The 3-Hour Diet: Diet Plan

Types of food one consumes are at the basement of the majority of the diets. Such eating plans make us get used to the thought that there are good and bad foods, healthy and unhealthy, or useful and harmful. As a result, a dieter must refuse eating “bad” meals, depriving himself of his favorite dishes. If he fails to resist a temptation of having a piece of the delicious pie, he will definitely feel remorse of conscience, blame himself of being weak-willed, and so on.

This is not the way with the 3-Hour Diet, developed by Jorge Cruise, one of the most popular fitness coaches in the today USA. On the contrary, here all the foods are good and alright to eat, including fast foods and those from the freezer cases. “There are no bad foods, only bad portions. NOTHING, and I must stress this, is off limits on the 3-Hour Diet™,” says Jorge Cruise.

The key point of this diet plan is in the right portioning and right timing. The 3-Hour Diet presupposes losing weight while eating six meals a day every three hours. This includes three meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 400 calories each. However, a person does not have to count, since the book on the diet includes visual aids, picturing templates of meal portions and the amounts of carbs, proteins, and fats to consume.

By the way, visualization is of no less importance on the diet. The author confirms, “Visualization is the most powerful tool to ensure success... By “seeing” the good things regularly you can actually make those things come true for yourself.”

Three hours after each meal a dieter is supposed to have a snack containing about 100 calories. The snacks can be different, require no using templates, and don’t even have to be exactly balanced. A person, thus, can eat foods he likes the most. The list of 100 calories snacks is also included in the book, but it is up to a dieter what to choose.

The day must end with something sweet, like chocolate. Such treat should be about 50 calories. It can be consumed either in 3 hours after dinner, or together with it, if a person is going be late.

The daily meal consumption schedule of a dieter, following the 3-Hour Diet, will thus look like this:

7 a.m.


10 a.m.


1 p.m.


4 p.m.


7 p.m.


10 p.m.


400 calories
100 calories
400 calories
100 calories
400 calories
100 calories

The magic diet promises two pounds of weight loss every week, till a person reaches the ideal body mass. Then losing weight will miraculously turn into maintaining that perfect state of the body. Furthermore, the author promises that dieting will be pleasant: eating favorite tasty foods, feeling no hunger, thus, no stress, and obvious weight loss instead.

It is also important to note that not only people, who are moderately overweight, but those, who are heavily obese, will not suffer from hunger by following the 3-Hour Diet. Their portion size (snacks, namely) will depend on their weight. The more obese a person is, the larger snacks he/she should consume: if a dieter is over 200 pounds he should double snacks, triple them if he is over 250 pounds, and quadruple if over 300 pounds. Oh, don’t forget, he will also lose weight at the same time. It is a miracle!

The author says the trick is in the changing body metabolism: such eating habits are believed by Cruise to reset metabolism, reactivate it every three hours and make it eliminate body fat (especially abdominal). Jorge Cruise is sure: keeping metabolism permanently active will result in reaching and maintaining the ideal body mass. No activity, no exercising is necessary. This diet plan seems to be perfect for all lazy, but ambitious.

It has been long time, since scientists discovered that metabolism, actually, depends not only on when we eat, but on what and how much we consume (this coincides with Jorge Cruise’s points of view). However, body composition, activity levels, and genetics undoubtedly have a huge impact on this process too. Age and health condition also influence metabolic rates. As a result, logical question arises: is it possible to reach the ideal having changed only one constituent of the composite thing?


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