There's only so much one can safely do in 3 days to drop a few pounds, but you can take off a little bit of extra weight, even if it's water weight and reducing bloating. In as little as 3 days, you can feel slimmer, healthier and much happier for making the lifestyle change.

However, just know that it's an ongoing journey and if you want to lose calories, burn fat, build muscle, and achieve longer lasting results, you have some much bigger lifestyle and dietary changes to make.

The '3-Day Diet'

The 3-Day Diet, sometimes referred to as The Military Diet, is a three day diet plan with a strict breakfast, lunch, and dinner regimen. Proponents of this method recommend following the meal plans as closely as possible, and then returning to a more regular 1,500 calorie diet for the remainder of the week.

3 ways to lose weight in only 3 days

A 3-day fast

Some research has shown that drinking only water and limiting yourself to less than 200 calories per day for only 3 days can help you reboot your immune system in addition to dropping some quick pounds.

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Diet Swaps

Changing what and when you eat can help you banish the bloat.