How to Stop the Gas, Cramping and Diarrhea From Fructose Malabsorption in 30 Days

If you want to learn more about Fructose Malabsorption (FM) and why it might be giving you horrible gas, cramping, diarrhea, and even that bad breath than this is going to be the most important article you will ever read. When I first found out what Fructose Malabsorption was it was the final piece of the puzzle to taking control of my digestion. I finally figured out that my debilitating gas, cramping, and diarrhea was actually being caused by the sugar in the fruit I was eating... but I still didn't know what I was supposed to do about it. In this article I am going to share with you exactly what I found out about FM, why it caused my symptoms, and how I put an end to those symptoms and got rid of my FM. If you learn what I am going to share with you about FM you can put an end to your gas, cramping, diarrhea, and bad breath from fructose malabosrption in a matter of days.

So What is Fructose Malabsorption?

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Fructose is one form of sugar and it is available in most everything we eat, even fruits and vegetables. Fructose and glucose are both very simple forms of sugar and require no "digestion" in the body... they just get absorbed in the small intestine. So FM can simply be stated as: the bodies inability to soak up fructose/glucose into the blood through the small intestine. It becomes a problem because when it doesn't get soaked up in the small intestine because it keeps moving further down the intestinal tract and gets feasted on by very hungry bad bacteria. As the bad bacteria eat more and more they make by-products of both methane and hydrogen gases. When methane and hydrogen gases build up in the human body they wreak havoc in the form of bloating, cramping, gas, and diarrhea. The gases also get absorbed into the bloodstream and eventually released through the lungs... hence the bad breath. In fact, labs can test for fructose malabsoption by measuring the level of hydrogen in your breath after consuming sugar!

How to Stop the Gas, Cramping and Diarrhea From Fructose Malabsorption in 30 Days

So Why Is My Body Not Absorbing the Fructose in the First Place?

A very small percentage of the world's population have Hereditary Fructose Intolerance, which is a genetic defect with liver enzymes... but that is quite rare. Being that most likely isn't the case, there are three other possible things going on that can cause FM in the body. The first is slow bowel motility where the fructose sits around waiting to get absorbed and gets nabbed by bacteria before the body can do what it is supposed to do... also probably not the case here. The second possibility is deficient levels of the GLUT5 and GLUT2 transporters, which are like taxi cab drivers that carry fructose/glucose across the intestinal wall and into the blood... also probably not the case as it is pretty rare. The third and more likely possibility, and what I had going on in my body, is that small intestinal bacterial overgrowth has taken over and the bad bacteria are gobbling up all the fructose/glucose in the small intestine before the body has a shot at absorbing it in the first place.

When I finally realized that the real reason I couldn't absorb the sugars was because my bacterial overgrowth was so severe that they were consuming them before my body could, everything started to finally make sense. I knew that the only way to stop the bacterial cycle that was causing my gas, cramping, diarrhea, and bad breath was to kill off the bacteria and let my body do what it needs to do. The most effective way to kill off the bacteria is to one: stop feeding them complex sugars/starches/grains to starve them out and two: only eat foods that my body can quickly and easily absorb so it can heal.

That Sounds Impossible!

So that's where the Specific Carbohydrate Diet comes in and does both of those things by eliminating complex sugars, starches, and grains and feeding the body easy to digest foods to allow it to finally heal. I was already following the SCD Diet for a year when I figured out I was still struggling with FM and all I had to do was lower my sugar intake from fruits, veggies, and honey (I was eating way too much fruit and honey at the time). As soon I accepted "moderation" of those foods the bacteria immediately started to diet off and within a few days of my lower sugar form of the SCD Diet the symptoms of FM were completely gone and I could slowly bring those items back in.... always in moderation.

If I wasn't already on the SCD Diet I would have never figured out that my bacterial overgrowth was being driven by fructose. The diet made sure that the gas, cramping, and diarrhea I was having were not from any other sources of food allergy or digestive disease since I had already been on it so long. That is exactly why it only took three days to get relief once I lowered my fruit and honey consumption. If I was still shoveling grains, starches, and complex sugars in my mouth I would have had to go through each one individually over the course of months! If you start the SCD Diet with fruit intake at moderate levels you can very quickly alleviate the symptoms of FM and put an end to your gas, cramping, diarrhea, and bad breath.

So How Do I Get Going on the SCD Diet?

If you want to stop the gas, cramping, and diarrhea from FM by starting the SCD Diet, here are three simple steps to get you headed in the right direction:

Step 1: Begin making SCD Diet meals once a week for four weeks to get a feel for how eating "SCD Legal" goes for you.

Step 2: Once you get a feel for how that goes, mark a day on the calendar to officially go on the diet.

Step 3: Follow the diet with strict adherence for at least 30 days and keep that fruit/honey/sugar intake to low moderation levels to shake that bacteria.

If you incorporate these 3 steps in your life and properly start the SCD Diet for 30 days, you can stop the gas, cramping, and diarrhea from fructose malabsorption just like I did. Here's what you can do right now to make sure that you start the diet properly and learn what it takes to be successful.

