Kaiser 3 Day Diet

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The Kaiser 3 day diet is another diet that claims massive weight loss in a short space of time. This diet claims that you can lose 10 pounds in three days. It sounds inconceivable, but according to the diet plan the claim is true, if you stick to the plan.

The Kaiser 3 day diet provides a menu that must be followed to the letter to get results, but you do get to eat real food. The plan claims that the Kaiser 3 day diet causes a chemical breakdown in your system, which results in rapid weight loss. Although it would soon get rather boring if you only ate the three days of food in permanent repetition, one assumes that even if the first hit of weight loss was 10 pounds, it would be incredibly difficult to sustain this level of loss.

However, there are those who claim the Kaiser 3 day diet has worked for them, and it does contain a range of fruit and vegetables. It is not too bad in terms of food grouping, but whether it provides you with enough food and energy to successfully live on is another matter.

The Kaiser 3 day diet provides the following meal plan:

Day 1

* Breakfast: 1/2 grapefruit, 2 tbsp peanut butter, 1 slice toast

* Lunch: 1/2 cup tuna, 1 slice toast, coffee/tea

* Dinner: 3 oz meat, 1 cup green beans, 1 cup beets, 1 small apple, 1 cup vanilla ice cream

Day 2

* Breakfast: 1/2 banana, 1 egg, 1 slice toast

* Lunch: 1 cup cottage cheese, 5 saltine crackers

* Dinner: 2 hot dogs, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

Day 3

* Breakfast: 1 hardboiled egg, 1 slice toast

* Lunch: 1 oz cheddar cheese, 5 saltine crackers, 1 small apple

* Dinner: 1 cup tuna, 1 cup beets, 1 cup cauliflower, 1/2 cantaloupe, 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream

In order for you to succeed on the Kaiser 3 day diet, you must follow the plan to the letter. The Kaiser 3 day diet does not allow substitutions or changes.

Discuss It!

Maritza ·

Can the cofee be with milk or black only

Lilly ·

I would like to know the answer to that question too, can the coffee be with nondairy creamer or black only

Jonathan ·

This diet works great for me and as for coffee I myself drink it black unless we can drink it with creamer let us know someone :)

gina ·

What if you don't eat the ice cream?

karen ·

what do I do if I don't eat meat?

lili ·

do you eat the hot dogs with the bun or without ???

vannypoo ·

can we eat the hot dogs with the bun or does it have to be without?? day 2 is tomorrow please let me know!

ms iz ·

the coffee black a bit of sugar if u want no creamer too much sugar and for the hot dog no bun if u dont do the diet the way it is on here then dont do it it has to be exact for it to work the foods combined work together so there u go

Ellen ·

hot with the bun or no bun?

deedee ·

Is it okay to drink the coffee and tea throughout the day and with all of the meals?

ag ·

how to eat tune and meat, cooked if yes then how to cook?

jen ·

what kind of bread is the best to use

JD ·

no creamer, no buns, can drink the tea or coffee all day, recommend water though.

Susan ·

I'm taking a drug that says "no grapefruit allowed" on it. Can I use any other citrus, maybe orange?

Susan ·

...and where do I find the answer.

Jhazz DeCastro ·

Can I drink coffee 3x a day with each meal?

Mia ·

I'm taking a drug that says "no grapefruit allowed" on it. Can I use any other citrus, maybe orange?

soflo ·

You cannot use bread on the hot dogs, only the weiner. the coffee must be black and you can only use a sugar substitute. if you leave out any of the items on the menu, then you have changed the chemical reaction your body should have to eating all the combined foods as listed. You can cook the meat in a healthy way, no fried, but maybe grilled. just think about it!!! This Diet works, i use it at least once a year. Good luck!

soflo ·

Susan, you only have to eat half of a grape fruit for one day, you are better off asking your doctor.

Niki ·

Can broccoli be a cauliflower substitution?

AJ ·

I am allergic to bananas, is there something else I can eat instead of the banana???

mary ·

what about the beets canned fresh yellow or red??

Sacramento ·

I tried it last week 7/22/10, and substituted the cottage cheese for yogurt, but at the end of the 3 days I lost 5lbs. Not 10lbs, but I will take it! I plan to try it again this week

Aurora Novoa ( KOOKI3 ) ·

You fat people should stop eating so much you cows. in pomona ca you dont see that you fatties lol

yen ·

i don't like beets, can i substitute them with anything?

angie ·

How long before you notice the weight loss is it after the thrid day?

lily ·

can you drink coffe after every mealz?

Titan ·

Do you have to toast the bread? I don't have a toaster.

jennifer ·

if your sick with a cough are you allowed to eat cough drops or even chew gum on this diet?

Cindy ·

Everyone please understand that you must follow this diet as it says you cannot substitute or change anything or else this diet won't work for you! I recieved this diet from Kaiser in 1992 and every once in a while I still do it... It really works REALLY it does but you must follow it as it says. For those of you who are confused about the coffee and hotdogs well let me tell you The coffee you must drink it ONLY Black no creamers nor sugars Black and the hotdogs YES with the bun with nothing on it its best if you get wheat bun but you can also get regular just don't put anything on it. Follow this diet as it says with no cheating and you will see the results IF you do it right. Good Luck!

JJ ·


lamma ·

what seasoning can be used for the tuna, other meats and veggies

brit ·

no substitutions!

Matt ·

OMG. Listen... it says NO SUBSTITUTIONS! Your vegan... dont do it. You dont like broccoli... to bad. If doesnt say eat a bun with the dog. Really??? Use your brains. NO SUB MEANS NO SUB. Bottom line, you want it to work, follow direction. You wanna cry about eating something you dont like for only 3 days... get a helmet.

Laura ·

Well, first day for me...I bought the grapefruit at costco, comes on plastic containers and the beets are from a can...it should be ok right?

Laura ·

I was wondering if you guys cooked the beets or if beets from a can are just as good..anyone? :)

christy ·

how do i cook the egg,? can i add a bit of oil?

