What to eat for dinner to lose weight? Salad recipes for every day


Dinner is the most important meal of the day and plays a key role in losing weight. A properly selected menu for the evening will not only help you lose weight in a short time, but will also improve the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, give energy and vigor in the morning and even change the quality of your sleep (it is scientifically proven that after a hearty and late dinner – people have nightmares or just unpleasant, incomprehensible dreams).

What to cook for dinner

If your goal is to lose weight, remember the main rules of dinner:

  • 1. Do not use complex carbohydrates (pasta, cereals, potatoes). In the evening, protein and fiber should prevail on your plate.
  • 2. The serving size should not be large. Dinner should be 20-30% of the daily value. That is, the largest meals in terms of volume are breakfast and lunch.
  • 3. Have dinner 3 hours before bedtime.

From the point of view of the balance of micronutrients – an ideal dinner option is a light salad. We offer you 7 variants of this dish at once so that your weekly menu is as varied as possible.

Salad with tuna


1. Lettuce leaves
2. Canned tuna – 1 can
3. Cucumber – 1 piece
4. Boiled eggs – 3 pieces
5. Sour cream or olive oil – for dressing


1. Tear lettuce leaves.
2. Cut cucumbers and eggs into cubes.
3. Add the tuna.
4. Season with olive oil or low-fat sour cream.

Chinese cabbage salad


1. Peking cabbage
2. Boiled eggs – 3-4 pcs
3. Corn – 1 can
4. Cucumber – 1-2 pcs
5. Sour cream
6. Mustard
7. Salt


1. Rinse the cabbage and cut into strips.
2. Cut cucumbers and eggs into cubes. Add to cabbage.
3. Add corn and salt.
4. For dressing, mix sour cream with a drop of mustard.

Crab stick salad


1. Cucumber – 1 piece
2. Crab sticks – 200 gr
3. Boiled eggs – 3 pieces
4. Corn – 1 can
5. Dill
6. Classic yogurt
7. Mustard
8. Salt


1. Cut the cucumber, eggs and crab sticks into cubes.
2. Add corn and finely chopped dill.
3. Season with classic yoghurt with a small amount of mustard and salt.

Salmon salad


1. Arugula – 70 gr
2. Cucumber – 1 pc
3. Cherry – 100 gr
4. Light salted salmon – 150 gr
5. Bell pepper – 1 pc
6. Olive oil


1. Rinse the arugula and dry it.
2. Cut the cucumber into half rings, cut the cherry in half, and cut the bell pepper into cubes.
3. Cut the salmon into small pieces.
4. Combine everything and fill with olive oil

Couscous salad


1. Couscous – 100 g (dry)
2. Feta cheese – 100 g
3. Bell pepper – 1 piece
4. Cherry tomatoes – 100 g
5. Cilantro
6. Olive oil


1. Pour 150 ml of boiling water over the couscous, add 2 tsp of olive oil and salt.
2. Cut the bell pepper and feta into cubes, halves the cherry.
3. Add ready-made couscous, mix and add cilantro.

Bean salad


1. Canned beans – 1 can
2. Corn – 1 can
3. Cucumber – 1-2 pcs
Rye croutons – 1 pack 5. Sour cream or classic yogurt
6. Salt


1. Cut the cucumbers into cubes, add the beans and corn squeezed from the juice; and croutons.
2. Season with salt and sour cream or classic yogurt.

Funchose salad


1. Funchoza – 100 gr (dry)
2. Cucumber – 1 pc
3. Bell pepper – 1 pc
4. Carrots – 1 pc
5. Soy sauce for dressing


1. Pour funchoza with boiling water for 5-7 minutes.
2. Cut the cucumber, carrots and peppers into thin strips.
3. Fry carrots with peppers in a pan with a little oil (5-7 minutes).
4. Combine fried vegetables, cucumber and funchose. Season with a little soy sauce.

07 May 2021

How immunity is formed and strengthened


“Maintain immunity” is a phrase that has long entered the lexicon. Many people care about their health, listen to the body and strengthen their immunity. At the same time, few people understand how immunity functions and what it consists of.

Together with Elena Selina, a nutritionist, an expert at the largest health and beauty marketplace, we figure out what is meant by immunity and the organs of the immune system.

Specific and non-specific immunity

Immunity is a set of reactions of the body to protect against genetically foreign objects for our body: bacteria, viruses and other harmful substances.

