Combat snacking with Mini Meals
Instead of consuming three big meals over the course of the day replace these with five to six mini meals instead. This keeps your metabolism going which in turn burns calories all the time; it is also a great way to beat those cravings in between meals.
Many celebs are rumoured to have tried the diet including Jennifer Lopez, Mariah Carey, Hillary Duff and Lauren Conrad to name a few.
So you may be asking yourself how much weight am I likely to lose when following the diet. You can expect to lose anything between 3 and 6 pounds a month which is ideal for those looking for slow but steady weight loss, once you reach your desired weight stick to eating mini meals as this will help you to maintain that weight.
Four simple steps to follow on the Mini Meal diet:
– It is suggested that you consume mini meals every 2 – 3 hours. This will help your body get into the routine of eating little and often.
– To keep the diet formulated it is advised that you make a list of healthy snacks to eat. Ideally the dish should consist of one portion of protein, a portion of carbohydrates and less fat. For example you could try a turkey sandwich on wholegrain bread or just a small piece of fish accompanied with some brown rice.
– If eating out whilst on the diet simply eat one portion of your meal and take the rest home for another mini meal the following day.
– Whilst out and about shopping etc you are bound to feel hungry so it may be worthwhile carrying some nuts or baby carrots in your bag for you to snack on throughout the day.
You can consume any foods you like as long as they are mini portions of healthy foods and they should always be 400 calories or under. a good tip to follow is to use a small plate or bowl and only eat what the plate/bowl holds. Fruit and Veg should form the basis of the foods you eat.
Most people associate dieting with constantly being hungry which is what sets the mini meal diet aside from the rest, because you eat little and often you never feel hungry but your metabolism is increased resulting in your body burning more calories….RESULT.
Here is a sample menu to get you started:
Breakfast – 1 medium sized egg, 1 piece of toast and one cup of semi skimmed milk.
Mid Morning – Mix 1/2 cup of mandarin oranges with 1/2 an apple cut into wedges, 3 ounces of non fat vanilla yoghurt and top with a teaspoon of honey.
Lunch – top a muffin with 1/2 a cup of pasta sauce and 1 ounce of partly skimmed and shredded mozzarella, place under the grill until the cheese has melted and the muffin is golden brown.
Mid afternoon – stuff three spinach leaves and four ounces of low fat smoked turkey breast into a pitta pour one tablespoon of low fat ranch dressing inside the pitta and serve with a side dish of thinly sliced carrots.
Evening – grill 1 chicken breast and serve with fresh steamed vegetables and a side salad topped with a low fat dressing.
Supper – Fill four crackers with thinly sliced cheese.
Never want to feel hungry again? Why not give the Mini Meals Diet a go?