Can you help me with a Diet Plan?
I recommend an eating plan for life. I like the healthy plate method in which one-half of the plate is non-starchy veggies, one-quarter is starch and the other quarter is lean protein. Fruit and low fat/nonfat dairy are outside the plate. Prepare food in a healthy manner like baking, steaming and grilling.
To lose one pound per week, cut 500 calories per day through diet and exercise. Don’t skip meals and refrain from drinking your calories. Many beverages like regular sodas, juice and coffee drinks can be packed with calories. Don’t go below 1200 calories a day without medical supervision. Writing down what you eat is a great tool and there’s a wonderful program, www.myfitnesspal.com that can help you track the nutrition information in your meals and snacks.
Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes most days of the week. For weight loss, though, you’ll likely need to up it to 60 minutes most days of the week.
Make a plan and start somewhere. You don’t have to make all the changes you want overnight. Small steps add up to big ones!