Can you survive the 7-Day Military Diet Challenge?

7 day miliary diet

If you're having a hard time losing a few pounds you're not alone! In the United States and many other places, obesity is on the rise along with diabetes, hypertension, and several other potenitally fatal diseases. Fortunately, there is a relatively inexpensive and effective diet you can give a try this week, the seven day miliary diet.

It's a super simple diet that was ironically not developed by or followed in the military. Instead, it earned its name by the sheer amount of discipline and tenacity a person has to have to complete it.

DISCLAIMER: Always consult a licensed physician or other qualified before beginning any new diet or exercise program.

Without further ado, here is the simple but effective 7 day military diet.

7 Day Military Diet Menu

  • Day 1 Breakfast

    Scrambled eggs with spinach, slice of whole grain toast, and a cup of green tea.

    Calories: 240 | Protein: 14g | Carbs: 20g

  • Day 1 Lunch

    Grilled chicken salad with mixed greens and vinaigrette.

    Calories: 320 | Protein: 28g | Carbs: 15g

  • Day 1 Dinner

    Grilled salmon, quinoa, and steamed broccoli.

    Calories: 500 | Protein: 40g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 1 Snack

    Handful of almonds.

    Calories: 100 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 3g

  • Day 2 Breakfast

    Whole grain oatmeal with berries and a spoon of honey, green tea.

    Calories: 220 | Protein: 5g | Carbs: 45g

  • Day 2 Lunch

    Tuna salad with lettuce, tomatoes, and a light mayo dressing.

    Calories: 350 | Protein: 30g | Carbs: 5g

  • Day 2 Dinner

    Lean beef steak, sweet potato, and green beans.

    Calories: 550 | Protein: 45g | Carbs: 50g

  • Day 2 Snack

    Yogurt with a sprinkle of chia seeds.

    Calories: 120 | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 15g

  • Day 3 Breakfast

    Pancakes with maple syrup, a side of blueberries, and a cup of coffee.

    Calories: 280 | Protein: 6g | Carbs: 55g

  • Day 3 Lunch

    Ham and cheese sandwich on whole grain bread, side salad.

    Calories: 410 | Protein: 25g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 3 Dinner

    Spaghetti with tomato sauce and meatballs, mixed vegetables.

    Calories: 510 | Protein: 30g | Carbs: 70g

  • Day 3 Snack

    Sliced cucumber with hummus.

    Calories: 150 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 20g

  • Day 4 Breakfast

    Whole grain waffles with honey and sliced strawberries, milk.

    Calories: 300 | Protein: 9g | Carbs: 45g

  • Day 4 Lunch

    Chicken Caesar salad with whole grain croutons.

    Calories: 360 | Protein: 30g | Carbs: 25g

  • Day 4 Dinner

    Roast beef, mashed potatoes, and steamed asparagus.

    Calories: 550 | Protein: 45g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 4 Snack

    Carrot sticks with light ranch dip.

    Calories: 130 | Protein: 2g | Carbs: 20g

  • Day 5 Breakfast

    Muesli with almonds, dried fruits, and milk, black tea.

    Calories: 320 | Protein: 10g | Carbs: 60g

  • Day 5 Lunch

    Turkey and avocado wrap with lettuce and tomato.

    Calories: 410 | Protein: 28g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 5 Dinner

    Grilled shrimp, brown rice, and sautéed spinach.

    Calories: 480 | Protein: 35g | Carbs: 50g

  • Day 5 Snack

    Granola bar.

    Calories: 200 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 35g

  • Day 6 Breakfast

    French toast with a side of mixed berries, orange juice.

    Calories: 320 | Protein: 10g | Carbs: 50g

  • Day 6 Lunch

    Grilled cheese sandwich on whole grain, tomato soup.

    Calories: 400 | Protein: 20g | Carbs: 45g

  • Day 6 Dinner

    Lamb chops, roasted potatoes, and green beans.

    Calories: 550 | Protein: 45g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 6 Snack

    Apple slices with peanut butter.

    Calories: 180 | Protein: 4g | Carbs: 30g

  • Day 7 Breakfast

    Smoothie with bananas, spinach, Greek yogurt, honey, and milk.

    Calories: 260 | Protein: 15g | Carbs: 40g

  • Day 7 Lunch

    Roast beef sandwich on rye with mustard and pickles, side salad.

    Calories: 420 | Protein: 30g | Carbs: 35g

  • Day 7 Dinner

    Chicken curry with basmati rice and naan bread.

    Calories: 600 | Protein: 35g | Carbs: 70g

  • Day 7 Snack

    Trail mix with nuts and dried fruits.

    Calories: 200 | Protein: 5g | Carbs: 30g

Keep in mind, this diet is likely only meant to be short term. The caloric intake is much too lower for most adult men and women, so long term adherance can lead to a whole host of physical and mental illnesses.

As long as you don't do this long term and get the green light from your doctor, give this military inspired diet a try.

Matt Irving is the CEO of Super Easy Tech, LLC.
Matt is the founder of Fueling Food, Make It Super Easy, and Super Easy CRM. He is a beast of a software engineer, blogger, and gamer. Feel free to connect on any of the platforms listed below.

Posted by: Matt Irving on 08/27/2023


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