The “3 days diet” is one of the most popular short-term fad diets around today and is known to have several versions circulating from person to person, or through various communication methods. They tend to promise weight loss of 10 lb (4.5 kg) or more in just three days.
The origins of the three-day diet go back to the 1980s when these kinds of diets were faxed from person to person. There were many versions of three-day diets circulating such as: Army Diet, Navy Diet, Cleveland Clinic Diet and more, all with the promise of bringing dieters significant weight loss in just three days.
The most common three-day diet, and the one that seems to be the most popular, is a three-day diet with a meal plan that instructs dieters what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In fact, the 3 Day Diet is simply a low calorie diet. Weight loss is due to a sudden drop in calories – some of this may be fat – but most will be from water loss.
1| Before starting a new diet you should consult a physician or other medical professional. Talking to a doctor can help a dieter determine which diet is safe for that dieter’s individual needs.
2| Consulting a dietician is recommended especially for pregnant or breastfeeding women, because when a baby is receiving nutrients from its mother, what the mother eats can have a significant impact on the growth and development of the baby.
The greatest risk because of its devastating effects on the human psyche, is regaining lost weight after the person quit the diet. Dieters who follow a three-day diet may find that any weight lost is gained back as soon as the diet is over, and may even find that more weight is gained that was lost. Having a very low caloric intake makes the dieter’s metabolism slow down because the body thinks that it is starving. Then when a normal number of calories are reintroduced into the diet, the body wants to store extra fat in case there is a period of starvation again.
Breakfast: Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water); ½ grapefruit; 1 slice of toast with peanut butter.
Lunch: ½ cup of tuna; a slice toast; black coffee or tea without sugar (or only water)
Dinner: 90 grams lean meat; 1 cup green beans; 1 cup carrots; 1 cup vanilla ice cream; 1 apple; black coffee or tea without sugar (or only water).
Breakfast: Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water); 1 boiled egg; 1 slice toast; 1 banana
Lunch: 1 cup cottage cheese or tuna; 5 crackers; Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water)
Dinner: 2 hot dogs; ½ cup carrots; 1 cup vanilla ice cream; 1 apple; black coffee or tea without sugar (or only water).
Breakfast: Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water); 5 crackers; 90 grams cheddar cheese; 1 apple
Lunch: 1 hard boiled egg; 1 slice toast; Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water);
Dinner: 1 cup tuna; 1 cup carrots; 1 cup cauliflower; 1 cup water melon; ½ cup vanilla ice cream; Tea or black coffee without sugar (or only water);