Low-Carb Meal PlanPosted on Dec 26th 2010 9:30AM by Sari Greaves
Follow these principles and you'll see results without feeling deprived or sluggish.
Eat unlimited nonstarchy vegetables, such as baby carrots, celery sticks and sliced peppers.
Starchy vegetables allowed include beans (except green beans), peas, corn, winter squash and potatoes. These are healthy foods, but they contain 80 calories per half cup serving versus other vegetables that contain just 10 to 25 calories per half cup serving.
Breakfast is a must on this plan. If you're not a big morning eater, you can substitute two snacks (make sure one is fruit).
For many people, dinner spells disaster when it comes to calorie control. Since it can be a challenging meal, there are two different supper options daily. Simply choose the one that best fits your schedule.
Take the meal plan with you when you go grocery shopping so you can purchase all your ingredients and foods for the week.
If you are exercising for more than 30 minutes on most days of the week, include at least two snacks daily in addition to your meals. Getting adequate amounts of calcium from food sources can help with weight loss, so try to make a glass of skim or soy milk one of your snacks.
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About Sari Greaves
Greaves is also a national spokeswoman for the American Dietetic Association. She appears regularly on television and has done interviews on ABC News, New York 1, MY9 News, NBC News, Fox News, CW11 News and Bloomberg News. She routinely does nutrition web videos for Foxnews.com and is a contributor to the Fox news health blog. Greaves has been a guest on both the Martha Stewart Radio Show and Dr. Radio Show. She co-authored the Cardiac Recovery Cookbook (Hatherleigh Press, 2005) and has written extensively on consumer nutrition topics. She has been quoted in a variety of print and internet publications including the Wall Street Journal, Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, Food & Fitness Advisor, Self Magazine, Shape Magazine, MSN News, Men's Health Magazine, Women's Health Magazine, Prevention Magazine, Consumer Reports on Health, Fitness Magazine, Health Magazine among many others.
Finally, as a professional speaker, Greaves provides nutrition lectures to various corporations in New York City; including Estee Lauder, Wilmer Cutler Pickering & Hale, Clifford Chance, Societe General Bank, International Federation of Accountants and the Council on Foreign Relations. Greaves graduated magna cum laude from the University of Delaware and completed her post-graduate dietetic internship program at NYPH-Cornell.