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amkresseamkresse Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
I am wanting to do the calorie count meal plan. Am I only able to pick from the 3 meals they offer for the lunch? Or can I pick something else?

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  • AnnPT77AnnPT77 Member, Premium Posts: 19,781 Member Member, Premium Posts: 19,781 Member
    amkresse wrote: »
    I am wanting to do the calorie count meal plan. Am I only able to pick from the 3 meals they offer for the lunch? Or can I pick something else?

    You mean the calorie count plan in the MFP Plans feature?

    You can count calorie without following any particular meal plan. From a weight loss standpoint, only the calories matter directly. (However, food choice or timing may affect how full you feel, or how much energy you have, so affect weight loss indirectly.) Also, well-rounded nutrition is important for health. I did a "remodel you eating" approach to hit my calorie goal, using foods I find tasty and filling. It worked great. That's described here:

    http://community.myfitnesspal.com/en/discussion/10636388/free-customized-personal-weight-loss-eating-plan-not-spam-or-mlm/p1

    In the short run, sure, you can substitute a similar meal for the MFP recommended lunches, at the same calories.
  • amkresseamkresse Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member Member, Premium Posts: 2 Member
    I was looking at the low carb plan.
  • moogie_fitmoogie_fit Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member Member, Premium Posts: 275 Member
    I would just change your macros to Macros: 20% carbs, 40% protein, 40% fat.

    Or 70% fats, 5% carbohydrates, and 25% protein. (Keto)

    Do this by going to the goals tab and changing your calorie goal/macro split ratios
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