Fitness + Well-being

What to Eat to Lose Weight in 2012

Try this healthy detox plan.


Looking to go on a detox diet and shape up in 2012? Registered Dietitian Marlene Carneiro recommends adopting a healthy lifestyle that focuses on well-balanced meals and physical activity. Fox News Magazine sat down with Marlene for her healthy tips for eating right this year.

The Healthy New Year Diet Plan:

The average woman (5-feet-5-inches tall, 140 pounds) should consume approximately 1,700 calories per day.

  • Breakfast: 300 cal
  • Lunch: 500 cal
  • Dinner: 500 cal
  • Snacks: 200 cal or less

Low-calorie detox breakfasts:

  • Egg white omelet with vegetables, whole wheat toast and fruit
  • Oatmeal with nuts
  • Protein shake

Low-calorie detox lunches:

  • Mixed green salad with a source of protein (beans or grilled chicken breast)
  • Broth-based soup with beans and vegetables
  • Whole-grain sandwich with a lean protein, lettuce, tomatoes and onions

Low-calorie detox dinners:

  • Salmon with steamed vegetables and brown rice
  • Vegetarian chili with brown rice
  • Pasta tossed with vegetables, chicken or lean ground meat