30-Day No-Sugar, Anti-Inflammatory Meal Plan for Weight Loss

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Follow this anti-inflammatory meal plan for a month of meals and snacks tailored to reduce inflammation and promote weight loss. You’ll find an abundance of antioxidant-rich produce, healthy fats from fish, nuts and seeds, and plenty of flavor, too. To facilitate a smooth routine, we also included some meal-prep tips at the start of each week and opted for leftovers a few times throughout the month. Let’s get started!

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Why This Meal Plan Is Great for You

This meal plan is great for you because it’s chock-full of anti-inflammatory ingredients while also being flexible and setting up a realistic routine. Healthy eating is not necessarily cut-and dried; perfection is not required to reduce inflammation. We included meals rich in ingredients that can help reduce inflammation, such as nuts, seeds, fish, avocado, beets, cherries, berries and dark leafy greens, to name a few. 

To maximize nutrition and this plan’s anti-inflammatory benefits, we opted to skip added sugars, which can exacerbate inflammation. We do, however, include foods that contain natural sugars, such as fruit, vegetables and unsweetened dairy, because these foods also provide many important nutrients, like vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. 

We mapped out a routine that can help facilitate weight loss by including nutrient-rich meals and snacks, providing at least 28 grams of satiating fiber each day and filling snacks throughout the day to stave off hunger. At first glance, inflammation and weight may not appear to be linked, but research shows that markers of chronic inflammation increase with weight gain and losing excessive weight can help reduce inflammation. If your goal is to lose weight, reducing inflammation is key. 

To help promote weight loss, we set this plan at 1,500 calories a day, which is a level where many people will experience weight loss. We also included modifications for 1,200 and 2,000 calories per day for those with other calorie needs. As with all meal plans, this is meant to serve as a framework for a healthy eating plan. Listen to your hunger cues, make adjustments to fit your routine and know that this meal plan doesn’t have to be followed exactly to reap the benefits. 

Frequently Asked Questions


  • Is it OK to mix and match meals if there is one I do not like?

    Absolutely. We included various meals throughout the month to provide plenty of options. That said, eating what you love is essential to making healthy eating sustainable for you. The ultimate goal is to eat a wide variety of nutrients, focus on increasing fruits and vegetables, and incorporate plenty of healthy fats, like those in nuts, fish and avocado. For this plan, we ensured the daily totals were around 1,500 calories and less than 2,300 milligrams of sodium. We also included a minimum of 60 grams of protein and 28 grams of fiber daily. If you’re swapping a meal while closely monitoring calories, protein, fiber or other nutrients, choosing a meal with a similar nutritional profile may be helpful. Check out all of our anti-inflammatory and no-sugar recipes for more inspiration.


  • Can I eat the same breakfast or lunch every day?

    Definitely, feel free to choose the same breakfast or lunch option every day if that’s preferred. Calorie levels vary depending on the meal. Each breakfast is approximately 330 to 400 calories, while lunch varies from about 325 to 475 calories. If you’re closely monitoring calories and making a swap, it may be helpful to choose a breakfast or lunch that is similar in calories, or consider adjusting a snack or two. 


  • Can I follow this plan if I am not trying to lose weight?

    Yes! Everyone can benefit from an anti-inflammatory diet, which is ultimately a nutrient-rich eating plan. Chronic inflammation is linked to numerous health issues, so being proactive and aiming to reduce inflammation and up your nutrients can be a great step to take. If weight loss isn’t your goal, you may need to adjust the total calories. We included modifications for a 2,000-calorie day that may help. 

What Is the Anti-Inflammatory Diet?

The anti-inflammatory diet is very similar to the popular Mediterranean diet. The anti-inflammatory diet emphasizes eating foods that may reduce inflammation, such as highly pigmented fruits and vegetables like cherries, kale, berries and beets. It also includes plenty of fish, nuts, seeds and other healthy fats. While eating this way 100% of the time is not required to reap anti-inflammatory benefits, the diet does limit added sugars, refined grains and ultra-processed foods.

