84 responses

  1. Bev
    January 2, 2013

    I am planning to start this diet next Monday. I have heard this diet has good results.

    • Lynne Osborne
      January 18, 2013

      Hi did you start the 3 day diet? How did it go? I’m starting it today:)

    • june
      May 13, 2013

      The diet does have great results but its trying to keep the healthy eating going after but if you want to look slimmer for that special occasion…..this is the one!!

  2. Deborah
    January 4, 2013

    I was wondering if anyone has tried the 3-day diet with any success. Please share if you did!

    • Lynne Osborne
      January 18, 2013

      Hi I’m starting the diet today,so watch this space.

    • Corey
      April 15, 2013

      It does work. This is my second week following this diet. I lost 7 lbs and did not gain any back. I ate in moderation and excercised regularly on my 4 days off. Even gave myself a cheat meal on Saturday! Something that helped me was getting the 45 calorie whole wheat sara lee bread. The average slice of bread has 80-90 calories so I had 2 slices of bread and made sandwiches where one slice was called for. I also would save half or a peice of fruit to eat inbetween meals instead of eating the whole meal. I was not actually hungry but still wanted food but it was simply saying no instead of eating something else. Come day 4 I was hungry!!!!

    • Avi
      June 11, 2013

      Hi! I started the diet today! In order to keep the hunger pains from getting the best of me, I decided to cut each portion in half and save for later (breakfast and lunch). So I had half of the HALF of grapefruit, and half of the HALF of peanut butter and toast. Drinking lots of water and green tea during the day (without sugar) helps as well! Also, I find the the Weight Watchers steamed veggies are great as well! Not a big fan or cauliflower, so I substituted with broccoli and you just steam the little pouch! It’s great and affordable! Also, not a HUGE fan of vanilla icecream, but I do have a sweet tooth, so I opted for no sugar, Tapioca pudding. Only 70 calories in 1 container!!! It’s just great!!! Hopefully my few adjustments won’t hurt!

    • Pat
      February 22, 2014

      yes, its great, easy and taste good. lost 11 my first three days. taking 2 day break and start right back up. Thx and good luck

    • Hamo
      February 26, 2014

      Hello Deborah

      It is amazing just go for it.


    • Gizella
      February 13, 2015

      I just finished it yesterday. I did it exactly as it is but only lost 400 gr.
      I think this diet will be helpful for men , not women

  3. Lynne Osborne
    January 18, 2013

    Hi did you start the 3 day diet? How did it go? I’m starting it today:)

  4. khawla
    February 6, 2013

    do i have to eat everything mentioned in the menu ?!!

  5. sherry
    February 6, 2013

    Yes I did. It works

  6. Alice
    February 25, 2013

    Yup, did tried it 2 times. It does deliver what it promised. However i did felt lightheaded alot and kind of powerless.
    As they mention, the trick is after the diet.
    Once i was over the 3 days I just wanted to eat & eat and eat some more.
    I did lost about 3 kg, and gained it back like a week later.

    • anna
      March 20, 2013

      well,if you feel lightheaded yo do need to drink more water to fill you up,i am starting today

  7. Perfectly cute
    March 22, 2013

    i am a vegetarian so i cannot eat tuna or chicken can any one suggest what i could eat instead of it?

    • Just Dandy
      March 27, 2013

      On the substitution list, it shows that you can do cottage cheese instead of tuna and tofu in place of meat.

  8. Cindy
    March 27, 2013

    Can I cook the veggies, or do I have to eat them raw?

  9. Cindy
    March 27, 2013

    Please help me I can’t eat raw veggies.

  10. Shannon
    April 3, 2013

    you can cook the veggies. Also i did this diet and had success and have not gained any of it back. In fact if you eat sensibly after the 3 days my body continued to lose weight without effort at all after this for a week. i lost 8 pounds the first week and 3 the following week.

  11. Rebecca
    May 18, 2013

    Those of you who have tried this diet, did you use any type of seasonings on the food? I don’t see anything stating whether or not it’s ok to use salt or pepper.

