Medical Director: The ‘Military Diet’ Can Only Produce Limited and Temporary Weight Loss

Memphis, TN, Oct. 11, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The Military Diet (or 3-day diet) purports 10 lbs. of weight loss per week. The premise, being that individuals in the armed forces use this technique in order to drop pounds quickly. The diet is a minimal, low calorie diet adhered to for just three days each week. The problem, is that there is virtually no science to back up the Military Diet’s claims, nor is it actually linked with the military in any way. Dr. Nishant Rao, experienced medical director of the nationally recognized medical weight loss center – Diet Doc, advises “The reason many people lose more weight in the first few days of dieting is because they are going through their glycogen stores in their muscle and liver and this glycogen contains water.” Dr. Rao states that when this form of reserve energy is used, “water weight is lost along with it.”

Essentially, most of the weight loss in the first three days of low calorie dieting is made up of this combination. Since the Military Diet designates 3 days out of the week for low calorie dieting, then four days of normal eating, Dr. Rao finds that “This cycle never goes beyond the glycogen use phase, on into the extended fast loss phase. This means people will lose scale weight, but fat loss will be minimal because of how short the actual diet is.” Individuals may will see initial results but are more than likely to gain back all water and glycogen weight as soon as they resume their normal dieting habits.

Instead, most medical professionals recommend a well-balanced diet of vegetables, proteins and healthy fats for both short-term and long-term fat loss. For anyone looking for quick and encouraging weight loss results that won’t cause rebounds, Dr. Rao recommends Diet Doc’s JumpStart Diet. Utilizing a combination of doctor-supervised diet planning and potent prescription aids to control appetite and discourage bad eating habits, the JumpStart Diet is helping patients quickly lose up to 20 pounds per month. Interested in the JumpStart Diet? New Diet Doc patients can call or easily and effortlessly visit to complete an initial comprehensive, yet simple, health questionnaire and schedule an immediate personal, no-cost consultation. Diet Doc Physicians all received specialized training in nutritional science and fast weight loss. Diet Doc reviews each patient’s health history to create a personalized diet plan geared for fast weight loss, or that addresses life-long issues causing weight loss to slow down or stop.  Nutritionists work personally with each patient and use their own algorithm to craft meal and snack plans that are compatible with each patient’s age, gender, activity level, food preferences, nutritional needs and medical conditions. They combine these state of the art diet plans with pure, prescription diet products that enable their patients to resist the temptation to reach for sugary snacks, eliminate fatigue and curb the appetite. Over 97% of Diet Doc patients report incredible weight loss results with the majority losing 20 or more pounds per month.

At Diet Doc, all patients gain unlimited access to the best minds in the business. Their staff of doctors, nurses, nutritionists and coaches are available 6 days per week to answer questions, offer suggestions, address concerns and lend their professional guidance and support. Because of this, more and more people are turning to Diet Doc for their weight management needs. Diet plans are tailored to be specific to the needs of those of any age, gender, shape or size and for those who are struggling to lose that final 10-20 pounds to those who must lose 100 pounds or more. Call today to request a private, confidential, no-cost online consultation.  

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