Ideally, the snack during the afternoon should be a hard or soft chew, from a fruit high in sugar. For dinner, the meal should include both proteins and vegetables. The plan allows for a minimal consumption of whole grains, starchy vegetables, beans or potatoes on alternating days.
This "miracle" worker comes with a heavy price. There are some strict rules for using Puhn's 5-Day Miracle Diet. To name a few... One has to eat within a half hour after they wake up, unless they are exercising. One must also switch between hard chew and soft chew snacks at exact times during the day. Lunch has got to be consumed prior to 1 p.m. and dinner should be eaten no later than 6 or 7 p.m. Afternoon snacks must be spaced out no more than three hours apart. Yogurt, bananas, and bagels are completely off limits. Even just one misstep and it is back to square one.
The "loss" on the scale is quite predominantly water. The diet is very low in calories and does not give the nutrients essential for optimal health. Like many other weight-loss resources that promise a quick fix, the 5 Day Miracle is one that could possibly be hazardous to someones health and is extremely tough to handle over a long period of time.
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