I’ve heard all sorts of buzz about The Military Diet for years. And while I don’t believe in quick fixes (i.e. fad dieting), I think that this would be an acceptable jumpstart to an after holiday clean eating plan.
Dieting in my book does not work. Sure you’ll lose weight quickly sometimes, but for the most part if you levitate away from the diet and revert to your old ways then you gain the weight back quickly and actually gain back more in a lot of cases. Simply put, dieting does not work. There are no quick fixes or extreme diets to get you your goals, it has to be a lifestyle change!
Although I didn’t not indulge in the Thanksgiving feast as much as I usually do, I still ate alittle off track.
A friend suggested The Military Diet. If you follow the guidelines above, it calls that you’ll lose 10 lbs in 3 days. Now people will love this and others will criticize it horribly “losing 10 lbs in 3 days is extremely unhealthy” and it may be. We’re all entitled to our opinions.
I have decided to try this out for the next few days to aid with a holiday debloat. I’ll post my meals and opinions of each over the next 3 days!
If you’ve ever tried The Military Diet, please share your experience with me! I am very curious!
The military diet does work if you are strict with yourself on it, like during and after meals, drink plenty of water and make sure to exercise. Due to my condition, I can’t go too overboard of movement or else I’ll be stuck in bed for a couple days. so even things like Tai chi, yoga, and regular stretching can help.
It’s recommended to take either 1-4 days break before you hop back on it, So I’ll be on a lowfat diet for 2 days then straight back on the military diet. My goal is about 15-20 lbs to get back to my normal size.
Here’s the diet list again in case anyone wants to try it. ( Also for me since I always need to look it over)
day 1 breakfast ½ grapefruit, i slice of toast, i tbsp peanutbutter coffee or tea lunch ½ cup cottage cheese, i slice toast coffee or tea dinner 2 slices of meat (3 oz), i cup green beans, ½ banana, 1 small apple, 1 cup vanilla ice cream
day 2 breakfast 1 egg, 1 slice of toast, ½ banana lunch ½ cup cottage cheese or 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 hard boiled egg, 5 saltine crackers dinner 2 hotdogs, 1 cup broccoli, ½ c carrots, ½ banana, ½ c vanilla ice cream
day 3 breakfast 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 small apple lunch 1 hard boiled egg, 1 slice of toast dinner ½ c cottage cheese, ½ banana, 1 cup vanilla ice cream
Soooo scared posting this haha, but I am happy with my results from the 3 day diet! The left side is before, the right side is after. On the third day of the diet I only did the breakfast and lunch, and I ate whatever I wanted to for dinner. I still lost 5 pounds! In three days. :) I still got a long ways to go but im super excited to continue my wrightloss journey! Follow me to watch me shrink! ;)
This is the "3-day Diet” or the “Military Diet.” This diet came from a man who attended our church that is in the military. It was my understanding that military people use this diet when they need to get in shape quickly.
Yes, I tried the diet myself, and only was able to go for two days because of hypoglycemic symptoms. I lost 5 pounds in two days. Two of my friends went on it and both of them reported an 8 pound loss in 3 days.
PLEASE READ BEFORE STARTING! I have posted this hub for information purposes only! I am not responsible for anything! Please check with your doctor before starting this diet
3 DAY DIET
DAY 1: BREAKFAST–½ GRAPEFRUIT, 1 SLICE TOAST, 2 TBS. PEANUT BUTTER, COFFEE OR TEA
LUNCH–½ CUP TUNA, 1 SLICE TOAST, COFFEE OR TEA
DINNER–2 SLICES ANY TYPE OF MEAT (ABOUT 3OZ), 1 CUP GREEN BEANS, ½ BANANA, 1 SMALL APPLE, 1 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM
DAY 2: BREAKFAST–1 EGG, 1 SLICE TOAST, ½ BANANA
LUNCH–1 CUP COTTAGE CHEESE (OR 1 SLICE
CHEDDAR CHEESE), 1 HARD BOILED EGG, 5 SALTINE CRACKERS
DINNER–2 HOT DOGS, (no buns), 1 CUP BROCCOLI, ½ CUP CARROTS, ½ BANANA, ½ CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM
DAY 3: BREAKFAST–5 SALTINE CRACKERS, 1 SLICE CHEDDAR
CHEESE, 1 SMALL APPLE
LUNCH–1 HARD BOILED EGG, 1 SLICE TOAST
DINNER–1 CUP TUNA, ½ BANANA, 1 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM.“
Out of pure curiousity (and the fact that it wouldn’t be a tragedy if I lost a few pounds, I’ve decided to try out this 3 Day Military Diet. In the little bit of research I did, I found that the name military diet isn’t exactly accurate: they don’t really use it…. but apparently it works to lose between 6 and 10 pounds in three days.