How to Stop the Gas, Cramping and Diarrhea From Fructose Malabsorption in 30 Days

Download our free guide "How to Properly Start the SCD Diet" here: Download Free Guide

Once you get the document on your computer, read through it and start trying out the SCD Diet foods for a few weeks. Then make it official and being taking control of your fructose malabsorption. If you go out and get the guide right now, you can be on your way to getting started on the diet in a few weeks and eliminate the gas, cramping, and diarrhea from fructose malabsorption in a little over a month!

Jordan Reasoner
Celiac Disease - Diagnosed 2007
Tried a Gluten Free Diet for 2 Years... Didn't Work!
Went 100% SCD Diet in 2009 & Felt Great Since!

Nutrisystem Or Medifast - Which Is Better?

With the recent attention that Tori Spelling, Kristi Swanson and Genie Francis have gotten from losing very noticeable amounts of weight on both Medifast and Nutrisystem, many people wonder which of the two plans is the better option. Although both plans have many similarities, they differ in a few key areas. Following is a comparison of both plans:

Nutrisystem In A Nutshell: Like Medifast, Nutrisystem offers prepackaged meals that you rely upon for most of the day. You are to eat a Nutrisystem meal for your breakfast, lunch, evening meal and for two daily snacks. Nutrisystem encourages you to supplement your lunch and dinner meals with your own fruits and vegetables. In essence, you are eating the diet meals five times per day and supplementing with your own healthy foods. Nutrisystem claims that if you follow the plan you will lose 1 to 3 pounds per week.

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Medifast In A Nutshell: Most people who participate in Medifast follow the 5 plus 1 plan. This means that you eat five small Medifast meals plus one "lean and green meal" which you make yourself. Like Nutrisystem, Medifast offers prepackaged foods. However, you will be eating six times per day as opposed to eating five times per day with Nutrisystem. You can have your "lean and green" meal at any time, but most people have it for their evening meal. Medifast claims that those who follow the 5 plus 1 program typically lose about 2 pounds per week.

Nutrisystem Or Medifast - Which Is Better?

Support Offered By Both Plans: Both Medifast And Nutrisystem offer a huge amount of support to their members. Neither require a monthly payment to use their websites, support communities, forums or recipe boards. These resources are quite helpful.

The Costs: The costs are pretty close, with Medifast being a bit cheaper. On average, Nutrisystem runs about per day whereas Medifast runs about per day. Both companies offer coupons and discounts to bring the costs down.

The Differences: The major differences are the frequency that you will eat, the amount of time you'll be eating the plan's prepackaged foods, and how often you will need to supplement with your own food.

You eat once more per day on Medifast (six times as opposed to five times on Nutrisystem). You supplement with your own foods more with Nutrisystem (with each lunch and dinner meal). However, you are responsible for your own main meal with Medifast (the "lean and green meal".) You will eat prepackaged foods at every meal with Nutrisystem. With Medifast, you do take a break from the prepackaged foods at your main meal.

In my opinion, Medifast offers more snack or dessert type options which make you feel as though you are cheating a bit or not on a diet.

So, Which Is Better? Whether Medifast or Nutrisystem is better for you depends on your own personality or preferences. Both systems do have proven success records. Many individuals have lost weight on both plans. Both are competively priced. It comes down to which of the food options you prefer. Do you wish to eat five or six meals? How often you want to supplement or prepare your own foods? These are individual decisions.

Personally, I have preferred Medifast. This preference is strictly because I like the taste of Medifast's shakes, bars, and lattes and I like that I only have to provide food for myself once per day.

I believe either plan can help you achieve your weight loss goals if you follow the plan as designed.

Nutrisystem Or Medifast - Which Is Better?

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Paleo Diet Recipes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

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On first impression you may be thinking that, like most diets, the Paleo diet is going to be too restricting/complicated and mealtimes could become an 'issue'. Not in the least! Do not even consider for a moment that Paleo diet meals and recipes are going to be boring, complicated or lack in variety. Paleo diet recipes result in wholesome flavoursome meals.

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Protein plays a vital role in Paleo diet and meals should consist of approximately 60% to 70% percent of your daily food intake. The balance of course being fruit, vegetables, nuts and seeds with additional oils used in preparation of the meals such as avocado oil, nut oils etc.

Paleo Diet Recipes: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Remember shop fresh, organic, natural and wild. To be totally Paleo, eat seasonal as well - this of course being carbon footprint friendly.

Lunch and dinner Paleo diet recipes and meals can be adjusted according to your own personal lifestyle and requirements. To start out take your usual recipes and merely substitute the 'cannot have' with a 'can have' - you will be amazed how quickly you adjust and how capable you are of making your own Paleo diet recipes.

Some ideas for your three main Paleo diet meals for the day:


  1. 2 Poached eggs on a bed of lightly panned spinach
  2. Bowl of mixed berries with nuts and cashew cream
  3. A 2 egg omelette with filling of your choice eg - no dairy though
  4. Chicken liver and bacon with grilled tomato.
  5. Fruit smoothy of choice eg banana and nut; berries and fresh coconut blended with ice cubes.
  6. Steamed/grilled fish with grilled tomato and mushroom.
  7. Absolutely nothing wrong with having the leftovers from dinner the night before.

