7-Day Calorie Confusion Meal Plan

Force your metabolism to work harder! This plan allows you to eat more and lose weight by alternating between high- and low-calorie days. Take the guesswork out of your diet with this week-long meal plan.

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Alternate between high-calorie days of 2000 calories with a dessert and low 1200-calorie days with 4 meals. When you consume more calories, you drive nutrients into cells, building muscle and revving up your metabolism. The next day, you cut calories, essentially turning your body into a prime-time fat-burning furnace.

Try this week’s worth of meals to turbocharge your metabolism!

Sunday: High-calorie day (2000 calories)

 

Breakfast

1 large egg omelet (96 calories)

1/4 cup low-fat shredded cheddar cheese (49 calories)

2 slices nitrate/nitrite free turkey bacon (70 calories)

1 slice whole wheat bread, toasted (100 calories)

1 medium-sized orange (62 calories)

Total (377 calories)

Snack

1.5 large rectangular graham crackers, 3 squares (90 calories)

1 tbsp peanut butter (95 calories)

Lunch

2 slices whole-wheat bread (200 calories)

2 slices turkey-breast meat (44 calories)

1 slice low-fat American cheese (38 calories)

Lettuce (5 calories)

2 slices tomato (6 calories)

1 medium banana (105 calories)

4 squares dark chocolate, 70-85% cocoa (72 calories)

1 cup baby carrots (50 calories)

Snack

1 medium apple (95 calories)

15 almonds (105 calories)

Dinner

1 cup cooked whole-wheat spaghetti (176 calories)

4 oz cooked chicken breast (186 calories)

1/2 cup steamed broccoli (27 calories)

1/2 cup chopped zucchini (10 calories)

1 cup tomato sauce (78 calories)


Dessert

1 cup low-fat frozen yogurt (280 calories)

10 raspberries (10 calories)

Total calories: 2,049