Quick Weight Loss Diets -The 3 Week Diet Plan Review

Quick Weight Loss Diet

I came across a Quick Weight Loss Diet Plan today that practically guarantees you will lose between 12-23 pounds of body fat in just 21 days. It’s called the 3 Week Diet and it intrigued me enough that I went ahead and purchased it. Stick with me for the next 3 minutes and I’ll let you know exactly what this quick weight loss diet plan consists of, including the good and the bad. This way you’ll have all the info you need to decide if the program is the right one for you too.

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Finding the Right Quick Weight Loss Diet

If you’re looking to drop weight quickly you may be searching for a crash diet that you can start immediately. I found several quick weight loss diet plans that fit that bill such as the 7 day diet and the 3 day diet. There were also a lot of quick weight loss centers referenced like the one that Rush Limbaugh used.

Quick weight loss dietOne problem I worried about was that many of these quick loss diets can backfire, wreaking havoc on your metabolism, and ultimately resulting in weight gain.  Been there, done that, and I don’t want to do it again!

The weight loss industry is a BILLION Dollar industry and there are hundreds (if not thousands) of diets and nutritional plans available. When you add in the fact that there are also a zillion quick fix pills, powders, gadgets, gizmos, and infomercials out there it can get really confusing.  Plus the info is usually confusing and the complete opposite of what the next weight loss guru is saying. Who’s right? Who’s wrong? You can become so paralyzed by information overload that you simply do nothing.

I may not be an expert in the weight loss industry, but I do know what doesn’t work in the long term. For me, most diets fail because:

▪ they are boring,
▪ they severely limit what you can eat, and
▪ they take too long to see results.

I tend to question diets named the Lemonade diet, Grapefruit diet, or Cabbage Soup Diet for the simple reason that I also have common sense.  Even if these diets work in the short term, they are not sustainable. Who the heck want to eat like that all the time?

If you want the weight loss to be permanent any program you decide to use should show you to eat a variety of tasty foods so you don’t feel deprived. I feel pretty strongly about this because I hate the idea of a diet, even the thought of a diet makes me rebel against the idea of it because life is meant to be enjoyed, and food is a big part of that enjoyment.

So what’s an overweight gal supposed to do? She looks for a quick loss weight plan that creates good eating habits, explains the why behind avoiding some of my favorite foods in a way that makes sense to me, and allows plenty of foods that I love to eat.

The Quick Weight Loss Diet I Found and Used

The 3 Week Diet Plan has 4 phases that your progress through over a 21 day period. Below is a brief description of each phase:

Phase 1 consists of days 1-7 and works as a cleansing phase that specifically helps your liver function more like nature intended it to. Keep your meals interesting by choosing from 17 vegetables and 6 proteins including beef!

Phase 2 is a 24 hour fast, but don’t worry you are still eating everyday! The fast is done between dinners on day 7 & 8. For example, you have a nice dinner at 6:00 pm on a Tuesday and don’t eat again until your 6:00 pm dinner on Wednesday. This concerned me a bit at first until I followed the research and did find out that short term fasts actually may have long term benefits. You can also skip the fasting but your results won’t be as great.

In Phase 3 you continue to work on getting your liver into peak condition while continuing to release and burn up a great deal of body fat. Days #9, 10, 11 are interesting because you add fat to your diet. Granted we’re not talking fat as in potato chips, more like the healthy fats you get in avocado and nuts. You do get some butter and bacon too because your body even needs this type of fat to maintain healthy skin, bones and organs.

In Phase 4 (days 12-21) you stick to a certain amount of calories based on your unique BMR and the aggressiveness of your weightloss goals. The instructions for calculating your lean body mass versus your fat percentage is included in this section.

What You Get When You Purchase the 3 Week Diet Plan

The program includes the above quick weight loss diet plan delivered as an ebook titled The 3 Week Diet: Diet Manual” plus the following:

  1. The 3 Week Diet: Introduction Manual ~ a 43 pages ebook that gives you general information and a better understanding about how a quick weight loss diet works. It may not be what you think!
  2. The 3 Week Diet: Workout Manual ~ on these 17 pages you will find detailed information about the exercise program which is part of the plan and specifics about why incorporating it into the 21 days adds some major fat burning mojo. Personally I really liked the exercises they recommend because they are all familiar to me and easy to execute. If you are not familiar with goblet squats, bent-over rows, and planks, don’t worry the instructions are pretty easy to follow. I also love the “ab blasters” which I hadn’t heard of before.
  3. The 3 Week Diet: Mindset and Motivation Manual contains 13 pages of tips to set up a new mindset for quick weight loss, my favorite being

The Pros:

  • Potential to drop weight fast
  • Instantly available through digital download
  • Lots of healthy foods
  • Scientifically proven methods to burn fat
  • Encourages a lifestyle change you can actually live with
  • Easy workouts you can do at home
  • Backed by a 60 day “Lose Weight or It’s Free” money back guarantee

The Cons:

  • If you’re not used to eating a lot of vegetables I suspect it can cause gaseous distress in the first few days (solution – choose your veggies wisely in the beginning)
  • I strongly disagree with some of the author’s quick weight loss tips, for example when talking about Zero Calorie Snacks:, the author says:

“Sugar-free gum, candy and soft drinks can quell your cravings for sweets and stave off hunger pangs. Be sure to stock up on these before starting your diet if you are the type who has cravings for sweets.sure to stock up on these (sugar-free candy and soft drinks) before starting your diet if you are the type who has cravings”.

Soft drinks and artificial sweeteners are absolute JUNK – I can’t think of any reason to put them in your body.

Plus, a recent study in the Journal of Behavioral Neuroscience has shown conclusively that using artificial sweeteners does not prevent weight gain, in fact, they can induce a set of physiological and hormonal responses that actually make you gain weight. (i)

If you need a sweetener try a brand that comes from the stevia plant. Truvia and Sweet Leaf are two that I have used. I like to garden so this year I planted some next to my mint so I have fresh sprigs of both to put in my ice tea.

My Conclusion:

The 3 Week Diet was specifically designed to help you drop weight fast and is an extremely rapid method for fat loss. I will be happy if I drop 5 pounds, and thrilled if i have that 10-20+ pounds of fat loss they say is possible! Either way I liked it enough to start this morning. I’m going to try on this lifestyle change for the next 21 days because, after all, it’s only for 21 days! Come back and visit over the next few weeks and I will update you on my progress and share a meal plan or two with recipes to keep the hum drums away.

If you would like to stop searching for more quick weight loss diets and actually get started on one like I did,  I recommend you go here to learn more: http://healthandwellnesswatch.com/3weekdiet  and let me know how you do!  I want to let you know that even though I am using this program myself, I am compensated for my recommendations on this website and you can Click Here for details about that!.

 

I’ll be writing some additional posts over the next few weeks, sharing my dieting tips, if I think it’s a fad diet, if the fitness plan works well, etc – so be sure to come read about my 21 day journey on the 3 Week Diet Plan here: 

 

 

(i.) Swithers SE, Davidson TL. A role for sweet taste: Calorie predictive relations in energy regulation by rats. Behav Neurosci. 2008 Feb;122(1):161-73.

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