This Military Diet boasts that you can Drop up to 10lbs in just 72 hours! Get the complete Military Diet plan here as well as substitutions and learn how to drop 10lbs on this easy 3 day diet

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  • 3 Day Military Diet- Drop 10lbs in 72 hours- But Does it Work?

    As you pass your 20's & 30's you'll find that dropping weight quickly is a thing of the past.... or is it? Check out the result's of the 3 Day Military Diet- touted to be the best diet for dropping 10 pounds of Fat in just 3 days time and see if it actually works...

    As a Mom of 2, wife of a self-employed blue collar working man I find that I have little time to myself to work out like I used too. It's rather frustrating, if I worked out just 3 days a week for an hour, I could maintain a nice 133-136 pounds. That would have been fantastic as I hit 40! Alas, that is not the case. I thought
    it would be great to give this 3 day military diet a try.

    If you or a loved one has ever been in the military you know that this is NOT how they eat! So where did the name come from? The military diet refers to the discipline it takes to stay on the regimen for three full days without cheating or quitting.

    Drop up to 10lbs in 72 hours with this Simple 3 Day Military Diet plan


    There are a few things to be aware of though:

    First and foremost, You CAN drink as MUCH water as you want during the 3 days, you're not losing water weight, the diet is not a diuretic aka water diet. The weight you lose should not be due to dehydration of any sort. With that said, NO you CANNOT Drink Soda, Pop, sweetened or flavored drinks of any kind. You CAN have Plain Herbal Teas (no honey, no lemon, no stevia or artificial sweeteners of any kind.

    You CAN Have Black Coffee or Tea (no more than 3 cups per day), no creamers, no milk, no non-dairy creamers, etc. The key to this diet working is to be chemically balanced to boost metabolism. Also, make sure if you're
    going to drink coffee that you drink the kind WITH caffeine. Decaffeinated coffee is actually pretty horrible for you, health wise.

    We realize that there are food items here that don't seem particularly healthy such as the hotdogs on day 2- we're aware of that. They're there for a reason, do not omit them.

    It is NOT recommended to substitute certain items, such as grapefruit, Some foods that are acidic to taste, such as lemon, lime and grapefruit, are rendered alkaline once digested, placing, far less burden on the digestive system as a whole.

    Military Diet Plan Day 1

    Breakfast
    1/2 Grapefruit
    1 Slice of Toast
    2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
    1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

    Lunch
    1/2 Cup of Tuna
    1 Slice of Toast
    1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

    Dinner
    3 ounces of any type of meat
    1 cup of green beans
    1/2 banana
    1 small apple
    1 cup of vanilla ice cream


    Military Diet Plan Day 2
    Breakfast

    1 egg- scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, etc (Cooked without any Fat)
    1 slice
    of toast
    1/2 banana

    Lunch
    1 cup of cottage cheese
    1 egg- scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, etc (Cooked without any Fat)
    5 saltine crackers

    Dinner
    2 hot dogs (without bun)
    1 cup of broccoli
    1/2 cup of carrots
    1/2 banana
    1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream


    Military Diet Plan Day 3
    Breakfast

    5 saltine crackers
    1 slice of cheddar cheese
    1 small apple

    Lunch
    1 egg scrambled, hard-boiled, poached, etc (Cooked without any Fat)
    1 slice of toast

    Dinner
    1 cup of tuna
    1/2 banana
    1 cup of vanilla ice cream


    Day 1 Journal Entry: Here's the thing, I like to eat. I like to try new foods, I like varying flavors; So, the thought of eating these very bland- minimal calorie meals has me scrunching up my eyebrows and hoping I can follow through! In addition to completing day 1, I've made a concerted effort to drink more water. In addition to my 2 cups of black coffee I also drank 72 ounces of water.

    Day 2 Journal Entry: Today wasn't too bad, except that I have not deviated from the original diet plan by a single item! By the time that dinner rolled around, I was feeling the hunger! I kept waiting for my other half to start the grill & cook the hotdogs- but I was ready to eat them raw at
    that point. After the main "meal" I happily munched the ice cream with half a banana. It really does seem to make a difference that you're allowed to eat "junk" with the dinner meal. It seems to shut up the little voice in the back of your head that says "eat, eat".

