Diet Menu Plans – 1700 Calorie Diet

Here are more samples of dieting menus. The three shown below all have 4 meals / snacks, and contain around 1700 calories for the day. These don’t really represent low calorie diets, I believe they are more medium calories per day.

At some point I have actually used the menus shown below although, I never used the same one twice. Sometimes I simply substitute a meal or snack for another meal with foods of similar calorie content. Also, I try to be flexible, for instance, if I feel like having a fried breakfast (as shown in sample menu #2), I keep the portions small to control calorie intake, then in order to balance total calorie intake for the day I will just eat fruit for an afternoon snack.

Some people may opt to eliminate all snacks in order to eat more “preferred” foods, I don’t like to do this because I may miss out certain nutrients. A balanced diet made up of many different types of foods and ingredients as well as low in calories is the best way to control a weight problem. I believe our body may cause hunger pains if we are low in certain nutrients in order to encourage us to eat foods with the required nutrients.

The following diets are for demonstration purposes only!

Daily Meal Plan #1

Breakfast:

  • One boiled egg – 85 calories
  • Granary bread 2 slices – 200 calories
  • Fruit juice unsweetened – 60 calories

Lunch:

  • Jacket potato – 100 calories
  • Cottage Cheese or beans – 120 calories
  • Large bowl of salad – 90 calories
  • Apple – 49 calories

Snack:

  • Dried fruits and nuts – 120 calories
  • Piece of fruit – 80 calories

Dinner:

  • Creamy Salmon Pasta (Whole-wheat pasta, full cream, steamed broccoli, pink salmon with Garlic & herbs added) – 550 calories
  • Mixture of Vegetables fresh or frozen 200 grams (7 Ounces) – 100 calories
  • One small, low calorie dessert – 150 calories

Total = 1704 Calories for the Day


Daily Meal Plan #2 Medium Calories

Breakfast:

  • Scrambled egg – 90 calories
  • Grilled bacon 2 rashers – 260 calories
  • Two small sausage links – 180 calories
  • Grilled tomato, mushrooms – 45 calories
  • Two slices of toast (wholegrain) –  200 calories
  • Large slice melon – 47 calories

Lunch:

  • Tuna salad with mayonnaise (tinned Tuna in brine) – 220 calories
  • Tea or coffee

Snack:

  • Two pieces fruit –  160 calories

Dinner:

  • Small portion roast pork – 250 calories
  • Mash potatoes small portion – 120 calories
  • Steamed vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, sprouts, carrots, etc) with herbs – 110 calories
  • Gravy – 50 calories

Total = 1732 Calories for the Day


Daily Meal Plan #3

Breakfast:

  • Bran Flakes and sliced banana with fresh whole milk – 420 calories
  • Small glass fruit juice – 55 calories
  • Tea or coffee

Lunch:

  • Two slices wholemeal toast with thin smear butter – 200 calories
  • Half tin Sardines or other tinned fish in tomato sauce – 160 calories

Snack:

  • Low-fat yogurt or small glass milk shake with fruit – 150 calories
  • One small piece of chocolate – 120 calories

Dinner:

  • Spaghetti Bolognese with large portion of vegs and herbs added to it – 450 calories
  • Two slices brown bread or wheatgerm bread – 200 calories

Total = 1755 Calories for the Day

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