3 Hour Diet
By: Taylor Davis
What is it?
-eat all your favorite foods as long as you eat every 3 hours and control your portion sizes
-eat 5 times a day including a tiny dessert
-eat breakfast within 1 hour of waking up (recommended to have breakfast at 7am)
-eat every 3 hours after that (lunch recommended at 1pm)
-stop eating 3 hours before bedtime (dinner recommended at 7pm)
-meals = average 400 calories
-snacks = average 100 calories
-desserts = 50 calories
-total calories a day = 1450
-Rubik's cube: serving size of carbs
-Deck of cards: meat & proteins serving size
-water bottle cap: dressing & other fats serving size
*there are suggested meal plans that favor lean proteins and extra virgin olive oil
"there are no bad foods, only bad portion sizes"
-boosts body fat burning potential
-when you don't eat often, your body goes into "starvation" mode and conserves calories and stores fat so eating every 3 hours restarts your metabolism and is a way to avoid over eating
-you'll have more energy, less hunger, flatter tummy
-drop 10 pounds in the first 2 weeks and then 2 pounds a week after that
-no extra cost besides your usual grocery store shopping!
But... does it work?
-the restoring of your metabolism has no scientific proof to back up the claim
-very easy to gain weight instead of lose weight by over-eating
-the diet has no exercise program which isn't recommended when doing any weight-loss program or for any healthy life
positives/why people like it:
-has a safe calorie allotment for the day
-you can eat whatever you want = minimal effort
-easy to cheat
-no extra cost unless you buy the 3 hour diet cookbook or the 3 hour diet app
-includes all areas of the my food plate because you have no limitations on what you are eating