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Miss Yanyi’s Review of the Military Diet
The sensible cutie pie Miss Yanyi tried the Military Diet as a new year diet challenge. And she had a vacation to Cancun coming up, bikini time! As we’ve said before, the Military Diet gets great results for weight loss emergencies like tropical holidays or a wedding. Miss Yanyi didn’t feel deprived or starving the first day, but she was hungry and weak by the end. Miss Yanyi is used to working out four times a week and doesn’t recommend strenuous workouts if you’re feeling light headed on the Military diet, safety first! The sugar and carbs in the ice cream helped Miss Yanji keep the faith. Yanyi’s Military Diet results were a loss of only 2 pounds. However, we remind everyone that results may vary. Miss Yanyi didn’t have much body fat to begin with because she already eats well and works out more than most people. Yanyi’s sister joined her on the diet and lost 5 pounds. Retraining eating habits and controlling cravings were the big takeaways from the Military Diet by Miss Yanyi.
Transcript (in case you can’t watch the video…):
So basically the Military diet is a three day diet plan where you eat specific foods for your meals, three times a day and it helps you lose weight because the combination of the foods chemically break each other down to optimize weight loss and fat burn. For breakfast, lunch and dinner, there’s specific foods and specific measurements that you need to eat. Now the claim of this diet is that you can lose up to 10 pounds in 3 days. Obviously weight loss depends on the person, your metabolism, and how your diet was before you started the Military Diet. So there’s a lot of different factors that play into your weight loss results.
Alright so now that we know what it is and how it works, let me go through each day’s diet plan with you and then after that I’m gonna talk to you guys about my experience, how much weight I lost and also how I felt during the diet.
Let’s start with day one breakfast. For day one you can have one slice of toast. It could be whole grain or regular white toast, 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and half a grapefruit. And you can have one cup of black coffee or tea, whatever your preference. You can’t add any sugar or milk to it and it was pretty disgusting but a girl needs her coffee. For day one lunch, you can have one slice of toast, half a cup of tuna and one cup of black coffee or tea. Here I have one cup of tea because I got sick of that nasty bitter black coffee. Dinner for day one you get to have one cup of green beans, three ounces of any meat of your choice. I just grilled some chicken. And one small apple. The best part is that you can have ice cream, yes ice cream. So you can have one cup of vanilla ice cream with half a banana.
Now moving on to day 2 breakfast. You have one slice of toast, whole wheat or white whatever you like. One egg cooked however you like. Half a banana. And it doesn’t call for a cup of tea, but I really need my coffee because I was at work that day. So I just drank a cup of black coffee. For lunch you get to have five saltine crackers, exactly five, one hard-boiled egg and half a cup of cottage cheese. It was pretty disgusting. I don’t know how people eat it but I pretty much had to swallow it. For dinner day two you are actually supposed to have two hot dogs but I substituted that with a piece of tofu because I just didn’t want to have two hot dogs. I felt really unhealthy so I substituted it with something with similar calories and part of the substitution list that you’re allowed. You can also have one cup of broccoli, half a cup of carrots and the best part, half a cup of vanilla ice cream with half a banana.
Breakfast day three, you have five saltine crackers, one slice of cheddar cheese and a small apple. It didn’t call for a coffee but I was at work and I needed my coffee so I just had one cup of black coffee. It didn’t specify how much a slice of cheddar is so I just cut a half an inch slice that would be equivalent to one portion. Then for lunch you have one slice of toast. I decided to be a little naughty and eat white toast and one hard-boiled egg and then I chucked it down with some good old-fashioned water. On to dinner day three, which was the most miserable one. You have one cup of tuna and along with that you have one cup of vanilla ice cream and half a banana. I kind of ran out of vanilla ice cream because I was basically eating it every night, not that I’m complaining, but I just added a little bit of whatever other ice cream I had in my freezer at that moment. So what I did is I took screenshots of all the meals on my phone so that I could have it with me all the time and I could be able to reference that whenever I had a question.
Let me start off with letting you guys know how I felt throughout the diet. I didn’t feel deprived or hungry or starving. The portions are much smaller than what I’m used to eating and the foods are much different than I’m used to eating so naturally my mind was kind of craving the foods that I normally would eat. Obviously I felt a little deprived in that sense but I wasn’t hungry. Day one was the best day. I was happy. That food filled me up and I had no cravings whatsoever. I felt good but I kind of started getting a little hungry here and there and you can’t snack in between so you have to be very very strict. You have to eat specifically the foods that they’re telling you and you have to follow the meal plan exactly as it is to see the best results.
Day two for me was not too bad. As you can see throughout the meal plan, the foods get less and less as you go through the day. So throughout the day I felt a little hungry. Even though sometimes the portions were small, ice cream really put the icing on the cake for me. The ice cream totally satisfied my craving, made me just good to go for the night, so I think that’s one of the strategies of why you eat less throughout the day and then at night you get to have ice cream so you’re happy to go to sleep and don’t think about food.
Day three was the worst day of them all. I was dying. You eat so little and I really started to feel hungry and bleak on day three because the food was so much less. Day three was really really hard for me but once dinner came around I did so much better because I had the ice cream. Again, the sugar and the carbs in the ice cream really just boosted me up again.
