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The Military Diet Is A Fraud, These Are The Reasons Why!

If You Are Searching For The Military Diet, You Are Probably Looking For A Quick Fix…

The Military Diet is a pretty solid diet for someone trying to lose weight. The point here is, that unless you are 400 pounds heavy, you will not lose that much weight in 3 days. The military diet does nothing but reduce calories, by telling you to eat random low calorie foods. We will get into that in a second, but please keep in mind, that this is a good diet for you to lose weight. But like we said, unless you are huge, you won’t lose 10 pounds of pure fat after these 3 days.

To get started, watch the video blow that explains in detail what you need to eat during these 3 days. It’s a very simple breakdown, and should be pretty easy to follow.

Breaking Down The Military Diet In Detail!

Day 1:

  • Breakfast: Black coffee, 1/2 plain grapefruit (or another fruit as a substitution), 1 slice of toast with 2 tablespoons of nut butter.
  • Lunch: Water or more coffee, 1/2 can of tuna fish packed in water (or another protein substitution), 1 slice of plain toast.
  • Dinner: 3 ounces of any meat or fish, 1 cup of veggies like green beans, 1 small apple, 1/2 banana, 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.
  • NO snacks are included in the military diet between meals, no other beverages and no condiments.

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If you take a look at what they are suggesting for dinner, that is absolutely something you can also eat for breakfast and lunch. To make things more interesting, you would be further along your way to lose 10 pounds in 3 days if you skipped the fruit. This is nothing but a misleading diet, and nothing more. What anyone should do to lose weight that fast, is pretty much close to starve. You can definitely lose that amount of weight, but it will not be fat, unless you are once again, insanely huge and fat. You would have to drop some serious water to come close to this goal.

Now Lets Look At The Next 3 Days Of This Wonderful Military Diet

Day 2:

  • Breakfast: 1 egg (no added oil or butter), 1/2 banana or another equivalent fruit, 1 slice plain toast.
  • Lunch: 1 cup cottage cheese (or substitution with equivalent calories), 5 saltines, 1 hard-boiled egg.
  • Dinner: 2 hot dogs without buns (or protein substitution with same number of calories), 1 cup broccoli or another veggie, 1/2 cup carrots, 1/2 banana, 1 cup vanilla ice cream.

Day 3 (usually the most restrictive in terms of calories):

  • Breakfast: 1 slice of cheddar cheese, 5 saltines, 1 small apple.
  • Lunch: 1 egg and 1 piece of plain toast.
  • Dinner: 1 cup of tuna packed in water, 1/2 banana, 1 cup vanilla ice cream.

“Each week the following four days are “days off,” in which you can return to your normal diet before starting the cycle all over again.”

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If you take a look at the sentence highlighted in bold above this funny meme. It tells you that you can go back to doing whatever you were doing before for the following 4 days, and then start the cycle all over again. Are you kidding me? Where is the real advice for people who actually do not have much education on weight loss, and really do want to make a change in their life? Why would someone, whoever created this diet (I’m sure it wasn’t Diamond Ott) tell the public to eat whatever they want for more than half of the week?

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Other Examples Of Diets That Have Failed…

Before we list some of these diets, please know that diets don’t fail, you do. If you are not educated enough to know that losing 10 pounds of fat in 3 days is impossible unless you starve, that is your problem. There have been many money making diets out there for a very long time, and many people have gotten very rich. Just like with everything else in life, people do not want to put in the work to get the results that they need in order to reach their goal. If you were one of these people who were suckered into purchasing one of these diet plans, here are some warning signs for next time. If the answer is yes, run for the hills.

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 In order to determine if a diet is a fad diet, ask yourself these questions:

  • Does the diet promise quick weight loss?
  • Does the diet sound too good to be true?
  • Does the diet help sell a company’s product?
  • Does the diet lack valid scientific research to support its claims?
  • Does the diet give lists of “good” and “bad” foods?

Now that you know what to look out for, we want to show you some insanely crazy worst diets that every existed.

Worst Diets Of ALL TIME!

The Tapeworm Diet

If you’re one of those women with a big event coming up and are praying for a spot of slimming Norovirus to help you on your way (hot tip: try the oysters at the Lord Stanley), you could do a lot worse than a tapeworm. How exactly you’re supposed to go about ‘catching’ a tapeworm doesn’t really bear thinking about (although according to our research on the internet it invariably involves giving a Mexican $1,500 – a bit dear considering pig shit costs nothing), but once you’ve got the bugger in it can apparently lead to a weightloss of 1-2 lbs per week. Side effects may or may not include the tapeworm bursting out of your stomach while you lie on a spaceship breakfast table after an artificially induced deep sleep.

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Oh, don’t go anywhere, it gets better!

The Air Diet

Perhaps tiring of their daily leek juice, a couple of years ago French Grazia featured the Air Diet, an eating plan which involves.not-eating. Basically, you hold your food up to your mouth but instead of consuming it, you just pretend (to yourself and others) to be. It’s a regime that sounds even less satisfying than the well-publicised Mastication Diet, involving involves chewing food before spitting it out. Whether or not the magazine were engaging in self-referential post-modern irony by covering this remains something of an unanswered question, but considering that the same article featured a recipe for “water soup” which apparently helps you “lose four dress sizes before the summer”, we can only conclude the answer to be no.

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The list keeps getting longer and longer with these diets. What do all of them have in common? They are all trying to get money. If they are not directly selling the diet, they are trying to be the first that has come up with something, that people will believe and share with others. If whatever you make, a new diet included, leads back to you as that source, there is an opportunity to make money. Always keep that in mind. Now, lets look at some dangerous diets!



Horace Fletcher was nicknamed the “The Great Masticator” because he developed a way of eating that he called “Fletcherism” (also known as Fletcherizing) – prolonged chewing until your food becomes liquid, sometimes up to 100 times. He claimed that this slower way of eating led to reduced food intake.

Danger: You will be an absolute loser with no life. Your whole life will be spent chewing. Why not use a blender? Umm yeah…

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Apple Cider Vinegar Diet

Apple Cider Vinegar is claimed to increase metabolism and reduce appetite. Followers are required to take one to three teaspoons before each meal or snack.

Danger: Apple cider vinegar is highly acidic and may irritate your throat when taken repeatedly. So very similar to dropping acid or drinking clorox. Do you really want that brownie that bad, that you have to drink acid in order to make up for your fat gains?

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Check Out This CNN Study!

The most-cited study to prove a connection to weight loss was done in 2009 with 175 “obese” Japanese subjects, ages 25 to 60, who were split into three groups. Considered “obese” by Japanese standards, each subject’s BMI was between 25 and 30; in the United States, people aren’t considered obese until their BMI exceeds 30. Anyone who had high cholesterol or diabetes or was using medications was excluded.
Over a 12-week period, the groups consumed a beverage that contained either one tablespoon of vinegar, two tablespoons of vinegar or no vinegar at all. At the end of the three months, those who consumed any amount of vinegar had a lower body weight, a smaller body mass index, less visceral fat, a smaller waist measurement and lower triglyceride levels than the placebo group that drank no vinegar.
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That sounds fantastic until you look closely at the amount of weight that was lost. “Only 2 to 4 pounds in three months over a placebo,” Drayer explained. “That’s only a third of a pound a week. Most diets have a much bigger result. So you would you definitely have to do many other things to accomplish any significant weight loss.”




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