Most of us that are battling the bulge often want to lose weight fast but how fast is good enough. We, the overweight class, try starvation diet and water in order to get those pounds off in a hurry but don’t last. Fad diets that promise rapid weight loss are a passing trend that takes longer than the promise to work.
Increasingly, consumers are looking for ways to lose weight fast, continue to eat and at the same time make it stick. The 3-day diet, sometimes called the Military Diet, not only promises rapid weight loss, claiming up to 10 pounds in 3 days, but has a calorie-strict plan that must adhere to.
The 3 Day Diets promotes limited calorie intake as well as “chemically and enzyme balanced.” With this diet, there is not much eating where you intake less than 900 calories per day. The only diet that comes out ahead of this diet is the starvation but in both cases, you lose the weight fairly quickly.
The 3-day diet is, of course, a diet that supposes to last only 3 days; 3 days of restricted caloric intake. Day one, a basic meal might be eaten like a half grapefruit, a slice of toast with one tablespoon of peanut butter, black coffee or water. For lunch cottage cheese and saltine crackers.
Dinner consists of tuna, fruit, and water. Gone are the tasty add-ons like sauces and dressing, sweets and sugary drinks at least for the duration of the plan. Days two and three aren’t much different. It may be ideal to eat the same or similar items in order to keep track of the caloric intake.
The opposition of the 3-day diet states that 10 pounds in 3 days are nearly impossible and implausible. “To lose just 1 pound of body fat you need to reduce your daily calories by about 500 a day for a whole week That’s giving up 3500 calories over the course of 7 days.” www.webmd.com You’re basically existing on little to no calories but for weight loss, the diet would have to be extended to 7 days.
Initially, muscle and water are lost but you also lose strength in your bones thus you have the sensation of feeling weak. Healthcare professionals prefer a more gradual weight loss plan of no more than 1/2 to 1 pound a week.
When you want or need to lose weight, it is best to consult your healthcare professional. There will always be fads and trends out there that seem to work in the short term but for a sustaining plan in weight loss, try eating healthy and exercising for a more gradual weight loss and better quality of life.