day). The first stage of the diet lasts from 7 to 14 days – depending on individual needs.
What is important, in the first stage of the diet, people may complain about the feeling of overall weakness. If this condition persists for more than 3 days, you should consult a doctor.
The second stage of the diet (after the body is cleansed) recommends changing eating habits and switching to a healthy, balanced diet. The basis of nutrition should be fruits and vegetables, whole grain cereals, vegetable oils, milk, and dairy products.
Dr. Dabrowska’s diet opinions
Dr. Dabrowska’s diet is relatively popular. Many people successfully follow it and enjoy the positive effects resulting from it. However, you should keep in mind that this diet is not for everyone. The initial phase – the fasting period – is quite a challenge for the body. This type of diet is definitely not suitable for adolescents, pregnant and breastfeeding women, people with type 1 diabetes, hyperthyroidism, and people with nutrients deficiencies. It is highly recommended before starting Dr. Dabrowska’s diet to consult with a doctor or dietician.