Lunch and Dinners

These can be adjusted according to your daily routine.

  1. Mushroom burger with salad
  2. Roast chicken, vegetables and salad
  3. Meat and vegetable kebab with broccoli and walnut salad
  4. Bolognaise - made with zucchini spaghetti
  5. Prawn, avocado and fresh asparagus salad
  6. Wholesome chunky soup.
  7. Steak, vegetable bake and salad.


Salads and vegetables can be enhanced with various sauces and dressings eg any easy to make dressing of the combination of honey, lemon juice, seasoning and fresh, finely chopped herbs of choice. Paleo tartar sauce made from Paleo mayonnaise can be added to seafood, be it fish, shellfish or crustacean. A basic Paleo diet recipe for mayo is as follows:

3 - 5 Garlic cloves peeled (large)

Approximately 2 cups of organic olive oil

2 room temperature, lightly beaten free range egg yolks,

juice of 1 organic lemon

small quantity of lukewarm waster

Crush garlic cloves into a paste and add to the lightly beaten egg yolks. Lightly beat with wooden spoon until the mixture turns pale yellow.

While blending the garlic and egg yolk very slowly (drop by drop) add 3 tablespoons of the olive.

Blend gently until the mixture is thick and creamy then add ½ to 1 tablespoon of water and 1 teaspoon of the lemon juice.

Continue stirring while adding the olive oil in a very fine stream. If the mixture becomes too thick once again add 1 teaspoon of water and 1 teaspoon of lemon juice.

Continue like this until all the oil is used.

Always mix by stirring in one direction only.

Should the mixture split - put it over into a clean bowl and add a teaspoon of lukewarm water and mix continue like this until fixed.

Most important have fun inventing your very own Pale Diet recipes and meals.


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Diabetic Diet - Get Your Blood Sugar Level Lower Rapidly - Part One

All diabetics need to start on a special diabetic diet that is geared toward consuming less sugar and carbohydrates. They must stay on this diet because if they get too much sugar in their body, it will cause the pancreas to start working harder to process the sugar into energy. The more sugar they consume, the harder their pancreas will work. The sugar will soon build up in their system because the pancreas will not be able to handle it all, which can lead to serious health problems.

Once the sugar is built up in your system for a long period of time, health problems can arise. The sugar will start by destroying your blood vessels. It will soon move on to much bigger organs and can cause you to develop heart disease, kidney disease, nerve damage and vision problems. So in order to prevent this from happening and to help keep your body healthy, you need to find out how to effectively lower your blood sugar level.

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One way to lower your blood sugar is to eat the spice cinnamon. It effectively lowers your blood sugar level by slowing down how fast your stomach processes the food you put in it. A good way to eat this would be to just sprinkle cinnamon on some oatmeal each morning. However, eating a Cinnabon cinnamon roll does not count.

Diabetic Diet - Get Your Blood Sugar Level Lower Rapidly - Part One

Apple cider vinegar is additional way to lower the amount of sugar in your system. All it takes is to consume 2 tablespoons before each meal and before you go to sleep at night. Doctors suggest the vinegar lowers your sugar level by digesting the starch that is in your foods very slowly.

Water is another great way to lower your blood sugar level. The water dilutes the sugar that is in your blood which is then excreted from your system. The more water you drink, the better your sugar level will be.

The herb ginseng also helps. It is thought that it lowers your blood sugar level by increasing your insulin and sugar uptake in your cells and by slowing down your digestion of your food. The best way to take this would be as a cup of ginseng tea prior to eating your diabetic diet meals to ensure that your blood levels do not get too low.

Having a recurring exercising schedule can also you keep the sugar level down. This technique works real fast in getting your blood sugar lower because of how your body burns off the energy. Your body will first take the energy it needs from the extra sugar floating around in your blood.

Diabetics are faced everyday with trying to keep their blood sugar at a steady level by eating a diabetic diet although this can be very hard at times. There are always those occasions where we just can help ourselves and we have to cheat and eat sweets, like at Christmas time. By utilizing these 5 points mentioned, you can still cheat (rarely) and keep your blood sugar at a normal rate as possible.

Diabetic Diet - Get Your Blood Sugar Level Lower Rapidly - Part One

Delynda Lardone provides free information how to live with diabetes, including tips on how to keep your blood sugar level low, detailed reviews of the diabetic diets programs, and diabetic diet recipes that include nutritional information which are broken down into servings for 1 person to servings for a family of 6. If you want to learn about information on having a normal level of blood sugar, please visit our website on diabetic diets

Fructose Malabsorption: I Am Starving! What Can I Eat?

When beginning a diet for fructose malabsorption you want to eat as simple as possible. Give your body time to heal. A simple and delicious recipe that is very healing and easy to digest is fresh, steamed spinach and white rice. This is something that you will be able to eat every day as long as you keep the portions small. Create a peaceful environment when you eat and never eat more that your belly can handle. Eat slow. Enjoy each bite. Healing the body starts from within. Meditate on love and peace in your life throughout the day. Learn proper breathing techniques and use them. Find time to relax each day.

