Sunday, April 28, 2013

Posted by Ashley on 1:04 PM 573 comments


Follow this diet exactly (no more no less) and you will see results in 3 days!
You can lose up to 10 pounds in just 3 days. Here is the diet:

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DAY 1:
Breakfast--1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea

Lunch
--1/2 Cup of Tuna, 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea (any brew, as long as it's caffeinated)


Dinner
--3 ounces of any type of meat, 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

DAY 2:
Breakfast--1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana
Lunch--1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers
Dinner--2 Hot Dogs, (no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream
DAY 3:
Breakfast--5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple
Lunch-1 Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast
Dinner--1 Cup of Tuna, 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

Now, there are some substitutions that have been tested and will also work. (For example, I do not eat hot dogs, and one substitution I found was 1/2 cup of beans or lentils for each hot dog)The whole point of this diet is based on a chemical reaction that is why you have to stick to it! This is based off the research I have done online. There are substitutions listed here. ( I have also listed the substitutions at the end of this post*)
You can only do this diet for 3 days at a time, then eat normally for 4 days and you can start again!
I have been going to the gym and fitness classes as well, so if I hadn't been putting on muscle it would probably be more! All I know is that it works, and I still haven't put any of it back on.
Some things I did with this:
DO NOT WEIGH YOURSELF UNTIL THE MORNING OF THE 4TH DAY.
When it says an egg, you are able to eat it any way. I made some hard-boiled eggs beforehand and just did one of those each time with a little bit of salt.
I have never been a fan of grapefruit, but again, it's well worth it. To make it easier to eat I just cut it in half, and then into triangles from there and did the best I could.
Dinner on day two requires broccoli and the black beans that I substituted for the hotdogs. I just cooked them up together in a pan with no oil or anything, added a little bit of salt and it wasn't bad!
Another thing that was delicious was a tip I got from another user online too. When eating your icecream, heat up the banana/apple cut it up and add it to the icecream, SO GOOD.

Again, for more information, substitutions and tips see this website


1 slice of toast (whole wheat bread). "One" of the following =
1 ounce (1/8 cup) of sunflower kernels (these are also gluten free, but refrain from the Planters brand which has traces of gluten)
1/2 cup of whole grain cereal (such as Kashi Go Lean)
1/2 high protein nutrition bar
5 ounces of meal replacement shake
2 ounces (1/4 cup) of low fat yogurt with 1/2 teaspoon of flax seed

Grapefruit =
1/2 teaspoon of baking soda in a glass of water at least 30 minutes before eating. Use another piece of fruit in its place when you eat.

Banana "One" of the following =
2 kiwi = 1 banana (so for 1/2 banana days have 1 kiwi)
1 cup of papaya
2 apricots

Peanut Butter "One" of the following =
Soy butter
Sunflower seed butter
Same measurement of sunflower kernels

Tuna (Same measurement unless specified) "One" of the following =
Cottage cheese
2 ounces of cooked chicken meat (to replace half cup of tuna, 4 ounces for whole cup)
Tofu
Almonds
Flax seeds
Pumpkin Seeds
Peanuts

Hot Dogs (Beef or Turkey Franks) "One" of the following =
Veggie Dogs
Bratwurst
Beans or lentils, any type (4 0unces, or half cup per frank)

Small Apple = Another "fleshy" type fruit such as plums, peaches, or grapes

Egg "One" of the following =
1 cup of milk
1 Chicken wing
1/4 cup of seeds or nuts
2 slices of bacon

Vanilla ice cream "One" of the following =
Same measurement of strawberry or banana flavored milk (not chocolate because chocolate contains caffeine)
Same measurement of low fat yogurt with small amount of fruit
Apple juice

Green Beans "One" of the following =
Lettuce leaves with a few cherry tomatoes
Tomato (same measurement)
3 cups of raw spinach or 1 cup cooked and drained

Carrots =
2 cups of fresh spinach ( or 1/2 cup cooked, boiled, drained )
Same measurement of beets
1 whole bell pepper
( Or ) make a small salad with 1 cup of fresh spinach, 1/4 bell pepper and a few cherry tomatoes. May use salt, pepper, mustard, lemon pepper or lemon juice to season)

