Israeli Army Diet


The Israeli Army Diet was a fad diet that was popular in the 1970s. It was promoted as being based on the diet used by the Israel Defence Forces for new recruits but had no connection with the Israeli Army.
The diet lasted for eight days with the dieter only eating one type of food for two days each.
was not a balanced diet providing the dieter with their nutritional needs such as calories, protein and vitamins.
For these reasons, nutritionists and doctors were critical of the Israeli Army Diet and it declined in popularity. It is now regarded as a classic fad diet like the grapefruit diet or the cabbage soup diet.