  12. Naheed
    May 22, 2013

    Hey ! I was thinking to start this diet..Since after the baby I have been losing weight in intervals..and hav tummy fat to reduce !! Will this three day diet be successful in reducing the tummy fat as I am not overweight or so..it is just the tummy that makes me look fat !
    Need some views based on ur experiences …please

    • Daisy
      May 30, 2013

      I used this diet when i had just delivered a year ago it helped ALOT I lost the 10 lbs actually and your tummy does go down but if you gained a lot during the pregnancy like i did chance is its gonna stay a little flabby drink ALOT of water ALOT and go walk like 5 miles and do 100 sit ups a day that will help your tummy ALOT for the 3days of the diet

  13. Naheed
    May 30, 2013

    Hey ! Thanks alot …My baby is 11 mths now and I am still 10lbs over from where I started my pregnancy…
    I will definitely try what you said…
    Today is my third day of this diet plan and I have only lost about 3lbs…not sure where am I doing it wrong :S

    Thanks again …this was really helpful :)

    • Daisy
      June 1, 2013

      The reason you only Loss 3 lbs its probably cause you don’t have much body fat and sometimes you loose it after your done with the diet I kept loosing weight even after at that time and today is my last day and so far I loss 4 lbs but ill weigh my self tomorrow and let you know how it went

  14. Michelle
    June 1, 2013

    Hello. I did the 3 day diet maybe 4 years ago and I gotta tell ya…it works! I did it with my mom and maybe the 2nd day my face was so slim i couldn’t believe it was me! Its usually hard for me to see my weight loss but i was amazed!!!! Im going to do it Monday June 3 because June 7th im going to Atlanta for 3 days. So it do work people. You can do it! I wasn’t really thinking about food when i was on it because i knew how i wanted to look. Anyway, try it out… You’ll be amazed. Maintain it by continuing to eat clean and maybe walk 30 mins. :)

  15. Zoe
    June 6, 2013

    I’m confused as to how this can work–not that I doubt it does, because I’ve done very similar diets before prom, weddings, etc. and lost as much as 10 pounds in half a week. I’m just wondering how does it work? My caloric needs based on height, weight, age and activity level are 1600 a day to maintain, since I only exercise 1-4 times a week and at a light level due to injury. This keeps my weight steady. But dropping to 1000 calories a day for 3 or 4 days every now and then always makes me lose a ton of weight, and most of it’s permanent! But I’ve heard a pound of fat is lost with a 3500 calorie deficit, and this diet–not just for me, but for most people–can’t yield a deficit that large without exercise, and certainly not 7 to 10 pounds’ worth.

    So is it water weight? Why does it manage to stay off permanently? I’m trying not to question a good thing here, hahaha, just curious if anyone can explain the science to me.

  16. Dawn
    June 17, 2013

    This diet does work. I have done it for 2 weeks now and lost a total of 10 lbs. Starting week 3 today.

  17. Sheri
    June 29, 2013

    I did this diet this week. I only lost 4 lbs but could have lost more had I not cheated. The first day I followed it to the T. But I had a distraction that evening as I went to a piano performance. The second day was crazy. NO COFFEE! I had the worst headache ever. At 2 pm I had to have a sip or two or three, but not the whole cup of coffee…The headache went away and I could think more clearly. That evening though I didn’t have a distraction and so I had myself a drink. Vodka with Diet Coke. I wanted to slap myself. On the third day, I kept my hopes up and continued to follow the diet, but I had to have my coffee. I was not going to try and work all day with a headache. I chewed lots of sugar free gum during the day and drank lots of water but my hunger pains were really bad all afternoon. I had my dinner. Again no distractions…Had a vodka with Diet Coke. Still I lost 4 lbs. I will be doing this again next week. Minus the Vodka and Diet Coke…sorry though, keeping my coffee. I’ll let you know how it goes…If you are serious about your weight lose, you can do this…just stop being a cry baby about everything.

  18. Eliza
    June 30, 2013

    CAn I replace Melon with any other thing? By melon, does it mean WAter Melon??

  19. JOhann
    July 21, 2013

    Tomorrow im starting the 3 day diet ill be posting how it goes.

