When it comes to weight loss I see many people turning to low fat products and trying to reduce calories to a bare minimum. This strategy rarely works because the quality of the food you eat is far more important than calories. Despite the fact that you may reduce calories, 1200 calories of junk is still junk!
The food and weight loss philosophy we have here at Good Food Eating is to eat good food! Real food in it’s natural state, just as nature intended it.
Because it works!!
And if you can learn some new habits around eating this way, you will find that it works as a long term strategy! None of us want to lose the weight only to gain it all back again, so trust me when I say this is the only way it can work as an effective weight loss and weight maintenance strategy.
So let’s look at what a weekly weight loss meal plan might look like.
Weekly Weight Loss Meal Plan
Based on a 2 person menu.
Breakfast: Asparagus and Chicken Frittata Recipe – the great thing about frittatas is they often feed you twice or you can eat the leftovers later in the day.
Lunch: Healthy Chicken Burrito Recipe – pack it in a lunchbox for a great and tasty meal
Dinner: Super Easy Healthy Chicken Curry
Breakfast: Porridge with a few berries, greek yogurt and nuts
Dinner: Chicken Pesto with Soba Noodles
Breakfast: Veggie filled omelette
Lunch: Nori Salad & Tuna Wrap – or use a flat bread instead
Breakfast: Chicken soup – it may sound strange to eat soup for breakfast but it actually works really well. The other advantage is you can cook it overnight in a crockpot and have your hot breakfast ready cooked. It also makes a big pot that you can eaat over a few days or have for lunch and dinner.
Lunch: Salmon and Egg Salad
Dinner: Spicy Tasty Chilli Adzuki Beans
Breakfast: Spinach & Tomato Egg Muffins
Breakfast: Boiled eggs on brown rice crackers with cheese and lettuce
Lunch: 2 Minute Steak & Salad
Dinner: Simple Pan Fried Chicken Breast
Breakfast: Sweet Beef Scramble
Lunch: Tuna Cauliflower Bake
Dinner: Honey Soy Beef Stir Fry
As you can see this meal plan is made up of fresh, real foods. But…don’t let that fool you into thinking it will take hours and hours in the kitchen. Sure, preparing real food does take more time than grabbing a packet food but it’s well worth the effort.
You’ll also find that most of the meals listed above are super simple to make in 20 minutes or less. I like my food tasty and easy too!
I hope you’ll find some inspiration here to include in your weekly weight loss meal plan.
Nutritionist & Health Counselor