The LCML or Low Calorie meal is a meal of extremely low levels of calories and suited to people who are on a low calorie diet. Some airlines aim to have no more than 400 calories per meal, but this will vary from airline to airline. It may contain lean meats such as white oily fish and poultry alongside low-fat dairy, fruits and vegetables, complex carbohydrates, with most foods steamed or poached.

This meal will inot include fried or fatty food, sugars, preservatives, full cream dairy products, cakes, biscuits, soft drinks, alcohol, mayonnaise and salad dressings.

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Nik has been running Inflight Feed since 2012, and since then he's taken well over 500 flights for work and pleasure. He documents his inflight meal experiences right here; he's also a freelance writer covering inflight meal trends, he has written for CNN and has regular columns in leading industry magazines. He's been featured in Vogue, QZ, Lifehacker, The New York Times plus many major news outlets across the globe.