How to make diet chart for weight loss?

1. What is Diet chart for weight loss?

“Diet chart for weight loss” is a specific plan or chart designed to facilitate weight loss. This chart typically includes a list of foods, portions, and specific nutritional principles aimed at creating a calorie deficit, where the calorie intake is lower than the body’s basic needs, thereby promoting weight loss.

A weight loss diet chart often focuses on consuming nutrient-dense foods, limiting empty-calorie foods, and maintaining a balance of fats, proteins, and carbohydrates. Depending on individual needs, the chart may be adjusted to reflect specific nutritional requirements or restrictions.

2. How to make diet chart for weight loss?

Here’s what to do…

  • Every day, make up your daily calorie allowance by choosing meals from the following list. You should always have one breakfast, lunch and dinner each day.
  • Use the treats and energy-boosting snacks to make up extra calories if you have a high daily calorie allowance.
  • As well as your meals and snacks, have an extra 275ml skimmed milk each day to drink on its own or to add to tea and coffee. Allow an extra 100 calories for this.
  • Add extra salad or veg to meals to help fill you up.
Breakfasts
Choose one each day
  • 1 small banana, 1 kiwi fruit and 1 pot fat-free natural yogurt. – 195 cals
  • 1 apple, a handful of grapes, 1 orange and 1 nectarine. – 220 cals
  • 2 slices wholemeal toast with 2tsp each of low-fat spread and honey. – 240 cals
  • 1 wholemeal fruit scone with 2tsp low-fat spread and a handful of grapes. – 245 cals
  • 6tbsp branflakes with 1tbsp raisins, raspberries and skimmed milk. – 245 cals
  • 3tbsp unsweetened muesli with skimmed milk and 1 apple. – 250 cals
  • 2 slices wholemeal toast with 2tsp peanut butter and 1 small banana. – 285 cals
  • 2 Weetabix with skimmed milk and strawberries, plus 1 small glass of orange juice. – 285 cals
  • 2 slices wholemeal toast with 2tsp each low-fat spread and marmalade, plus 1 nectarine. – 290 cals
  • 1 skinny latte, 1 reduced-sugar cereal bar and 1 small banana. – 300 cals
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Lunches
Choose one a day
In the office

All these lunches take no more than a few minutes to prepare before you leave for work – or simply buy your lunch.

  • ½ carton fresh minestrone soup with 1 small wholemeal roll. Plus 1 orange. – 285 cals
  • Salad topped with 1 sliced skinless chicken breast and fat-free dressing and 1 wholemeal pitta. – 300 cals
  • 1 wholemeal pitta bread with half a 200g tub tzatziki, crudités and 1 nectarine. – 310 cals
  • 1 small wholemeal roll filled with 2tsp low-fat spread, 1 slice lean ham and salad. Plus 1 pot fat-free fruit yogurt and 1 small banana. – 315 cals
  • 4 oat crackers with 2tbsp low-fat soft cheese and salad. Plus 1 pot fat-free fruit yogurt. – 315 cals
  • Ready made sandwich, wrap, roll or salad (check the label for calories) and 1 apple – 250 cals
  • 1 small box sushi and 1 large tub ready made fruit salad (check the labels for calories) – 303 cals
Out to lunch

Combine a starter and main course to make up your calorie allowance

Starters

  • Large mixed salad – without dressing. – 40 cals
  • Smoked salmon with salad leaves. – 80 cals
  • Bowl of vegetable, carrot or minestrone soup. – 110 cals
  • Rocket and parmesan salad – without dressing. – 130 cals
  • Grilled or roasted vegetables – without dressing. – 150 cals
  • Melon or figs with parma ham. – 160 cals
  • Tomato and mozzarella salad – without dressing. – 190 cals

