Find out how much of each food group you should be eating for a well-balanced diet.
Just how many calories you need in a day varies with your gender, age, weight and activity level (find out how many calories you need in a day here).
Eating clean is a simple and healthy approach to eating. In this clean-eating meal plan you'll find plenty of whole foods like fruits, vegetables, lean protein, whole grains and healthy fats. To clean up your diet, you'll want to limit the amount of refined grains, salt, alcohol and added sugars you eat. For this weekly meal plan, we used whole grains, didn't include alcohol, chose recipes and ingredients with less sodium, and eliminated added sugar.
This 2,000-calorie meal plan is designed by EatingWell's registered dietitians and culinary experts to offer healthy and delicious meals for a Mediterranean diet. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out seven full days of meals and snacks. The calorie totals are listed next to each meal so you can easily swap things in and out as you see fit.
The simple meals and snacks in this 2,000-calorie meal plan feature some of the best foods for diabetes to help you keep your blood sugar in check so you can feel your best. The meals and snacks in this plan feature complex carbohydrates (think whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables), lean protein and healthy fats—foods that will help keep your blood sugar balanced.
Healthy eating is the cornerstone of managing diabetes, yet it can be a challenge figuring out what to eat to balance your blood sugar. Here we've created a delicious 3-day meal plan that makes it easier to follow a diabetes diet. In this plan you'll find a mix of nutritious foods including fiber-rich complex carbohydrates, like whole grains and fresh fruits and vegetables, lean protein sources, healthy fats and dairy.
Following a gluten-free diet is easy and delicious with this 14-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan. We've done the hard work of planning for you and mapped out 14 full days of meals and snacks that are free of gluten and gluten-containing ingredients and are balanced for a healthy diet. Because gluten-free diets can be lacking in certain nutrients like fiber, niacin, folate and vitamin B12, we made sure to include plenty of healthy foods to help you meet your daily nutrient needs.
Incorporating more plant-based foods into your diet is a great way to boost your health. A vegetarian diet has been shown to reduce your risk of heart disease, type-2 diabetes and even certain types of cancer. Whether you already follow a vegetarian diet or are just looking to go meatless sometimes, this 7-day, 2,000-calorie vegetarian meal plan makes it easy to eat your veggies!
If you're a vegetarian looking to lower your carb intake, then look no further—this 3-day, 2,000-calorie meal plan is just the thing to help you get started. The registered dietitians and culinary experts at EatingWell have put together a delicious and healthy meatless meal plan that is lower in carbohydrates, but not so low that you'll miss out on important nutrients, like protein and certain B vitamins.
I'm always surprised at how few people know a) how many calories they need each day, and b) how many calories they're actually eating. Perhaps it's just because I'm a registered dietitian and nutrition editor of EatingWell Magazine (OK, and a confessed nutrition geek).