Ana ·

Do I really eat 1/2 a canteloup or is it 1/2 a cup I couldn't finish a whole 1/2 canteloup

Tina ·

I always wanted to try this diet but i am SEVERLY allergic to eggs. and you cant leave it out or substitute.:(

Kristina ·

If you dont eat the apple pie would that be a damper on the diet?

Jen ·

I didn't have the plan with me and had one egg one toast for breakfast - Can I start day 3 as day 1? If anyone knows, please respond. Thanks so much!!

Mrs. T ·

BTW- I have the original diet paper and it states that you can use salt & pepper as the only spices. As well, the only condiment that you can use is yellow mustard. I use mustard for dinner (marinade or as a dip).

shantel ·

can i drink carbonated water?

isabel ·

This diet is good I 20pounds in one month and a lot inches

dawn ·

I have a peanut allergy, what can I eat instead, or should I not eat anything at all in replace

Cindy ·

How about the tea could it be any kind??

Connie ·

Hi Yes you can substitute broccoli and cauliflower. This dies works GREAT is followed exactly as stated. I have been using it for years, especially for a quick weight loss fix. IT WORKS !!

ScissorS ·

I've done this diet before and it really does work. I'm doing it starting tomorrow to jump start my new year weight loss. haha! just a tip... I sauteed the tuna in a pan w/0 calorie spray and added a bit of mrs. dash to spice things up before and still lost the 10 pounds. I just couldn't swallow the dry cold tuna alone. bleh. Good Luck!


Is it 1/2 of piece of the cantaloupe or 1/2 of it???? day 3 is tomorrow...

angie ·

i heard that we can eat the hotdogs with buns????

Rosie ·

I lost 8 pds in 3 days, you have to do exactly as it's on the paper. Just finished my 3 day yesterday 1/13/11

Laura ·

No substitutions or changes.

lei ·

This diet works I did it once and I was amazed. You cant add anything you gotta do it exactly no added sugar or salt just like that and it's only 3 days after the results you'll wanna do it again it's worth it. Stop asking questions just do it!!!

vanessa ·

I'm on my second day but last night I skipped out on the apple, I completely forget. Can I eat it with lunch today? Or just not eat it at all? Help.

glo ·

Day 2 for breakfast it indicates "egg" - should it be boiled or can it be any way I want; the carrots, broccoli and cauliflower - should they be raw or steamed; and can the beets be the ones that come in can?

Glo ·

is it hard to stay on diet?

S ·

This diet is just a high calorie restriction. As long as you substitute something for the same calorie amount it should be fine.

John ·

I have done this diet twice before. It says lose up to ten pounds, but the two previous times I lost six pounds. Its a good way to start off a diet. I switch to a low fat diet after the three days are over and it works well. Folow it strictly, no sugar in your coffee or on the grapefruit, no bun on the hot dog.

Kimber ·

what can you substitute for eggs if you don't eat eggs?

Anthony Martinez ·

Me and my Wife are on a Diet and on this diet I lost 9 pounds in two days.. I mix my fruit as a parfait with the Vanilla Ice cream. I'm on Day 3 so I will put my total loss tomorrow..

Claudia ·

Do I have to eat the dinner all at once or can I snack on some of the dinner then finish before the end of the day? can I also have coffee and creamer if its splenda and sugarfree creamer?

Sam ·

i put two tps of creamer in my coffee this morning, is that going to ruin the chemical reaction!?

Briana ·

Can I substitute the meat with soy meat?

Gaby ·

My daughter hates tuna, is there anything that can be substituted for tuna?

Gaby ·

My daughter hates tuna, is there a substitue for tuna?

Lebiram ·

Just thought I’d share with all of you that I did the diet from 3/9 to 3/11. I weight myself 3/12 in the am and had lost 7 pounds. I didn’t really pigout over the weekend just didn’t eat constantly as you do in the diet and found I gained 2 punds back. Still 5 pounds in 3 days is amazing. I recommend the diet and also HIGHLY recommend to mainting a similar eating pattern even after you go off it to prevent gaining the weight back. GOOD LUCK!

secret ·

im only 12 and i havnt tried this but is it safe for me to try it andcan we drink water at all throught out the day?

ap ·

i have tried this and did not lose 10lbs. but i did lose 7 lbs. my GF lost 9 lbs. i'd like to know what you can sub for beets. its yucky and stains your shirts.

Frankie ·

NO substitutions! Coffee is black only..and NO bun with hot dogs.. drink water only. It's based on a chemical break down...so don't substitute anything

Unique ·

I've tried the diet and it works without sibstitution. You will see a difference on the third day. hang in ther!! IT WORKS!!!!!

Noodles ·

You can not substitute or add anything. This diet must be followed to the 'T'. Including food items you dont like. For me its the beets. I hate beets. But I lost 50 pounds a few years ago. If you exersice during the other 4 days, you can lose more although the slower you lose the weight, the harder it is to gain back. So get a good exercise program or at least walk.

cocoa ·

do the tuna have to be plain can anything be added to the tuna and can the bananas be left out

Tracy ·

I have been successful with this diet and made substitutions. I ate the dogs with buns but bought the low cal ones. I also subbed cottage cheese for tuna and the cauliflower for broccoli. I did it for 7 weeks and lost 29 lbs. Each wk lost less lbs but overall it was 4 lbs a week. I got a headache if I didn't eat dinner early. Good luck

Kat ·

what if you can't eat all that food? I am having hart time finishing lunch and the diner...can u eat the ice cream later while watching tv or does it have to be with the meal all at once?

Erin ·

do not eat grapefruit if it conflicts with meds. my husband cannot have it either. we use half a cup of pomegranate juice which is also an antioxidant, a diuretic, and a metabolic stimulator

cassandra ·

i just want to know if there is an alternative for beets? i really can't eat it because it has after taste and it makes me throw up :(

Judy ·

Can you split up some of the dinner and eat four meals a day as long as it is the food on the list?

Malerie ·

I am curious what meat to use, and I am allergic to apples. Should I just leave it out or attempt to sub something else thats already in the diet?

Pat ·

Can grapefruit juice be used instead of grapefruit & if so, how much?

