How to lose 10 pounds in 3 days with a diet

Updated July 20, 2017

Although it is a very short period of time, losing ten pounds in three days can be achieved simply by altering your diet. Carbohydrates, saturated fats and calories will need to be reduced significantly, in order for you to lose ten pounds in three days. These foods should be replaced with low-fat alternatives that are rich in protein. In order to lose weight quickly, it is essential that no more than 1500 calories are ingested each day.

Replace starchy carbohydrates such as potatoes, white rice and pasta, with low-glycemic options. Beans and brown rice are good replacements for starchy carbohydrates.

Fill your diet with plenty of fresh fruit and vegetables. Snack on healthy foods such as apples and carrot sticks, instead of sugary, fatty treats like chips and candy. This will keep you feeling full, without adding too many calories to your diet.

Substitute your usual lunch for a bowl of soup. Studies have shown that soup can aid weight loss by keeping you feeling full longer, reducing the desire to snack.

Drink plenty of water. Drinking six to eight glasses of water a day will flush out toxins and help to keep you feeling full.

Kick-start your metabolism by eating a healthy breakfast. Fresh fruit, oatmeal or one slice of wholewheat toast, are all sensible options.


Crash diets are a short term solution and should not be followed for longer the recommended time period.


Always consult your doctor before embarking on a new diet regimen.

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Luke Boston has been a freelance writer since 2009, mostly ghostwriting for nutrition websites and ebooks. His articles specialize in health and nutrition. He is a qualified nutritionist with a Bachelor of Science in nutrition. Boston also received a Master of Arts in creative media practice.