Posts Tagged ‘Meal Plan’

What should a meal plan for an athlete be for proper nutrition?

February 20th, 2013 1 comment

I’m thinking of trying 6 meals a day and making sure to add in snacks pre and post workouts, i’m just not sure what foods to eat. Most people think I eat a lot in restaurants but I don’t think i’m eating enough. Most think I’m eating super healthy, but I don’t think I’m eating right. I’m highly athletic, and showing major signs of malnutrition. I’m always hungry right after I eat. And I eat typically 2 times a day. Every morning I eat a big jug of freshly squeezed vegetables and fruits, most days I forget lunch, and an example of dinner might be a stir fry or cheese and rice crackers or I go out since I’m usually away from home and order something healthy but not organic like I prefer. I can’t eat most dairy or any gluten. I eat raw salmon about twice a week. I don’t think I’m getting enough complex carbs, or protein, or fats in my diet. I can’t afford meat, other than salmon and shrimps and an occasional chicken. Since I’m so active how can i manage to eat enough during a day, and what should my meal plan at each meal consist of?

Minimally you should be eating three meals and three snacks. Have eggs at breakfast or rice bread toasted with peanut butter. Eat more beans – canned beans are very inexpensive, and if you can learn to cook the beans yourself from the dried beans they are even less expensive, are great protein and are very nutritious. Start making some of your own breads using a variety of the flours that you can use – almond flour, rice flour and so on. Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables. Eat your salmon and shrimp at least 5 or 6 times a week.

Is there anyway I can avoid the meal plan at University of Virginia?

February 16th, 2013 1 comment

I’m not interested in, and have no intention of paying for, the meal plan for any of the four undergraduate years at University of Virginia. Is there anyway that I can avoid it for all four years?

It looks to me as if you can avoid it after your first year. During your first year, though, it appears to be required. Which means that unless you can provide medical or possibly religious documentation to the effect that your dietary needs cannot possibly be met by the dining services people — and that’s going to be hard, because I’ve heard of some pretty complicated medical needs being managed by dining services on university campuses — you’re stuck. You only need to pay for 13 meals a week for your first semester and 10 for your second.

I’m pregnant and need cheap & healthy recipes or meal ideas for myself and fiancee. We have $150 for groceries?

February 12th, 2013 7 comments

I’m almost 2 months pregnant and my fiancee and I are on a really tight budget with planning a wedding and getting ready for a baby. I’m latin so I cook with lots of rice and chicken, but wanted some more ideas on cheap foods since my soon to be hubby is caucasian and wanted to cook traditional american meals for him too. I’m trying to include more fruit and vegetables in our diets too. Any recipes to share? Thanks
$150 for the month

Hi Jessenia

Have a look at the site below which is being developed with budget cooking in mind. The idea is that you cook a main meal and then cook an entirely new meal from the leftovers. This way you save on time and money.

The November Meal Plan is now available and is designed with the seasons mind – so lots of Butternut Squash recipes! Also lots of Healthy Thanksgiving Recipes.

There are also freezer ideas so that as you get close to having your baby, you can stock up the freezer with meals.

Hope that you get some inspiration and good luck on your precious journey.

Do you know of a good vegetarian bulking meal plan?

February 4th, 2013 1 comment

I am looking for a quality vegetarian bulking meal plan that does not include protein shakes. I want to eat whole foods. I’m having a hard time finding a good one and could use some help.

You can always look it up online.

What is a good meal plan if I want to loose weight?

January 31st, 2013 2 comments

I’m looking on loosing 10 pounds. What’s a good meal plan I can follow to drop weight? Any suggestions on what to eat?

The paleo/primal diet is perfect for weight loss. It involves eating all real foods, no processed foods, no dairy, no grains, and no legumes. It will teach your body how to burn fat instead of carbohydrates and you will loose body fat.

How many carbs should I intake a day to see fast weight loss results?

January 17th, 2013 5 comments

I’m 5’7, 164 lbs and watch what I eat. I work out 30-45 mins 6 days a week, but i’m not seeing weight loss as quickly as I would hope to. How many carbs should I intake to maybe reach a 4-5 lb weight loss goal per week? Also what are some good foods with low carbs?

