Anne Collins’ Balanced Diet is a “No-Nonsense Healthy Weight Loss Plan” designed by nutritionist and professional diet consultant Anne Collins.
The Balanced Diet puts the power of choice in your hands, letting you decide how fast you want to lose weight and what you want to eat. If you don’t like to spend a lot of time planning your meals, you can follow the menu exactly. If there are items on the menu that you don’t like or can’t eat, you can exchange items from the substitutions list. Love to cook? Design your own menu from the list of foods provided with the diet plan and you can even eat fast food and frozen convenience meals. The 1,100 calorie per day diet allows you to add “free foods”, such as vegetables, if you want to make your meals more filling.
This is an excellent diet for those who have 15 or more pounds to lose. And Anne Collins recommends it for menopausal women as well as for those who are supplementing their weight loss with diet pills. The Balanced Diet provides breakfast, lunch and main meal menus for four weeks (28 days) and you can repeat the plan as often as you like until you’ve reached your goal weight.
Breakfast choices total around 300 calories; for lunch and dinner you get approximately 400 calories each.
Balanced Diet Benefits
- Meal flexibility. The diet allows you to design your own meal plan, if you like. If you have more than 75 pounds to lose you can add up to 650 calories per day.
- Includes foods from every food group.
- Excellent diet for those who need to lose a lot of weight.
- It’s easy to follow and allows you to eat fast food or frozen convenience food.
- You can use the substitutes list to exchange items you don’t like or can’t eat.
- You can add “free foods” to keep you from getting hungry.
Sample 7-Day Menu
- Breakfast: Smoothie and breakfast bar
- Lunch: “Smart Ones Southwestern Style Chicken Bowl”
- Dinner: Tangy pork, rice, salad, fruit cocktail
- Breakfast: Cereal, milk, fruit
- Lunch: Tuna pita, fruit
- Dinner: Fast food restaurant salad with fat-free dressing
- Breakfast: Toast with peanut butter, orange juice
- Lunch: French fries, salad, milk
- Dinner: Pizza
- Breakfast: Muffin, yogurt, fruit
- Lunch: Baked potato with broccoli and cheese
- Dinner: Curried lamb, rice, salad
- Breakfast: Oatmeal, raisins, yogurt
- Lunch: Crab-filled tortilla, milk, fruit
- Dinner: Pan-fried tuna, pasta, salad, fruit
- Breakfast: Pancakes, bacon, syrup
- Lunch: Fast food grilled chicken sandwich
- Dinner: Steak, salad
- Breakfast: Eggs, toast
- Lunch: turkey and cheese sandwich
- Dinner: Shrimp with noodles, salad, fruit
You can add “free foods” to bulk up your meals, for example: carrots, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, green beans, green leafy vegetables. If your goal is to lose 75 pounds or more, you can add 650 calories per day and include items from the snacks list. For example: air-popped popcorn, yogurt with seeds, nuts and fruit, pretzels, or chocolate covered peanuts.