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Military Diet Plan

3 Day Military Diet Menu Plan

The Military Diet, sometimes called the 3 Day Diet, is a fast way to lose up to 10 pounds a week. The Military Diet plan is detailed below.

We also have a vegetarian and vegan version of the Military Diet.

In case there’s something below you just can’t stomach, check out our Military Diet substitutions page.

Download a PDF of the Military Diet

DAY 1:

Breakfast

1/2 Grapefruit
1 Slice of Toast
2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

Lunch

1/2 Cup of Tuna
1 Slice of Toast
1 cup Coffee or Tea (with caffeine)

Dinner

3 ounces of any type of meat
1 cup of green beans
1/2 banana
1 small apple
1 cup of vanilla ice cream

DAY 2

Breakfast

1 egg
1 slice of toast
1/2 banana

Lunch

1 cup of cottage cheese
1 hard boiled egg
5 saltine crackers

Dinner

2 hot dogs (without bun)
1 cup of broccoli
1/2 cup of carrots
1/2 banana
1/2 cup of vanilla ice cream

DAY 3

Breakfast

5 saltine crackers
1 slice of cheddar cheese
1 small apple

Lunch

1 hard boiled egg (or cooked however you like)
1 slice of toast

Dinner

1 cup of tuna
1/2 banana
1 cup of vanilla ice cream

If you want to keep losing weight on your days off too, here’s a menu plan to help you plan your 4 days OFF the Military diet: 1500 calorie diet plan.

What to drink on the Military Diet:

Water is the best thing you can drink on the Military Diet. So drink as much as you can! Artificial sweeteners aren’t good for you or your blood sugar, so try to avoid them. The only artificial sweetener we recommend on the Military Diet is Stevia (in your coffee). You can also drink as much caffeine free herbal tea as you want on the diet, but again, only use Stevia as a sweetener.

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The Military Diet: A Beginner's Guide and Meal Plan

The military diet is currently one of the world's most popular "diets." It is claimed to help you lose weight quickly, up to 10 pounds (4.5 kg) in a single week.

The military diet is also free. There is no book, expensive food or supplement you need to buy.

But does this diet actually work, and is it something you should try? This article explains everything you need to know about the military diet.

The military diet, also called the 3-day diet, is a weight loss diet that can help you lose up to 10 pounds in a week.

The military diet plan involves a 3-day meal plan followed by 4 days off, and the weekly cycle is repeated again and again until you reach your goal weight.

Proponents of the diet claim that it was designed by nutritionists in the US military in order to get soldiers into top shape quickly.

However, the truth is that the diet isn't affiliated with any military or governmental institution.

The military diet goes by several other names as well, including the navy diet, the army diet and even the ice cream diet.

The 3-day military diet is actually split into 2 phases over a 7-day period.

For the first 3 days, you must follow a set low-calorie meal plan for breakfast, lunch and dinner. There are no snacks between meals.

Total calorie intake during this phase is roughly 1,100–1,400 calories per day.

This is much lower than the average adult's intake, but you can check your own calorie requirements using this calculator.

For the remaining 4 days of the week, you are encouraged to eat healthy and continue to keep your calorie intake low.

Proponents of the diet claim that you can repeat the diet several times until you reach your goal weight.

This is the 3-day meal plan on the military diet.

Day 1

This is the meal plan for day 1. It amounts to around 1,400 calories.

Breakfast:

  • A slice of toast with 2 tablespoons of peanut butter.
  • Half a grapefruit.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Lunch:

  • A slice of toast.
  • Half a cup of tuna.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Dinner:

  • A 3-oz (85 grams) serving of meat with a cup of green beans.
  • A small apple.
  • Half a banana.
  • One cup vanilla ice cream.

Day 2

These are the meals for day 2, amounting to around 1,200 calories.

Breakfast:

  • A slice of toast.
  • One hard-boiled egg.
  • Half a banana.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Lunch:

  • One hard-boiled egg.
  • A cup of cottage cheese.
  • 5 saltine crackers.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Dinner:

  • Two hot dogs, with no bun.
  • Half a cup of carrots and half a cup of broccoli.
  • Half a banana.
  • Half a cup of vanilla ice cream.

Day 3

Here is the plan for day 3, which amounts to around 1,100 calories.

Breakfast:

  • A 1-ounce slice of cheddar cheese.
  • 5 saltine crackers.
  • A small apple.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Lunch:

  • A slice of toast.
  • One egg, cooked however you like.
  • A cup of coffee or tea (optional).

Dinner:

  • A cup of tuna.
  • Half a banana.
  • 1 cup of vanilla ice cream.

Feel free to drink as much coffee or tea as you want, as long as you don't add any calories from sugar or cream. Drink plenty of water too.

The Remaining 4 Days

The remainder of the week also involves dieting.

Snacks are permitted and there are no food group restrictions. However, you are encouraged to limit portion sizes and keep total calorie intake under 1,500 per day.

You can find a list of websites and apps to track your calorie intake in this article.

There are no other rules for the remaining 4 days of the diet.

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