Day Diets are fad diets that promise that you will lose a small amount of weight usually about 5 pounds in just three days. Some also promise cleansing, lowered cholesterol, and increased energy. These diets are not scientifically proven, but with the limited time scope of the plans, should not cause any harm. You can actually lose some weight with 3 day diets.
Don’t expect to have long term weight loss with the various 3 day diets. These are strictly restricted calorie plans wherein you lose water weight. They’re great if you have an upcoming event such as a wedding or reunion to attend. However, they’re not supposed to be used as a permanent lifestyle solution.
One of the 3 day diets is also known as the Cleveland Clinic Diet. It should be noted that the actual Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has disavowed any relationship with the program. This diet has also been called the Mayo Clinic diet (the Mayo Clinic has also disavowed it) and the grapefruit diet.
The reason this is called the Grapefruit Diet is because you eat a grapefruit or 4 oz. of grapefruit juice with each meal. If you eat the grapefruit in its natural state and dig into the rind, you will actually get 6 grams of fiber. It is recommended that people get 25 grams of fiber a day and dieters may want to push that to 30 or 35 grams. Eating this much grapefruit may help you on your way. It should be noted though that grapefruit juice has no fiber.
You should also know that grapefruit has no special fat burning or metabolism enhancing qualities. It’s simply a fruit that is good for you just like apples and oranges. The 3 day diets take advantage of this fact and turn it