There are two immunities in the body of every person: innate and acquired. The first – congenital, or specific, – a person receives from his mother, and it develops in him even in utero. It is genetically predetermined, passed from generation to generation, and automatically turns on when antigens enter the body, independently removing them from there. That is why, for example, a person cannot get sick with canine diseases.

Acquired immunity is also called nonspecific and is formed in a person throughout his life. It cannot be inherited, it must constantly independently learn to develop resistance to antigens – viruses, bacteria. And to remove them, he resorts to the help of his “brother” – innate immunity.

Where does immunity come from?

The very first person receives immunity through the mother’s placenta, then through breast milk. It is a natural, active immunity that the body learns to produce. There is also an artificial passive immunity that we get through vaccination. Ready-made antibodies or weakened microorganisms are introduced into the body, on which the immune system learns to fight certain diseases.

Organs of the immune system

The organs of the immune system are subdivided into central and peripheral. The central ones are the red bone marrow and thymus. The peripheral ones are the spleen, lymph nodes, lymphoid tissue, and appendix.

Redbone marrow is responsible for blood formation. It is in it that all cells of the immune system are born and B-lymphocytes mature.

The thymus, or thymus gland, is located in the upper chest. It produces hormones that support the body’s immune response and stimulates the production of antibodies. Also, the thymus gland is responsible for the development and distribution of lymphocytes that enter it from the red bone marrow.

The spleen is located in the left hypochondrium and is responsible for filtering blood and producing antibodies that will resist viruses and bacteria.

Lymph nodes, of which there are more than a thousand in the body. Their task is to pass lymph and lymphocytes through themselves and retain antigens. If the infection enters the body, and there are not enough lymphocytes, the body begins to intensively produce them, and the load on the lymph nodes increases significantly. At this point, they enlarge, harden and become painful.

Lymphoid tissue is a system of macrophages and lymphocytes that is present in many organs in the body. For example, it is found in the spleen, bronchi, intestines, bladder, kidneys, and many mucous membranes. The main task is to protect the body.

Appendix. Many people think that this is an unnecessary appendage. In fact, it contains a lot of lymphoid tissue, which, in turn, is part of the peripheral immune system of the body.

How to strengthen immunity

A person is able to help his body resist various infections that constantly enter the body. If all organs of the immune system are working properly, they will fight off viruses and harmful bacteria.

Strengthens the immune system with proper nutrition, exercise, walking in the fresh air, reducing stress, and taking vitamins and minerals regularly. Essential vitamins that help our immune system: Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Zinc.

04 May 2021

How to replace protein foods during fasting


Proteins are your muscles, bones, and all the soft tissues of your body. Most of them are found in meat, tuna, shrimp, eggs, and cheese. The author of the book “Lose Weight and/or Survive”, nutritionist and fitness trainer Victoria Borovskaya claims that in order to maintain a healthy level of proteins in the body, you need to eat at least 0.8 g of protein per 1 kg of body weight.

But what about those who give up animal products? For example, you are a vegan or you observe all religious fasts every year, so do not eat meat, eggs, or fish. You may be fasting right now. The biggest danger in such a diet is protein deficiency.

How to recognize a protein deficiency and what it threatens

A lack of protein causes irreparable harm to the body, so it is important not to overlook the symptoms and balance your diet in time.

The first symptom is PERMANENT HUNGER. Many people know this feeling for themselves: food does not bring a feeling of satiety, hunger becomes uncontrollable. We are trying to quickly seize this sensation with something high-calorie (for example, sweets), and meanwhile, hunger must be compensated for with protein products.

The lack of protein over time becomes noticeable and visually: THE CONDITION OF THE HAIR, NAILS, SKIN WORSENS . Chronic protein deficiency also leads to a general decrease in immunity: the body simply has nothing to build immune cells and antibodies from. As a result – frequent colds, dermatitis, allergies. Constant weakness appears, the person gets tired quickly, there is not enough strength for anything.

In the future, a lack of protein can provoke the development of a number of diseases – for example, osteoporosis of the lower jaw. And, of course, there can be no question of any growth of muscles and connective tissue in such conditions. I believe that the more serious consequences of a protein deficiency within the framework of Lent, lasting 48 days, will not come.

