I saw the words military diet on @ampollo's poll for the first #TFNChallenge and was curious about it. I googled it and it sounded great: you could lose up to ten pounds in 3 days just by eating this reset-your-metabolism diet supposedly because of the combination of foods. I did the research, I saw bunch of the videos on youtube with people claiming it does magic so I tried it. Now real talk ahead:
1️⃣ The truth is I haven't weight myself yet but I will update the weight and measurements on this post by the end of the week since the website said up to ten pounds in a week instead of 3 days like the youtube videos.
2️⃣ First thing about this diet: is SUPER LOW CALORIE. It says the first day has 1400 cal but I tracked everything in myfitnesspal and I didn't even hit 1000 calories the first day. This can't be good for you or your metabolism.
3️⃣I did it on my active rest days so I actually don't know if I could have make it through a workout, but I did notice less energy in this days. I wasn't hungry the first and second days but I was definitely more tired.
4️⃣The 3rd day was the worst, I made up until lunch... but around 5pm I was feeling so bad and feverish 🤒 Gosh I felt so bad and miserable (not because of the food alternatives) but because I wasn't eating enough!! So I broke the diet and ate some carbs and some protein and felt so much better afterwards!
▶️ I won't think I will try this again, I'll prefer sticking to my calories and macros that actually keep my going through the day. I wouldn't recommend it, specially if your hitting the gym regularly, it doesn't have enough protein! And we all know that's what's going to build some muscle. It might work maybe for someone who makes poor food choices regularly because it makes you stick to something super restrictive but if you're already eating what your body needs, it might not make much difference... If you want to try it, do it at your own risk.