Three Day Diet






The Three Day Diet is something that I came across recently. It is - someone told me - apparently used in hospitals as needed to reduce the weight of patients prior to them having surgery and is reported to have been around since 1985. It is sometimes called The Cleveland Clinic Diet, and claims are that you can lose up to 10 pounds of weight in three days, although there is no evidence as to whether or not this weight loss is fluid reduction and not 'fat' loss.

This is a strict plan that has to be followed exactly for three days at a time, followed by normal eating for four or five days before opting to repeat the diet for another three days.

The Three Day Diet must be followed to the 'T'. Portions must be eaten exactly as noted and dieters are warned not to overeat -- otherwise the promised 10 pound weight loss may not be achieved. At the same time, dieters should not eat less than what is in the plan, even if they are not hungry.

How Does it Work?

By some unspecified magical force, the combination of the suggested foods included in this plan is supposed to create a unique metabolic reaction and boost fat burning.

Wow ... a diet that has ice cream in it every day ... now that's surprising!

The Three Day Diet Meal Plan

Day 1

Breakfast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

1/2 grapefruit or juice

1 piece toast with 1 tablespoon peanut butter

Lunch

1/2 cup tuna

1 piece toast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

Dinner

3 ounces any lean meat or chicken

1 cup green beans

1 cup carrots

1 apple

1 cup regular vanilla ice cream

Day 2

Breakfast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

1 egg

1/2 banana

1 piece toast

Lunch

1 cup cottage cheese or tuna

8 regular saltine crackers

Dinner

2 beef franks

1 cup broccoli or cabbage

1/2 cup carrots

1/2 banana

1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream

Day 3

Breakfast

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

5 regular saltine crackers

1 ounce cheddar cheese

1 apple

Lunch

Black coffee or tea, with 1-2 packets Sweet & Low or Equal

1 boiled egg

1 piece toast

Dinner

1 cup tuna

1 cup carrots

1 cup cauliflower

1 cup melon

1/2 cup regular vanilla ice cream

In addition to its strict daily food prescription, dieters drink 4 cups of water or no-calorie drinks daily.

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