3 Day Diet
The 3 Day Diet is essentially a meal plan for 3 days. The claim that you can lose 10 pounds in 3 days, is inaccurate because we are all different, and have different caloric requirements!
Simply put – if you can’t imagine yourself still eating like this in say, a years time, then it’s not a sustainable diet. Judging by the meal plan, the 3 day diet is a very low calorie diet (VLCD), but retains a reasonable balance of fats, carbs, and proteins.
The 3 Day Diet is one of the most popular short-term fad diets around today. Many people adopt the diet to try and achieve short-term weight loss. However, unfortunately most people simply gain the weight back on again.
The 3 Day Diet is simply a low calorie diet (as can be seen by the meal plan). There is nothing magical – no mystical chemical reaction that goes on (as some seem to think). Weight loss is due to a sudden drop in calories – some of this may be fat – but most will be from water loss.
3 Day Diet Meal Plan
This diet is not recommended and should never be used for more than 3 days. This kind of diet is often used by those who experience “yo-yo” weight – it is not a good habit to get into.(yes, there are always rules when dieting – particularly when fad dieting)
– Drink a minimum of 4 glasses of water or diet beverages per day.
– Any of the following may be used to your heart’s content: salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon, herbs, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mustard and catsup.
Day 1 of the 3 Day Diet Menu:
Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1/3 grapefruit + 1 piece of dry toast topped with 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
Lunch: 1/2 cup of tuna in spring water + 1 piece of dry toast + coffee/tea with sugar substitute
Dinner: 3 ounces of lean meat + 1 cup of green beans + 1 cup of carrots + 1 apple + 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
Day 2 of the 3 Day Diet Menu
Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 egg + 1 slice of dry toast + 1/2 banana
Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese or tuna in spring water + 8 saltine crackers
Dinner: 2 franks + 1 cup of cabbage + 1/2 cup of carrots + 1/2 banana + 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream
Day 3 of the 3 Day Diet Menu
Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 5 saltine crackers + 1 ounce of cheese + 1 apple
Lunch: 1 boiled egg + 1 slice of dry toast + coffee/tea with sugar substitute
Diet Dinner: 1 cup EACH of: tuna in spring water, carrots, cauliflower, melon + 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream
Some of the diet’s descriptions include commentary that indicates that the diet’s success is due to the precise combination of foods, which increases a person’s metabolic rate. There is no scientific evidence that this occurs. In actuality, ant weight loss experienced on the diet occurs because the dieter is limited to 1,000 calories a day. Although the diet maintains it is to be followed for only 3 days in a row, the initial weight loss will not be maintained if normal eating patterns are resumed.