Ok let’s start by saying there’s some confusion out there. Some people talk about a 7 day military diet.

It’s actually a 3 day military diet. Sounds more appealing right? Now hear this!

7 Day Military Diet










The 3 day military diet, as I describe on another page, is really just another low calorie diet in disguise. Do low cal diets work? Yes. Are they effective long term? No way.

Your body slows it’s metabolism down very quickly to adapt to this new low calorie diet. What does it do?

Initially you might lose a little weight. But as your metabolism slows, your body actually does what it’s genetically designed to do-store fat. You are sending a signal to your 2 million year old brain to store fat. In other words, you go into protection mode. Your body is just doing what is was designed to do.

And here’s the crappy part.

Once you go off the 3 day diet, guess what happens?

You start consuming more calories, and since your body is in fat storing mode, you actually gain the weight back, and then some. This is what’s called yo-yo dieting. Not a good thing.

I recommend an on-going sensible diet incorporating a lot of lean meats and veggies to not cause huge blood sugar spikes. That’s the basis of the Truth About Abs program and why it works so well.

13 Thoughts on “7 day military diet

  1. What would you consider a sensible diet? Can you give more information please?

    • Brian Todd on August 19, 2014 at 8:46 pm said:

      Hi Dara, I think there a lot of sensible diets but definitely one that incorporates a lot of raw, natural foods and lean meats with unrefined carbs-think veggies over rice or sweet potato over white potato

  2. Phyllis Sutton on August 19, 2014 at 1:11 am said:

    Have you tried this diet? Does it work?

  3. trj75241 on August 19, 2014 at 1:41 am said:

    This post was very informative. I have tried some diets but I really hate doing low or no carbs diets. You have stated that a person should try a sensible diet that consist of lean meat and veggies but should they also increase the daily physical activity?

  4. Thank you. This post is extremely important. No diet is a miracle worker. Moderation is key. Remember that.

  5. Diets like this don’t work, exercise and a healthy diet is the only good way to lose weight!

  6. That makes sense to me!

  7. Katrina on August 19, 2014 at 1:43 pm said:

    I admit, I wish I’d known this about ten years ago when I decided to try a crash diet. I starved myself by eating between 700 and 1200 calories a day. At first I lost weight, noticeably. I was excited, to say the least. When I tried to adjust my eating and consume 1500-1800 calories a day, I suddenly started gaining weight! After everything I’d heard about eating less than 2000 calories. Turns out, this is the reason why. Thanks.

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