Create your own 1,500-calorie day with these healthy, satisfying meals to help you lose weight.
Most people will lose weight on a daily diet of 1,500 calories, which is the total calorie count for all the food pictured here.
Research has shown that following a vegan diet, or simply adding more plant-based foods into your daily diet, is a healthy approach to eating that does the body a lot of good. Cutting back on animal products and eating more beans, whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds is associated with a decreased risk for diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Plus, you may have an easier time losing weight on a vegan diet, thanks to fiber-rich foods, which help you feel full and satisfied throughout the day.
Not a fan of small portions? Neither are we. This 1,500-calorie meal plan focuses on foods you can eat a lot of without tipping the scale in the wrong direction. Filling low-calorie foods like vegetables, brothy soup, lean chicken and popcorn will help you to feel satisfied all day long.
How Eating Vegetables Can Help You Lose Weight
Fiber is a nutrition rock star with some pretty amazing health benefits. Research credits eating more fiber with weight loss, healthier gut bacteria, more regularity in your gut (aka better poops), a healthy heart and decreased risk of diabetes. So if fiber can do all that, why are 95% of Americans still not getting enough?
It has long been understood that a healthy diet and lifestyle are the best weapons to protect against heart disease. Research shows that eating healthfully, exercising more, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking can help reduce heart disease-related deaths by 50 percent. Adopting heart-healthy eating habits just got easier with the help of this delicious 7-day, 1,500-calorie meal plan.