30 Menus for Weight Loss
Written by Sky Taylor, Sky Taylor, Diet Bites
Our Diet Menus Built on 1500 Calories & American Food Pyramid
All 30 diet menus contain approximately 1,500 calories each and are built on the official food pyramid.
We purposely made these menus very easy with minimal ingredients. The diet menus contain 3 healthy meals per day, 2 healthy fruit snacks and a bedtime slim shake made with common ingredients (fruit, milk, extracts).
Hydrating Needs & Sweet Tips
While dieting, enjoy water and any diet beverage that you wish that contains 10 calories or less per serving.
Splenda is a wonderful sweetener which contains no after-taste and can be added to tea, coffee - any drink to add sweetness.
If you're a coffee drinker, we recommend that you use Borden's extra-rich powdered creamer which tastes close to real cream with minimal calories.
Fats, Dairy Products
Our weight loss program does allow butter or margarine. Be sure to use no more than a pat - about 60 calories.
As to dairy products, if you are not accustomed to skim we suggest that you slowly migrate from the regular versions to skim or fat free. If you just cannot tolerate skim, try the in-between versions, often labeled as 'light'. To compensate for the extra calories, walk a few more minutes each day.
If you aren't dining alone, our recipes are wholesome for the entire family. Simply increase the ingredients by the number of individuals dining.
Calorie Breakdown for Free Diet Menus
Here is a breakdown of calories in percentages and we tried our best to stick as close to these percentages as possible:
25% for breakfast
30% for lunch
30% for dinner
15% for 2 snacks + 1 bedtime shake
WHICH TRANSLATES TO ABOUT:
375 calories for breakfast
450 calories for lunch
450 calories for dinner
225 calories for 2 snacks + 1 bedtime shake
Our diet menus are based on the official food pyramid daily recommendations as follows:
Fats, Oils & Sweets: Use sparingly.
Dairy:(Milk, Yogurt, Cheese) - 2 to 3 servings per day.
Vegetables: 3 to 5 servings per day.
Proteins: (Beef, fish, lamb, beans, eggs, chicken) 2 to 3 servings per day.
Fruits: 2-4 servings per day.
Grains: (Bread, cereal, brown rice, pasta) 6 to 11 servings per day.
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