The Military Diet? Great for “That” 2013 Resolution!

Hi and welcome back to Ria Lives Well!

It’s 2013, which means most of us are whipping out our favorite running shorts + old sneakers and preparing to fulfill “that” resolution. You know, the one that has us renewing our gym memberships, jogging half a mile every morning, finding our old Pilates DVDs-you know.

Finding the old work-out clothes
Retrieving the old work-out clothes

For those planning to lose weight and get in shape, I’ve got just the diet for you. While on Blessed Mommy, I came across the Military Diet.

The Military what?

I’ll explain.

It’s a diet that’s perfect for anyone who wants to get results, and get ’em fast. Here’s the crazy part: you only have to do it 3 times a week! While I don’t normally condone diets, this looks like the kind that’s 100% Ria Approved. You aren’t starving yourself. Plus you get to eat the things you love as long as you use discretion…four times out of the week.

So what happens during the other three days…?

Eat light and eat healthy. But you can’t pick and choose anything you want. The plan is to strictly adhere to the menu shown below. No seasonings can be added, except a small amount of salt and pepper. Remember, this is only three days out of the week, and many have lost ten pounds within these three weeks. So, yeah. You can do it, too.

Is it really possible?

I don’t know for certain, but it’s definitely worth a try. So here goes!

The Menu:

DAY 1:

Breakfast: 1/2 Grapefruit, 1 Slice of Toast, 2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter, and Coffee or Tea

Lunch: 1/2 Cup of Tuna (or no-meat substitute), 1 Slice of Toast, and Coffee or Tea

Dinner: 3 ounces of any type of meat (or substitute), 1 Cup of Green Beans, 1/2 Banana, 1 Small Apple, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

Day 2

Breakfast: 1 egg, 1 Slice of Toast, and 1/2 Banana

Lunch: 1 Cup of Cottage Cheese (Or 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese), 1 Hard Boiled Egg, and 5 Saltine Crackers

Dinner: 2 Hot Dogs (or a no-meat substitute-no buns), 1 Cup of Broccoli, 1/2 Cup of Carrots, 1/2 Banana, and 1/2 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

DAY 3:

Breakfast: 5 Saltine Crackers, 1 Slice of Cheddar Cheese, and 1 Small Apple

Lunch: Hard-Boiled Egg, and 1 Slice of Toast

Dinner: 1 Cup of Tuna (or substitute), 1/2 of a Banana, and 1 Cup of Vanilla Ice Cream

You’re supposed to adhere to this schedule, but if you’re a vegetarian, I suggest using  veg. substitutes. So instead of eating hot dogs, purchase a pack of Morning Star hot dogs, Quorn or even Boca. Or you can make your own, excluding the bad chemicals found in some of the popular brands. Just make sure the measurements are on point. Since I’m a vegetarian, this will be my method, and I plan to make my own tuna (recipe to come!). If I don’t see results, well…better luck with the next diet.

Hope you all see fabulous results, and remember to stay healthy, happy and enjoy life this New Year!

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