Broccoli "One" of the following =
Cauliflower
Beets
Asparagus
Brussels Sprouts

Cheddar Cheese "One" of the following =
Cottage cheese, (1 cup to substitute 1 slice)
2 Eggs
2 ounces of ham

Cottage Cheese "One" of the following =
2 Ounces of cheddar cheese (to substitute 1 cup of cottage cheese)
2 Eggs
2 ounces of ham

Coffee or Tea =
Sugar free hot chocolate (the kind mixed with hot water)




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573 comments:

  1. Has anybody else tried this? Share your success.

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    1. I tried this diet once. I lost ten pounds in a month, but that was without exercise. I really liked it :-)

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    2. I just did it last week. Without exercise I lost 5 lbs in 3 days :) with exercise I'm sure it would have been 10

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    3. Can u sub tuna for tilapia fish

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    4. Ashley, check out this resource here: http://theslimdonkey.com/the-military-diet-getting-skinny-with-unbelievable-3-day-method/ Great resource on this topic!!!

      All the best, Mike

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  2. Anything you can sub for the tuna?

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    1. Tuna (Same measurement unless specified) "One" of the following =

      Cottage cheese
      2 ounces of cooked chicken meat (to replace half cup of tuna, 4 ounces for whole cup)
      Tofu
      Almonds
      Flax seeds
      Pumpkin Seeds
      Peanuts

      I will go ahead and post the rest of the substitutions as well!

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    2. How many almonds

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    3. It says same measurement unless specified, so for half a cup of tuna you would eat half a cup of almonds etc. Have you started yet?

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    4. does anybody know what a replacement would be for apples? Because I hate them.

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  3. What about meat? anything to sub that? I really wanna try this but I don't meat. Thanks!

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    1. Hey all the substitutions are listed above!

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  4. What about beveraqes throughout the day?

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    1. Other than the coffee/tea listed on the first day just water, and lots of it! This will help you clean out your system and help this diet work properly. I believe the recommended daily amount is half of your body weight in ounces. So if you are 200 pounds, drink at least 100 ounces of water everyday...not just for the diet but always :)

      Finished with day two of my current round, can't wait to share my results.

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  5. Today is my third day and I have weighed myself this morning on day 3 and I had lost 5 pounds, hope to be down more when I weigh tomorrow. I did do some slight substitutions and made sure I exercised every day.

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    1. That's awesome! If you try to do it again, challenge yourself to not weigh yourself at all. How did you end up doing overall after it was completed?

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  6. so i sprained my ankle and cannot do hard work outs what would you suggest for my work out? and how long do i work out? and cardio? or abs?

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    1. Good time to focus on your upper body and abs just like you said! You want to make sure to let your ankle heal fully otherwise it will become weak and you could sprain it again. This would be a great time to try this diet so you can lose weight while not being as active.

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    2. thank you!!!

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  7. I am on week 3 round 3 of this Military Diet. The first week I lost 4lbs, the second week I lost 2lbs, and I'm on day 2 of round 3 and I already lost 2lbs.

    I want to mention that I am also a PCOS fighter and this diet is actually working for me! Instead of ice cream I do 1 cup of pure almond milk for 1 cup of ice cream and on day 2 you only drink 1/2 cup of pure almond milk. As anyone who has PCOS knows, you should limit the sugar, and this is a better alternative to ice cream for us!

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    1. That is awesome!! So glad it's working out for you. I am going to give the almond milk a try next time.

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    2. This is fantastic to hear, I also have PCOS and will be trying this diet this week :D

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  8. how long do i work out for?

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    1. Find something that works for you. If you are just beginning to get into shape just start out with walking, and work your way up from there :)

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  9. can you drink water in between

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    1. Yes, lots and lots and lots of water the whole time and always

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  10. What if you are lactose intolerant what do you sub for the cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, and ice cream?

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    1. I'm not positive, maybe try googling it. There are quite a few modified versions of it!

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    2. I am quite certain that cheddar cheese is lactose free.

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    3. I am quite certain that it is not.

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    4. Goat Cheese? Im lactose intolerant too. Got a good chuckle over this one. But not sure if thats okay for this diet or not. but a good alternative to cheese in general :)

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  11. Can you add anything to tea...and only drink tea the first day?