Anti-Inflammatory Foods to Focus On 

  • Fish, especially fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and tuna
  • Shellfish
  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Olives and olive oil
  • Avocado and avocado oil
  • Nuts and seeds, including natural nut butters 
  • Beans
  • Lentils
  • Edamame
  • Whole grains
  • Herbs and spices
  • Unsweetened fermented dairy, such as yogurt, kefir and cottage cheese

Week 1

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals

  1. Make Slow-Cooker Moroccan-Spiced Chicken Stew to have for lunch on Days 2 through 5.

Day 1

Breakfast (383 calories)

A.M. Snack (152 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Dinner (409 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,501 calories, 78g fat, 73g protein, 139g carbohydrate, 30g fiber, 1,531mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change lunch to 1 serving Cucumber & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap and change P.M. snack to ½ cup blackberries.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to A.M. snack, ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to lunch and 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack. 

Day 2

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Julian Hensarling, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle


Breakfast (325 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (390 calories)

P.M. Snack (82 calories)

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain kefir

Dinner (411 calories)

Evening Snack (98 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,512 calories, 65g fat, 80g protein, 163g carbohydrates, 36g fiber, 1,967mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to ¼ cup blueberries and omit quinoa at dinner. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Increase to 2 large hard-boiled eggs at breakfast, add 1 large pear to A.M. snack and add 1 medium apple with 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack.

Day 3

Breakfast (290 calories)

A.M. Snack (152 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries

Lunch (390 calories)

P.M. Snack (49 calories)

Dinner (537 calories)

Evening Snack (98 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,516 calories, 43g fat, 98g protein, 189g carbohydrates, 33g fiber, 1,682mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack and peppers with hummus at lunch plus omit evening snack. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to A.M. snack, ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack and 1 serving Cabbage Caesar Salad to dinner. 

Day 4

Breakfast (325 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (390 calories)

P.M. Snack (168 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
  • 1 medium peach

Dinner (424 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,513 calories, 68g fat, 84g protein, 155g carbohydrates, 36g fiber, 2,232mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to ¼ cup blueberries and omit kefir at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Sprouted-Grain Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana to breakfast, 1 large pear to A.M. snack and 1 medium orange to lunch. 

Day 5

Breakfast (290 calories)

A.M. Snack (152 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup blueberries

Lunch (390 calories)

P.M. Snack (131 calories)

Dinner (552 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,515 calories, 55g fat, 83g protein, 178g carbohydrates, 29g fiber, 1,703mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack, change P.M. snack to 1 medium apple and omit Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad at dinner. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 cup low-fat plain kefir to breakfast, 1 medium orange to lunch, ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack and 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack. 

Day 6

Caitlin Bensel

Breakfast (325 calories)

A.M. Snack (142 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup raspberries

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (59 calories)

Dinner (537 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,524 calories, 82g fat, 76g protein, 136g carbohydrates, 33g fiber, 1,970mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack and change lunch to 1 serving Cucumber & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap.

Make it 2,000 calories: Increase to 2 large hard-boiled eggs at breakfast, and add 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to A.M. snack, 1 medium apple to lunch and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack. 

Day 7

Breakfast (383 calories)

A.M. Snack (168 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
  • 1 medium peach

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Dinner (406 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,515 calories, 71g fat, 67g protein, 166g carbohydrates, 33g fiber, 1,791mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit kefir at A.M. snack and change lunch to 1 serving Cucumber & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 medium orange to breakfast, ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to lunch and 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack. 

Week 2

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals

  1. Make a double batch of Overnight Oats with Chia Seeds to have for breakfast on Days 9 through 12.
  2. Prepare Chicken & Kale Soup to have for lunch on Days 9 through 12.

Day 8

Brie Passano

Breakfast (368 calories)

A.M. Snack (131 calories)

Lunch (357 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Dinner (447 calories)

Evening Snack (98 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,494 calories, 74g fat, 79g protein, 151g carbohydrates, 36g fiber, 1,506mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit orange at breakfast, change A.M. snack to 1 peach and change P.M. snack to 1 clementine. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack, 1 cup low-fat plain kefir to lunch, and 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack.

