In this 3 Day Diet review, we look at this low calorie crash diet that some people say is a “special combination of foods” that helps to create a weight loss effect in just three days. Some sites claim that you can lose up to 10lbs in just three days. But there’s a big chance that you will put back all of those pounds even faster than you lost them. So what is the point?

These are the instructions for the 3 Day Diet:

Day One
Breakfast: Black coffee, tea, or water; 1/2 grapefruit or juice; 1 slice toast with 1T of peanut butter
Lunch: 1/2 cup tuna; 1 slice toast; black coffee, tea, or water
Dinner: 3oz. any lean meat; 1 cup green beans; 1 cup carrots; 1 cup vanilla ice cream; black coffee, tea, or water

Day Two
Breakfast: Black coffee, tea, or water; 1 egg (any style); 1 slice toast; 1 banana
Lunch: 1 cup cottage cheese or tuna; 5 saltine crackers; black coffee, tea or water
Dinner: 2 beef franks or hot dogs; 1/2 cup carrots; 1 banana; 1 cup broccoli or cabbage; 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream; black coffee, tea, or water

Day Three
Breakfast: Black coffee, tea or water; 5 saltine crackers; 1 slice cheddar cheese; 1 apple
Lunch: 1 hard boiled egg; 1 slice toast; black coffee, tea, or water
Dinner: 1 cup tuna; 1 cup carrots; 1 cup cauliflower; 1 cup melon; 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream; black coffee, tea, or water.

Note: You are allowed to use fake sugar with your coffee. You are also allowed to use lemon, salt and pepper, mustard, and cooking spray in your food preparations.

There are a couple of reasons why this 3 day diet “works” in the short term. It’s very low calorie and you are required to drink a lot of coffee. The coffee acts as a diuretic, which helps you to lose water weight. Also, because the diet is only three days long, people are likely to stick with it for that time.

The problem comes from what happens after those three days. While you may be initially elated at the weight you’ve lost in such a short time, the chance that the weight will soon come back on is very high. In most cases the weight you’ve lost is only water, not real fat loss. This means that when you return to your normal eating patterns, you will regain the weight.

Additionally, there could be a problem with the inclusion of ice cream in this diet. While there is certainly nothing wrong with ice cream in moderation (and you do eat it in moderation on the diet), this diet could have you subconsciously thinking about the ice cream as a reward for your good dieting behavior throughout the day. This is a very dangerous pattern to get into and you should try to reward your successes with things other than food.

Most people will return to their normal eating patters right after the three days (the patterns that got them overweight in the first place). Many will have a big post-diet binge which could mean you end up heavier than you are now. This can lead to a yo-yo dieting effect which is known to adversely affect your metabolism.

There are other diets and eating plans that are much safer and more effective than this one and those who are serious about losing weight will do better by looking at the alternatives to the 3 day diet and making a commitment to leading a healthier lifestyle.

So instead of doing the 3 day diet, you can start on the first phase of a good program like Cheat Your Way Thin which will have you lose weight fast but in a healthier way. That is the conclusion of our 3 Day Diet review.

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