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If you are trying to lose a few pounds or are concentrating on feeding your family lower calorie meals, you may be concerned that a low-calorie meal plan will be boring, tasteless and hard to implement. Fortunately, making low-calorie meals using the right seasonings and ingredients is simple, economical and a process your whole family can enjoy.
For most people, a regular meal plan with fewer than 1,000 calories is not healthy. Women need at least 1,200 calories per day while men need at least 1,500 calories per day to provide adequate energy and nutrition. If you have checked with your health care provider, and he has approved you to follow a plan with fewer than 1,000 calories, strive to make it the healthiest plan possible.
Teenagers are smart enough to appreciate the benefits of a healthy diet, but they are also easily tempted by fast and tasty junk food. The trick to creating a weekly meal plan for teens is to include plenty of nutritious substitutes for sugary foods laden with empty calories. Pick a few basic menus for each meal and alternate days to take some of the fuss out of planning. Teens will not object to eating their favorite meals two or three times a week.
If you are trying to lose weight, a meal plan that contains between 1,300 and 1,400 calories can help. Constantly measuring and trying to stick to this number of calories can be time-consuming, however. Use a set meal plan so you can evenly distribute your calories throughout the day on satisfying and nutritious foods to help keep yourself from getting overly hungry.
The weight loss equation looks simple: eating less plus moving more equals a smaller number on the scale. Putting that into practice isn't always so simple, though, especially when the rest of the family isn't going on a diet. Keep meal replacements handy to eat on the go or to stave off hunger as you're cooking for the kids. Thinking of your food intake in terms of 100-calorie increments also helps you track calories more easily.
You're in charge of your family's nutritional health, one of countless roles you play everyday. It's important to get this job right but you need a plan to pull it off successfully. Save time, lose or maintain weight and stay healthy by using a low-calorie meal plan that's simple to prepare and serve and meets your family's nutritional needs.