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    1. Make sure it has caffeine ! And I didn't add anything to mine so I'm not sure if it would affect it or not. But yes after the first two meals just water for the next two days.

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    2. how much tea are u suppose to drink?

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  12. I didn't do it exactly as the diet specify, for example I drink coffee everyday. Nevertheless I lost 3 kg (6.66 pounds) and the side effect is that I can't eat lots of food like I used to, my stomach got reduced.

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    1. Same for me. My appetite and overall cravings have changed so much. I never used to get full, not it happens quickly for me

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  13. can you add salt, pepper, and garlic powder to your tuna? and or the meat?

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    1. Salt and pepper yes, I am not sure about the garlic powder. I have to salt my tuna or else it's just awful!

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  14. after the 3 days do we still continue to eat healthy foods? or just cut back amount?

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    1. Try to control portions after the 3 days, which should become easier since your stomach begins to shrink from the inside! But I mean I didn't eat "healthy" after each time but my metabolism finally got on track so it all has worked out so far.

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  15. This may get you skinny, but it won't get you healthy....

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    1. Well, it jump-started my new healthy lifestyle! I eat more fruits and vegetables than ever and smaller portions than ever before too. I am also exercises on the regular and can tell this diet really helped with my metabolism. And it's MUCH healthier than the way I used to eat and live :)

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  16. Do you eat regular ice cream, or does it have to be sugar free, or fat free? Or maybe frozen yogurt?

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    1. Plain old regular, vanilla ice cream! I'm sure a modified one wouldn't hurt, but since it's our one treat allowed, enjoy yourself ;-)

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  17. I tried this before but started day 2 with the worst headache i've ever had (i'm assuming it was the caffiene withdrawls :/ i've read thru your list of substitutions but was curious if you knew of anything that's ok to use for the lack of caffiene?? I'm wanting to try this again but the headache was just unbearable

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    1. Well maybe give it a try with one cup of black coffee each morning. Your results won't be as dramatic but it could still make progress. Keep me posted.

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    2. So day 2 and day 3 no caffeine at all is allowed? Im in day one.. and so far I had one coffee with breakfast and another one with lunch.. I guess tmrw Im not allowed right?

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    3. Yep, only coffee on day one. I know it's tough, but totally worth it. Good luck! Let me know how it goes on day 4 :)

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  18. Hi can I skip fruits at dinner

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    1. They are very delicious heated up served with the icecream....

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  19. How about some lemon to the tuna?

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    1. Give it a go and fill the rest of us in on your results, sounds tastey

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  20. Okay...so Day 2, Lunch...I don't like/have cottage cheese. if I substituted that for eggs...does that mean I eat three eggs for lunch? I'm confused :/ Because that just seems like a lot for lunch.

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    1. Two eggs, either scrambled or hard-boiled. Let me know how it turns out

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  21. What can I use in place of Broccoli,Cauliflower,Beets,Asparagus,
    Brussels Sprouts. I don't like any of these...

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    1. I'm not a huge fan of grapefruit or plain tuna...but if you suck it up for 3 days it's really worth it. If it's not something you think you can follow then maybe it's not the right diet for ya

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  22. Hiii! I have a question, can I swtich dinner with lunch? Because I come home very late after the gym at night.. and eating all that plus the icecream is just too much to have before sleeping.. so can I switch it? THANKS!

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    1. I am not sure I never tried that but interesting approach! Give it a go and let me know if you still see a significant loss

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    2. I tried it today.. ill see how it goes and let you know! I hope it works! If I feel hungry between meals, could I slice some veggies (cucumbers, carrots) or fruits or anything.. or does it have to be 3 meals exactly? (sorry for all the questions and thanks in advance!)

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    3. No problem. I didn't come up with this diet plan, so I don't have much advice from you other than to see what happens. I believe for best results you should just follow what it says and drink a LOT of water between meals to stay full. It's only 3 days!

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  23. Are bananas and apples the only fruits I can eat? I have a juicer and I pretty much use it everyday. I want to start this diet tomorrow but I don't want to go without my wonderful fruit and vegetable juices =(

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    1. I'm not sure, I pretty much followed this to a T so I don't know what would happen. You could always just give it a try and see what happens! I do know that this is based off of a chemical reaction though, so I'm sure they necessary. Keep me updated.

