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The Military Diet – Before

3 Day Military Diet

And here I am, trying out another diet! I thought I’d do a blog post about this one before I get started so that I can actually stick to it to see the results. Maybe then we’ll finally know if this works or not.

The Military Diet is a 3-day diet that is claimed to help you lose weight very quickly. We’re talking 4.5 kg / 10 pounds per week.

Now, if you’ve tried several diets like me – you’ll probably be very excited yet sceptical about this. Is it not unhealthy to lose so much weight in such a short period of time? What if you put it all back on again?

At this stage, I’m not really bothered – I just want to see if it works to shed a few pounds. This diet is extremely popular at the moment, and I want to see what all the hype is about. I’ll be starting tomorrow morning!

What is this diet about?

This is a 3-day diet. You only follow the instructions for 3 days, whereafter you eat healthily for the remainder of the week. You can repeat this cycle again and again – until you’ve reached your goal weight.

I, personally, don’t think that this is a good thing to do long-term. I don’t suggest trying this for more than a few weeks. I’m going to see how the first week goes. If it works, I’ll repeat it once more and give it a rest. If it doesn’t, well then we all know it’s not as great as they make it out to be!

What I like about this diet is the fact that you don’t need to buy or cook any fancy stuff. It’s food we all have in our homes and if we don’t, they’re quite affordable. Also, it’s only for three days so you won’t need big quantities. Our weeks can get extremely busy and the last thing we need is another diet with time-consuming recipes. 

So, without further ado, here is the 3-day military diet!

Now I don’t know about you, but that doesn’t seem too difficult!

This is just a calorie-restriction diet. There’s nothing more to it than that. It’s recommended that you keep on restricting calories for the remaining 4 days, not exceeding 1500 calories per day. This diet also encourages consuming hot lemon water and sufficient water consumption on a daily basis.

Some foods can be substituted in this diet. For example – if you are allergic to peanuts, you can swap the peanut butter for almond butter. If you’re vegetarian, you can also swap the tuna for almonds.

It’s important to note that if the diet is changed, the calories should stay the same. Try downloading a calorie counting app like Fatsecret if you need some extra help!

There are no actual evidence of this diet and it’s results, so I’m excited to see if it works and if the hype around it is really worth it!

I will be doing a follow-up post next week to share the results of my experience following this diet. If you’ve ever done this, tell me about your experience in the comments, I would love to hear from you!

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  • Tumiso Setladi

    I am very curious to see if this really works. You must write about the results.. It’s interesting though.. Good Luck.

    • Multipotentialite

      Thank you, I will! I’m going to write a follow up post next week about the outcome..thanks for reading Xx

  • Layna

    Ooh! Can’t wait to see your results! They seem pretty alright. Not as restricted as some Korean diets.

    All the best with it!


    • Multipotentialite

      Thank you, I’ll definitely be blogging about the results! I’m on day 2 now, and so far so good.
      Thank you for taking the time out to read xx

  • Linda

    This seems like a reasonable diet. However, I had lap and surgery several years ago, and I can attest that calorie restriction only works in the long run if you have movement involved…

  • Khan

    Hmm very curious about the follow up results. I will say, losing 10 lbs in a week sounds a bit risky.

    • Multipotentialite

      Haha we’ll see, I think it’s a good experiment!

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