The Military Diet – Results & Stuff

Whoops! Slightly belated, but I guess not bad for an update. I completed the military diet aaaand… after weighing myself the next morning, I had lost around 2.5kg in total.

Which is pretty good, right? :)

Shortly after, I did put back 1kg, but a final total 1.5kg weight loss that’s kept off is definitely not bad. It’s been almost 2 weeks since and I may have even lost a little more as my appetite’s decreased and I’ve been making sure I don’t overeat. My scales are currently broken though so who knows.

I actually enjoyed some of the meals so much I ate them again outside of the diet plan. I’m trying it again this weekend so we’ll see how it goes!

No ‘after’ photo yet, but here’s a pic from when I was back in Spain, which would be a fairly accurate ‘before’ I guess…

Bobbie in Murcia

I’ll post the rest of my Spain trip pics soon, promise.

Want to give it a go? To make our lives easier, I’ve compiled a list of everything I ate, how I cooked it and a shopping list. I’ve used carefully calculated substitutions based on calorific values of the approved substitute foods.

If you’d like to go for the original diet plan, it’s here. Calorie values here, approved substitutions here.

Let’s begin.

Day 1

– 1/2 red grapefruit
– 1 slice wholemeal toast
– 2 tbsp peanut butter
– 1 cup black tea

– 80g tuna steak in olive oil (this is the exact one I eat. If you buy a different brand, adjust quantity per calorie values)
– 1 slice wholemeal toast
– 1 cup black tea

– 85g chicken breast (steamed, seasoned with rock salt & pepper)
– 120g green beans (steamed, seasoned with rock salt & pepper)
– 1/2 banana
– 1 small apple – pink lady
– 136g vanilla ice cream (this is the one I purchased)

Day 2

– 1 fried egg (sunny-side up, seasoned with salt)
– 1 slice wholemeal toast
– 1/2 banana

– 340g soft tofu / 490g silken tofu (seasoned with salt & pepper or soy sauce & sesame oil)
– 1 soft-boiled egg
– 1 frankfurter (microwaved)
– 2 rice cakes

– 2 1/2 frankfurters (microwaved. If you have been eating large eggs, only eat 2 frankfurters)
– 90g broccoli (steamed, seasoned with rock salt & pepper)
– 61g carrots (steamed, seasoned with rock salt & pepper)
– 1/2 banana
– 68g vanilla ice cream

Day 3

– 2 rice cakes
– 2 soft-boiled eggs
– 1 small apple

– 1 scrambled egg
– 1 slice wholemeal toast

– 134g tuna steak in olive oil
– 72g soft tofu / 110g silken tofu, no seasoning necessary as it’ll be eaten with the tuna
– 136g vanilla ice cream
– 1/2 banana

And on all days: copious amounts of water.

Shopping List

PG Tips
1 grapefruit
2 bananas
2 (small) apples – I eat Pink Ladies
Wholemeal bread
Peanut butter
2 cans Sainsbury’s tuna steak in olive oil (or any tuna will do, but I think these taste much better)
4 frankfurters
Chicken breast/fillets
Green beans
1 small head of broccoli
1 medium carrot
Rice cakes
Tofu (silken / soft)
Kelly’s Cornish Vanilla Dairy Ice Cream

You’re allowed to do the 3-day military diet a maximum of once per week.

It’s great if you’re trying to lose weight fast and if you did this diet every week you could definitely lose a lot as long as you’re sensible about it. Obviously don’t just eat junk food on the other 4 days, start eating a healthier diet and exercising etc…

I’m using it to boost my weight loss but am also pairing it with a lifestyle change.

Once you’re at your ideal weight and body shape, stop dieting, and just maintain it.

Good luck! Let me know how you get on.

Muchos love,


San Javier & A Very Attractive Photo
The Military Diet - Day 3

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