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  24. I'm very eager to try this Military Diet! However, my biggest concern is how hungry I'm going to be each day because it doesn't sound like there is a whole lot of food that I will be consuming in those three days. How do I prevent my hunger so I don't cause myself to binge eat on one of the days?

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    1. Something I like to do is search "motivation" on Pinterest and save some of those quotes and pictures to my phone as a quick daily reminder.

      The first time I did it I was STARVING on the 3rd day, so after dinner I just forced myself to go to sleep very early so I wouldn't risk ruining it after getting so close, and woke up a happy camper.

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  25. Hi there! I am gluten-intolerant, so I'm wondering what substitutions can be made for the saltine crackers? I didn't see it listed in the substitutions category.

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    1. You can make your own, gluten-free saltines!

      http://www.grouprecipes.com/16124/gluten-free-saltine-crackers.html

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  26. I can't stand saltines, is there a substitute for those? Thanks!!

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    1. Not that I am aware of, nothing that has been tested to still work at least. I eat my saltines with the slice of cheese, cottage cheese or tuna on top of it.

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  27. I tried this diet for the 3 days, following it exactly and lost one pound. With the amount of calories I consumed, I would have lost the same amount of weight regardless of what foods I ate, calories being equal.

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    1. Hmm, that's very odd. Did you drink at least half your body weight in ounces of water each day? How many calories do you typically consume on average? That's crazy it didn't work...everybody I know (all ages and sizes) sees significant loss with this diet.

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  28. Every time I have tried to diet, I have to quite do to feeling like I have no energy left, is this normal? And every time I start to diet my family thinks I am starving my self, will this diet work, and how quick? I would like to loose 20 pounds in a little less than a month, help?

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    1. This diet should only be used to kickstart a healthier lifestyle. Losing 20 pounds in a month is only realistic on The Biggest Loser where they are monitored by professionals.

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  29. Can u suggest a vegetarian diet please :) I'll be grateful

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    1. I am not sure this would work without the meat, you will have to research it

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    2. I am a vegetarian and it really does work! Lost 9lbs! I sub out almonds for the tuna and meat (same portion as it calls for) and use morningstar veggie dogs in place of the hot dogs. I'm not a big tofu fan but you could use that in place of the meat too according to the substitutions listed above. Also, make sure your taking your vitamins and supplements since you won't be eating what you need to be to get all the nutrients you need.

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    3. Congrats!! Great to know for future vegetarians. Will you be doing this again?

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  30. Is the before and after picture from one time or over a few weeks of doing this diet?

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    1. This was after one month of working out, and within that month I did it three times.

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    2. Well you look great, my boyfriend is doing this with me to keep me motivated and we are working out as well. Thanks for posting this!

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    3. Ohh thank you! Let me know how your results turn out. I am starting again tomorrow, had to take a few weeks off because my body became used to it. Still haven't put any of it back on :)

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    4. Ok I definitely will! You should keep us posted as well, I'd love to hear your results especially since you said you had to take a break from it. How much weight would you say you most from the first month?

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    5. Over the course of one month I did the diet 3 times and lost around 15 pounds. This was with working out, where I built up a lot of muscle so I probably would have lost more. I took a month off and now I will be starting it again so I will keep posting my results. Still haven't put any of it back on

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    6. I lost 5 pounds and I'm pretty happy about it! I stuck to the diet exactly, didn't cheat and I worked out 2 of the 3 days. Once again thanks for posting this!

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    7. Great! If you do it again, exercise, so that you will still have great results. COngrats.

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  31. Do you have to eat all the food at once? Or can you eat the ice cream or Apple a little later.

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    1. I tried doing it different ways and found the best results when I spread it out a bit...like the icecream and apple about an hour after dinner. Otherwise I tried to keep the rest together.

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    2. Thank you so much for getting back to me. I was looking at mostly the dinner part anyway. Going to start next week. Very excited I just got engaged Saturday and have a lot of work to do in the weight loss dept :)

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  32. Hey! I started yesterday! Very anxious to see my results. How often/long have you been doing this diet? And how much have you lost?

