3 Day Diet & 7 Day Diet Review

Written by Sky Taylor at Diet Bites

Popular Fad Diets Based on Number of Days

Most are very dangerous to health and well-being, and some can present life-threatening conditions for the dieter.

Keep in mind that permanent weight loss success is not a plan based on a set numbers of days, rather - all the rest of the days of your life.

First we review the 3 Day Diet followed by the 7 Day Diet.

Review of The 3 Day Diet Plan

Is The 3 Day Diet an Effective Mode for Weight Loss?

The 3 Day Diet is a dangerous, restrictive diet which consists of drinking a minimum of four glasses of water daily OR the diet beverage of the individual's choice, and using salt, pepper, vinegar, lemon, herbs, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, mustard and catsup as the dieter sees fit.

Here is Day One through Day Three of the 3 Day Diet Plan which is for informational purposes only. Do not go on this diet plan without your doctor's approval.

Day 1 of The 3 Day Diet Plan

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1/3 grapefruit + 1 piece of dry toast topped with 1 Tablespoon of peanut butter

Lunch: 1/2 cup of tuna in spring water + 1 piece of dry toast + coffee/tea with sugar substitute

Dinner: 3 ounces of lean meat + 1 cup of green beans + 1 cup of carrots + 1 apple + 1 cup of vanilla ice cream

Day 2 of The 3 Day Diet Plan

Breakfast:   Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 1 egg + 1 slice of dry toast + 1/2 banana

Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese or tuna in spring water + 8 saltine crackers

Dinner: 2 Franks + 1 cup of   cabbage + 1/2 cup of carrots + 1/2 banana + 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream

Day 3 of The 3 Day Diet Plan

Breakfast: Coffee/Tea with sugar substitute + 5 saltine crackers + 1 ounce of cheese + 1 apple

Lunch: 1 boiled egg + 1 slice of dry toast + coffee/tea with sugar substitute

Dinner: 1 cup EACH of: tuna in spring water, carrots, cauliflower, melon + 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream

We strongly feel that this diet presents serious health risks.

The 3 Day Diet Plan contains less than 1,000 calories per day and doesn't meet the recommendations for a healthy diet containing all the Food Group servings necessary for optimum health.

The 7 Day Diet Plan Review

Is the 7 Day Diet a Healthy Mode for Weight Loss?

The 7 Day Diet is a fad diet that virtually blows up the official Food Pyramid into tiny cinder blocks. There they are on the ground, smoldering about us as we put on our oxygen masks and try to revive our good health - good health that gets blown to smithereens with the 7 Day Diet Plan.

This diet plan should not be attempted by anyone without a doctor's approval due to the restriction of certain foods necessary for optimum nutrition and may even prove harmful or fatal for some individuals. No kidding, Dick Tracy.

The following information is provided for informational purposes only and is a summary of the popular 7 Day Diet Plan.

Monday Menu

Fruity Day! Eat as much fruit as you wish of any fruits, except bananas. This means that you can eat all the avocados that your heart desires, right? Well, it should because the avocado is classified as a fruit, just like the tomato. And yes, we're sure that if an individual on this diet consumes 10 small avocados on Monday [that's 4,000 calories for the small ones] the result will be massive weight gain. Good grief!

Our questions is: Why not bananas? They make an awesome choice for dieters at breakfast and contain a healthy dose of potassium and the B-vitamins. Maybe this is the 7 Day Diet's way of lending the impression that they aren't 'monkeying around' when it comes to weight loss.

Seriously, the main reason why bananas are ix-nay on the daily menu is due to their higher caloric content in comparison in fruits. But even this is wacky as many fruits contain more calories than bananas.

One normal banana contains about 100 calories.

One cup of grapes contains 106 calories.

One cup of guava contains 168 calories.

One mango contains 107 calories.

One cup of any variety of raisins contains 440 calories.

So the extinction of bananas from the menu doesn't make healthy sense.

Tuesday Menu

Time to Veg Out!   Eat all of the veggies that you wish (vegetables only and that means no butter or sauces).  

Amazing. All the vegetables that we want to eat - to our heart's content. Again, that doesn't make sense when it comes to the exile of not only the healthy Food Groups, but also when it comes to caloric content.\

Our weight is based on calorie consumption - not governed by the Food Groups, particularly when the Diet Plan singles out Food Groups to create mind-boggling menus such as these in the 7 Day Diet.

Back to calorie content in vegetables. The plan states that the dieter can consume all the vegetables they want. Let's start with two large potatoes at 266 calories each.

Let's add a half-dozen ears of fresh corn on the cob.

That's easy to fit into the day - a couple of ears at mid-afternoon, a couple for lunch and dinner. That's another 600 calories. How about a yam? A tasty, large yam.

That sounds good and sweet and fun to eat. That's another 281 calories. Now let's add 4 parsnips to our menu for a total of about 500 calories.

Oh my - when we start to add up all our fresh vegetables that we've put on our menu for the day the caloric content is humongous - even for King Kong's diet. So the concept that all vegetables are low in calories is deceptive.

Even when it comes to healthy vegetables, the dieter much choose wisely. Calorie content sky-rockets when butter, sour cream and other fatty toppings, cheese or sauces are added to our vegetables.

Wednesday Menu

A combination of Monday & Tuesday. Eat all of the fruits and veggies that you wish, except bananas.

Thursday Menu

Going ape with Bananas! Eat 5 bananas and drink 5 glasses of whole milk.

Oh wow - are you as gobsmacked as I am? Here come the nanners - a little late to the party, albeit they finally arrived, all five of them alongside of 6 glasses of whole milk.

Now we can pick this menu down to the bare bones, quite easily when it comes to sanity and healthy choices.

We know the bananas contain about 500 calories.

Whole milk contains about 160 calories PER CUP. Because the 7 Day Diet recommends 'glasses' and not 'cups' we can take the calorie count over the moon - alongside of the cow.

Jump! Don't even pause to look at the cheese-holes in the moon.

Friday - Sunday Menu

Eat 4 ounces of meat with unlimited green veggies.

So little calories, so little Diet Fun.  As a note, any weight loss will chiefly consist of water weight. Water weight tends to be regained very swiftly once the individual returns to their standard (former) daily diet.

In Summary

Want to lose that unwanted body weight fast?  

The problem with losing weight is there is 'no particular method for weight loss that is set in stone'.

Many dieters simply decide it's time to diet and strike out with blinders on, making drastic cuts in their food intake and severely upping their activity level.

They chase their dreams by chasing fad diet plans which fail close to 100% of the time - if not 100%. Ask yourself this question: 'Who do you know who regained their recommended body weight and kept it off, permanently?'  

Soon after the fad diets the individual generally quits trying to lose the excess body fat and returns to their former eating habits.

Striking out on a diet without a healthy plan in place that will take you to your weight loss goals is a bit like striking out on a trip without mapping out the route.  

You know where you want to go, you have an idea of how to get to your destination, but you don't know the quickest route, as well as the safest route to get you there. And if you get lost, you may simply turn back.

How to lose that body weight with a healthy, safe plan.

Take time when thinking out your health goals. Choose a healthy plan, and one that will fit into your lifestyle. Choose one that incorporates moderate activity. And keep a positive mind-set about your weight loss goals. We have numerous free plans, tips and menus at Diet Bites to assist. Start with our main page.

If you have a lot of weight to lose, set your weight loss goals in ten pound increments so that you'll reach several goals along the route. Be persistent, be determined, and be successful!


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