The Healthy Low-Carb Diet Plan|
iVillage - By Lynn Grieger, R.D., C.D.E.|
Tuesday, February 27, 2001 (iVillage) — If you're interested in cutting back on carbohydrates, but you want to do it in a healthy manner that's not going to drain your energy levels and leave you feeling blah, this plan is for you. We've incorporated foods with protein and the healthiest kinds of fat to keep you feeling satisfied, along with foods rich in heart-healthy fiber and enough carbohydrate to keep you energized. This isn't Atkins -- it's better!
We've divided up the meal ideas into three basic categories: On the Run, Family-Friendly and Cheap and Easy. Stick with one theme, or mix and match the menu suggestions during the day. For example, you could prepare a Family-Friendly breakfast on mornings when you have a bit more time, pack a Cheap and Easy lunch for work and do dinner On the Run on nights when everyone is running in different directions. All meals derive less than 50 percent of their total calories from carbohydrate. Breakfasts are 300 to 350 calories, with lunch and dinner 400 to 500 calories. Snacks are 150 to 250 calories each.