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ALISSA_STAMPLEY SparkPoints: (0)
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2/28/11 11:05 A

Well.. it is definitely a quick fix.. as in my grandfather's case.. he needed to be 10 lbs. lighter for his heart surgery... I guess for medical reasons.. Some people need it for military weigh ins... The first time I did it was 3 days before my wedding and then I was only 140 lbs... so I did drop down to 130.. but believe me... it is a quick fix... but a very temporary quick fix... I had put that 10 lbs. back on before I got back from honeymoon... lol.. Not to mention... that dry tuna and toast is the worst!!!

JULIE2719 Posts: 591
2/28/11 10:47 A

Eating a little differently from usual for a few days is maybe not that bad - expecting this to help your health is not realistic. 10 pounds in 3 days? Seriously. Only someone who has a lot of weight to lose could do that (think Biggest loser starting week size). Try eating exactly what is on your spark meal plan for three days on hit the low end of the calories. Keep that up and you will do better than losing 10 pounds - you will have healthy nutrition that will last a lifetime!

ELEKTRA0412 Posts: 4,432
2/28/11 10:35 A

My question is if the wt. comes back really fast after you stop the diet, how have you benefited from this? How does this diet promote a healthy maintainable wt. and lifestyle? There are no three day fixes out there.

ALISSA_STAMPLEY SparkPoints: (0)
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2/28/11 10:16 A

this diet really does work... 10 lbs.. in 3 days.. I've done it several times... I got this diet several years ago when a hospital made my grandfather do it prior to heart surgery... I will tell you one thing, though.. The weight will come back on really quick if you quit the diet..

REGINA100 Posts: 117
2/28/11 10:01 A

You know, even though I know fad diets are a bad idea...I may give this a shot. I need to get off this plateau I've been on for months. It's just 3 days after all.

RAVENLYNNE SparkPoints: (0)
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1/12/11 2:21 P

If anyone is interested, I'm going to be trying it this weekend WITH MODIFICATIONS. First, I'm switching the dinner meal to lunch, less heavy at night, more in the day when I'm actually burning the calories. Second. No hot dogs. I'll eat the 3 oz of lean meat that it calls for instead. Instead of a whole cup of ice cream I'll eat nonfat frozen yogurt. Instead of white bread I'll eat whole grain. I'm needing to drop fast. I am trying to get into the navy reserve and they are weighing me on January 26. I'm 172 and need to be 152...I need to at least appear to be losing. I think with these modifications and excercise I'll still have a good shot.

NENESMOM Posts: 1,704
12/14/10 11:29 A

yes, its a fad

MANDIETERRIER1 Posts: 17,969
12/14/10 11:22 A

I don't recommend such a strict diet.

CHALL345 Posts: 1,073
12/14/10 10:46 A

no, but I 'M willing to give it a try, please fax a copy of it to, thanks!!!

MYCUTEGIZMO Posts: 3,845
12/14/10 10:42 A

The meal plan looks really measer..the portions sounds pretty small and most of the time it uses coffee to reduce one's appetite?

ANARIE Posts: 13,246
12/14/10 10:11 A

Also, there's no way you're going to lose 10 pounds in 3 days. I assume you know that and you're just repeating the name of the diet? Unless you're under 5 feet tall, you're barely overweight (or maybe not overweight at all.) When you're so close to your healthy weight, even on a very restrictive diet you're not likely to lose more than 1 pound in a week, or possibly 2 if you're really lucky. Only someone who was morbidly obese and hadn't been trying to lose weight would be able to lose 10 pounds in 3 days.

ANARIE Posts: 13,246
12/14/10 10:04 A

Hot dogs, saltine crackers, and ice cream?

This sounds like a diet from the 1960s-70's, before we really knew anything about nutrition. They're restricting how much fruit you eat and having you eat white carbs rather than whole grains, and then make up the calories with high-fat junk food. (A whole CUP of ice cream? That's 300-500 calories from saturated fat and sugar in about a 1000-1200 calorie plan.) There's not enough fiber, and the calcium comes from high-fat cheese and ice cream instead of low-fat milk or yogurt, etc.

