Losing weight is a struggle that most of us feel when it comes to getting healthy and fit. Most of us do not want to do it the hard way, by exercising, going to the gym, eating right and nutritious food and leaving an overall healthy life.
What we need is a quick fix when it comes to everything, even a thing like getting in shape and for that we are ready to try any kind of diet, even when it comes to living on just water, we will do that. There is a craze for a new type of diet that makes you slim in just 3 days.
Developed with the help of the military, it is aptly named ‘The Military diet’ and here is the whole story about it.
1. What is the military diet?
The military diet is a low calorie, extremely restrictive and highly scheduled diet. It is not for the weak hearted who think eating a chocolate bar will do no harm in the diet. The diet requires you to follow the diet for three days and then eat less compulsorily for the next 4 days.
This certainly helps when you have to get ready for an event in which you want to look well and don’t have much time on hands. The diet is based on metabolism boosting science and has followers who reported losing 10 pounds in more than a week.
2. The precautions
Like with everything, there are some precautions to be followed when you decide to try this diet. Here are the do’s and the don’ts of The Military Diet:
Follow the plan exactly as mentioned. Do not attempt to tweak or modify as you like. All you need to do is to follow the diet as per the plan and achieve the desired results.
The diet is tough, so be prepared to endure some hunger. You just have to feel hungry for just 3 days and you can find enough motivation to do so. Have friends and family to help you bravely face these three days like a champ.
Don’t snack. It is not allowed to snack in the military diet as it follows a very strict plan based on the body’s metabolism.
Add 100 calories extra day, if you are a male, as males need more calories than women.
3. Science behind the diet
If you are eager to know why the diet is so popular, here are some reasons to convince you to try it. The diet is very low in calories, which reduces the amount of fat the body ingests and stores. The military diet makes the body use up all the stored fat that accumulates when you eat and don’t exercise.
It is variation of intermittent fasting. Fasting is popular and effective way of cleansing your body and also losing weight. It involves not eating for number of days, followed by a strict diet for remaining days of the week.
The diet maximizes your metabolism. The amount of calories you have to burn in a day is known as metabolic rate and higher the metabolic rate, less amount of fat that you accumulate.