Initially, I feel like I’m going to be really hungry. On top of that, I feel like it’s going to be really difficult to find all this food, simply because I’m at college and eating in the dining hall. I’m going to try to substitute foods as little as possible, but the website I got this off of did have some options for substitution.
Here goes nothing!
Breakfast–½ Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea
Lunch--½ Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it’s caffeinated)
Dinner–3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, ½ Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream (YUM)!!!
Tips to Try:
Warm the apple and/or banana and eat them over the ice cream. Delicious!
Cook the green beans with the meat or simmer them in the broth. Mmmm :)
Breakfast–1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and ½ Banana
Lunch–1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, ½ Cup of Carrots, ½ Banana, and ½ Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
Breakfast–5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner–1 Cup of Tuna, ½ of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
This diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of the above foods. Salt and pepper may be used, but do not use any other seasoning. The diet is to be used for three days at a time.
In three days you should lose up to 10 pounds. After three days of dieting, you can eat your normal foods, but do not over do it. After four days of normal eating, you may start back on the 3 day diet again. You can lose up to 40 pounds in a month if this diet is followed precisely.
This is a safe diet and can be used by many different individuals and body types. Exercise is recommended.
REMEMBER: Do not eat/snack between any of the meals!
NOTE: Coffee or tea for the first two meals of Day 1 only. Water only from then on. Water intake is unlimited.
Okay, going to do the Military diet again starting tomorrow. Last time I lost 8 lbs in those 3 days, so I’m hoping to lose between 8-10.
breakfast ½ grapefruit, i slice of toast, i tbsp peanutbutter coffee or tea lunch ½ cup cottage cheese, i slice toast coffee or tea dinner 2 slices of meat (3 oz), i cup green beans, ½ banana, 1 small apple, 1 cup vanilla ice cream
breakfast 1 egg, 1 slice of toast, ½ banana lunch ½ cup cottage cheese or 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 hard boiled egg, 5 saltine crackers dinner 2 hotdogs, 1 cup broccoli, ½ c carrots, ½ banana, ½ c vanilla ice cream
breakfast 5 saltine crackers, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 small apple lunch 1 hard boiled egg, 1 slice of toast dinner ½ c cottage cheese, ½ banana, 1 cup vanilla ice cream
Then after that, it’s back on a strict low-carb diet. I’m hoping to at least lose about 15-20 lbs by the end of this. All of this med switching and topsy-turvying has really thrown me off, so I just really need to get back in the game.
I am halfway done with it. I completed day one, and I am now halfway done with day 2’s lunch so literally, halfway done with the whole diet. So far I’m not feeling weak, no headaches, just a little more hungry than usual. So I hope that means this will be a successful metabolism cleanse rather than a pointless flush of water weight. WELP wish me luck, I guess I’ll post a final weight loss on Wednesday
I usually don’t advocate fad diets, but I’m using the 3-day military diet as a starting point so that I can get back on track. I’m going to modify the plan to get closer to the calories that my body needs and it will be a good kickstart so I’ll be start my own plan coming from one with lots of protein, fruits and veggies (and a little ice cream).
Day 1 - Breakfast
1 cup coffee or tea
1 slice toast
2 tbsp peanut butter*
½ grapefruit or 1 orange
*Didn’t use the whole 2 tbsp so I’ll probably make some PB crackers for a snack later
I did this diet and cheated. I ate pizza and salad and carrots for the second day dinner, and pretty much completely changed day 3… (peanut butter with two slices of toast, same lunch, and 6oz chicken with green beans and of course the icecream with the banana) and i went down 7 pounds. It’s been like a week after and i’ve lost two more pounds. Feel free to substitute, this diet suggests an extreme calorie deficit (1000 calories) which is too small for girls and very tiny for guys. It works though!
Day 2: Dinner.
[Two turkey hot dogs, 1 cup of peas (instead of broccoli), ½ cup carrots, 1 cup grapes (instead of banana) and ice cream]
Wahhh I dont like hot dogs :(
And im still hungry. Tomorrow better go by quick haha.