The 3 Day Diet or the more popular 3 day 10 pound diet as far as we can tell started back in 1985 and today can still easily be found all over the Internet and on book shelves in most popular book stores.
It’s All About Speed
The three-day diet and its clones dictate quick weight loss, a cleaning out of you bodies system, lower cholesterol and increased energy all through a specific metabolic reaction that no version of the diet has ever medically proven.
Those that are on this 3 day 10 pound diet are required to follow the program for only 3 days, with an off period of generally 5 days in between diet times.
All the versions of the 3 day diet share the same common steps that must be followed and foods that must be consumed in order for the diet to work correctly. What better way to blame the dieter when it doesn’t work than you botched the formula and didn’t follow the rules.
First day breakfast includes coffee (no sugar), one half a grapefruit, and a slice of toast with one tablespoon peanut butter. For lunch, you are allowed a can of tuna, a slice of toast, and black coffee.
For dinner it’s 3 ounces of chicken or lean meat, one cup of green beans, one cup of carrots, one apple, and one cup of regular vanilla ice cream.
The next two consecutive days of the diet are pretty much the same in meal amounts, though the specifics change, for example Day 2 recommends two beef franks for dinner in place of three ounces of lean meat.
Apparently it’s possible to lose as much as 10 lb’s in only three days which is why I suppose it was called the 3 day 10 lb diet in the first place. Even thought health experts all over the world recommend only two pounds a week, this program is stating that you can lose fiver weeks worth of weight in just 3 days.
Twaddle is the answer. That is my answer to this ridiculous claim.
There is no reliable scientific evidence that supports the so-called specific metabolic reaction. The only reason the 3 day diet would work to help a person lose fat is because of the lack of calories. In fact, because this fad diet is so low in carbohydrates a person could drop ten pounds in as little as three days.
Losing Water Weight is Not Body Fat
Of course most of that would be water weight as the job of the carbohydrates is to encourage the body to retain water. In case you are not aware, losing that much weight from not retaining water is very dangerous and unhealthy as the body needs water to survive some experts recommend 8 glasses a day minimum.
Because of binge eating after such starvation and because most of the fat lost is due to water, the weight will hastily return after the three days. In saying this, rapid water loss can result in some serious consequences for you body. But hey, then you would really lose some actual weight in the hospital.
If it sounds too good to be true, and looks to good to be true as with the 3 Day Diet then it usually is. For those that are seriously considering losing weight then you can find a much better option then this to do it.