Men who are on a diet need different nutrition to women who are on a diet. In addition to eating the right type of food, men also need to be more aware of their portion control – good food will benefit their wellness and wellbeing but will not actually help them lose weight unless they only eat a little bit of it!
The portion control meal plan is a diet that is currently sweeping the country, with men seeing some dramatic results. The meal plan was devised by a celebrity personal trainer, and focuses on eating five small meals every day, ensuring that the men who try the diet do not have to go hungry or feel that they are starving themselves, but can still reach their weight-loss goals.
The Monday plan starts with breakfast, which is a slice of rye bread with two tablespoons of peanut butter on top. A mid-morning snack comes in the form of an avocado, which is packed with healthy fats and protein. Lunch is a turkey breast with new potatoes (a small amount) and mange tout. In the middle of the afternoon, a pear and a handful of Brazil nuts should keep the food cravings at bay and boost the body with healthy vitamins and selenium. Dinner is a chicken stir fry made from one chicken breast, bean sprouts, mixed veg and brown basmati rice.
As you can see from this example, the meal plan is low carb and low-fat, and totals at around 1,600 calories for the first day. Tuesday follows a very similar pattern, starting with a bowl of no-added sugar muesli topped with low-fat yoghurt. An innocent smoothie is allowed mid morning, followed by lunch of a chicken breast with a baked sweet potato and a salad of lettuce, tomato and red onion. The afternoon snack is a punnet of blackberries with low-fat yoghurt, and dinner is a grilled salmon steak with spinach, basmati rice and bean sprouts.
The week continues in the same vein, with low-fat meats, healthy fruit and veg and very little in the way of carbs. Men find that the variety and low-calorie nature of the diet allows them to lose weight quickly and healthily.