How to replace animal protein

  • SOY PROTEIN. Today it is the best substitute for animal protein, as close as possible to it in terms of amino acid composition. Soy protein is easy to digest. Another important plus: semi-finished soy protein products will diversify the lean table.
  • OTHER VEGETABLE PROTEINS. Here in the first rows are legumes: peas, chickpeas, beans, lentils. A good percentage of protein in cereals and seeds (quinoa, sesame), in nuts. Even some vegetables and herbs contain protein: spinach, broccoli.
  • PROTEIN SHAKES. I am a proponent of eating protein powders only when needed, and protein shortages in fasting are just such a case.

The abrupt transition from animal protein to vegetable protein can cause unpleasant reactions from the gastrointestinal tract. Do not be alarmed, this is normal! Fasting lasts long enough for the body to adapt. And the introduction of certain foods into the diet will help minimize intestinal discomfort.

  • FLAXSEED is a popular gut calmer. With an enveloping effect, flax seeds normalize peristalsis.
  • PRUNES stimulate the digestion of food, an excellent aid in constipation.
  • BROWN RICE is a natural sorbent that helps to remove harmful substances from the digestive tract.
  • SPINACH contains healthy fatty acids. They perfectly relieve inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, improve digestion and participate in the prevention of gastritis.

What is at the post

I offer you the TOP products and food groups that you should definitely include in a lean diet.

  • FOODS RICH IN B VITAMINS, important for the growth and maintenance of muscle mass. The champions here are salmon, mackerel, sardines. During Lent, fish is allowed on two holidays: Annunciation and Palm Sunday. I advise you not to miss this opportunity to feed on vitamins!
  • LEGUMES OF ALL VARIETIES AND TYPES. Beans, beans, and chickpeas in your diet are a great way to eat your protein intake. Legumes are also rich in fiber, which is essential for gut health.
  • BUCKWHEAT. Number 1 among cereals in terms of protein content: here it is 12 g per 100 g of cereals. And buckwheat is also a storehouse of usefulness, there are vitamins B1, B2, PP and E, copper, iron, calcium, manganese, zinc, and phosphorus.
  • OTHER CEREALS: oatmeal, pearl barley, barley, wheat, quinoa, spelled, etc. In general, cereals are an excellent source of carbohydrates, which are essential in the diet as a source of energy.
  • BANANAS. Among all the fruits, I want to highlight them especially, because bananas are rich in fiber and potassium, protect the gastric mucosa, and improve digestion. And they perfectly saturate!
  • NUTS AND SEEDS: almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, etc. They are all excellent sources of healthy fats, micronutrients, and macronutrients.
  • WATER. My universal recommendation is strong for everyone: drink enough water (one and a half to two liters for a conditionally healthy person)!

How to change your training regimen

Great Lent is the strictest of all Orthodox fasts. Given all the nutritional restrictions, it is very important to assess the strength of the body sensibly and not set yourself impossible fitness tasks at this time.

I strongly advise against setting records. You do not need large weights in strength, avoid long exhausting cardio loads. Perhaps fasting is also not the time to address fundamentally new loads. If you are doing strength training, then I recommend adjusting your training regimen: reduce weights and increase the number of repetitions.

You should not set yourself the task of building muscle mass. The most important thing with dietary restrictions – whether fasting or otherwise – is to maintain pre-existing muscle mass. Let your workouts help you keep your body in good shape – without compromising your health.

30 Apr 2021

Get up early and find happiness


What do you do in the first 30 minutes after the alarm rings? I can assume that if you have an alarm clock in your phone, then you either set it to another 10 minutes and turn it off or immediately hang in the phone to wake up: look at social networks, mail, read the latest posts. Do you love your morning? I don’t think you even pay attention to it.


28 Apr 2021

The path of yoga 8 steps to liberation


Acquaintance with yoga most often now we begin with the practice of asanas. But is it enough to learn how to perform asanas to find freedom through yoga?



27 Apr 2021

How to breathe properly: tips and exercises

  • Breathing is as natural as walking. Most likely, you do not even notice how you breathe, and the work of your brain, digestion, nervous system, muscles and even the structure of your face depends on it. The importance of breathing is even reflected in stable expressions:


26 Apr 2021

Depression – How Yoga Can Help


Depression is a serious and dangerous problem in human mental health and well-being. The impact of depression extends to all areas of life and can harm a career, ruin relationships with others, and worsen overall quality of life.



25 Apr 2021




This program will allow you to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles, open your pelvis, improve blood circulation and even heighten the sex experience!


