As humans, we always want what we cannot have. When we’re dark-skinned, we want to be fair. When we’re fair skinned, we want to be tanned. Tall people want to be shorter and short people wish they were taller. Ever cut your hair only to want long hair again? Curvy girls want to diet, yet skinny girls want to have thick thighs. The list goes on and on.
We strive to be better versions of ourselves in every way possible. We’re quick to try anything and everything if it means we can improve on the way we look and feel. That’s why dieting and weight loss is such a controversial subject.
I’ve always been keen to try new diets and products, which is why I decided to try The 3-Day Military Diet. I wrote a ‘before’ post, explaining what exactly the diet is about and what they claim it to be helpful for. It is claimed to make you lose up to 10 pounds per week.
Did I do it right?
I went all in with this one because I really wanted to experience it for what it truly is in order for me to provide my readers with an honest review. I followed everything, word for word. I didn’t cheat once and stuck to the diet religiously.
This diet claims to be a ‘calorie-restricting’ diet with no exercise needed. I followed it for 3 days on and 4 days off as set out in the diet plan. 7 Days of no carbs, no sugar, no takeaways.
How much weight did I lose?
Nothing! That’s right – not a single gram! Regardless to say, when I discovered this on my 7th day I was truly discouraged. I worked so hard to stick to this diet only to find out that I weigh exactly the same as I did a week ago.
I decided though, that I will not let this get in my way. I started restricting my calories to 1200 calories per day. I also started exercising. Nothing serious, just walking for an hour and jogging for a few metres at a time. It’s been a week since I’ve decided to stop following diets and change my lifestyle. I’ve lost 2.2Kg so far!
What did I learn?
I learned that nothing will change unless you make a change within yourself. There’s no point in trying to lose weight if your mind is not in the right place. I’ve learned that losing weight takes time and no quick diet will make you magically lose weight you’ve picked up over years – no matter what the promises!
The only way to lose weight is to drink enough water, exercise and control what you eat. This is easier said than done of course, but it’s really the only way. I still have a long way to go, but I’m hopeful that I’ll reach my goal weight by the time I turn 30 next year.
There you have it. This diet does NOT WORK – DON’T