The 3 Hour Diet is a program that centers around meal frequency. By eating every three hours, the creator of the diet believes that your body’s metabolism will remain in a heightened state. This will help you burn more calories and lose weight faster. In addition, this diet encourages you to eat balanced meals with items from each nutrient group–protein, carbohydrate and fat. Below are two great dinner ideas ideas for you to try if you are considering going on the 3 Hour Diet.
Salmon, Rice and Steamed Vegetables
This meal is not only fast and easy to make, it is also extremely healthy. Salmon has long been touted as one of the healthiest types of fish available due to its high content of omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are actually a healthy fat, which has been found to be effective in the treatment and prevention of stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and some cancers. In addition, omega-3 fatty acids have a satiating effect, meaning that they help to keep you feeling full, and prevent overeating at future meals.
When the proper type of rice is chosen, it can also be extremely healthy. You have most likely heard that white rice isn’t the healthiest option. It is a type of simple carbohydrate that causes a rapid spike and subsequent drop in blood sugar levels. But wild or long-grain rice, which is slow digesting, is actually helpful for people on the 3 Hour Diet because it takes a long time to digest. It therefore stays in the stomach for a long time before finally entering the colon.
Finally, vegetables contain high amounts of fiber, which like complex carbohydrates are slow digesting, and therefore are effective at helping you stay fuller, longer. And the best part of this meal is that all of these items can be steamed. Dinner will be ready in no time at all.
Grilled Chicken and Sweet Corn with Green Beans
Grilled foods can contribute to some of the tastiest dishes. If you are on the 3 Hour Diet and craving something grilled, look no further. This combination makes a great dinner because the chicken and sweet corn can be prepared at the same time (and in the same place). And green beans can be easily steamed in only a couple of minutes.
In addition to the ease with which this meal is prepared, it also has several health benefits. While chicken can sometimes contain high amounts of fat and sodium, when prepared properly it is actually quite healthy for you. When grilling chicken, be sure to remove the skin. Instead of grilling the whole chicken, prepare only the breasts, which are lean and therefore a healthy type of protein. Both corn and green beans contain vitamins and minerals, which are essential for good health and optimal growth. They also contain high amounts of fiber, which, as discussed earlier, are essential to helping you feel fuller, longer.