What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Fall Edition)

Danielle Omar, RD
by Danielle Omar, RD
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Sticking to a budget of 1,500 calories per day can help you reach your weight-loss goals while not feeling deprived, provided you incorporate plenty of fiber-rich produce, lean protein and healthy fats. This 1,500-calorie sample day makes use of cozy, flavorful fall produce like squash, Brussels sprouts and pears for a comfort food filled menu that’s delicious and helps keep you on track.

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What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Fall Edition)

What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Fall Edition)


CLICK TO TWEET THIS ARTICLE > Love all those fall flavors but worried about sticking to your calorie budget? Check out this 1,500 calorie fall meal plan via @MyFitnessPal #MyFitnessPal.


What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Fall Edition)

Originally published October 2018

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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9 responses to “What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Fall Edition)”

  1. Avatar Debbie says:

    Looks good, but I’d need more protein than this. I’m trying to eat a minimum of 35% protein (40% is better) and less carbs per doctor’s orders. I’m finding it difficult to hit the balance of 40% protein, 30% fat and 30% carbs, yet still only consume 1500 calories.

    • Avatar Alex Stimac says:

      I was thinking the exact same thing. This is like 66 g of protein, which is really low if you are trying to maintain muscle mass while losing fat at a caloric deficit. Most recommend eating at least 1g of protein per pound of lean body weight for both men and women. For all but the most petit adults, that will require eating more than 100 g of protein daily.

      • Avatar chris says:

        couldn’t agree more. I work with a lot of people seeking a change in their health and helping them on proper portions/macros is one of the hardest parts. often times when people use these apps, the macros are really all out of wack and its hard to convince some people otherwise

    • Avatar KLB999 says:

      I usually include at least one protein drink in my 1500 calorie diet. That usually gets me a good chunk of protein for not very many calories.

  2. Avatar Gabe says:

    This is a meal plan for a little old lady! The least good thing I can say about this is thank god they didn’t make it a vegetarian or vegan day of meal plan.

  3. Avatar Kalagvna says:

    Perfect fall combos! I have such a hard time eating enough, so I really enjoy and appreciate the meal plans!

  4. Avatar Kalagvna says:

    Perfect fall combos! I have such a hard time eating enough, so I really enjoy and appreciate the meal plans!

  5. Avatar Sharon says:

    I love this! It would be super helpful to have something like this for weight gain — I am consuming no where near 1500 calories a day, so I am working very hard at improving. But, every site talks about weight loss — it should focus on “healthy weight goals” .

  6. Avatar Robert Sterbal says:

    The key is the bio-available energy, not the calories.

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