Looking For Help Planning My Meals

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    Jun 22, 2008 3:28 PM GMT
    Are there any websites that actually plan your meals for you?

    I am looking for just a healthy diet in general. I would like to loose about 20 pounds or so and am just looking to start eating more healthy. I eat way too many lean cusine and Health Choice frozen meals and I more or less buy my meals on the cheap.

    I am looking for a plan that will give me some simple healthy ideas for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

    Any advice or tips would be appreciated.
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    Jun 22, 2008 9:10 PM GMT
    I have a link to the Harvard School of Nutrition. It has excellent information on nutrition.

    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/what-should-you-eat/pyramid-full-story/index.html


    http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/now/aug24/ is a listing for the book "Eat Drink and Be Healthy".

    That is where I would go to start gathering information.
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    Jun 23, 2008 10:44 AM GMT
    Thanks Walternot! Great links and very helpful!!!
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    Jun 23, 2008 10:59 AM GMT
    Hey there, Ian, also check out:

    http://www.livestrong.com/thedailyplate/

    If you're looking for a program to track your calories, the site offers a pretty decent ... and free ... option to do so.

    My other favorite site is www.eatingwell.com--lots of good options with an emphasis on local, seasonal, sustainable food.

    Good luck!
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    Jun 23, 2008 11:58 AM GMT
    I really enjoyed reading that article from the Harvard link, it was very well written and very informative.
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:18 PM GMT
    RealJock has such a plan:

    http://www.realjock.com/nutrition/1037

    The RealJock.com Healthy Weight-Loss Program consists of seven days of meal plans to help you learn how to eat a well-balanced diet and control your caloric intake so that you lose weight naturally. This program is not a calorie-counting program. Instead, your meal plans are based on a macronutrient distribution—a percent distribution of calories from carbohydrates, proteins, and fats. Villacorta has translated this distribution to the number of servings allowed per food group, which will help you more easily control your serving sizes. Use the sample meals as guidelines, but feel free to substitute similar ingredients or use your own recipes as you go.
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    Jun 23, 2008 12:53 PM GMT
    If you are looking for meals that are easy to plan and easy to cook I turn to Men's Health. I bought their Abs Diet book years ago and have been cooking several of the recipes weekly including the Chili con Turkey and Tortilla Godzilla--both high in protein and low in fat. They can both be fixed on a Sunday night and last well into the week divided up among individual containers. I know a lot of people have issues with Men's Health but it is my bible...the Abs Diet book in particular. Their breakdown of particular food products for meal planning is awesome and easy to remember...from almonds to spinach it is all layed out in the anagram(right word?) ABS POWER DIET(almonds, brocolli, spinach, etc.... It helps me remember and stay focused. If you don't already have it you can get it used on Amazon for nothing. They should give me a commission. Or go straight to their website...which isn't that user friendly. Hope this helps!