Fight Belly Fat

avocadoAvocado Superpower: fights fat, the monounsaturated fat in avocados help fight belly fat.  People who consumed monounsaturated fats lost more stomach bulge than those eating the same number of calories but less of the fats, a study in the journal Diabetes Care finds.

How it works Blood sugar peaks can signal your body to store fat around your midsection, but monounsaturated fats stop the spikes, thwarting fat accumulation. Half an avocado contains 10 grams of the healthy fats. The American Heart Association  recommends a total fat intake of 25 to 35 percent of your calories with saturated fats limited to less than 7 percent and trans fats less than 1 percent. Avocados contain mostly unsaturated fats, with only about 2 grams of saturated fat and 0 grams of trans fat in a 1-ounce serving. This makes avocados a part of a heart-healthy diet (it is recommended to have 1 medium avocado a day).The key to a healthy diet is eating in moderation, which includes nutrient-dense foods like avocados. However, you can incorporate avocados into your everyday diet because the rich flavor and creamy texture make them a perfect replacement for other foods that contain saturated fats, like butter, cheese and sour cream. Place avocado slices on your sandwich to replace the cheese and mayo. Top your baked potato with mashed avocado instead of butter and sour cream to add taste, increase the nutrients and decrease saturated fat. Avocados can be used in homemade ice cream, on bagels, in salads or in smoothies. The possibilities are endless.

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1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Day 29

Thursday Meal

Breakfast
Don’t-Get-Fat French Toast
1 large grapefruit

Snack
1 piece of string cheese

Lunch
Eat Out

Snack
Smart Balance Light Butter Popcorn, mini bag

Dinner
Steamed Snapper with Pesto
2 cups of broccoli
Salad with 2 Tbsp olive oil/vinegar dressing

Snack
1 sugar-free Fudgsicle

Reference: Women’s Health

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planningDay 28

Wednesday Meal

Breakfast
2 Tbsp of peanut butter with 1 piece of whole-grain toast
1 large grapefruit

Snack
10 cherry tomatoes
2 Tbsp of hummus

Lunch
Mediterranean Hummus Wrap

Snack
0% fat Greek yogurt
25 almonds

Dinner
Eat Out

Note: on your night out make sure you calories are within your 1500 Calorie Meal Plan

Reference: Women’s Health

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Day 27

Tuesday’s  Meal

Breakfast
Giant Omelet Scramble
0% fat Greek yogurt

Snack
1 Luna Bar

Lunch
Black Bean and Cheese Burrito
1 apple

Dinner
Veggie Burger and bun
Salad with 2 Tbsp olive oil/vinegar dressing
1 serving of sweet potato fries

Snack
1 piece of string cheese

Reference: Women’s Health

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planningHello Everyone, I hope you have enjoyed these 1500 Calorie 30 Day meal plans.  This week will consist of the last 4 days of these meal plans,  I hope you all have been seeing some results in your waistline as well as learning to incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meal plans.

 

Day 26

Monday Meal

Berry Wafflewich
1 large grapefruit

Snack
0% fat Greek yogurt
30 baby carrots

Lunch
Gobbleguac Sandwich
1 apple

Snack
1 piece of string cheese

Dinner
Tofu Stir-fry
2 cups of broccoli
1/2 cup of brown rice

Snack
1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planningDAY 25
Friday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast
Belly-Stuffing Peanut Butter Oatmeal
1 large grapefruit

Snack
0% fat Greek yogurt

Lunch
Leftover Tofu Stir-fry
2 cups of broccoli

Snack
25 almonds
30 baby carrots

Dinner
Chicken Spinach Parm
1/2 cup of brown rice

Snack
1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich

1500 Calorie 30 Day Meal Plan

Meal planningDAY 24
Thursday’s Meal Plan

Breakfast
Berry Wafflewich ( you can use a Blueberry waffle stopped with strawberries no syrup)
1 large grapefruit

Snack
0% fat Greek yogurt
30 baby carrots

Lunch
Gobbleguac Sandwich
1 apple

Snack
1 piece of string cheese

Dinner
Tofu Stir-fry
2 cups of broccoli
1/2 cup of brown rice

Snack
1 Skinny Cow ice cream sandwich