  20. maria
    August 21, 2013

    It works! I’m on my second week. Lost 10 ponds.

  21. maria
    August 21, 2013

    Hint for everyone. Stay busy. Drink LOTS of water inbetween meals. I used Salt and black pepper on my egg but very light on that and honey wheat bread. No mayonnaise.. Follow the menu exactly as it is shown. Best of Luck to all. :))

  22. Alyna
    September 10, 2013

    I started the diet today. And have tried it couple of years back when I got married. I now need to come back to my original weight when I had got married. Good luck to everyone! :)
    Hope I happen to lose at least 3 kgs this week.

  23. Leena
    September 25, 2013

    I did it the first week and lost 6lbs. This is my second week and i lost 4 lbs the first day.. I got to lose at least 30. GOOD LUCK TO EVERYONE…U REALLY HAVE TO FOLLOW IT AND DONT CHEAT, U WILL SEE RESULTS!

  24. Samantha
    October 21, 2013

    Hey, i’m starting the 3 day diet tomorrow and I was wondering if you can put the tiniest amount of low fat milk into your tea/coffee?
    hoping to see results! :)

  25. Madre
    October 29, 2013

    Hey there is have started the 3 day diet today, i have done one like this before and i lost a total of 9kgs it was a 7 day one. i kept it off for more than 5 months, but as the diet says dont go and over do it when you are finished keep on eating healthy that is the only way, and lots of water is put lemon juice in mine it helps alot. Good luck to all that is going to do this diet, i thinks its going to work 100%
    will keep you guys updated on my progress, wish me luck!!

  26. Nonie
    October 31, 2013

    I’m starting today, had my breakfast already…crossing fingers.
    Any seasoning on the chicken?

    • xrayangel64
      February 6, 2014

      Salt and pepper only…according to what I’ve read

  27. Madre
    November 1, 2013

    I have finished my 3 days and lost a total of 3kg`s very proud of myself, will be going on the diet very soon

  28. Sky
    November 11, 2013

    Hi I tried this last still doing I did only 3 days in a week I lost only 3 kg until now and this is my 3rd week. I m vegetarian can’t eat meat such as tuna, frank,chicken.i want to loose more 15kg in 4 weeks.

  29. pooni
    November 18, 2013

    Hai.thanks for all the 3day diet advises. I m going to start from next monday. And i vl continue the same process,till i m not satisfy my body weight. :-)

  30. Sarah
    November 30, 2013

    What if my mom won’t let me do it and I sneak it but can’t hav everything on the menu, what do I do I’m 14 and need to loose weight should I just not eat it lik for substance I don’t hav melon or anymore apples and is it ok to use salmon instead of tuna?? Please help!

  31. marcia
    December 2, 2013

    Hello- Im starting the program today. my current weight is 160, trying to get down to 130. will let you know next mondayif i lost weight and how much i lost. Wish me luck

  32. Zainab
    December 9, 2013


    i followed the diet precisely, except (as mentioned in the substitutions) cottage cheese instead of tuna But at dinner i couldn’t ALL of it. i took everything except instead when it came to green beans i could thrust in 1/2 cup of it.

    Would it make a lot of difference?? and if so, how mucchh??

    • Zainab
      December 9, 2013

      .. i couldn’t eat* ALL … i took in everything except ….

  33. Zainab
    December 9, 2013

    okay it said in the substitutions, toast can be taken in place of saltine crackers. so what’s equivalent level of the two? five crackers = how much toast? also, 8 crackers = how much toast?

  34. Sulu
    December 12, 2013


    Me and my friend planning to try 3 day diet from sunday. Looking forward for a positive result.


  35. Melody
    January 7, 2014

    Hello,Im starting the diet today.Im 155 trying to get back to 130 for my health and to feel better,Please wish me luck I will post my results.

  36. Archana
    January 21, 2014

    I m gonna try tis from Tom…. Have a school annual day celebrations coming up in 4 days….. So I m hopin to lose a few lbs n look nice… Hope dis works fo me… I will keep y’ all posted abt da improvement. P. S : I m gonna eat da alternatives fo tuna, saltines and meat…fingers crossed!!!