Main courses

  • Grilled fish with salad or vegetables. – 250 cals
  • Fish pie with vegetables. – 350 cals
  • Grilled skinless chicken breast with salad or vegetables – 400 cals
  • Starter sized portion of pasta with chicken or fish in a non-creamy sauce – 400 cals
  • Cottage pie with vegetables. – 450 cals
  • Grilled lean steak with salad. – 500 cals
  • Tuna nicoise salad – without the dressing. – 500 cals
  • Greek salad without the dressing and a small piece of bread. – 500 cals
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Dinners

Choose one a day
  • Vegetable gnocchi made from ¼ pack (around 125g) fresh gnocchi, steamed veggies and ½ jar low-fat tomato sauce. Serve with 1tsp Parmesan and salad. – 360 cals
  • Chicken couscous made from 8tbsp couscous cooked according to the pack instructions, 4 sliced spring onions, lemon juice, black pepper, coriander and 1 small skinless chicken breast. Serve with salad. – 390 cals
  • 1 grilled lean loin lamb chop with 5 minted new potatoes, 1tsp low-fat spread, vegetables and 1tsp mint sauce. – 395 cals
  • 1 large jacket potato with half a 200g tub tzatziki and salad. – 400 cals
  • Omelette made using 1tsp sunflower oil, ½ small red onion, a handful of mushrooms, ½ red pepper, ½ green pepper, ½ courgette, 3 eggs, 1tbsp skimmed milk and 2tbsp grated reduced-fat Cheddar. Serve with salad. – 415 cals
  • Chicken stir fry made from 1 small skinless chicken breast, 1tsp sunflower oil, 1tsp Chinese five spice powder, 1 small bag ready-prepared stir-fry vegetables and a dash of reduced-salt soy sauce. Serve with 1 layer noodles. – 475 cals
  • Steak sandwich made from 150g grilled fillet steak, 15cm piece granary bread and salad. – 525 cals
  • 1 large jacket potato topped with creamy salmon made from ½ can pink salmon mixed with lemon juice, black pepper and 2tbsp crème fraiche. Plus 1 apple. – 530 cals
  • Tuna and sweetcorn pesto made from 175g cooked wholewheat pasta with 1tbsp pesto sauce, 1 chopped tomato, 2tbsp sweetcorn, ½ small can tuna in water and lightly steamed broccoli. Serve with 1tbsp grated Parmesan cheese and salad. – 555 cals
  • Beef fajitas made from 1tsp sunflower oil, 100g lean beef, 1tsp fajita seasoning, ½ sliced red and green pepper and 1 small red onion. Serve with 2 warmed flour tortillas, 1tbsp each of guacamole, grated reduced-fat Cheddar and salsa and salad. – 655 cals
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Energy-boosting snacks
  • Small pack of raspberries – 20 cals
  • 1 small pot low-fat fruit yogurt – 60 cals
  • 1 small banana – 75 cals
  • 1 slice wholemeal toast with 1tsp low-fat spread and a scrape of Marmite – 95 cals
  • 1 small pot fat-free fruit yogurt and 1 peach – 110 cals
  • 2 oatcakes with 2tbsp cottage cheese and 2 sliced tomatoes. – 165 cals
  • Third of a tub (about 100g) reduced-fat hummus and crudités – 170 cals
  • 1 wholemeal pitta filled with 1 slice lean ham and salad – 175 cals
  • 6tbsp branflakes with skimmed milk – 190 cals
  • ½ carton fresh bean soup – 200 cals
Treats
  • 1 small choc chip cookie – 55 cals
  • 1 single measures of spirits with slimline or diet mixers – 50 cals
  • 1 chocolate digestive biscuit – 90 cals
  • 1 small glass dry white or red wine or champagne – 100 cals
  • 1 small packet reduced-fat crisps or savoury snacks – about 100 cals
  • 1 scoop reduced-fat ice cream – 105 cals
  • 1 jam doughnut – 250 cals
  • 1 small slice sponge cake – 250 cals
  • 1 small bar of chocolate (check label for calories)
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