Natalie ·

Can anything be substituted for beets? I am allergic to beets

Ron... ·

I did the Kaiser diet a while back and it accomplished what it claims…The commentator of this article insinuates that you have to stay on the diet constantly for it to work which is a fallacy…after the 3 day you can go back to normal eating for as long as you would like assuming you stick to “the norm” and not over eat…Then you can return to the diet and start it again…and continue the cycle as long as you like…as far as the question goes about coffee/tea…yes you can drink as much as you want, but NO EXTRAS such as creamer or sweeteners…and yes you have to eat the ice cream…all parts of the diet work together to help you loose the weight…I hope I have answered your questions…

mary ·

i need to know can i drink a tea with any kind of sweet?

marisol ·

this diet is amazing!! I lost actually lost 10 pounds in 3 days. No subs exactly as is. Im sooo excited

Erin ·

I am a vegetarian, how can I replace the meat?????

Adriana ·

I don't eat sea food. .is there something else i can eat besides the Tuna?

vivian ·

how is the meat cook?

re ·

i did this diet several times and it worked each time I stucked to it, no substitutions! Also, buy foods without these headings: low fat, extra lean, etc.

Holly ·

Is that a half of the cantaloupe or half cup? And can we cook the veggies or eat them raw?

Julie ·

Is it OK to eat tofu dogs instead of regular hot dogs?

Julie ·

Can I eat tofu dogs instead of regular dogs and what is considered meat...can I eat salmon instead?

Phyllis ·

I've used this diet many times, with good success. My version is slightly different than the one above, as follows: Day 1 Breakfast - 1/2 rather than 2 Tbsp. peanut butter. Day 1 Dinner - Only 1/2 cup of ice cream. Day 2 Dinner - Chicken breast rather than 2 hot dogs. Day 3 Dinner: 1 cup tuna or piece of fish; cantaloupe must be small. Some other instructions that aren't provided above: DO NOT VARY OR SUBSTITUTE ANY OF THE FOODS. Salt & pepper may be used, but no other seasonings. You may have black coffee or tea. NO CHEATING, do not snack between meals. After 3 days of this, begin eating a normal diet but do not overdo it. After 4 days, you may go back on the 3-day diet.

Cynthia ·

What type of meat should I use please help.

Steve ·

Hey gang, don't substitute anything. Just hold to the diet for 3 days. It will go fast. Not having coffee is hard for me but you get used to it. I'm not allowed to have grapefruit either because I take Lipitor but my doctor said its ok because its such a small amount. I've lost 40 lbs just doing this diet.

Imelda ·

Do you only drink the coffe/tea on the first day as indicated or do you do it with each meal????

Nancy ·

As for the3 oz meat can it be ham, and the ice cream will it work better if it's diet ice cream

Cindy ·

are the beets fresh or canned and can i drink coffee all 3 days.

Jordan ·

Can you take any sort of medication? because I am getting sick but I don't want to mess with the chemical balance.

cindy ·

The hot dog is without the bun and the coffee is just black. There are no substitutions.

debbie ·

can you put butter on your toast and when it says one egg is that scramble eggs fried egg what kind and if I don't drink coffee or tea can I skip it

angie ·

can I skip the coffee and tea and drink water

Claudia ·

Can I use almond butter instead of peanut butter? Anybody know?

? ·

Can it be frozen Yougurt or does it have to be ice cream?

Dionna ·

Can i exercise while i am on this diet?

Ruth ·

Can you substitue anything for the grapefruit. I cannot eat grapefruit because of my blood pressure meds

Alin ·

Can I switch the lunch with dinner ...

alex ·

I hate cottage cheese, can I substitute with cheddar cheese?

follow diet to detail ·

EVERYONE STOP!! This works but only if u follow it to the T. No substitutes!!!! If something doesn't work for u try something else. I lost 7lbs when I did this n I did use sugar n no gym. Now I'm gonna do it again n will go to the gym

smdo ·

Susan , you should def not eat the grapefruit. It prevent your body from absorbing the medication properly increasing your chance of side effects and toxicity of the drug. I realize it is just half of a grapefruit but if your medication states, no grapefruit allowed, that is for your own health and it means no grapefruit allowed. I would strongly suggest to consult with your doctor.

reyna ·

can we have more then one cup of coffee a day?

Terry ·

I used it about 2 yrs ago and it really worked. I am going to use it again, since my wife is going to get a lap band, it will be a quick way to lose the weight. What else is good about this way, is during the other 4 days you automatically look at what to eat and you start to eat meals that are healthier, ccrazy but true.



Shelby ·

It says plain as day. This diet does not allow for substitutions or changes

Cait ·

I’m allergic to peanuts.. what would I substitute?

Lori ·

I lost 6 pounds the first days and 1 1/2 the second. We shall see tomorrow if Im down 10. Im really hungry though. Not enough food.


It works I know I lost 17pds in one month also walk

Kalani ·

Is it 1/2 of a whole cantelope? Or like half of a half of cantaloupe?

CC ·

I use creamer for my coffee and equal but only drink 1-2 cups a day. I do take 1-2 teaspoons of ice cream away. I only have 10-15 pounds left to lose and lose 2-4 pounds a week on this. Also, on the last night, my husband and I buy ahi to grill as I would vomit having to eat dry tuna again :)

valeri ·

How much water a day?

susie ·

Can you drink decaf coffee? Cafeine makes me nervous. And with this little bit of food in my system.I'm sure will make it even worse.

nicole ·

Im on it right now and I feel dizzy I hope its worth it

Christine ·

People the diet is specific and says NO SUBSTITUTIONS.....No means no :) good luck

erika ·

can u put lime or lemon on the tuna?

Lynn ·


victoria ·

Can you drink water during the day?

Rori ·

does it matter if the tuna is canned in olive oil?

Rori ·

can the tuna be canned in olive oil? or water? or fresh? or does it matter at all?

Yoli ·

I doubted this diet in the beginning like 10 pounds in 3 days sounded ridiculous. I did it. I started on a Monday and ended on Wednesday night.To my surprise Iost 8 pounds. I did it the following week and lost another 6. I dread the tuna days (ugh!) but I sacrificed because it WORKS. It's a wonderful jumpstart for someone who is looking for immediate results and to get that push to commit to a weight loss goal.

kat ·

Wat about if u dont like egg????

