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With our Weight Loss Meal Plans, you stack the odds in your favour. To take maximum advantage of our meal plans, take the time to read the information below.
We recommend that you consult your doctor and/or a registered dietitian, that will give you the best advice in this regard.
This being said, you can choose one of the Diabetes Meal Plans, offered in three caloric levels: 1,500, 1,700 and 2,100 calories per day. To lose weight, you must choose a caloric level that is lower than your energy needs. A deficit of 500 calories per day will typically allow you to lose one pound (half a kilogram) per week, which is safe. Calculate your energy needs. If, for example, your energy requirement is 2,000 calories, choose the 1,500-calorie Meal Plans to achieve weight loss. Most of our female subscribers choose the 1,500-calorie Meal Plans, and most male subscribers choose the 1,700-calorie Meal Plans.
With regard to hypertension, the good news is that our Diabetes Meal Plans contain less than 7% of daily calories coming from saturated fat, zero trans fat, very little sodium (1,725 mg/day on average), plenty of fruits and vegetables (9 servings/day on average), fully comply with Canada’s Food Guide recommendations, and can therefore contribute to reduce your blood pressure.
First, the meals we suggest are rich in fibers and proteins which fill you up and prevent hunger to strike shortly after. Second, our meal plans are calculated so you can have snacks between meals. If you are still hungry, it is possible to eat another snack while checking carefully the nutritive value on the product or on our web site. Quick tip: drinking water before and between meals will help you to manage your hunger.
Our weight loss meal plan is not another of those drastically restrictive food regimen. We offer flavorful and well balanced meals which respect a targeted calorie count to help you to lose weight. It is essential to enjoy your food and to learn to savour it… with moderation!
Upon reaching your weight loss goal, it is important to continue maintaining good eating habits and a healthy lifestyle. Several options are available to you depending on your personal circumstances (pregnancy, menopause, high cholesterol, etc). For example, if you previously followed the Weight Loss 1400 kcal Menu, you could continue with Weight Loss 1800 kcal Menu, or with “Healthy with Pleasure” Menu. Do not hesitate to contact us if needed; we can advise you on a suitable menu for your condition. We can change the type of meal plan you are subscribed to, at no additional cost for you.
Contrary to popular belief that we should avoid bread and pasta to lose weight, it has been proven that including whole grain products can promote weight loss due to the high fiber content of whole grain products. Our weight loss meal plans are compliant with Canada’s dietary guidelines in that they contain balanced servings of grain products. It is important to maintain an adequate intake of bread, pasta and cereals since they are rich in many essential nutrients. Among these, there are folic acid, vitamins B1, B2, B3, and fibre.
The glycemic index of al dente pasta is relatively low. This means that they do not induce a major increase in blood sugar and they are efficient to control hunger. Often served with a source of protein such as meat, eggs, or seafood, pasta dishes are adequate for dinner. Moreover, our weight loss meal plans are conceived to be less caloric at night which allows you to burn, throughout the day, most of the calories you consume.
You should consult your Doctor if you have a medical condition and it is recommended that you also consult a Registered Dietitian. Having said that, the 1,600-calorie Gastric Reflux meal plan would likely be a good choice, as it will help most people lose weight while alleviating symptoms and preventing recurrence of acid reflux.
The Weight Loss Meal Plans are rich in protein, which helps you feel full at and between meals. However, if you want to follow a meatless version of this menu, we offer it in lacto-ovo-vegetarian and pescetarian versions, for 1400 kcal and 1800 kcal. These alternatives are also rich in protein, but contain no meat. We also offer a semi-vegetarian version, which contains no red meat.
It’s true that whole grain rice is richer in fibre than white rice. However, since our meal plans are based on the Mediterreanean diet and are full of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and legumes in large quantities, your daily fibre needs are easily met. Too much fibre can encourage faster intestinal movements and discourage adequate nutrient absorption.
Adequate caloric intake, to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. We currently offer 2 caloric levels to best meet your needs: 1,400 and 1,800 calories per day.
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IMPORTANT: The information provided on this website does not replace a medical consultation and is not intended for self diagnosis. We recommend that you seek the advice of your doctor or healthcare professional before undertaking a change to your diet or lifestyle. See Terms & Conditions.