This Is What a 1500-Calorie Meal Plan Looks Like

Use this guide to stay on track when eating a 1500-calorie diet.

This Is What a 1500-Calorie Meal Plan Looks Like

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.

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It’s time for lunch! Aim for around 400-450 calories. To save some dough and some calories, pack your lunch ahead of time; (it’s estimated that people who eat out down about an extra 200 calories a day!) Make your own classic turkey sandwich with a twist. By swapping out white bread for sprouted whole grain bread, you up the protein, vitamins, and minerals. Add one-third of an avocado for a creamy texture and finish up with a mouthwatering tangerine. If you’d like something crisp, invest in some fun storage containers and throw together a Greek salad that will make your co-workers envious, (just leave the dressing on the side so it doesn't get sad and soggy.)

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