That’s why health professionals recommend aiming for a weight loss of 1 to 2 pounds a week, and keeping active when you’re on a diet – pushing your body into starvation mode is counterproductive.
Here is a link on how to calculate your calorie intake https://www.yazio.com/en/calorie-intake-calculator
This 1000 Calorie Diet Menu sample packs in as much good nutrition as possible whilst trying to keep it simple, tasty and realistic.
Drinks throughout the day can include water, black tea and/or coffee without sugar and negligible calorie carbonated drinks such as Diet Coke.
This menu provides 1000 calories, 60g protein, 145g carbohydrate, 21g fat.
• Banana sandwich made with 2 small slices of wholemeal bread and a small banana.
• 200ml glass of orange juice
• 100g pot of low fat fruit yoghurt
• 1 wholemeal roll (45g) filled with 70g tuna (canned in brine) and 10g reduced calorie mayonnaise
• Mixed salad of 50g lettuce, 50g red or yellow sweet peppers, 10g spring onions.
• 28g bag of lower fat crisps (eg. Walkers Lites)
• 70g Roast Chicken breast (without skin)
• 80g Potatoes, mashed with 30ml semi-skimmed milk
• 60g Broccoli, steamed or boiled
• 50g Carrots, boiled
• 100ml Gravy (made from granules)
• 1 serving of low calorie Hot Chocolate Drink made with powder and water (eg. Cadbury’s Highlights)
On 1000 calories a day, women could lose around 2-3 lbs in a week, men 3-5 lbs in a week, depending on start weight and activity level. It is not recommended that calories be so restricted for more than one week – for most people this level of calories is too low to obtain enough nutrition, and may have the effect of slowing metabolism.
*WLR diet plans are designed to produce a healthy weight loss of 1-2lbs per week, based on UK Health Department estimates of average daily calorie needs for men and women in the UK. Of course, not everyone’s needs are ‘average’, so predicted weight loss will differ from person to person. For a more accurate idea of how many calories you need as an individual, you can use the WLR tools free for 24 hours here
Date: 09 Sep 2018