Posted in Weight Loss by inMotion Life
The 3 day diet is a very low calorie diet that claims you will lose anywhere between 3 and 10 pounds (1.4 – 4.5Kg) in just three days (depending on the writer). If you are considering going on the 3 day diet, reviews are hard to come by. So we decided to test it ourselves and give you our honest opinion of the program.
3 Day Diet Review
This diet is very low in calories. Some versions of the diet include a grapefruit at every meal which means the diet has 900 calories. Others feature it at just one meal which takes the diet down to 750 calories. Obviously, these calorie levels are not sustainable, but remember this is just a 3 day diet. You can fast for that long, so having some food to keep you going shouldn’t harm you.
Secondly, there is no fancy cooking required to sustain this diet. If you can boil an egg and cook vegetables in the microwave, you can go on this diet. The foods required are pretty basic, for example cottage cheese, saltine crackers, carrots, apples, etc.
The third positive aspect of this diet is that the food you are asked to eat, in no way harms you. You’ll be eating fruits, vegetables, lean meats, etc. In many ways, you are better off with this program than you would be eating a couple of meals at a fast food joint. There’s no “trick” to the 3 day diet, it’s simply just very low in calories.
But there are some downsides to the diet unfortunately. For instance, you may only lose a couple of pounds for all of your starving, not the 10 pounds some proponents claim.
Also, we would be remiss in not mentioning that extended use of this diet program would surely lead to anorexia. The name of the diet is “The 3 Day Diet” for a reason, so it should really only be used for three days.
Another point 3 day diet reviews should make clear, is that you are probably going to be very hungry on this program. The meals are quite small. Breakfast and lunch are about 200 calories a piece and dinner is about 350 calories. If you are used to the 2000 to 3000 calorie diets that most Americans eat, you are going to be famished. If you can suck it up and say “it’s only 3 days”, you’ll survive. But, if you are not mentally prepared for the hunger challenges on the 3 day diet, you are likely to give in to your urge to eat more.
In short, the 3 day diet does work, but you will probably only lose between 3 to 6 pounds (1.4 – 2.7Kg). The 10 pound claims are for very large people who try it. Most of the pounds lost will be from water mass, and you can’t go on the diet for an extended period of time.
So to sum up this review, in our opinion, if you want to lose weight for a specific purpose in the very near future, such as for a wedding next weekend or an upcoming high school reunion, it’s worth doing. However, as an extended diet plan, it won’t work. You should instead look at making long term holistic changes to your diet and lifestyle.
If you have tried the 3 day diet, we’d love to hear how it went in the comments below.