Eatingwell Diet - Day 1
Apr. 23, 2013 6:20 am
Updated: Apr. 24, 2013 11:34 am
So we began our 28 day healthy eating diet found on EatingWell.
The diet plan comes in three calorie levels, 1200, 1500 and 1800. This was probably the most difficult part of the diet for us as the foods were so different across the caloric level. I fell in the 1200 range and my husband in the 1800 range. Being the
primary cook in my house, there was no way I would be making two completely different meals, so I decided on the 1500 calorie range, increasing his portions to meet the 1800 calorie level, and decreasing for me to meet the 1200 calorie level. Fortunately,
the EatingWell website also has a Menu Planner that tracks the daily calorie count so I'm able to manage our portions to ensure we are both meeting our necessary caloric intake.
Here is the menu and photos for day 1. I replaced bacon with chicken bacon because we don't eat pork, and used natural eggs instead of the alternative just because I prefer real eggs. An example of a meal adjustment is just salad for lunch for me, without
toast and cheese. I also prepared these meals before work, so not as time consuming as it may seem. I will upload dinner pics later this evening:
If you would like the link for this delicious diet, please see my last blog post.
Remember Healthy Husband, Happy Wife!
Quick Breakfast Taco
EatingWell Cobb Salad
Almond Crusted Chicken Breast nuggets wih couscous zucchini and cucumber salad