Have you tried the military diet?

United States
July 29, 2015 9:24pm CST
So here is my meal plan for the next three days: Day 1 Breakfast: 1 slice toast,2 table spoons peanut butter, 1/2 grapefruit, 1 cup black coffee or tea (no sugar, cream or milk) Lunch: 1 slice toast, 1/2 cup tuna, 1 cup black coffee or tea (no sugar, cream or milk) Dinner: 1 cup green beans, 3 oz any meat, 1 small apple Dessert: 1 cup vanilla ice cream, 1/2 banana Day 2 Breakfast: 1 slice toast, 1 egg cooked how you like, 1/2 banana, 1 cup black coffee or tea (no sugar, cream or milk) Lunch: 5 saltine crackers, 1 hard boiled egg, 1/2 cup of cottage cheese Dinner: 2 hot dogs or 1 hot dog and 6 oz of tofu, 1 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup carrots Dessert: 1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream, 1/2 banana Day 3 Breakfast:5 saltine crackers, 1 half inch slice of cheddar, 1 small apple, 1 black coffee or tea (no sugar, cream or milk) Lunch: 1 slice toast, 1 hardboiled egg Dinner: 1 cup tuna Dessert: 1 cup vanilla ice cream, 1/2 banana I'm going to have to substitute the toast and probably the crackers too. Even the tiniest bit of wheat makes me like the Good year blimp. Assuming this works, I should lose about 10-20 or more lbs by the time the three days is over.
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• United States
2 Aug 15
I never heard of this diet. I tend to stay away from diets myself and try to eat healthy instead.
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• United Kingdom
3 Aug 15
I've not heard of it either. Not sure how it's a 'military' diet. I'd be permanently hungry if I tried this, and it looks quite boring and not enough of all the nutrients needed. A healthy lifestyle is much better than a fad diet.
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• United States
3 Aug 15
@pumpkinjam Yeah, though eating a diet like this temporary is fine, but overall eating right is what is important.
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3 Aug 15
@Carmelanirel2 Didn't take you long to get here
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@PhredWreck (6051)
30 Jul 15
I sincerely doubt you will lose that much, but I wish you luck. You'd have to be doing some extreme physical activity along with that diet to really lose that much.
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@topffer (33800)
• France
30 Jul 15
Why is it called "military" diet ? It is not possible to lose 10/20 lbs in only 3 days with a diet. People going without food (to fast is dangerous if you are not prepared), are losing 1 to 2 lbs/day, it is a maximum of 6 lbs for 3 days for somebody with no overweight and with a small activity. But maybe I am missing something and you want to do this 3 days diet until you have lost 10/20 pounds ??
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• United States
30 Jul 15
Not sure of the reason for the name. It's only meant to do three days at a time then you have to eat a regular, healthy, low cal diet. If it works, I would do it every other week at least.
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@topffer (33800)
• France
30 Jul 15
@Unforgettable_Raja Until last year I could wear the trousers I was wearing when I was 15 years old. I was taking 3/4 pounds every winter, and I was losing them at spring. I don't know what happened last winter, I took 8 pounds, and I have lost only 3 for the moment . I think it is the age, and I am doing less exercise (I have stopped jogging 3 years ago, I am only doing some bicycle twice a week now and I lose quite nothing with bicycle). I have not started any diet, but I will have to, if I cannot lose these pounds before next winter .
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@sacmom (14316)
• United States
6 Aug 15
Nope, I've never tried the military diet before. I did try the post office diet before though. Does that count? lol
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• United States
4 Aug 15
Here is my diet for the day..your diet times 3 equals enough for me to eat lolz :)
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@thesids (22359)
• Bhubaneswar, India
30 Jul 15
I wonder how this is a military diet as when I was training them at their Academy here in India, I got to know that Military diet is more about nourishment than anything else. I would have to agree with @topffer that a 3-day diet plan will not help much in reducing weight. I would add that if you continue with a diet plan and also get to exercise (not in the literal sense, but what I mean is burning calories) as prescribed, it may work for good. Apart from all other things, a piece of advice - losing 10-20 lbs in just a 3 day span can cause severe complications. So if you are really intending to get this achieved, please also consult a dietician.
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