I Tried The Military Diet

By Masha Komissarova

Summer is almost here! Have you been looking for a quick way to shape your body and mind? Look no more, you’ve found it. It’s called the Military Diet. The diet is no more brutal than the name, but it’s only three days and you got this.   

The Military Diet is just what it sounds like. It’s a very hard diet, but the results are worth it. If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to get out to the beach. However, I will admit and say I’ve been so caught up with classes and have been eating terribly. We all know those late nights where it’s just you, your homework and lots of Nutella. Well, now that’s all over. Summer is much easier to try a new food plan because it’s hot and you don’t crave hot chocolate or hot mac & cheese, but rather you want something cold like watermelon or mangoes. However, it is not necessary to change your diet during the summer. You should only do what makes you comfortable!

*Disclaimer: By no means am I recommending this diet to anyone. This is a very hard diet and you should know your body's limits. I knew my body could handle it and wanted to try it but please, please don’t suffer or force yourself if you feel like this isn’t for you. This diet can be dangerous for you and for your health if you abuse it since it is based on an extremely low-caloric intake. Listen to your body! You don't need to diet to be healthy!

My slightly altered military diet plan: (I changed the original diet a bit because I had exams and needed to study and I didn’t get enough energy from the original plan.)  

Day 1:

Breakfast: 1 whole orange, 1 slice of toast with 2 tbs. peanut butter, 1 cup of black unsweetened coffee.

Snack: at 10:15 I had a whole carrot, a small kiwi and half of a banana. I went to the library with a huge water bottle filled with lemons and water in case I got hungry before lunch. 

Lunch: ½ cup of tuna, 1 slice of toast, 1 cup of black unsweetened coffee. 

Dinner: 2 slices any type of meat, 1 cup of green beans, ½ banana, 1 small apple. 

Day 2:

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 slice of toast, ½ banana. 

Lunch: 1 cup cottage cheese, 1 hard -boiled egg, 4 water crackers. 

Snacks before dinner: ½ of grapefruit, unsweetened coffee, 1 whole orange. I also ate carrots and kiwi any time I got hungry. 

Dinner: (a handful) of chicken breast, 1 cup broccoli, ½ cup carrots, ½ banana. 

Day 3:

Breakfast: 4 water crackers, 1 slice cheddar cheese, 1 small apple. 

Lunch: 1 hard-boiled egg, 1 slice of toast. 

Dinner: 1 cup of tuna and ½ banana. 

Some foods you shouldn’t add but you can if you absolutely must: Dark chocolate, honey, nuts, avocados.

If chosen to eat these make sure they’re in very small proportions (half of the handful) because they’re all very high in calories and fat especially nuts. 

I’m not done with this diet yet so, unfortunately, I can’t tell or show you the results but I feel like there will be change. I hope I gave you a new interesting diet that you can try on your own free time. Once again, do be careful with it. I personally did it because I wanted to look better physically and consequently feel better emotionally. 

Be very careful with what you consume and of course, you don’t have to stick with his diet for more than three days, but if you won’t start eating healthy you’ll very quickly gain weight again. This diet is an experiment and it’s completely up to you if you want to try it. Have fun and good luck. 


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