5-Day Meal Plan to Shape Up and Slim Down

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Want to lose weight but hate dieting? Don’t starve yourself! We’ve prepared a 5-day meal plan to help you lose weight while enjoying healthy food!

Day 1

Meal 1: Make 2 oatmeal pancakes and set 1 aside for snack. Top the pancakes with 8 fresh raspberries and enjoy.

Meal 2: For your midday snack, dice a medium-sized green apple and mix in about 2 tablespoons of low-fat Greek yogurt and enjoy!

Meal 3: For lunch, prepare your own turkey wraps.

Meal 4: For your afternoon snack, eat the other oatmeal pancake and a pear. If you are still hungry, snack on 6 raw almonds and wash it down with a cup of skim milk.

Meal 5: For dinner, grill about 4 ounces of chicken breast. Dice the chicken meat and top it off an Israeli salad. Wash the meal down with lemon water.

Day 2

Meal 1: Make your own spider bites or protein balls made from rolled oats and coconut flakes (you can get recipes online!) Eat about 3 spider bites and chill the rest in the fridge.

Meal 2: For your midmorning snack, eat ½ cup toasted whole grain oats cereal with ½ cup skim milk. Top it off with sliced fresh strawberries.

Meal 3: For lunch, enjoy a toasted, whole grain English muffin and an omelet made with 3 egg whites and ½ cup baby spinach leaves.

Meal 4: For your midafternoon snack, make a quick salad using a can of white tuna in water, ½ cup shredded cabbage and ¼ cup shredded carrots. Top your salad off with Dijon mustard and low-fat mayo to taste.

Meal 5: For dinner, eat about 4 ounces of grilled salmon and 2 cups of wasabi slaw. Wash it down with 1 cup of hot lemon water with a dash of cayenne pepper.

Day 3

Meal 1: Start the day with a green apple for breakfast.

Meal 2: For your midmorning snack, mix 2 teaspoon fiber cereal, 2 tablespoon plain, low-fat yogurt with ¼ cup strawberries and ¼ cup raspberries.

Meal 3: For your lunch, eat a cup of vegetable minestrone soup over 2 tablespoons of cooked ditalini pasta and 1 hardboiled egg.

Meal 4: For snacks, enjoy another hardboiled egg and a clementine.

Meal 5: For dinner, make your own low-fat sandwich with grilled portabella mushroom cups, grilled chicken, avocado slices and fresh chopped cilantro. Season with salt and pepper.

Day 4

Meal 1: Eat a power bar with a cup of black coffee.

Meal 2: For the snack, slice a banana into 10, mix in 2 teaspoons of peanut butter and freeze. Take it out of the freezer and enjoy as a frozen treat!

Meal 3: For lunch, enjoy ½ oatmeal pancake topped with ¼ cup raspberries. Make your own salad by slicing 1 cucumber, 1 red pepper, 1 carrot and a hardboiled egg.

Meal 4: For snack, eat ½ cup minestrone soup with 2 ounces cubed grilled chicken breast.

Meal 5: For dinner make your own mixed greens and top it off with cubed grilled chicken breast. Wash it all down with 1 cup hot water spiked with lemon and a pinch of cayenne.

Day 5

Meal 1: spread 1 tablespoon low-fat peanut butter and sliced ½ green apple on a slice of toasted whole grain bread.

Meal 2: For snacks, eat 6 raw almonds, ½ banana, and 1 stick part-skim string cheese.

Meal 3: For lunch, mix a can of white tuna in water with a teaspoon of Dijon mustard and sliced celery sticks.

Meal 4: For snack, prep ½ cup old-fashioned oats mixed with ½ cup skim milk and cinnamon.

Meal 5: For dinner, eat about 4 ounces grilled tuna steak with sides of ½ cup steamed broccoli and 2 cups mixed greens. Wash the meal down with a cup of peppermint tea.

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