Today’s blog is going to be short and to the point. As you can see by the title, I’m going to share my experience of the military diet. For those of you who don’t know I have been on a weight loss journey for the past couple of months. With this in mind, I have been trying to improve my eating habits and exercise more frequently. I had heard of the military diet for a couple of years actually. It is a pretty old diet. Nonetheless, I was highly skeptical of it. This is due to the fact that it claims one can lose up to 10 pounds within three days. I know! Crazy isn’t it. Also, while reviewing the diet, I thought that I would be starving. So what made me decide to do it? Well, I had been hitting a weight loss plateau. This means that I was in a state where I wasn’t losing any weight. So, I wanted something that would jumpstart my weight loss. Therefore, I decided to do the diet.
I purchased all the ingredients for a mere $30. It was not too expensive and I had plenty of leftovers in case I wanted to do it another time. These ingredients included things such as tuna, wheat bread, eggs, saltine crackers, green beans, apples, grapefruit, peanut butter, bananas and drum roll vanilla ice cream. Yep, the most satisfying part of the diet is that you get to eat ice cream every night. Now, I was prepared for the diet, all I needed to get was some motivation. Luckily, since I was the one that paid for the groceries instead of my mom, I was highly motivated to do the diet to the best of my ability.
The first day of the diet was not bad at all. I started off breakfast with 1 piece of toast with two teaspoons of peanut butter. I also had 1/2 of a grapefruit. I love peanut butter and I was full up until lunchtime. Lunchtime was a little light for my liking. I had one slice of toast with a can of tuna. I got hungry while waiting for dinner but I suppressed my hunger by drinking water. For dinner, I had two hotdogs, one cup of green beans, an apple, half a banana and two scoops of vanilla ice cream (1 cup).
The second day consisted of one slice of toast, one egg, and a half a banana for breakfast. Lunch was supposed to be cottage cheese, but I substituted that for tuna.Then, I had one egg, and 5 saltine crackers. In the evening, I had 2 hotdogs, broccoli, carrots, 1/2 scoop of vanilla ice cream, and 1/2 a banana. The last day was probably the most challenging. I had 1 slice of cheddar cheese, one apple, and 5 saltine crackers for breakfast. Following that, I had a slice of toast and one egg for lunch. Lastly, I had a can of tuna and ice cream and a half a banana for dinner.
Overall, I lost a total of 5 pounds within those three days. Also, I noticed that my stomach appeared flatter. I learned portion control and was able to learn the habit of minimizing snacking. It definitely taught me diligence. It was not always easy. By the middle of the second day, I felt like giving up. I’m happy that I stuck with it for the three days. I would recommend this because its literally only 3 days. You can use the discipline to survive with a low calorie diet for three days. Also, I believe you will see results. Although, results will vary per person I was still pleased with my own. I hope this was helpful. Thank you for reading.