What 1,500 Calories a Day Looks Like [Winter Edition]

Danielle Omar, RD
by Danielle Omar, RD
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Winter can get a bad rap — you get the extreme indulgence of the holidays quickly followed by the more austere resolution months. On top of that, the vegetable assortment is less than exciting compared to summer. But sticking to a steady goal of 1,500 calories is doable during the colder months by focusing on hearty whole grains, root vegetable-packed soups and lighter versions of comfort food classics. This menu gives you a taste of what a balanced and filling 1,500 calorie day looks like during the winter.

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

SNACK

DINNER

DESSERT

TOTAL: 1,542 CALORIES

About the Author

Danielle Omar, RD
Danielle Omar, RD

Danielle is an integrative dietitian, culinary nutritionist, author and consultant, frequently lending her love of creating to high-profile food and nutrition media outlets. She’s a regularly featured blogger and founder of foodconfidence.comwhere she inspires men and women on their journey to become their healthiest self. Connect with her on Instagram and Facebook.

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6 responses to “What 1,500 Calories a Day Looks Like [Winter Edition]”

  1. Avatar Bill says:

    I need to understand what maniac can eat that much in one day. Shit, Id be done after breakfast.

  2. Avatar Thales Nemo says:

    An outdated dietary idea based on a high carbohydrate diet ! I stopped counting the carbohydrates at 190 grams ! For me and other carbohydrate intolerant people instant weight gain ! Oh that is at least 65% of the population!!

  3. Avatar DB says:

    Looks and sounds yummy, but MAN that menu is extremely LOW on protein and Coma Inducing HIGH on carbs :(.

  4. Avatar bpanelli says:

    And only 53 g protein. I need 108g. I see that DB commented about the low protein, too. It also has 188g carbs (minus some fiber) which may be on the high side for some. So, I am not impressed with this article nor the dietician that wrote it.

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