Is the 3 Day Diet Any Good?

The 3 day diet is a popular diet for those looking to shed some quick pounds before a big event usually a weeding, dance or party. It is not a long term diet plan for continued healthy sustained weight loss therefore it does not rank well here.

Although the 3 day diet can lead to quick weight loss for a short period of time it should be known that the weight loss is mostly water weight. Anyone attempting this diet should be aware that it is only intended for a quick burst of weight loss before a big even as indicated above. It will most certainly be gained back shortly after ending the diet. The diet being tied to the American heart association gives credibility to the diet and while the diet is good for the heart the largest misconception is in the actual use of the diet. As long as people use the diet for what it is intended it can be very effective.

On the diet you will be eating everything from fish to tuna and mayo. It is rich is omega 3 fatty acids. While there are a few variations of the 3 day diet they are all meant to accomplish the same thing. The biggest complaint of this diet is the yo-yo effect where weight will bounce from lower to higher without reason or logic. This can be frustrating for a dieter that is looking to manage weight consistently long term.


1. Quick weight loss can be achieved for that special party or event

2. Diet is not risky or unhealthy


1. Long term weight loss not achievable

2. Body experiences a yo yo effect

3. Most weight lost is water weight

Sample Day

1 c frosted wheat squares
C c 2% skim milk
2 oz turkey bacon

1 medium apple
2 Tbsp peanut butter

3 oz tuna salad
3 slices whole wheat bread
0.5 c romaine lettuce
2 slices logo

9 9 "flour tortilla (1oz)
1 tsp mustard
1 oz sliced ​​turkey breast

8 oz cnd beef ravioli (~ 1c)
C c steamed broccoli
1 medium apple

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