Is the 3 day tuna diet a good idea, or just another fad?
Okay, we’re fat. Obese. Nobody wants to be - and as a result there are thousands of diets out there. The 3 day tuna diet is one that makes some extraordinary claims. On the surface it looks nice, you eat some foods, it’s all laid out for you so you don't have to think about it, and you lose weight.
It only takes 3 days out of your life, and you get great results. It's a win-win. They say you can lose up to 10 - 12 pounds in that short period of time. Awesome! 10 - 12 pounds of fat loss in 3 days! That's astounding, amazing - it’s also impossible!
Let's do some simple math here:
If you workout really hard, you could burn up to 3500 calories per day.
3500 calores = 1 pound of fat.
1 pound of fat X 3 days = 3 pounds of fat.
That's 3 pounds of fat loss, if you workout like crazy for all three days, and eat - wait for it - NOTHING. Clearly you will not lose 10 pounds of fat, so it is likely you will dehydrate a bit, and lose some water.
But if you really want to lose weight, then instant diets are not the answer, Changing the way you eat for the long term is.
Let's take a closer look at the 3 day tuna diet plan:
Yipes. Let's take a look at what the 3 day tuna diet is missing.
During one meal of the day, you get the occasional fruit or vegetable. And you're eating lots of high mercury tuna - which could turn you into a vegetable. The 3 day tuna diet is devoid of nutrients that you need, but still has crummy calories from bread. It even includes toxic appetite boosting diet soda.
It's a good thing it's a 3 day tuna diet. More than 3 days like this and you are getting malnourished. It also has bread or grains everyday. Grains that are converted to sugar in your bloodstream.
Why avoid sugar in your coffee, if you're having bread and crackers? Try this, take a cracker, and chew on it for one minute. Notice how the taste changes? It become sweet, because your saliva (amylase in it) is breaking down the cracker into sugar.
Pretty much the bargain basement diet. You'd be better off fasting.
OR you could use a plan that includes real food and get healthier.
Or better yet, read the best book I've found on why we get fat, and what to do about it, and solve your problem for good.