Tuesday, April 9, 2013

3 Day Military Diet

While on Pinterest I came across "How to Lose Up To 10 Pounds In 3 Days on The 3-Day Diet!" so I checked it out. It seemed easy enough. I mean seriously, who doesn't want to lose up to 10 pounds in 3 short days?? Anyway, the link I got the info from had SO much on it, so I wanted to post the main details on my page for easier access.
My first week on the diet I lost 5 pounds! This was a big deal to me. I was 140 with a goal in mind of 128 (my pre pregnancy weight). I will admit, I cheated a little here and there. I'm used to snacking on whatever I give my 2 year old! So to not be able to pop a piece of cereal in my mouth or a tater tot was tough! After 4 days off the diet, I kept it all off and felt the skinniest I'd felt in a LONG time. For once I could actually feel my abs without poking through an inch or more of flubber. Week 2 on the diet I lost 1 pound. I wasn't upset... because I gave up on day 3 and ate a normal dinner. What?? My hubby had cooked dinner forgetting about my diet. I didn't want to hurt his feelings!
So, was my 1 pound weight loss the fact that I ate a normal dinner the 3rd night, the fact that I substituted some of the food and cheated a little or because I have nothing left to lose? I'm not sure. I'll have to try another round WITHOUT cheating to find out. But regardless if I follow the diet to a T, I still feel 100% less bloated. I guess I didn't realize how easily I bloat on a daily basis.
And a big shout out to my mommy who was VERY skeptical but tried it out anyway. She lost 6 lbs the first 3 days and even lost 2 more lbs on her 4 days off! She's on round 2 of the diet this week :) Plus I told a friend of mine and she dropped 7 lbs in 3 weeks! Only 3 more to go to get to her pre pregnancy weight :)

Without further adieu...

The Actual Diet Plan

3 Day Diet

DAY 1:
Breakfast--1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea (I do not drink coffee or tea, so instead I had 1/2 a chocolate protein drink)
Lunch--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it's caffeinated. Again I had 1/2 a protein drink instead)
Dinner--3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream. Try warming the apple and/or banana and eat them over the ice cream. Delicious!

DAY 2:
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 All Beef Hot Dogs (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

DAY 3:
Breakfast--5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner--1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

This diet works on chemical breakdown and is proven. Do not vary or substitute any of the above foods. This is for a reason. It's not so that you eat yucky food or to make it sound like a diet. The foods on the menu work together and provide the proper chemical reactions in the body that will boost metabolism, provide energy, help with sugar swings and jump start the fat burning process. Salt and pepper may be used, but do not use any other seasoning. The diet is to be used for three days at a time. In three days you should lose up to 10 pounds. After three days of dieting, you can eat your normal foods, but do not over do it. After four days of normal eating, you may start back on the 3 day diet again. You can lose up to 40 pounds in a month if this diet is followed precisely.
This is a safe diet and can be used by many different individuals and body types. Exercise is recommended.
REMEMBER: Do not eat/snack between any of the meals!
NOTE: Coffee or tea for the first two meals of Day 1 only. Water only from then on. Water intake is always unlimited anytime. I did add Crystal Light to a lot of my water.


Food Choices Explained

Toast = 1 slice of whole wheat bread. Toasted or  not toasted.
Peanut Butter = Can be home pressed or bought by the jar for convenience.
Coffee or Tea = Plain, black coffee or tea that is caffeinated. Nothing added.
Tuna = Fresh or Canned tuna fish.
Any type meat = May be fresh, or canned meat. Includes but not limited to: Seafood, beef, pork, or poultry.
Vanilla ice cream = Plain, straight, and regular vanilla ice cream. Nothing added.
Egg: Where it's not specified, the egg can be cooked in any manner that you prefer.
Saltine crackers = Plain soda crackers. If not available, just use plain crackers.
Hot Dogs: Beef franks, turkey franks, etc. Franks with only one type of meat. The cheap, mixed meat with unhealthy fillers, are not recommended.
Slice of Cheddar = About two ounces of cheddar cheese.

  • Splenda
  • Small amounts of mustard
  • Small amounts of relish
  • Lemon pepper
  • Sugar free gum and mints

Don't drink coffee or tea? Here's some substitutions, although the diet is not proven to work the same.

Coffee or Tea =
  • Sugar free hot chocolate (the kind mixed with hot water)
  • This one is not on the actual diet but it worked for me. Either a cup of instant breakfast or a Chocolate protein drink with LOW sugar. I drank Premier Protein.


  • Drink "at least" half of your body weight in "ounces" of water 7 days per week.


  1. I just finished the first 3 day cycle and I lost 5 lbs. After the next four days I will repeat the 3 day cycle. I want to lose just under 12 lbs. to get me back to my goal of 140 lbs. I used to be 135, but with age, I don't know if that is possible. Will post results after next 3 day cycle.

  2. Thank you for taking some time to write this post. There once was a diet that stated to continuously chew your food into oblivion without swallowing while you absorbed the nutrients through your mouth. Then you just spit the food out. See more http://3daysmilitarydiet.com/blog/3-day-army-diet.html

  3. Why do you have to wait 4 days after your 3 days to start?