I just lost 5 pounds doing a weekend of leek soup!!!!
The idea is that you eat nothing but the leeks and the broth for 2 days and on the evening of the last day you can have a small (~150g) piece of meat or fish with 2 steamed veg with butter or oil, and a piece of fruit.
To be fair, I think some of the weight loss was due to really not wanting to eat any more leeks by Sunday lunch and plumping for drinking lots of water instead!
Ingredients (1 person for 2 days)
1kg Leeks and tap water
- Clean leeks and rinse well to get rid of sand and soil. Cut ends off green parts, leaving all the white parts plus a suggestion of green
- Cut the leeks into 2cm slices, put them in large pot and cover with water. Bring to the boil and simmer with no lid for 20-30 mins.
- Pour off liquid and reserve
- Place leeks in a bowl
Juice is to be drunk (reheated or room temp) every 2-3 hours, a cup at a time
For meals, or whenever hungry, have some of the leeks themselves, 100-125g at a time. Drizzle with a few drops of extra-virgin olive oil and lemon juice. Season sparingly with salt and pepper. Add chopped parsley if you like.
Obv not something to do every day, but for a kick-start or a last minute thing before a big event it's pretty good. There's also a vegetable one, if you don't like leeks, but you'll have to look that up for yourself in "French Women Don't Get Fat" by Mireille Guiliano.
The leeks do taste nice initially, but I'm not one for eating the same thing repeatedly. I'm planning on doing it before and after holidays from now on 'cos 5lbs is about how much I go up on hols, usually. I know it's all water but it made me feel so much better about getting foxy for summer.