Here is some really important information about healthy meal plans for fat loss.
I thought you might like a little more guidance when it comes to what you’re eating, since nutrition is the #1 factor in determining how much extra weight we carry on our bodies.
According to Nutritionist Alan Aragon, to determine the number of calories you need to eat each day for fat loss you can use the following equation:
# calories/day = ideal body weight x # hours you exercise/week + 9.5
For example, if you are 165 lbs and your ideal body weight is 150 lbs and you are exercising for 2 hours each week then:
# calories/day = 150 x 2 +9.5
# calories/day you need to eat to reach your ideal body weight = 1,725
OK, but what if you just aren’t into counting calories?
Then let’s look at it a different way.
For each meal and snack throughout the day think of your plate as 100%. Now divide your plate into the following categories:
50% fruits and vegetables
30% lean protein
20% healthy fats
That sounds pretty doable, doesn’t it?
Some meal plans you might come up with using these proportions:
Breakfast: 2 egg scramble with peppers, celery, tomatoes, and broccoli with 1/2 grapefruit
Lunch: Salad full of veggies with grilled chicken, 1/2 avocado, and olive oil
Snack: Greek yogurt with gogi berries, blueberries, and strawberries
Dinner: Grass fed beef with sweet potato and green beans
If you keep this nutrition tip in mind and use these healthy meal plans for fat loss as a good example to model I promise there will be little chance you won’t lose weight and get the body you desire.
But don’t forget your home fitness workout!
Susan Campbell, MS, CSCS
Author, Ultimate Home Workouts