7 Handy Military Diet Substitutions

Are you looking for a diet that promises to deliver weight loss benefits? Are you fed up of trying diets that do not work and cost a lot of money to maintain? If so, the Military Diet could be right up your street.

The military diet involves three days of strict dieting with a set plan of foods, and then four days of dieting but less restricted and not based on a specific meal plan. Within the three days of the plan there are a number of different foods for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can also choose to make substitutions for these foods if you want – take a look at our substitutions plan for the military diet and here.

Military Diet Substitutions List

  1. Coffee

You do not have to drink coffee for breakfast or lunch; you can instead choose to drink green tea or sugar free hot cocoa. But you must make sure that you do not add any sweetener, sugar, or milk.

  1. Grapefruit

There unfortunately really isn’t a substitute for grapefruit as it has very specific nutritional benefits. You must try and eat grapefruit when it is required on one of the three days. You could have a teaspoon of baking soda dissolved in a glass of water if you prefer.

  1. Peanut Butter

If you are allergic to peanuts you can have another nut butter. These include cashew butter, sunflower butter, and almond butter. Any would make a good substitution.

  1. Tuna

When it asks for tuna and you hate seafood you can substitute another very lean protein source such as chicken or turkey. Just make sure that you are within the overall calorie count. If you are vegan or vegetarian you can choose nuts, beans, tofu, or cottage cheese.

  1. Meat

If you do not eat meat you can substitute meat for complete protein such as tofu. But remember that you need to keep up with the protein intake whichever source it comes from as this is important for helping keep you feeling full.

  1. Eggs

Eggs feature heavily in the military diet but if you cannot eat them you can try a cup of milk, or have a small cup of nuts and seeds.

  1. Bread

If you cannot or will not eat bread then you can substitute sunflower seeds, whole grain cereal, a small protein bar, or a small cup of yogurt with flax seeds.

 

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