Finding this 1500 calorie diet took me some time, but it was all worth it. Surprisingly, it turned out that a 2000, 1800, 1600, 1200, 1000 and even 800 calorie diet is much easier to find instead of this really good 1500 calorie diet plan with menu and meals, etc.
Moreover, I manged to review and write down another interesting 1500 calorie diet featuring low fat meals.
Check it out here.
You probably wonder why did I pick and choose this very 1500 calorie diet menu with 5 meals out of so many others? Well, I find it pretty unique and also offering choices the majority of the rest don’t.
The 1500 calorie diet with 5 meals is based on the Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle weight loss program. It includes foods and cooked meals favored by all.
You can eat only those 5 meals for the whole day. It is up to you to decide which to eat as main meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner, and which to eat as morning and afternoon snacks.
Here’s the meal plan that gives you a head start on how to lose fat:
The menu is delicious – that can’t be denied, although the amounts of fruits and vegetables, and the meal portions are pretty small for an adult. But after all you are restricted to 1500 calories per day, which is considered pretty low calorie intake and that could probably make you starve a little bit at one point or another. But remember – without starvation there is no quick weight loss.
The approximate calorie count from all 5 meals per day is 1500. The 1500 calorie meal plan is rich in carbohydrates – 50%, proteins – 35% and fats – 15%.
Stick to it for at least 5-7 days for really fast weight loss results. You can lose up to 2 kilograms (4 pounds) tops in such short period. This diet is perfect if you want to shed a couple of pounds in order to fit in your favorite outfit appropriate for a recently upcoming special event such as anniversary, birthday party, prom…
Most people successfully lose weight on a 1500 calorie diet as long as they keep regular physical activity that burn more than 1500 calories a day.
! Remember: The number of calories you take is important only as far as you burn more calories than you take.
For example: if you burn only 1200 calories per day and take 1500 calories with your meals (i.e. following the 1500 calorie diet), you will not lose weight, moreover, you will gain extra.
Week 1 – strict dieting
Week 2 – diet break
Week 3 – dieting
Weeks 4,5,6,7 – maintaining lost weight
With 1500 calorie diet menu at hand and its delicious meals you can diet and exercise for one week.
Then make a little diet brake for a week with healthy eating (no overeating) and moderate exercising.
For example if you’ve fallen for this plan’s meals you can add 1/2 more to each meal portion and enjoy.
On the other hand if you are sick of chewing fresh fruits and veggies all the time then you can cook some healthy low or no fat home meal – a favorite meat and dressing, a favorite dessert with small amount or no sugar at all, etc. but once a day only!
You can repeat the 1500 calorie meal plan once more. You are allowed to make improvement to your taste – replace fruits or vegetable as long as not exceeding the amount of 1500 calories per day. By the end of the third week you should be 8 pounds lighter at the very least. Some report even 10 – 12 lbs off.
That’s it – no more repeated dieting from week 4 to 7! That’s the maintaining period. It is important to keep the lost weight by not ceasing the exercises and eating balanced low fat meals.
Continue reading the second 1500 calorie diet – a healthy low fat meal plan, which I think you will love it.