Use this guide to stay on track when eating a 1500-calorie diet.
If you are hoping to shed a few pounds or simply embrace a healthy lifestyle, gaining awareness of your caloric intake is a great jumping-off point. With the help of registered dietitian Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Nourished Bite, you can learn what a 1500-calorie meal plan looks like from start to finish. On this plan, you can choose from two different options for each meal of the day and once you get the hang of it, you can get creative and come up with new recipes and combinations all your own. As always, consult your doctor before starting any weight loss plan to make sure it suits your needs. By eating meals full of protein, fiber, and all the nutrients your body needs, you will stay satisfied longer and you'll have an easier time reining in your cravings.
Start your day off right with one of these tasty but healthy options, both of which are around 300-350 calories. Chose from either high-protein Greek yogurt with a sprinkle of raspberries or whip up on omelette filled with spinach and your cheese of choice with a fruit salad on the side. Before you go for the low-fat yogurt or remove those egg yolks, remember that some fat is actually good for you and filling too. Combined with a hefty dose of both protein and fiber, you’ll stay full instead of hangry, all the way until lunch.