Day 9

Photographer: Robby Lozano, Food Stylist: Nicole Hopper, Prop Stylist: Tucker Vines


Breakfast (385 calories)

A.M. Snack (142 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup raspberries

Lunch (361 calories)

P.M. Snack (111 calories)

  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter

Dinner (521 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,520 calories, 59g fat, 77g protein, 179g carbohydrates, 40g fiber, 1,702mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack and apple at lunch and change P.M. snack to ¼ cup blueberries. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack, add 1 serving Traditional Greek Salad to dinner and add 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack. 

Day 10

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall, Prop Stylist: Josh Hoggle


Breakfast (385 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

Lunch (361 calories)

P.M. Snack (59 calories)

Dinner (535 calories)

Evening Snack (98 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,499 calories, 60g fat, 77 protein, 179g carbohydrates, 39g fiber, 1,181mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to ½ cup sliced cucumber, omit apple at lunch, change P.M. snack to 1 plum and omit evening snack. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 cup low-fat plain kefir to breakfast, ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack and 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt with 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to P.M snack.

Day 11

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Prop Stylist: Lydia Pursell


Breakfast (385 calories)

A.M. Snack (142 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup raspberries

Lunch (361 calories)

P.M. Snack (115 calories)

  • 1 medium bell pepper, sliced
  • 3 Tbsp. hummus

Dinner (496 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,498 calories, 64g fat, 69g protein, 172g carbohydrate, 39g fiber, 1,771mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack, apple at lunch and hummus at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack, 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to lunch and 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack.

Day 12

Breakfast (385 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (361 calories)

P.M. Snack (105 calories)

Dinner (439 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,505 calories, 64g fat, 74g protein, 174g carbohydrate, 37g fiber, 1,514mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum, change P.M. snack to 1 medium orange and omit baguette at dinner. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack and add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds with 1 medium orange as an evening snack.

Day 13

Photography / Caitlin Bensel, Food Styling / Ruth Blackburn

Breakfast (368 calories)

A.M. Snack (168 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
  • 1 medium peach

Lunch (357 calories)

P.M. Snack (215 calories)

Dinner (391 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Reserve leftover Anti-Inflammatory Lemony Salmon & Orzo Casserole to have for dinner tomorrow.

Daily Totals: 1,498 calories, 70g fat, 103g protein, 125g carbohydrate, 29g fiber, 1,730mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit kefir at A.M. snack and change P.M. snack to 1 plum.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Anti-Inflammatory Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie to breakfast and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted shelled pistachios to lunch.

Day 14

Stacy k. Allen, Props: Julia Bayless, Food Stylist: Ana Kelley

Breakfast (368 calories)

A.M. Snack (142 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup raspberries

Lunch (357 calories)

P.M. Snack (237 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds
  • 1 plum

Dinner (391 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,493 calories, 77g fat, 99g protein, 115g carbohydrate, 33g fiber, 1,660mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack and almonds at P.M. snack. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Anti-Inflammatory Lemon-Blueberry Smoothie to breakfast and add 1 serving Citrus-Arugula Salad to dinner.

Week 3

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals

  1. Make Vegan White Bean Chili to have for lunch on Days 16 through 19.

Day 15

Photographer: Grant Webster, Food Stylist: Addelyn Evans, Prop Stylist: Gabe Greco


Breakfast (330 calories)

A.M. Snack (62 calories)

Lunch (340 calories)

P.M. Snack (176 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted shelled pistachios

Dinner (588 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,496 calories, 64g fat, 72g protein, 177g carbohydrate, 34g fiber, 1,336mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie, omit peach at lunch and change P.M. snack to ¼ cup blueberries. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Sprouted-Grain Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana to breakfast and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack.

