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Know More About Military Diet!

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Dt.Ritika Dua 90% (203ratings)
BSc-Diet & Nutrition, M.Sc-Diet & Nutrition
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Delhi  •  21years experience
Know More About Military Diet!

The military diet is one of the toughest, yet most popular diet that exists. The reason that this diet is so popular is because of its name and also because of the results it produces.

It is said that the military diet was started by the US Navy to bring their soldiers into shape as quickly as possible.

The diet plan requires a person to take very fewer calories for 3 days and then the person can have medium calorie intake for the next four days. This diet is so effective that a person may lose 4 kgs in a single week.

Let’s look at the military diet plan:

Note: The person will have to lower down the calorie intake from day 1 to day 3. This is ideally how the calorie intake should go:

  • 1400 calories on day 1

  • 1300 calories on day 2

  • 1200 calories on day 3


The breakfast can include bread-butter, boiled eggs, fruits and a cup of tea.


It should also contain boiled egg, salted paneer, oats biscuits and milk.


It should include sausages, chicken and fruit salad with ice cream.

Note: The quantity of the food items mentioned above should be ascertained with advice from an expert dietician or neutralist. One can measure the calorie intake with the help of any online calorie calculator. 

Rest of the week

After this gruelling diet plan for the first 3 days, one will have the next 4 days to have healthy meals, which will consist of 1500-1700 calories a day.

At the end of the week, again start with military diet plan starting from day 1 till day 7. After two weeks, the person might notice a significant drop in the weight, depending on how religiously the diet is followed.

Also, it is very important to keep drinking a lot of water throughout the day while this diet is being followed.


The military diet isn’t easy. The person needs determination and has to always stay aware of the calorie intake. But a big advantage of military diet over other methods (like fasting) is that in the Military diet, the person is not starting the entire day.

However, this diet isn’t for people with underlying health conditions. So, consult a good dietician before going through this diet.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult a specialist & get answers to your questions!
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