The Israeli Army Diet is a low calorie diet plan which was popular in the late 1970s but is still used by some people today. No one knows for sure where this weight loss program got its name as it has nothing to do with the Israeli Army. Because this diet isn’t based on a book and has no recognized creator, it is difficult to track down its origin. However, what’s important is whether this diet really works and whether it is healthy.
Israeli Army Diet Review
This is an 8 day diet with a very simple and strict menu:
- Days One – Two: Apples (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Three – Four: Cheese (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Five – Six: Chicken (black tea/coffee allowed)
- Days Seven – Eight: Salad (black tea/coffee allowed)
As you can see, in all the 4 phases you can eat one food item for 2 days straight. This means that this isn’t such an easy diet to follow and requires a lot of will power. However, following this diet can result in a great weight loss because it’s so low in calories. Of course, this will mostly be water weight, but if you have an event coming up, this may help you to shed some pounds fast.
Because this is such a low calorie diet, it’s not healthy to follow the Israeli Army Diet for long. Even eating according to this diet for 8 days may lead to feelings of fatigue, extreme hunger, and irritability due to lack of calories. However, this kind of deprivation can lead to a fast weight loss.
If you want to use the Israeli Army Diet, I recommend doing so for a short time and be ready to shift to a more balanced diet and exercise program.