The Diet Plan!

This doctor-developed system is specially designed to help you lose weight, so you look and feel great. With a little hard work, determination and dedication, we are confident that the results will be worth the effort. Are you up to the challenge?

The following meal plan provides 1250 calories per day. This diet is scientifically designed for healthy weight loss over the course of 2-weeks. Below is an overview of the basic dietary guidelines, outlining the daily amount of food that is allowed from each food group. You can mix and match food items throughout the day (being careful not to exceed your caloric goal) or you can simply follow one of three pre-designed menus below.

Dietary Guidelines
Fruit: 1 cup (1 cup is equivalent to: 1 cup of fresh/frozen/canned fruits, 1 cup fruit juices, ½ cup dried fruits)(Healthy options include: apples, pears, mangoes, grapes, cherries, raspberries, blueberries, strawberries, pomegranates)

Vegetables: 1.5 cups (½ cup is equivalent to: ½ cup of raw/cooked/frozen/canned veggies, ½ cup vegetable juice, 1 cup of leafy greens)(Vary your choices to include: dark green veggies, orange veggies, starchy veggies, dry beans and peas)

Grains: 4 ounces (1 ounce is equivalent to: 1 cup of cereal flakes, 1 slice bread, 1 small muffin, ½ cup cooked rice, 1 ounce dry pasta)(Choose whole grains whenever possible)

Meats and Beans: 3 ounces (1 ounce is equivalent to: 1 ounce lean meat/poultry/fish, 1 egg, ¼ cup cooked beans, 1 tablespoon peanut butter, ½ ounce nuts/seeds (almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds))

Milk: 2 cups (1 cup is equivalent to: 1 cup milk/yogurt/soy milk, 1½ ounces of cheese)(Choose low-fat or non-fat options whenever possible)

Oils: 4 teaspoons (1 teaspoon is equivalent to: 1 teaspoon butter, 1 teaspoon vegetable oil (olive oil is preferred), 1 teaspoon low- fat mayo, 2 teaspoons light salad dressing)
Menu #1
Breakfast (8am – 9am)
½ cup oatmeal
1 cup yogurt
black coffee or herbal tea

Lunch (11am – 1pm)
1 slice whole wheat bread (cut in half)
2 ounces tuna (in water only)
Tomato, cucumber, lettuce (equivalent to ¾ cup total)
1 teaspoon mayo + 1 teaspoon olive oil

Snack (3pm – 4pm)
1 cup of fresh fruit or 1 piece of fruit (apple, pear, plum, peach, etc)

Dinner (5pm – 7pm)
1 corn tortilla
½ cup black beans
½ cup salsa
1 ½ ounces cheese
½ cup shredded lettuce
½ cup cooked rice
Menu #2
Breakfast (8am – 9am)
Smoothie (blend together 1 cup berries + 1 cup soymilk and ice cubes)
1 slice of toast
1 teaspoon of butter

Lunch (11am – 1pm)
1 cup cooked grain (such as white rice, brown rice, wild rice, quinoa, millet, etc)
¾ cup vegetables (such as steamed broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, etc)
2 ounces of lean meat (roughly the size of ½ deck of playing cards)

Snack (3pm – 4pm)
1 egg or ½ ounce of nuts/seeds

Dinner (5pm – 7pm)
1½ cups of leafy greens (salad mix or steamed kale)
2 teaspoons light dressing
1½ ounces of cheese
Menu #3
Breakfast (8am – 9am)
1 cup high fiber cereal
½ cup milk/soy milk
1 banana

Lunch (11am – 1pm)
1 cup pasta
½ cup vegetables or ½ cup pasta sauce
2 teaspoons of olive oil
2 ounces of lean meat

Snack (3pm – 4pm)
1 cup raw carrot sticks/celery/green peppers

Dinner (5pm – 7pm)
6 crackers
1 cup low-fat cottage-cheese
½ ounce mixed nuts

Facts courtesy of: Applied Nutrition