I’m very considerate on how I take care of my body, but there came a day this week when I got so frustrated over the fact that I just couldn’t seem to slim myself down to those last few more pounds. Women just have a hard time to get rid of that irritating fat then men because of our biological duties.
Anyways, the simple fact is I want them gone. But I didn’t want to do something that would go on for long periods of times and would cost my family a fortune, buying all these separate foods just for me. For instance the Juicing. It goes on for as long as three months and you have to have all these special fruits and vegetables. You know how much produce is now and days? Expensive.
So, I resorted to Google. I typed in the amount of weight I wanted to lose and added “fast” at the end and that’s how I stumbled upon the “Military Diet” of a “3 Day Dieting”. I immediately took a liking to it just by it’s title because it only takes three days, they say your able to lose up to 10 ponds (different for every person), and it’s just something that seemed interesting to try.
The website for the diet is very clear and straight forward, giving you the 3 day plan of what you should eat. They had Q/A’s, Substitutions in-case your allergic to anything or if you simply just don’t have it, they also have some youtube uploads of people explaining their experience with the diet and what they did and didn’t do right.
It looked safe so I started it today.
This was my meal plan for the day;
Breakfast: – I cup of coffee (black)
– I slice of Toast
– 2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter
– I/2 Grapefruit
I ate my breakfast around 6:15 am and was surprised that I didn’t have the urge to want to eat more. The only thing I changed in the plan though was the Grapefruit because I didn’t have one. Most would think that you would just replace the Grapefruit with another citrus fruit….your funny. No, I had to take half a tablespoon of Baking Soda and mix it with a glass of water and drink it. Let me just say it wasn’t my most pleasant experience. The website explains the reason why you substitute Grapefruit for Baking Soda Water.
Lunch: – I cup of coffee (black…again)
– I slice of bread
– 1/2 cup of tuna
One of the great things about this diet is that I’m able to season my food, within a reasonable amount. They have a limited list of seasonings you can use but they’re pretty flexible with it. I was able to add lemon pepper, pepper, and a bit of salt to eat the tun with. Then I just added the tuna on the slice of bread and ate it that way.
This is where I began to cheat. I think I began to cheat around 230-330 because I ate my lunch too early (around 11:30) and I usually don’t eat dinner til 6:30. Usually, most days I have a little snack in between lunch and dinner. Which I kinda did. I had two grapes and two chocolates. (The bite size ones.)
I felt so bad that right after I ate the chocolates I did a whole workout to get rid of it. So, I think I’m safe.
Dinner: – 3 ounces of meat
– 1 cup of green beans
– 1 apple ( I ate a plum instead)
– I/2 banana
– 1 cup of vanilla ice cream
Yes, you read that right. I was able to eat vanilla ice cream! I was so happy that I was able to, you have no idea. I think the only problems I had with dinner was the meat, we only had some that was with tomato sauce (literally a half an hour later my mom comes home with meat not covered with tomato sauce…not kidding) and I had a whole banana. However, the banana was one of those small ones so I counted it as half of a regular sized one.
I exercised like normal. 30 minute walk/run (building up endurance), 300 crunches, half an hour of stretching (some people just don’t take this seriously when they should), and just some random kickboxing/martial arts for awhile. You don’t have to go to extremes like I did, which is actual normal routines for me, but they do recommend that you walk 30 minutes a day ether in the morning or night to help the process of the weight loss.
You also have to drink a lot and I mean a lot of water. After the first day, the next two days all you drink is water but for some reason after eating I had to have like 2 glasses of water to replenish myself.
The other thing I liked about this is after the three days of the dieting they recommended you eat regularly (healthy) for four days before you continue the diet again. So you can do this as many times as you want, but please don’t become those starving looking people that over diet themselves.
Lastly the only side affects I’ve had during my first day so far is shaking or nervous twitches when I’m not nervous at all. I looked this up and they say it’s because your body goes into a sort of shock from the change in eating habits and lack of the high amounts of sugar and caffeine we consume. . I’ll probably experience it a little more during the next two days because like I said I’ll only be drinking water, no coffee.
We’ll be together soon, coffee, I promise.
Until next time my friends! Which in this case tomorrow.