Can You Lose Weight In 3 Hours?
Note: This is a review. Click here to go to The 3 Hour Diet Site.
The 3 hour diet.
Simply don’t eat anything for three hours and you will lose 4 pounds a day!
Sorry, I hope you didn’t really believe that.
This diet is an actual diet designed by an actual person, Jorge Cruise. He is a world renowned fitness trainer best known for developing a short workout system called the “8 Minute Series”.
This plan is as simple as it sounds, you eat every three hours (Now, this is a plan you can sink your teeth into, so to speak).
The premise is this: you eat five meals a day and can even eat some junk food. Breakfast should be eaten within an hour of rising and you should stop eating 3 hours before going to bed.
What Can I Eat?
So what do you get to eat? Well Cruise says eat whatever you want. His motto is that there are no bad foods, only bad timing and bad servings. He believes that banning your favorite foods will make it impossible to stay on a sensible eating plan and is a huge mistake.
Food groups should always be combined – i.e. protein should be eaten with carbohydrates and fat (and fruit and vegetables where possible). Cruise recommends drinking 8 glasses of water per day.
Breakfast—McDonalds Egg McMuffin, 1% milk & apple
Snack—Pria Double Choc Bar
Lunch—Lean Cuisine Cheese cannelloni, side salad w/ nonfat dressing,
Snack—Nabisco 100 calorie Oreo cookie snack.
Dinner— 1 sm baked potato, 3oz grilled chicken, 1tsp butter, 1 cup green beans
Freebies—1 diet coke, 1 coffee, 1 non dairy cream
How Much Weight Will I Lose?
Jorge Cruise claims a weight loss of 2 pounds per week (without exercise). He does recommend exercise – unsurprisingly this recommendation is for 8 minutes every day!
- The diet can be access via computer 24 hours a day.
- A seven day free trial is given as an incentive.
- Exercise is recommended although it is too light.
- Can be expensive.
- Some dieter may prefer offline programs.
- No success stories on web site.
Much of the material in this book is based on science. Eating every three hours will keep your metabolism higher and help you burn more calories at rest. Unfortunately, there are also a few non-science statements in this book such as you will burn two pounds a week and it will be belly fat. There is no such thing as spot reducing. There is also no mention of calorie counting, just portion size. In addition, not enough emphasis is placed on avoiding processed foods.
Despite the problems, it would be a good starting point for many dieters as they begin the process of learning how to eat correctly. I say give The 3 Hour Diet a try….