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What Are Military Diet Calories?

military diet calories imageAs you consider going on the 3 day military diet, you may be wondering what the military diet calories are. The calories you take in under the military diet are very low, and this is one of the reasons why the military diet can work.

Below is detailed information on military diet calories. In short, calorie consumption is low every day, with an average of 1,028 calories per day.

If you are substituting some food items in the military diet, we have included a table at the bottom that shows the calories of the substitute foods.

Military Diet Calories By Day

Day 1: 1,024 calories
Day 2: 1,137 calories
Day 3: 924 calories

Military Diet Calories By Meal

As you can see, on all 3 days, most of the calories are saved for dinner.

Day 1
Breakfast: 217 calories
Lunch: 172 calories
Dinner: 635 calories

Day 2
Breakfast: 222 calories
Lunch: 299 calories
Dinner: 616 calories

Day 3
Breakfast: 295 calories
Lunch: 162 calories
Dinner: 467 calories

Military Diet Calories By Food Item

Day 1 – Total 1024 Calories
BreakfastLunchDinner
• Black tea or coffee (with Sweet & Low or Equal) – 2 calories
• ½ grapefruit (or juice) – 41 calories
• Peanut butter (1 tbsp) – 94 calories
• Toast (1 piece) – 80 calories

Total Calories: 217
• Black tea or coffee (with Sweet & Low or Equal) – 2 calories
• Tuna (½ cup) – 90 calories
• Toast (1 piece) – 80 calories

Total Calories: 172
• Chicken or any lean meat (3 ounces) – 142 calories
• Carrots (1 cup) – 52 calories
• 1 apple – 120 calories
• Green beans (1 cup) – 31 calories
• Vanilla ice cream (1 cup) – 290 calories

Total Calories: 635

Day 2 – Total 1137 Calories
BreakfastLunchDinner
• Black tea or coffee (Sweet & Low or Equal) – 2 calories
• 1 egg – 80 calories
• ½ banana – 60 calories
• Toast (1 piece) – 80 calories

Total Calories: 222
• Tuna or cottage cheese (1 cup) – 203 calories
• 8 regular saltine crackers– 96 calories

Total Calories: 299
• 2 beef franks – 330 calories
• Cabbage or broccoli (1 cup) – 55 calories
• Carrots (½ cup) – 26 calories
• ½ banana – 60 calories
• Vanilla ice cream (½ cup) – 145 calories

Total Calories: 616

Day 3 – Total 924 Calories
BreakfastLunchDinner
• Black tea or coffee (with Sweet & Low or Equal) – 2 calories
• 5 regular saltine crackers – 60 calories
• Cheddar cheese (1 ounce) – 113 calories
• 1 apple – 120 calories

Total Calories: 295
• Black tea or coffee (with Sweet & Low or Equal) – 2 calories
• 1 boiled egg – 80 calories
• Toast (1 piece) – 80 calories

Total Calories: 162
• Melon (1 cup) – 61 calories
• Tuna (1 cup) – 180 calories
• Cauliflower (1 cup) – 29 calories
• Carrots (1 cup) – 52 calories
• Vanilla ice cream (1/2 cup) – 145 calories

Total Calories: 467

Military Diet Calories Of Substitute Foods

Below are foods you can substitute in the 3 day diet, and their calories. For example, you can eat cottage cheese instead of tuna.

As you can see, you do not have to worry about the additional calories when substituting the below food items with the alternatives. Most of the substitute foods have lower calories than the original foods, and the ones that are higher in calories are not substantially higher.

Enjoy the substitute foods and good luck with the military diet!

Military Diet Food Military Diet Food Calories Military Diet Food Substitute Food Substitute Calories
Tuna 180 calories per cup Cottage Cheese 203 calories per cup
Grapefruit 41 calories for ½ grapefruit Orange 62 calories for ½ orange
Broccoli 55 calories per cup Cauliflower 29 calories per cup
Ice Cream 145 calories for ½ cup Yogurt 75 calories per ½ cup
Carrots 52 calories per cup Beets 37 calories per cup
Meat/Egg 142 calories for 3 oz Tofu 78 calories for 3 oz
Crackers 96 calories for 8 crackers Toast 80 calories per toast
Sweet & Low or Equal 0 calories Stevia powder 0 calories
Peanut Butter 94 calories per tablespoon Almond Butter 101 calories per tablespoon