1. The diet includes full cooking instructions and TONS of different recipes.
2. The diet includes a full range of food substitutions and fast-food options.
3. The diet includes complete information on calories.
Here is a sample menu from Anne Collins Low Calorie Diet. Depending on your gender and how much weight you have to lose, you may increase the standard calorie-intake up to 2000+ calories per day, by choosing from a wide range of calorie-controlled snacks/extras.
Toast with Peanut Butter, Jelly and Fruit Juice [Calories 205]
1 slice whole wheat bread
2 tsp peanut butter
2 tsp low-calorie jelly
1/2 cup fruit juice
Toast the bread and top with peanut butter and jelly. Serve with fruit juice.
1 serving fruit [Calories 70]
Subway Sandwich & Yogurt [Calories 250]
Subway: 6″ Deli Turkey Breast Sandwich
1 small pot low-fat yogurt
1 oz ham wrapped round handful carrot sticks [Calories 40]
Quick Chicken Wrap & Salad [Calories 297]
1 soft flour tortilla (6-8″ dia)
2 oz shredded cooked chicken
1/2 oz low-fat shredded cheese
1 sliced tomato, 1/2 tsp dried herbs
1 cup salad leaves
1 tbsp fat-free or low-fat dressing
Layer tortilla with sliced tomato and chicken and top with the cheese. Sprinkle herbs over and roll up. Heat in a toaster oven for 3 minutes or microwave for 60 seconds.
4 oz fruit cup in juice [Calories 55]
Extra Daily Allowance
1 Cup fat-free milk (or equivalent)