How to Generate a Personalized Diet Plan

Once you create your own diet, plan put for you, it can assist you learn appropriate part sizes and preserve your calorie eating in examine.

Patients often enquire me to supply them with sample diet plans. These can be mainly useful if you are just starting out and don’t really know what you ought to be eating, or how much. So, this week I’ve decided to participate my sample diet plans with you too.

We are going to go through this process step-by-step, so today’s post will give you a review of the steps you’ll take in generating your own diet plan. First, you will need to become common with portion sizes of the different foods within each food group that will make up your own diet plan. That’s today’s lesson. Then, over the next few days I will post sample 3-day diet plans including 1200 calories, 1500 calories, 1800 calories or 2200 calories every day, so you can select the plan that best fits your needs.

Every plan consists of three meals and new one snack. That’s why I include one mid-afternoon snack for everyone, with extra snacks at the higher calorie levels.

Generating Your Diet Meal Plan

Phase 1. Learn what foods to eat at each meal and snack

To preserve things simple, I like to collapse each meal or snack into simple units: protein, fruit, vegetables, leafy greens, starch/grain, protein snacks, and ‘taste enhancers.’ Each your own diet plan has its own main structure based on these simple elements. That way it is simple to remember what you ought to have at each meal.

Phase 2. Learn your portion sizes

When you know the main failure of your meal plan, the next phase is to get common with the portion sizes within each of the food groups. This is one of the most significant features in preserving your calories in examine. Apiece of the following matters in each group sums as one portion.

PROTEIN – The proteins itemized below are low in fat, and are the protein foods you ought to select most often. Advanced fat meats and dairy products, for example, will have more calories.

Protein units:

250g of regular or vanilla nonfat yogurt or nonfat cottage cheese

3 ounces (85g) cooked poultry or lean meat

4 ounces (100g) cooked fish or shellfish

2 ladles Herbalife version1 + 1 cup (250 ml) nonfat or low-fat milk*

1 whole egg + 4 egg whites OR 7 egg whites

5 ounces (125g) tofu

FRUIT – Fresh or frozen fruits are normally better selections than dried fruits or fruit juices, meanwhile you will be getting the largest part for the calories you are having. But I have itemized fruit portions in several forms, so you can select for yourself.

Fruit elements:

1 cup (80g) of pieces of fruit or berries

1 medium piece of fruit (apple, orange, banana, etc.)

1 small bunch of dried fruit

½ cup (125 ml) 100% fruit juice

VEGETABLE – With the exception of starchy vegetables (such as corn and peas, which are listed with the starches), vegetables have the fewest calories every sting of any foods. Actually, the calories in leafy greens such as lettuce are so little that they can be eaten in any quantity.

Vegetable parts:

80g of any vegetable, 1 cup.

Leafy greens – any amount.

STARCH/GRAIN – The foods itemized in this group are all cereal. They provide more vitamins, minerals and fiber than repeating “white” starches, like white rice or white bread. Try to select whole grains whenever probable.

Starch/Grain units:

Half cup of cooked cereal (rice, pasta, quinoa, etc.), beans, lentils, corn kernels or peas (150g)

A loaf of bread

½ large potato, white or sweet

1 cup (250g) cooked rolled oats

2 corn tortillas

PROTEIN SNACKS – Protein snacks include fewer calories and less protein than whole part of protein. This smaller protein adds “boosts” during the day assist to maintain hunger at bay.

Protein snacks:

1 Herbalife Protein Snack Bar Deluxe

1 ounce (30g) roasted soy nuts

1 cup (250 ml) nonfat or low-fat milk

4 TBSP (60g) hummus

½ cup (125g) nonfat cottage cheese or flavored yogurt

1 ounce (30g) low-fat mozzarella cheese

½ cup (85 g) edamame soybeans

TASTE ENHANCERS – Small quantities of fats or sweets can be used to provide flavor to your foods. Every stage of the following matters contains 60-75 calories, which is why I reduce them in the diet plans. Despite avocado is technically a fruit, most of its calories come from fat so it’s considered as a taste enhancer. Equally, while nuts do contain mild quantities of protein, most of the calories in nuts also come from fat so they are noted here.

Taste enhancers:

2 TSP (10 ml) olive, canola, sunflower or safflower oil

2 TBSP (30g) reduced-calorie salad dressing

¼ medium avocado

small handful of nuts

½ ounce (15g) grated Parmesan cheese

1 TBSP (20g) jam, jelly, honey, syrup, sugar

2 TBSP (30g) light cream for coffee

2 TBSP (30g) ketchup

2 TBSP (30g) low fat sour cream or low-fat mayonnaise

FREE FOODS – Some food items have so few calories that they are considered free. Use the following as you wish:



Herbs and spices

Garlic, onion

Lemon, lime juices

Salsa, hot pepper sauces, horseradish, Worcestershire sauce

Extracts (vanilla, peppermint, etc.)

Broth or bouillon

Soy sauce

Calorie-free beverages and sweeteners

Pan sprays for cooking

Phase 3. Generate your menus

Now that you are common with the portion sizes for the changed food groups, it is time to put the meal plans together. Using the main structure for the calorie level you select, you can now “plug in” foods from each of the food groups to make your own diet plan.

*2 scoops of Herbalife Formula 1 Nutritional Shake Mix + 1 cup nonfat or low-fat milk counts as a protein choice. When mixed together, it may be used as a meal replacement shake to replace no more than two meals per day.
How to Generate a Personalized Diet Plan
How to Generate a Personalized Diet Plan

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