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    1. Over one month I did it 3 times and lost around 15 pounds. That was with working out too though. Please keep me updated on how it goes! Good luck.

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    2. Wow thats great! You look awesome!

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    3. Lost six pounds!!:) very excited!

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    4. Great! Are you going to do it again next week? Did you workout also or just follow the meals?

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    5. I just followed the meals and I am definitely going to do this again!

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  33. I just did this last week and lost 10 lbs!! I was shocked. I sneaked and weighed myself after day 2 and was down 5 lbs. but when I weighed in on the morning of day 4 it was a full 10 lbs. and I fit into a dress that hadn't been possible beforehand. I am thankful for finding this little gem of a kick start to my metabolism. At 43, it is difficult to see results quickly, but this was amazing. I wasn't hungry at all and I even made some of the suggested substitutions because I had to be at a restaurant for lunch on day 2. Thanks for sharing!!

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    1. That is awesome!!! If you don't mind me asking, what is your height/weight? I would have loved to lost 10 pounds...maybe this next time it will work :) Are you thinking about doing it again?

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  34. so tomorrow is my day 3 of the first round... and i am soooooooo hungry!!!

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    1. Exciting! Day 3 the first time was really hard, but so worth it. Drink lots of water and let me know the results on day 4!!

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    2. i lost 5 lbs but I'm also already not a big person just trying to look a little better in my swimsuit and I have today started the diet again

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  35. This is the second day of the second round and I was wondering if shoveling a ditch counts as a good workout?

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    1. Any physical activity counts! Try to shoot for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.

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  36. This is my Day 2 of my first round, I haven't been hungry except day one between lunch and dinner, but when it came to dinner time after I ate my 3oz. of chicken, I was full. So I spread out the rest of the meal over a few hours. Is it okay to do that? Will I still get the same results? I think the main key is the water. I drank a gallon yesterday and that wasn't even 1/2 my weight in ounces(I am a BIG woman). I didn't want to drink to much. Make any sense? or do I really need to drink that other 1/2 gallon of water? Can't wait to see the results on day 4.

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    1. Ahh exciting please be sure to let us know how your results turn out! Day 3 is usually the only day I am super hungry...but after seeing my own results the next few times weren't as bad because I knew the end point was worth it. I think eating the whole meal within an hour or two should be fine, and spread them out by at least 3 hours.

      Did you normally drink a decent amount of water? If you don't want to post, please email me your results can't wait to hear.

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    2. I normally hardly drink anything let alone water. So I imagine I was staying pretty dehydrated. With dinner tonight, I had to force myself to eat all the food. I prayed and ask people to pray for me while doing these 3 days, so that I wouldn't be hungry and that I would have the will power to do it and I think that has helped a lot. I will keep you posted on my day 3 and results on day 4. I only drank a gallon of water today also, I don't want to get sick by drinking to much.

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    3. YES< weighed in this morning and it was exactly 10 pounds to the ounce. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY. Okay yesterday started out rough, I was so hungry after breakfast and after lunch but then I got busy with yard work and worked up quiet a sweat and when it came to dinner I wasn't hungry, I had to force myself to eat. I thought about not eating at all because it got really late. I had to laugh because when it came time to eat the ice cream I said "oh crap, now I got to eat ice cream" something that I thought would never come out of my mouth. Can't wait to start again next week. Thank you so much for putting this on Pinterest otherwise I would still be feeling hopeless.

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    4. AWESOME!!!! I'm so happy for you. I had the same feeling the first time I did it like FINALLY SOMETHING THAT ACTUALLY WORKED! It's funny too how you had that thought about icecream, in just 3 short days this diet allows your habits to reform so much. Try to set a goal to walk a minimum of one mile each day next week when you do it again. When I did it 3 weeks in a row, I still lost weight but the amount got smaller each week. So next time I do 3 rounds again I am going to increase my cardio and workouts each week to try to stabalize them. I'm so happy for you :)

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    5. So did you eat each meal all at once or spread it out a bit?

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    6. I spread it out I couldn't eat it all at once. Today I haven't been hungry and am not wanting to eat the same stuff I was before my first round. I am still drinking my water. Been peeing a lot but kinda expect that. Need to eat lunch but not sure on what to fix just yet. Expecting to lose more by Monday. We will see. I do need to get into a walking routine.

