I survived! I’m a proud graduate of The 3-Day Military Diet. So how much did I lose in total? Would I do it again? I’ll recap at the bottom of this post but first let’s look at my final deats on my eats.
The third day is by far the lowest calorie day on The Military Diet. As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been tracking my Weight Watchers points along with this diet just to see how far under points I came in for the day. The first day, I was 8 under. The second day I was right on track but that includes my extra margarita. Yesterday, I was a full 15 points under my target.
Just an FYI, because I had to work on Day 3, I redistributed the foods in a different way throughout the day. I stuck to everything on the list but I had them in different combinations.
For breakfast I drank my standard 2 cups of coffee with a splash of cream. I also fried an egg and had a slice of toast.
Lunch was 1/2 cup of chicken, 5 saltines, and an apple.
I added a snack after school of half a cucumber.
Dinner was a hard-boiled egg and a 1/2 cup of chicken.
Dessert was a cup of vanilla ice cream and half a banana.
I actually was not that hungry today which is hard to believe because the menu is fairly sparse.
Day 3 Weight Loss: Gained 1 lb. I got so many readings on my scale this morning but I’m going to stick with this one.
Total Weight Loss for 3 Days: 3 lbs.
Overall Thoughts and Recap: Obviously I expected to lose much more than 3 lbs. in 3 days so I was a little disappointed with my overall experience. Waking up to a one pound gain after barely eating the day before is also mind-boggling.
I have to remind you that I did make a few tweaks to the diet here and there to make it a tad more liveable. I may have had more success had I not included a couple things here and there (all of which I noted in my daily reports).
On the plus side, I am in a much better place with my eating, my hunger levels have decreased significantly, I’m more focused, I feel better, I lost my Spring Break weight, and I am excited to be able to choose my own foods and count points as I continue my Weight Watchers journey.
I feel that I did get a lot out of this diet even if the scale did not reflect that. Would I do it again? Hmmm. That’s a tough call to make. I certainly will not follow this diet weekly or even monthly but I would certainly use it as a tool to get back on track.
Question of the day: Have you ever followed a fad diet? What were your results?