7 Day Diet

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)

7-daysThe Seven Day Diet is a fad that continues to circulate despite being very unbalanced.

This diet is a simple 7 day plan that emphasizes a different food group each day while eliminating others completely.

The origin of this diet is unknown and despite its questionable safety people do report losing weight on the 7 day diet.

This diet is classified as a fad diet because its strange restrictions, popularity, and short term results.

AVOID. This diet should not be considered as a viable option for weight loss. It is unbalanced and very low in calories.

7 Day Diet Meal Plan


Monday

Calories: Varies

Eat as much fruit (and juices) as you wish of any fruits, except bananas.
Tuesday

Calories: Varies

Eat all of the vegetables (and vegetable soup) that you wish.
Wednesday

Calories: Varies

A combination of Monday & Tuesday (i.e. fruit – except bananas, juices, vegetables, vegetable soups).
Thursday

Calories: 1254

Eat 5 bananas and drink 5 glasses of whole milk. Some versions say 8 bananas and 4 glass of milk.
Friday

Calories: Varies

Eat 4 steaks of meat (3 ounces each – beef/chicken/fish) with unlimited green vegetables.
Saturday

Calories: Varies

Eat 4 steaks of meat (3 ounces each – beef/chicken/fish) with unlimited green vegetables.
Sunday

Calories: Varies

Eat 4 steaks of meat (3 ounces each – beef/chicken/fish) with unlimited green vegetables.

Exercise Recommendations

Exercise isn’t included in the 7 day diet and it could be dangerous to perform a lot of physical activity on the potentially low calorie days of the plan, especially for people with blood sugar regulation issues.

Calorie Vagueness

One of the most troubling parts of this plan is the vagueness of the calorie amounts for each day.

Only on Thursday can we nail down a calorie total. The other days are a bit sketchy at best.

For instance, on Monday dieters are told to eat nothing but fruit or drink fruit juice.  A person could eat 5 small apples and arrive at only 260 calories for the whole day or a person could consume 3 oranges, 3 apples, and 6 8oz glasses of grape juice and arrive at 1325 calories for Monday.

7 Day just leaves too much room for guess work and potentially too little calories.

Why not try Weight Loss Grail to lose  28 Pounds in 28 Days, which is a much healthier calorie restricting diet.

Nutrient Deficiencies

Despite the calorie problems, this plan is also deficient in essential nutrients most days and could have harmful amounts of saturated fat on certain days as well.

For example, on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the diet plan would lead to deficiencies in protein, fat, calcium, and iron.  On Thursday through Sunday the 7 day diet could be high in saturated fat and cholesterol. Thursday would yield 25 grams of sarurated fat and 96mg of cholesterol. *

Someone eating 4 beef sirloin steaks would be getting 20 grams of saturated fat and 256mg of cholesterol.*

*Source: Nutritiondata.com

Other Dangers

Fad diets like this one often lead to a cycle of yoyo dieting. This cycle of gaining weight and losing weight is hard on the body and can eventually wreck a person’s metabolism.

A diet plan that is not to restrictive, well balanced nutritionally, teaches portion control, and addresses emotional reasons for overeating is always best in the long run.

The 7 day diet is not such a plan and will most likely not deliver long term weight loss results or health.

Check out some healthy recipes here.

 By Mizpah Matus B.Hlth.Sc(Hons)
  • MissE

    I’ve tried this diet and on the fifth day, I was in the emergency room. I was diagnosed with nutritional deficiency. The worst feeling in the world (unable to taste with exception of bitterness when drinking water, fatigue, weak, queasy, etc.) definitely a wake up call and warning; so not worth it. Balance diet and exercise is the best route to go. If you’re compelled to do this diet, please consult your doctor or physician first.

  • Natalie

    Ok today is day 2 of my diet I just weight myself right now and I lost 1 pound.. my my current weight is 159.0.. I feel motivated to continue this diet.. hope I lose another pound by tomorrow.. I’ll keep posting

  • Natalie

    Hello. Today is day One for me.. my current weight is 160 lbs. I exercised in the morning for an hour. I just read that you shouldn’t work out on this diet since you can feel light headed and stuff. I was getting a headache so I ate a small Doritos chip bag.. only reason was cuz I know I worked out and shouldn’t of. But other than that i’ve only ate fruits.. I will keep you guys updated everyday and promise to follow the diet correctly.. I hope I loose at least 1 pound by tomorrow..like I said I’ll be keeping you fattys updated.. wish me luck..

  • nivenka

    Hi all, i am starting my diet from tomorrow! Desperate to feel great!

  • farhan baig

    i just want to know what is streek and on thursday bananas and milk to be consumed all together or we can eat with frequent gaps whenever we feel hungry and i also want to know whether tea can be also cosumed once in a day

  • Mag

    I’m so hungry

  • Jude

    Any alternative for the whole milk?

  • eli

    I’m so confuse what is that means 4steak does it means I have to eat 3oz of chicken,and 3 oz of fish or no just the whole day 3oz

    • http://www.everydiet.org ted

      it means 4, 3 ounce pieces of meat of your choice only during that day. However, as we stated above, this diet isn’t a good idea.

      • serdlc64

        This isn’t going to hurt you.

  • Nate James

    Man you guys need to pay attention and actually read the article; eating mass amounts of a different food group each day isn’t going to help you.

