What it's thethree day diet?
Sounds to be tempting, right?
But does it work?
Voi lo sapete che io sono parecchio scettica, e preferisco fare affidamento ad una diet tailored to me.
However, I started doing a good search. And let's see what came of it.
What is the 3 day diet?
So let's get down to business.
Ci sono svariate diete dei 3 giorni, tutte e dico tutte però puntano sul perdere parecchio peso, ad esempio losing 5 kilos in 3 days which becomes 15 kg in a month .
The fundamental point is that a balanced weekly diet leads you to loseone kilo a week.
Who is it, so, the creator of this formidable method that leads to such a remarkable weight loss?
Alcune fonti danno per certa la nascita della dieta dei tre giorni tramite il passaparola.
Some even identify this diet with the name ofFax perché negli anni Ottanta gli uffici furono inondati di fax anonimi che parlavano dei benefici di questa dieta.
This diet, also known as the chimilitary diet, si pensa che sia nata all’Ospedale di Cleveland.
But there are also those who believe that it was a drastic move by the American Association that deals with heart problems.
Il punto è che nessuna di queste istituzioni vuole che il suo nome venga affiancato a questa dieta. Tutte smentiscono.
So I said to myself: why doesn't anyone want his name to be linked to this diet? And I went to find some myths to dispel.
The food is healthy and nutritious
There are some crazy 3 day diets.
In one you just have to drink concoctions with water and lemon to detoxify. In others you can only drink fruit juices, still others speak of poor and inexpensive meals, certainly very little nutritious.
Questa mi sembra già più accettabile.
But there is one in particular that offers two hot dogs for dinner and a cup of ice cream.
Wait a minute, let's have one look:
in these three days you eat a series of things that have nothing to do with each other. From eggs to tuna, from hot dogs in the evening with ice cream to 5 crackers with cheddar or a spoonful of peanut butter.
Without any sense, without balance. I'm not just talking about the dinner with hot dogs and ice cream, I'm also talking about the banana with tuna and eggs. Without a logic.
Contrary to what one might think, it is not necessary to limit yourself to tuna, eggs and crackers to lose weight! Yesyou can lose weight and be healthy by eating a wide variety of good food.
The main problem, in my opinion, is that the three-day diet it does not set you up for long-term success. And it doesn't even count to eat little those three days if then the following week you don't keep your expectations and you go back to eating as before. We need to change the way we eat, not thinking about non-lasting results.
The point is that with a diet like thisall you do is lose weight and gain weight, you don't learn to eat healthy, you don't eat and then you stay the same again.
It's just dieting for 3 days
Let's talk about dieting 3 days out of 7 of the week. Then the other 4 days are off.
And if I'm on a strict diet for 3 days and I eat junk food for the other 4 days, what's the balance? That is, if I follow a planned diet with proteins and few carbohydrates, I also have the possibility of eating a pizza at night because I'm hungry without affecting the new metabolism.
But in such a diet it is difficult not to regain the kilos lost with these ups and downs of swallowed food.
So isn't it easier to eat balanced throughout the month than not to eat for three days and then eat again as before?
You don't count calories
Proponents of the 3-day diet say there's no need tocount calories when you follow the established meal plan . I don't think so.
If you sit there and make portions of the foods listed, without replacing them, you can get a general idea of the calories you consume. However, if you hate tuna and decide to replace it with something, you need to understand which food to replace it with that is not too caloric and too different from tuna.
And then the 4 days off the diet also go taken into account and monitored because they should balance out the 3 days where calorie intake is reduced by between 800 and 1000 calories per day. And here is another serious problem in my opinion.
The minimum estimated daily amount of calories is 1,200 for women and about 2,200 for men.
As Michelle writes Kerns forLiveStrong: "Following thisstrict diet for three days should not cause serious nutritional deficiencies but repeated cycles of same diet so low in nutrients can weaken your organs, immune system and increase the risk of gallstones or heart problems.”
It is healthy to lose 4 kilos in 3 days
La maggior parte delle persone perde, a dieta, 4 chili in un mese. Tuttavia, come Mike Russell, medico, scrive per la rivista Shape "if you weigh little, losing 4 kilos in 3 days seems like a lot, but if you are 400 kilos obese, losing 20 kilos per week is normal (especially for the large amount of water that would be lost in the first week).”
