The Remaining 3 Days
The remainder of the week also involves dieting.
Snacks are permitted and there are no food group restrictions. However, you are encouraged to limit portion sizes and keep total calorie intake under 1,500 per day.
You can find a list of websites and apps to track your calorie intake in this article.
There are no other rules for the remaining 4 days of the diet.
BOTTOM LINE:The first 3 days of the diet have a set menu, while the other 4 are less restricted. You are still encouraged to eat healthy and restrict calories for the remaining 4 days.
Additional Foods Permitted
Substitutions are allowed during the 3-day phase for those with dietary restrictions, but portions should contain the same number of calories.
For example, if you have a peanut allergy, you can swap peanut butter for almond butter.
You can also swap 1 cup of tuna for some almonds if you are vegetarian.
All that matters is that the calories remain the same. If you change the meal plan in any way, you need to be counting calories.
Proponents of the military diet encourage drinking hot lemon water, but recommend against artificially sweetened beverages. However, there is no scientific reason why this would be a good idea.
BOTTOM LINE:If you have dietary restrictions, then you are allowed to substitute foods of equal calories.