The 3 Day Military Diet Menu: How To Lose 10 Pounds In A Week

The 3 days military diet menu plan will help you to lose 10 pounds in a week. How does losing 10 pounds in 3 days or shedding 30 pounds in just 1 calendar month sound to your hear…great right?

The is the #1 reason many dieters are falling in love with the military diet plan

It offers you the opportunity of losing weight very quickly – in just 3 days!

Is this just another weight loss scam? or does the military diet really work as claim?

Without mincing word, the customers reviews have made the military diet one of the most popular diet pills aroung today getting as much review as the —— and —– diet. 

Truthfully, who wouldnt love the idea to lose 10 pounds in 7 days?, i believe we all do.

Despite the claim, doesnt losing that much weight so fast sound irrisistable to you?

But the question in the lips of many diet watchers is, is the military diet safe to use?

To get an answer as yo the safe use of this diet plan, i made some deep research so others can get better informed about the use of military diet.

What is the military diet?

lose-weight-fast-dietThere are different forms of the military diet plan floating all around the internet, that are passed from one person to another

This diet plan also is refered to by many names including:

  • Fax diet
  • Army diet
  • Navy diet
  • Cleveland Clinic Diet
  • AHA Diet
  • The Military diet
  • 3 day Military diet

They declare the authencity to lose 10 pounds in 1 week. 

How does the diet plan work?

The diet plan is a 3 day low calorie meal followed by another 4 day meal restriction plan

Now before we delve into what the military diet plan is, its proper to get to know how the diet plan got invented.

 How did the 3 day diet plan come about?

The fact is that the diet plan cannot be traced to anyone or to a particular origin. to some the diet plan goes way back to the 80's where the fax machine was used to send the plan to each other, (i believe that where the name Fax Diet came about)

Then offices were overwhelmed with fax messages about a new "magical diet" that can help anyone interested in shedding weight to lose 10 pounds in just 3 days.

To others, its a diet that has been widely used by some military personnel in need of a quick fix to their weight gain problem before actually attending their bi-annual fitness check up to test their fitness stamina.

Failing this physical assessment test 4 times in a 4 year period can results to a premature discharge from the military. This to some was the reason the military diet plan was invented as a quick weight loss trick to drop some extra pounds before going for the assessment test.

But this diet plan is by no means the recommended, endorsed or set as the official diet standard in the military. its just one of the weight loss tricks… nothing more, says a reporter for a diet magazine in the UK

Many others still have the believe that the 3 day military diet plan was as a result of medical discovey by one medical labs somewhere someplace. However no medical institution has came forward to claim responsibility or to recommend such diet plan

Whats more interesting is that the 3 day diet plan is named after some reknowned medical labs in town such as the Cleverland Clinic, Mayo Clinic, American Heart Foundation, British Heart Foundation, suprisingly none of these medical institutions has associated itself to this 3 day diet program.

infact what these institution did was to come out and deny any claim of involvement either in research or the authencity of the claims of the origin of the diet.

So The Question Is Does This 3 Day Diet Work?

 3 days military dietif for any reason these medical labs didnt want to associate itself with this diet, what could be the reason?

Probably you might be thinking then that this diet does not work or must probably be unsafe for users

Well, for some reasons best known to them they might be keeping a safe distance so as not to be blamed for any mishaps when used… or what else could be adduced for their distance?

The most common form of this 3 days military diet program floating around the internet especially the social media involves eating a large quantity of tuna and various of different vegetables and fruits during the day and ice cream at night for 3 days.

Looking critically at the diet plan it looks exactly like the 3 day diet program sold on Although it is still very unclear if they are the developer of the diet as there is no official claim of responsibility.

