With the power of the internet, fads can grow extremely rapidly. The internet is filled with people looking for that illusive silver bullet of weight loss. One such fad diet claiming to have the answer is called the military diet, or 3-day diet.
This certainly falls under the heading "too good to be true", and hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Weight Loss Plans continues to warn dieters that when something is unproven, and sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Supporters of the 3-day diet claim that as much as 10 pounds can be lost in 3 days with only proper diet and exercise.
Dieters on the Military or 3-day diet must follow a strict eating regimen, common among any other diet. But how, with small meals and moderate exercise does the 3-day diet propose dieters lose 10 pounds in 3 days?
Livestrong.com reports what any seasoned dieter already knows; "Although people may lose weight on the three-day diet, most of this weight loss is due to fluid loss associated with very low-calorie diets, as noted by Diet Fads. This means that although you may lose weight, you're not losing fat. Additionally, the weight typically comes back on after the dieter returns to regular eating."
This 3-day diet certainly seems too good to be true and hCGTreatments / Diet Doc Weight Loss Plans warns consumers that if something has no clinical studies to support its claims, and sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
Initially discovered by Dr. A.T.W. Simeons in the 1950's, hCG has been proven safe for nearly anyone, and has a longstanding track record of producing fast weight loss safely and effectively.
Diet Doc reminds consumers that the hCG diet has over 50 years of clinical, and experiential evidence to prove that it works for fast weight loss.
It is also used to treat infertility in women and delayed puberty in boys.
Due to its ability to help the human body access fat stores instead of muscle tissue in times of low calories, hCG is considered to be an extremely effective weight loss aid. hCG is an acronym for a hormone that is produced naturally in the placenta during pregnancy called human chorionic gonadotropin.
While on hCG, dieters lose an average of one pound-per-day of stubborn body fat, safely and reliably, without tricking dieters by draining water weight like the 3-day diet does. It is this ability of hCG to support weight loss without losing muscle mass and structural fat that has made the hCG diet so effective and fast weight loss available.
Dr. Rao, Medical Director for Diet Doc adds, “We use a ketogenic diet that is considered to be a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet, similar to what athletes use. We found this to be the healthiest and most effective diet to use for fast weight loss results."
As for military personnel that need to lose weight fast and safely, they too chose the hCG diet offered by Diet Doc Weight Loss, not the fad military diet. Diet Doc helped a military lieutenant lose 20 pounds and avoid an honorable discharge due to weight related health issues. He was able to shave 20 pounds with an aggressive, doctor-supervised diet plan, thereby saving his military career.
Fad diets are named such for good reason; the most popular method is often fleeting, while proven methods like Dr. Simeon's hCG discovery and then Diet Doc Weight Loss Plans' modernization and improvement of the hCG diet stand the test of time.
The Cleveland Clinic perhaps says it best; "We all wish that weight loss and other health benefits could occur with simply making three days worth of dietary change. But severely restricting your calories, and including/excluding specific foods from the diet is not the way to long-term, sustained weight loss and health benefits."