3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days

3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days

Sometimes, we want to shift a few extra pounds and fast. Here's how to safely lose weight in as little as 3 days!

Maintaining a healthy weight is an ongoing struggle for most. Sometimes you want to shed a few pounds quickly, whether it's to meet a weight goal, feel confident in a bikini or fit into dream dress. Here's 3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days.

There's only so much one can safely do in 3 days to drop a few pounds, but you can take off a little bit of extra weight, even if it's water weight and reducing bloating. In as little as 3 days, you can feel slimmer, healthier and much happier for making the lifestyle change.

However, just know that it's an ongoing journey and if you want to lose calories, burn fat, build muscle, and achieve longer lasting results, you have some much bigger lifestyle and dietary changes to make.

The '3-Day Diet'

The 3-Day Diet, sometimes referred to as The Military Diet, is a three day diet plan with a strict breakfast, lunch, and dinner regimen. Proponents of this method recommend following the meal plans as closely as possible, and then returning to a more regular 1,500 calorie diet for the remainder of the week.

  • Breakfast for day 1 consists of:
    • 1 cup (.25 litres) of unsweetened black coffee or tea
    • 1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
    • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) of peanut butter
    • 1/2 grapefruit
  • Lunch for day 1 consists of:
    • 1 cup (.25 litres) of unsweetened black coffee or tea
    • 1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
    • 1/2 can of tuna
  • Dinner for day 1 consists of:
    • 3 ounces (85 grams – about the size of a deck of playing cards) of any meat
    • 1 cup (340 grams) green beans, steamed or raw
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1 small apple
    • 1 cup (.25 litres) of vanilla ice cream
  • Breakfast for day 2 consists of:
    • 1 egg, cooked however you prefer
    • 1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
    • 1/2 banana
  • Lunch for day 2 consists of:
    • 1 hardboiled egg
    • 1 cup (.25 litres) of cottage cheese
    • .7 ounces (20 grams) of baked sweet potato chips
  • Dinner for day 2 consists of:
    • 2 hotdogs (without any hotdog buns)
    • 1 cup (340 grams) of broccoli
    • 1/2 cup (170 grams) of carrots
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1/2 cup (.12 litres) of vanilla ice cream
  • Breakfast for day 3 consists of:
    • 1 small apple
    • 1 slice of cheddar cheese
    • .7 ounces (20 grams) of baked sweet potato chips
  • Lunch for day 3 consists of:
    • 1 egg, cooked however you prefer
    • 1 slice of toast, preferably whole wheat
  • Dinner for day 3 consists of:
    • 1 cup (340 grams) of tuna
    • 1/2 banana
    • 1 cup (.25 litres) of vanilla ice cream

 

A 3-day fast

Some research has shown that drinking only water and limiting yourself to less than 200 calories per day for only 3 days can help you reboot your immune system in addition to dropping some quick pounds.

  • This form of 'forced starvation' depletes your energy reserves (in the form of glycogen), which triggers your body to recycle and then create new immune cells once you finish the fast.
  • Warning! Fasting can be harmful, especially for young or old people, or for those with other health problems. If you’re seriously thinking of trying a 3-day fast, you should consult your doctor first.

Diet Swaps

Changing what and when you eat can help you banish the bloat.

  • Avoid beans, the notoriously gassy musical fruit.
  • Eat smaller meals, slowly, and more frequently throughout the day to avoid bloating up when you eat.
  • Go for protein smoothies, yogurt, and low sodium soups instead of solid food. Liquids are easier to digest and don't pouch out your stomach as much as solid meals. Throw some fiber-rich fruit into your smoothies and yogurt to help move things along in (and out of) your intestines.
  • Avoid carbonated beverages and chewing gum. The bubbles in these drinks can bloat you up, and you ingest a lot of extra air when you chew gum.

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