When beginning a weight loss journey, you may worry that you will have to give up some of your favorite foods and feel restricted or deprived. However, this is not true! You can eat a delicious array of foods, have lots of options, and still enjoy some treats you love in moderation. A sustainable weight loss plan is one that fits your lifestyle and allows you the flexibility to prepare foods that you enjoy.
On G-Plans, you are able to choose and prepare many different healthy and whole foods while learning what fuels and energizes your body. This way, you’re ready to take on the day and reach your weight loss goals. Since our goal is to get your metabolism working as efficiently as possible, we encourage you to eat every 3-3.5 hours to help boost your metabolism into a fat burning mode. This is the reason why you will see three meals and as many as three snacks listed on your meal plan.
Excited to get started? Check out what a typical day on G-Plans looks like below.
Up and at ‘em
You will notice that on G-Plans, your breakfast will be higher in carbohydrates. Since carbohydrates are your energy source, you want to make sure you are getting enough carbohydrates in the morning. This will be your brain power and give you enough fuel as you’re up and moving around to begin your day. Gluten free toast topped with two eggs and avocado is a fantastic way to begin your day. This gives you the proper protein, carbohydrate and healthy fat to get going.
The Morning Boost
Dr. Goglia always say that your snacks are the bridge to your next meal. You want to try and go no longer than 3-3.5 hours without eating something. Your morning snack between breakfast and lunch will give you that boost of sugar which is a great thing! Without your snacks, you may feel a decrease in energy. A perfect snack is an apple, nut butters, or nuts. This will keep you satiated and give you that boost of energy.
If your lunch consists of a carbohydrate, protein, and vegetable source, you are good to go. The protein source will help keep you satiated while the carbohydrates will give you the energy you need to get through that post-lunch meeting. A healthy lunch on G-Plans can consist of salmon, baby potatoes, and carrots. Having all three of these components in your lunch will keep you full and get you through the afternoon until it is time for your next snack.
The snack between lunch and dinner is usually the one that is most often forgotten and gets left behind. However, the most common time that people overeat is dinnertime. Without that afternoon snack, you may come home feeling extremely hungry and want to grab anything you can find, which may lead to overeating. Your second snack of the day can be another fruit by itself or with an added fat source such as another handful of nuts or nut butters.
After a long day of work you want to come home and enjoy a dinner you can look forward to. After your afternoon pick-me-up you will most likely come home feeling hungry and ready for dinner but not starving. That is the goal! A healthy dinner on G-Plans can consist of cajun baked chicken, asparagus, and quinoa flavored and spiced up any way you like it. Having a balanced plate like this ensures you are getting the proper nutrients your body needs.
G-Plans gives you the flexibility to swap out foods you’re less likely to enjoy with foods that you love. Your G-Plans meal plan is tailored specifically to your individualized needs so you can learn healthy habits and lose weight – all while getting the proper food your body needs. Need help hitting your perfect day, speak with a nutritionist to learn more.