This article is #5 in our Low Calorie Diet Introduction Series. You can jump to the beginning of the series if you just landed on this site by clicking here.
So far we’ve learned exactly how many calories you need to consume to lose weight and the best types of filling, low calorie foods you should be eating every day.
Now, lets put together a sample low calorie meal plan to give you an idea of what your daily low calorie diet will look like.
When starting out you will find yourself reading a lot of labels and counting a lot of calories, which some may find tedious. No one wants to count every calorie they take in every day for the rest of their lives. And you shouldn’t have to. As I stated earlier, when you become more experienced and make healthy eating a daily lifestyle, then a healthy diet will be second nature. You will no longer be reaching for highly processed, high calorie foods and you will have a good idea of exactly how much food you should be taking in every day, without counting calories.
Developing a meal plan to get you started on your diet is easy. Let’s quickly develop a day’s worth of meals for a person with a daily goal of 1200 calories (items in blue can be found in our low calorie recipe section). Their macronutrient ratio is 30% protein, 50% carbohydrates and 20% fat.
1200 Calorie Meal Plan
|Chocolate No-Bake Oatmeal||250||25||20||9.5|
|Smoked Trout Salad||169||8||15||9|
|Baked Chicken Parmesan Casserole (2 slice)||286||14||32||12|
|Protein Oatmeal Bar||130||21||10||1.5|
This is just one of many low calorie meal plans you could create. As you get more experienced with healthy eating, picking low calorie and healthy foods will become second nature and there will be no need to constantly search and figure out the calories in every item you consume.
Putting It All Together
This series presented some of the basic principles of an effective low calorie diet. But, now I’ve got a special treat for you…
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