A healthy diet plan not only helps in losing weight, but, is also essential for having a healthy life. Here you will find the weekly meal plan that will help in weight loss. Read on...
Following a diet is definitely one of the best methods of losing weight. People think that a weight loss diet is a strict diet where you have to give up all your favorite foodstuff. But, extreme fad diets hardly work. More you avoid eating your favorites, more you will crave for it. Hence, your meal plan must be flexible and easy to follow for a long time.
It is essential to have a balanced and nutritious diet in order to have a healthy life.
However, if you are losing weight, you need to cut down on certain foods and include only those foods that do not lead to weight gain. You should also note that it is always advisable to consult your physician before following any diet.
Diet Plan for a Week
The following is a list of foods that are to be eaten for breakfast, lunch, mid-afternoon snack and dinner. There are several options given in each of the sections so that you can have a different meal every day. This will also prevent your diet meal plan from being boring and monotonous.
* You can choose a single food item in each category every day for breakfast, lunch, mid afternoon snacks, and dinner respectively.
# 1 ~ Oatmeal with milk - 1 bowl # 2 ~ Sliced Cantaloupe - 1 cup # 3 ~ Sliced Strawberries - 1 cup # 4 ~ Fat free yogurt - 1 cup
# 5 ~ Orange, banana, apple or pear - 1 # 6 ~ Piece of toast - 1 # 7 ~ Egg white - 1 # 8 ~ Sugar free (low sugar) muesli - ½ cup (You must have 1 glass of water or 1 cup of herbal or green tea or coffee or 1 cup low-fat milk along with any 1 of the mentioned options)
(The vegetables that you should eat are carrots, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, celery, corn and beans) # 1 ~ Stewed vegetables # 2 ~ Salad with bacon and low-fat cheese
# 3 ~ Salad of green vegetables with lemon juice # 4 ~ Boiled chicken breast/veal - 100g # 5 ~ Boiled fish/prawns - 100g # 6 ~ 2 Grilled Tomatoes with whole wheat toast # 7 ~ Boiled vegetables # 8 ~ Broiled sirloin steak
# 1 ~ Salad of green leafy vegetables # 2 ~ 1 Baked potato with toast # 3 ~ Fried egg whites - 2
# 4 ~ Boiled fish # 5 ~ Fruit salad with fat-free yogurt - 1 bowl # 6 ~ Fat free Chicken salad - 1 bowl # 7 ~ Vegetable lasagna or a bowl of pasta # 8 ~ Grilled pork chops
This is a low-calorie diet plan for weight loss. It is essential to avoid chocolates, desserts, sweets, dairy products and excess rice and other starch containing foods in your weight loss diet. You can either make healthy fast food at home (like a homemade hamburger without cheese) or go for substitutes like dark chocolates for the regular candies.
Meal planning for a week in advance will be helpful and will also save your time with your grocery shopping. Healthy eating is a must, hence, follow this weekly diet plan for a healthy life and effective weight loss. Good luck!