You may or may not be able to eat the following foods. Not everyone can eat the same things and because there are multiple intolerances that people can have everyone is affected differently by certain foods. This is a guide. Remember to pay attention to your body and write down everything in a food journal or notebook. Space meals and snacks out throughout the day. Portion sizes are crucial. Sometimes ½ of a serving will be tolerated but not one whole serving. Never eat more than one serving unless you know that you can tolerate it. Start small - think fine dining. Also, always check ingredients. Not every product is made the same and often a product will change the ingredients without any warning. You must check labels each time you make a purchase. Many foods and beverages contain HFCS. HFCS is a great big no-no for fructmals. Remember that the FODMAP's have an accumulative effect in the body. You might be okay with one serving or one food but if they have a chance to gang up on you they will. Keep them in check by knowing your limits and keeping the portions small. You can heal yourself. You are half way there. Give yourself a gold star. You are on your way to a bright, happy, full belly, rich in nutrition and satisfaction.

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Meat & Protein

Fructose Malabsorption: I Am Starving! What Can I Eat?

All meat is tolerated as there are no fructose or other fermentable carbohydrates present in meat. Organic meat is a great option because not only is it healthier but tastes much better. Keep your eyes open for added ingredients such as breading, additives, fillers and sauces as they may contain FODMAP's. Be aware that some processed meats use lactose in the meats. Check with the deli. Fish and seafood are safe as long as there are no intolerable ingredients. Always check ingredients. It is best to prepare meals from scratch because then you know what is in them. Eggs and tofu are suitable protein sources.

Safe grains and starches

There are many safe grains and flours that are suitable for the diet. They are often found in health foods stores or online, especially in the gluten-free sections. White rice is the safest.

  • Rice Bran
  • Gluten-free flour
  • Corn flour
  • Oat bran
  • Quinoa
  • Potato
  • White rice
  • White rice noodles
  • White rice wraps
  • Gluten-free pastas
  • Oats or gluten free oats (Many prefer gluten-free.)

Sweet Treats

Real sugar, otherwise known as sucrose, is okay in small amounts. Be aware of 100% fruit spreads. They often use pear juice to sweeten them. It is best to stay away from these as pears are a big problem for fructmals. Once again, always check labels.

  • Peanut butter (Peanuts can cause difficulty in those sensitive to Candida.)
  • Jam
  • Marmalade
  • Maple syrup
  • Rice syrup
  • Dextrose
  • Smarties and sweettarts made with dextrose (Check labels for smarties and sweettarts. Sometimes they use HFCS.)

Fruit (fresh)

The quantity of these fruits are very important. Do not eat more than the portion size of a small orange at one time. Space each serving out by at least two to three hours.

  • All Berries; blueberries, boysenberry, cranberry, raspberry, strawberries, etc.
  • Citrus Fruit; oranges, lemon, grapefruit, lime, tangelo, etc.
  • Cantaloupe
  • Durian
  • Paw paw
  • Avacado (very small amount)
  • Passion fruit
  • Ripe Banana
  • Jackfruit
  • Carabola
  • Kiwi
  • Pineapple
  • Rhubarb
  • Guava
  • Grapes
  • Honeydew melon
  • Rhubarb
  • Persimmon
  • Lychee


Once again portion sizes are very important. There are variations among sensitivities in individuals. This is only a guide. Pay attention to your body and use your food journal.

  • Alfalfa
  • Bamboo Shoots
  • Choko
  • Bok Choy
  • Capsicum
  • Carrot
  • Mushrooms
  • Celery (small amount)
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Choy sum
  • Corn (small amount)
  • Cucumber
  • Endive
  • Zucchini
  • Tomato
  • Potato
  • Eggplant
  • Ginger
  • Sweet potato (small amount)
  • Lettuce, Iceburg
  • Olives
  • Parsnip
  • Pumpkin
  • Silverbeet
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Green beans
  • Turnip

Herbs, Spices and Condiments

  • Thyme
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon juice
  • Lime juice
  • Basil
  • Ginger
  • Pepper
  • Golden syrup
  • Pure maple syrup
  • Chives
  • Asafoetida powder
  • Sea salt
  • Coriander
  • Garlic infused oil
  • Parsley


  • Tea
  • Coffee (regular and decaffeinated)
  • Herbal teas
  • Hot water with lemon (strongly suggested)

Note: Caffeine can be a gastric irritant. You may want to minimize your caffeine intake if you suspect caffeine contributes to your symptoms.

Wheat and fructan restriction

Wheat-based products are only a problem when wheat is the main ingredient.

When wheat is an ingredient in only small amounts it usually is not a problem unless you are gluten intolerant or have celiac disease.

The diet for fructose malabsorption is low-wheat. You can eat rye, oats, barley and small amounts of wheat or wheat ingredients. Gluten free products are wheat-free so they are suitable for fructose malabsorption, however, you still need to be aware of fructose ingredients such as onion, honey and fruit in these products. There are many wheat ingredients that are safe, as they do not contain large amounts of fructans.

