Lose One Pound this Week

Losing weight happens one pound at a time; losing one pound happens one week at a time. More specifically, eating 500 less calories every day, so you consume close to 1500 calories a day. Meals made of mostly Superfoods are the skinniest since foods high in both fiber and water pack less calories.

Here’s what you could experiment with in the next 7 days to help the number on the scale go down.

Day 1

Menu for Day 1
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast English Muffin 547
Lunch Mac and Cheese Power Up 614
Dinner White Bean Soup 150
  Bruschetta 136
Total 1347

Day 2

Menu for Day 2
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Egg Sandwich 347
Lunch Chili Potato 533
Dinner Pizza Dinner 495
Total 1515

Day 3

Menu for Day 3
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Back Up Bacon 660
Lunch Pita Pocket Lunch 455
Dinner Panera Salad 350
Total 1465

Day 4

Menu for Day 4
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Power Up Cereal 588
Lunch Pasta Salad 602
Dinner Fish Dinner 360
Total 1550

Day 5

Menu for Day 5
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Omelet Makeover 349
Lunch Ramen Noodle Power Up 519
Dinner Roasted Chicken 638
Total 1506

Day 6

Menu for Day 6
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Oatmeal Makeover 521
Lunch Chicken Salad 477
Dinner Beef Burrito 675
Total 1573

Day 7

Menu for Day 7
Meal Food Calories
Breakfast Skinny Biscuits and Gravy 427
Lunch Hot Dog Power Up 694
Dinner Haystack 396
Total 1517

Speed it Up

As always, adding exercise to your day will help speed up the number of calories your body uses up. Try doing something that gets you slightly out of breath for 30-60 most days of the week.


Michelle Jones


July 12, 2013 - 6:00am

Michelle Jones is head copywriter, recipe curator, makeup artist, and occasional stage hand at Full Plate Living by day, and a ridiculously happy mother of a toddler at night. You can keep up with her random musings on Twitter.  

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