Example of a 2400 Calorie Diet
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The 2400 kcal diet plan contains double the energy values of the 1200 plan - an amount that many dieters dare to go on and which more often than not ends in failure.
While too many kcals will prevent those unwanted pounds from burning off, too few can certainly do a fellow in - and that's in a bad, not a good way.
Losing isn't always a bad thing, particularly where a wise plan is involved which serves to promote improved health; just a few benefits include:
For those who suffer from aching joints and back pain, losing just 5% to 10% of excess weight can produce a marked improvement, lessening the pain as the added pressure of unwanted weight is removed.
For those who deal with aching, tired feet - it's often due to carting around too much bacon all day. All that pressure from unnecessary weight on a body frame that was created to carry much less takes its toll on the feet. Losing the excess removes the pressure.
If it has been a while since you have seen certain areas of your body in definition - losing will certainly redefine these areas. Some of the most common areas that dieters are pleased about due to significant improvement include the knees which were once hidden in layers of fat, the neck and the shoulder area.
Note: All references to margarine in this menu refer to the lower fat varieties.
Breakfast: Warm Whole Grain Cereal, Bread & Fresh Berries With Cream
1 serving of Malt O Meal
Lunch Menu: Soup, Cornbread & Kangaroo Pocket
1 serving of vegetable soup
Dinner Menu: Meatloaf, Potatoes & Vegetables
3 ounces of meatloaf - our low calorie recipe posted below
Diet Meatloaf Recipe
As a note, ground turkey makes an excellent alternative to ground beef. Four cooked ounces that is 93% lean contains 128 kcals and 7.09 total fat grams with only 1.84 of those in the form of saturated fat. In comparison, 4 ounces of 95% lean beef contains about 185 kcals with about 7.5 total fat grams and 4 saturated.
Let's add the following food selections: 1 small banana, pear and apple.