As you exhale, rounding your back, you need to twist the pelvis and tighten the deep abdominal muscles, as if pulling them in and up. Try to feel a stretch in the lower back and relax your neck by dropping your head down completely. strengthening the muscles Then, while inhaling, return to the starting neutral position. The back is straight.




The starting position is lying on your back, legs are bent at the knees, the legs are perpendicular to the floor, the feet are at the width of the pelvis. Emphasis on the work of the buttocks and pelvic floor muscles, as well as articulation (extension) of the spine.


As you exhale, twisting the pelvis, tighten the buttocks, draw in the deep muscles of the abdomen, creating a “vacuum effect” and lift the pelvis, leaving support on the shoulder blades. The neck is relaxed. As you inhale, return the pelvis to the floor, stretching the entire spine along the floor.




Emphasis on the work of the pelvic floor muscles and the articulation of the spine.

Having grouped, pull in the abdominal muscles and, maintaining this strength, perform a roll, touching the floor with your shoulder blades, and then come back. Try to do the exercise smoothly.




The starting position is sitting on the floor, with straight legs open as wide as possible to the sides. Legs active, create traction through the heels. Begin bending forward with your back straight, creating a gentle stretch of the inner thigh muscles. Hold this position for 30-40 seconds.




Starting position is sitting with one leg extended to the side.


While inhaling, keeping the buttocks pressed to the floor, tilt to the side, towards the straight leg.




Group, lift your pelvis and stretch your legs up to an upright position.


Tighten your glutes and abdominal muscles. Feel active legs, stretch your toes up. Hold the position for 30 sec.

22 Apr 2021



Squats are considered the main exercise that can transform the shape of the buttocks. But what to do for those for whom they are banned, and you really want to become the owner of the “priests-nut”? Train according to the scheme we will show you today. As a rule, squats and lunges are prohibited for people with injuries and diseases of the knees and spine.


However, in this case, it is quite possible to pump up beautiful buttocks. “Here, different variations of leg swings from a standing position or on all fours come to the rescue, as well as lifting the pelvis while lying down,” comments Anastasia Solodova, master trainer of the group programs direction of the federal network of X-fit fitness clubs and the author of the complex that we will show you today … – The training regimen is of fundamental importance here: it is important to observe a certain combination of repetitions of exercises. Relatively speaking, in one short lesson it is necessary to combine static and multi-repetitive work with a small range of motion, performing the so-called springs. ”
We asked Anastasia to design a workout taking into account all these points. Let’s start the lesson!


Start with a 10-minute warm-up (articular gymnastics is suitable), and end with stretching.
Perform the exercises in sequence. “Please note: some combinations of movements are performed first on one leg, then on the other. For example, we first perform the second and third exercises with the left foot, and then in the same sequence – with the right, – adds Anastasia Solodova. – The same goes for the fourth and fifth exercises.
Exercise 3-4 times a week.
To complete the complex, you will need a rug and a chair (or bench).


Lie on your back, place your feet on a chair (bench) so that your knees are bent at right angles. Connect your feet, press your knees together (and do not part them during the exercise), slightly twist the tailbone inward. Don’t strain your neck. As you exhale, push your pelvis upward, contracting your buttocks and relaxing your lower back. Hold at the top point for a few seconds and, with inhalation, lower yourself to the starting position. Do the exercises and move on to the next one.


Lying on your back in the starting position of the first exercise, lift your pelvis off the floor (half the amplitude). Then bring your left knee to the side and place your foot on your right thigh. With an exhalation, push the pelvis up (in full amplitude), with an inhalation, lower it again to half the amplitude (that is, do not touch the floor with your buttocks). Exercise on one leg, then immediately move on to the next movement.


From the starting position of the second exercise (the pelvis is raised above the floor in half the amplitude, the left foot is on the right thigh), push the buttocks up (to the highest point) and straighten the left leg, directing the toe to the ceiling. Fix this position for one minute, observing the breath: inhale the air through the nose, and direct the exhalation to the stomach. After completing this movement, repeat the second and third exercises on the other leg.


Get on all fours (palms under the shoulders, knees under the pelvis), do not bend in the lower back. Raise your left knee off the floor and, with your heel pointed towards the ceiling, slightly bend your leg up. As you inhale, bring your knee down, and as you exhale, push your foot up. Perform 20 repetitions of the movement, then fix the leg at the top point for a minute, and then do 9 more “springs” (that is, movements with a micro-amplitude). Without lowering your left knee to the floor, proceed to the next exercise.