Stop….before you try any programs you should know a few things about food. One is where the food you eat falls on the glycemic index. This is important for your body to function correctly. Usana Health Sciences has a product called Reset, this product has a weeks worth of meals to reset your bodies sugar levels and a complete meal plan for after the first week. It is awesome and worked well for me.

There is also a great supplement called Acai Berry Select, this will also help you jump start your weight loss. This product gives you a month supply for free as a trial. I added this to the reset and wow did it work. After the first month if you want more of the Acai Berry Select it does cost, but they don’t require you to keep going after the free trial it is all up to you

I hope this helps and good luck in your adventures

Where can I find information on producing the perfect paleo meal plan?

January 7th, 2013 1 comment

I wish to start eating more healthily for the New Year and was wondering about resources for getting the perfect paleo meal plan?

There is an absolutely great little Paleo cookbook that gives you loads of paleo recipes to start your paleo meal plan.

Would you buy a meal plan if you did not have to?

December 14th, 2012 2 comments

Also anybody know of there’s a way to het out of buying a meal plan?

I’m not getting a meal plan, most freshmen have to get meal plans. I can see some logic in freshmen having to get a meal plan because it is convenient and you are adjusting to college. Some schools now are requiring EVERYONE that lives on campus to buy a meal plan. That is money right there, no questions about that. I am living off campus this year so I will not be getting a meal plan because it is a lot cheaper to cook on my own. Not to mention there is a lot more freedom and privacy off campus.

What would a good daily meal plan for a diabetic vegetarian be?

December 6th, 2012 1 comment

Hello! I am a diabetic and also vegetarian. I am trying to figure out good daily meal plans. I’m looking for something that is low carb and healthy. I’m not good at meal planning and am trying to get better control of my type one diabetes. Thanks for any help!!

I am a vegan with type 1 diabetes. I eat high carb and my last A1c was 6.2%. I don’t think high or low carb is necessary to treat type 1 diabetes.

With that said, here are some low-er carb vegetarian options:

-soy milk, unsweetened. Total carbs – fiber per cup = 1 gram.
-fried vegetables. The oil adds fat calories and no carbs. Depending on the vegetable, this can either be low carb or very low carb. I am fond of stir fried vegetables. It will be lower in carbs if you stir fry tofu and not vegetables. If you stir fry vegetables, in general you’ll get 5 grams of carb per cup, but this varies a bit by vegetable. A lot of vegetables, like cauliflower, have more digestible protein than carbohydrate.
-tofu, tvp, and other high protein forms of soy
-beans in general are low carb for caloric content, but if you are looking for a very low carb diet, beans won’t do it.
– Eggs have no carbs. I don’t eat them. Don’t know if you do.
-I love avocados. About 7g of carb in almost 400 calories.
– Depending on the seed or nut, they vary from lowish carb to no carb. Peanuts, for instance, have an appreciable amount of carbs. Pumpkin seeds’ carbs are so close to being all fiber that you can count them as having no carbs (but some fat and protein). If you eat seeds, say, sunflower seeds, getting them with the shells on can slow you down enough while eating that it makes the difference between causing and not causing a spike in blood sugar.

does this meal plan really work for people to lose weight?

December 4th, 2012 3 comments

The meal plan of eating dinner at breakfast lunch as lunch and eating breakfast at dinner time, does this really help to burn fat and help lose weight? I have school so i dont eat for about 5 hours from breakfast to lunch so will this diet help me stay full and help me lose weight!??

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Meal plan to stay full & lose weight is: your breakfast should be the heaviest meal of the day and your dinner, the lightest. So, the answer to your question depends on what you usually have for breakfast & dinner.

If you usually have light breakfast & heavy dinner, then, yes, replacing your breakfast with dinner & dinner with breakfast will help you to stay full and lose weight. But, if you are already having heavy breakfast and light dinner, then, you’ll have to change the type of food you eat. Whatever you eat, make sure its healthy (like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, lean meat, eggs).