In this day and age, when even ready-to-eat cereal isn’t fast enough, we want to lose weight now, not later. Who can argue with losing the weight of a large laptop in just one weekend? The 3 Day Diet promises just that.
If you’ve been struggling to get your measurements and want to give it a try, here are the details you need to know.
A diet for people who want to lose excess weight claims that if you follow it for three days, you will lose 10 kg.
The menu consists of three dishes: breakfast, lunch and dinner, which is dinner if you consider a bowl of tuna fish or two hot dogs and a side of fruit and vegetables.
The website that markets the diet claims it is “chemically and enzymatically balanced,” but does not explain or support this claim.
One thing is certain: You won’t eat much. On day 1, you only get 870 calories. Days 2 and 3 are not much different.
What you can and can’t eat
For three days, you will eat very simple meals made from food that you already have in your kitchen.
For example, breakfast on Day 1 is black coffee or water, half a grapefruit, and a slice of toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter. Lunch is half a bowl of tuna fish, another slice of toast, and another cup of black coffee (or tea or water).
If you’re looking for variety or an appetizer, you won’t find it here.
For example, lunch on Day 2 is nothing more than a bowl of cottage cheese, a hard-boiled egg, and a pretzel. Sauces, condiments, and even condiments are off the list. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll be happy to find vanilla ice cream on the menu every day.
Effort Level: Low
One of the biggest efforts you’ll make while on a diet is to stop yourself from overeating.
Limited items: The menu lacks a variety of appetizers and entrees, but some websites say you can substitute cottage cheese for the tuna.
Cooking and shopping: This diet requires little effort to get food delivered to your doorstep. If the vegetables are not eaten raw, the only way to cook them is to steam them (either option).