Karin ·

Day 1 finished...down 2!

Lisa ·

I don't eat meat, can I substitute a veggie dog?

Kate ·

You people are amazing. What part of "follow the diet to the letter" do you not get? And seriously? A bun? The diet is no mor, no less than it says. It's NOT that hard.

amalia ·

I will start my diet tomorrow, wish me luck

amalia ·

Plain cottage cheese? What if I use cottage cheese wuth pineapple?

rosa ·

the coffee can only be black the hot dog is without the bun. You can do the diet for 3 days then eat normally for 4 days then go back to dieting 3 days and so on.

Sammy ·

Water Aotearoa drinking water?

Sammy ·

Can I drink water during the day ?

Teresa ·

CAn I dring water and how much, can I use lemon or hot sauce, the cantaloupe is half piece or half cup. please answer I want to start soon. Thank you.

Ali ·

What if you can't at all eat cottage cheese. What can replace it?

PM ·

I've tried a similar diet and the coffee is plain. No sugar, no creamer. The same goes for the tea, no sweetener. As for the hot dogs...it's with buns! And no substitutions!

Kate ·

Can I drink water in between meals? Just wondering since it doesn't really liquids.

pg ·

When The Three Days Are Over , Will You Notice A Big Decrease In Your Stomach Size ? Please , Answer ASAP THANKS !(: - Priscilla

PG13 ·

iHave a couple of questions... 1.) what kind of tea ? 2.) does it matter what time you have your breakfast , lunch and dinner meals ? 3.) what time would you recommend the breakfast lunch and dinner meals ? 4.) do you have to eat ALL of the broccoli including the stem ? 5.) does it matter what order you eat the food in category ? example: for day 1 breakfast , does it matter how i eat the food ? like can i eat it together ?

Myla ·

Substitutions are ok. I have done this diet before and these substitutions work. Orange instead of Grapefruit Tuna instead of Cottage cheese (and vice versa) Frozen yogurt instead of Ice Cream Cauliflower instead of Broccoli (and vice versa) Green beans instead of Broccoli or Cauliflower Beets instead of Carrots Toast instead of 5 crackers (vice versa)

Deanna ·

Hey everyone! So yesterday was my 3rd day and i weighed myself today, i lost a total of 5 lbs. I really have a feeling that I could have lost more but I am not weighting or measuring the food right, I just ordered measuring spoons and cups on ebay as well as a scale. So hopefully I will loose more weight next week.

Km ·

Can I use salt and pepper

Marta ·

Can lemon or lime be added to the ?

Karen ·

You all crack me up! Just follow the diet like it says! This really works, my husband & I use this whenever we need a quick start. Try it you'll like it!

Tye ·

Can you eat chocolate ice instead of vanilla and the tuna is it can or fresh.

Diane ·

I don't like tuna! Is there something else I can substitute with?

in shape ·

Can I drink diet coke instead of the coffee

jojo ·

can you exersize like jog 1 hour per day and still do the program

jojo ·

can 13 year olds take the diet

nee ·

can u explain what the process of the weightloss is those three days? how is the diet working each day im a bit confused with seeing all the high sugar and fat diet for eg ccottage cheese

jon ·

what about the toast for breakfast.what can be on it?

ellen ·

can i still take multivitamin?

Marcilla ·

You must follow the diet to a "T", if you change it, it will not work for you. losing weight is not about your comfort, it's that is how we gain weight eating what ever we want, you must work hard and make sacrifices to see results. Our comfortableness make us look for a cake walk diet plan, sorry not going to happen.

diana ·

The meat can it be cooked with pam on a pan ?

jpl ·

What kind of meat can we eat? Can we eat any kind or there is a specific kind of meat we should get.

amber ·

i done this back in the 80s same diet even pulled out my old diary and looked lol. i lost 6-12 lbs avg did it every first of the month lol i lost every time.

amber ·

And can do no substitute for it to work. even substitute sugars i tried it so many ways. Just fallow what is there its only 3 days try it. and choke down what don't like.

kim ·

HELLO! why do you people keep asking if you can substitute foods? The diet says no substitutions period. It works on a chemical breakdown and willnot work if you don't follow it exactly.

Patti ·

Amid all the questions, I believe the diet DOES work as expected. But it is incomplete. I feel the questions asked, most of them anyway, are truly justifiably good questions to ask. No substitutions, no buns, grilled meats, etc. Come on people this is a healthy diet to lose at least 10 lbs. If you cant follow it to a T for 3 days, dont do it. I tried it, to a T, and yes one of my meds does say, no grapefruit, but I didnt eat it ALL day. Just once for breakfast. Just do it or dont do it, its up to you.

Sandia ·

3rd day: Is a 1/2 of cantaloupe? or 1/2 cup? I don't know it seems like a lot of Cantaloupe. =0

Karen ·

Get real people just follow the diet it's simple. Coffee black, no Roblan, no substitutions, Grill the meet.

Andria ·

I can not have nuts is there any thing other then prohibited I can use

Dave ·

In order for you to succeed on the Kaiser 3 day diet, you must follow the plan to the letter. The Kaiser 3 day diet does not allow substitutions or changes.

Kb ·

Absolutely no substitutes,no bun and no sugar,i do this diet alot,it works!

Ting ·

The diet is strict about no substitution. If you want it to work, then it has to be cauliflower. Broccoli might have diff chemicals in it that could prohibit the needed chemm reaction.

Andre ·

Lost 5 lbs the first day

linda ·

Can you drink water or tea or coffee all day

Grace ·

Definatly substitute the peanut butter for another protien off the menu like 3 oz of meat. see if it works. Doesnt hurt to try. Good luck.

deebaby ·

Yes! There are substitutions that you can make, Google is your friend. I myself have used subs and it worked fine. Lost 12 lbs once. The subs I used however were alike in composition. Water, 64oz of plain water a day, minimum. That a half cup every waking hour.

