1500 calorie meal plan
What it is and which are the best foods and meals
Losing weight and getting fitter and healthier is nowhere near as
easy as some particularly smug individuals would have you believe.
If it was, the world wouldn’t be suffering from a near global
obesity pandemic with life expectancies getting shorter instead of longer. If
we wish to lose weight or simply transform our physiques, we of course turn our
intentions primarily on the foods and drinks we consume, along with how much
physical activity we perform.
There are many different diets out there for people to choose from,
some of them practical and effective, some of them not too sustainable or
practical, and some of them downright dangerous and absurd.
If you’re looking for a tried and tested diet,
however, you may want to turn your attentions to the 1500 calorie meal plan
The diet itself requires followers to, shock horror, consume 1500
calories per day, in the form of a number of healthy and balanced foods and
For those of you looking to get in shape, lose weight, tone up,
without whilst still enjoying tasty and delicious food without using any
performance enhancing drugs, steroids or prohormones, (read about it here.)
here’s a more in-depth look at the 1500 calorie meal plan diet.
is the 1500 calorie meal plan diet? – As mentioned,
the 1500 calorie meal plan diet is a method of losing weight aimed primarily at
individuals who are pretty physically active, enjoy food, and are looking to
sustainable lose weight on a weekly basis without crash dieting.
You can get as complex and as scientific about things as you like,
but when you strip away all of that, weight loss really does come down to a
matter of calories in versus calories out.
Most women, for example, require around 1800 – 2000 calories per day, whilst
most men require around 2300 – 2500 calories per day.
That means that if they consume this amount each day, they will
maintain their current weight, if they consume more than these daily amounts
each day, they will gain weight, but if they consume less than their daily
requirements and create a calorie deficit, they will lose weight at the end of
The 1500 calorie meal plan diet creates a healthy calorie deficit
without crash dieting, so not only do you find yourself feeling less hungry and
beating cravings for junk food, your energy levels also remain high because
your metabolism doesn’t suffer like it does on ridiculously low calorie crash
about a sample meal plan? – Obviously the foods you
consume should largely be fresh, healthy, natural and balanced, and obviously
you will need to carefully log the amounts of calories you consume to ensure
you’re hitting your 1500 calories per day without going over.
Here, however, is a sample meal plan for just one day to help you get a
better understanding of the types of foods/quantities you can expect to consume
whilst on this diet plan.
Breakfast – Breakfast is the most vital part of the day because your metabolism
will still be in sleep-mode, meaning you will have less energy.
To wake it up and kick-start it, begin your day with a breakfast
such as one toasted whole grain muffin or bagel served with a teaspoon of
natural honey, a small apple, and a serving of natural cottage cheese.
As for your drink, if possible go with fresh water, though black
coffee or tea, unsweetened, is also acceptable.
Lunch – For your lunch, a typical example, may be
something like a medium sized baked potato served with low-fat beef and
vegetable chilli, plus a sprinkling of low fat cheese, or reduced fat sour
cream. As your veggie side, serve with a fresh, crisp leaf
salad. Your beverage should again be fresh water.
Dinner – For dinner in the evening, a typical example, may be
something like: 2 medium sized grilled chicken breasts, 8 Oz of carrot, potato, and sweet potato
mash, and a side of wilted spinach with a light drizzle of olive oil.
Alternatively, you could go with one medium sized salmon fillet, though you should
skip the oil because salmon is already rich in healthy fats. Again, wash down
with a glass of fresh water.
Snacks – Snacks are just as important as your main meals, because not only do
they provide additional nutrition, they also help to keep hunger levels under
control, which in turn means you’re less likely to overeat later in the day, or
crave unhealthy junk foods.
There are many different healthy and bodybuilding snacks you can
choose from, and here’s a look at some of the most popular examples enjoyed by
people on the 1500 calorie meal plan diet:
A piece of fruit and a handful of nuts
Low-fat natural yoghurt and mixed
Celery sticks and peanut butter
Carrot sticks and homemade hummus
Wholegrain pita bread and hummus
Low fat cottage cheese, half a tin of
tuna, and a few pieces of pineapple
*Aim to drink at least 10 glasses of fresh water each day.
And there you go, that’s pretty much it.
Obviously on the 1500 calorie meal plan you don’t consume these
exact meals every day, but it does give you an idea of the types of foods you
can enjoy and still lose weight and fully satisfied in the process.
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