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The Hot Dog Diet

The Hot Dog Diet

Chow down on hot dogs and lose weight in 3 days!

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Criticized as one of the more bizarre fad diets around, The Hot Dog Diet is a three-day diet that is rumored to help you lose up to 10 pounds. If you think you’re going to be scarfing down chili dogs for lunch and frankfurters for dinner though, think again.

The Hot Dog Diet is a strict eating plan that allows you to eat just a few hot dogs over the course of the 3 days in addition to ice cream, peanut butter and eggs. These foods are believed to increase metabolism so that you burn calories more quickly and consequently lose weight.

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  • May help you lose weight
  • Idea of eating hot dogs and losing weight sounds enticing (and bizarre)
  • Very low in calories
  • Contains little fruits or vegetables
  • Weight gain may be as quick as weight lost
  • Little to no nutrients
  • Creator is unknown
  • The definition of a fad diet
  • There does not appear to be any appear an "official" source of information about this diet

While on The Hot Dog Diet, you’ll be consuming a meager 600 calories a day. The diet is very strict eating plan that is low in carbohydrates. On day one, you can expect to eat a piece of toast, two tablespoons of peanut, half a grapefruit and black coffee for breakfast. Lunch is ½ cup of tuna and one slice of toast and dinner is 2 hot dogs, 1 cup of string beans and beets each, one small apple and one cup of vanilla ice cream.


There are no exercise guidelines given in The Hot Dog Diet.


The Hot Dog Diet is a very low calorie diet that may also go by other names like Three-Day Diet, 3-Day Diet, Kaiser 3-Day Diet, 3-Day Navy Diet, and 3-Day Army Diet or the Three-Day Cleveland Clinic Diet, even though it has no connection to The Cleveland Clinic. This deprivation-like diet may help you to lose weight but much of that weight may be due to water rather than actual fat loss so you are likely to gain it all back once you resume your regular eating habits.

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if reviewing diets is your business you might want to educate yourself a bit on how many calories a

posted May 1st, 2016 4:35 pm

Hill Christopher Roy


I would treat the hotdog diet just like eating bologna sandwiches. I ate many bologna sandwiches when I was a teen. Hotdogs are made out of almost the same kind of meat so what I do is eat some for my breakfast (brunch) and followed by a soup for lunch and maybe oatmeal for dinner. I am trying to work it in with the no meat after 6pm diet too. I do not get hunger pains like I used to because hotdogs are so awesome to eat. I mean there is a hotdog eating contest and I never heard of anyone having health problems yet.

posted Jul 10th, 2015 9:19 pm


easy diet recipes hot dog and fruits

posted Dec 30th, 2012 7:26 am

Merle and Sophia


We are obsessed with this diet. We lost 40 pounds in a month! Our favorite meal was the cottage cheese! Wish we could've eaten it for all meals! We recommend this diet to all over weight people! You eat all the food you want and you lose weight!

posted Dec 14th, 2011 12:52 am


Are you aware that you have misspelled "mispellings"?

posted Sep 15th, 2010 2:53 pm



I did this diet a few tears ago and was amazed at the results. I lost 10 lbs the 1st week and continued with less drastic results (5-6) the weeks that followed. I changed jobs and messed up my routine so fellaway from the diet. Now I am looking for a copy of the diet to start it again. Please help.

posted May 9th, 2010 5:53 pm



Are the beets mandatory? Cant you substitute with another vegetable?

posted Apr 19th, 2010 6:42 pm


I have tried sooooo many diets, But I have heard really good feedback on this one Today is my second day....and I feel good!!!Wish me luck!!!

posted Mar 23rd, 2010 7:32 pm


I did this diet a really long time ago and lost 15 pounds. Luckily, I kept it off through exercise. Now, back to my old weight, I have decided to try this diet again. I'm on the first day, and things are going well...I'm hoping to at least shed 30 pounds with exercise. So, we will see how it goes! Wish me luck!

posted Mar 22nd, 2010 7:32 pm



I tried this diet and it works. My husband and I each lost 5 lbs every time we tried it. A co-worker lost 25 lbs over 4 weeks of sticking to this diet for Monday-Wednesday, then going back to his normal routine on the days between. My mom dropped 15 lbs in 3 weeks doing the same.

Admittedly, it's not for long term, nor is it lifestyle-changing. However, if you aren't the type to commit to those kind of programs, then at least this takes the pounds off and gives some sense of success to anyone willing to follow it exactly for three days.

posted Oct 27th, 2009 4:53 pm



I did not like eating the cottage. That was the hardest lunch for me

posted Sep 23rd, 2009 7:55 pm

Michelle Johnson


It work for me it gave me a jump start

posted Feb 22nd, 2009 6:42 pm


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