How Much Weight Can I Lose in 3 Days?

How much weight can I lose in 3 days? What’s the most weight I can lose in 3 days? And does eating fruit and vegetables help lose weight or does it just keep you healthy? Gabriella. [via Ask Questions]

No, you cannot lose 10 pounds in 3 days. How much weight can you lose in 3 days? None! Okay, that’s not entirely true, maybe you can lose some weight, but it does not sound like a serious question. 3 days is such a short period of time that you should not expect to lose any amount of weight in 3 days. You can, however, lose weight in 7 days or so, but expecting to lose more than about 2 pounds per week is not reasonable. True, some diets do promise pretty incredible weight-loss results. Unfortunately, and this is hardly surprising since we are talking about diet fads, they never deliver real results.

Eating fruits and vegetables does help you lose weight. Contrary to popular claims, vegetables and fruits are not fat burnings foods, but they are high in fiber and most of them contain complex carbohydrates. They are also low in calories and fat, which helps keep your daily calorie consumption under control. It is important to keep in mind that fruits and veggies should be consumed together with healthy fats and lean proteins.

In other words, to lose weight you have to follow a balanced diet that consists of diversified nutrients that are found in various food groups. With an exception of sugar, it is generally not a good idea to exclude entire food groups from your diet.

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