Friday, April 22, 2011

Eat Five Meals a Day and Lose Weight

In a word eat "frozen" or "prepared meals". There are several perks when it comes to frozen dinners. They have built in portion control, a vegetable in each meal, are easy to make and clean up, great for single servings and quick to prepare. Most diets are 1500 calories for women and 1800 or more for men. Most frozen dinners are 250-350 calories. 5 times 250 is 1250 and 5 times 350 is 1750.
Some things to do and to avoid are don't get dinners with a crust or any Hungry Man dinners. Avoid dinners that are over 400 calories. The things to do are try dinners that: have over 15 grams of protein, are lower in sodium (under 500 m. if you have high blood pressure), and are low in saturated fat.
You can also eat less obviously, than 5 meals. You can have a quick breakfast (make sure to have 15-20 g. of protein) and then have two to three dinners. If you have less than 5 dinners you may want to round out the holes in protein and fiber. Have a salad with low calorie dressing, a glass of 1% milk or a piece of fruit. The idea is to eat every 3-4 hours so you don't get hungry and overeat.

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