Updated: Sep 29, 2020
When you think of the word diet, you think low calories, no carbs, and being starved for long periods of time. But what if there was another way? Surely you'd prefer to explore an alternate way, instead of living off chicken, broccoli, and egg whites for 12 weeks?
Introducing the "low-calorie alternatives" method!
What does that mean exactly?
Instead of explaining it to you and probably confusing a lot of people, I'm just going to show you.
The average day of eating:
Breakfast: Egg and bacon roll
Snack: Chobani flip yogurt
Lunch: Spaghetti bolognese and a can of coke
Snack: Pancakes with maple syrup and ice-cream
Dinner: Fried chicken, chips, and salad.
Carbs: 323g Fats: 110g Protein: 108g
Now, let's try that again using low-calorie alternatives.
Breakfast: 1 egg, 2 bacon rashers, 1 serve burger thins
Snack: Chobani fit
Lunch: Spaghetti bolognese with 10 calorie spaghetti and coke no sugar
Snack: Marlee's low carb pancakes with sugar-free maple syrup and low sugar ice-cream.
Dinner: Marlee's KFC chicken with salad.
Carbs: 65g Fats: 49g Protein: 125g
By doing this, you're eating less than half the calories, 1/4 of the carbs, and 1/2 the fat. Kind of a no brainer don't you think?
Things to remember:
Nutrients are important. The above meals are examples, not a meal plan. Eating low-processed, natural foods is recommended.
1280 calories a day is low! Use the macronutrient calculator at the top of my website to find out your exact macros before starting any diet or meal plan.
Brands and Recipes:
Pancake recipe: https://www.marleejaynne.com/post/low-calorie-fluffy-pancakes
KFC Chicken recipe: https://www.marleejaynne.com/post/kfc-style-chicken
Sugar-free maple syrup: Queen maple flavoured syrup, sugar-free
Ice-cream: Peter's No Sugar added ice-cream
Burger thins: Tip Top burger thins
Low calories spaghetti: Splendier noodles
Bolognese mix: Stay tuned! Posting soon!
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