Upon hearing the word “diet”, most of us feel an unexplainable spark of fear trembling in our guts, since our bellies usually misinterpret this notion as starvation. However, losing weight does not have to be a scary process where you completely deprive yourself of food and wait until your body collapses and you lose weight, before you rush on, compensating for your loss as soon as the diet program finishes. Rather, a well planned and organized meals can be all you need in order to lose and maintain your weight.
Weekly Diet Plan : Breakfasts
Note that each of the following meals are for a single day in a week. So, speaking of breakfasts, you can start one day with a bowl of oatmeal with milk, and another with a cup of sliced cantaloupe. For some other breakfasts you can eat a cup of sliced strawberries or drink a cup of fat-free yogurt. As the week progresses, you may start your days with a single orange, apple, banana or pear. On the other hand, you can eat a single piece of toast or one egg white. After each of these breakfasts, you may have a glass of water or a cup of herbal green tea. A cup of coffee or low-fat milk are also excellent alternatives.
Weekly Diet Plan : Lunches
Your every lunch should consist of some of the following vegetables: carrots, cauliflower, spinach, lettuce, broccoli, celery, corn and beans.
Alternating these every day, you can make them stewed or mix them with bacon and low-fat cheese. On some other days, you can make salads with lemon juice or add 100g of boiled chicken breast. Boiled fish in the same amount can work too. Some other days, eat 2 grilled tomatoes with a whole wheat toast for lunch or have a nice meal of broiled vegetables.
Weekly Diet Plan : Dinners
Your dinners need to be light. Thus, dine salad made of green leafy vegetables once, a baked potato with toast some other night or 2 fried egg whites on the night of your choice. Boiled fish will be a great dinner once a week and so will a bowl of fruit salad with fat-free yogurt. Finally, end your week with a vegetable lasagna or a bowl of pasta. You can leave Sunday, for example, for grilled pork chops, completing your healthy weekly diet.
Finally, you should not forget snacks which can be eaten in the mid-afternoon. These may be crackers or a cup of frozen, fat-free yogurt. Alternatively, you can eat three prunes or the same amount of almonds or hazelnuts. On some other days, a single peach, apricot or pear will do. Also, you can drink a glass of orange juice one day, drinking the same amount of fruit juice another day.