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The 3 Day Diet is a fad diet that has been around for quite some time and it is designed for rapid weight loss in, you guessed it, three days’ time. Basically, there is a menu planned out for the participant and that menu must be followed to the letter in order for it to be successful.
During the three days of the 3 Day Diet participants eat three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) and each meal changes with each day. The theory behind the meals changing is that the specific combination of foods helps create a reaction in your body that stimulates rapid weight loss.
Do Dieters Lose Weight on the 3 Day Diet Diet?
The weight loss success of the 3 Day Diet varies according to who you talk to. The claim is that you can lose 10 pounds in three days, but this only seems doable if the person on the 3 Day Diet had plenty of weight to lose in the first place.
As far as keeping off the weight that is lost, that is all but impossible. Usually, the dieter will revert back to their regular diet after the 3 Day Diet is over and within a day or so gain back all of the weight that was lost and in some cases even gain a couple extra pounds.
Additionally, the 3 Day Diet doesn’t allow a body to lose weight in a healthy manner. It is far better to achieve gradual and consistent weight loss than it is to seek it out in such a short amount of time.
This is confirmed with the 3 Day Diet’s recommendation of no heavy exercise while on the diet. Because of the lack of energy producing calories there would be no way to safely workout while on the 3 Day Diet.
Is the 3 Day Diet Diet Easy to Follow?
The 3 Day Diet is only easy to follow for about the first half of the first day. Then the hunger pains start kicking in and by day two your cravings are really going wild. In fact, as hard as it might be to believe, the dropout rate for the 3 Day Diet is just about as high as the completion rate as many just can’t take the drastic changes that the diet calls for, not even for three days.
The 3 Day Diet is simply a fad. While it may not cost you much money to try it won’t do you any good in the long run. It is hard to sustain your urges even for the three days of the diet and unless drastic changes are made to your diet after you complete the 3 Day Diet, there will be no way to maintain any of the weight loss that you may have enjoyed.
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