Sasha H ·

OK, this is for those who do not believe this diet works. 02/12/2013 I started this diet, and I lost 7lbs, not 10lbs and; I am fine with that. Foe me- I followed it to a “T” I did not substitute any of the foods. I drank my coffee black and used salt and black pepper as my seasons. I drank lots of flavored water (the packet sticks you put in water) with 1 packet of sweetener. Today is 2/19/2013 and I’m back on the diet. I will exercise as well. Remember” NO SUBSTITUIONS I will keep you posted. Sasha

Pamela ·

Coffee; black only. to reiterate any other discussion, you must follow the plan to the letter for 3 days, period. Drinks are diet cola and coffee or tea. If you have any other things that prevent you from eating what is on the diet - you cant be on it. it is that simple.

Lisa ·

skip 1 day before & 1 day after cholesterol pill if you eat grapefruit for first day.

liza ·

what if i'm a vegetarian? will it not work the same?

KathrynAnne ·

i'm on my 3rd day,weighed myself today and saw that i lost 5 pounds, could have lost more if i estimated more accurately and had everything i needed. But i can honestly say that ive definitely gained muscle strength. I've managed to do exercises 10 more than i usually do!! Not bad for a first try and 5 pounds in 3 days is not bad as well!

sally ·

Listen crazies, if you don't eat meatm TRY ANOTHER DIET. There are NO SUBSTITUTIONS. IT'S THREE DAYS. IT WON'T KILL YOU. Just follow it and STOP WHINING

wendy ·

i did this diet about 10 yrs ago, i lost 90 lbs in 6 months, followed it to the letter, ate reasonably the other 4 days of the week and mostly just walking for exercise...im just saying...it def works

Mac ·

Can u drink as much water during all 3 days?

Tamara K ·

I lost 20 pounds in 6 months! Just follow the instructions. Good luck!!!

Tamara K ·

At first, the tuna made me gagged like crazy but when I weighed myself the next morning... it's worth the effort. Just pinched your nose and gobbled it...

Jilly ·

Can the coffee be decaf?

Carla Foster ·

This diet works! I have used it off and on for quickie weight loss before vacations or after holidays. I have lost 11 lbs in 3 days. I think depending on how heavy you are is how much you wull lose. The heavier, the more. DO JNOT SUBSTITUTE OR ADD ANYTHING THAT IS NOT ON THE LIST.If it says hotdog, it means hotdog only. It dosnt give any other directions on the hotdog so any kind, chicken, turkey, meat is ok. Cook or eat cold just dont ADD any other foods to the cooking process, "oil" etc. You can have up to 4 cups of diet drinks a day. Coffee, no creamer. To follow it EXACTLY means just that.I will be doing it once a month. I think once a week is too much.

Carla ·

You can use chicken or turkey on the tuna day. Its in the fine print. ;)

Lynn ·

I am allergic to peanut butter and beets . Can I use almond butter and what for beets ...?.

Marie ·

This diet has always helped me to shed a few pounds when I go to far over the top with my eating. I know it by heart now. I have made lots mistakes with it so here is what works. I see the best results when I don't change it at all. I use a half of pack of splenda in my coffee once a day. The hot dogs without the buns. I cook them in a skillet to make them crunchy and add the beets and carrots. I blend the cantaloupe and ice cream and the bannana and ice cream with crushed ice to make a smoothie - not too bad. In 3 days I lose 6-8 lbs. Good luck

madeline ·

did the diet for 9 days lost 14lbs really work followed it to the t but feeling very tired

Yvonne ·

I've been reading most of the comments and can't believe all the confusion. It says nothing about a bun - so, no bun for those hot dogs. It says nothing about creamers or sugars for the coffee or tea, so drink it/them black. Boil your eggs - hard boil or 3 minute is good. Cook your hot dogs under the broiler, micro-wave them, boil them. Just don't fry them as you would be using something not on the list. As for the beets - I don't like beets, but I bought some organic fresh ones. I peeled them and wrapped them in foil and baked them like a potato. They were much better that way. If you're allergic to anything, don't do the diet. And, NO, you can't have coffee or tea all day! You have to drink 64 ounces of water each day. You can use salt and pepper, and that's it. I don't know where some of you are getting the info that you can have mustard, drink coffee with diet creamers, or even drinking diet drinks all day. Follow the diet as it says, and only as it says. If it isn't on the list, you can't have it. Good luck!

Tonya ·

black coffee burns fat so put nothing in it. try to eat at least a portion of the foods you don't like. they are needed to chemically break down the fat.

marie ·

can you swap the days or do you need to do days 1 to 3 in order?? Ps, I'm happy not to substitute ;-)) works fabulously for me each time I have done it :-)

Melissa ·

I just started the diet, and my question is any of the food you buy is any of it like the cottage cheese ,hot dogs are they suppose to be ole fat or do we get the reg. ones?

Melissa ·

Does the food need to be low fat or fat free? And what can I have in place of the beets? Can someone help me please.

Maya ·

The hot dog has to be with or without bun ? The veggies steam or not and the what kind of cantaloupe the honey one or the normal ??

rodriguez ·

Can i change the dinner ro lunch and lunch to dinner please advice?

Kathy ·

I tried this diet 20 years ago! After the last meal on the third day, I had awful diarrhea. I did lose 5 pounds, but gained it back. Well, though I said I'd never do this diet again...never has arrived! Looking on-line I found another very similar diet called The Military Diet. I'm using that one, because I hadn't found this site. Some of the meals are exactly the same, but dinner on the third night is more restrictive. I'm finishing day one and have my fingers crossed. I figure that I can do anything for 3 days, and I like that every morsel going in your mouth is spelled out. The military diet says that you go 3 days on snd four days off eating 1300 to 1500 calories.

BB ·

I can not believe reading all those comments. Is it really so hard to understand not to substitute anything? I did this diet several years ago, and lost a total of 78 lbs over 7 month. 3 1/2 years later, I have gained back about 30 lbs. All my fault. I am starting again tomorrow, and I am excited. One thing I did do is drink decaf tea. Caffeine makes me hyper as I take a low dosage of bloodpressure meds. Eating 1/2 grapefruit didn't hurt me taking the meds. Easy on the salt, pepper is fine on just about anything. Sautee the hotdogs with veggies, it's pretty tasty. The tuna gets to me a bit, but since I know this diet works, I "suck it up". Wash it down with a cup of tea, lol. And STOP WHINING. Just do it.