  • nazia kamal

    i m doing this diet plan 3rd tym….2day is my 2nd day.its really effective.but plz tell me can i do exercise during this diet plan…coz i m doing gym also.or i eat brown rice on 5th ,6th,7th days with 6 tomatoes instead of eatng meat.is it ok ?now my weight is 60 kg…i want to b 50 kg..my height is 5.4….i want to reduce 10 more kg….reply me as soon as u can i m waitng :)

  • susan

    This diet is great idea. Experts say you only need a little bit of meat a week. Perhaps if someone wants to stay on it for awhile, eat veggie burgers or other veggie protein on veggie day and maybe some coconut milk on fruit day. This could boost a bit more vitamins. Just play with it. Add one item a week and see.

  • radha

    on 1st and 2nd day can we take little salt to control diziness, please answer as soon as possible

  • vanessa

    Today is day one for me. My current weight is 143.8 and my goal is to weight 130 in two weeks. i will.keep you guys updated each day to let u guys know how much weight im dropping.
    wish me good luck :)

    • cheri

      This diet worked very well for me. I did it for 2 weeks and lost 12 lbs. I ate the soup at least once a day. I tried doing a third week and ended up coming off after Thursday (banana day) Now I am eating a typical daily diet with smaller portions minus bread, sweets & cheese except for just one day a week and the good thing is – I have no desire to gorge myself. I plan on eating my modified normal for two weeks and plan on going back the soup, veggie, fruit diet to lose the last 10-15 I need to. Afterward, I plan on keeping bread, pasta, cheese, sweets out or only on 1 day a week and drink plenty of water and no soda to maintain.

    • nally

      Hi im just starting this diet today n i dnt feel to hungry. Hows ur diet going have u lost any lbs yet??

  • Tiffany

    I really want to start this diet but scared that I will put in all the hard work and lose nothing. I’m 19 full time student and mum of two and have bee. On so many diets of the past 2/3years to lose my baby weight. I have read it works for some but do you see a difference in the week or just after the diet please help. Thanks

  • Martezca

    Hi! I weigh like 185 but im 5’10- how much weight would i lose on this? And how long after do i have to wait to do this again?

  • Akila

    Hi….. I m gonna start frm tomorrow …. I don’t knw how’s gonna be….. :) ;)

    • Vijay

      Go On dear don’t hasitate. Kuch pane ke leye kuch khona padta ha

  • Sofla

    This is just to jump start your body to lose weight especially after not doing anything all winter long. This diet and will not be effective if you continue to do this diet the following week. You have to change your eating habit week to week to continue losing weight.

  • angelika

    I have a question :p You have to eat only these pro day ..i mean for example Monday:only as much fruits i want …or i can also eat a tost or home food tha my mother cooks ? ^.^ I mean … it doesn’t sound healthy …. but i have to lose 10 kilos so, i will try this for one week! as its called 7Day Diet

  • lovely

    Guys it really works i lost 6-7 kgs of weight in a week

    • kavi

      is it really works ??? ll i reduce my weight ??? actually am 87 kg with 174cm height .. i wan it to reduce nearly 30kgs .. help me frnds

  • Thuichui

    Am on first day at this diet..and what if i use water instead of soup..?? Plz help

  • Carla

    You are all stupid! Did you even read this article? It’s not safe and you will not keep the weight off. Just change your life style; eat healthy and exercise. There you go!

    • t.a

      hey i did it and i kept weight off. lost 10lbs and never gain a pound plus i just monitor what i eat and i had lots another 3 maybe u were not doing it right or just to fat and lazy to do it!!! Friends also tried it and they lost at least 6-7 lbs!!! and its not bad cuz your not starving yourself!!

    • Vega

      i tried it & im 13
      youre right, it’s not safe
      i felt dizzy and faint; i now have a very small appetite
      im trying to sustain my weight

      • Bonnie

        Vega, you’re 13. You shouldn’t be dieting without a doctor’s permission. If you want, eat healthy and exercise. Don’t go overboard. Balance in all things in life. If you need to lose weight, ask a doctor. A school nurse. Someone who can guide to to eating healthy.

  • Hariet

    It really works…i tried the diet for 1 week,i lose 5 lbs

  • pujitha chowdary

    i like 2 start this…..but i am in hstl,i cnt get fresh veg,fruits:-(

  • Seema

    I have started this 7 day diet just today. I just want to know , can I have Black/Green Tea with lemon & honey during these days?

  • loisa

    I’m starting tomorow……….anybodyther lost weight on this diet

    • Hariet

      Yes! Effective,try it::.And be happy after a week.

  • Tricia Coleman

    I tried the 7 day detox and i went directly by the diet on Dec. 31, 2012 and i was amazed. I lost 12 pounds after the 7 days on detoxing. I saw a difference within 3 days. I exercised about 2 days and read later that it is not recommended. I think i felt weak during periods because of the exercising. I am starting again tomorrow because i like the results so i am starting it again tomorrow.

  • neda

    hi, i want started 7days diet from tomorow i hope this diet worked for me
    thank you

  • anita

    Me and my husband usually do this diet as a jump start because if done properly, you can lose up to seven pounds in the week. But it is water weight not fat. We do this because it motivates us to keep going the following week.

  • gee gee

    12.2.12, starting 7 day diet today, will try this one next week, will keep everyone posted #team 60lbs to lose, will also be exercising with all my diets :/ hopefully it helps #praying for a miracle

  • Bear-tea

    Do you actually lose weight? Or is just the detoxing stuff that makes u light on he scales? Do u look better in he mirror?
    I want to do I this diet but i would like to know if it’s actually fat that u are loosing and I swim for 1 hour on Monday Wednesday and Saturday and I run Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday and Friday? Will I loose weight im really short 1 Metre 47 and I weigh 55kg I should be 49-50KG
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP

    • mtendere gidala

      it’s really helping i have lost 2kgs in 7days, thanks

      • mochabo

        I lost 2.3kg. In 7days and I was cheating is working u must try it.

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