  37. Carla
    January 25, 2014

    I will be starting this diet on Tuesday….I’ve done it b4 and it does work. Fyi…its usually better to do tues, wed, thurs, that way you don’t have to stress out about the weekend dining out, JUST DON’T OVERDUE IT!… Good Luck to All:)

  38. lynne osborne
    February 6, 2014

    Can someone answer the question please, how much toast do we substitute for the saltine crackers.thank you

    • shajute
      February 6, 2014

      I m 21 years old .and I m 103 kg. I started the diet today. I want 2 do this for twice in a week. Is this right

  39. jack
    February 12, 2014

    It works!! Its the morning of day 2 and I lost 3lbs already

  40. jack
    February 15, 2014

    It is now day 5 and I lost a total of 5 lbs. Yayyy go me!!!

  41. Elsie
    March 20, 2014

    About to start this diet. seems too good to be true actually, because u r allowed carbs…and ice cream? I don’t know….the foods look too fatty for this to actually work. it is not going to be difficult for me to do this diet. I have done worse diets like the general motors diet. unfortunately couldn’t keep up so I quit, this diet is my savior.

    • PJ
      March 23, 2014

      This looks too easy for me too. I’ve done GM diet twice and lost weight but gained them back fast. I am hoping this one would work for me considering I have to do this only 3 days per week. I don’t eat much but I have to admit, I’m not eating healthily. If I get a good result from this, I’d definitely keep doing this. Good luck!

  42. marla
    April 30, 2014

    Can you put mayonnaise in the tuna or just leave it by itself? And is there a substitute for the melon?

  43. Christine
    May 22, 2014

    Is this loss water or fat?

  44. Charlotte
    June 3, 2014

    This diet is great!!! I lost 7 pounds by keeping strictly to the diet, it is difficult though! But drinking water in between meals and also having a big glass before each meal really helped for me! I really recommend this diet! Good luck xo

  45. GopiAnand
    June 28, 2014

    i want to lose weight by using south indian foods please help me. In our country we dont get these types of foods.

  46. Jack
    July 24, 2014

    This is my third time around. Its day 3 and ive lost 3 lbs. Im excited to wear my purple dress to a wedding this weekend!

  47. Jack
    July 25, 2014

    Its now day 4 and im 5 lbs lighter :)

  48. Ram
    August 31, 2014

    Am starting today am 32 yrs 105kg hopping to drop some. Will keep posting
    Excited like hell!!!

  49. Ruu
    September 1, 2014

    Is it advisable to use decaf coffe?

  50. Ram
    September 1, 2014

    I dont take coffee can i use green tea?

  51. Tara
    October 12, 2014

    I’ve been on this diet years ago for about 8-9 weeks, 3 days on-4 days off each week. I didn’t really exercise but I followed the diet strictly and I ate pretty healthy during the “off” days. I lost about 20 lbs and I kept them of for years just by eating healthy. Now, after many years,I’m ready to start it again. I’ll keep you all posted.

  52. Emma
    January 1, 2015

    I’ve been on this diet while exercising and I lost 16 lbs :) It’s pretty cool ! I didn’t think it would work, but it did !

  53. fatima Onde
    January 5, 2015

    my collegue will start the diet list tomorrow i will update you guys what will be the result of it. She’s 160lbs hoping for good result.

  54. Aayush Chatterjee
    January 11, 2015

    Super happy ….. Followed it strictly with a few small cheats here and there …. Lost 3.5kgs . Definitely gonna keep doing it every 5 days. Super effective diet for busy people. 1st you feel super hungry but by the 3 rd morning you get full on very little. On the 4th day … Going back to my previous diet was difficult cause I was getting full on very little food.

  55. jack
    January 12, 2015

    This is my 4th time around. Its morning of day 2. Hoping to lose over 5lbs.

  56. GABBY.
    January 27, 2015

    Can we change the food from Dinner to Lunch.
    Because I don’t like to eat to much @ dinner time.

