Message Boards » Food and Nutrition

TOPIC: Military diet?????

« Prev 1
« Prev 1
 
Ic_disabled_photos
Topic has been inactive for 30 days or more and images have been disabled.
Display All Images
August 1, 2012 6:59 AM
I realize I will probably get a lot of slack for this, but I wanted to get opinions and hear others thoughts on this. I came across what this blogger calls the "Military Diet" yesterday. She said that you stay on this for 3 days, then are off for 4. If you want to do it again, you can..for as long as you feel necessary. Apparently it is what the military use when they need to lose about 10 lbs quick? And she does go on to say that it works better when you do an hour of exercise...
And as a disclaimer, I have not tried this. I am wanting to do research first before. And that is why I am asking your opinion. But please, be nice....

Thanks!!

3 DAY DIET

DAY 1: BREAKFAST--1/2 GRAPEFRUIT, 1 SLICE TOAST,

2 TBS. PEANUT BUTTER, COFFEE OR TEA

LUNCH--1/2 CUP TUNA, 1 SLICE TOAST, COFFEE OR TEA

DINNER--2 SLICES ANY TYPE OF MEAT (ABOUT 3

OZ), 1 CUP GREEN BEANS, 1/2 BANANA, 1 SMALL

APPLE, 1 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM



DAY 2: BREAKFAST--1 EGG, 1 SLICE TOAST, 1/2 BANANA

LUNCH--1 CUP COTTAGE CHEESE (OR 1 SLICE

CHEDDAR CHEESE), 1 HARD BOILED EGG, 5

SALTINE CRACKERS

DINNER--2 HOT DOGS, (no buns), 1 CUP BROCCOLI,

1/2 CUP CARROTS, 1/2 BANANA, 1/2 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM



DAY 3: BREAKFAST--5 SALTINE CRACKERS, 1 SLICE CHEDDAR

CHEESE, 1 SMALL APPLE

LUNCH--1 HARD BOILED EGG, 1 SLICE TOAST

DINNER--1 CUP TUNA, 1/2 BANANA, 1 CUP VANILLA ICE CREAM
Edited by Grlnxtdr0721 On August 1, 2012 7:00 AM
August 1, 2012 7:02 AM
I sure as hell didn't eat like that when I was in the military.

It looks like every other useless crash diet. You'll lose water weight, but not much else and it will likely come right back when you try to eat normal again.

And it's "flak" not "slack". Two totally different meaning there.
Edited by skylark94 On August 1, 2012 7:06 AM
  5078525
August 1, 2012 7:03 AM
That's an old re-run of the old Mayo Clinic Diet. It's been around for at least 40 years. Yup, it works. Nope, not healthy at all. Not sustainable either.
  4240590
August 1, 2012 7:06 AM
This diet has been around for quite a while in one form or another. I've used it decades ago. I think at the time it promised 5 lbs off a week. I remember the ice cream was a nice treat. Overall though, hard to follow long term.
Have you tried entering into your food diary to see what the calories and macros are? Looks not too bad at a quick glance as it has most of the food groups and decent protein.
August 1, 2012 7:08 AM
If it isn't sustainable, I don't see a point in doing it unless you actually NEED to lose the weight quickly for competition.


Make changes that you can live with long term. And wait for the results.
August 1, 2012 7:09 AM
Nothing like my normal daily fare in the air force... I remember lots of midnight omlets, hamburgers, fries, and ice cream.


Unless you can live like that for the rest of your life,I would not put my self through that
  26629572
August 1, 2012 7:14 AM
There is NO WAY I could eat that much tuna at one time! Arrg! I usually eat about 1/4 cup, if that, and only once or twice a week.

Also, I don't like diets where someone else plans it. I like to be in charge, or I will cheat.
Edited by WendyTerry420 On August 1, 2012 7:14 AM
  25631519
August 1, 2012 7:25 AM
For sh1ts and giggles, I entered Day 1 in to the food diary and came up with 1,140 calories total for the day.
If you were to add mayo to the tuna and some fat to the veggies and for cooking the dinner meat, you'd be bumping it up to a calorie level that many here eat for weight loss.

The 'secret' to this diet is the low calorie count, nothing else.

eta: Day 2 = 1000 calories
Day 3 = 935 calories
Edited by Birder150 On August 1, 2012 7:35 AM
August 1, 2012 7:41 AM
Haha, your friend found this on Pinterest! When I first saw it it made me laugh.



I've been in the Air Force for two years (not that long, I know) and have NEVER heard of that. We actually have programs that encourage healthy LIFESTYLES, not crash diets :)
  13161110
August 1, 2012 7:48 AM
Going on 5 years active duty Marine and I think this is absurd. If you REALLY need to lose a pound or two in one day just put on trashbags and sweats and go run. This is NOT a military diet. This is horsesh^t.
  24968902
August 1, 2012 8:06 AM
I didn't think it was a healthy diet myself, but wanted to make sure I wasn't crazy! As I said, I haven't tried it, and really don't plan to. It scared me, to be honest. I don't see how this would not make a person sick after the second day because it doesn't seem like you're getting enough nutrition from it.
I appreciate the feedback :)
August 2, 2012 9:10 AM
Hot dogs?!?! and ice cream for dinner?!?!? Um no. run away from this diet fast!
August 2, 2012 9:15 AM
My husband is in the military and he would NEVER eat like this. Even when he was coming off of profile and had to drop some weight he didn't eat like this. Who ever posted that blog was highly misinformed.
August 2, 2012 9:29 AM
Not saying I agree or disagree with the diet, but my brother was told to lose weight before he went to basic training years ago and they printed this diet out and gave it to him. True story.
August 2, 2012 9:46 AM
QUOTE:

Not saying I agree or disagree with the diet, but my brother was told to lose weight before he went to basic training years ago and they printed this diet out and gave it to him. True story.

The saying "Your recruiter failed you." seems applicable at this point
Edited by dirtydmvkid On August 2, 2012 9:46 AM
  24968902
August 2, 2012 11:31 AM
Also known as the "Birmingham Diet" used by patience going in for heart surgeries. My wife and I lost quite a bit while doing this. After about three or four cycles of doing this it gets pretty difficult to eat some of the same things over and over again. Oh by the way we both put the weight back on. I've done MFP for about two months and I have lost 20 pounds and have reached my goal weight (160) and I'm running five miles at a pop now. Believe me I'm not eating the same thing over and over again, I'm simply watching how much I intake. By the way I'm a retired Army Ranger Instructor and I would never advise anyone to do the "military diet". I wish you all the best
August 2, 2012 11:34 AM
I wonder why this is called the military diet. I say that because this isn't really what they do for overweight individuals.
Edited by TimedEventSystem On August 2, 2012 11:34 AM
August 2, 2012 11:39 AM
I've been in the Air Force for 8 years now and never ate like that. My meals (even in boot camp) consisted of all sorts of items. Mashed potatoes, protein, veggies, pasta etc. We were even granted treats once in awhile (chocolate). I'm not sure why it's called the military diet. This wouldn't be sustainable for me. Best wishes.
August 2, 2012 11:43 AM
11 years in the Army, and I never heard of anyone doing this, and never heard of anything referred to as a "military diet." Doesn't look sustainable, or like it would even be fun to try. Like with all fad diets, you should probably pass on this one.
  21752388
August 2, 2012 11:44 AM
QUOTE:

QUOTE:

Not saying I agree or disagree with the diet, but my brother was told to lose weight before he went to basic training years ago and they printed this diet out and gave it to him. True story.

The saying "Your recruiter failed you." seems applicable at this point


LOL 100% agreed. My husband is in the military. His recruiter told him he would probably want to be able to run before he got to basic, but not crash diet! And when he got there they encouraged them to eat enough to be able to sustain the intense work outs and training.
November 16, 2012 7:21 AM
lol
December 3, 2012 3:44 PM
Haters gonna hate. All the girls and I at work are trying this. Today was the first day. I will let you know how it goes because you never know untill your try!
December 3, 2012 9:45 PM
Yikes! I've been on Active Duty for a loooong time and I would be concerned if anyone I know tried it. Essentially the diet is to eat as few calories as possible and pray for the best. On duty we burn up a lot of calories so I can't see it being a good practice. Good call posting for a check on this one.
December 4, 2012 12:01 PM
My ex husband was a Marine Corp recruiter; they would use this diet all the time when they had a recruit that needed to weigh in at MEPS that was having issues losing weight. I don't think this was anything they used mainstream- because you will gain the weight back on this diet- this is for short term effects only......
December 4, 2012 11:02 PM
Bump
  2642304

Reply

Message Boards » Food and Nutrition

Posts by members, moderators and admins should not be considered medical advice and no guarantee is made against accuracy.