There's a diet that'll help you lose 4.5kg in three days

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WHAT?!

While there are plenty of weird diets out there, it seems one has gone back to basics and is even promising those who take part that they could lose up to 4.5kg in just three days. 

The Military Diet sees people snacking on grapefruit, boiled eggs and celery. The strict three-day meal plan consists of dishes like raw tuna on saltine biscuits and hard boiled eggs with cottage cheese. For the three days, you're consuming just 1,100 and 1,400 calories a day, which does get even close to the recommended daily intake for adults. 

When you’re on the diet, it’s recommended that you follow up the plan with four days of healthy eating and if you haven’t lost all the weight you can keep following the diet until you do. 

Body + Soul spoke to sports dietician Chloe McLeod about the diet and whether it’s something people should actually start doing. 

Chloe told the publication that if you can deal with the side effects which includes headaches, nausea, constipation, and fatigue, then you will be able to lose the weight as you’re consuming so few calories. However, she says you shouldn’t expect those results to actually last very long.

“Losing this amount of weight in such a small time is not fat loss… the person is losing water from their glycogen stores, and due to the fibre restriction, there will also be much less fibre in the bowel as well, so less weight from this.”

However, Ms McLeod added there is some research that suggests fasting and calorie reduction can work in the short term, however, it should be done “under the supervision of your health care provider (such as a GP or dietitian) to ensure nutrition remains as balanced as possible and risk of damage (both physiologically and psychologically) is limited during calorie restriction.”

And we would have to agree with that! 

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