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The Biggest Loser Meal Plan

If you're like me, you use The Biggest Loser as a source of motivation. The tough part is that the contestants on the show are in a controlled environment being told what to eat and how to workout and when and why. As for us voyeurs, well not so much since we have to fend for ourselves in the real world.

I have always been interested in what they eat on the show, so it was interesting to see what a sample meal plan would look like from The Biggest Loser's kitchen. It looks like the plan calls for three-meals and two-snacks per day and is broken down to 45% complex carbohydrates, 30% lean protein, and 25% fats. To see a sample of what a day's worth of eating looks like, just

    1 cup berries on top of ½ packet cooked plain oatmeal (about 1/3 cup depending on how much water you put in), sprinkled with 1 Tbsp slivered almonds or walnuts
    1 cup liquid egg whites (Egg Beaters) whipped and scrambled with 2 cups chopped veggies (peppers, mushrooms, onions, tomato, spinach)
    2 cups garden salad consisting of the following: 1 1/2 cups field greens topped with 1/4 cup red bell pepper, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/2 cup pear wedges, 3 oz. (size of a deck of cards) grilled chicken breast, and 1 Tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds (dressed with balsamic vinegar)
    1 small whole grain dinner roll
    2 oz. grilled salmon
    2 cups grilled vegetables, lightly misted with olive oil (eggplant, zucchini, bell peppers, asparagus, artichokes) and sprinkled with herbs such as oregano, parsley
    1/3 cup wild rice
    1 cup grapes for dessert
  • SNACK 1
    1 cup grape tomatoes
    2 slices rolled up deli turkey
    5 large olives
  • SNACK 2
    Combine the following:
    ½ cup pineapple chunks
    1/4 cup nonfat ricotta
    1 tsp walnuts


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