Meal Plan for an Average Female

The following example meal plan has been designed for an 'average' female. It's nutritionally balanced to suit a young adult female who has a sedentary job and weighs 60-65kg, and she should maintain her weight on this. Obviously this is a hypothetical female, so like all plans, it is merely an example and needs to be adapted to suit an individual's own lifestyle, daily routine and nutritional requirements. Use this to give you an idea of what are healthy nutritious foods to include, but don't forget to vary your food choices and to drink plenty of water through the day.

High fibre cereal (like Weetabix, bran flakes, Shreddies, muesli, porridge, etc) + 200ml skimmed milk + 1 tsp sugar
200ml fruit juice
Mug tea/coffee
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Sandwich: 2 slices granary bread + olive oil-based spread + slice chicken/ham or tuna in low fat natural yoghurt or smoked salmon
Mixed salad
or salad with tuna/salmon /chicken/ham + crispbread
Low fat / low sugar yoghurt
Small flapjack or cereal bar
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Evening Meal
120g chicken breast or 140g white fish or 120g lean meat and 2-3 tblsp basmati rice or 2 cupfuls cooked pasta or 1 medium potato and loads of veg or large salad
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