How to Lose Weight on a Pea Diet?

Diet on peas is one of the easiest and well-tolerated, because adhering to such a system of nutrition, you can avoid feeling hungry, but at the same time start the process of burning fat at the expense of muscle atrophy. So, for a week such a diet can lose 2-6 kilograms. What are its rules and features, we offer to understand further.


Why does peas help to lose weight?

The main product of this diet is peas, which in itself is tasty, nutritious and healthy, which is due to the following elements in its composition:

  • Vitamins – A, E, C, Group B.
  • Amino acids – selenium, lysine, methionine, tryptophan.
  • Micronutrients – zinc, iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, manganese and potassium.

The amino acid composition of peas resembles meat, because it contains a large amount of plant proteins. On this basis, low-calorie diet on peas is also an excellent diet for both athletes and vegetarians.

Thus, thanks to amino acids, vitamins and trace elements peas brings such an effect:

  • Improves metabolism and metabolic processes;
  • Saturates the body for a long time;
  • Normalizes digestion;
  • Removes toxins and slags, cleansing the intestines.
  • Protects the cardiovascular system.

It is due to these properties nutritionists have developed a diet on peas.


Diet rules

To lose weight on such a diet, you will need to follow the following rules:

  1. The main meal, i.e. lunch, should consist of one dish with peas. It can be soup, porridge or salad. At the same time, every day for lunch you can serve only one type of dish – either porridge, or soup.
  2. It is necessary to completely remove from the diet full meat dishes, because peas fully satisfies the body’s need for plant protein.
  3. The diet should not include bread and baked goods, fast food, sweets, sparkling water.
  4. You should drink 1.5 to 2 liters of liquid every day. Preference should be given to clean non-carbonated water, teas with herbs, freshly squeezed juices, coffee. Drinks should be drunk without sugar. It can be replaced by honey or sugar substitutes, such as stevia.
  5. Between breakfast and lunch, snacks are allowed – low-calorie fruits (apple, grapefruit, orange), low-fat kefir or yogurt (150 g), canned peas.
  6. Do not give up moderate exercise, because the diet completely covers all the energy costs of the body. You can practice both at home and in the gym.

If there is a desire to repeat the diet, experts recommend to do it after 1-2 months after the end of the first diet.


Pea diet menu for the week

On all days of the diet breakfast can be chosen at your discretion from the following proposed options, only taking into account one limitation – one option can not be repeated 2 days in a row:

  • 30-40 g muesli, 100 ml of low-fat milk, 1 green apple, 1 cup of tea or water;
  • 1 banana, 80g low-fat cottage cheese (1-5%) and 1 cup of tea;
  • 1 loaf of bread, smeared with a thin layer of butter, 2 teaspoons of natural honey.

As for other meals – lunch and dinner, consider their menu for each day:


Pea soup with potatoes- 70 boiled white meat.
300 g salad of Peking cabbage, canned peas and greens to taste. You can season with 1 teaspoon of olive oil.


3 baked potatoes, canned corn salad and pot (40 g), seasoned with pepper and 1 teaspoon of olive oil. From drinks – apple juice freshly squeezed.
1 boiled hard-boiled egg, pea porridge, 1 cup of tea with lemon.


Pea soup according to your favorite recipe, 2 slices of ham, 1 cup of orange freshly squeezed juice.
200g low-fat cottage cheese with finely chopped apple. You can fill 1 teaspoon of honey.


Vegetable stew of peas, tomatoes, onions, eggplants and carrots, 1 loaf of bread, 1 cup of tomato fresh juice.
2 baked potatoes, fish baked in foil, 1 cup of chamomile tea.


Pea soup according to your favorite recipe, 70 g of baked chicken fillet, 1 cup of tea with lemon.
250g buckwheat porridge, 100g canned peas, 1 orange or grapefruit.


200 g pea porridge – fish cutlet steamed for 1 cup of freshly squeezed orange juice.
Vegetable stew of eggplant, potatoes, carrots and onions – 1 cup of tea with mint.


Pea soup according to your favorite recipe, 150 grams of boiled white meat, grapefruit.
2 baked potatoes, vegetable salad with tomatoes and cucumbers, 1 cup of chamomile tea.

If you want, you can change or replace items in the menu with similar ones. For example, instead of tea, you can drink juice. Of course, fundamental changes are unacceptable.


Dietary pea soup recipes

The pea diet menu can be varied as there are various delicious recipes for dietary soup with peas, which you can read further.

Dry Pea Soup

This is a lean recipe that will require such ingredients:

  • Purified water – 3 litres;
  • Dried peas – 250 g;
  • Potatoes – 3-4 pieces;
  • Carrots – 1 piece;
  • Onion – 1 piece
  • Vegetable oil – 3 tbsp;
  • Greens – to taste;
  • Salt, pepper.

The soup is prepared easily enough:

  1. Rinse the peas and leave for 2-3 hours in cold water to make the grit swell. During this time, you need to change the water several times.
  2. When the peas swell, wash again, pour water into the pan and add peas. Cook for about 40 minutes and stir to keep the grits from burning.
  3. Peel the onion and cut into rings, and carrots after cleaning pass through the middle grater. Mix and fry in vegetable oil until golden.
  4. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes, transfer to peas.
  5. When the potatoes are almost cooked, add the onion with carrots.
  6. As you cook, salt, pepper and sprinkle with finely chopped greens.
  7. After 7-10 minutes remove from the heat and let infuse for 10 minutes.

