An effective weight loss diet menu will be high in protein and fruits and vegetables and low in sugar, fat and simple carbohydrates. It will also have foods on the menu that are easy to obtain and simple to serve and prepare. The more complex the process, the greater the chance of failure.
The best weight loss diet menu is one you design for yourself. You will more easily be able to stick to an eating plan if it suits your lifestyle and budget. Make sure you include a variety of fruit and vegetables, some whole grains and lean meat or alternative protein. Your menu plan should not include any processed foods, even if they have a 'health' label on them.
All white flour products should be avoided. Not only has white flour had all the goodness milled out of it, it is simple carbohydrate that converts quickly to sugar in the blood. Weight gain has been linked to diets high in simple carbohydrates that cause the pancreas to overwork and can cause problems with insulin production.
When you design your weight loss diet menu to cover seven days (a week in advance) it is important to consider two different factors. The first factor is that all the foods on the menu should be natural and have high nutritional value. Do not include high calorie, unhealthy treats like chocolate bars or packets of biscuits. The second factor to consider is the amount of calories in the food. While you may not want to get into weighing and measuring, you can estimate. For example, avocados may be healthy but they are high in calories. Therefore, while you are aiming to lose weight, avoid high energy foods.
Your weight loss diet menu has to be workable, affordable and something your family won't sabotage. The best way to ensure this is to make it a healthy menu for the whole family. Don't call it a diet. Tell the family that they are going to be eating healthier. Emphasize the importance of a total lifestyle change and suggest that every body begins their own exercise program or alternatively go for a walk together in the evening.
If you create a weight loss diet menu full of tasty and healthy foods that the whole family enjoys and are easy to prepare, chances are you will stay with it. Toss in aerobic exercise and plenty of fresh, clean water to drink and you will be well on your way to your ideal weight.