14-Day Atkins Meal Plan: Day 4
The Atkins diet is one of the most popular and debated low-carb diets, especially effective if your aim is to lose weight. The theory behind it is that you can eat as much protein and fats as you like, as long as you stay away from high-carb foods. That being said, our meal plan is for Atkins 40, which, as the name suggests, limits the carb intake to 40 grams a day.
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2 egg Greek omelette with 30g sauteed spinach, 1 clove minced and sauteed garlic, 110g halved cherry tomatoes and 30g crumbled feta cheese – 302 kcal
Olive oil spray for pan – 10 kcal
Greek seasoning, salt and pepper to taste
2 chunks cantaloupe wrapped in thin slices of smoked salmon – 138 kcal
Tossed salad with 85g cooked shrimp, 60g baby greens, 35g diced asian pear, 15g pumpkin seeds and 15g shaved parmesan cheese, dressed with 2 Tbsp olive oil and 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar – 490 kcal
15g (about 1 cup) popcorn – 60 kcal
Garlic Butter Meatballs and Zoodles – 396 kcal
Daily total: 1,396 kcal
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Smoked salmon slices
Baby salad greens
Also need to have:
Olive oil spray
Red wine vinegar
Red pepper flakes
Talk about a lot of flavor and nutrition packed into less than 1,400 calories! Begin the day with a great Greek omelette followed by a unique sweet-and-salty snack full of beta carotene, protein and omega-3 fats. More tantalizing flavor combinations await at lunch, as shrimp, pumpkin seeds and pears all play atop this high fiber salad. Then for dinner, enjoy a twist on traditional spaghetti and meatballs with this leaner and more nutritious veggie version.
The information provided herein is for informative purposes only. Please consult your physician or health care provider prior to starting the Atkins Diet or any other diet for that matter.