Sample Menu for the Eating for Life Diet

Sample Menu for the Eating for Life Diet

The Eating For Life Diet was created by Bill Phillips and is designed to teach includes healthy eating habits while incorporating a comprehensive exercise plan. Dieters will lose weight and increase lean muscle mass while still maintaining high energy levels on the Eating For Life Diet. A typical meal plan for the Eating For Life Diet includes 5 to 6 small meals a day. The Eating For Life diet focuses on portion control and each meal should include one serving of protein and one serving of carbohydrates. One day a week, dieters are allowed a cheat day, but must still exercise portion control. Below is a sample meal plan for dieters on the Eating For Life Diet.

Meal Plan #1

For breakfast, make a quick and easy egg omelet by combining four egg whites with one whole egg. Whisk together with 2 tbsp of skim milk. Heat a small skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add eggs and scramble until set. Serve with two slices of whole-wheat bread.

For your mid-morning snack, enjoy a banana with 1 tbsp of all natural peanut butter.

For a portable lunch, simply drain one can of water-packed tuna fish. Mix tuna together with 1 tbsp fat free mayonnaise, 1 tsp pickle relish and 1 tbsp lemon juice. Eat tuna mixture on top a bed of lettuce with one piece of fruit.

For an afternoon snack, have ½ cup of cottage cheese topped with 1 medium orange.

For dinner, make a Thanksgiving-inspired meal by baking 3 to 5 oz of skinless turkey breast until no longer pink. Serve turkey with 1 tbsp warmed cranberry sauce. Enjoy the turkey with a side of brown rice and steamed broccoli.

For your evening snack, have a stick of reduced fat string cheese and one medium apple.

Meal Plan #2

Enjoy a breakfast burrito by first scrambling together four egg whites. Top a whole-wheat tortilla with egg whites, 1 tbsp salsa, 2 tsp low fat cheddar cheese and 1 tbsp low fat sour cream.

For a morning snack, enjoy two slices of pineapple with 6 oz fat free yogurt, any flavor.

For lunch, make a cup of protein rich grilled chicken soup. Start with a small saucepan and mix in one can of chicken broth and 3 oz of sliced grilled chicken breast. Add 1 serving of barley and 1 cup of mixed vegetables. Warm over medium heat until warm throughout and enjoy.

For your afternoon snack, have ½ cup of oatmeal combined with 1 cup of fat free skim milk.

For dinner, grill a 4 to 6 oz salmon steak skin side down for 10 to 15 minutes or until fish flakes easily. Serve the fish with a medium size baked potato and a cup of steamed spinach.

As an evening snack, enjoy two hard-boiled eggs with ½ an apple.

Enjoy either of the meal plans above to help achieve your weight loss goals on the Eating For Life diet.