Have you heard about the 1500 Calorie Diet? If not, you might just be the last person on the planet not to have asked us about this quick weight loss plan. Read on as our Guest Blogger talks about this popular diet.
The books, recipes and complete menu plans that form part of the popular 1500 calorie diet need to be chosen with care in order to get the highest quality calories you possibly can. What do I mean by “high quality” calories? It means that a meal that is carefully planned to come in at around 400 or 500 calories can end up containing little to no nutrition. Or that same calorie count can contain foods that are full of nutrients and vitamins that your body needs to lose weight safely. For example a 1500 calorie diet meal plan could be entirely designed around items that come from boxes, cans and packages – refined foods, dry goods, lean meats, poultry, even dairy and still add up to the same number calories as eating a large fresh salad with dressing, steamed veggies, a variety of raw vegetable juices and even whipped fruit drinks and desserts. The difference is that while one 1500 calorie diet may be primarily fresh, full of water, vitamins, minerals and essential amino acids, the other may be devoid of almost all nutrients.
How can you know if your 1500 calories are natural or not? How can you be sure to choose the best 1500 calorie diet possible to heighten weight loss and increase energy? There’s a simple rule. If eighty percent of everything you eat is fresh and raw and comes from the produce aisles and not from cans boxes, bags or bins, chances are that you can eat MORE and still consume less calories, and those calories will not be empty but instead will be nutritious and give you health and energy.
A low calories menu plan can include unlimited amounts of celery, cucumber, lettuce, spinach, leafy greens and sprouts. Instead of a sandwich with bread, dressing, turkey or something similar, try making a large cucumber, tomato and lettuce salad with a little chopped turkey. Get more of your calories from carrots, beets, cabbage and thick fresh tomato soups, than from bread, pasta or potatoes. Don’t overcook your vegetables and try to eliminate as much dairy as you can. Try a 1500 calorie diet, but choose your meal plans carefully and you will not only lose weight quickly but you’ll be healthier and full of energy.