How to Eat Your Way to Weight Loss Success


As has been mentioned countless times, eating 5-6 small meals a day is the most effective way to elevate and maintain your metabolism.  A raised metabolism burns more calories when you are sitting around watching TV, sleeping, working on your laptop in the office, etc.

Keep in mind, when we say 6 meals a day, we mean 6 relatively small meals a day.  Often times people have a hard time knowing what to eat, especially if they need to eat this often.  Check out the pictures below to get some good ideas for what makes up those 6 small meals a day.

Breakfast – 325 Calories

1 cup oatmeal, 1 cup of fruit, 1 cup coffee, 1 banana

Breakfast – 290 Calories

1 whole wheat English muffin, 2 pats low fat butter, 1 hard boiled egg, 1/2 cup fruit, 8 oz juice, 8 oz tea.

Breakfast – 300 Calories

1 cup cereal, 8 oz 2% milk, 1 banana, 1 cup coffee

Lunch – 350 Calories

1 bowl tomato soup, 1 small salad, 2 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing, 12 oz water, 4 crackers

Lunch – 350 Calories

1 large salad, 2 tablespoons reduced fat olive and vinegar dressing, 6 oz sliced chicken, 1 cup wheat thin crackers, 12 ounces water

Dinner – 365 Calories

6 oz. broiled white fish, 1 cup mashed potatoes, 1 pat butter, 1/2 cup peas, 8 ounces homemade iced tea

Dinner – 345 Calories

6 oz chicken, 1 cup green beans, 2 pats low fat butter, 1 small salad, 2 tablespoons reduced fat oil and vinegar dressing, 12 oz water

Dinner – 365 Calories

6 oz chicken, 2 tablespoons barbeque sauce, 1 cup vegetables, 1/2 cup brown rice, 1 small salad, 2 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, 12 oz water.

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