Energy Foods While on a Diet
Written by Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Morning Energizing Foods
1 Bagel; a 200 calorie-limit & whole grain choice will provide more nutritional values
From here the dieter can complete the menu on their own or add the following to their breakfast plate: 1 fruit selection, 1 dairy selection such as reduced fat milk.
Mid-Morning Energizing Foods
1 single serving of Yogurt, use a 100 calorie or less selection
Mid-Day Lunch Menu
A super salad will add a healthy dose of nutritional values. The recipe consists of the following mix of foods and is served with 1 Tablespoon of your favorite light, reduced fat salad dressing. Allow about 400 calories in your daily total for this salad.
The Salad Ingredients:
4 cups of lettuce, any variety or baby spinach
You can also enjoy unsweetened tea or black coffee with your meal, or water.
Mid-Afternoon Snacks for Energy
1/2 of a mango OR a large banana OR 2 cups of your favorite melon for about 100 calories
Evening or Dinner Menu
For this meal, think about the selections you have added to your other menus for the day. Think about which Food Groups are a little thin, or that are lacking in your day.
You should plan your meal around these factors to ensure optimum nutritional needs are met. If you are having difficulty in filling in your meal plan, how about some good old fashioned hobo food:
1/2 cup of pinto beans - or your favorite beans, about 100 calories
Late Evening Energy Foods
We have arrived at the 'day is done' time of day and as your metabolic rate winds down, your eating mode needs to grab its hand and join the Sandman for the evening. Tomorrow is another day - another opportunity for losing those unhealthy pounds.
If you need a snack to get you through the evening, try any of the following: 2 cups of hot air popcorn, a rice or popcorn cake, a small fruit selection, a serving of pretzels, a stick of lean beef or turkey jerky.
Our next diet menu features a delicious chicken sandwich prepared on whole grain bread.
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