Three weeks in which the only carbohydrates granted are the Japanese rice balls: here is how the Onigiri Diet works
Onigiri, also called omusubi, are typical Japanese snacks consisting of a white rice ball with a heart of salmon, tuna or other. They are generally triangular in shape, wrapped in a strip of nori seaweed, and are the basis of a special diet of the same name, the Onigiri Diet.
One of the rice diets is the Onigiri. And, like all diets, it should be followed only after asking your doctor for advice. Obviously it requires that those meatballs like them very much, at least as much as the Japanese like them: if so, then it is possible to adopt for a short time this diet which provides the nourishment of the rice, the mineral salts of the algae and all the good fats of the fish. Thus, you can lose weight without giving up carbohydrates. Indeed, making them the main ingredient of their diet.
One of the main features of the Onigiri Diet is that you do not suffer from hunger and you do not have energy losses: basically, you eat an onigiri for breakfast, three for lunch and one or two for dinner. For the rest, you can eat the foods you prefer, carbohydrates excluded: so go ahead for fruit, vegetables, lean meat and dairy products, fish, eggs. Each dish must consist of onigiri (the only source of carbohydrates, as pasta, bread, sweets & co. Are banned) and from what the Japanese call okazu, or is a set of dishes that accompany rice.
Following the Onigiri Diet for three weeks, you can lose a few pounds without suffering from hunger by exploiting all the benefits of rice: the glucose it contains provides the body with the energy it needs, nourishes the brain, keeps pressure under control and stimulates digestive functions. And if onigiri are prepared with brown rice, here also fiber and other important nutrients are introduced. Not to mention that, the rice used for the onigiri, is almost "rubbery": a characteristic, this, which forces you to chew well and to eat more slowly, increasing the feeling of satiety.
How to prepare your own onigiri, so as to fill up with nutrients? Using white or wholegrain rice, filling the meatballs with the fish you prefer (usually tuna or salmon) but also with fruit such as avocado or spreadable cheese, and then seasoning with umeboshi, a typical Japanese condiment prepared with the plums. Because the onigiri are tasty, beautiful to look at and super practical even if you have lunch outside the home.