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I am new here and in search of the ideal daily diet. Something simple, no more than 1000 calories per day. (Petite female here)

I am doing hi fiber bran cereal & the whole grain English muffin than contains 8 gms fiber and protein in the forms or tuna and drinks, such as the one that has 30 grams of protein and 160 calories.   Vitamins enriched.  Love cheese and am limiting it to 1/4 cup Blue Cheese which has 100 calories.  Basically, I am in search of the optimum diet without any fuss or prep.  To be followed most of the time.  I do have the occasional cheesecake vacation day. Also take a multivitamin, B complex, calcium and a few others.

Has anyone else created a similar daily plan?

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Just my opinion but you started out mentioning your whole grain intake (talking about fiber bran cereal and whole grain muffin) which isn't a bad thing, but emphasis (imho) for people that are already consuming a low-calorie diet necessarily needs to be on nutrient-dense foods.  So diet generally prioritizes vegetables (including leafy greens), fruits, nuts and legumes with whole grains being beneficial but less of a power-punch wrt micronutrient intake.

Then you discuss intake of 'vitamins enriched' ... "multivitamin"  (this should already have all b-vitamins covered - doesn't it??) PLUS a "B-complex"? ... 

My best advice is to use the search function on the forums and study the how to achieve optimal nutrition and see if you can come up with a diet that provides RDA levels of all micronutrients without trying to meet RDA levels by consuming vitamins (aim to only supplement the vitamins that you cannot obtain through diet).  You will need to keep track of the foods you are eating to assess your micronutrient intake; most users on these forums (I believe) use the free 'cronometer' app to determine their micronutrient intake.

Here is an example of Michael's diet:


And this is a very good starting point regards vitamin supplementation:





Edited by Clinton

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My daily menu:           
Breakfast: Wholegrain breakfast cereal, with reduced
fat milk.                                   Lunch:
Sandwich with salad and chicken.                                         Evening meal:
Pasta with beef mince and red kidney beans, tomato and green salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing.                      Evening snack:
Plums and reduced-fat yogurt.     

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