The Military Diet Review

by The Diet Critic on June 25, 2017

The Military Diet Review
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The Military Diet is a low-calorie diet that promises you can lose up to 10 pounds in one week, without engaging in strenuous exercise or prescriptions. The actual diet only lasts for 3 days and requires you to eat a specific set of foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. According to the official website for The Military Diet, this short-term plan has been “designed to burn fat, kick start your metabolism and lose weight fast.” It also claims to be one of the best natural diets for fast weight loss without a prescription.

All the foods you eat on this 3-day diet have been selected for you. An example of your meal plan for Day 1 looks like this:

Breakfast – 1 cup of black coffee or tea (with caffeine), 1 slice of toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and ½ a grapefruit.

Lunch – 1 cup of black coffee or tea (with caffeine), 1 slice of toast, ½ cup of tuna.

Dinner – 3 ounces of any meat, 1 cup green beans, ½ a banana, 1 small apple, 1 cup vanilla ice cream.

Each day the foods for each meal changes slightly, but the quantities remain the same. While you can drink as much water as you want, there are no snacks permitted during these 3 days and no other foods (with the exception of some substitutions for individuals who have allergies or other dietary needs).

Once you have completed the 3 days you can switch to a normal, healthy diet for 4 days. You can do the 3-day Military Diet every 4 days, but it should never be followed for more than 3 days in a row.

Pros

The Military Diet is free to follow. All the guidelines and the diet plan can be accessed online on the diet’s official site. The site provides you with everything you need to know about this diet from how it works, to the food you need, to the results you can expect and FAQ’s. There is also food substitution information provided for individuals who require alternatives to some of the foods required for the plan.

Eating a diet so low in calories is likely to lead to quick weight loss. Unfortunately, it is weight loss that won’t last.

Cons

The Military Diet may be all-natural but it is also highly impractical due to the fact that it is an extremely low calorie diet that doesn’t contain many healthful foods. For instance, you won’t find salmon and whole grains in this plan, but you will find hot dogs and saltine crackers. Also, during the three days that you follow this diet, expect to be hungry, irritable and tired.

Furthermore, even if you drop weight, expect it to come back because very low-calorie diets do the exact opposite of enhancing your metabolism, regardless of whether you eat metabolism-boosting foods or not.

The reason is when you do not ingest enough calories, your body flips into starvation mode and naturally slows down your metabolism to conserve fat and energy that it thinks you’ll need for survival. To make matters worse, your metabolism doesn’t bounce back right away once you begin eating normally again. Instead, it remains slow, which often leads to more weight gain and – even worse – it makes it harder for you to lose weight.

If you are looking for a practical and long-term weight loss solution, speak to your healthcare provider about more effective and safer diet plans that are also more healthful.

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