These include:

  • Wheat starch
  • Wheat thickeners
  • Wheat colour caramel
  • Wheat maltodextrin
  • Wheat dextrin
  • Wheat dextrose
  • Wheat glucose
  • Wheat glucose syrup


Some people can tolerate low-lactose cheeses. Some low-lactose cheeses include swiss, parmesan, gouda, colby, provolone, cheddar, muenster, and monterey jack. Lactose-free milk and lactose-free cottage cheese are great sources of protein and calcium. Rice milk is another lactose-free alternative. Small servings of yogurt or lactose-free yogurt might be tolerable. Remember to use your food journal. You are an investigator and your intention is to find the healthiest diet for your unique body.

Breakfast Cereal

Remember to check labels. HFCS is a popular ingredient in many processed foods, especially cereals.

  • Oatmeal, Plain (gluten-free if possible but not necessary)
  • Corn flakes
  • Rice Bubbles
  • Rice Puffs
  • Rice flakes

Nuts and seeds (suitable in very small amounts)

  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Pine nuts
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Almonds
  • Cashews

Wishing you a happy and healthy life of love and prosperity.

Fructose Malabsorption: I Am Starving! What Can I Eat?

Maria Reine

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments.

D3 Vitamin Deficiency

Vitamin D3 is one of the most important fat-soluble vitamins. Fat-soluble vitamins are stored in the liver and fatty tissues, and are eliminated much more slowly than water-soluble vitamins which need to be replaced often. Deficiency of vitamin D3 can cause many problems from mild to severe to life threatening in the form of cancers.

Not only is D referred to as a vitamin it is also a precursor to a powerful steroid hormone called calcitriol and works with other vitamins and hormones to help build strong bones and teeth along with other important bodily functions such as hormone balance and a healthy immune system. Studies are showing D3 is important for normal cell growth and differentiation through the body actually becoming a part of the physical composition of cells, regulating and assisting in the buildup and breakdown of healthy tissue. In essence in regulates the body's process that keeps us healthy.

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Symptoms of D3 deficiency include colds and flu, dental problems, high blood pressure, back pain, depression, multiple sclerosis, type 2 diabetes, parathyroid problems, immune system problems, heart disease and stroke, osteoporosis, insulin resistance, weight loss, rickets (soft bones in children), osteomalacia (softening of bones in adults), muscle pain, weak bones and bone fractures, bone pain, fatigue and low energy, mood swings, obesity, PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome), lung cancer, ovarian cancer, colon cancer, asthma, breast cancer, and sleep irregularities. Even fibromyalgia could be related to deficiency.

D3 Vitamin Deficiency

Looks like a bunch of symptoms. One way to be sure of where you stand is to get a vitamin D test. This will show your levels, but be careful most of the ranges in the U.S. for normal are not up to date with the new studies that have shown current minimum levels are just not enough, especially if you are deficient already. Those who cannot adequately absorb or convert vitamin D3 because of intestinal concerns like Crohn's disease and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) and renal problems may become deficient.

Unfortunately, most medical school training does not include being taught about deficiencies and when to test for them. Even less is understood about how to correct the problem. What is known is that more patients are becoming deficient. Diagnosis is easy and treatment with high quality supplements is safe and can bring wonderful results. Even spending 30 to 40 minutes a day in the sun without sunscreen will help.

Just remember, it is your body and you know you better than anyone. If you have any of these symptoms or have been diagnosed with some of the problems listed, have your doctor check your vitamin D levels. Try the highest quality supplement available; a supplement that has proof it works. If you are already deficient, you may need to take a higher dose right off the bat to get your levels up and yourself feeling better. Then you can maintain with a steady dose.

D3 Vitamin Deficiency

I hope you found this article on D3 vitamin deficiency helpful. The number one natural nutrition company in America, Shaklee, has done its research and has an answer to the D3 problems we have today. Vita-D3 is the best supplement you can get with proof it gets where it needs. Click on this link to find out more about the D3 vitamin.

3 Day Diet May Be The Healthiest Diet!

3 day diet origin leads to from Cleveland Clinic Diet as the institute who published this 3 day diet program in 1970. The short time span helped the 3 day diet to gain its popularity among dieters. The 3 day diet program is also known as the Navy three day diet, Baptist hospital 3 day diet, Florida 3 day diet, Army 3 day diet, and lot of others bizarre nicknames.

The amounts of nicknames available indicate the popularity of this diet. However experts are continuously bashing this diet as it falls under the category of fad diet. Experts also said that fad diets effects are temporary, and weight will likely be gained as fast as Paris Hilton hit the newspaper.

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But before we follow the experts advice and start bashing the diet let's take a closer look and learn about the diet facts. I am not an expert dietician but I know a lot about the experiences of going through a diet. I know how hard fad diet is and I know that weight problems sometimes are more important than our health itself for some people in some occasions. So let's see the 3 day diet from a commoner point of view.

