What do you actually get to eat on the Military Diet?

Tuna, peanut butter on toast, crackers, eggs and ice cream don’t seem the healthiest ingredients to base a diet on

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2016, 2:01am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 29 March, 2016, 2:00am

People on the Military Diet are supposed to lose up to 4.5kg in a week, by limiting their energy intake to between 1,100 and 1,400 calories a day for three days each week. Nutritionists caution against adopting the diet, for a number of reasons. This is what you are limited to eating on the three days you're dieting.

DAY ONE (approximately 1,400 calories)

Breakfast

Half a grapefruit

1 slice toast

2 tablespoons peanut butter

1 cup coffee or tea

Lunch

115 grams tuna

1 slice toast

1 cup coffee or tea

Dinner

85 grams any type of meat

150 grams green beans

Half a banana

1 small apple

150 grams vanilla ice cream

DAY TWO (approximately 1,200 calories)

Breakfast

1 egg

1 slice toast

Half a banana

Lunch

160 grams cottage cheese

1 hard-boiled egg

5 saltine crackers

Dinner

2 hot dogs (without buns)

180 grams broccoli

25 grams carrots

Half a banana

75 grams vanilla ice cream

DAY THREE (approximately 1,100 calories)

Breakfast

5 saltine crackers

28 grams cheddar cheese

1 small apple

Lunch

1 egg (cooked any way you like)

1 slice toast

Dinner

230 grams tuna

Half a banana

150 grams vanilla ice cream