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7 Day Meal Plan for a Low Carb Diet

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Egg White ScrambleThe low-carbohydrate (or low-carb) diet phenomenon began in the 1970s when Dr. Robert Atkins showcased the benefits of a low-carb lifestyle. The Atkins Diet, as well as other low-carb lifestyle plans like The Zone, South Beach Diet, and Carb Addicts, have remained very popular among dieters. The reason for this is simple: cutting carbs is the easiest and most effective way to lose weight.

 

 


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7 Day Meal Plan for a Low Carb Diet

Monday:

Buttery Chicken

Breakfast: Egg White Scramble, 2 slices turkey bacon, ½ cup V-8 Juice

Lunch: Grilled Zucchini and Hummus Wrap (with a low-carb tortilla)

Dinner: Buttery Chicken (shown above), Tangy Garlic Broccoli

Snacks: Kale Chips, Celery with 2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter


Tuesday:

Roasted Parmesan Asparagus

Breakfast: Green Tea, Crustless Quiche

* Green Tea is loaded with health benefits. Drinking a cup in the morning will aid in weight loss because green tea contains EGCG (Epigallocatechin gallate), a substance that can boost metabolism.

Lunch: Tuna and Cannellini Bean Salad

Dinner: Slow Cooker Turkey Breast, Roasted Parmesan Asparagus (shown above)

Snacks: 1/2 cup cottage cheese and peaches, (about 10) Garlic Flavored Almonds, 2 Hard boiled Eggs

 

Wednesday:

World's Greatest Steak Salad

Breakfast: 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt, 1 banana, 2 tablespoons of Granola

Lunch: World's Greatest Steak Salad (shown above)

Dinner: Turkey and Vegetable Meat Loaf, Popcorn Cauliflower

Snacks: Seeds Only Crackers with Cheddar Cheese, Grapes, and Hummus

 

Thursday:

150-Calorie Baked Spinach Eggs

Breakfast: 150-calorie baked spinach eggs (shown above) and 2 turkey sausage links

* Make sure you are always eating breakfast. A balanced breakfast is the fastest way towards achieving your weight loss goals because it gives you energy throughout the day and makes you less likely to overeat at lunch and dinner.

Lunch: Roasted Cauliflower and Mushroom Salad

Dinner: Asian Soy Salmon and steamed broccoli

Snacks: 1/4 cup berries with 1/3-cup cottage cheese, 2 ounces smoked salmon and cream cheese on cucumber slices

 

Friday:

Super Power Smoothie

Breakfast: Super Power Smoothie (shown above)

Lunch: Light Chicken Salad wrapped in lettuce, 1 small apple + 1 tablespoon of peanut butter

Dinner: Heart Healthy Chili topped with Reduced-Fat Cheddar Cheese and Plain Nonfat Greek Yogurt

* Plain Greek yogurt is such a versatile food. It can replace sour cream, be used in many baked goods, and it makes a great breakfast or snack.

Snacks: Guacamole with Jicama, ½ cup low-fat cottage cheese

 

Saturday:

Crispy Apple Chips

Breakfast: Low Carb Waffles, 1 cup skim milk

Lunch: Spinach and Feta Quinoa Salad

Dinner: Stir Fried Green Beans with Chicken

Snacks: Crispy Apple Chips (shown above), 1-cup baby carrots, Sugar-Free Chocolate Pudding

* As you can see, it's okay to eat some sweets. Just be cognizant and look for sugar-free or low sugar options.

 

Sunday:

Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole

Breakfast: Berry Quinoa Bowl

Lunch: Skinny Zucchini Pasta, 1 cup Tomato Basil Soup

Dinner: Deconstructed Stuffed Cabbage Casserole (shown above), Quick Broccoli with Basil Mushrooms

Snacks: Sugar Free Chocolate Chip Cookies, Grown-Up Ants on a Log

 


We have even more ideas for you. Be sure to check out our 24 Best Ever Low Carb Diet Recipes.


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