DeeDee ·

Does the weight come right back after you lose it & is this diet Getting rid of water weight or burning fat

tina ·

can you sweeten the tea or coffee with splenda?

bambi ·

Do you have to drink the tea/coffee or can you just do water only. I hate tea and coffee :(

vix6919 ·

What's with all the questions, surely you just read what it says and eat what it tells you too, I really can't see what's difficult about it? If you think you can't face tuna/broccoli/peanut butter then just don't do it. I did and lost 5lb by day 4 of my first week. Excellent, and simple!

Flo ·

I don't drink coffee or tea. What can I substitute?

Keia girl ·

Can You go off this diet just one day and than start it over again and still be successful

omg ·

I can't believe what I'm reading in these comments. It is simple, not complicated. I've been on it for a ling time it works if you do what it says. Stop complaining, rethink if this diet is for you if you have so many problems with it. Do do something else.


For toughs folks asking for a substitutions. When I first started the diet Kaiser had the main list as you see above and other foods or vegetation that could replace certain items on this list. That is what you may want to do research on if you looking for other things. But the initial list works best. If you wanted to change up the diet a bit or lose even more weight you can do by not buying regular hot dogs etc.. Instead of regular hot dogs by the lean turkey ones with less calories, Low fat cottage cheese and cheese, the 3 ounce meet buy lean ones as well but I prefer to buy turkey peperoni as it works great still and enjoyable jerky like snack and it taste good and in reality 3 ounces of that is allot of peperoni.


Hi Tina I do not use any o that artificial stuff as I find it to interrupt the diet a bit. But for Tea there is allot of flavored tea that uses no sweeteners and taste good as is. So any tea will work just make sure its not with tons of cream and sugar already in it. As allot of natural tea flavors exist without the use of any of that and works fine with the diet.

Judith ·

I did it 9/29/14 - 10/1/14 and did lose the 10 pounds. I hope to keep it off and lose more.

Cad ·

I am on day 3 off the diet and have only lost 3lbs. I have not cheated and I have followed the diet to the letter! Anyone suggest why? Am I being stupid but is a cup just a standard size coffee or tea cup?

Kyrstle ·

Coffee and tea is with nothing in it. I usually use flavored tea. The hot dog is without the bun. If you're vegetarian, try a different diet. This diet is to lose 10 pound in three days. I lost 9 pounds. You will gain it back. It's not meant for the long term. If you want permanent weight loss, change your eating habits and exercise, period!

Shyannalyn ·

I tried this in 2004 I was baffled when I actually lost 10 lbs. You gotta follow the diet EXACTLY as it says. The first time I cut out some stuff because I hare cottage cheese and grapefruit. Only lost a few pounds. Next time I did it exactly and lost 10 lbs. Freaking what?!?! Im still amazed it worked in 3 days. Still hate cpttage cheese and grapefruit :/

marie ·

I think the problem is the IQ of most of the site followers.

Val ·

Give a diet a month. Sometimes, you start off slow, even when your faithfull then, after four weeks your metabolism kicks in to full gear and it starts pouring off. Did it with low fat diet and Atkins. Hey, three days, what do you have to lose.

Sydney ·

11/14/14: BB is right! Stop whining and just do it. I like my coffee with cream, but for 3 DAYS I drink it black! I like to drink Crystal Light, but for 3 DAYS I stick to water. I'm not a fan of beets or green beans but for 3 DAYS I eat canned. If you really can't stomach beets, try carrots. THE DIET WORKS! I lost 7 lbs the first 3 days. Does the weight come right back on? Not if you eat healthy and track your calories! I lost 2 more pounds on my 4 days off! Can you exercise? Absolutely! You'll get better results. Just hold off on lifting weights until your 4 days off. I just finished day 3, week 2 and only lost 4.5 lbs but I'll take it! I use salt and pepper, drink black coffee all day, use Pam when I cook my meat and I use garlic salt and cayenne pepper on it. Everything else I eat plain. And it's 1/2 a cup of cantaloupe on day 3 dinner and NO hot dog buns. Use your head folks. The other 2 dinners do not contain grains! Eat them plain and shut up! At least you get to have ice cream every night! What a treat! "IT'S ONLY 3 DAYS!, IT'S ONLY 3 DAYS!" This diet gives you great results and it couldn't be CHEAPER or EASIER! No expensive supplements, powders or prepackaged foods. We've all tried them at some point and all we lose is our money! The diet industry wants your repeat business. Don't believe their claims. This diet is given to patients that need to lose weight quickly before they can undergo surgery. What does that tell you? If there was an easier and quicker way, doctors would be prescribing that instead. Use the FREE MyFitnessPal app or website to monitor your 4 days off and not gain the weight back! I still have 48lbs to go and will keep going until I reach my goal. The Holidays are upon us! What a great diet to do on Thanksgiving week! Lose that dinner weight before you put it on ;-)

Mma Botswana Reginah ·

wanna try it too, am starting tomorrow

faye ·

hi, I wasn't able to finish my day 1 dinner. I only had 1/2 cup of beets. and mistakenly confused between green beans and green peas, so I took the latter - peas. would that be fine??? thank you

sylvia ·

I have been a yoyo dieter for years, i weigh 200 and have this diet for 3 days i eat healthy the next day and back on the 3 day i go and im still 200. This diet has my diabetes under control but still 200 but i noticed that my clothes are getting looser, can someone explain this????

Essye ·

Today is my second day doing it and I still have not seen any change in my weight is that normal or when my supposed to see that change?

Madi ·

Can you steam the carrots & broccoli???

Jo ·

I'm allergic to tuna and other fish as well. What do I eat in place of the tuna?

SusanS ·

How bad will it effect it if i dont eat breakfast?

Jane ·

No you can't have any cream or whitener in tea or coffee or sugar or sweeteners. No buns with the hotdogs, whole grain breads best or even rye and it says in the fine print not to exchange the tuna with any chicken ad Turkey it says not to deviate at all. It's not an easy plan but if you are determined it's only 3 days.

kat ·

should we weigh in between or on the fourth day

carolyn ·

People it said no subs or changed...DUH????

