» A 1500 calorie meal prep plan is widely used for a jump start on a calorie deficit meal plan for females according to Dietary Guidelines for Americans by the USDA.But what does all of that entail?
» According to Dietary Guidelines for Americans by the USDA, if a person reduces their calorie intake by 500-1000 calories per day, they are likely to lose 1-2 pounds of weight per week. For most women, this comes down to an intake of 1200-1500 calories per day. Of course, these figures are not precise and accurate for every single person. The number of calories you need depends on many factors, including physical activity, gender, age, weight loss goals, and overall health.
» There are a few tips that you can do to help combat hunger as your body adjusts to the new lifestyle. The first tip is to drink a full glass of water with each meal and eat SLOWLY; if you eat too fast, your sense of fullness doesn’t get a chance to catch up with what you’ve eaten. You can also carry a small number of vegetables with you in the beginning so if you NEED to snack you can be snacking on a healthy option that won’t completely take you off your 1500 calorie meal plan. And of course, the most important tip is to prepare yourself mentally! It is necessary to take your actions not as torture, but rather as a victory over yourself.
OK! Now the most exciting part! The Meal Plans
Our Meal plans were created by our very own in-house Dr. Lane, PT, DPT.
She created a “cutting” meal plan for women that offers 4 days of meals to get you started on your new, healthy diet. Each day’s consumption varies from 1300-1500 total calories and includes 3 full meals and 2 snacks.
and because she is soooo wonderful, she created 4 different versions so you can find the one that best suits you!
» Again, this may not fit everyone’s needs so it is important to adjust the meal plans to your body, and your own health guidelines. Remember, no one is going to execute a rigid diet plan perfectly right off the bat. Sticking with it through slips and falls is what separates the winners from the losers. Following these simple meal plans will let you achieve actual results in a short amount of time as long as you don’t give up.
» You will need something reliable and durable, like our ISOBAG, so that you can be sure that your meals stay fresh throughout the day. A small purchase like this will motivate you to keep at it when you first get started. You also don’t want to get too adventurous right off the bat. Begin by prepping meals you know you enjoy and are simple to make. This will ensure that you don't get off track while your habits are changing.