Day 3 – Three Day Military Diet Menu
Day 3 of the Three Day Military Diet is the last day. Three days go by quick! And once you get through today you will be back to eating normal for 4 days. You should be still feeling good. Some will have a little bit lower energy and that is fine. Stick with the three day military diet. Our brains sometimes don’t want us to be thin but we are smart than that.
The impulse for food is ingrained in our brains. For thousands of years humans haven’t had enough to eat. It has just been in the last few decades that overeating and weight gain has been as big of a problem as it is. Our biology wants us to eat. That’s the reason that eating feels so good! Our brain tells us that the higher the calories the better. Fried foods, sugary foods, processed foods….the brain loves it! But we can overcome our lizard impulses and get the bodies we want with the three day military diet! And we will feel better in the process and reach our goal weight.
Day 3 of the Three Day Military Diet is the lowest calorie day. The payoff is all in dinner though. Just get through breakfast and lunch and you are golden. You get a relatively big dinner and get to have your 4 maintenance days.
Day 2 only gave us 1/2 cup of ice cream for dinner. Today we are back to a full cup. The tuna (or salmon) portion is also much more generous than lunch of day 2.
Day 3 - Breakfast
5 saltine crackers – Tempting to spice these up with toppings other than the cheddar cheese. Resist temptation!
1 slice (1 ounce) cheddar cheese
1 small apple
Day 3 - Lunch
1 egg – Many prefer hard-boiled because of the grease restriction. But the egg can be cooked how you like it as long as you follow the rules.
1 slice toast – Whole grain bread is preferable
Day 3 - Dinner
1 cup tuna or 1 cup salmon (8 ounces)
1 cup vanilla ice cream – Back to a full cup!
And that’s it! That’s the entire Three Day Military Diet. Now there are 4 days of normal eating. It’s important not to go overboard the next 4 days. We’re not trying to play catch-up on our calorie count. But we can go back to eating normal and enjoy our weight loss. If we aren’t satisfied with our weight loss then we can repeat the cycle. But we do want to give ourselves a few days off so our metabolism doesn’t slow.