How much weight did I lose? So when I started my diet, my sister also wanted to join me in the diet. We both got very very different results. I lost exactly two pounds. Honestly I am okay with only losing two pounds. I’m not like super upset about it. Two pounds is better than gaining two. But my little sister, she went on it with me and she lost five pounds. I was like girl what what the hell, you did exactly the same thing as I did but again I think it goes back to the fact that her diet was different before she started. All in all it really depends on you, your body and how your body reacts to this diet. I mean I’ve seen results. I’ve seen online people lose ten six, seven pounds so I didn’t lose as much weight as I thought I would lose but then again it could also be because before the Military Diet, I actually had a good diet.
I really don’t have a lot of fat on my body. I work out a lot. I work out at least four times a week so this diet is really designed to help you burn the fat. It could be a combination of things like maybe my metabolism didn’t react the same way to those foods as most people would. I’m just different that I only lost two pounds but I feel like I gained something more than just a weight loss because I feel like the diet helped me control my cravings better after I was off the diet and I didn’t feel an urge to snack as much as I would. This diet is really good to retrain your habits of eating and kind of teaching yourself to portion control.
One last thing I want to mention is that you can only do this diet for three days at a time. So you can do the three day Military Diet three days at a time and then the four days after that you just go back to a regular meal plan. You can also start a healthier meal plan after that. Obviously if you lost some weight, don’t gain it back, don’t go back to eating pizzas and burgers every day.
You can do this diet up to three times a month and you can lose probably up to 15 pounds in a month if you do it in those cycles where you alternate between the three day military diet and then the next four days you go back to a healthy eating meal plan. And the reason for that is you don’t want to do the three day military diet like six days in a row or nine days in a row because then your metabolism kind of shuts down and it gets used to these foods so you need to go back to eating differently or go back to eating regular foods for the next time so that your metabolism has a chance to reset itself.
So that the diet is more effective now, the most important thing is that you need to combine any diet plan with exercise and because the Military Diet plan is a low calorie diet, please make sure that you go easy on the exercise when you are in the day meal plan because you know obviously if you don’t have enough energy and you start working out vigorously, accidents happen. Just be cognizant of your body and how you feel before you push yourself too much.
I feel like the diet could work for a lot of people so you don’t really know what your results are going to be unless you try it. Again, this is not a bad diet because you’re not starving yourself, you’re not depriving yourself of essential foods and nutrients that your body needs. You’re still giving all of that to your body but it’s more in a very strict controlled diet.
I wish you guys luck if you do decide to try this diet. You can do it and remember weight loss is just a number. The most important part is how you feel about yourself, how you feel in your own skin and how your health is at the end of the day. So I think it starts with you and how you feel and confidence really builds into how much weight you lose or how you perceive your body image. I definitely encourage you guys to work on the inside before you work on the outside because you can’t really build a structure without its foundation.
Rob’s Review of the Military Diet
Entertaining and upbeat Rob isn’t really overweight but decided to give the Military Diet a try anyway. Before starting he asked his trainer about the diet. Rob’s trainer said he thought the Military Diet would get results because the food on the diet is filling but low in calories. Rob started at 157 pounds and lost 6 pounds. Rob was happy with the results of the Military diet beyond the weight loss – he said he learned a lot about his eating habits, particularly the habit of eating out of boredom. Rob also got a bit sick of eating tuna but once he discovered salt and pepper are okay to eat on the Military Diet, he was back in the game.
Kassia Parliament’s Review of the Military Diet
Kassia and her grandma did the Military Diet together. Kassia lost 7 pounds and her grandma lost 10 pounds. Both ladies said they were hungry on the Military Diet, but if you stick with it, you get real results!
Crystal Beauty’s Review of the Military Diet
Crystal Beauty lost 6 pounds in three days on the Military Diet. Crystal does not like tuna but learned to love Green tea by the time she finished. Crystal took on the Military Diet because of the famous Freshmen 15 – the common amount of weight gained during the first year at college. Another great reason to try the Military Diet. Crystal Beauty maintained her workout program on the Military Diet without hunger or weakness, a combination of cardio and weight training.
Jill’s Review of the Military Diet
Jill Does Vlogs talks about what to eat and substitute. She made a killer error on the Military Diet by substituting oranges for grapefruit. The only substitute for grapefruit is baking soda. Why? The body’s pH levels are either alkaline or acid. If the body has more of an acidic environment, fat flourishes. If the body is more alkaline, fat burns better. Grapefruit and baking soda contribute to an alkaline environment in the body.
All Jill’s food comes from Target which is pretty affordable and easy to find. However, Jill talks about reduced sugar and buys reduced fat peanut butter instead. You do need to watch your sugar on the Military Diet but you don’t need to skimp on the fat content of any of the foods. The fats on the diet are all healthy fats and actually help contribute to more fat burning, not less.
Jill is right about drinking lots of water. And she has great taste in vanilla ice cream: Hagen Daaz. It’s certainly a challenge to eat just one or half a cup of that stuff.
Ms Tweet’s Review of the Military Diet
Ms Tweet started out at 5’9 and 170 pounds. Not fat by any stretch but she just wanted to fit back into her skinny shorts. Ms Tweet lost 6 pounds on the Military Diet. She felt hungry a lot of the time and the Military Diet felt like more of a fast for her than a diet. She talks about needing to using sweetener in your coffee or tea as a requirement of the diet. This is no such requirement on the Military Diet. In fact we don’t recommend any sweeteners except Stevia.