    As for exercise, I only managed to weed the garden beds and clean up around the yard outside. I didn't workout out all, but it wasn't because I didn't intend to, I just ran out of time. I'm a bit nervous about tomorrow, the meals are pretty meager. In addition to the 2 mugs of coffee I also drank 72 ounces of water and 2 mugs of herbal dragon tea. (Unsweetened, 1 calorie per mug).

    Day 3 Journal Entry: To weak to write, just kidding. I've never been a big fan of processed foods (especially hotdogs!), I want a bit fat salad, hahaha.

    Days 4,5,6,7 Journal Entry: The first 3 days of the diet are over, I stuck it out even though on the last day I was pretty hungry and ready to scarf down a big meal. With that in Mind, I lost a grand total of 9 pounds. That's enough to keep me focused on the next week.

    The next four days are "eat normal" days. For me that means mostly salads, lean meats and NO sugar, flour, white
    rice, white potatoes or corn. These items have a tendency to cause intense cravings for me personally.

    The point of the diet is that you're not starving yourself, you're simply triggering your body to burn calories effectively.

    Before substituting the ingredients ask yourself if you REALLY need to, keep in mind that you need to match caloric intake rather than quantity.

    Now, Onward to the 2nd time around, don't substitute more than 1 item per "meal" or you won't see any results.

    Substitution Ideas for Banana:
    2 kiwis
    1 c. papaya
    2 apricots
    plain unsweetened applesauce

    Substitution Ideas for the Bread: (Choose ONE)
    1/8 cup of sunflower seeds
    1/2 cup of whole grain cereal
    1/2 high protein bar
    1/4 cup of plain yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon of flax seeds
    1 tortilla
    two rice cakes


    Substitution Ideas for Broccoli:
    Cabbage
    Cauliflower
    Brussel Sprouts
    Asparagus

    Substitution Ideas for Carrots:
    Parsnip
    beets
    celery
    bell pepper

    Substitution Ideas for Cheddar Cheese: (1 slice of cheese= 1 oz)
    Egg
    Cottage Cheese
    Ham

    Substitution for Cottage Cheese
    Egg
    Plain Greek yogurt
    Cheddar cheese
    Ricotta cheese

    Substitution Ideas for Eggs:
    1 c. Milk
    1 chicken Wing
    1/4 c. seeds (or nuts)
    2
    slices bacon

    Substitution Ideas for Green Beans:
    any type of leafy green vegetable, such as lettuce, kale or spinach

    Substitution Ideas for Hot Dogs: (Match Calories 250-300 Cal max)
    Soy Dogs
    Turkey Dogs
    Tofu Dogs
    Bratwurst
    Bologna

    Vegetarians can use beans, lentils, portobella mushrooms

    Substitution Ideas for Tuna:
    Lightly grilled sushi grade tuna (either 1/2 or 1 cup, depending on the day of the diet), the same size as 1/2 or 1 cup cottage cheese
    boneless skinless chicken breast
    plain tofu
    almonds or peanuts.
    Tilapia
    Halibut

    Substitution Ideas for Lean Meat:
    lentils
    beans
    tofu
    portobella mushrooms

    Substitution Ideas for the Peanut Butter:;
    almond butter
    hummus
    pumpkin butter
    soy butter
    sunflower seed butter
    Two tablespoons of plain sunflower seeds

    Substitution Ideas for Saltines: saltine crackers have 13 calories each- using other crackers must not contain sugar and must be equal in calories
    Rice Cakes

    Substitution Ideas for Vanilla Ice Cream:

    1 c. fruit yogurt
    1 c. apple juice

    Non-Dairy Option: Strawberry, Vanilla or Banana Almond Milk (NOT CHOCOLATE!!)

    Acceptable Seasonings:

    Black Pepper, Lemon pepper, Tiny amount of Salt. If you can see it glistening on your food, you use too much.


