"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

Low Calorie Diet Meal Plan

Lisa Cutforth - Tuesday, June 18, 2013

I am known for not being a fan of meal plans, or low calorie diets.  So why then have I spent the last six weeks painstakingly trying to create the perfect low calorie meal plan?

I'll start with the reason I am not a fan of meal-plans and low calorie diets. 

Low calorie diets focus primarily on "calories".  All calories are not created equally, and low calorie does not mean healthy or balanced necessarily.  I have rarely seen "low calorie diets" done well or nutritiously, partly because people end up eating "fake food" and counting calories rather than nutrients.  It is possible to get low calorie nutritious meal-plans all over the web, great software that you can punch in your stats and it pulls up a nutritious low calorie meal plan for you to follow, but they can be complicated (fancy recipes, specific foods not always to your tastes or your budget, individual so difficult to adjust for a family), and so despite them being a great resource they seem to have poor compliance.  And no matter how good a meal plan is, if you don't stick to it, you won't get results.  Personalised meal plans I have devised for my clients in the past have also had low compliance, people get bored or lose interest, and a meal plan doesn't address triggers, or teach you how to make choices in the real world.

So then why am I creating a low calorie meal plan?

Meal plans can be a great starting point, a guide or blue print for how to combine foods or structure meals, or gauge portions. Low calorie and low glycaemic load diets have been found to be an effective approach to weight management and longevity if they are done well.

So I figured if I created a meal plan that addresses some of the weak points in meal plans and low calorie diets, we might be onto a blueprint for "the perfect modern day diet".  If it is easy to use and practical for the whole family, if it meets nutritional needs, if it is low calorie and low glycaemic load, and doesn't leave you hungry, if it is easy to follow and gets you results and is the blue print for a system of eating... then I am REALLY HAPPY to promote it and encourage you to use it...  

I will let you know when it is available... and I will definitely be asking for some people to help me test and review it!!!

If you have comments to help me in this process... please get in touch and tell me what you would like this plan to include or need it to be to meet your needs!

Post has no comments.
Post a Comment

Captcha Image

Trackback Link
Post has no trackbacks.

Recent Posts


Lactose intolerance have fun in the kitchen how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results dance keep focused relationship with food strength immune boosting tips avoiding a choice healthy shopping soft drink and behavior problems overindulge fruit and vegetable shortage recipe cooking class in brisbane low cholesterol what is a good breakfast relax what is movember is sugar bad happiness workshop real food how to say no how to get more of exercise energy getting fit Egg allergy soft drink and behaviour problems soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity taking a break fresh start fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys comfort foods lunch 10 % principle should I eat organic veggies gluten intolerance blood pressure healthy cooking demonstration music sensitivity to milk breast cancer prevention healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options foods in season, seasonal recipes Add new tag are frozen veggies any good 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart the power to choose recipies herbal toothpaste focus nutritionists diet diary food sensitivities muffins breast cancer awareness empty your mind healthy cooking party benefits to keeping a diet diary comfort eating four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication success and you make stress work for you prostate cancer health pioneers Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah nutritionist in brisbane is chocolate bad for me ability to respond high cholesterol how to avoid injury during exercise nutrition Sensational fruit detox low calorie diet stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress dancing Cancer health for busy people life to know and not do is not yet to know diet diary weight loss life lessons wrong type of exercise, exercise and results best exercise new year's resolutions alzheimers reducing coffee gift quick eating solutions pop-eye and spinach diet diary of a nutritionist happiness course quizz reasons to eat foods in season muscle wasting are grains healthy corporate wellness Alan Pease celebrate life the tummy beast indigestion Nutritional Therapist Nina Simone food allergies fun trans fats nutritious cooking calorie controlled diet love food time management and healthy living leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia salad ask my doctor do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources I don't get hungry maintain a healthy weight, underweight low calorie meal plan dangers of multitasking while you eat drugfree alternatives control homocysteine 7 steps to detox organic vegetables increasing energy sexy salads Laughter and stress addicted to chocolate breakfast feels good health comfort pig heart foundation tick explained making time to relax Lisa's Diary memory fatigue health one step at a time which is better for you butter or margarine assertiveness I've Got Life hunger and stress life choices improve your memory fussy eaters immune system how to check your breasts sexy salad great second hand books natural alternatives to drugs natural toothpaste heart disease cooking with allergies mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo nutritionist seasonal quick and tasty recipes delicious Happiness anxiety obesity skip meals fresh nutritious mood weight recipes for allergies libido healthy shopping list food intolerances healthy fast food, healthy take away support your body sugar and adhd brain health how to be happy have more energy childrens lunch boxes benefits of sleeping health with 10 % effort benefits of strength training, why you should strength train christmas sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas performance go for 2 and 5 sugar and add allergies cholesterol lowering diet quick recipes how to love exercise image taking responsibility weightloss simple 7 day detox plan motivation skipping meals ways to improve prostate health love, loneliness what is healthy food healthy cooking parties