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Food Substitutes For The 3 Day Military Diet

Alternative and substitute food items for each day of the 3 day military diet

Some of the most popular questions being asked about the 3 day military diet continue to be about food substitutes. Dieters want to know what they can eat in place of certain food items on the original menu? The 3 day military diet menu calls for certain foods because many sources explain, it is a chemical reaction between these foods that causes the weight loss. Some agree with this and some don’t. Some say it is just a lower calorie intake diet and that’s why the weight comes off. Either way, since the 3 day military diet is only three days, you can easily experiment and see which foods work for you. If you don’t succeed the first time around, just try again.

Here are some food substitution ideas that may work for each day's food items.

DAY 1 Breakfast Alternatives

Grapefruit Substitutions:
Orange, Mandarin Oranges

Toast Substitutions:
Whole Grain Cereal, Rice Cake, Tortilla
Saltine Crackers

Peanut Butter Substitutions:
Soy Butter, Almond Butter, Hummus
Most any nut or seed butter would be ok.

Coffee or Tea Substitutions:
Green Tea
Sugar Free Hot Coco (Made with water)

DAY 1 Lunch Alternatives

Tuna Substitutions:
Cottage Cheese, Chicken, Tofu
Pumpkin Seeds or Almonds

Toast Substitutions:
Whole Grain Cereal
Rice Cake
Tortilla, Saltine Crackers

Coffee or Tea Substitutions:
Green Tea
Sugar Free Hot Coco (Made with water)

DAY 1 Dinner Alternatives

Meat Substitutions:
Tofu, Portobello Mushrooms, Beans

Green Bean Substitutions:
Spinach, Lettuce, Tomato
Any other green vegetables are ok

Banana Substitutions:
Apricots, Grapes, Kiwis

Apple Substitutions:
Zucchini, Peaches or Apricots, Grapes
Nectarine, Pears or Plums

Ice Cream Substitutions:
Frozen Yogurt, Fruit Yogurt, Apple Sauce


DAY 2 Breakfast Alternatives

Hard Boiled Egg Substitutions:
Scrambled Egg
Chicken, Nuts or Seeds
Bacon (2 Slices)

Toast Substitutions:
Whole Grain Cereal
Rice Cake
Tortilla
Saltine Crackers

Banana Substitutions:
Apricots
Grapes
Kiwis

DAY 2 Lunch Alternatives

Cottage Cheese Substitutes:
Cheddar Cheese, Ricotta Cheese
Plain Greek Yogurt, Egg
Slice of Ham

Hard Boiled Egg Substitutions:
Scrambled egg
Chicken
Nuts or Seeds
Bacon (2 Slices)

Saltine Cracker Substitutions:
Rice Cake
Plain Toast
Whole Grain Cereal

DAY 2 Dinner Alternatives

Hot Dog Substitutes:
Bratwurst, Baloney (Similar deli meat)
Beans, Turkey, Soy, Veggie or Tofu Dogs

Banana Substitutions:
Apricots, Grapes, Kiwis

Broccoli Substitutions:
Cauliflower, Brussel Sprouts, Asparagus
Beet Root, Cabbage

Carrot Substitutions:
Celery, Bell Pepper, Beets, Squash
Small Salad (No Dressing)

Ice Cream Substitutions:
Frozen Yogurt, Fruit Yogurt, Apple Sauce



DAY 3 Breakfast Alternatives

Apple Substitutions:
Zucchini, Peaches or Apricots
Grapes, Nectarine, Pears or Plums

Cheddar Cheese Substitutes:
Cottage Cheese, Soy Milk
Ricotta Cheese, Egg, Tofu

Saltine Cracker Substitutions:
Rice Cake, Plain Toast, Whole Grain Cereal

DAY 3 Lunch Alternatives

Hard Boiled Egg Substitutions:
Scrambled Egg, Chicken
Nuts or Seeds
Bacon (2 Slices)

Toast Substitutions:
Whole Grain Cereal
Rice Cake, Tortilla
Saltine Crackers

DAY 3 Dinner Alternatives

Tuna Substitutions:
Cottage Cheese, Chicken
Tofu, Pumpkin Seeds or Almonds

Banana Substitutions:
Apricots, Grapes, Kiwis

Ice Cream Substitutions:
Frozen Yogurt, Fruit Yogurt
Apple Sauce