Eating Well, Health.com and Dr. Oz provide meal plans consisting of approximately 1,400 calories. Choosing which one is right depends on one's expectations of the results.
The meal plan on EatingWell.com is called the 7-Day Weight Loss Diet Meal Plan. This meal plan offers five different daily calorie intake levels for various individuals: 1,200, 1,400, 1,600, 1,800 and 2,000. The site has a calculator that determines specific caloric needs based on current weight and the weight loss goal.
According to Health.com, trying the 1,400 calorie meal plan on its site boosts metabolism. The slideshow-style meal plan features photos and descriptions of meal and snack ideas, including meals of approximately 400 calories and snacks of about 200 calories. Recipes for delicious dishes, such as the breakfast burrito, veggie pizza and panini, are included, among many others.
Dr. Oz is a popular television show host who shares information on a variety of health-related subjects. There are many diets on Dr. Oz's website, but his 7-Day Calorie Confusion Meal Plan is a unique approach to weight loss. While on this diet, the dieter eats between 1,200 to 2,000 or more calories per day, alternating between high and low calorie intake. For example, one day the dieter eats 2,000 or more calories. The next day the dieter must eat about 1,200 calories. This method is believed to "confuse" the metabolism, causing it to work more efficiently.