Rose ·

I have done this diet twice in 2 weeks. The first time I lost 7lbs the second time 2 lbs/ Why? Second time I decided to have 16 ounces of warm water with the juice of 1 lemon in the morning thinking that would help jumpstart my metabolism. Also I decided to have 2 hotdogs; wiener with bun. The first time I only had the wieners. After I ate the hotdogs I felt so sleepy. The first time I tried the diet, the day after I finished, I had so much energy! I stayed up till 2am and felt great! The second time I didn't feel like that. I felt a bit tired. So after all is said and done, this is the third week and I am going to try it again. This time, to the tee. Also, in all I have lost 3 pounds. Woo.


Are you all a bunch of third graders asking for substitutes? Follow the diet plan and you will achieve ! If you are unable to due to personal excuses, then this is Not For You! Again, No exceptions!

Matthew ·

Instead of coffe in the meals would i be able to substitute it for water?

No exceptions ·

No exceptions, you want this to work, follow the rules! Bunch of 1st graders!

Tammy ·

what is wrong with you people??? NO SUBSTITUTES


what happens if you substitute the cottage cheese for half an egg and some fresh cheese? i read that both of those can be a good substitute, but here it says no substitutes. will it still work? also if you dont eat EVERY LAST BIT (i only left a little for one meal) will it work?


you can substitute. I am allergic to eggs, so I made a protein shake or ate a 1/4 c nuts. There is a substitution list online. I'm losing on it, but I'm doing everything except the eggs.

BR ·

use Stevia, no splenda

woohoo ·

The coffee/tea helps increase your metabolism. I'd suggest green tea in the mornings especially for that extra boost!

pappu ·

i cannot eat apples so what is the substitute for apple

Katie ·

I ate a little less than a cup on day 2 instead of 1/2c icecream. Will that mess up my diet?

Noura ·

I ate orange instead of grapefruit does this mean that the diet was ruined and i should start all over again ?

john ·

done it to the T, no where near 5lbs lost

Pat ·

When it says 1 cup is that measured in a measuring cup or 8 oz. on a scale. There is quite a difference.

Mike ·

lol, im thinking about just putting the tuna into empty capsules, and swallowing them......

lisa ·

if I missed the banana the second night can I have it in the morning

yasmin ·

you have too drink the coffee without anything just black coffee and the hot dog is without the bread

yasmin ·

this is also called the military 3 day diet its exactly the same thing so if you guys are allergic to something or don't like something you can go online and search up 3 day military diet substitutions and it tells you what things you can change if you either are allergic to it or don't like it and the meat can be any kind of meat just the amount it says and I think if you decide to drink water instead of tea or coffee you'll just loose probably like 6 pounds

yasmin ·

Also the 3 day military diet is way better because they allow substitutions and changes

nell ·

This diet is for obese people, who are going into surgery. And no you cant replace anything. Hotdog means only the sausage, not the bun. Coffee, BLACK. NO CREAMER.

Gvantsa ·

I've just started the second day, and I weighed one kg less this morning. It's obvious this isn't a very healthy way of losing weight and maintaining it will be hard, but this just became my favorite detox/crash diet ever! Really works. I'll try to eat healthy and continue exercising on the other days like i always do, and turn to Kaiser every two or three weeks. That should help me maintain , what do u think?

Lieu ·

OMG! No subsitutions,,,can i have a cheese burger instead of the tuna?

Anna ·

Search military diet on Google .. It's the same and provides you a list of substitutes

Faye ·

I was really looking forward to doing this diet, however the grapefruit does not agree with me. Any ideas. Can I replace a grapefruit with something eles.

Abby ·

I tried this diet almost just as it says and I lost 8 lbs. This time around I am doing little different by adding a protein between my BF and Lunch I heard you can also do another bar or shake between lunch and dinner.

LauraB ·

If you want a similar diet that works as well but allows for substitutes go online for The Military Diet

Emily ·

I've done a variation of this diet a few times with decent results. It's also called the Military Diet. A few times I've lost exactly 10 lbs in 3 days, and a few times I've lost around 7 lbs. I've used it to tell help take off excess weight gain from vacations and holidays. For those of you who have questions about substitutions I'd recommend looking at the Military Diet website which lists substitutions for all items.The only difference is the Military diet does not include beets, cauliflower, and cantaloupe. I've had no problems with substituting what they recommend on their site. However, I do believe that the closets you follow it the better the results. I hope this helps!

Cc ·

U can sub any of the food as long as the food u sub with has the same cal in what not like tuna for cottage cheese ect it's also know as the military diet

Denise ·

This is just like the 3 day military diet!

bluejay ·

I have lost 6lbs in 2 days. This diet is very similar to the one I am on. Search Military Diet.

Chica ·

What kinds of "meat" was used... Just as suggestions, please :)

San Jose ·

My son substituted vergie's he didn't like with a salad & still lost wait. I have put creamer in my coffee & still lost weight. It's an awesome diet. Men seem to lose more than the Women do. If you substitute you may not lose what you can lose if you did it correctly. The trick too is not to over eat the other 4 days you are off the 3 day plan - it will come back. Its a good quick kick start for any diet.

Ray ·

Hi people I have done this diet multiple times! Each time I started this diet I ate everything without out salt and nothing extra then what the diet tells you to eat! I have lost more than 10 pounds each time! I've lost 40 pounds total from this diet! Do not substitute anything!! If you want to loss as much as possible! No buns for your hot dogs! For this diet mind over matter is definitely needed! No Oil, No mayo, No creamer. I eat everything blan nothing added! Make sure you eat everything it tells you to! It works and is pretty awesome! There's a possibility the weight loss might not always be 10 pounds just like any diet do not get discourage drink plenty of WATER! Add fruit and veggies to your water to make you feel more full! Good luck!!!

Andrea ·

My hubby and I have done this diet off and on for years. Our son was getting married in March 2013. I stated in Jan. I probably did the diet 4 to 5 times. The other days were healthy eating. I lost 20 plus and received tons of compliments. It's a great jump start. The belly area really goes down. Don't complain.. Just do it!

