Would you like to lose 9 pounds in 3 days? Do you enjoy fresh fruit? If you answered YES to these questions, then Jay Robb may have the ideal lose-it-quick diet for you. Here is the scoop on the Fruit Diet.
The Fruit Diet (also called the Fruit Flush Diet) is easy to understand. You eat fresh fruit every two hours. Bamm, done, that's it. For three days you don't eat processed foods, complex carbohydrates, starches, alcohol or caffeine. You drink a lot of water, too, at least 12 glasses of pure water every day. Your protein comes from a protein shake that serves as your dinner.
The Fruit Flush Diet is a 3 day weight loss program. On the first day you drink nothing but protein shakes and purified water. For the next 2 days you eat strictly fresh fruit, every two hours, and a dinner of raw, non-starchy vegetables and a protein shake or small serving of lean protein.
All told, you will get about 1,000 calories a day on the Fruit Flush Diet. This is substantially below the government's recommendation of 1,200 calories a day for a safe diet. Without a doubt, fresh fruit is good for you. Fruit alone, however, does not provide the balanced nutrition that you body requires. There is a stark lack of B and D vitamins, minerals, and healthy omega-3 fatty acids.
Nearly everyone will lose weight with the Fruit Diet. Unfortunately, most of the weight loss will come from water weight, with lesser amounts from lean muscle and fat. During the diet, your caloric intake is so low that you should not expect to exercise or participate in strenuous activities; you just won't have the energy.
Jay Robb suggests doing the Fruit Flush Diet for 3 days out of each week for 12 weeks, then once or twice a month for life. He says that this will get you "in the best shape of your life" and help you to shape your eating and your thinking for a lifetime of success.