3 Day Diet May Be The Healthiest Diet!

3 Day diet meals plan emphasizes on eating a limited carbohydrates and a lot of omega 3 fat acids. The basic meals plan for three day diet is listed below along with the obligation to drink at least four glasses of water, two cups of coffee or tea and a glass of cranberry juice everyday.

First Day:

Breakfast: Consume half a grapefruit, a slice of dry toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.

Lunch: Consume half cup of dry tuna with a slice of dry toast.

Dinner: Consume 2 slices of meat, 1 cup of green beans, 1 small apple and half cup of vanilla ice

Second Day:

Breakfast: Consume 1 egg, a slice of dry toast and half banana.

Lunch: Consume half cup of Tuna or 1 cup of cottage cheese along with 5 saltine crackers.

Dinner: Consume 2 beef franks, a cup of cabbage, 1/2 cup of carrots, 1/2 banana and 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Third Day:

Breakfast: Consume 5 saltine crackers along with 1 apple with a slice of cheddar.

Lunch: Consume one hard boiled egg with 1 slice of toast

Dinner: Consume 1 cup of tuna, 1 cup of carrots and melon and half cup of vanilla ice cream.

Looking from a commoner point of view, we can see that these meals plan is actually a balanced meals plan. We have our piece of carbohydrates there from the regular consumption of the toast and saltine crackers. Our fat is supplied by Tuna which we consume everyday, the fat from fish is actually classified into good fat. Not mentioning another protein intake from meat, egg and beef franks. As those are not enough, we are required to gobble a lot of vegetables like cabbage, carrots and beans. Cabbage is actually a negative calories vegetable, so that will help burning down your calories. And those vegetables can act as diuretic while providing your body with vitamins. Our fruit is a little banana that gives us the potassium intake.

Well looks like the 3 day diet is just promoting a balanced eating by putting a lot of emphasis on eating a lot of vegetables. Compare this 3 day diet into the diet that people are doing by stop consuming carbohydrates or protein, this 3 day diet is a lot healthier. In fact this 3 day diet reminds us about our body daily needs, which are vegetables, fruits, meat and carbohydrates.

I am sure even our eating habit everyday cannot match the completeness of this diet. We used to take sweetened cereal or toast packed with jam in the morning, grab fast foods for lunch and again either eats frozen foods, we go and grab other fast foods. So I don't see what's wrong with this diet, with weight loss as a bonus. In fact by following this meals plan as guidelines we can live healthier and longer and also thinner!

3 Day Diet May Be The Healthiest Diet!

Cherry is an avid diet addict who believes that weight loss is a never ending journey. Find ways to make your diet journey more enjoyable through her collections of diet recipes. Read what she claims as the critical key success point of 3 day diet in her 3 day diet analysis.

Cooking with Delicious Rattlesnake Meat

Rattlesnake meat is a southwestern delicacy. If you haven't ever eaten rattlesnake, you are in for a real treat. No, it doesn't taste like chicken! It has a much gamier flavor - much more reminiscent of pheasant, frog legs, alligator, or even elk.

There are two ways to cook rattlesnake meat: De-boned, or with the bones still intact. If you cook it with the bones intact you will have to deal with them while eating it. This is no big deal really, and in fact many "just the snake" type recipes (baked snake, southern fired snake, etc.) call for the snake to be cut into pieces and cooked with the bones.

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Using the snake meat in chili or other dishes where the meat is blended into the dish calls for removing the bones. This can be done by simmering the snake carcass for an hour in a pot of water with some lemon juice and maybe a little bit of spices. Then the meat will come off the bones easily. Be sure to taste it before mixing it in with the other ingredients!

Cooking with Delicious Rattlesnake Meat

Here is an easy-to-make recipe for Rattlesnake Chili:

1 large onion, chopped

3 large garlic cloves, minced

1 red bell pepper, chopped

3 jalapeno peppers, chopped

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 15 oz. can tomato paste

1 28 oz. can chili beans

1/4 cup chili powder

2 tsp. cumin

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. black pepper

2 lb. rattlesnake meat

juice from 1/2 lemon

Simmer rattlesnake in water and lemon juice for 1 hour, remove and separate meat from bones.

Combine de-boned meat with the rest of the ingredients in a crockpot and slow-cook for 6-8 hours, or bring to boil in large cooking pot and simmer for 2 hours.

Cooking with Delicious Rattlesnake Meat

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Nutrisystem vs. MediFast - A Comparison of Two Popular Diet Plans, Nutrisystem & MediFast

You may have decided that using a diet meal replacement plan or diet food plan would be the easiest way for you to lose weight. However, there are so many plans available; you may not know which program would work the best for you. In this article I will compare two very popular diet food, meal replacement plans Nutrisystem and MediFast. These diet plans may seem similar, although once you read about each plan, you will find they are very different.

Nutrisystem Overview:

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Nutrisystem offers prepackaged, pre-portioned diet meals for breakfast, lunch, dinner and two snacks. You are advised to add fresh vegetables, fruits, salads to lunch, and dinner meals. The meals are low calorie, yet nutritionally sound with the added fresh fruit and vegetables. The diet meals are based on low glycemic, good carbs, with the right amount of protein and fiber that your body needs for increased fat and calorie burning.