    Calories for Day One: approx 1400

    1/2 Grapefruit: 45 calories
    1 Slice of Toast: 120 calories
    2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter: 200 calories
    1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine): 5 calories
    1/2 Cup of Tuna: 150 calories
    1 Slice of Toast: 120 calories
    1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine): 5 calories
    3 ounces of any type of meat: 300 calories
    1 cup of green beans: 35 calories
    1/2 banana: 50 calories
    1 small apple: 75 calories
    1 cup of vanilla ice cream: 300 calories

    Calories for Day Two: approx 1200
    
1 egg 75

    1 slice of toast: 120 calories
    
1/2 banana: 50 calories
    
1 cup of cottage cheese: 230
 calories
    1 hard boiled egg: 75 calories
    
5 saltine crackers: 70 calories
    
2 hot dogs (without bun): 350 calories
    
1 cup of broccoli: 35 calories
    1/2 cup of carrots: 25
 calories
    1/2 banana: 50
 calories
    1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream: 150 calories

    Calories for Day Three: approx 1100
    
5 saltine crackers: 65 calories
    1 slice (1 ounce) of cheddar cheese: 120 calories
    1 small apple: 75 calories
    
1 hard boiled egg (or cooked however you like): 75 calories
    
1 slice of toast: 120 calories
    
1 cup of tuna: 300 calories
    
1/2 banana: 50
 calories
    1 cup of vanilla ice cream: 300 calories


    Once you've Jump-started your weight loss & powered through your 3-day diet, here's an actual Fitness plan that you can follow. The creator of the site lost 100 pounds on it and you can too.

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    Comments 302 Comments
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I cannot have grapefruit as I take a statin. Is there a trade off?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      can we put anything in the tuna? Mayo has a lot of fat and calories, but tuna is just gross without something to add moisture and flavor. Any suggestions?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I did this diet many years ago with my sister. It did work, but it took 20 years before I said, "Hmmm, maybe I could try it again"
      Lol
    1. 01ArcticGypsy's Avatar
      01ArcticGypsy -
      Put the ice cream in the coffee.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      What can I substitute for cottage cheese?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      What if you don't drink coffee?? What can you substitute?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I have a difficult client that I'm sending this to.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I don't drink anthing with caffeine. .what can I substitute for the coffee n tea???
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Im going to try this, be back in 1 week to let yall know how i feel and what the results are!!!!😊
    1. ast95's Avatar
      ast95 -
      Please check your facts about decaffeinated coffee. It is still good for you and has basically the same health benefits.
    1. Uregistered's Avatar
      Uregistered -
      The foods look very healthy and calories reasonable. Still, I can't imagine losing 10 lbs in 72 hrs on this plan. I have lost 60 lbs in 14 months on a 1200 cal per day diet supplemented with cardio exercise.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      can we put anything in the tuna? Mayo has a lot of fat and calories, but tuna is just gross without something to add moisture and flavor. Any suggestions?
      Malt vinegar and ground black pepper?
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      can we put anything in the tuna? Mayo has a lot of fat and calories, but tuna is just gross without something to add moisture and flavor. Any suggestions?
      I like to chop red onions and put a little mustard in with mine
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I'm gonna give this a go, what's the worst that could happen....?! 😱😂 will post the results ⭐️
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      I did this diet many years ago with my sister. It did work, but it took 20 years before I said, "Hmmm, maybe I could try it again"
      Lol
      tiny sprinkle of curry powder will change taste.
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      What can I substitute for cottage cheese?

      It says you can substitute cheddar cheese for cottage cheese so I'm just gonna reverse it and substitute the cottage cheese for cheddar cheese
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      I am allergic to tree fruit so i can't have Apple or grapefruit.... what can i substitute
    1. Lizzi_h's Avatar
      Lizzi_h -
      Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
      can we put anything in the tuna? Mayo has a lot of fat and calories, but tuna is just gross without something to add moisture and flavor. Any suggestions?
      I like to either use mustard or salsa or OPA Greek Yogurt Salad Dressing (it's really low cal). But I do not know if it'll throw this diet off if you use any of these.
    1. unregistered's Avatar
      unregistered -
      Ginger tea, lemon tea, any HERBAL tea will not have caffeine, because technically they are not tea, they are herbal infusions
    1. Unregistered's Avatar
      Unregistered -
      What can I substitute for the tuna? Yuck!
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