Quick Weight Loss!
The  3 Day Diet

Good news!  The goal of this quick weight loss diet is to trim you by 10 pounds in just three days! 

It's quite restrictive, may leave you feeling less than satisfied after a meal, makes eating out almost impossible, and is nutritionally deficient.  But, if you're in a pinch to lose a few pounds, the sacrifice may be worth it!  

There are several versions of The 3 Day Diet.  This one comes from U.S. News & World Report at http://health.usnews.com, who claim they have not ranked this weight loss plan. 

For Quick Weight Loss,
The 3 Day Diet ...

Among breakfast, lunch and dinner, 800-1000 calories are spread throughout the day.  Sound good so far?  Read on...

Breakfasts consists of :

  • black coffee
  • half a grapefruit
  • one slice toast with a very small amount of peanut butter
  • all the water you want (now there's some good news!)


  • half a cup of plain tuna (from the can)
  • one slice toast
  • black coffee


  • 3 oz meat
  • 2 cups of vegetables (raw or cooked)
  • small apple
  • 1 cup vanilla ice cream (yes, really!)

How's it sounding so far?
here's more...

After the first day, menu items expand to include hard boiled eggs, cottage cheese, hot dogs, bananas, and saltine crackers. And, throughout each day, you can indulge in all the calorie-free beverages you care to drink. But, the calorie count remains the same; 800-1000 per day.


At the Finish Line!At the Finish Line!

Overall, this quick weight loss method is convenient, inexpensive, and boasts easy-to-prepare foods.  The best news is, this very restrictive plan only lasts for only a few short days!  

The bad news is...no alcohol is allowed and eating out is quite difficult. Although the foods allowed are relatively bulky, feeling satisfied after meals is still unlikely since so few calories are consumed.  This choice is far from nutritionally sound and is, let's face it, unsustainable. 

If you're relatively healthy, a few days of sacrifice is probably not going to hurt you.  But, fair warning - long term repeated use of this plan may result in consequences such as nutritional deficiencies and a weakened immune system.  Plus, yo-yo dieting has been shown to cause stress on the heart.  It's wise to consult your physician before beginning any weight loss plan.   

If you decide to go for it, remember, the results depend on you - no cheating!  That means, no deviations; no sauces, no condiments, no caloric beverages, etc.  Salt and pepper are okay, though.  

So, if you're looking for a band-aid approach and you realize this is only temporary, this diet may be a short-term answer to your problem. 

Check out more rapid weight loss diets.

Have you had success with a short term crash diet?  If so, please share your story below.

The Solution to Permanent Weight Loss

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by Robin D. George

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