3 Day Diet Reviews

Numerous promises for a smaller waist line in three days and increased energy is what the 3 day diet results in. Only these reviews will help find out whether such miracles are indeed possible. Take a look.
The 3 day diet is one of the most popular fad diets in the world of health and fitness. You may have heard of a lot of people swearing by this diet. However, like any advertising rule, only the brighter side is always showcased, and the pitfalls of each of such diets are beautifully wrapped in a glossy exterior of promising weight loss. Yes, the 3 day diet, also popularly known as the three-day tuna diet is a short-term diet plan that promises that you can fit into that oh-so-pretty dress for the upcoming party by following this diet just for 3 days.

Diet Plan

The 3 day diet plan claims that you can lose 10 pounds in three days by following a specific menu. Not only does it promise quick weight loss, it also promises higher energy levels and low cholesterol levels, all of it in three whole days. Moreover, you are not asked to perform any exercises to aid this diet. This diet is to be followed only for three days at any given time, after which one may resume their normal diet for the remaining week. Again, you may resume this diet after the four day gap. Before we tell you what this diet results in, let's take a look at the menu that you are expected to follow.

Meals Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
  • 1 glass Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 cup Black Tea/Coffee (without sugar)
  • 1 piece Toast with 1 tbsp Peanut butter
  • 1 piece Toast with 1 egg
  • 1 cup Black Tea/Coffee (without sugar)
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 5 regular Saltine Crackers with 1 ounce Cheddar Cheese
  • 1 cup Black Tea/Coffee (without sugar)
  • 1 Apple
  • 1 slice Toast
  • Tea/Black Coffee (without sugar)
  • Chicken/Tuna, ½ cup
  • 1 cup Cottage Cheese/Tuna
  • 8 regular Saltine Crackers
  • 1 piece Toast
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 cup Black Tea/Coffee (without sugar)
  • Green Beans and Carrots, 1 cup
  • Lean Meat/Chicken, 3oz.
  • 1 Apple
  • Vanilla Ice Cream, 1 cup
  • 1 cup Broccoli/Cabbage
  • 1/2 cup Carrots
  • 2 Beef Franks
  • 1/2 Banana
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
  • 1 cup Carrots
  • 1 cup Cauliflower
  • 1 cup Tuna
  • 1 cup Melon
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream

You are also allowed to have unlimited non caloric drinks throughout the day, along with 4 cups of water.


If you ask a nutritionist, a health expert or a doctor, they will tell you that the results of the 3 day diet are definitely not desirable. Even if you have completed it and see yourself losing weight, there are some very important truths about this diet that you should know of, before you make it a part of your regular lifestyle.
  • The total number of calories consumed on each day of the diet is below 1000 calories. This is a drastic reduction from the normal amount of calories you consume in a day.
  • This diet reduces your metabolic rate drastically, which means when you resume your normal eating habits you are likely to put back on all the weight you lost.
  • The weight loss on this diet is not fat but water content. Many of you may not be aware that the tea and coffee that you are consuming throughout the diet dehydrates the body. Moreover, the absence of carbohydrates in the diet reduces the water content in the body. As such, your body loses significant amounts of water which enables you to lose weight fast.
  • You are likely to feel very weak when you follow this diet plan as a result of the reduced daily calorie intake.
  • Because you are so restricted during this diet, you are likely to overeat after you complete it.
As is the case with most fad diets, it is difficult to even successfully complete this diet because of the numerous restrictions in the food that you have to follow. This means you are likely to feel dejected, depressed and let-down, which will only affect your health further. It is thus ideal to follow a healthy diet with a good exercise routine, to reduce weight in a healthy manner.

Disclaimer: This article is for informative purposes only and does not, in any way, attempt to replace the advice offered by an expert on the subject.
By Puja Lalwani
Published: 9/28/2010
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