Day 16

Breakfast (358 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (326 calories)

P.M. Snack (82 calories)

  • ¾ cup low-fat plain kefir

Dinner (521 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,501 calories, 69g fat, 61g protein, 168g carbohydrate, 40g fiber, 1,727mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie and change A.M. snack to 1 clementine.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 clementine to breakfast, add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack and add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack.

Day 17

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Emily Nabors Hall

Breakfast (358 calories)

A.M. Snack (131 calories)

Lunch (393 calories)

P.M. Snack (62 calories)

Dinner (564 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,508 calories, 60g fat, 72g protein, 177g carbohydrate, 38g fiber, 1,365mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie, change A.M. snack to 1 plum and omit yogurt at lunch.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 medium orange to breakfast, add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack and add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack.

Day 18

Greg DuPree


Breakfast (358 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (393 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Dinner (428 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,489 calories, 69g fat, 84g protein, 146g carbohydrate, 31g fiber, 1,395mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 clementine and omit yogurt at lunch.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 medium orange to breakfast, 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack and add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack.

Day 19

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Ana Kelly, Prop Stylist: Claire Spollen

Breakfast (358 calories)

A.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Lunch (393 calories)

P.M. Snack (140 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir
  • 1 plum

Dinner (415 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,513 calories, 75g fat, 85g protein, 137g carbohydrate, 33g fiber, 1,504mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change breakfast to ¼ cup blueberries and omit kefir at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 medium orange to breakfast, 1 peach with 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to the yogurt at lunch and 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack.

Day 20

Jason Donnelly

Breakfast (330 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (376 calories)

P.M. Snack (241 calories)

  • 1 large pear
  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir

Dinner (356 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,523 calories, 57g fat, 89g protein, 178g carbohydrate, 29g fiber, 1,391mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and omit pear at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Sprouted-Grain Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana to breakfast and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds as an evening snack.

Day 21

Ali Redmond


Breakfast (330 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (376 calories)

P.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (392 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,520 calories, 58g fat, 104g protein, 160g carbohydrate, 29g fiber, 916mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and change P.M. snack to 1 medium orange. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Sprouted-Grain Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana to breakfast, add 1 medium apple to P.M. snack and add 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack.

Week 4

How to Meal-Prep Your Week of Meals:

  1. Make Spinach & Strawberry Meal-Prep Salad to have for lunch on Days 23 through 26.

Day 22

Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Holly Dreesman, Prop stylist: Gabriel Greco


Breakfast (286 calories)

A.M. Snack (236 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup blackberries

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (131 calories)

Dinner (402 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,518 calories, 84g fat, 76g protein, 130g carbohydrate, 31g fiber, 1,397mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt at A.M. snack and change lunch to 1 serving Cucumber & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 3 Tbsp. chopped walnuts to A.M. snack, 1 cup low-fat plain kefir to lunch and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack. 

Day 23

Breakfast (286 calories)

A.M. Snack (241 calories)

  • 1 large pear
  • 1 cup low-fat plain kefir

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (143 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup unsalted low-fat cottage cheese

Dinner (452 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,497 calories, 60g fat, 100g protein, 149g carbohydrate, 30g fiber, 1,301mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 clementine and omit cottage cheese at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to lunch, 1 serving Citrus-Arugula Salad to dinner and 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack.

Day 24

Breakfast (359 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain stained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans or nut of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

A.M. Snack (95 calories)

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (206 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds

Dinner (473 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,507 calories, 82g fat, 85g protein, 124g carbohydrate, 32g fiber, 1,176mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit chia seeds at breakfast, change A.M. snack to ¼ cup blueberries and change P.M. snack to 1 clementine.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to A.M. snack, 1 medium orange to lunch, 1 medium banana to P.M. snack and 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack.

Day 25

Photographer: Carson Downing, Food Stylist: Holly Dreesman, Prop Stylist: Gabriel Greco


Breakfast (359 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain stained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans or nut of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

A.M. Snack (131 calories)

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (200 calories)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 1 Tbsp. natural peanut butter

Dinner (440 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,505 calories, 76g fat, 89g protein, 127g carbohydrate, 30g fiber, 1,786mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit chopped pecans at breakfast, change A.M. snack to 1 plum and omit peanut butter at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Increase to ¼ cup chopped pecans at breakfast, add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to A.M. snack, increase to 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter at P.M. snack and add 1 serving Lemon-Blueberry Nice Cream as an evening snack.

