3 Hour Diet

The 3-Hour Diet was developed by weight loss and fitness expert Jorge Cruise. The basic idea behind this diet is that weight control depends more on when you eat, than on what you eat. This diet gets away from either a low-carbohydrate or a low-fat diet approach.

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When to eat on the 3-hour-diet

With this diet, the dieter is supposed to eat approximately every three hours. Cruise believes that when a person eats at longer intervals than three hours, the body starts to consume muscle rather than fat; weight loss generated through muscle loss is not desirable. The diet emphasizes weight loss through control of calories, and does not make restrictions based on types of foods that may be considered healthy or unhealthy. It is expected that this diet will work without requiring any increase in exercise.

What to eat and how much on the 3-hour-diet?

The 3-Hour Diet’s regimen calls for eating a mix of carbohydrates, fats, and proteins every three hours; that mix needs to put those foods into correct portions. This diet does not rely on having the dieter count calories or carbohydrates. Instead, the 3-Hour Diet book offers a kind of template to enable the dieter to visualize the proper sized portions that should be eaten.

In the course of a day, dieters on the 3-Hour Diet will consume three meals, two snacks, and one treat. No foods are specifically ruled out. Breakfast can be eaten at around 7 a.m., followed by a snack at around 10 a.m. Three hours later comes lunch, followed in three hours by a snack, followed in three more hours by dinner. A treat can then be had either with dinner or separately. The three meals are intended to be well-balanced and to have approximately 400 calories per meal; snacks should have around 100 calories each. Typical snacks include Nabisco Snack Packs and Chips Ahoy. The treat should have about 50 calories. One recommended treat is a mini-sized Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

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The 3 Hour Diet assumes a personal has the schedule flexibility that permits this level of regiment. Those of us with a life and a job can't stop everything every 3 hours. This diet emphasizes calorie control and moderation and doesn't limit food choices. The Mediterranean Diet is similar in that regard.

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Mediterranean Diet

Mediterranean Diet

The Mediterranean is comprised of a large area of land that stretches from western Spain to the Middle East. Structured after traditional lifestyle habits of those in this area, the Mediterranean Diet is ideal for people who like to cook, enjoy Mediterranean cuisine, and are interested in making a permanent lifestyle change. With very few dietary restrictions, followers of the Mediterranean Diet are allowed to eat all the things they enjoy, in moderation. Unlike the customary Western style of quickly eating large portions, the Mediterranean Diet places great emphasis on spending time on preparing and enjoying small, tasty meals. Rather than make drastic lifestyle modifications, this plan teaches people to choose low-fat, low- cholesterol foods that are packed with flavor and will leave them feeling fulfilled. The Mediterranean Diet aims to permanently improve long-term health.