One of the diet program involves taking water for the first day  and some fruits, vegetables, and fruit juice on the second day.

while the third day meal is just the vegetable and vegetable juice

If you are thinking of adding a little snack to balance off… well, there is no snacking of any kind not even the healthy snacks, all kinds of snack is tagged "prohibited"

Below is a list of the 3 day diet plan (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) circulating around the social media

The 3 Days Military Diet Menu
  Breakfast Lunch Dinner

Day #1


  • Black tea or coffee (1 cup)
  • 1/2 grapefruit
  • 1 slice of toast & 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup of tuna
  • 1 slice of toast
  • 1 cup of coffee or tea
  • 3 oz. of any meat
  • 1 cup of green beans
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 cup of vanilla ice-cream
Day #2
  • 1 egg
  • 1 slice of toast
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of cottage cheese
  • 1 hard boiled egg
  • 5 saltine crackers
  • 2 hot dogs (no buns)
  • 1 cup broccoli
  • 1/2 cup carrots
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
Day #3
  • 5 saltine crackers
  • 1 slice cheddar cheese
  • 1 small apple
  • 1 egg (cooked your way)
  • 1 slice of toast
  • 1 cup of tuna
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 cup of vanilla ice cream


According to this Diet menu plan your meal concentration will be healthy lean proteins like tuna and eggs mixed with healthy carbs such as fresh fruits like babanas and grapefruits and a whole grain toast.

But there is more…

This military diet also include some unhealthy diets like eating hot dogs for dinner and vanilla ice fream for dessert.

wouldnt you agree with me that this is very uncommon diet foods that promises to help you lose weight fast… i mean in 3 days!

Let’s a look at the meal planing behind the Three Day Diet to get a better understand of the foods that are included. 

Here’s a simple meal plan of the 3 day diet:

Take a look!


Day1 of the 3 day diet

That was day 1 of the 3 day diet. Now let see what's in day 2.

Day 2 of the 3 day Military diet


Day 3 - 3 Day diet menu

Although there are other version of the militarydiet that allows for even more alternatives

Some substituted the orange to a grapefruit, the tuna was replaced with the cottage cheese and many other veg substitution.

Whichever version you chose to follow, the fact is they all promise the same claim of fast weight loss
You can supposedly resume your normal diets after the three day program,
many sites offers eating tips but none really offers a comprehensive guide as to how to eat on their off days after which they can resume their military diet cycle over again

 The 3Day Military Diet v.s. Healthy Weight Loss 

Now lets make a comparison of the 3day military diet with the standard and recommended weight loss plan

As its well known, a healthy weight loss diet is achieved at a moderate pace by eating balanced and healthy foods complemented by a regular exercises. 

According to the Center of Disease Prevention, losing just 1 or 2 pounds a week is considered to be a norm and the right way

Themilitarydiet by far exceed the healthy weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week by losing 10 pounds in mere 3 day period 

That is equivalent to losing 4-5 kg in 3 days, if measured by dieters outside the US

the equation looks like this

Healthy weight loss 
cutting from 500 – 1,000/day = lose 1-2 pounds/week

which can be translated to: 
10 pounds in 3 days = reducing calorie intake by more than 5,000/day

The above equation looks so impossible except you are able to consume over 6,000 to 7,000 calories a day! (ie eating like 2 extra large pizza pie) on a regular basis

Losing water weight v.s. losing body fat

Do you know that the extreme 10 pounds loss in 3 days might likely come from loss of water weight?water weight

Scientists say as a requirement to lose 1 – 2 pounds of body weight a week there must be a reduction of calories of about 500 – 1,000 a day

Going on low carb diets triggers the loss of glycogen and the water stored in it, considering 2 cups of water weigh 1 pound, therefore losing fluids fast can results in weighing much less on if put on the scale, says Collin Powell  MPH, RD on CBC late night show "Calorie Family"

With that said, i digged around for more information and here's what i found (see below) you will be shocked!

First let’s see what the 3 Day military diet menu is all about.

Will the diet help you lose weight?

the 3 day military diet menuIt can, but not in an best way. 

As explained earlier there are no scientific evidence to show that the three day diet is effective. Also the calories that adults are advice to take on a daily basis is far more than the 500 – 1,000 consumed on this diet.

According to WebMD calorie reduction in the case of army diet may lead to weight loss but also can result to loss of muscle mass and slower metabolism. also it can cause a higher body fat which invariable leads to type 2 diabetes

Although this type of diet plan is not meant to last for long but initial weight loss might be experienced 
The only diet known to offer real permanent solution is the one you can stick to for a long time.

 According to Eric Rimm, associate professor in the departments of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health, many popular diets result in a modest weight loss, reduced cholesterol, and improved insulin sensitivity with moderate compliance over several months. 

In other words, if you can’t see yourself following the diet for the rest of your life, it’s not for you.

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