3 Day Diet for Heart Patients


The 3 Day Diet for Heart Patients is a name often given to the 3 Day Diet that can be fond in numerous forms floating around the web. There is no substantial evidence that this diet was every produced for heart patients even though it is often also called the 3 Day British Heart Foundation Diet. Some have guessed that the heart aspect of the diet has come from a similar diet being served in hospitals (also rising to the so called 3 day hospital diet), again the truth of this is questionable.

This means if you are a heart patient you should be very careful before under taking these diets and you MUST talk to your medical professional before engaging in such a diet.

The 3 Day Diet for Heart Patients is normally the same or a slight variation on the main diet you can find floating around. It’s a very simple idea that requires you eat very specific foods that apparently speed up your metabolism over a 3 day period through some chemical reaction. It’s a very low calorie diet so it is very very likely that it is the low calorie intake that is more responsible for any weight loss than any chemical reaction.

The diet suggests you leave at least 4-5 days normal healthy eating in between running this diet and claims you can lose up to 10-12lbs (depending where you read) per 3 day session.

I have no doubts it will help you lose some weight if you can stick to it but the lack of food and variety could lead to binging…. So be prepared. I also suggest you stop right away if you have any feelings of faintness, dizziness or any kind of illness through the diet. Most medical professionals will likely tell you to stay away from the 3 Day Diet for Heart Patients.

So what is the 3 day diet for heart patients plan?

Ok warnings and observations aside you obviously want to know what is involved in the diet. As I mentioned before it is very simple. You are advised to keep hydrated well throughout the time and a diet soda is allowed with one meal a day (remember diet soda will unlikely make you gain weight but it is unhealthy). No exercise is recommended but if you do you may find your energy levels are too low to function at your best.

Ok here we go with the plan.

DAY 1

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

Plain Beans

Half a grapefruit

1 slice of brown toast with a tiny spread of peanut butter

Half a cup of tuna (not in oil)

1 slice of brown toast

1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

3 ounces of  lean meat (chicken is prob best)

1 cup of greens

1 cup of raw shredded carrots

1 cup of vanilla ice cream

1 medium/small apple

1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

DAY 2

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.
1 egg(boiled or poached)

1 slice of brown toast

1 banana

1 cup of tuna or alternatively 1 cup of cottage cheese

5 plain saltine crackers

1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

2 regular hotdogs

½ a cup of carrots

1 cup of broccoli / cabbage

1 banana

½ cup of vanilla ice cream

DAY 3

BREAKFAST LUNCH DINNER
1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

5 plain saltine crackers

1 ounce of cheddar cheese

An apple

1 medium hard boiled egg

1 slice of brown toast

1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

1 cup of tuna (not in oil)

1 cup of carrots

1 cup of melon

1 cup of cauliflower

Half a cup of vanilla ice cream

1 Black Coffee or Tea no milk, no sugar but a sweetener can be used.

As you see it’s not a whole lot of food, especially as there are no snacks. Although the diet says there are no changes it’s important to be sensible here and if you hate something then substitute for something similar in calories, size and nutritional value. As mentioned before the chemical reaction part of the diet is not proven.

What do you think 3 day diet for heart patients?

It’s important to get feed back from people so we would love to hear from you if you have tried, are doing or are thinking of doing this or any of the 3 day diets around. Your thoughts are priceless.

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