Slim Down with the 7-Day Meal Plan

Are you ready to start slimming down and feeling fabulous? Slim down with a 7-day meal plan that helps you shed pounds and inches.

Let’s get started! Planning meals is a necessary part of losing weight. Life is so very busy, and when there’s no meal plan in place it becomes all too easy to continue relying on processed foods and unhealthy takeout. Both of those options are incapable of supporting long-term weight loss success. They’re often high in calories, fat, refined sugar, or artificial sweeteners.

Don’t be fooled by “diet” or “low-fat” processed food or takeout either. They may be lower in calories, fat, or sugar, but the trade-off is often measured in higher levels of artificial sweeteners, which researchers have linked to weight gain and metabolic disorders, including type 2 diabetes.

As you move through this 7-day meal plan, make hydration a priority. Drink plenty of plain water and occasionally consume green tea, which includes EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that delivers a temporary metabolism boost. Stick to unsweetened green tea, or add a little honey—not refined sugar—for sweetness. Unsweetened coffee is a good morning pick-me-up as well.

Day 1 Slim Down Meal Plan

No-Mayo Chicken Salad Recipe

Breakfast: Make-Ahead Egg & Veggie Muffins (Freeze leftovers for Day 5.)
Snack: ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit
Lunch: No-Mayo Chicken Salad (Save a portion for lunch tomorrow.)
Snack: Handful of frozen grapes or frozen blueberries
Dinner: Roasted Vegetable Quesadillas

Day 2 Slim-Down Meal Plan

Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal

Breakfast: Banana Walnut Overnight Oatmeal
Snack: One apple and one low-fat mozzarella cheese stick
Lunch: No-Mayo Chicken Salad (Leftovers from previous day.)
Snack: Raw broccoli with SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip (Save leftover dip for snacks later in the week.)
Dinner: Salmon Teriyaki with Snow Peas

Day 3 Slim-Down Meal Plan

3-Ingredient Avocado & Feta Toast

Breakfast: 3-Ingredient Avocado and Feta Toast
Snack: 12 raw almonds and one orange
Lunch: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Panini
Snack: SkinnyMs. Granola (Save leftover for snacks later in the week.)
Dinner: Slow Cooker Tamari-Glazed Chicken with 4-Ingredient Roasted Broccoli (Save a portion for lunch tomorrow.)

Day 4 Slim-Down Meal Plan

Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad

Breakfast: Kale & Orange Smoothie
Snack: Handful of frozen grapes or frozen blueberries
Lunch: Slow Cooker Tamari-Glazed Chicken with 4-Ingredient Roasted Broccoli (Leftovers from previous day.)
Snack: Raw broccoli with SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip (Leftover dip from earlier in the week.)
Dinner: Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad (Save a portion, with dressing on the side, for lunch tomorrow.)

Day 5 Slim-Down Meal Plan

Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper

Breakfast: Make-Ahead Egg & Veggie Muffins (Leftovers frozen earlier in the week.)
Snack: 12 raw almonds and one apple
Lunch: Lemon Pepper Salmon Caesar Salad (Leftovers from previous day.)
Snack: SkinnyMs. Granola (Leftovers from earlier in the week.)
Dinner: Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper (Save a portion for lunch tomorrow.)

Day 6 Slim-Down Meal Plan

Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash Recipe

Breakfast: Fried Eggs & Sweet Potato Hash
Snack: ½ cup plain, nonfat Greek yogurt topped with fresh fruit
Lunch: Skinny Quinoa Skillet Supper (Leftovers from previous day.)
Snack: Raw broccoli with SkinnyMs. Ranch Dip (Leftover dip from earlier in the week.)
Dinner: Citrus-Roasted Chicken Legs with 4-Ingredient Roasted Cauliflower

Day 7 Slim-Down Meal Plan

Chicken Salad Sandwich with Bok Choy, Red Grapes and Walnuts

Breakfast: Salmon & Sun-Dried Tomato Frittata
Snack: SkinnyMs. Granola (Leftovers from earlier in the week.)
Lunch: Avocado & Grape Salad with Walnuts
Snack: One apple and one low-fat mozzarella cheese stick
Dinner: Skinny Zucchini Pasta & Baby Spinach

 

For more healthy meal ideas, visit Weight Loss Recipes and Menus.

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