The 3 day military diet is known by a few names. Some of the better known names of the military diet are the Cleveland Clinic 3 Day Diet, the Birmingham Hospital Diet, the American Heart Association Diet, The Hot Dog Diet, the Three-Day Army Diet, the Three-Day Navy Diet and even the Kaiser three day Diet. Regardless of the name it is a diet that is made up of a strict menu of 3 days and then regular, or maintenance eating, for the other 4 days of the week. The 3 day military diet is one of the quickest ways to lose weight.
Some have reported to losing up to 10 pounds in one week! The diet will work for anyone that wants to burn fat and lose weight. Of course the legend of the diet claims that top nutritionists from the armed forces designed the military diet for the men and women of the armed forces to build muscle and burn fat. The truth of the diet is that it probably didn’t originate from the military. Regardless of the name, the fact that we should be worried about, is that the 3 day military diet simply works.
The 3 Day Military Diet is a Only Three Days
The 3 Day Military Diet is a strict eating regimen for three days and only three days. After the three days of the strict menu, you then do four days of maintenance eating (basically normal eating). The diet is one of the few that works so fast that you can watch the pounds melt away. It is really popular for those that want to lose weight fast. When you need to be ready for an event or be swimsuit-ready by the end of the week this is a great diet to use. By the end of the first week you will notice a difference. A big struggle with many diets is that they take so long to see results. Many seem to work so slow that you are lucky if you notice a difference at all.
It is called a three day military diet because the menu is set for only 3 days of the week. Although the menu is spelled out exactly what you can and can not eat each day for the 3 days you are on the diet that doesn’t mean you can eat like a wild-man/wild-woman for your 4 days off. It’s important not to binge on your 4 days off. Simply eat normally. Don’t try and “catch up” on your calories. Many like the restrictiveness of the diet. They are told exactly what to eat and how much of it. There really is no guess work. One of the reasons that it works is that there is no doubt on what you should or shouldn’t be doing. It is all spelled out for you.
The diet is a combination of chemically compatible foods designed to work together to synergize your weight loss. Some of the menu items seem a little crazy (hot dogs, ice cream, etc.) But they are there for a reason. The meals give the body everything it needs in order not to feel hungry and to keep energy high. When combined with moderate exercise there is nothing more powerful on the planet than getting anyone on the diet in shape. But like a soldier, you simply need to follow the diet.