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A place for cruisers to share their stories of how to lose weight before a cruise. Virtual snacks allowed, but only in small quantities.
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#1
Dallas, TX
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Joined Jan 2001
My sister found this diet on another cruise forum website. I did not read all of the prior threads, so I'm not sure if this has already been shared, but here you go. By the way, I just started my "day 1" yesterday, but will check back with everyone to let you know how things are going. I cruise to Alaska in June and my goal is to lose 73 pounds. If this diet really works, I plan on doing 3 on and 4 days off for a period of time.



Below is a copy of a diet we've used on the Fire Dept. for over weight fireman for years now and it's works, if you will stick to it.. It only last 3 days, but the weight loss you will see is well worth it... Bombero

3 DAY DIET

THE FOLLOWING DIET (SUGGESTED BY THE MIAMI HEART INSTITUTE) MUST BE
FOLLOWED EXACTLY. LOSE 4-8 LBS. IN 3 DAYS.

DAY 1

BREAKFAST--- BLACK COFFEE OR TEA, 1/2 GRAPEFRUIT, 1 SLICE
TOAST, 2 TBSP. PEANUT BUTTER.

LUNCH--- 1/2 CUP TUNA, 1 SLICE TOAST, COFFEE OR TEA

DINNER--- 3 SLICES ANY TYPE OF MEAT (ABOUT 3 OUNCES), 1 CUP
STRING BEANS, 1 CUT BEETS, 1 SMALL APPLE, 1 CUP
VANILLA ICE CREAM.


DAY 2

BREAKFAST--- 1 EGG, 1 BANANA, 1 SLICE TOAST, BLACK COFFEE OR
TEA.

LUNCH--- 1 CUP COTTAGE CHEESE, 5 SALTINE CRACKERS.

DINNER--- 2 BEEF HOT DOGS, 1 CUP BROCCOLI, 1/2 CUP CARROTS,
1/2 BANANA, 1/2 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM.


DAY 3

BREAKFAST--- 5 SALTINE CRACKERS, 1 SLICE CHEDDAR CHEESE, 1
SMALL APPLE, BLACK COFFEE OR TEA.

LUNCH--- 1 HARD-BOILED EGG, 1 SLICE TOAST.

DINNER--- 1 CUP TUNA, 1 CUP BEETS, 1 CUP CAULIFLOWER, 1/2
CANTALOUPE, 1/2 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM.


THE DIET WORKS ON CHEMICAL BREAKDOWN AND IS PROVEN. DO NOT VARY
OR SUBSTITUTE ANY OF THE FOODS. SALT OR PEPPER MAY BE USED, BUT NO
OTHER SEASONINGS. WHERE NO QUANTITY IS GIVEN, THERE IS NO
RESTRICTION OTHER THAN COMMON SENSE. THIS DIET IS TO BE USED FOR
3 DAYS AT A TIME. YOU MAY DRINK AS MUCH WATER AS YOU WANT.

IN 3 DAYS YOU WILL LOSE 4-8 LBS. AFTER 3 DAYS OF DIETING YOU CAN
EAT NORMAL FOOD, BUT DON'T OVERDO IT. AFTER 4 DAYS OF NORMAL
EATING, START BACK ON THE 3 DAY DIET. YOU CAN LOSE UP TO 15-25 LBS.
IN A MONTH IF YOU STICK TO IT.

THIS IS A SAFE DIET. REMEMBER....DO NOT SNACK BETWEEN MEALS AND DO
NO SUBSTITUTE OR ALTER THE DIET IN ANY WAY.
#2
Upstate, NY
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Joined Oct 2005
I'm thinking I could do this one . My cruise is in Feb 2006, and I really want/need to lose 30 pounds before we go. I lost about 40 pounds several years ago with Slimfast, but put 30 back on...maybe this is what I need!
#4
West Lafayette, Indiana
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Joined May 2005
I actually did this diet several years ago. I did lose about 40 pounds.

THE PROBLEM: this diet does nothing for the real problem. You Way of Eating (WOE).

After I stopped this diet the weight, not so slowly, crept back on. You are better to make a lifestyle change instead of a fast weight loss that will return in a short time.

Have a Great Day

dan
#5
Massachusetts
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Joined Dec 2004
TScott -

I agree with dan - coming up with a healthy WOE you can live with for the rest of your life is the only real way that works long term.

This might be fine for a 3-day "jump-start", but the ice cream & saltines are "wasted calories" - they don't provide any real nutrition value for the calories they add - the toast too, unless it's whole grain. The hot dogs aren't a good choice either - skinless chicken would be better.

