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How To Lose 40+ Pounds With The 13 Day Diet

By Holly / November 19, 2017

Losing weight requires effort and dedication in any way you want to go about it. To help you get started, this 13 day diet program will help you lose weight without having to experience the yo-yo diet. This is famously known as Danish or Copenhagen diet.

Benefits of the 13 Day Diet

There are a lot of benefits that this diet entails. It helps maintain the weight that you have lost during the diet and speed up your metabolism. It is important to remember that this diet shouldn’t last more than the recommended 13 days because of its restrictive caloric intake of about 600 calories. This diet doesn’t have whole grains, fruits and dairy which means that some people might feel fatigue. Increased in hunger and susceptibility to disease can also be experienced.

Rules to Follow:

To help decrease the side effects of this diet as mentioned above, follow the rules:

  1. Avoid sweets, wine, beer and gum chewing
  2. If you need to stop, you may only start the diet all over again after six months
  3. A supplement can be made by exchanging lamb, salmon or beef with chicken breast (250 grams)
  4. This diet can be repeated after 2 yrs.
  5. Avoid extreme physical activity while on the diet
  6. Avoid salt

13 Day Diet Menu

Day 1

  • Breakfast: tea or black coffee with a teaspoon of sugar
  • Lunch:  tomato, frozen spinach steamed in water, a hard-boiled egg
  • Dinner: lettuce salad with a bit of lemon juice with grilled beef (100 grams)

Day 2

  • Breakfast: coffee or black tea (1 cup)
  • Lunch: 1 serving of yogurt (fat free) and ham (150 grams)
  • Dinner: grilled beef (100 grams), lettuce salad with a bit of lemon and a piece of fruit

Day 3

  • Breakfast: coffee or tea plus toasted bread (one slice)
  • Lunch: 2 eggs, ham (1 slice), spinach and tomato
  • Dinner: fruit, tomato soup, celery

Day 4

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  • Breakfast: same food as the 3rd day
  • Lunch: orange or apple juice (200ml), fat free yogurt (1 cup)
  • Dinner: cottage cheese (100 ml), a bit of carrot, 1 egg

Day 5

  • Breakfast: skip
  • Lunch: cooked salmon (150 grams), a bit of lemon and a teaspoon of butter
  • Dinner: grilled beef (100 grams), celery and lettuce (no dressing)

Day 6

  • Breakfast: look at day 4
  • Lunch: grated carrot, 1 egg
  • Dinner: boiled or grilled chicken (150 grams), lemon dressing on top of lettuce salad

Day 7

  • Breakfast: unsweetened coffee or black tea
  • Lunch: only water on the menu
  • Dinner: an apple and grilled lamb cutlets (200 grams)

Day 8

  • Breakfast: black tea or coffee (1 cup)
  • Lunch: 2 eggs, frozen spinach (200 grams), tomato
  • Dinner: grilled beef (200 grams), lettuce salad with lemon zest

Day 9

  • Breakfast: same as day 8
  • Lunch: yogurt (fat free), ham (1 slice)
  • Dinner: grilled beef (200 grams), lettuce salad and lemon

Day 10

  • Breakfast: coffee or tea and toasted bread
  • Lunch: 2 boiled eggs, a pieced of a sliced ham and lettuce salad with lemon zest
  • Dinner: fruit, tomato soup, celery

Day 11

  • Breakfast: same as day 10
  • Lunch: fat free yogurt and 20 ml of apple or orange juice
  • Dinner: cottage cheese (200ml), grated carrot and a hard-boiled egg

Day 12

  • Breakfast: lemon juice and grated carrot
  • Lunch: salmon with lemon, boiled (200 grams), a bit of butter on top
  • Dinner: celery, lettuce, grilled beef (200 grams)

Day 13

  • Breakfast: Same as Day 10
  • Lunch: grated carrot with a bit of lemon, 2 eggs
  • Diner: boiled or grilled chicken breast (250 grams), lettuce salad and lemon


About the author


Thank you for reading my article! I am Holly Nunan, a mother of three daughters aged four, six and eight. I'm an Exercise Physiologist with a passion for exercise, fitness, raising healthy children and natural and alternative remedies. I have a simple mission to help each reader that comes to our website to take away one new piece of healthy information that they can immediately apply to their life. If I've helped you find that today, it's mission accomplished!