The meal plans for each Weigh to Lose participant have been prepared by Washington Hospital Center’s nutrition consultant and registered dietitian, Demetre Whitmore. Each plan helps teach healthy eating, but also allows the women to include one “must-have” item every day. While the current meal plans do not meet the Recommended Dietary Intakes for calcium and other minerals, a calcium supplement and multivitamin are recommended (see guidelines below). And, this is just phase I in the healthy-eating process. During the course of the contest, the meal plans will be modified and improved, so that by the end, each woman will be eating a balanced, low-fat, nutrient-dense, plant-based diet that they can stick to comfortably.
Below are the guidelines each contestant has been given: