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December 5, 2012 11:24 AM
My one friend had just recommended me to this diet since i want to lose weight fast. Her and her bf both did it for a week and each lost 5-10 pounds she said it works great! I am about to get myself on this diet as soon as i can!
December 5, 2012 11:27 AM
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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!!


You know, I have heard of this many years ago. Supposedly, there's something chemically in the way they put the food together that does the trick. I've never tried it myself.
  21358906
December 5, 2012 1:01 PM
From what you wrote:

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Apparently it is what the military use when they need to lose about 10 lbs quick?


This is the diet for someone who desperately needs to make it for a weigh-in, not for someone who's looking to lose the weight and keep it off. If you want your weight lower for a couple days, you could consider this, but if it was me I'd be absolutely miserable for those days, definitely negating the "benefits" of any temporary weight loss
December 5, 2012 9:05 PM
i have tried this it was amazing but critcal to keep going for the 3 days and no cheating i remember losing like 3 pounds in a day
December 10, 2012 8:05 AM
I used this diet years ago & lost about 9 pounds/week. I am trying it again, beginning today. I will give an update in a couple days.....
December 10, 2012 8:33 AM
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My one friend had just recommended me to this diet since i want to lose weight fast. Her and her bf both did it for a week and each lost 5-10 pounds she said it works great! I am about to get myself on this diet as soon as i can!

EVERYBODY, wants to lose weight fast that's why there are so many crash diets out there. NONE of them work for more than temporary results. Was it 5 lbs or 10 lbs? That's a pretty big span for weight loss in a week.

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You know, I have heard of this many years ago. Supposedly, there's something chemically in the way they put the food together that does the trick. I've never tried it myself.

Seriously? Something chemically? It doesn't say what kind of hot dog, what type of cheese. Nothing in this diet is specific except the fact that it is low cal. I would put money on most diets of similar calorie counts would net the same results. There is nothing special about this combination.

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I used this diet years ago & lost about 9 pounds/week. I am trying it again, beginning today. I will give an update in a couple days.....

So what happened years ago? Did the weight come right back?

Why so many first posts in this thread? I suspect trolls.

People this is not sustainable, this is not a jump start, this is not healthy. Your not going to lose a bunch of weight thinking you'll then go on a healthy diet to keep it off. It won't work. You'll gain it back and then some plus lose muscle mass in the process.
Edited by T1mH On December 10, 2012 8:35 AM
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December 19, 2012 9:50 AM
I saw this diet and I wanted to see if it was possible to function on it. Day one was so easy, almost too much food for me. Day 2 Breakfast was perfect, something I want to incorporate into regular eating habits. But I never eat after 7 pm so when 10:30 rolled around I was dead. I was so hungry and had a huge headache. I am starting day 3, I am pretty nervous about how the day will go. Good tips, drink lots of water if you try it.
I have been working out at least an hour every day while on the diet, that's no change to my usual work out schedule though.
Like I said, I am not doing this diet to try and loose the promised 10lbs of weight loss, I just wanted to see if a) I had the strength in me to finish the diet and not give up on it and b) see if I was still a functioning human being through out the day.
January 18, 2013 8:17 AM
and how did you do? Did you lose weight? Have you gained it back?
January 18, 2013 8:19 AM
Sounds more like the Dysentery Diet....
January 18, 2013 8:22 AM
As a US military service member who has been in for 5.5 years, and from the view of a personal trainer, I am offended that this blogger elected to call this "diet" a military diet. I have never heard of it, and I always encourage my soldiers to make healthy decisions in regards to weight loss and body composition.
April 28, 2013 6:39 AM
I'm on day 3 of this 3 day "diet". I'm not dead yet but I'm not sure how much weight I've lost, if any. I'll weigh in tomorrow then post results here.

I've seen a lot of people make comments about this being called the "military diet". They say "I was/am in the military and we didn't/don't eat like this." I'm pretty sure everyone knows we don't actually eat like this in the military.

It seems the reason this is the "military" diet is because supposedly people in the military would eat like this before a tape/weigh in. I was a combat engineer for 10 years and I don't recall anyone ever doing this. But that's neither here nor there. The name of the diet is irrelevant. What counts is the results.

Other people are talking about sustainability or the lack thereof. Welcome to the Obvious Club. This diet obviously isn't meant to be sustained for more than it's 3 days on 4 days off cycle and even then it's obvious this should not be a lifestyle choice. It seems to be for those looking for a quick way to drop a few pounds in a few days.

However....everything about this diet screams "WRONG!". No matter what fitness camp you're in the science all points to the same things: create a healthy calorie defect, eat 5-6 times a day, get the right ratio of C/F/P, hydrate, move. This diet is lacking and goes against some fundamental rules about nutrition and weight loss.

As we all know there is no quick fix to lose weight. You either put in the time and effort to lose it the right way or you don't. There is no in-between.
  5747795
April 29, 2013 12:53 AM
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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 :)


^^ I have been in 13 and havent heard of this either. Im not surprised though as people go to crazy extremes when it is pt test time.
  10795385
April 29, 2013 1:00 AM
Bit extreme that!
  42384172
April 29, 2013 1:03 AM
....and neesono knocks it out of the park......
Edited by gregpasq On April 29, 2013 1:04 AM
April 29, 2013 1:14 AM
*sigh*.............
April 29, 2013 1:20 AM
This is stupid. And unclear.

Is it one cup of Haagen Daaz vanilla at 600+ cals or one cup of your bog standard supermarket soft scoop at 350+ cals? And if you are eating either of those at the end of the day, why dont you just eat something sensible throughout the day instead of filling up on stupid calories at the end of it?
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April 29, 2013 1:21 AM
I must have been either dead tired through my whole time in the Corps because I never heard of such thing? I don't know if this might be from another branch but it's plain stupid sorry for the word... stop kidding yourself there's no diet plan, just change the way you eat to achieve your goals!

I feel like I should keep going but I shall hold back...
April 29, 2013 1:24 AM
I've been on the weight control program in the military before and sure as heck never heard of any "military diet."

I'm still in and have lost 25 lbs with MFP.

This is an unhealthy crash diet.

Calories in, calories out. Use MFP.
April 29, 2013 1:26 AM
Military diet---> my guess is they named it the military diet because most people in the military are fit. The best way for permanent weight loss is through proper diet and exercise. Please refrain from trying such because it does not break bad eating habits. Try to focus on a lifestyle change versus a quick fix.
April 29, 2013 1:28 AM
My fiance is in the Royal Marines and sure as hell doesn't eat like that! If he needs to lose 10lb quick he does about 5 hours of hardcore working out while still eating about 4000 cals a day!!! He lost about 8lbs in a week by going on crazy runs with weight and going mental in the gym! I think this is just another fad diet, will come off I'm sure as it's low caolries, but will probably just go back on!
  8692609
April 29, 2013 1:33 AM
I'd rather do the GM diet over that...

http://www.iimahd.ernet.in/~jajoo/gmdiet.html

And even then, the only true way you are going to lose weight and keep it off is to exercise, eat under your calories and try to fit your macros, and be patient. I've heard it said, and have said it myself many times, if it has the word "diet" in it, it's probably not good for you in the long run.
Edited by sandi117 On April 29, 2013 1:33 AM
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April 29, 2013 11:32 PM
Ok so after trying this for 3 days here are the results.......

Day 1: 206
Final weight....204

Yep 2lbs. Not worth the effort at all.

I followed this ridiculous "diet" to the letter with nothing to show for it but a 2lb loss. Hell, you can lose 2lbs after a good visit to the bathroom.

The only thing this "diet" really did for me was make me crave EVERYTHING! Things I normally don't eat I wanted in abundance.

So my little friends and freaks, in my amateur opinion I would say run away from this "diet". As far and as fast as you can. You want fast results? Get liposuction. Aside from that just put in the work.

I hope this helps.
  5747795
April 30, 2013 4:59 AM
its garbage.

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