The military diet is one of the most popular diets nowadays as it appears that it can make you lose up to 10 pounds in just one week. What’s great about this diet is that it won’t require you to use any supplements and it is completely free to follow. The premise though is that you will simply eat for 3 days only and it must be repeated every week until you have achieved your weight loss goal. This may sound interesting for those who want to see a huge decrease in weight. So how does this go?

How the Diet Works

The Military Diet is actually divided into two within a 7 day period. The first 3 days require you to follow a low-calorie meal plan from breakfast all the way to dinner. You are not allowed to take any snacks in between meals. The total amount of calorie that you should consume within the first phase should be around 1,100 to 1,400 calories per day. This is considerably lower than what an average adult consumes so you might want to check what caloric intake is appropriate for you. The second phase of the diet requires to you eat healthy and keep your calorie intake down as much as possible.

The 3 Day Meal Plan

Day 1

Breakfast 

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

Lunch 

Half a cup of tuna, a slice of toast, and a cup of coffee or tea if you like. 

Dinner 

A small apple, a cup of vanilla ice cream, 3 ounce serving of meat and a cup of green beans, and half a banana. 

Day 2 

Breakfast 

A slice of toast, half a banana, one hardboiled egg, and a cup of tea or coffee which is optional. 

Lunch 

One hardboiled egg, 5 saltine crackers, a cup of cottage cheese, and a cup of tea or coffee. 

Dinner 

Half a cup each of broccoli and carrots, half a cup of vanilla ice cream, two hotdogs with no bun, and half a cup of vanilla ice cream. 

Day 3 

Breakfast 

A 1 ounce slice of cheddar cheese, a small apple, 5 saltine crackers, and a cup of tea or coffee. 

Lunch 

A slice of toast, a cup of coffee or tea, and one egg, prepared in any way you like. 

Dinner 

Half a banana, a cup of tuna, and a cup of vanilla ice cream. 

With regards to the remaining 4 days, as it was mentioned before, you can eat anything under the sun as long as you keep your calorie intake to less than 1,500 calories per day. This means that you can have snacks in between meals but make sure that you keep tabs on how much calories you have consumed already so as not to go beyond the restrictions.

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