From the starting position of the fourth exercise, push the left knee up, and, lowering it down, take it crosswise behind the right thigh. Perform 20 repetitions of the exercise at full amplitude, then three more “springs” at the top.

Then stretch your leg back and touch the floor with your toe. From this position, push your leg upward, directing your heel toward the ceiling. Perform 20 of these movements, then repeat all steps of the fourth and fifth exercises on the right leg.

Exercise regularly, tracking your technique and your own feelings. Try to work at a medium to slow pace – rushing can reduce the effectiveness of the exercise.

19 Apr 2021



Climber is an effective abdominal exercise. It perfectly works the core muscles and helps to achieve the coveted “cubes”. The main load falls on the muscles of the abdomen and thighs, the auxiliary load is on the muscles of the back, buttocks and legs. Regular exercise develops physical endurance and tone your muscles.

No special equipment is required to perform the Climber exercise. Therefore, you can exercise anywhere: at home, in the park, or in the gym.



The Climber exercise can be done in a variety of ways. The main thing is to follow a few general rules:

  • Distribute your weight evenly to your arms and legs.
  • When moving your legs, do not roll over to the right or left side.
  • Draw in your stomach and keep your muscles taut.
  • Don’t bend your lower back.
  • Straighten your shoulders and keep your shoulder blades apart.
  • Bend your arms at the elbows, otherwise the entire load will fall on the elbow joints.
  • Breathe evenly.


Basic exercise “Rock climber”


Why: Workout abs and glutes.

How: Lie on a rug with your hands on the floor and place your palms shoulder-width apart. Raise on your hands without bending your elbows. Keep your body parallel to the floor. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right knee towards your chest. While inhaling, return to the starting position. Repeat the same with your left foot.

Experienced athletes can increase the load. In the video, we show you how to perform a complicated version of the “Climber” exercise with a barbell.


Why: Train the abs, obliques and buttocks. Additional stress on the pectoral muscles.

How: Lie on a mat, place your arms shoulder-width apart and rest your palms on the floor. Raise on your hands without bending your elbows. As you exhale, tighten your abdominal muscles, pull your right knee to your left shoulder, while twisting slightly at the waist. While inhaling, return to the starting position and do the same with your left leg.

With expander

Why: The main load on the legs and buttocks, hip biceps training.

How: Tie an expander to your legs just above your knees and take a lying position. Rise on your hands, bending them slightly at the elbows. Keep your body parallel to the floor. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right knee towards your chest. While inhaling, return to the starting position and repeat the same with your left leg.


Hands on the bench

Why: Workout the glutes, deltas and core muscles.

How: Get into a prone position and place your hands on the bench. Palms – shoulder width apart. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right knee towards your chest. While inhaling, return to the starting position and do the same with your left leg.


On fitball

Why: Additional stress on the biceps, triceps and deltoid muscles.

How: Lie on the floor and place your hands on the ball. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right knee towards your chest. The exercise is performed alternately on each leg.

“Rock climber” biped

Why: Train your abs, biceps, back, deltas, core muscles.

How: Lie down on a rug. Spread your arms shoulder-width apart. Keep your body parallel to the floor. As you exhale, raise your arms, contracting your abdominal muscles. In a jump, pull your knees to your chest and return to the starting position while inhaling. Repeat the exercise several times.


No foot landing

Why: Additional stress on the abs and buttocks.

How: Lie down on slightly bent arms. As you exhale, contract your abdominal muscles and pull your right knee towards your chest. As you inhale, quickly change your left leg. Repeat the exercise.

Diagonal steps

Why: Training for the muscles of the thighs and buttocks. Additional stress on the pectoral muscles.

How: Take a prone position and place your arms shoulder-width apart. Your body should be parallel to the floor. As you exhale, pull your right knee toward your left shoulder. While inhaling, return to the starting position and repeat the same with your left leg.



To make your workout as effective as possible, we recommend:


  • For beginners, do the exercise with your hands on a raised platform, not on the floor.
  • Take your time, build up the pace gradually.
  • Do not lift your pelvis too high.
  • Observe the position of the body, the body should form a straight line (from shoulders to ankles).
  • Straighten your legs and not bend your knees.
  • Breathe evenly.
  • Perform the optimal number of sets – 4-5.


15 Apr 2021