Healthy Meal Plans

zucchini paprika eggs m2Eating according to the predetermined menu has many benefits when trying to lose weight, gain muscles, reach some personal goal etc. When one knows what to eat days ahead, shopping for groceries can be done more easily, cheating can be minimized or entirely avoided and cooking can be done on time - when on diet, you don't want to cook or do grocery shopping on empty stomach!

On the other hand, when someone mentions diet, people think on being starved almost to death by tasteless foods and beverages.

norway lobsterWhen trying to lose weight, key issue is portion control - plain and simple. That is why weighing foods before cooking is important - this also takes some time and after some time can be boring. But, food log, when food is properly measured, don't lie.

Cheat meals or not?

Cheat meals are very important when on calorie restricted diet - they help us keep sanity and endure being on a diet.

Supplements on a Diet

Supplements can be very useful when dieting. They can help us in:

labrada bcaa2- increasing energy levels and feeling satiated while being hungry - Dieting Pills,

- avoiding various deficiencies - Vitamin and Mineral Supplements,

- organizing daily nutrition - Whey Protein Supplementation, Meal Replacement Powders, BCAA Supplementation,

- treating certain health issues - Joint Support Supplements,

etc.

Anyway, supplements are great thing, but real food is real food!

Calculating Calories and Their Estimates

This page is about menu examples and amounts of macronutrients and calories for any given meal plan. First thing first and calculate your daily calories. Going to low with your daily calorie intake is not a good thing - body will switch to the 'starvation mode' and try to survive. That means that you will sleep more, have less energy for daily jobs and workouts and body will start to 'burn' muscles instead of fats (simplified, but keep that in mind) and sooner or later, you will burn out. Plain and simple!

Note: before going on a calorie restricted diet, be sure to check your health at your doctor's office and notify him/her about your plans and ask for advice. What ever you do, it is your responsibility.

Also, there are many other articles about cooking, organizing proper nutrition, about supplements etc. - feel free to use drop down menus on top, search on your left ...

Here are the examples of meal plans, ordered according to the amount of calories with their macronutrients and few notes.

Calories Protein Carbohydrates Fats Fibers Notes
800 calorie diet meal plan 130g 30g 20g 14g Only for emergencies!
1000 calorie diet meal plan 170g 31g 24g 42g Vegan Liquid Diet Meal Plan
1100 calorie diet meal plan 145g 70g 25g 19g Balanced Meal Plan
1200 calorie diet meal plan 180g 55g 30g 28g Liquid Diet Meal Plan
1600 calorie diet meal plan 210g 100g 40g 27g Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan
1700 calorie diet meal plan 180g 130g 52g 40g Balanced Meal Plan
2100 calories meal plan 190g 210g 55g 55g Balanced Meal Plan
3500 calories meal plan 390g 320g 75g 54g Time to grow ...

All those meal plans can and should be adjusted to your needs and preferences. After all, we are all different. Also, be sure to change your meals from day to day - this will help avoid boredom and keep your sanity in check.

Cheat meals should be planed very carefully - mostly around workouts to improve your mood and speed up recovery. Just be sure not to go overboard with calories.

Healthy meal plans, sorted according to the date added or modified:

3500 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Time to Grow

saladWhen it is time to bulk, one has to workout heavily and to eat. This 3500 calories per day meal plan should be used as basis for organizing nutrition during the workout days.

2100 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Balanced Meal Plan

protein pancake recipe m1This 2100 calories per day meal plan is very balanced meal plan with calories coming closely to 40%:40%:20% rule.

There are no supplements - not that I think that supplements are bad, I just like to chew my food, instead of drinking it in the form of pills and powders.

And yes, there are protein pancakes again ...

1700 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Balanced Meal Plan

turkey breast marinade m1700 calories per day meal plan is very balanced meal plan with most calories still coming from protein, but with enough carbohydrates and fats that allow easier meal planing and is much easier to stick to, for longer period of time.

1600 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Mediterranean Diet Meal Plan

steamed broccoli and salmon mThis 1600 calories per day meal plan is suitable for both Mediterranean Diet and Carbohydrate Cycling Diet. It is based on real food and this meal plan practically requires no supplements.

1200 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Liquid Diet Meal Plan

bsn syntha 6 mThis 1200 calories meal plan is based on Meal Replacement Powders (MRP) which requires no cooking and can be prepared in no time. However, Liquid Diet is not an easy diet, it is not cheap diet, but results can be great.

1100 Calorie Diet Meal Plan

protein pancake recipe m11100 calorie diet meal plan is balanced meal plan for anybody needing menu with increased amount of protein and reduced amount of carbohydrates and fats. Of course, amounts of fats and carbohydrates are enough to provide enough energy and building blocks for body to function, more or less, normally.

1000 Calories Per Day Meal Plan - Vegan Liquid Diet

brown rice protein mThis 1000 calories per day meal plan is based on vegan protein powders and is suitable for Vegan Liquid Diet. Note that this is very low calorie intake, unless you are really 'tiny' person, in which case you don't have to go on a calorie restricted diet at all.

800 Calories Per Day Meal Plan

mixed salad with egg whites 2mAs title suggests, this is very low calorie diet that has enough nutrients for human body to survive. You will lose weight, that is for sure, but you will lose plenty of water, fats and muscles ... But, who wants to lose muscles?