The 3-Hour Diet: How This Diet Works

We are all human beings; nevertheless the organism of every person is unique. It has its habits, its behavior, its own way of living. The way it functions is partially environmentally, but mostly genetically predisposed. Therefore, in many situations our bodies are our masters, telling us to have some rest, to take a nap, or to wake up.

For years our bodies regulate the majority of their systems by themselves. But one day we decide we live the wrong way and try to turn everything upside down, forcing our organisms to change. Most often we like to play tricks on our eating habits – we start dieting.

At the same time, every change “from the outside,” without the call of the body is forcible, not natural, inorganic. The change of the usual life rhythm is violation, even if it is made for our own sake. Every interference provokes a reaction. Starting a diet also will. Some bodies, their systems or organs can get used to the changes; others will reject everything. No doubt, it is necessary to know what can happen then, and what reaction we should expect.

Jorge Cruise, the author of the 3-Hour Diet, claims his diet plan can change body metabolism. That means it will cause alterations in the main body mechanism: the support of the vital functions. It, actually, means the change of the source of living.

The author of the diet confirms that metabolism slows down every three hours (although, it is not known exactly what scientific studies have been conducted to prove this statement; other researchers would like to know about them). Anyway, Cruise says that natural “starvation protection mechanism,” as he calls it, is turned on in three hours after meal. It causes body to consume its own lean muscles to produce energy necessary for normal functioning. Fat, on the other hand, remains stored in the body. Such life-style, in the long run, ends in obesity.

In order to preserve lean muscles and consume fat, it is necessary to activate metabolism every three hours. This can be done by eating small portions of healthy foods, containing all the nutritional elements: carbs, proteins, and fats. Cruise says that a dieter can eat all kinds of food, paying special attention to their amount and proportion (many fruits and vegetables, moderate amount of carbs and proteins, and little fats). Furthermore, fast foods and different snacks, generally acknowledged as “harmful” can also be included. The author says, “There are no bad foods on my plan, just bad portions, I just teach the right portion at the right times.”

The second process going on in the human body, while following to the 3-Hour Diet, is lowering cortisol levels. This is a hormone, closely related to abdominal fat, released during the starvation mode. Since cortisol levels are reduced due to eating 6 meals a day, belly fat is eliminated too, according to Cruise.

At last, insulin and cholesterol levels are also claimed to be reduced by eating every three hours.

In general, the 3-Hour Diet mechanism of action looks very simple. The only “but” is that dieters have to trust Cruise’s words only, since it is impossible to find any scientific proofs of these statements.

Definitely, any diet will change something in the body. But remember, it is not your task to carry out experiments and conduct trials on your own organism to prove somebody’s points of view. Let scientists do it first.


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