So how'd you end up doing so far?
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#6
Dallas, TX
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As of today, I have been dieting for 4 weeks. Contrary to my original thought of doing 3 days on and 4 days off, I have actually done the "3-day diet" just twice in the past 28 days. On my off days/weeks, I watch my caloric intake and do step aerobics 3-4 times each week. Thus far, I've lost 10 pounds. Sharonella and Dan, I agree with both of you; long-term weight loss will require a lifestyle change. I plan to keep up with this routine until I reach my desired weight. Afterwards, I will continue to count calories and exercise, but the 3-day diet will definitely be eliminated. By the way, on the days that I followed the strict plan, I saw a 1 1/2 to 2 pound weight loss. I'll check back once a month to report on my progress.
#7
Massachusetts
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Joined Dec 2004
Congrats on your weight loss! Glad to see that you aren't following this 3-day plan too much! The reason this works in the short term is that it is very calorie restrictive. I still would consider switching some of the "empty calorie" items like ice cream, saltines & hot dogs with similar food items (with same calorie count) but better nutrition - vitamins, fiber, etc.

Keep us posted & good luck & continued success
Sha
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#8
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Joined Sep 2004
I'd like to try this diet but cannot do it without alteration/substitution. I'm alergic to eggs and the BP medication I take forbids grapefruit. Any ideas? Thanks.
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Joined Dec 2004
Hi Chazz

All this "diet" is, is restrictive calories for 3 days - nothing scientific or revolutionary about it, no matter what the claim is!

If you choose healthy foods (veggies & fruits, hi fiber, low fat, lean protein - no processed foods) that you CAN eat & severely restrict your calorie intake (about 1,000) for 3 days, you will get the same results as this "diet", & probably be less hungry.

But your best bet for long term success is to develop a way of eating (WOE) & way of exercising (WOEX) that you can maintain for life - there is no "quick fix". At best, following this plan for 3 days will "jump start" your weight loss, & give you the encouragement you need to keep going on a weight loss plan.

Good luck & keep us posted!

Sha
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#10
Dallas, TX
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My third stab at the 3-day diet was Nov 16-18 and I lost 2.6 lbs. BTW, I recently purchased a digital scale!
#11
NJ, USA
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Joined May 2001
TSCOTT...YOU GO!!!!!!!!!

I love your motivation. It may be this diet, or another, but keep that motivation and drive.

All the best to you!
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#12
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I have to tell you that I did this like 8 years ago, and it worked for me. The weight just seemed to melt off, and before I knew it I was down 2 sizes. I am struggling now, but I am doing WW. I am sticking with it, since it is working and I am eating healthier now. Wish me continued luck, and Happy Thanksgiving.
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#13
Dallas, TX
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Originally posted by brandylaw
I have to tell you that I did this like 8 years ago, and it worked for me. The weight just seemed to melt off, and before I knew it I was down 2 sizes. I am struggling now, but I am doing WW. I am sticking with it, since it is working and I am eating healthier now. Wish me continued luck, and Happy Thanksgiving.
brandylaw, I wish you the very best of luck with your healthy eating lifestyle! Happy Thanksgiving to you too.
#14
Dallas, TX
244 Posts
Joined Jan 2001
It's been several months since I sent an update. Although I am not on target to reach my goal weight, I have lost a total of 34 pounds since I started dieting in October. I hope to lose another 5-8 pounds before my cruise June 1 and then continue in my efforts when I return home.
#15
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Good Job! I take it that you have been doing it by using this three-day diet?
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#16
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Originally posted by Cruise Cat
Good Job! I take it that you have been doing it by using this three-day diet?

Yes, my weight loss was from the 3-day diet. It really does work!
#17
Ann Arbor, MI
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I don't know, you'd get off water weight, but... Why not just decrease your overall calories a little over the long term and up your exercise? We're not talking huge amounts, just a little. It would come off slowly, but you'd make a lifestyle choice that would remove the need for diets in the first place.
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#18
Loves Landing, Weirsdale, FL
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Congrats TSCOTT.... As long as you have a way of eating after the weight is off. So you will not gain it back...
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#19
Dallas, TX
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Originally posted by Nliedel
I don't know, you'd get off water weight, but... Why not just decrease your overall calories a little over the long term and up your exercise? We're not talking huge amounts, just a little. It would come off slowly, but you'd make a lifestyle choice that would remove the need for diets in the first place.
Nliedel, please take a look at my Oct 28 posting that references my lifestyle change. For me to lose weight, it takes diet and exercise. For now, my diet plan of choice is the 3-day diet vs. a reduction of calories. Who knows? Down the road, I may try reducing my overall caloric intake. By the way, I assure you that the 34 pounds that I've lost thus is much more than water. I'm currently down 2 dress sizes.
#20
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Originally posted by TSCOTT
Nliedel, please take a look at my Oct 28 posting that references my lifestyle change. For me to lose weight, it takes diet and exercise. For now, my diet plan of choice is the 3-day diet vs. a reduction of calories. Who knows? Down the road, I may try reducing my overall caloric intake. By the way, I assure you that the 34 pounds that I've lost thus is much more than water. I'm currently down 2 dress sizes.
You have reduced your calories.
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