The calorie content of this soup is about 60 kcal per 100 g, so it is a completely dietary dish that can be served for lunch.


Pea soup with chicken

The following products will be required:

  • Purified water – 3 litres;
  • Chicken breast – 1 piece;
  • Peas (whole or punctured) – 2 cups;
  • Onion – 1 piece;
  • Carrots – 1-2 pieces;
  • Potatoes – 3-4 pieces;
  • Bay leaf – 2-3 pieces;
  • Greens, salt – to taste.

The process of making soup looks like this:

  1. Rinse the peas until the water is clean and then soak for 2 hours. This is necessary to ensure that in the future peas are cooked faster, and the amount of gases released after consumption decreased.
  2. Take the chicken breast and cut into pieces, then boil on a medium heat and as you cook add the peas to the broth.
  3. Peel the potatoes and cut into cubes, add to the broth.
  4. When the water boils, use noise and remove the resulting foam. (Tip: To reduce the amount of foam produced, chicken and peas should be boiled in pre-boiled and chilled water).
  5. Peel the onion and cut into rings, and then clean the carrots and grind on a small grater. Then combine the products and fry in a frying pan with a small amount of vegetable oil.
  6. Add the cooked onions with carrots to the chicken and peas 5 minutes before cooked.
  7. Add salt and greens, and after 2-3 minutes remove from heat. The soup is ready!

There is no doubt that the soup prepared by such a recipe is dietary, because its calorie content is about 90 kcal per 100 ml.

  • Squirrels – 5.17g
  • Fats – 2.16g
  • Carbohydrates – 12.42
  • Water – 27.16g


Pea soup in multi-cooker


If you have a multi-cooker, you can prepare a great pea soup, which will retain all the useful vitamins, amino acids and minerals. The following basic products can be prepared for its preparation:

  • Peas – 250 g;
  • Potatoes – 3-4 pieces;
  • Carrots – 1 piece;
  • Onion – 1 piece;
  • Olive oil – 1 tbsp;
  • Bay leaf – 1-2 pieces;
  • Greens – to taste;
  • Salt, pepper.

The soup is prepared in this sequence:

  1. Launder the peas and soak in water for 2-3 hours.
  2. Clean the vegetables, and then cut into rings (carrots can be grated) and put in a multi-cooker container. Fry for about 5 minutes.
  3. Peel and cut into straw potatoes and add to roasted vegetables.
  4. Lay out peas, bay leaf, salt and pepper. Then pour water and turn on the unit for 40 minutes in “Soup” mode.
  5. Add finely chopped greens and put on the mode “Heating” for 2-3 minutes.
  6. Leave the soup to infuse for about 10 minutes and pour on the plates. When serving, you can sprinkle with breadcrumbs.

Pea soup, cooked in a multi-cooker, turns out to be rich and fragrant, but at the same time the caloric content per 100 g – no more than 60 kcal.


Pea puree soup

In this recipe, you can use frozen green peas, which retains more nutrients than dry pounded cereal. So, to make mashed soup, you will need:

  • Frozen peas – 350 g;
  • Chicken breast – 100 g;
  • Potatoes-2-3 pieces;
  • Onion – 1 piece;
  • Carrots – 1 piece;
  • Garlic – 2 cloves;
  • Greens – to taste;
  • Salt, pepper, coriander.

Cook mashed soup in this way:

  1. Defrost the peas and boil for about 20 minutes together with other chopped vegetables. After 10 minutes of cooking, add the spices.
  2. Using a blender, grind the vegetables until smooth.
  3. Put the mixture on the fire and bring to a boil.
  4. Boil the chicken breast, cut into pieces and add to the soup before serving.
  5. When serving, you can use breadcrumbs and finely chopped fresh herbs.


Is it possible to eat pea porridge on a diet??

Of course, you can serve not only pea soup, but porridge. It retains all the beneficial properties of cereals, besides is quite nutritious. Another advantage is the relatively small calorie content of the cooked porridge (about 90 kcal per 100 g).

There are different ways of cooking pea porridge, among which during the diet special attention should be paid to the following recipe, for which you need to prepare a minimum number of products:

  • Peas – 200 g;
  • Dried garlic – 10 g;
  • Water – 1 litre;
  • Olive oil – 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh greens – to taste.

Cook the porridge as follows:

  1. Soak the peas in water for 2 hours, move into a saucepan, pour water and put on a low heat.
  2. When the peas are cooked, turn it into puree (for example, with a fork) and add crushed dried garlic.
  3. Pour the puree with olive oil and sprinkle with chopped greens.


Contradictions and limitations

Pea diet is not suitable for everyone, but for people who have a history of the following diseases:

  • Inflammatory processes in the gastrointestinal tract;
  • Spicy jade;
  • Gout;
  • Propensity for flatulence.

As for the restrictions, they concern people with stomach ulcers or duodenal ulcers. With the permission of the doctor, they can only consume porridge, that is, the diet will be completely on pea porridge. In addition, any version of such a diet is undesirable for pregnant and breast-feeding mothers, as well as adolescents and elderly people.

Some people on the pea diet suffer from increased gas formation and feel discomfort in the intestines. If such symptoms appear, the diet should be interrupted.

So, if there are no contraindications, you can lose weight on the buckwheat diet, and it is noted that the lost pounds will not return at all, if in the future adhere to the rules of proper nutrition. An added benefit is that the diet does not require large financial costs and consists of affordable products.

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