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Why the 3 Day Military Diet Works and Can Help You Lose Weight and Keep it Off

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Everyone who wants to lose weight has tried a diet. For a short time you eat a calorie restricted diet. The number of calories you consume is much less than the number of calories your burn. This causes weight loss.

You need to understand both what’s good and what’s bad about diets. Learn the secret of making the 3 day military diet work for you.

Without learning from your diet, you will be forced to diet again and again. You will be yo-yo dieting.

Bad Things About Diets

While diets are often effective in reducing weight, there drawback is that you often lose muscle mass.

Muscle mass is your body’s calorie burning furnace. A pound of muscle burns 30-50 calories a day without exercise. With exercise it burns even more. Muscle is a major factor in your body’s metabolism.

Compare that to a pound of fat that burns a couple of calories each day. Fat mainly just jiggles.

You can quickly see that your overall metabolism (the calories your body burns) is going to go down if you lose muscle mass.

When you take in too few calories on a diet, your body does not get all the fuel it needs to do everything you want to do. It then burns some stored fat as wells as muscle protein to make the energy you require.

And, most people on a diet do not feel energetic. They feel tired. So they do not exercise to build and maintain muscle mass. It is inevitable that most people will lose muscle mass while on a diet.

After a diet your metabolism decreases and you need to eat fewer calories. But, when you go off your diet you often consume as many calories as you did before your diet. That is now too many calories for your body. The result is you gain back all the weight you lost and add even more weight.

Good Things About Diets

Diets are often effective in helping you to lose weight. But, that is not the main benefit of diets.

While on a diet you will probably change what you eat. Instead of fast foods and manufactured foods you will probably eat more real, whole foods. Hopefully you will see the difference between real food and what are sometimes called “food like substances” that come in pretty boxes or colorful wrappers.

So, instead of eating white bread with all the fiber and nutrients removed you will eat whole grain bread. Instead of refined sugar with no fiber, you will have an apple with all its fiber intact.

You will avoid certain junk foods and manufactured foods such as potato chips, french fries, soda, white bread, candy bars, fruit juices, donuts, beer, pizza, sugary coffee drinks, and sugary breakfast cereals.

Eating a more healthy menu is the most important part of a diet. It’s something you should continue to do after your diet is over.

Three Day Military Diet

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Like most diets, the three day military diet is a calorie restricted diet you follow for three days out of seven. It provides about 1000 calories each day. And, it makes you cut out junk food and instead consume nutritious foods you should have been eating all along.

And, it really works to help people lose weight. Most people lose from 5 to 10 pounds during the course of three days.

On the four days you are “off” the military diet you consume more calories, but only about 1500 calories a day. And, you still consume healthy, nutritious foods.

You continue this diet for several weeks until you’ve lost as much weight as you want.

Check out the Three Day Military Diet for yourself.

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But, remember to learn the lesson of the three day military diet: Eat wholesome, nutritious foods every day. Avoid foods that give your body empty calories.

That is exactly what a diet should teach you.

Now, go and lose weight and keep it off.