Just recently I had a friend tell me that he was going for runs in the morning before breakfast. I had told him that it was harming him more than helping him. Then, just this morning I had the same discussion with my brother. He replied back with, "that's how we did it in the Army". So I tried to explain to him that I thought that was more for training purposes rather than nutritional benefits. He went on to say that everything that he had to eat was a balanced meal and that people would reach their normal body weight thru these types of diets. Some would gain weight or lose weight depending on if they were fat or skinny. Just wanted to get some feed back on what you guys thought of this. He seems to think that every type of military uses this routine.