Day 26

Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Margret Monroe Dickey, Prop Stylist: Christine Keely

Breakfast (286 calories)

A.M. Snack (305 calories)

  • 1 medium apple
  • 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter

Lunch (374 calories)

P.M. Snack (143 calories)

  • 1 cup blackberries
  • ½ cup unsalted low-fat cottage cheese

Dinner (411 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,520 calories, 79g fat, 95g protein, 113g carbohydrate, 31g fiber, 1,649mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit peanut butter at A.M. snack and cottage cheese at P.M. snack plus reduce to ½ cup blackberries at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to lunch and add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack. 

Day 27

Photography: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Kelsey Moylan, Prop stylist: Gabriel Greco


Breakfast (286 calories)

A.M. Snack (236 calories)

  • 1 (5.3-oz.) container low-fat plain strained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup blackberries
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped walnuts

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (124 calories)

  • ½ cup unsalted low-fat cottage cheese
  • ½ cup blueberries

Dinner (404 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,513 calories, 80g fat, 70g protein, 142g carbohydrate, 32g fiber, 1,371mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit yogurt and walnuts at A.M. snack and cottage cheese at P.M. snack.

Make it 2,000 calories: Add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds and 1 clementine to lunch and add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie as an evening snack. 

Day 28

Will Dickey

Breakfast (359 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain stained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans or nut of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

A.M. Snack (141 calories)

  • 1 medium peach
  • ¾ cup low-fat plain kefir

Lunch (463 calories)

P.M. Snack (95 calories)

Dinner (446 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,511 calories, 81g fat, 81g protein, 129g carbohydrate, 28g fiber, 1,136mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Omit kefir at A.M. snack and change lunch to 1 serving Cucumber & Roasted Red Pepper Hummus Wrap.

Make it 2,000 calories: Increase to ¼ cup chopped pecans at breakfast, add ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to lunch and add 2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter to P.M. snack. 

Week 5

Day 29

Photographer: Fred Hardy, Food Stylist: Jennifer Wendorf, Prop Stylist: Lydia Purcell


Breakfast (359 calories)

  • 1 cup low-fat plain stained (Greek-style) yogurt
  • ½ cup cherries (fresh or thawed from frozen)
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped pecans or nut of your choice
  • 1 Tbsp. chia seeds

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (357 calories)

P.M. Snack (176 calories)

  • ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted shelled pistachios

Dinner (390 calories)

Meal-Prep Tip: Reserve leftover Slow-Cooker Cauliflower & Chickpea Tikka Masala to have for dinner tomorrow.

Daily Totals: 1,497 calories, 81g fat, 81g protein, 123g carbohydrate, 29g fiber, 1,035mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and P.M. snack to 1 medium orange.

Make it 2,000 calories: Increase to ¼ cup chopped pecans at breakfast, add 1 medium apple to lunch and add 1 serving Sprouted-Grain Toast with Peanut Butter & Banana as an evening snack.

Day 30

Photographer: Rachel Marek, Food stylist: Sue Mitchell, Prop stylist: Skylar Myers,


Breakfast (383 calories)

A.M. Snack (215 calories)

Lunch (357 calories)

P.M. Snack (131 calories)

Dinner (390 calories)

Daily Totals: 1,476 calories, 69g fat, 63g protein, 160g carbohydrate, 33g fiber, 1,523mg sodium

Make it 1,200 calories: Change A.M. snack to 1 plum and P.M. snack to 1 medium orange. 

Make it 2,000 calories: Add 1 serving Raspberry-Kefir Power Smoothie to breakfast, 1 medium orange to lunch and ¼ cup unsalted dry-roasted almonds to P.M. snack.

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