The military diet may work depending on how you use it.
There really is no scientific data that suggests these foods offered on the military diet will cause weight loss. For example eating hot dogs with ice cream is not known to take off pounds. What can cause weight loss with this diet is the limited calories consumed throughout the three days. While some of the foods on the 3 day military diet are not commonly found on most diet plans, you will be consuming a low calorie intake. This is especially true on the last day, day number three. We have heard from a number of people that this diet does work for quick weight loss, but the weight can come back just as soon as you stop the diet. Maybe the 3 day military diet is a good diet to start with, then move directly afterward into an eating regimen of low calorie, high in nutritional value foods and exercise for extended weight loss.
Using the 3 day military diet as a starting point to lose a few pounds quickly, than focus on long term weight loss may yield the best results. Do the military diet for a few weeks then transition into eating healthy foods sticking to a 1500 calorie a day diet. Exercise frequently and drink plenty of water. Cut high sugar food items and other junk food from your diet. Doing this may offer a weight loss plan that works long term.
So no, if you think doing this diet once for three days will make you thin forever, than this is not for you and it won’t work. If you’re going to use it to lose some quick weight, than stick to a healthy long term eating plan with exercise. This diet may be a good fit for you and it may work for those goals.