Like the title says, I attempted to lose a good amount of weight in a short period by trying the military diet. I wanted to test this diet out to see if it really works.
I’m not overweight, but my belly and mid section were always something I tried to work on, but I always gave up. With my upcoming wedding I’m really trying to get my belly as flat as I can. Yes I know exercise is the best way to lose weight but honestly I’m LAZY!!!!
The military diet is a strict 3 day low carb diet with the meals set out for you (substitutions are allowed as long as you stay within the calorie count) and the remaining 4 days you eat relatively healthy moderate meals (I’m not sure how to describe it but as long as you’re not eating a full rack of ribs and fries I’m sure you’ll be good)
Sooooo…. I tried the diet to see how much weight I could lose and if it worked I would continue it until I achieved my desired weight but it didn’t happen that way lol. So day 1 before I started the diet, I weighed myself and I weighed in at 145.9 pounds. I had a successful day 1 (didn’t have to cheat). Day 2 proved to be a bit harder than day 1: It required more mindfulness, it was then I realized i couldn’t snack if I wanted to, and I was feeling fatigued. Day 3 was the worst of all, the least amount of food and I cheated at with my last meal I had a slice of pizza, and I was extremely fatigued at that point. The morning of Day 4 I weighed myself and I was down to 143.0 and I didn’t care anymore because that was the hardest diet I ever had to follow.
- Does it work?? If you follow it exactly, YES!
- Does it require any exercise? Nope
- Is it a healthy way to lose weight? I’m not sure
- Overall weight loss: I lost 2.9 pounds in 3 days
- Would I do it again?? Maybe if my mind is in the right place
If you want to try it and think you have the will power and discipline, give it a try and let me know if it works for you. I’m adding the pictures of what I actually ate and the description. To research more for yourself check out Themilitarydiet.com
Day 1 Breakfast: 1/2 grape fruit, 1 slice toast with peanut butter, and 1 cup caffeinated tea (no sugar)
Lunch: 1/2 cup tuna, 1 slice of toast, 1 cup caffeinated ta
Dinner: 3 oz of any meat, 1 cup of green beans, 1/2 banana, 1 small apple, 1 cup of vanilla ice cream (I did 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream and 1/2 cup sorbetto, it was less calories and more flavor)
Day 2 Breakfast: 1 slice toast, 1 boiled egg, 1/2 banana
Lunch: 1 cup of cottage cheese ( I didn’t finish because i hated the taste), 1 boiled egg, 5 saltine crackers (and a piece of steak from my fiance’s lunch)
Dinner: I repeated the dinner I had from Day 1 because I had left overs and the same ice cream combo
Day 3 Breakfast: 1 Egg any way you want, 1 slice of toast (THAT’S IT)! (This was actually supposed to be lunch but I switched the order because I didn’t think I’d last through the day with what was considered breakfast)
Lunch: 5 Saltine crackers, 1 small apple, 1 danish (this was a substitution for 1 slice of cheese they had about the same calories)
Dinner: I quit and had 1 slice of pizza!