3 day diet plans are a popular thing, since this is a very short time in which to lose weight. Add to this the fact that many 3 day diets promise a massive weight loss, it’s no wonder people who are desperate to lose weight fast flock to them.
But 3 day diets can be traitorous and may even cause you to gain more weight in the future. Here is why and how you can avoid it.
3 day diet plans are divided into 2 main groups: massively low calorie diets and 3 day detox diets. Both of these type of diets lead to a fast weight loss because they are very low in calories. Let’s see what each of these types of diet does and what to be aware of.
The first group of detox diets usually consist of having you eat 3 meals each day which are high in protein (often containing tuna) and are low in carbs. These diets specify that you need to do them for 3 days straight, stop for 4-5 days, and go back for another 3 days. You can follow this cycle indefinitely. Often, these diets claim that they can help you to maintain a high metabolism. However, these diets are just low-calorie diets in disguise. Since the calorie deprivation on these diets is so huge, most of the people who use them overeat on the 4-5 rest days, gain up all the weight back, and disrupt their metabolism completely. That’s why I don’t recommend using these diets.
The other form of 3 days diets, the 3 days detox diet, is an entirely different matter. Although these diets are also low on calories, they are mostly made up of fruit. These diets help to cleanse your body of toxins and accumulated undigested waste and so provide more benefit than just weight loss. Don’t get me wrong, they do provide weight loss, a lot of it. In fact, it’s possible to lose as much as 10 pounds in just 3 days with a good 3 day detox diet. One thing you need to know is that it’s highly unrecommended to do a detox diet for a long time. A week should be enough with a few months of rest in between.
3 day diets may be fine to jump start your weight loss, but you also need to make sure that you follow a healthy lifestyle all through the year. This will make sure you look and feel healthy, fit, and trim.