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Looking for a simple diet and losing a few pounds?

But are these diets healthy? Will the weight disappear?

What is a military diet?

The military diet is a common three-day diet variant. If you want to lose weight quickly, you can eat a “fill in the blank” food crash plan. These diets usually claim that if you write in accordance with their blueprint, you can lose about 10 pounds in three days to a week. The meal plan is usually very basic and calorie limited, because let's face it, this is how you lose weight.

But are these diets healthy?

“With this low-calorie, low-carb diet, most of you lose moisture and potential muscle,” registered nutritionist Elaine Magee said. “Tell me what I would eat if I had diabetes.” “With the human body As the amount of glycogen stored decreases, the weight of the water drops rapidly, and this happens when you limit carbohydrates and calories. When you start eating again, your weight will recover.'

Is it possible that <!--td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->substitutes for the military diet are different for each soldier? This is the prescription breakdown of the first to third days of the military diet, calculated by the US Department of Agriculture's calorie calculation tool Supertracker.

Meal plan:


Breakfast: is a cup of caffeinated coffee or tea, a toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter and half a grapefruit. This is 308 calories.


Lunch: is another cup of coffee or tea, a piece of crispy toast (the best of the whole wheat, they say correctly) and a half cup of tuna. The meal was small, only 139 calories.


Dinner : is 3 ounces of any meat (about the size of a playing card), a cup of green beans, half a banana and a small apple (not a big apple, even if the calorie difference is negligible), but wait: you get a whole cup of vanilla ice cream! If you choose steak instead of lean chicken breast as the main dish, this meal is equivalent to 619 calories.

But even for steaks and a full-fat ice cream, the heat of the day was only 1,066 calories. Snacks are not allowed.

“If you get used to 2,000 to 2,500 calories a day, this drastic drop will be difficult,” says registered dietitian Lisa Drayer, who wrote an article about nutrition for CNN. 'You will feel tired and irritable, not focused

How fair is this fare?

“I never recommend hot dogs or any processed meat,” Drayer said. “Because they are related to the risk of cancer.”

Ice cream doesn’t make good use of meager calories,” she adds. “You can eat 3 cups of salad, eat only 100 calories, or other nutritious foods that will satisfy and hold back hunger.”

The third day is the strictest, only 762 calories.

Breakfast is a piece of cheddar cheese with five salt and a small apple. This is 232 calories.

The lunch was severe: a piece of dry bread and an egg. Even if you fry eggs in oil again, this is a total of 170 calories.

Dinner is 460 calories, one and a half bananas, a whole cup of tuna and another cup of ice cream. Maybe they think that until now, you are very hungry and you will be willing to eat these foods together.

The website promoting military diet says that eating certain food combinations will boost your metabolism.

Losing weight can be related to the time you eat, not just what

“There is no reason to believe that the food combination of the previous few days will increase your metabolism and burn fat,” Magee said.

'I don't know the research behind these claims,' ​​Drayer agreed.