How to Eat One Meal a Day to Lose Weight


Losing weight takes not only dedication but it also takes time for preparation. Successful dieting requires planning your meals in advance. People with busy schedules do not always have the time to prepare their meals a week in advance. It is possible to lose weight by eating one meal every day. This helps cut down on meal planning time and gives you more time to accomplish your other goals.

Things You'll Need

  • Meal replacement shakes
  • Protein or Energy Bars
  • Sugarless Chewing Gum

Before starting any diet plan, be sure to meet with your doctor. He can provide you with valuable tips for your weight loss goal.

Start each morning by drinking a meal replacement shake. Shakes are available at most grocery stores and come in a variety of flavors. Drinking the shake will provide you with important nutrients and vitamins to keep your body healthy while still shedding weight.

Two hours after you drinking your first shake, eat an energy bar. This will be your mid-morning snack. If you do not feel hungry enough for the energy bar, try chewing a piece of sugarless gum instead.

Drink another meal replacement shake for lunch.

If you are hungry after lunch, eat another energy bar. These products often have added vitamins to beat off the afternoon slump that many people feel in the early afternoon.

Your dinner should be a healthy meal that consists of lean protein, green vegetables, whole grains, and dairy products. Pay attention to portion size. Fill half of your plate with vegetables, one-fourth with whole grains and one-fourth with protein. For dessert, have a piece of fruit.

Continue using the meal replacement shakes and protein bars until you have reached your desired weight loss goal.

Tips & Warnings

  • Drink at least 64 ounces of water every day. If you are feeling hungry, try drinking a glass of water. Sometimes we get confused between thirst and hunger. Get regular exercise to promote good cardiovascular health. The one meal doesn't have to be eaten at dinner, just make sure you are eating a balanced diet.
  • Consult with a doctor before beginning any diet or fitness program. Do not consume fewer than 1,200 calories per day. This can cause your body to go into starvation mode and can actually cause you to gain weight. Consider taking a daily multivitamin to meet your nutritional needs.

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