Nutrisystem vs. MediFast - A Comparison of Two Popular Diet Plans, Nutrisystem & MediFast

The Nutrisystem program also offers a free weight loss community website where you can get free diet counseling, weight loss tips and community support in your weight loss endeavors.

Nutrisystem advises if you eat their prepackaged diet meals and follow their plan, you can potentially lose 1 to 3 pounds a week.

MediFast Overview:

MediFast offers prepackaged diet meal replacement foods including shakes, soups, bars, pudding, drinks and cereals. Their name basically sums up how their plan works; you are "fasting" most of the day. Their most popular program is the 5 and 1 diet program where you eat 5 MediFast meals a day and 1 low calorie, low fat meal you cook and prepare yourself. Their plan is designed to be calorie deficient (between 800 - 1000 calories a day), thereby allowing your body to use fat for energy.

MediFast also offers a free weight loss community website where you can get diet support, weight loss tips, diet recipes and more.

MediFast advises if you follow their 5 in 1 diet program and use their diet meal replacements you can potentially lose up to 20 pounds in a month.

The Cost:

Nutrisystem costs about a day, a week and 8 a month plus shipping, although if you choose their auto-ship program, you will get a discount and a free week of diet meals and free shipping.

MediFast costs about a day, a week or 5 a month if you order one of their 4-week variety packages.

Both Nutrisystem and MediFast offer a money back guarantee minus shipping if you choose to return unopened packages of the diet meals within 30 days.

The Difficulty:

Nutrisystem: Using the Nutrisystem diet meals for weight loss should be an easy transition since you will be eating regular meals and snacks. You may find the calorie reduction in the meals leave you hungry or not satisfied. The convenience of the prepackaged, very little preparation of the diet meals should make the program easier to follow. Staying on the diet for a long term may become difficult because of the lower calorie intake makes you feel unsatisfied. The taste of the foods (which will be discussed next) may also be hard to enjoy.

MediFast: Transitioning to the MediFast meal replacement plan may be difficult at first since you will be replacing most of your meals with a meal replacement shake, soup or bar. Sometimes a drastic change in your eating habits can be a bonus because it may give you a greater feeling of dieting control. Staying on the diet for a long term may be very difficult because of the monotony of replacing 5 meals a day with the MediFast foods and the taste of the foods.

The Taste:

Nutrisystem: There are reports and reviews throughout the internet regarding the taste of Nutrisystem's diet meals. Some people rave about the taste (although these "raves" may be biased if the person is promoting the program), and many people absolutely hate the taste of the diet meals. On average, many Nutrisystem dieters report they have favorite diet meals, while some suffer through the taste of the meals because of the convenience of the program and the weight loss achieved. Recently, Nutrisystem listened to their customers and introduced many new "better tasting" diet meals that may be more palatable.

MediFast: There are also mixed reviews on the taste of MediFast meal replacements. On average, many MediFast dieters report that the tastes of the meal replacement foods are "okay," not overly tasty, yet good enough to stay on the diet program to achieve weight loss goals.


Nutrisystem diet meal plan is a convenient, diet food program that offers a membership site with diet counseling and diet tips. The transition to using their diet foods should not be too difficult since it is recommended to eat 5 diet meals a day supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. Since the diet meals should be less calories than you normally eat, and designed to increase your body's ability to burn fat, you can expect to lose 1 to 3 pounds a week. The diet plan may work best for people who may need a support group for weight loss, yet are too busy to shop for and prepare diet meals, and don't have time to continually analyze food calories and fat grams.

MediFast diet meal replacement program is also a convenient weight loss program that offers a community forum, diet support and tips. The transition to using their diet meal replacements 5 times a day may be difficult. Yet, it may also help many dieters resolve to stay on the diet plan since the results may be realized fast with up to 20 pounds lost in the first month. The diet program may work best for people who need to lose a significant amount of weight. In addition, it can also work well for those who desire convenient meal replacements, yet also wish to prepare a fresh meal once a day.

Nutrisystem vs. MediFast - A Comparison of Two Popular Diet Plans, Nutrisystem & MediFast

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How Does Salmon Affect Your HDL and LDL Cholesterol? - Lower Cholesterol Foods Tips

Most of us know that selected our foods and altering our diet are important to keep lower our cholesterol. Face it, most of us have been taught which foods are healthy and low in fat and which are less than good for us.

How about Salmon fish? How does salmon affect your HDL and LDL cholesterol levels? Let's learn about this more to give us a better knowledge.

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Have you ever heard about Omega-3 fatty acids in fish? Yes, Fish that contains omega_3 polyunsaturated fatty acids prevents blood from clotting and also lowers your blood cholesterol and boost up HDL 'good' cholesterol in your blood.

How Does Salmon Affect Your HDL and LDL Cholesterol? - Lower Cholesterol Foods Tips

Omega-3 fatty acids found in salmon, albacore tuna, sardines, anchovies, mackerel and herring. They contain type of polyunsaturated fatty acids which can only be supplied by food sources.