  57. Elizabeth
    February 19, 2015

    Yes it works. I list 26 pounds in two weeks after an accident sitting on my butt with no exercise. Felt fantastic actually better than I had in years.
    Do not diviate. Eat every bite,don’t substitute, it will not work if you do. Tried that a few years later and it did not work. Key is to do 3 days then start over. Now I have severe food allergies and cannot eat many of the foods on this,or I would be doing again.

  58. Chester L.
    March 23, 2015

    I’m a 43 y/o male and I lost 4.4 lbs doing this, I did not use the ice cream or substitute and I ran about 35 minutes each day and lifted weights for about an hour as my usual exercise routine, I’m taking the 4 days off and trying it again on day 7…It works, just stay focused, drink much water and exercise at least 30 minutes a day…..Good luck.

  59. Chester L.
    March 28, 2015

    Did it again, lost 4.2 lbs. Pretty simple diet plan and I can easily maintain my determination during and after the diet. Good luck.

  60. Brock
    April 18, 2015

    I tried this before about 5 years ago and lost about 20 pounds in 30 days. The first week was about 7 pounds, the second week was about 5, third week was about 5 and fourth week was about 3. I think your body does start to adjust right away so you will lose less.

    Not just because you lost 10 pounds either. I.E., “well if you weigh less, you will lose less if you eat the same amount of calories as someone who is bigger than you because the difference in calories taken in and the calories required for maintenance is more drastic to the bigger person”

    Well in my case, I was 260 when I started the diet and after week 1 I was 253. The maintenance for someone who weighs 253 is pretty close to someone who weights 260 (within 3 percent), yet I lost about 40 percent less weight from the 1st week to the 2nd and the 3rd week to the 4th. So obviously our body is becoming more resistant to letting go of the weight.

    This is why I don’t think it makes sense to do more than a few weeks of these cycles (3 on/4 off) But for losing 20 pounds in a month, it definitely can jump start the weight loss process and give you motivation to ween off this cycle but eat more healthy and exercise more.

    As far as the “you are losing water argument”, my question is, how do you know? Is anyone peeing out 5 pounds more pee over the 3 day cycle than they normally would? Is anyone sweating 5 pounds more over the 3 days than they normally would?

    We essentially exhale fat when we lose weight because fat metabolizes into carbon dioxide (which we breathe out), energy (which gets released as heat) and water (which goes out through urine and sweat) .

    If someone wants to make the argument that it is water weight that is being lost, pee every day for 7 days off the diet and weigh it, than pee for the 3 days you are on the diet and weight it. Then see if that accounts for the loss of weight over the 3 days. I suspect the math won’t add up for you

  61. Brock
    April 18, 2015

    In addition, most heavy people have more water than they need anyway because they take in too much salt (salt retains water), so even if it WAS mainly water weight, why would that be a bad thing if the person is retaining too much water anyway?

    I never met an obese person that didn’t consume more salt than they are supposed to

  62. Ciera
    May 7, 2015

    This diet was amazing I lost 10:)

  63. ise
    May 20, 2015

    Hello I did discuss diet about 4 years ago and it really help me. I lost about 30 lbs in 2 or 3 months. Even though sometimes i did not finish the 3 days. I felt a little hungry but I think it was because I have to cook for my husband. My friend also tried the diet but did not finish it. She was nursing and stop her milk supply. So be careful.

  64. Holly
    May 29, 2015

    When they say things like Peanut Butter, or 2 Beef Franks, does it have to be regular Peanut Butter, or could it be something like Skippy’s Low Sodium/Sugar Peanut Butter? With the Beef Franks, could it be something like Hebrew National’s 97% Fat Free?

  65. Zooni
    June 1, 2015

    i dnt get this. i m following a 330 calories a day diet for last 3 weeks and still lost only 3 kgs. how on earth a diet with icecream and cheese be so effective?

  66. divya
    June 13, 2015

    im a south indian. i want to lose 15 kg in a month.will u please give me a south indian food diet chart to lose 15 kg in a month.

  67. Keeley
    June 24, 2015

    I was considering starting this diet as the reviews are amazing!! I was wonder if I would lose weight everywhere? My main areas I want to lose weight are my stomach,legs and arms, would this diet do the trick?

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