The Chemical Breakdown Diet – Lose 10 Pounds Fast

The Chemical Breakdown Diet – Lose 10 Pounds Fast

The Chemical Breakdown Diet comes with claims that fast weight loss is possible – up to 10lbs in 3 days is widely reported. If you feel the need to lose some weight quickly, this is worth considering as the ingredients are foods commonly found in most supermarkets.

Perhaps better known as the 3 Day Diet and the Tuna Diet, the Chemical Breakdown Diet is reported to be successful due to the chemical reaction of the ingredients in acting on fat deposits and flushing them out of the system. This loss of fat effectively produces a loss of weight.

Because the ingredients have been selected with this chemical reaction in mind, dieters are advised not to substitute other foods and to follow the order in which the ingredients should be consumed.

Some versions of the Chemical Breakdown Diet refer to it as the 3 Day on 4 Day Off Diet, meaning that it should be followed for only three days and there should be four days of normal eating before repeating the diet. Naturally, dieters are cautioned against overeating or unhealthy eating during the four-day break if the weight loss is permanent.

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Salt and pepper are the only recommended seasonings. Drink plenty of water – 6-8 cups.

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Salt and pepper are the only recommended seasonings. Drink plenty of water – 6-8 cups.

DAY 1:

In the morning: 1 tablespoon of peanut butter is allowed with 1 slice of toast, half a grapefruit and a cup of tea or coffee (no milk).

Noon: 1 tablespoon of peanut butter is allowed with 1 slice of toast, tuna (half a cup), and a cup of tea or coffee (no milk).

Dinner: Skinless chicken breast (1 serving), green beans (1 cup), beets (1 cup), ice cream (1 cup), apple (small).

DAY 2:

Morning:: Boiled or poached egg (1), 1 slice of toast, banana (1/2), and a cup of tea or coffee (no milk).

Lunch:: Tuna (1 cup), crackers (6) and a cup of tea or coffee (no milk).

Evening: Wieners (2), Banana (1/2), Broccoli (1 cup), Carrots (1/2 cup), Ice Cream (1/2 cup)

DAY 3:

Morning: Cheddar cheese (1 slice), crackers (5), apple (1), and a cup of tea or coffee (no milk).

Noon:: Boiled or poached egg (1), 1 toast.

Afternoon: Tuna (1 cup), beets (1 cup), cauliflower (1 cup), ice cream (1/2 cup), melon (1/2)

Avoid snacking between meals. Since calories are limited and below what the body normally requires, the deficit will be made up by consuming fat stores in the body. The low level of carbohydrates will prevent water retention and this also helps in losing weight. However, for long-term benefits and to avoid regaining lost weight, consider a change in eating habits that includes balanced nutrients and a wider range of foods to choose from.

While the Chemical Breakdown Diet is easy to set up, free, and convenient, its obvious limitations in terms of nutrients, protein, carbohydrates, and fat mean that it is not sustainable or recommended for long-term use. Also consider how much easier it would be to stick to a diet that doesn’t leave you hungry and craving a little more.

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