Glolria ·

This diet really worked for me in the past, but make sure do it as it says. You will see good result if you follow it the way it says..

Jennifer ·

Look up militart diet its the same diet and coffee has to be black and you cud see substitutions for certain foods

Neko2450 ·

I was given a copy of this diet in the 90s to help lose weight for the military entrance test the diet really works you must strictly follow it to the letter no sugar, no buns, salt and pepper only. You can poach the egg for day 2. Canned beets for simplicity.I stuck to water for drinking and only had tea when it said to ( day 1 lunch).

Rozz ·

I tried it for a month, lost 30/lbs

Jbowe ·

Love this diet. Ice cream?? Who wouldn't like it? I skip the coffee. Can't drink the stuff. Still down 10 lbs in 11 days! Is anyone following the 4 days off plan?

Dawn ·

I'm a vegetarian and I don't eat tuna and no meat products I can eat the egg so what can I use for a substitute the meat and the tuna

Robert ·

I used to do this diet in my mid-20's and it worked everytime, I'm older now 50's and will be trying it next week - I'm glad I found it on the internet - I had lost the diet plan - Will update everyone afterwards, and yes, you must follow the plan literally - no substitutions or changes or additions

Debbie ·

I did this diet years ago and stuck with it a year, I lost 100 pounds.I ate one Costco dog (instead of 2 hotdogs), and my diet said I could use mustard, so I did with my hotdog. I also used ate the whole can of Albacore in water pack, drank water, and ate cauliflower instead of broccoli and yes, canned beets work! I lost 21 lbs. the first month! Good luck!

Nellyjacob ·

Yes you can substitute for other items, the proper name for this is the Military diet as it is used in the army, if you type in the 3 day military diet you will be able to find plenty if info and it offers substitutes for each item that you can have it even has vegan substitutes

Lisa ·

This diet does work and it is good if you are trying to lose a quick 5 to 10 lbs. All this depending how much you were eating before starting this diet. Be strong on your Off Diet" days that is real important. Yes you will be low on energy so it important to be aware of that and not give in to junk food. I found that drinking green or black tea is a great energy booster. NO SUBSTITUTING or ADDING. Good luck! you can do it!

Cindy ·

The first two starts your metabolism. Your amount of water is your weight times twelve

Tina ·

Take look at the Military Diet. It's works allergies vegetarian and substitute are many

Lili ·

If you are overweight and do this diet will work better than if you are normal weight

Zina ·

I am normal thin and want to loose only 5 pounds. I started this diet and I am not hungry at all. It is so much food for me, how can I loose weight. After lunch l am not hungry to eat dinner. So much food compare to my regular eating habits. Will see if works.

Cat ·

Why are so many people asking questions? It's called the MILITARY DIET, and idk if I recommend it, I'm on it right now and it gave me diarrhea. You can change grapefruit to water mixed with baking powder, and you can change certain stuff just look it up


Are you able to eat the flavored tuna?


If you missed lunch, can you combine lunch and dinner?

Valorie ·

I'm starting this diet tomorrow, I'm going to follow it to the T with no. Substitutes as stated.......wish me luck.



Betty Michael ·

Frankie is right, no substitutions allowed, it is based on a chemical breakdown. No subsitutions, follow it exactly as it says, do not over think it, people always do that lol., no substitutions allowed. Always talk to your doctor first before trying any diet.

Leah ·

I was 5'2 132 pounds and I lost 5 pounds on this diet!

Helen ·

Does beets mean beetroot?

Ivonne ·

I understand you can loose up to 10 pounds with this diet, but aren't the first 10 pounds usually water? I tried it to the T and did not loose any weight but I did loose inches. Perhaps because my body looses inches first. Nonetheless, it works for some people and for others like myself it takes longer along with exercise. I am not giving up and will continue!!

Meano ·

You can use orange instead of grapefruit, broccoli can be used instead of cauliflower, no bun with hot dog,I followed to a T and lost 9 lbs

Kasha ·

What kind of fluids can you drink in order not to get dehydrated? Is water okay?

DD ·

Am on the second day of this diet—noticed by dinner I would be really hungry—following it to the T n loved the ice cream n Apple n tonite my hotdogs were so good! I grilled them on the fire the nite prior when I grilled a steak for last nites dinner..then just microwaved it...thinking of getting an ahi for my dinner tomorrow..so far I haven’t lost an ounce..hope tomorrow is better...gd luck to all!

Rita ·

I did this diet years ago. Lost 8 lbs. I didn't follow it to a tee. If I had probably would have lost 10. If ur allergic to something, by all means substitute something else. But use common sense. Like broccoli for cauliflower or similar things. I hate mustard so I had ketchup. I love ketchup. I probably would have lost another pound if I'd had stuck to mustard. And coffee or tea. I was bad and had my diet soda. Probably would have lost another pound if i had eliminated that. I could have subbed water. Look up military diet, same principle, but they give u bulbs. Like carrots for beets. Yeah! Just try it for 3 days and see how u do. Ur only committing to 3 days. And think about it, u lose 2-3 pounds a day!

Sandra ·

I followed this diet for a few months in my mid teens and it helped me shed a significant amount of weight, I ate a healthy diet on the other 4 days of the week and started walking 45 mins a day while doing it. Yesterday was my 42nd birthday and I decided I need to start shifting the excess kgs that have slowly been added over the years. I remember that the hotdogs needed to be skinless, and definetely no bun! I ate low fat ice cream and also definitely no milk in the coffee or tea. I am so glad to have found this diet again. Its a winner and a great go to if you have weight to loose.

keith ·

I have been useing this diet off and on for years with good success depending on how strictly I do it and also important to do cardio every day while doing it. what is writen here varies from what I have. coffee black no cream or sugar! or tea unsweetened. Day two dinner is skinless chicken breast not hot dogs! my writen instructions call for low fat frozen yogurt, not ice cream! further instructions dictate,do not snack between meals. No substitutions. Eat everything that is given. No sugar, no fat. Bake,broil,or steam. Nothing fried!