Today you will learn just how the 3 day Military Diet works
You are reading this because you want to lose weight and you also want to lose it fast. The 3 Day Military Diet can help you do that.
The diet was design to be a quick and easy way to lose that weight. As diets go it’s pretty much instant gratification, just how many diets do you know of where you see the results in just 3 days.
But before you even consider going on this diet you want to know IS IT SAFE. There are many crash diets out their, that are harmful to your body. It’s not the best idea to be staving your body of nutrients.
So is the military diet a crash diet? NO
Yes you are cutting down on calories BUT your not staving your body of the nutrients it needs. Most authorities agree that the 3 day military diet is SAFE.
HOW DOES THE MILITARY DIET WORK
So just how does the military diet work? What makes the 3 day military diet work and what makes it stand out from all the other diets out there. Simply, it doesn’t just rely on one weight loss method. Instead it uses 4 different methods to achieve its results:
- Cutting of calories
- Intermittent fasting
- Boosts your metabolism/promotes fat burning
- Proper sources of nutrition it needs and craves
LETS LOOK AT THESE METHODS INDIVIDUALLY
The four methods below each contribute to weight loss but when you combine them into one diet you have something more. The whole is greater than the parts.
1. LOW CALORIE
Its a fact that if you burn more calories than you eat you will lose weight. On the Military Diet your calorie intake is approximately 1.000 – 1.400 calories a day. A woman on average burns 1.800 calories a day. So you can see that your burning between 400 and 800 calories more than your consuming. This is the way the Military Diet is designed.
You lose fat, simply because your burning calories.
2. INTERMITTENT FASTING
There are a number of diets that just use Intermittent Fasting(1) as their one and only method for losing weight. This fasting can range anywhere form 10-36 hours. Since the 1930s scientists have bean looking at ways to reduce calories by fasting. There have bean a number of scientific studies into fasting. These have mostly concluded that fasting can help you live a longer and healthier life.
The military diet is a form of Intermittent Fasting, your body is not doing without calories altogether. But it’s losing a significant amount of calories, just as if you were fasting.
3. BOOSTS YOUR METABOLISM/PROMOTES FAT BURNING
The military diet can increase your metabolic rate. The higher your metabolism is the more calories you burn and therefore the more fat you lose.
So how does this work?
This works by a mechanism called the “thermic effect of food”(TEF). As an example eating foods high in protein can increases your metabolic rate by 15–30%. Also protein is a kind of stimulant in that it can help you feel more fuller and for a longer period.
Foods high in protein in the diet include eggs, tuna and peanut butter.
Another stimulant in the diet and one that can also increase metabolic rate is coffee/tea. Coffee or more precisely the caffeine in it can boost your your metabolic rate by between 3–11%(2).
These boosts can significantly increase your metabolic rate and help you lose weight.
4. PROPER SOURCES OF NUTRITION IT NEEDS AND CRAVES
This last method is not scientifically proven its more philological. On many diets your body or maybe just your mind craves certain foods like “vanilla ice cream”. NOT being able to have this sweetness often leads to failing the diet. That’s where the unusual food combinations of the military diet comes into play.
Perhaps its the nutrients in these foods or just the affects it has on your mind, but whatever it is. The military diet helps deal with these carvings.