Military Diet craze claims to help you ‘drop a dress size in a week
It’s the diet that promises to help you lose ten pounds in a week by consuming around 1000 calories on three days of the week, and has been reportedly used by LA trainers and Hollywood stars alike.
The Military Diet is said to have been devised by leading US army dietitians to help to get soldiers in top shape quickly, and while it has been around for years, it has only recently garnered Instagram fame.
The Military Diet works by making you eat a restrictive diet for three days of the week, before following a regular diet for the other four.
A typical day on the three-day plan includes one egg, a slice of toast and half a banana for breakfast, followed by a cup of cottage cheese, one hard-boiled egg and five rice cakes for lunch, and then 200g of ham, one cup of broccoli, 1/2 a cup of carrots, 1/2 a banana and 1/2 a cup of vanilla ice cream for dinner.
This totals in and around 1,000 calories.
Khloe Kardashian has reported tried the craze.
But for those of you rushing off to invest in cottage cheese and hard-boiled eggs, it’s worth paying heed to the experts, who warn that such extreme fad diets encourage your body to hold onto fat stores when it’s in starvation mode.
‘When we restrict food, our body goes into panic mode believing a famine is occurring and holds onto stores,’ leading nutritionist, Zoe Bingley-Pullin, told Vogue