Can I Do the Military Diet for More Than 3 Days?
The diet is designed as 3 days on 4 days off. The reason for the 4 days off is for stabilization purposes. During the 4 days off you are still eating healthy but mixing things up introducing different proteins, nutrients and fats to your body. During the 4 days eat healthy and exercise then switch back to the 3 day menu again. You may continue this as long as you like and you may lose further pounds. Just remember, 3 days on 4 days off. I’ve read and talked to people who have lost weight and achieved their goal just doing this diet once for the three days. Then, some who need to use it multiple times to get to their goals. It all depends on the person and their specific goals.
This diet has different effects on different people. Our bodies are all unique and all work differently and will adapt to this diet differently. Some will have the ability to lose large amounts of weight and some only a few lbs. It doesn’t mean the the person who only loses a few failed. It just simply means that your body has become wise to your tricks and hitting any curve balls you have to throw. When this happens you just have to figure out the best way to keep it burning as much as possible. For some it’s working out, others it’s a new combination of foods that work best with their body.
So, the answer to the original question is yes, you can do this diet more than 3 days. Just make sure not to use it consecutively. As long as you do a 3 days on and 4 days off pattern, this is what the military diet states as optimal.