Sample 2000 Calorie Diet Menus
|Sample Menu||Breakfast||Morning Snack||Lunch||Evening Snack||Dinner||Total Calories|
|Sample 1||Omelet (with 3 egg whites, 1 yolk, sliced onions, chopped zucchini, and garlic): 210 calories and 2 slices of granary toast with jam: 250 calories||Small bowl of natural, fat-free yogurt: 60 calories and small apple: 50 calories||Chicken pasta salad (one chicken breast with cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and green peppers): 200 calories, 4 tablespoons whole-wheat pasta (with 1 tablespoon low-fat mayonnaise): 200 calories, and fruit juice: 80 calories||2 slices of malt loaf (with thin smear butter): 200 calories||Chili con carne using 125g lean chopped beef with 150ml chopped tomatoes, 1 green chili (chopped and deseeded), one onion, 100g kidney beans: 610 calories, salad with light dressing: 85 calories, and one small low-fat fruit trifle: 55 calories||2000 Calories|
|Sample 2||2 wholemeal toast slices with a thin layer of butter: 200 calories, bacon and eggs (2 rashers bacon, one scrambled egg): 310 calories, and fruit juice without sugar: 60 calories||1 fruit, like banana: 110 calories||Pasta and prawn salad: 300 calories, 2 rice cakes with low-fat cottage cheese and chives: 110 calories||Muesli or honey nut health bar: 200 calories, one large slice of melon: 50 calories.||Roast chicken leg or wings 150g: 240 calories, mashed potatoes (1 cup): 125 calories, fresh vegetables, herbs, and light oil: half plate (cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, and broccoli): 180 calories, gravy: 60 calories, and yogurt: 55 calories||2000 Calories|
|Sample 3||2 scrambled eggs: 220 calories, 2 slices of bacon from microwave: 50 calories, 1 serving of jam: 60 calories, 2 slices of whole grain toast: 140 calories, margarine: 60 calories, and 1 cup of skimmed milk: 90 calories||Light crackers with cheese: 100 calories and fruit juice: 80 calories||3 crunchy tacos: 450 calories||1 fruit, like kiwi: 30 calories and 2 small oranges: 70 calories||Vegetable soup: 200 calories, chicken chow mein with vegetables: 350 calories, and yogurt and 1 fruit: 100 calories||2000 Calories|
|Sample 4||1/2 cup cornflakes with 1 cup of skimmed milk: 250 calories, 2 wholemeal toast slices with a thin layer of butter: 200 calories||1 medium apple: 80 calories, 1 low-fat yogurt: 50 calories||Cod bake frozen meal: 320 calories and 1 large salad: 100 calories||2 oranges: 80 calories and 1 kiwi: 30 calories||1 bowl steamed broccoli: 50 calories, 1 bowl cooked brown rice with peas: 390 calories, 4 oz broiled salmon: 350 calories, and fruits and low-fat yogurt (after dinner snack): 80 calories||2000 calories|
Following a low-calorie diet plan does not mean that you will have to eat dull and tasteless food. Today’s highly competitive food market offers top-quality, satisfying, healthy, and tasty substitutes for every food which is high in calories. In such diets you are supposed to include low-fat, no fat, sugar-free, and low-calorie food items. So, designing a low-calorie diet menu should not be difficult. You can also change the cooking methods to change the taste a bit. Body metabolism, age, gender, activity level, weight, and habits influence your dietary needs. A little bit of discipline and control is necessary if you want to lower your daily calorie intake. Maintaining the weight within normal limits is necessary if you want to lead a healthy and active life.