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SHARIPAM SparkPoints: (92,588)
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12/31/12 3:53 P

I agree with Deb from New Zealand! Anything worth doing right will take time and you have to be able to do it all the time -- it has to be a habit. This sounds like just another gimmick that won't do your body any good.

UNIDENT Posts: 33,498
12/31/12 1:55 P

"Lose up to 10 pounds in 3 days"...

Ten pounds of what?

You have to ask yourself - if you can lose fat that quickly, why isn't everyone? WHY is there a general guideline not to exceed 2lbs of weight loss per week? What's wrong with faster? Isn't that good?

Your body only burns fat so quickly. If you are losing 10lbs in 3 days, it isn't fat. Therefore it's either water, which'll come right back on, or it's muscle/organs/bone density, which are things you want to KEEP!

You want to get yourself "on track"? What is "track"? Why would you get yourself "on track" by doing something completely different to what you plan to do normally in future? Which "track" is that?

Get yourself "on track" by getting into healthy eating now. While you can be more flexible in future for a 'lifestyle' approach, try spending one week eating "perfectly". Balanced meals, lots of water and fibre, regular exercise, no treats. That will be much closer to the "track" you want to be on. :)

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12/31/12 12:29 P

I would choose a nutrition plan that has demonstrated results which you have faith in and which encourages all whole, natural options.

POPSECRET SparkPoints: (82,493)
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12/31/12 11:52 A

You're better off taking your 4 days of normal healthy routine and extending it to 7 days. Just make sure to track your foods for at least a week, to make sure it's as healthy as you think :)

IREMLAP Posts: 11
12/31/12 11:24 A

There's a WebMD page on this.
-You lose mostly water weight, and after the three days, you are likely to gain it all back the faster and typically with a few pounds extra.

12/27/12 7:51 P

As already stated...."It is not the real deal!"

SP Dietitian Becky

YELLOWDAHLIA SparkPoints: (94,861)
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12/27/12 6:42 P

LOL- I remember my mom doing this diet back in the '70's. It was called the "ice cream diet" back then.

LBLAMIRES SparkPoints: (0)
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12/27/12 6:29 P

Is this the real deal? --

Here's the link to the diet:

For those of you who don't care to go to the site, its a diet plan that works 3 days on and 4 days off. You follow a specific diet/food plan for 3 days, and then follow a normal healthy routine for the 4 days. It says you can exercise throughout the days.

Here's a direct quote from the site:
"This diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of the above foods. Salt and pepper may be used, but do not use any other seasoning. The diet is to be used for three days at a time.

After three days of dieting, you can eat your normal foods, but do not over do it. After four days of normal eating, you may start back on the 3 day diet again.

This is a safe diet and can be used by many different individuals and body types. Exercise is recommended."

What do you guys think? I was just wanting to do this as a.... "get myself on track" kind of thing, not a permanent diet program.

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