Don't expect to have a long term weight loss with a wide 3 day diet. This is strictly restricted calorie plan where you lose water weight. They are wonderful if you have an upcoming event such as a wedding or a reunion to attend. However, they should not be used as permanent lifestyle solutions.
One of the 3 day diets is also known as the Cleveland Clinic Diet. It should be noted that the actual Cleveland Clinic in Ohio have been denying any relationship with the program. This diet is also called the Mayo Clinic diet and the grapefruit diet.
The reason this is called the Grapefruit Diet is because you eat ½ grapefruit or grapefruit juice 4 oz. every meal. If you eat grapefruit in a natural state and dig into the skin, you'll get 6 grams fiber. It is recommended that people get 25 grams of fiber a day and dieters may want to push it to 30 or 35 grams. Eat lots of grapefruit can help you on your way. Note that grapefruit juice does not contain fiber.
You should also know that grapefruit has no special fat burning or improve the quality of your metabolism. It's just good fruit for you like apples and oranges. 3 day diet exploits this fact and turns it into a gimmick.
The 3-day diet is partly due to a low-calorie diet program. Breakfast included eggs, a piece of dry bread, and a banana - a total of 200 calories. Lunch was a cup of cottage cheese and salty biscuits-5 again under 200 calories. Dinner seem more substantial with 3 oz. lean Turkey, 2 cups vegetables, bananas, and ½ cup of vanilla ice cream, but you still eat less than 350 calories. 3 serving of grapefruit you add 150 calories. It's only 900 calories for the day!
Of course you will lose weight at 900 calories, even if you just sit around and watch TV all day! This is not sustainable over time, but for a quick and dirty solution to lose a few pounds, it can be successful.
Not a lifestyle choice, but a 3 day diet can lead you to be "skinny jeans " before a big date, let you look like a high school prom pictures to Your 10-year reunion, or match the wedding gown of your dreams. More than that, too much is expected of a 3 day diet.
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