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.





Remember, it is always best to stay as close as you can to the original 3 day military diet food list and menu. Make sure you eat the same amount of calories if you use an of these substitute. Only use these substitutes if absolutely necessary, don’t re-do the entire menu with all kinds of substitutes and alternate foods just because you like one over the other.

Military Diet Day One Food Substitutes

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





Military Diet Day Two Food Substitutes

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


Military Diet Day Three Food Substitutes

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