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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Saturday: High-calorie (2000 calories)

Breakfast

2-egg omelet with 1-oz cheddar cheese, 1/4 cup chopped red peppers, and 2 nitrate/nitrite free turkey sausage links: (142 and 113 and 6 and 132 = 387 calories)

1 wedge honeydew melon (45 calories)

1 slice whole-wheat toast with 1 tbsp raspberry preserves: (100 and 50 = 150 calories)

Snack

1/2 cup lowfat milk (52 calories)

1 cup cinnamon shredded wheat (200 calories)

Lunch

1 cup whole-wheat spaghetti (176 calories)

1/2 cup marinara sauce (111 calories)

1/2 cup zucchini (10 calories)

3 oz sliced grilled chicken breast (140 calories)

Snack

50 pistachios (160 calories)

Dinner

Black bean veggie burger (115 calories)

Whole-wheat bun (120 calories)

Tomato slice (3 calories)

Romaine leaf (1 calories)

Onion ring (2 calories)

1/3 cup (uncooked) quinoa with 1/4 cup sundried tomatoes and 6 artichoke hearts (160 and 35 and 20 = 215 calories)

Dessert

Instant hot chocolate, prepared with water: (113 calories)

16 animal crackers (120 calories)

Total: 2013 calories