Weight Loss

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Hello all,

I was interested in joining right out of high school and ended up choosing college instead. Now that I am done with college, I am interested in joining but have gained quite a bit of weight. I remember my recruiter having an Army diet to help lose weight quickly. Does anyone know if this is available anywhere?

Thank you.

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MSG Glenn
Joined: 08/31/2010
RE: Weight Loss

I don't know about that program but if there's an "official" fast weight loss program a Recruiter should be able to tell you about it.

In regards to losing weight, a very common problem, I believe that any "fast" program is for a few pounds - someone 5-10 over or so. For a lot of weight that someone wants to lose I always advise seeing a doctor or nutrition expert or both. Diets can be dangerous. I have a cousin who was always battling weight gain. She would go on a diet, get sickly, lose the weight she wanted to lose & promptly gain it right back. She died at the age of 45. She had just gone through another diet & looked very good but I guess she stressed her heart & other organs because she had nothing else wrong with her, no diabetes & no blocked arteries, etc.

Definitely seek professional help. Meanwhile start exercising gradually & stay away from fats, sugars, other carbs but eat sensibly. What you take off you have to KEEP off throughout your Army service. Weigh-ins occur at least twice a year, maybe more. If you don't meet the height/weight standards you won't be allowed to go to any schools, get promoted or any other positive actions.

Do NOT try any fad diets! They're okay for a few pounds but they can be very dangerous.

Good luck! Call a Recruiter & find out if they have any sort of ideas. Then come back here & tell us what you've found out.