So salmon is good source for omega-3 fatty acids and also good source of vitamins A, B6 and B2, D, E, as well as niacin and riboflavin and antioxidant. All are your body needed. That means salmon is an excellent food for everyone.

How does Salmon affect HDL and LDL cholesterol?

Salmon affects HDL and LDL cholesterol, because salmon contains omega 3 fatty acids that increase HDL 'good' cholesterol and decrease total cholesterol, LDL 'bad" cholesterol, and triglycerides. Also prevents blood clotting factors in the vascular system and lessens the chances for the irregular heart beats that cause sudden deaths. Omega 3 fatty acids have been shown to be beneficial for heart health, brain function and overall good health.

Always try to moderation your food diet to keep your cholesterol in the good levels. Now you understand the benefit from salmon or other fish that contain omega-3 fatty acid, so include them to your diet meals occasionally, and enjoy the heart health benefits from omega-3 fatty acid to your body. Read more: How Does Cholesterol Affect Your Body?

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How Does Salmon Affect Your HDL and LDL Cholesterol? - Lower Cholesterol Foods Tips

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Medifast Lean and Green - What Vegetables Are Allowed in the Medifast Lean & Green Meal?

The Medifast Lean & Green meal is an important part of the Medifast plan, so you'll want to make sure you're including the right ingredients. You get three servings of vegetables as part of each lean & green, but there are some veggies that aren't included on the plan.

Since Medifast works by limiting carbohydrates as well as calories, it is important to pay attention to the carbohydrates in the "green" part of your Lean & Green meal. So some of the really starchy, carb-rich veggies aren't allowed while you are in the weight loss phase of the plan. These no-no's include potatoes, carrots and corn. You probably won't be too surprised at that list, but would it surprise you to know that onions are excluded too? Yep, onions are pretty high in carbs. Peas and brussel sprouts are pretty high in carbs too, so be sure to exclude those as well until you hit your weight loss goals.

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So what is allowed?

Medifast Lean and Green - What Vegetables Are Allowed in the Medifast Lean & Green Meal?

Well, you can start with all kinds of salad greens. You can have butterhead, iceberg and romaine lettuce. In fact, enjoy any lettuce that you find at your grocer. Try picking up some of the different mixes of salad greens available for some variety, such as the Spring mix. Since you can have three vegetables servings with each meal, I like to have two cups of salad and then another higher carb vegetable such as a 1/2 cup of broccoli or tomato to round things out.

Some other favorite veggies I like to eat with my lean & green meal are asparagus; summer or winter squash and all kinds of mushrooms. Oh, and don't forget spinach, zucchini and cauliflower.

I find the best thing to do, so I'm getting a variety of vegetables every week, is to pack the list of Medifast approved vegetables in my purse. This way when I go shopping each week, I can pull the list out while I'm in the produce aisle and just let my eyes pick out the nicest looking veggies to add to my cart. And whatever vegetables don't end up in salads, I'll lightly steam or roast. Pick up a salad dressing spritzer made with olive oil and use that to lightly spritz veggies for roasting for a delicious flavor that adds negligible calories.

Medifast Lean and Green - What Vegetables Are Allowed in the Medifast Lean & Green Meal?

Between the meal plans and a support system that they have, you will find that losing your weight with Medifast is much easier than any other diet you may have tried. To find out more, be sure to read Jenni's Medifast Plan Review.

Need help coming up with ideas for your Lean & Green meals? Check out these Medifast Lean & Green Menu Ideas for some quick tips.

Home Delivered Diet Meals

Imagine your door bell ringing, only to open and find a package addressed to you, it smells good and fresh, inside there lies a variety of foods for you to choose from, everything looks delicious. This is what home delivered diet meals is all about. Home delivered diet meals are the most healthy way that you can ever consider when it comes to losing weight or eating healthy.

With home deliver diet meals delivered right at your doorstep it removes all the guess work that comes into preparing a diet meal by yourself, this saves you a lot of time and money, the ingredients that are used to preparation are organic with no artificial additives or preservatives. These meals are prepared by world class chefs and highly trained nutritionists.

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Many people tend to shy away from home delivery diet meals because they tend to think that they are expensive and reserved for hollywood stars, diet meals are very cheap and affordable indeed. Simply try and aggregate everything that you are going to need in order to prepare a healthy diet meal, you will be shocked how reasonable and affordable a home delivered diet meal might seem.

Home Delivered Diet Meals

Finding a diet meal delivery program that nest suits you and your lifestyle may be harder than it seems. there are many programs on the internet, and by simply keying words in a search engine you will receive millions of results . this can prove to be overwhelming and you can end up feeling a little bit stuck. So where should you start from, there are many options for you available ranging from low carb, high protein, low calorie. with all the options for you out there how do you come up with a good program that offered guaranteed healthy home delivered diet meals. Look for reviews on the internet as they have well illustrated comparison of the programs ranging from prices to customer satisfaction and ratings.

Home Delivered Diet Meals

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