It’s 2 weeks to a major event and nothing fits quite as it should. You ask yourself if you should skip the event or find a way to lose those pesky pounds that always seem to show up at the wrong time!! You realise its impossible to skip the event; That means you must lose the weight… but wait! You have no clue where to start !!
Don’t panic…We can help you lose 10 pounds in 2 weeks by putting you on our very effective pepper soup diet. Pepper Soup is a light Nigerian Soup made with meat, tripe, chicken or fish. Going on the Pepper Soup Diet means eating this soup for 2 weeks exclusively … no fruits, no veggies, no juice, no treats , just pepper soup but the best part is you are allowed to eat as much of the pepper soup as you want! No calorie counting required either.
Here’s why this diet works:
Generally, a high-protein foods take more work to digest, metabolize, and use, which means you burn more calories processing them. They also take longer to leave your stomach, so you feel full sooner and for a longer amount of time. The cumulative effect has obvious benefits for weight watching. Furthermore, The pepper soup diet is a protein only diet or ketogenic diet.
The goal of a ketogenic diet plan is to improve wellbeing through a metabolic change in which the primary cellular fuel source switches from carbohydrate based fuels (glucose) to fat fuels and fat metabolism products called ketones. This is achieved through a metabolic process called ketogenesis, and a body state called ketosis. Ketosis is simply a normal metabolic pathway in which the body cells utilize ketones to make energy, instead of relying on sugar or carbohydrate. sticking to a ketogenic diet plan can be very effective for normalizing your weight. However, if you have very high fasting insulin (and high insulin resistance) you may need to add a high intensity interval training(HIIT) program to give that extra “umph”.
Hot peppers’ fire comes from capsaicin, which acts on pain receptors, not taste buds, in our mouths. Capsaicin predominates in the white membranes of peppers, imparting its “heat” to seeds as well. The capsaicin in hot peppers has been shown to decrease blood cholesterol and triglycerides, boost immunity, and reduce the risk of stomach ulcers. It used to be thought that hot peppers aggravated ulcers. Instead, they may help kill bacteria in the stomach that can lead to ulcers. Both hot and sweet peppers contain substances that have been shown to increase the body’s heat production and oxygen consumption for about 20 minutes after eating. This is great news; it means your body is burning extra calories, which helps weight loss.
Now you see, this combo is a winner! Together with herbal and therapeutic condiments like scent leaves or basil, you cant go wrong if you stick with this diet for 2 weeks! Below is the ingredient list and a video on how to cook the Nigerian pepper soup. Feel free to customize it to taste while sticking to the structure of the diet. You can do this!
Ingredients for Nigerian Pepper Soup
*500 g Meat, fish, chicken, sea food , tofu, or assorted meat (tripe, heart, liver&muscle)…cut into small pieces and trim off visible fat. If the meat is too fatty then boil meat, rinse off , season and continue as usual.
*2 tablespoonful pepper soup spice mix
*Habanero/Chilli Pepper (to taste)
*2 teaspoonful Dry Uziza/basil leaves (optional)
*1 tablespoonful of ground Crayfish
*2 Stock cubes /stock powder(maggi or knorr e.t.c)
* 1 teaspoon thyme (optional)
*1 medium Onion bulb(chopped)
* Salt – to taste
*Water (as needed)
Quick Note: In the absence of these spices, you can make use of only roasted Calabash Nutmeg a.k.a Ehu /Ehuru/Ariwo after peeling off the roasted skin.
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