I can’t live without coffee. Can I still drink coffee on the Military Diet?
Some of us really love (need) coffee, so we understand why everyone asks about coffee! Caffeine withdrawal is no fun either, especially when you’re on a low calorie diet. So here’s some good news… Black coffee has less than 5 calories per cup, so if you need to sneak in a cup here and there, just cut out the equivalent calories elsewhere. Do not add cream and sugar. You can add Stevia if you like. You’re welcome… (more about Coffee on the Military Diet)
What do I eat on the 4 days off the Military Diet?
We recommend a diet of 1500 calories or less on your days off if you really want to see results on the Military Diet. Here’s a menu plan to help you plan your days off the diet: 1500 calorie diet plan
Can I add cream and sugar to my coffee on the Military Diet?
No, you cannot add extra calories to the diet. And Stevia is the only sweetener we recommend. Splenda and its friends are not good for you!
I don’t drink caffeine. Will the Military Diet still work for me?
Yes. Caffeine is a mild metabolic stimulator and appetite suppressant, but going without will not dramatically alter your results.
Is the Military Diet for men too?
Of course! Just add 100 extra calories per day, preferably in the form of protein, not carbs.
If I use substitutions on the Military Diet, how much of something do I substitute for something else?
Size doesn’t matter on this diet. When you’re making substitutions, worry about calories, not size. Make sure whatever you substitute has the same amount of calories as what you’re eliminating. For instance, let’s say 4 ounces of cottage cheese has 100 calories. Substitute 1 ounce of cheddar cheese to get the same 100 calories. If you’re substituting almonds for tuna, you don’t use the same measurement for almonds as tuna. Almonds have way more calories for their size than tuna. One can of tuna is equal to about 20 almonds, just under 200 calories. Eating a cup of almonds would blow the diet to smithereens.
Can I space out my meals on the Military Diet or do I have to eat everything at once?
Spacing out your food won’t make any difference to the diet’s results. Some people work weird hours too, so eat what you want, when you want. Just don’t eat food that’s not listed on the diet!
Can I snack on the Military Diet?
No, you cannot add extra food to the Military Diet. But if you want to save something from one meal and eat it as a snack at a different time, that’s okay. Carrots for instance, or banana. Maybe ice cream…
Can I add seasoning to food on the Military Diet?
The only seasonings we recommend are zero calorie seasonings like salt, pepper, lemon juice and Mrs. Dash. Other no calorie seasonings include fresh garlic, ginger, cilantro, dill, cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, curry, turmeric, cumin, sage and rosemary. VERY low calorie seasonings like mustard, Frank’s hot sauce and low sodium soy sauce can be used in tiny amounts. You can use garlic powder, but not garlic salt.
I don’t understand the cycle of the Military Diet? How many days is the diet?
You follow the Military Diet food plan for 3 days and then you take 4 days off. The cycle is weekly. You can do the Military Diet for as many weeks as you feel comfortable… Or until you reach your goal weight. If you want good results, don’t over compensate and eat everything in sight on your four days off. Eat normally. For even better results, eat 1500 calories or less on the four days off.