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  37. I'm on day 2 dinner and not really feeling super hungry just tired. I'm so excited tomorrow is the final day and to see results!!

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    1. Make sure to not weigh yourself until the 4th day!! Let me know how it goes

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  38. Can I have diet soda? I don't drink coffee or tea.

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    1. I bet you could find a flavored black tea that you enjoy, as they have almost every flavor imaginable. I say black tea because it's caffeinated.

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    2. I don't drink coffee or tea for personal reasons.

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    3. Your results won't be as drastic, but if you aren't going to have coffee or tea just drink extra water. Soda is a bad choice.

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    4. What about cream and sugar in your coffee?

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  39. Why cant you continue this diet for more than 3 days? I mean repeat it over and over?

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    1. It's not good for your body, plus by taking a break you are giving your metabolism a chance to get back into normal gear. Many people who are unhappy with their weight have horrible metabolism due to bad habits, this is a way to gradually get back into it.

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  40. The first day says peanut butter I am allergic so what could I sub for the nuts?

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    1. I'm not sure, maybe try researching it a little bit. You want the same chemical breakdown, and i'm not sure if you could do that with a nut allergy. I would try doing the diet, and maybe just skipping the peanut butter and see what happens with your weight. Keep me posted!

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  41. I am hypoglycemic, but want to try this diet very much. Should I risk it??

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    1. Unfortunately I don't know much about hypoglycemia to help you out here. I'm sure you know lots though! So maybe research into it a bit, or ease yourself and go from there. Let me know for future reference!

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    2. I have to really watch my blood sugar and only struggled on the last day. Nothing serious. There is a lot of protein which helps maintain blood sugar levels pretty well.

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  42. Alright guys, starting again today after taking 5 weeks off. Still haven't put any of it back on but the first 3 weeks in a row my body started to get used to it I had to take a break. Will post results again!

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    1. During ths time youre not doing the military diet, do you consume a specific amount of calories or eat certain foods? To help keep it off.

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    2. Nothing specific. I eat similar to how I normally would, just smaller portions as I get full much quicker after the diet.

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  43. This is day one of my first try. I am starved! Can I eat the banana for dinner before I actually eat dinner?

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    1. I like to microwave my banana and eat it over my ice cream !! A craving doesn't last longer than 15 minutes, so next time just drink a big glass of water and wait it out

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  44. I just started this yesterday and I am feeling great! I havent felt hungry at all, plus I drank more water than recomended which makes me really happy. :) Many people think that I'm to young to "diet", but I have always been overweight so I'm really hoping that this works. Can't wait to see the results! :D

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    1. Good luck, remember to post your results on here to so we can hear how it went! How old are you?

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    2. Im 14 and I lost 2 pounds but it was completely fat. :)

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  45. Hi, today is my first day on the diet and im so excited. Ive never really been a skinny girl but i also haven't been overweight. But ever since i went of to college and started birth control I've gained about 15-20 ponds so im really excited to see if this really works. The only problem is that i dont have something to weigh myself with so im just going to have to notice by myself. lol

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    1. You can get scales for pretty cheap at Walmart!

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    2. hi i had a question. For the second and third day do we have to drink any coffee or tea anymore or was that just the first day?

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    3. Just water after the first day, and lots of it!

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  46. Today is my first day starting the diet. Since starting college I've started to gain weight and I'm 6'1" and up to 193 lb now. My BMI says I'm overweight even though I don't really like like I am :( I'm trying to get down to like 170 lb before the summer ends. excited to see how this turns out for me!

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    1. Reggie, I am not as tall as you are, I am only 5'7-5'8 but very similar situation. I think this will be great with you if you include exercise, keep me posted!

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    2. It didn't work for me :( I didn't lose any weight. I drank enough water and exercised, too. My only substitutions were black beans for hot dogs and a bell pepper for the carrots. Maybe I didn't space it out enough?

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    3. Did you let everything...pass through you...before you weighed yourself on day 4?

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    4. Lol, yea I did. I think it may be because I usually eat less than this.

