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I’m a fitness expert and took the military diet famed by Khloe Kardashian – I lost 6lbs but it wasn’t worth it

A FITNESS expert tried a diet made famous by Khloe Kardashian but has slammed the tough eating restrictions.

Even though the fitness expert lost six pounds with the diet, it has been branded as "unsafe" and "unbalanced" by experts.

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Youtuber Will Tennyson during his military diet Youtube videoCredit: YouTube/Will Tennyson
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Tennyson trying one of the military diet-approved mealsCredit: Youtube/Will Tennyson

The Military Diet has gained a lot of attention for how quickly you can lose weight but following dieticians say following this fad diet is very dangerous.

Youtuber and bodybuilder Will Tennyson tried out the diet and documented his progress on a recent YouTube video.

Dieticians Tennyson spoke with said that following this diet could lead to weight gain and could negatively impact gym performance, according to Yahoo News.

On the first day of the diet, Tennyson was only allowed to eat 1,400 calories. Each day the caloric intake decreased.

His breakfast consisted of a single slice of toast with peanut butter, half a grapefruit, and black coffee; lunch was half a cup of tuna, and another cup of black coffee; and dinner was three ounces of beef, a cup of green beans, half a banana, an apple, and a cup of vanilla ice cream.

In the video, Tennyson, compared the dinner to a toddler meal.

After the first day, Tennyson expressed that he was in a very bad mood and agitated for no reason.

For the second day, Tennyson was only allowed to eat 1,200 calories, which would be what he would usually eat in a meal on a regular day.

His breakfast consisted of one fried egg, one slice of toast, half a banana, and more black coffee. He decided to see if this diet would affect his gym performance as well.

He expressed having low energy and that his gym day sucked, according to the article.

His lunch was a cup of cottage cheese and another egg with saltine crackers and dinner consisted of two hot dogs, a cup of broccoli, half a cup of carrots, half a banana, and half a cup of vanilla ice cream.

For the third and final day, Tennyson reduced his caloric intake to 1,100.

Breakfast consisted of six saltines with grated cheese and an apple, lunch was he has another egg on toast, and dinner was a cup of tuna, and another cup of vanilla ice cream.

By the last day, Tennyson expressed that he was sure more calories were burned by creating the meals than through the diet.

At the end of the three days, Tennyson lost approximately 7 pounds but won't do the diet again.

"I feel like the suffering equaled out to the results," Tennyson said.

SAFETY QUESTIONED

 Some nutritionists have questioned the safety of the program, with some even debating why it's even called the military diet.

Registered nutritionist Lauren Windas said soldiers would need more calories to sustain their everyday tasks and said the diet could even lead to poor performance.

But the founders of the diet claim it has been named this due to the discipline needed to take part.

Speaking to Women's Health, nutritional therapist Marilia Chamon said the diet pushes your body into survival mode.

"Calorie deficits cause the body to generate energy from stored fat and although it’s a survival mechanism humans evolved, it can lead to nutrient deficiencies if continued for too long."

However, nutritionist Zoe Bingley-Pullin told Vogue: “When we restrict food, our body goes into panic mode believing a famine is occurring and holds onto stores.

“We may lose some weight initially (including water) but once we begin eating again, our lowered metabolic rate just can’t cope and we land ourselves in a position of weight loss resistance, not where anybody wants to be.”

Of the ice cream "treat," she added: "I assume many people will fall off the bandwagon here.

"After a day of restriction and ravenous appetites, once that ice cream hits your lips, how many people will stop at one cup?”

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Khloe Kardashian is credited with making this fad diet popularCredit: Hulu

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