The Military Diet: What Is It and Does It Actually Work?

As many people in our society are personal-image obsessed, girls are looking for the newest and best diet fads to shed those extra pounds. The Military Diet, slowly increasing in popularity, is a strict, high-intensity diet that I thought I’d give a try.

The Military Diet, or the Three Day Diet, is a quick-hitting food adjustment that claims to shed 10 pounds in a week. The diet consists of three days of a strictly scheduled meal plan that isn't to be strayed away from or cheated on. For the next four days, one should eat a healthy, balanced diet, allotting for no more than 1500 calories a day. This seven-day process can be repeated three or four times as one feels necessary. You can look over the whole diet here

For now, here is the rundown of the Three Day Diet. 

How does it work? First, it's low calories. Changing from 2000 calories a day to 1000 calories a day would cause anyone to lose weight. Second, due to this low number of calories, it’s a form of intermittent fasting. Finally, most of the food that you are required to eat while on the diet are known to kick start metabolism, thus promoting the burning of fat. 

So does it work? Well, according to the website and some testimonials, yes. There have been multiple users who posted their results and reviews on the internet saying that they, in fact, lost an impressive amount of weight in a week. Most lost between four and eight pounds, which in reality, is a large number in terms of pounds lost in just seven days. You can read 

I have read about the diet time and time again so I decided I’d try it out for myself. I followed the diet to a tee and ultimately was disappointed. Surprisingly, I didn't find myself hungry or craving other foods throughout the process. The days were seemingly easy to get through and the foods were not entirely undesirable. And as one could imagine, the vanilla ice cream repeatedly did not disappoint. My disappointment came at the end of the diet when I stepped on the scale. Had I gained weight? No, but I’d only lost a pound and a half. I wouldn't repeat the effort I put in when it warranted such little reward.

The Military Diet is an up and coming fad that some have heard about, some have tried and has ultimately led to some success. With a strict seven-day routine, this low-calorie diet has a mix of rave reviews and criticisms of its shortcomings. Will you get with the trend and try the Military Diet?