You’ve managed to survive the notorious three days of the military diet by Diet of Life and now you’re unsure what to eat and how many calories to consume? At this point, it’s imperative that you don’t gain the weight back by binging on everything you can get your hands on. Read bellow on how to beat the dieting fatigue, which is the main reason why dieters quit.
The 3-day diet appeals to so many because it’s simple and precisely structured. It outlines exactly what to eat for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. In actuality, it’s a weekly cycle, but it’s famous for the first three days during which you must follow a strict military regimen. However, the most information you will find on the internet about the second stage is that you should eat normally and try to maintain the weight-loss.
Lose weight and break a sweat
The first stage of the army diet is very low-calorie based. Therefore it’s inadvisable to subject yourself to demanding exercises. Nevertheless, some workout will definitely help you. Proponents of this diet warmly recommend walking as a form of exercise. Generally, walking is considered as one of the easiest methods for losing weight. As such, it’s an excellent accompanying factor to this diet whether you’re on the low-calorie regimen or off. Thus, it’s a win-win situation. Throughout the four days try to walk for 30 minutes a day. In addition, if for some reason you can’t or don’t want to walk, then climbing the stairs is the best replacement.
Less overeating and more water drinking
I believe, often, there is not enough importance placed on water. Hydration, for instance, is crucial for your heart health. Also Just by getting enough sleep and drinking water instead of soda, orange juice etc, you’re bound to lose weight. Water may also prevent you from overeating. Unfortunately, a lot of people eat their meals in a rush, and the brain doesn’t have enough time to understand the stomach is full. The approximate time needed for this is 20 minutes. This is why you should always drink a glass of water before you have your meal, and don’t eat so quickly.
Sleep enough and weight-loss won’t be tough
According to some experts, there is a link between lack of sleep and weight gain. But this works in the other direction too. So, if you get enough sleep, you will lose weight. When you’re exhausted because you didn’t get enough sleep, your brain is more likely to make bad and rush decisions. In a state like this, the brain cannot decide which foods to eat after the 3-day diet. You’re just not capable of maintaining your long-term goal of losing weight.
What to eat during the second stage and feel a change
After we elaborated a bit on the importance of water, sleep, and exercise, the next step is to tell you what to eat on your four days off. For example, for your first meal, you can have one banana, bran flakes, English muffin, oatmeal. For the second meal, you’re allowed to have a sandwich with 3 ounces of turkey breast, a teaspoon of mustard, mayonnaise and lettuce, kiwis and mozzarella cheese, or chicken salad and banana. The last meal on the military menu should include baked potato with a tablespoon of fat-free sour cream and 3 tablespoons of salsa etc.
To sum up, I advise you to drink a lot of water, sleep enough and do a little workout. Furthermore, you should pay attention to the calorie intake during your four days off too and consider eating some of the foods listed above.