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  47. This is my first day on this diet and I'm wondering how the weight stays off on the four days off! Do you have any tips to keep it off or to keep losing on the days off? thanks!

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  48. After my first round I lost 10 pounds, when I weighed at the start of my second round I had gained 4 pounds back, I am blaming this on lady issues, which mine can last up to three weeks. We will see how round two goes. I drank my water on my four days off and didn't eat near as much, so not sure what happened other than the one issue. Is that normal, but then again I am not normal

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    1. No worries though! I gain up to 5 pounds each month before my period comes. The weight we lucky ladies gain for our periods is pure water weight NOT FAT !!! Keep us posted

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  49. I did this exactly the way I was supposed to and didn't lose any weight! I drank water and exercised and didn't add anything. I lose more weight by just counting calories and have been much happier with caffeine in me.

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    1. Hmm. What was your calorie intake prior to this diet? This is very odd. In the research I have done for the two others who did not lose weight I found that if you are eating less than 1200 calories a day your body is already used to this "starvation mode" and therefore won't be burning fat but in fact muscle. That's why it is important to eat small meals throughout the day.

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  50. can you drink iced tea or does it have to be warm tea?

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  51. I'm on day 3. Feeling hungry and really needing some caffeine. Going to try to get through the day. I'm anxious to weight in the morning. I'm not a very big person but hoping to shed some weight. I would love to loose 10 pounds but I really don't see my body cooperating. I'm 5'5" and 140lbs so I'm not considered over weight. It might take me a few rounds if I can make it through this one.

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    1. I made it through and lost 4lbs. I think I'm going to try it again next week and add exercise. Day 3 is tough though.

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  52. On day 1 the first 2 meals require tea(can it be cold) or coffee, how much can we drink? Also, how long after lunch can we start drinking water.

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    1. It can be cold as long as it is caffeinated! One cup, as in a mug or normal morning serving size.

      Drink water when you wake up through when you go to sleep, never stop!!

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  53. I'm curious if anybody has added anything to the the tuna, like greek yogurt? Or did you just eat the tuna plain?

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    1. In order to lose the weight you must follow it exactly, so the only thing you can really add to the tuna is a bit of salt.

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  54. What can I replace the crackers with I need gluten free.

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    1. There are numerous gluten-free cracker recipes online, just so some searches on google. I have also seen gluten free crackers in grocery stores such as Cub Foods and Whole Foods. The weight loss may not be as severe considering it's a chemical reaction, but maybe it will be just fine! Let me know how it goes.

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  55. My daughter and I are starting this tomorrow! Very excited to start. Just curious, has anybody ever just started over again on day 4??

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    1. Well see where you are at after the first 3 days, it's not easy by any means. I don't know anybody who started again on day 4 but based off the research I've done online that's a bad idea! Your body needs more calories and nutrients and it kick starts your metabolism for a normal diet, not to be repeated that quickly

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  56. I am just finishing day 2....am worried about being overly hungry on Day 3. Am anxious to weigh in on Day 4!

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    1. Just chug as much water as you can on day 3 to curve your appetite, it's hard but SO worth it.

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    2. Made it through Day 3...Drank a ton of water. Weigh in tomorrow!

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  57. Does smoking do anything too this diet?

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    1. I'm not sure, I quit about 6 months ago

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  58. I am starting this diet next week, and I was wondering if the diet would still work if you took a couple things away, for example what if I took away the green beans, the cottage cheese, and I didn't drink the coffee and tea?

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    1. It might still work, but not as well. How did it go?

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  59. I'm on day 2 of this diet and i know i wasn't supposed to weigh myself but im impatient lol! And on the first day i had lost 5 lbs and today i weighed myself and lost an additional 2 lbs! I'm super pumped!!! Makes the nasty grapefruit all worth it!

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  60. do you know if you can sub greek yogurt for the ice cream. even plain greek yogurt?

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    1. You can try, but it is not suggested.

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  61. Coffeine gib es me panic attacks can I just have green tea?

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  62. I started this today, forgetting that I have to attend a party later...should be interesting. I will let you know how it works on day 4:)

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  63. I can do coffee w no sugar but cant do black coffee. Can I skip the ice cream and have my coffee w unsweetened almond milk no sugar?

