Food is a super-important part of losing weight and feeling good, which is why I’ve decided to share part of my overall eating plan strategy with you. Most days clock-in at 1500 calories, perfect for weight loss, and all from a variety of healthy sources. Follow it as-is or make your own adjustments as needed. Have fun! If you these and are hungry or more, be sure to take a loos at these 2 links
For Breakfast – Savoury Toast: Spread 1 (35g) slice of toasted soy and linseed bread with 2 tsp vegemite and top with 1/4 sliced avocado and 5 sliced cherry tomatoes. Have with a tea or coffee made with 1.2 cup (125ml) skim milk.
For Lunch – Lebanese Chicken Wrap: Spread 2 tbs baba ganoush over 1 (43g) rye wrap. Top with 100g lean skinless shredded barbecued chicken. Sprinkle with 2 tsp zaatar. Top handful of mixed leaves with 1/2 cup coarsely grated carrot and 2 tbs torn fresh mint leaves. Roll to enclose filling.
For Dinner – Zucchini, Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli
For Snacks – Drizzle 1 (45g) scoop low-fat no-added sugar ice cream with fresh passionfruit.
2 30g 50% reduced fat cheddar cheese with vegetable sticks.
For Breakfast – Summer Bircher Muesli: Combine 1/2 cup (40g) rolled oats with 3/4 cup (180ml) skim milk in a bowl. Chill overnight. Serve with sliced nectarine and berries.
For Lunch – Curried egg Sandwich: Combine 1/4 cup (60g) cottage cheese with 2 tsp curry powder and 1 tbs chopped fresh chives. Fill 2 (35g) slices wholegrain bread with handful baby spinach leaves, 1/2 sliced cucumber, 1 medium sliced hard-boiled egg, cottage cheese mixture and 1 sliced red radish.
For Dinner – Stir-fried garlic, chili and basil chicken with rice noodles.
For Snacks – Wrap thinly sliced rockmelon with 2 slices (25g) fat-trimmed prosciutto.
Spread 3 multigrain vita-wheats with 2 tsp black olive oil tapenade and top with 1 sliced roma tomato.
1 chopped peach, 1/2 cup halved grapes, and 2 tbs natural muesli.
A friendly reminder: Don’t be afraid to experiment and create your own plans. There’s an infinite number of foods and combinations for you to enjoy. Use natural foods high in protein, fibre, complex carbs and healthy fats and you really can’t go wrong. Depending on how much weight you’re looking to lose, titrate your calorie intake until you reach the sweet-spot.