Plan your Weight Loosing Diet Smartly
12. 10. 2016
Want to lose weight but don’t know how? Read on it will help you to clear your mind such that you shall be able to make your own diet plan which will be most effective in losing weight.
First of all; the main aspect is to burn the excess fat which has accumulated. By doing this the ideal weight is attained along with a good personality and a healthy body. Slimming down does not mean avoiding the food that you like the most. It means having a balanced diet while efficiently burning the calories that you intake in a day. Some people simply skip meat to pull down weight while some turn vegetarian in order to look slim. These options are not healthy as there are plenty of tasty yet unhealthy vegetarian foods!
Carefully following a meal plan which is low on calories and high in nutrients will help you achieve your desired weight. Consuming lesser calories than you can burn in a day is the ‘mantra’ for achieving an ideal weight and maintaining it.
An about 2000 calories a day meal plan is most ideal to keep you satisfied and filling your plate with nutrients, vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and mainly fiber. In other words you can enjoy a delicious meal and still lose weight, look slim and healthy.
Avoiding calorie laden unhealthy food and empty calorie products is necessary. Carbohydrates like canned food, aerated drinks and processed snack foods are the enemies. But this should not stop you from having a delicious meal. The ingredients mentioned within the meals plans given below can be easily substituted for another desired food item by only keeping the calories in mind.
As they say ‘eat breakfast like a king’. Breakfast should not be skipped at any cost as it helps to jump start your day very actively and provided energy to function well through the day. Some options are:-
A spicy breakfast could include tortilla, scrambled egg and salsa with a cup of milk.
Poached egg and tomato on toast with milk shake and fruit salad.
Cooked oatmeal with raisins and margarine with a glass of orange juice.
Toasted wholegrain bagel with low-fat soft cheese and a banana.
Those who do not have eggs can easily have protein enriched soy sausage or low fat yogurt. The choice is yours but the basic aim remains the same and that is to form a colorful plate and include a piece from each food group.
Nutrients and essential fatty acids should be on top of the mind while planning the lunch menu. Bounce back the energy you had in the morning by preparing a healthy lunch.
Smoked turkey sandwich on whole-wheat pita bread with a fruit of your choice.
Baked potato wedges with roast beef or chicken sandwich on whole-grain bread.
Whole wheat pasta with marinara sauce and veggies (skip this if you have had salsa in the morning)
Herbed zucchini soup with salad or ravioli.
Vegetarians can opt for a piece of fruit/nuts with low fat yogurt or wheat bread sprinkled with garlic. Low fat cheese and cottage cheese are the other options.
A protein rich food is most desirable for dinner.
Boiled salmons, steamed broccoli and a cup of fat free milk should be sufficient.
Lentil soup with vegetables and low fat cheese.
Roasted Chicken with Wild Rice and Corn.
For vegetarians – Veggie Burger with Cheese and Wild Rice.
The best part about dinner is that since you can count the calories intake throughout the day; you can indulge in a sundae or a bar of chocolate.
Snacks during the evening time can be taken like a Nutri-Grain Bar and Nuts, Crackers, a fruit with yogurt; if not taken earlier, etc. Even drinks like diet iced tea or diet soda can be consumed. Tea and coffee should be kept to the minimum and avoided whenever possible and also remember to limit the percentage of sugar and milk.
Always remember that water is the best calorie free drink.
Following a well balanced meal plan goes a long way in reducing excess weight but you will have to burn these calories, through regular exercise, in order to successfully achieve your target.