3 Day Military Diet: 40 pounds??? Myth right??

So I just recently found out about this "3 Day Military Diet" and searched up as much as I could for some success stories. Almost every woman I saw talking about it said they didn't really reach the -10 pound mark, but lost about 4-8 pounds. Although when a friend of mine told me about her experience (she was well over 200 pounds and was only five feet tall) she said she had lost nearly 12 pounds. When I looked at the meal plan, I almost kind of found it hard to believe it was a diet. The ice cream threw me off, but I guess it was a considerable amount. Not too much, not too little. The portions seemed off to me too and on average, some of the calories barely added up to a thousand calories. My friend (the same one) said she had the worst side effects ever thag included headaches, vomitting, and dizziness and she also went back to her normal eating habits and gained double the weight back. A lot of ladies on YouTube pretty much said the same thing. Only a few said that they kept the weight off by doing the diet, and had four days off, but ate in moderation.

One woman said something that caught my attention though. She had onlg just got through with one cycle of the diet, but she was talking about ACTUALLY losing 40 pounds with four cycles of the diet (3 days on, four days off). So every week she had planned on doing this diet. From my research, I found that most of the weight that had been lost had been water weight and not actual fat, unless exercise was involved, but that could just be a pound. So I just really wanted to know, are there any actual success stories of losing all this weight from just four cycles of this diet? Even if the person just lost five pounds ever cycle, I still think 20 pounds might overdo weightloss for just one month since the diet itself doesn't look very safe for me at least.

So back to my main question, have there actually been success stories from this or is it more of a myth that people just thought would happen?


  • NegaAshley
    NegaAshley Posts: 35 Member
    It would be impossible to lose 40 lbs of body mass in 4 days. There would have to be a deficit of 140,000 calories to equate to that. One would have to not eat (which would equal around 8,000 calories burnt), then burn 33,000 calories a day. Even with very rigorous exercise constantly for that period, I would guess people could only burn 1,000 calories per hour.

    Absolutely no one could do this nor should even try to do this. Obviously eating anything would impede on this loss.

    Honestly, I think that the people that have done this have only lost water weight. Whenever I start restricting calories, I lose between 4-10 lbs in the first few days just in water weight. (Less lately, because I weigh less.)

    Instead of trying this fad diet, I recommend just counting your calories and eating reasonably over time. Gradual changes over time are much easier to accomplish.
  • beautifulwarrior18
    beautifulwarrior18 Posts: 913 Member
    Quit researching ****ty fad diets. If you paid me a bunch of money Id tellyou some myth worked too. There are no such thing as quick results. Once you're ready to accept that, you'll be ready to lose weight.
  • sleepyraccoon
    sleepyraccoon Posts: 8 Member
    thank you guys for your imput! honestly i wasn't really interested in trying it, just curious about this. it seemed really sketchy to me and i remember a year ago i stopped eating junk food and stopped drinking soda and i exersized for maybe five days a week and lost about fifteen pounds in six weeks. i've always kind of been able to lose weight pretty easily and have a faster metabolism than before, but i always fluctuated with weight. i've been at 170 since two years ago and heard about this diet. it was weird for me. i heard so many things about it, most of it bad.
  • janlee_001
    janlee_001 Posts: 334 Member
    Glad I found this thread. I was cosidering the diet, but I need to eat every 3 hours - slow and steady wins the race :smile: