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Day Diets Lose 5 Pounds In Just 3 Days

Day Diets are fad diets that promise that you will lose a small amount of weight usually about 5 pounds in just three days. Some also promise cleansing, lowered cholesterol, and increased energy. These diets are not scientifically proven, but with the limited time scope of the plans, should not cause any harm. You can actually lose some weight with 3 day diets.

Don’t expect to have long term weight loss with the various 3 day diets. These are strictly restricted calorie plans wherein you lose water weight. They’re great if you have an upcoming event such as a wedding or reunion to attend. However, they’re not supposed to be used as a permanent lifestyle solution.

One of the 3 day diets is also known as the Cleveland Clinic Diet. It should be noted that the actual Cleveland Clinic in Ohio has disavowed any relationship with the program. This diet has also been called the Mayo Clinic diet (the Mayo Clinic has also disavowed it) and the grapefruit diet.

The reason this is called the Grapefruit Diet is because you eat a grapefruit or 4 oz. of grapefruit juice with each meal. If you eat the grapefruit in its natural state and dig into the rind, you will actually get 6 grams of fiber. It is recommended that people get 25 grams of fiber a day and dieters may want to push that to 30 or 35 grams. Eating this much grapefruit may help you on your way. It should be noted though that grapefruit juice has no fiber.

You should also know that grapefruit has no special fat burning or metabolism enhancing qualities. It’s simply a fruit that is good for you just like apples and oranges. The 3 day diets take advantage of this fact and turn it into a gimmick.

The 3 day diets work in part, because they are very low calorie programs. Breakfast might include an egg, a slice of dry toast, and a banana a total of 200 calories. Lunch is a cup of cottage cheese and 5 saltine crackers again under 200 calories. Dinner seems more substantial with 3 oz. of lean turkey, 2 cups of vegetables, a banana, and cup of vanilla ice cream, but you are still eating less than 350 calories. Your 3 servings of grapefruit add another 150 calories. That’s just 900 calories for the day!

Of course you are going to lose weight on 900 calories, even if you just sit around and watch tv all day! This isn’t sustainable across time, but for a quick and dirty solution to losing a few pounds, it can work.

A lifestyle choice it’s not, but 3 day diets can get you into your “skinny jeans” before a big date, let you look like your high school prom picture for your 10 year reunion, or fit into your dream wedding dress. Anything more is just too much to expect from the 3 day diets.

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International Nurses Day In Hinduja Hospital

People around the globe celebrate International Nurses Day on May 12, the birth anniversary of Florence Nightingale who dedicated her life in serving the wounded. Every year the Nursing Division of P.D. Hinduja National Hospital and M.R.C. celebrate this day on May 12.

As per the International Council for Nurses (ICN), the theme for 2009 Nurses Day was Delivering Quality, Serving Communities: Nurses Leading Care Innovators. Events in P.D. Hinduja National Hospital were held around this theme.

Mr. Pramod Lele, CEO of Hinduja Hospital in his address said that nurses of Hinduja Hospital are extremely dedicated to their work but a more patient centered approach is needed to achieve the optimum level of patient satisfaction. Mrs. Phalakshi Manjrekar, the Director Nursing of Hinduja Hospital unfolded the Nurses Day theme. She focused on the fact that nurses are engaged in innovative activities on a daily basis to improve patient care outcomes and to reduce costs to the health system. She added that expert knowledge and nursing research are at the heart of many of the new roles which nurses take up, as well as the basis for traditional nursing care. But it is the combination of innovation and vitality that allows nurses work to take flight.

Scientific presentations by nurses were conducted on the Nurses Day. The topics were: “Nurses as brand builders for hospital”-Neha Gupta,Nursing Executive, “Clinical care pathway in Oncology Nursing”- Ms.Smita Patnoskar, ‘Sepsis-latest management guidelines’- Ms.Indu Poulose, and “Latest trends in diabetic nursing care”- Ms.Adriana Pinto.

A Final round of the “Innovative Team” Quiz was conducted by NABH trainers Ms.Sreeja Nair, Ms.Beena Nair, Ms.Shilpa Tiwde, Ms.Indu Poulose and Ms.Priya Shettygar in the Nurses Day programme.

The programme concluded with vote of thanks and was followed by lunch. All the members of the Nursing Division and Nurses who attended the programme were given a beautiful bookmark from Nursing Division and Nurses Day best wishes card from Hinduja Hospital Trustees – Mrs Usha Raheja, Mrs Vinoo Hinduja and CEO- Mr.Pramod Lele on account of Nurses Day 2009.

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