What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)

Danielle Omar, RD
by Danielle Omar, RD
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While eating 1,500 calories per day can help you reach your summer weight goals, filling up on hot dogs and lemonade means you’re likely to hit your calorie limit before you get full. The key to feeling full and satisfied while sticking to your calorie goals is to make sure your meals contain tons of fiber, leafy greens and vegetables, low-sugar fruit like berries, lean protein and healthy fat like that in avocados.

This summer sampler menu gives you an idea of what a delicious and satisfying 1,500 calorie day can look like. Pro tip: Click on the image to view the recipe.

Here’s to enjoying all summer has to offer while sticking to your calorie goals!

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What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)

What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)

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What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)

What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)


1,483 calories, 54g fat, 88g protein, 132g carbs, 22g fiber, 1114mg sodium

Originally published June 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.


3 responses to “What 1,500 Calories Looks Like (Summer Edition)”

  1. Avatar suziern says:

    Would like to see more diabetic and keto guidelines. As a diabetic I have been told that 45 gm of carbs for meals and 15 gm for snacks. Was a little concerned that some of the snacks were 35 carbs.

  2. Avatar Clare Campbell says:

    I really appreciate this example and would love 2 weeks worth of these. I always start off with good intentions but end up hungry and failing. I can see myself following this and feeling satiated.

  3. Avatar Ronnie Harrison says:

    No need for the honey in the overnight oats, this sort of thing just perpetuates sugar/sweet cravings something the food industry has left us all saddled with. Fat level rather high when you add all these meals up.

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