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    1. It's not about a calorie intake it's about a chemical combination. It's not suggested that you sub anything but you can go ahead and try and see if you still lose a few pounds, let me know how it goes

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  64. I just started the diet today. I'm a vegetarian and made substitutions. I'm curious though, do you know the "average" amount lost for the first round?

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    1. I only lost 3 pounds... I followed the diet- nothing more nothing less. Drank all the water. I'm kind of discouraged...

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    2. Round 2 didn't go any better- 2.5 pounds.

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    3. Well, it depends on your previous calorie intake as well as your body fat percentage and height etc. What are your numbers? You seem disappointed to have just lost 5.5 pounds!

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  65. i havent started this yet..im going to the store tomorrow to get the things that i need but i was wondering what do you eat on your days off? And do you exercise every day of the week? And how long do you exercise for? What do you do? run? walk?

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    1. I tried to eat more vegetables on my days off than I had before because they make me more full! I exercise a few times a week, but walking/jogging everyday is encouraged for best results

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  66. I did this before vacation and lost 6 pounds. Nothing has worked for me and I'm eating healthy and exercising with no weight loss results. Started round 2 again today now that I'm back. Day 3 was brutal but worth it last time. I'll use that for my motivation this time. Wish me luck!

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  67. Is there anything I could substitute for broccoli and carrots? Those are my least favorite!

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  69. I am very excited to do this but I am not sure if it is going to work for me because I am only 15 I am 5'4" and am 170lbs. Oddly no matter how hard I try I cant lose any weight. I don't even eat that much food in a day. I only eat a snack and dinner. I hope this works!! I will tell you how I did after I do this diet!! Can't wait!!!! :D

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  70. This is my first day doing the diet. I am STARVING. I don't know how I'm going to go make it until day three. I've been chugging water all day hoping it's just a craving, but the hunger pain will not go away. Any suggestions what I should do?

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  71. Went shopping, ready to start tomorrow. Will weigh in right before. Thanks for sharing this.

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  72. I am on day one Round two. I lost 3 pounds and gained one back during the 4 days off, even tho I tried to be careful of what I ate & drank. I exercise (walk, bike, swim) almost every day. I am satisfied with a net loss of 2 pounds and will try another week. Day two was the worst for me, but I made it.

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  73. Curious if anyone can post what their start/finish weights are. I'm about 130lbs (overweight for my height, but not by too much) and am looking to drop about 5 lbs before my wedding later this month (my gown was feeling a little snug at my last fitting!) I'm wondering if this works as well for women of all weights. Thank!

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  74. How did yall eat your broccoli? Raw or cooked? Im on day 2 !!! Ready to see some results on day four

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  75. Chaunelle, I'm on day 2 as well. I'm going to steam my broccoli then just spray some Pam and throw it in the frying pan along with some lemon pepper.

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  76. can i dip my hotdog in anything? mustard has 0 calories...

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  77. If I wanted to do this often, how long should I wait before I started again? In order to keep it healthy.

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    1. I believe you can do it once a week. You HAVE to take at least 4 days off. Your body may adjust to the limited calories at some point. My best guess is every other week or once a month to drop a significant amount of weight. Good luck.

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  78. Military diet??? Really?? It's has been a well known cardiac diet used as is no subs to lose the full ten pounds for over 15 yrs.... It's ain't new and you aren't suppose to sub! It's a combination to reduce your excess water and your sugar cravings. You can safely do this once a month, it's not a diet as much as it is like a cleanse/detox of sugar. It works if you use it as is for the full ten, substitutions generally result in less than ten loss, but the bonus of a shrunken stomach and sugar cravings gone. Good luck !!

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  79. Okay so last night I wasn't able to eat the broccoli. And I had a scoop more than 1/2 cup of ice cream. I couldn't help myself and got on the scale this morning. I'm down 3 pounds with one day to go. I'm not sure how to feel about this.

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  80. Can u sub tilapia fish

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  81. okay - I'm allergic to caffeine... So I'm going to try it without the coffee and see what happens. Have any of you tried it with no caffeine at all?

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  82. Can I put liquid creamer in my coffee or do I drink it black

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  83. hi, instead of hard boil eggs, can I just have it scramble with no oil?

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