Can you lose 3 kilos in 3 days?

06/09/2012
The 'Belly melt' diet is the latest dieting craze to come out of the States. This quick-start,1,200-calorie, 3-day meal plan will reset your hunger hormones and claims to stop cravings. While this diet isn't meant for long term, women worldwide have lost upto 3.5kg in 72 hours!

You can continue the diet after the 3 days by increasing your food intake to 1,500 calories per day, adding an extra one to two servings each of whole grains, fruits and vegetables, dairy, protein, and fat.

An example menu looks like so...

Breakfast
Savoury Apricot-Stuffed French Toast with Tomatoes

Midmorning Snack
Greek-style yogurt topped with 1/2 cup blueberries

Lunch
Mexican Chopped Salad

Midafternoon snack
Chocolate-Mint Parfait, served with 4 strawberries

Dinner
Indian-Spiced Chicken and Rice

Evening Snack
Gingersnap Oatmeal with 1/2 cup fat-free milk

Daily Total: 1,260 Cal; 97 g protein; 183 g carb; 22 g fat; 10 g sat fat; 27 g fiber; 2,410 mg sodium

Not bad for a 1200 calorie diet!

Generally the guidelines for meals works as follows...

BREAKFAST: 1 protein, 1 grain, 1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat
SNACK: 1 dairy, 1/2 fruit
LUNCH: 1 protein, 2 vegetables, 1/2 fat
SNACK: 1 dairy, 1/2 fruit
DINNER: 2 proteins, 2 grains, 1 vegetable
SNACK: 1 grain, 1/2 dairy

DAILY SODIUM TARGET: 2,300 mg

Numbers indicate servings: 1 serving of protein = 28grams lean meat, 1 egg, or 2 egg whites; 1 serving of fruit or vegetables = 1 cup; 1 serving of whole grains = 1/2 cup brown rice or 1 slice bread; 1 serving of dairy = 1 cup fat-free milk or 45grams of cheese; 1 serving of fat = 1 teaspoon oil or 1 tablespoon salad dressing

Have you tried a fad diet before? And did it work? Would you try the belly melt diet?