Just the other day, I was watching this movie titled; Band of Brothers (an illustrative analogy on the battle between America and Germany in World War II). I was so consumed and enchanted by the activities and the fascination I had for the weapons and violence that I refused to even consider the living conditions they were in. To be frank, I almost prayed for a World War III in which I planned to enlist but immediately came to my senses. It then hit me that the foods these soldiers (especially the fat ones) ate were actually more weight-gain than rapid weight loss diets and you might be surprised because these men are on the run half of the day… What’s the logic in that? Read on and learn.
I know there probably will not be another World War but I don’t suppose you (honorable soldiers and defendants of our world) have to wait for one before you consider watching your weight and trimming your bodies as best as possible. You should note though that the military rapid weight loss diet is not about going hungry. If you did that, you wouldn’t have the energy to work out and build muscle (which helps burn fat). You can get good carbohydrates from fruits and vegetables, especially before and after working out, for energy that lasts. You should also eat plenty of fiber-rich carbohydrates like broccoli, onions and apples.
The lemonade, grape-fruit, watermelon and cabbage soup are fruit and vegetable weight loss diets foods. The fruit or vegetable should be the main primary food in an ideal diet (military or otherwise). This means that dieters eat large amounts of these primary foods in order to lose weight.
Unlike some other diets, this diet does not encourage eliminating carbohydrates, protein or fat from your diet. It does, however, encourage you to limit these to reasonable portions to about three servings per day. You can, however, try to eliminate sugar from your diet. This means eliminate any food containing cane sugar, like soda, sweet tea, cake, cookies and white bread. For most people, eliminating all sugar is extremely difficult and may not be necessary to kick-start weight loss, but it is one of the most effective things you can do to overcome a plateau and shed those last five pounds.
Calories are the last thing a soldier wants to ingest, but there is the fact the body needs a sensible amount of it to function properly. Juice fasting is not recommended for long-term dieting as it has few of the calories the human body needs to live. Liquid diet solutions should carry 500 or more calories to sustain the body. Liquid diet meals under 420 calories each are dangerous and can lead to anemia, fatigue and muscle loss. The average human being needs at least 1200 calories daily to function and still be able to lose weight. Therefore, if you have three liquid meals a day, each meal should add up to be at least 400 calories.
You should try your best to work out in the morning, and feel free to eat healthy carbohydrates before and after your workout. This will keep you from fading all morning and afternoon. Also get the majority of your protein at breakfast and lunch. At dinner, eat smaller portions with lean proteins like chicken or fish.
It is important not to be fooled by the name of the military weight loss diet. If you follow the plan, you will lose weight, but after the first week or two, it is only healthy to lose two or three pounds per week. Also be aware that muscles weigh more than fat, and when you first start working out, your weight may actually go up, even though you look healthier. Try to judge how well the diet works by how healthy you look and how strong you feel rather than by the number on the scale.
Another quick track to weight loss is a liquid diet. While results may be rapid, improper ingredients or infrequent intake can ruin your efforts. Getting information on what works well for your goals and how to maximize efforts is always a smart choice. An incorrect assumption about liquid diets is that they must be low-calorie. This is unhealthy and will not sustain the body. Often low-calorie liquid diets lead to fatigue, collapse and unhealthy eating in the future. Choose meal-replacement liquids with the antioxidants and nutrients needed, the ones found in vegetables and fruits.
Once your diet consists of liquids, your body if fueled correctly will sustain itself through everyday activity. But the energy exerted during exercise is exhausting on a liquid diet. Exercise periods of over 30 minutes are ill advised for those on meal replacement shakes. During liquid dieting, weight loss is rapid and unless you are dangerously overweight exercise isn’t always necessary. A doctor should monitor progress if you are exercising on a low-calorie liquid diet.
Liquid diets are not designed for long-term use. You should never plan a staple diet around liquid meals. There are nutrients your body needs from solid foods that don’t transfer well into liquid. Liquid diets should not be followed longer than three months. Lean meats and vegetables are good break foods to add energy and strength.
Troopers; I must tell you that you can lose weight very quickly if only you stick to your weight loss diet plan. Some people think this is a pro for people who have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30 or above; but in truth, it is for virtually everyone; as long as you are committed to your resolution.
However, some stern warnings are; most soldiers regain all the weight they’ve lost after stopping their rapid weight loss diet. Plus, it has also been shown that they even often gain back even more weight than they originally started with. An individual also has a danger of constipation if there is a lack of fiber in their diet. People can also have malnutrition, dehydration and other health problems. For example, some soldiers on diet tend to have trouble with their gallstones. You should consult any medical officer attached to your unit before embarking on any diet.