In general, the more weight you have to lose, the faster you lose it initially. If you are at serious levels of obesity, just cutfast food and junk food to lose several kilos without effort.
However, losing so much weight in such a short time it usually leads you to gain weight again in a very short period of time. On the other hand, when we work on our body constantly we will be able to maintain weight loss for longer because it will not be only the water we initially lose that will make us lose weight.
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The three day dietlike many fast diets porta ad un drastico cambiamento corporeo e ad una eccitante perdita di peso iniziale super veloce. Il punto è che di solito si riprende il proprio peso altrettanto velocemente. Si riprende una nuova dieta e si riperde di nuovo peso rapidamente. Questo rapido calo di peso è comunemente considerato legato alla perdita dell’acqua che abbiamo nel nostro corpo.
What is water weight exactly?
Have you ever noticed howDo your fingers and toesDo your fingers swell and deflate when you eat a high-sodium meal or sit still for a while? If you weighed yourself, you will discover that you have gained at least 2 kilos. That's the weight of water.
Katherine Zeratsky, a nutritionist and dietician, toldCNN that our kidneys "decide how much water to keep and how much to send away. If something very salty has been eaten, they will require more water and therefore will retain more “.
I kidneys they also serve to retain water dehydration.
Zeratskyexplains that this excess water is stored in tissues or blood vessels throughout the body and tends to show up at extremities of the body itself in the form of swollen fingers, feet and legs.
Now 3 Day Diet proponents say you are not losing water weight but real fat instead. But none of this has any scientific evidence.
I'm really surprised that advocates don't believe they lose water in those three days when you can then drink both coffee and tea, bothdiuretic drinks. These drinks are not they rehydrate the body, but they will draw out all the water making you lose weight.
So what we lose is not fat but water. And we recover water very easily, in a very short time.
The 3-day diet accelerates the metabolism
This three-day diet is usually used by supporters who explain its strength in the change of metabolism. Not only does this statement have no scientific proof but it is absolutely the opposite of what we know about metabolism.
There are a number of ways to speed up your metabolism and the 3 Day Diet follows none of these.
To speed up the metabolism,Health says:
Intersperse the day with physical exercises that stimulate the power plants of cells, the mitochondria, to work harder to burn energy.
Eat moreomega-3 to balance blood sugar and reduce inflammation, helps regulate metabolism.
Build some muscle with a little of tools.
Drink green tea forcatechins which can improve fat oxidation and thermogenesis.
Enjoy several small meals a day instead of three large ones.
Don't cut calories too much because then you won't feel fit and won't feel like doing anything.
As in the 3 Day Diet there is nothing involving exercise to speed up your metabolism.
Also, since the 3 Day Diet is so low ingrassi sani and prohibits any added fat there is no way to provide omega-3s.
So the 3 Day Diet has nothing to do with metabolism .
The three-day diet is NOT a trendy diet
The trendy diets talk about:
- Loss weight very quickly.
- Exercise is not considered necessary.
- Provides dramatic results.
- Eliminate many foods or entire food categories from your diet.
- It allows uncontrolled or excessive consumption of certain foods without quantitative restrictions.
So is the 3-day diet a fad diet?
One category is completely excluded, that of healthy fats such as omega-3s.
Essa sostiene di aumentare il metabolismo anche senza nessun esercizio fisico e promuove un uso imperante di caffeina che è un diuretico e un eccitante.
Diets like these are not meant to be followed for long and I could imagine someone happy on this diet all their life. . When I see diet programs like this, I always think of the advice of physician Michael Dansinger echoed by theAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics: “First, if a diet seems too good to be true, it probably is. Second, if you can't see yourself following this regimen for the rest of your life, this diet isn't for you.”
What to do
If you want to go on the sure, refer to something suitable exclusively for you.
Otherwise, consider that you could have a good breakfast and eat healthy and fast things for three days.
Definitely healthier than a crackers or a hot dog.
If you need to lose weight in a short time, eat healthy and eat little, always think about the balance of your body, do not venture into fad diets that lead to instant results but short-lived.
Think about what's best for you.
And you? Have you tried one3 day diet?
Comment and tell me yours, I'll wait for you!