Struggling to stick to that new diet? Need some more inspiration? Here’s my New Year present to you: a quick-start weight-loss plan from my Belly Fat ebook . Enjoy. And remember these are BOGOF at the moment too – see here.
Note this plan is not calorie-counted or measured in any way so you can mix and match meals or swop anything you like; it’s simply here to give you a place to start if you need one. All the meals are taken from the ‘Meals To Enjoy’ section of the book and I have tried to make the meal plan realistic to fit in with daily life. It’s probably not perfect, but it’s good enough – and that’s how your attitude should be. You don’t have to let it take over your life – and you should enjoy your food.
I have assumed you are like me and work Mon-Fri, don’t have much time in the morning, are too tired to cook on Friday night after a long week and have a family roast on Sundays. I have also assumed it’s easier to take leftovers to work for lunch the next day.
Breakfast: Bowl of Fruit Smoothie sprinkled with seeds
Snack 1: Handful of mixed nuts and a pear
Lunch: Slices of Beef/Chicken/Turkey from yesterday’s Sunday dinner with salad
Snack 2: 3-4 squares of proper dark chocolate
Dinner: Spanish Omelette and roasted veggies
Supper Snack: Dish of olives
Breakfast: Melon, berries and yogurt
Snack 1: Couple of oatcakes and some hummus
Lunch: Left over omelette and salad
Snack 2: Pumpkin seeds and a few cherry tomatoes
Dinner: King Prawn stir-fry
Supper snack: Few squares of dark chocolate
Breakfast: Muesli, berries and soya milk
Snack 1: Few olives
Lunch: Chicken or crab/mayo lettuce wraps
Snack 2: Nuts and fruit
Dinner: Tofu and veg casserole with quinoa
Supper snack: Bowl of strawberries with soya cream
Breakfast: Soya yogurt, seeds, chopped nuts and fruit
Snack 1: Raw broccoli and hummus
Lunch: Tin of sardines in tomato sauce and salad
Snack 2: Piece of fruit and some pumpkin seeds
Dinner: Chicken kebabs or organic salmon fillet and a little brown basmati rice, millet or quinoa with roasted tomatoes and pine nuts
Supper snack: Bowl of spicy popcorn
Breakfast: Fruit Compote and soya yogurt topped with flaked almonds
Snack 1: Small Innocent smoothie and a few nuts
Lunch: Left over chicken kebab or salmon and rice
Snack 2: Few squares of chocolate
Dinner: Thai Curry takeaway and portion of bean sprouts. Glass of wine.
Breakfast: Non-buttered, naturally smoked kippers
Snack 1: Handful of cashew nuts
Lunch: Mushroom omelette (at home or out)
Snack 2: Dish of olives
Dinner: Steak and salad
Supper snack: Strawberries and soya cream
Breakfast: Mushrooms, tomatoes and 2 meat/gluten-free sausages
Snack 1: Some raw veg like carrot or broccoli pinched while making lunch!
Lunch: Sunday roast (meat or nut) with roasted veggies and GF gravy, followed by baked apple. Glass of wine.
Snack 2: I would hope you’re too full!
Dinner: Salad leaves with olives, pine nuts and antipasti
Supper snack: Handful of cherries or half a melon.
Good luck. Contact me for more help if you need it.