How about if you use roughly the same calorie count, but eat fish or chicken breast instead of the hot dogs, yogurt with fruit instead of the ice cream, and add some whole-grain cereal or a high-fiber grain serving at dinner?

Also, this plan has a VERY skimpy breakfast and lunch, with most of the calories coming at dinner. (Another legacy from the 60's; it's a "diet for ladies" who were home alone all day and needed to be able to eat more at dinner with the family. The most active part of a woman's day back then was the evening when the kids got home, not the afternoon at work.) Will that work for you? It does work for a lot of people, but others find that they need to eat more in the early part of the day or they're too hungry to control the late-afternoon munchies. What has your experience been in the past if you don't eat much breakfast? Maybe you could add the yogurt to breakfast so you've got some protein in the morning to get you through the work/school day. Also, how will you respond on the 4th day? Will you go back to your normal healthy eating plan, or are you likely to have a mini-binge because you're hungry? I know that I personally would eat way too much on the 4th day and negate most of what I'd done the previous 3, but not everyone is like me. If you know yourself and you know you'll be fine going bak to normal, that's great, but if you haven't done a starvation diet before, think about how you'll feel in the aftermath.

Honestly, it's a just a very old-fashioned program. I think you can do a lot better with a plan like Spark or Weight Watchers that has adapted to the times and uses more modern nutritional knowledge. Eating at the very bottom of your Spark range for three days would probably have the same effect on your weight, but would be better for your health.

12/14/10 9:43 A


LADYBIRD82 Posts: 1,700
12/14/10 9:36 A

I use it from time to time. Right now I started it because I want to reach my goal for New Years and I have also been in a plateau. I love the diet and have not gained any of the weight back. It works best if I do it during the week and not the weekends. Not so many distractions. Some people say add a forth day by repeating day one. Good luck to you. Its tough at first but you will see results. I usually lose about six pounds.

12/13/10 2:07 P

This is the meal plan. I was just wondering if anyone had ever done it to jump start their weight loss. I want to use it to get me off my plateau, but I'm worried that I'll gain weight back if I use it in tandem with my usual meal plan.

Day 1
1 Cup black coffee or tea
½ Grapefruit or ½ cup fresh squeezed juice
1 Slice toast
1 Teaspoon peanut butter
½ Cup plain tuna
1 Slice toast
1 Cup black coffee or tea
2 Slices any kind of meat (3 oz.)
1 Cup string beans
1 Cup carrots or beets
1 Small apple
1 Cup Vanilla ice cream
Day 2
1 Cup black coffee or tea
1 Hard boiled egg
1 Slice toast
½ Banana
1 Cup cottage cheese or ½ cup plain tuna
5 Saltine crackers (soda crackers)
1 Plain hot dogs (no buns)
1 Cup broccoli or cabbage
1 Cup carrots or turnips
½ Banana
½ Cup Vanilla ice cream
Day 3
1 Cup black coffee or tea
5 Saltine crackers
1 Slice cheddar cheese (1 ounce)
1 Small apple
1 Hard boiled egg
1 Slice toast
1 Cup black coffee or tea
1 Cup plain tuna
1 Cup carrots or beets
1 Cup cauliflower or green-leaf vegetables
1 Cup cantaloupe
½ Cup Vanilla ice cream

it is pretty sparse, but I usually only eat about 200 extra calories a day than this provides, so I don't think it will be as miserable as it seems.

I also like that it's pretty protein-centric, which is the one thing that my diet is seriously lacking is protein.

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12/13/10 1:46 P


RENA1965 Posts: 17,878
12/13/10 1:44 P

I think sparks is a great free program that thinks further then just 10 days Remember to keep weight off this journey is for life, there are no quiet fix diets, or easy short cuts..

SQUASH@34 Posts: 575
12/13/10 1:01 P

So what is the plan?

12/13/10 12:25 P

Has anyone else tried the "lose 10 pounds in 3 days diet"? It's just a really sparse meal plan, and my mother swears by it. She passed it along to me and i was thinking of trying it, just to help ease me off of my plateau. Does it work for you? and do you just gain all the weight back immediately afterward?

I decided to try it because it didn't look that much differently than my usual meal plan, and it's simple, so no ridiculous meals to cook and whatnot.

what do you think?

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