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Three Day Diet Reviews

There always seems to be a new diet coming out, and it can get downright confusing. The sheer number of diets makes it difficult to figure out which ones work, and that keeps some people from trying to lose weight. The following 3 day diet reviews will help you decide which diets are best for you.

Before we get to the actual reviews, let’s take a moment to explain what 3 day diets are. As the label suggests, these are diets that are meant to be done for three days, and three days only. Almost all of them require you to follow them precisely, and to complete the entire diet; otherwise you may not lose any weight at all.

While you can lose a lot of weight on these diets, they are not meant to be long-term weight loss solutions. However, they can be a great way to shed some weight quickly and that can come in handy if you have an upcoming event that requires you to be a bit thinner. They can also be a great way to get a jumpstart on your diet and give you the motivation you need to continue a longer term weight loss program.

And now on to the 3 day diet reviews:

Mayo Clinic 3 Day Diet – This is the most popular diet of the ones we’ll be reviewing; perhaps you have also heard it referred to as the Grapefruit Diet. The main focus of this diet is eating meat and vegetables, and then having grapefruit with just about every meal. It is believed that some of the chemicals in the grapefruit help to suppress the appetite, causing people to feel full while eating less. Contrary to popular belief, the grapefruit does not actually burn fat. Though it can be difficult to stick to, the diet has worked for many people so you may want to consider trying it.

Cleveland Clinic 3 Day Diet – Of the 3 day diet reviews we’re covering, this one has the fewest calories. At the same time it has the most variety, so that makes it a strong contender for people who do not like to eat the same thing on a regular basis. If you do this diet you will be able to eat things like ice cream, cheese, bread and peanut butter; though the serving sizes are on the small side. If you are able to sacrifice some calories as long as you can eat many foods, then this 3 day diet may be for you.

Tuna and Water Diet – No surprises here, you eat as much tuna (packed in spring water) and drink as much water as you like for three days. You will probably lose the most weight on this diet, but it is the hardest one to stick to. Also, it should never be done for more than three days as it can be a bit hard on your body.


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You Are What You Eat

You’ve certainly heard the expression many times, “You are what you eat.” Have you ever really thought about what it means? And do you think about it when you’re making food choices?

In some ways, we do become what we eat, literally. Have you ever seen an example of your blood plasma after eating a fast food hamburger? What was previously a clear liquid becomes cloudy with the fat and cholesterol that’s absorbed from eating a high-fat hamburger.

And when you think about it, we also become what we don’t eat. When we switch from eating meat to a vegetarian-based diet, we become less fat, less prone to many types of cancers. Our cholesterol can improve. When we’re leaner and eating fewer animal products, then many other health and fitness issues are reduced. The incidence of Type II diabetes is reduced. Blood pressure falls into normal ranges. When you’re healthier, you’re taking fewer medications. Even if you have a prescription drug benefit in your health plan, you’re still saving money with fewer co-payments on medications.

If you have a family history of high cholesterol or high blood pressure, then it’s particularly incumbent on you to revise your eating habits. Moving towards a more vegetarian diet has been shown statistically to reduce the incidence of so many of the diseases of industrialized countries. Vegetarians are statistically healthier than omnivorous persons; they’re leaner and live longer.

Isn’t it time to think about what you want to be and to eat accordingly? Do you want to be sluggish and fat? Do you want the risk that goes with eating animal products, with their high fat content? Or do you want to look like and be what vegetarians are? Leaner and fitter with a longer anticipated lifespan. It’s never too late to change what you’re doing and increase your chances for a longer, fitter life.


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Why Switch to Vegetarianism

If you’ve eaten meat and animal products your whole life, you might think, why switch to a vegetarian diet? You’ve lived your whole life eating eggs, hamburgers, hot dogs, poultry, so why switch now?

There could be many reasons to switch. Start by looking in the mirror. Are you at a healthy weight? Do you look and feel good most of the time? Do you wake up energized? Or do you wake up tired and sluggish?

How is your general health? Is your blood pressure within a healthy range? Are your cholesterol and blood sugar ranges normal? If they’re not, consider what you’re eating on a daily basis.

How do you feel after eating? Do you feel energized, as if you’ve fed your body what it needs? Or are you tired and dragged out? Do you often need a nap after eating? Is that what food is supposed to do for us, make us tired and sleepy?

Not really. Food should nourish and feed the body and leave us energized and refreshed. The human body is a machine and needs fuel that keeps it running in peak condition. When we’re fat, with high blood pressure, Type II diabetes, high cholesterol and other unhealthy conditions, it’s like a car engine that hasn’t been tuned or isn’t running on the optimal type of gasoline it needs to run efficiently. Your body is the same way. It needs the right kind of fuel to run at peak efficiency, and when you’re eating high-fat meat, or meat that’s been fed antibiotics throughout its life, that’s simply not the kind of fuel the human body evolved to run on.

Try eating vegetarian for a week or a month. See if you don’t feel different, more mentally acute and more physically fit and energized. At least reverse the portion sizes you’ve been eating, and make meat more of a side dish, if you can’t stop eating meat altogether. Even that change can make a big difference in your overall health and well-being.


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Vegetarians and Heart Disease

No matter what your reasons for eating a more vegetarian diet, there’s no denying the obvious health benefits that are derived from the elimination of red meat from your diet. On average, vegetarians have lower levels of the blood fats, cholesterol and triglycerides than meat eaters of similar age and social status have. High levels of blood fats are associated with an increased risk of heart disease.

Lacto-ovo vegetarians, those who eat eggs and dairy products, which contain cholesterol-raising saturated fats and cholesterol, have higher cholesterol levels than do vegans, as those who abstain from all animal foods are called. But even among lacto-ovo vegetarians, cholesterol levels are generally lower than they are among meat eaters.

Researchers have found that older men who eat meat six or more times a week are twice as likely to die of heart disease as those who abstain from meat. Among middle-aged men, meat eaters were four times more likely to suffer a fatal heart attack, according to the study. As for women, who are partly protected by their hormones and generally develop heart disease later in life than men do, the risk of fatal heart disease has been found to be lower only among the older vegetarians.

In a 1982 study of more than 10,000 vegetarians and meat eaters, British researchers found that the more meat consumed, the greater the risk of suffering a heart attack. Though eliminating meat from the diet is likely to reduce your consumption of heart-damaging fats and cholesterol, substituting large amounts of high-fat dairy products and cholesterol-rich eggs can negate the benefit.

To glean the heart-saving benefits of vegetarianism, consumption of such foods as hard cheese, cream cheese, ice cream and eggs should be moderate. And the introduction of more vegetables, fruits and raw foods will definitely enhance the benefits of abstaining from eating meat.


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