Want to lose weight fast? A 3 day diet is perfect if you need to lose weight for a special occasion, like a wedding, or a graduation, or even a job interview. Depending on how much you weigh now, you can lose five to seven pounds.
This weight loss can help you to look great on your special day because your clothes fit well. A 3 day diet can also motivate you to keep on losing weight. However, be aware that you should never stay on one of these diets for longer than three days — they can harm your health.
Aim to eat around 1000 calories a day for the three days — if you don’t have a calorie counter, get one before you start.
Big tip: go on this diet during the work week. You’ll be busy, and won’t have time to spend thinking about food.
Low Calorie Breakfasts
Don’t try to cut calories by going without breakfast. You’ll feel very hungry by mid-morning, and may break your diet. Here are some easy breakfast ideas: a hard boiled egg with a slice of toast; two slices of toast with honey; three tablespoons of oats cooked with skim milk; or a small tub of yogurt.
Low Calorie Lunches
For your lunches, consider any protein plus a small salad, and a piece of fruit. Your protein options: a slice of beef, chicken or turkey, or a small single-serve tin of tuna. Cheese is also an option.
Low Calorie Dinners
Follow the “protein plus vegetables” theme for dinner. Ensure that you broil or roast meat, rather than frying it. Fill your plate with vegetables, and you won’t be hungry at all.
If you’re in doubt about the calorie count of a meal, look it up in your calorie counter.
Low Calories Snacks
Fruit needs to be your first choice when it comes to snacks. You can chop up apple and other fruits for a quick fruit salad to take with you to work.
Once your 3 day diet is over, go back to eating a normal diet. If you stay on a very low calorie diet for too long, your metabolism will slow, which means that you’ll put on weight very easily.