The 3 Day Diet For Rapid Weight Loss – The Military Diet Plan

The Military 3 Day Diet

For those busy people who know all they need to know about this military style approach to weight loss and have already reviewed the dangers of crash diets (and who also know that you can get the same results while eating more) you can find the 3 diet diet menu plan below.

However, I strongly advise you to read on and learn more about this extreme rapid weight loss method before trying it as there are hidden dangers you need to be aware of.

What is the 3 day diet?

The 3 day diet is designed to help you lose a whopping 10 lbs in just 72 hours. Based around a military style approach you can be assured that this diet is both healthy and fat-burning in nature. At least it is as healthy as any crash diet can be.

The 3 day diet is also known as the military diet

The great thing about using this ‘3 day on’ and ‘4 day off’ approach is that you don’t feel like you are constantly counting calories and watching what you eat.

Just three days of following a strict diet is enough to ensure rapid weight loss while allowing you to indulge in your favourite foods (in moderation) for the remaining four days.

In addition you can be creative in how you use it.

For example, 1 week on and 1 week off is enough to ensure you reach your weight loss goals in record time without feeling like you are constantly starving yourself or depriving yourself of your favourite foods.

But you can also take a 1 week on 2 week off approach and, as long as you are eating in moderation and not overeating during your non-diet periods, you will still lose weight in the long run.

Why a Military Diet Plan?

This diet was was specially designed to help people who need to drop large amounts of weight quickly in the healthiest way possible.

By following the guidelines given you can be sure that you are getting enough nutrients and vitamins to maintain your health while simultaneously depriving your body of calories and forcing it to burn up your fat reserves.

Pros & Cons

The immediate benefits of following this diet are pretty clear. Losing up to 10lbs in a week is dramatic and rapid weight loss by anyone’s standards.

The secondary benefits of following a diet that involves only three days of semi-fasting are that it has great advantages over slow-paced calorie counting routines for a variety of reasons.

The increased interest in crash diets such as the hollywood diet demonstrates that a growing majority of people prefer extreme diets that offer fast results over a slow paced approach.

These days dieters prefer to deprive themselves of a vast range of foods and suffer seriously reduced quantities for short periods of time rather than counting calories on a daily basis over many weeks, months or even a life time.

However, diets based on extreme fasting are often discouraged by health professionals who consider them to be dangerous. Similarly many fitness gurus also discourage the use of extreme diets because they often prove to be counterproductive.

For a large percentage of dieters extreme crash diets can actually lead to weight gain in the long-term.

Some people, when they come out of the diet phase, believe that they can now over indulge as they have lost weight during their fasting. Others experience pronounced hunger pains and tend to overeat as their body sends starvation signals to their brains.

Alternatives to the 3 Day Diet

The negative aspects to following a starvation diet all all to clear and although there is no question that following the 3 day diet plan will help you lose weight this is not the only way to achieve such dramatic weight loss?

What is more there are alternatives to such extreme fasting diets that work just as well, if not even better, while allowing you to eat well and eat normal foods (including junk foods that work well with your particular body type & age).

Three Day Diet Menu

The 3 day diet is 3 days using the following plan and then 4 days eating normally. Do not give in to the temptation of overeating during the four day period or you will nullify the effort you put into your three semi-fasting days.



Day 1 Breakfast:

1/2 Grapefruit

1 Slice Toast

2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter

Coffee or Tea

Day 1 Lunch:

1 Slice of Toast

1/2 Cup of Tuna

Coffee or Tea

Day 1 Dinner:

2 Slices or 3 ounces of lean meat or low-fat vegan protein alternative

3-day-Diet_Day-1-Dinner1 Cup of Green Beans

1/2 Banana

1 Small Apple

1 Cup of low-fat ice Cream


Day 2 Breakfast:

1 egg

1 Slice Toast

1/2 Banana

3-day-Diet_Day-2-LunchDay 2 Lunch:

Cup of Cottage Cheese

1 Hard Boiled Egg

5 Saltine Crackers

Day 2 Dinner:

3 day Diet Day 2 Dinner2 Hot Dogs without buns or sausages

1 Cup of Broccoli

1/2 Cup of Carrots

1/2 Banana

1/2 Cup of low-fat ice cream


Day 3 Breakfast:


5 Saltine Crackers

1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese

1 Small Apple

3 day Diet Day 3 LunchDay 3 Lunch:

1 Hard-Boiled Egg

1 Slice of Toast

3-day-Diet_Day-3-DinnerDay 3 Dinner

1 Cup of Tuna

1/2 of a Banana

1 Cup of low-fat ice cream

Expected Results From Following the 3 Day Diet

Although it is possible to lose up to 10lbs per week on the 3 day diet these results are not typical so don’t expect your results to be the same. There is no doubt that you will lose weight following this plan but every person is built different and, depending on your body type and your age, you may lose less or more weight.

You should also be aware that the dramatic weight loss results you see in the beginning will start to wane and level out if you continue the the three day diet over a prolonged period. As you lose weight it takes less energy to run your body and you will therefore start to lose less weight unless your reduce your portions further. This is something that is not advised for health reasons.