I see a personal trainer 3 times a week at anytime fitness and i have been doing so for 2 weeks now. I also do at least 45 mins of cardio 3 times a week. What is a good nutrition plan that will help me typically loose 2 lbs a week?
This is a hard question to answer. Partially because I'm not a trained dietician and that's basically who your question is focussed towards, but also because nutritional intake is a highly personalized issue.
When you're in the gym setting, you have access to a trainer and his/her advice, which is great. Congrats on getting that assistance as most (all?) of your physical activity might take place in that setting and you know you're getting expert advice on how to perform everything safely and correctly. But eating habits are commonly done in uncontrolled environments where you, the individual, is the one who needs to make the right food and portion choices multiple times each day, 7 days/week, 52 weeks/year, etc.
There's a lot of information elsewhere on the AH site that presents nutritional guidance as well as caloric counters that can help you find the balance between calorie intake and use. Quite frankly that's about as far as can be done without having someone actually planning out individual meals, and that's not the realm of gyms or trainers. However, if that is the help you need, I suggest finding and then hiring a licensed nutritionalist or dietician.
A final thought on your proposed goal of 2#/week: In my opinion that is a weight loss rate that is at the extreme top-end of the scale. Yes there are quite a few folks who do consistently lose that much, but there are many, many more that simply cannot sustain that high of a loss rate. On average, the maximum weight loss I like to see is 1.5#/week which obviously seems like a small difference from the 2#, but it's enough of a difference that I see much higher success rates when the weight loss rate is 1.5# or less/week and a much higher rate of failure when the goal is >1.5#/week. The increased failure rate is usually attributable to the drastic nutritional overhauls necessary to support the 2# loss rate, which we as people just don't generally sustain very well.
Start reading the nutritional sections in this site and see if you cannot come up with your own plan - and don't feel you need to hit it right the first time. There is a lot of trial and error. Main thing is to keep trying. If this doesn't work, then find a trained nutritional expert to help you out.
Hope this helps!
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