2500 Calorie Meal Plans
A 2500 calorie meal plan is slightly average the recommended amount you should eat daily for men or women. This type of plan is good weight loss, maintaining your body weight and building muscle such as bodybuilding. The difference depends on the percentage of fat, protein and carbs your plan includes. For example, a person looking to build muscle will have a plan that includes high protein meals and snacks.
A typical 2500 calorie breakfast would consist of a protein and carbohydrates which would account for 250-300 calories. Your post breakfast snack is usually less calories and provides your body with more nutrients before your next full meal. For example, a snack may consist of eating a piece of fruit or peanut butter and jelly sandwich. A 400 calorie lunch may consist of a a turkey burger that low fat and high in protein with a baked potato. A post lunch snack will typically be small but will provide another boast of protein and good carbohydrates. A piece of fruit, some yogurt and peanuts will do the trick here. Dinner may include a source of vegetables, or meat to provide a good source of protein and other nutrients to your body. For example, you may eat a skinless chicken breast, a source of greens and glass of water. This may consist of 300 to 400 calories per meal. Post dinner snack may be small and may consist of a baked potato.
There are several sample meal plans available to choose from. Each plan is free and can be downloaded and printed. The formats are pdf. which can be printed on regular 8.5 by 11 inch sheet of paper.
Vegetarian, gluten free, high protein, low carb, diabetic and Mediterranean
Meats, poultry, eggs, nuts and seeds, seafood, dark green vegetables, red orange vegetables, beans and peas, starchy vegetables, fruits, milk, cheese, yogurt, whole grains and refined grains.