1000 calorie diet

Trying to stay in shape and maintain your weight can be a tough thing to achieve with all this junk food roaming around within your immediate reach. It makes dieting and eating right sound so difficult. However, being healthy and eating healthy doesn’t have to be all that hard! Here are a few meal plans for you to achieve a military-style 1000 calorie diet.

Just keep in mind that this 1000 caloric diet tends to be intended for a petite type woman. If you are an overweight male trying to adopt the 1000 calorie diet, we recommend you try another alternative before doing something as harsh as this.

The average person needs to live on a 2,000 calorie diet in their everyday lives. Therefore, cutting this in half all of  a sudden can lead to things such as dizziness, nausea, weakness, fainting and blackouts.

Please proceed with caution!

 

Here are 3 different meal plans that fall under a 1000 calorie diet.

1000 Calorie diet for:

  • The regular person
  • The Vegan
  • The One on a budget

 

1000 Calorie Diet Meal Plan (regular)

Breakfast:

  • 1 cup Black Coffee or Tea
  • 1/2 Grapefruit
  • 1 slice whole grain toast
  • 2 tbsp of peanut butter

 

Lunch:

  • 1 cup Black Coffee or Tea
  • 1/2 cup of Tuna
  • 1 slice whole grain toast

 

Dinner:

  • 3 ounces lean meat (any type)
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 1/2 banana
  • 1 small apple
  • 1/2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream (fat-free)

 

1000 Calorie Diet Meal Plan (for Vegans)

Breakfast:

  • Banana sandwich made with two slices of wholemeal bread and a small banana
  • 200 ml glass of orange juice

 

Morning Snack:

  • 100 g pot of low fat fruit yogurt

 

Lunch:

  • 1 wholemeal roll filled with tuna and reduced calorie mayonnaise
  • Mixed salad of lettuce, sweet peppers, and spring onions

 

Afternoon Snack:

  • 28 g bag of lower fat crisps (eg walkers lites)

 

Dinner:

  • Roast chicken breast, mashed potatoes, broccoli, carrots and gravy
  • Low calorie hot chocolate drink

 

 

1000 Calorie Diet Meal Plan (On a budget)

1000 calorie diet

These are the meals followed by the required ingredients needed to make those meals:

Breakfast:

  • 3 Buttermilk banana Whole-grain Pancakes:
    • 1 tbs butter
    • 2 tbs agave
    • 1 cooked egg
    • 1/8 cantaloupe
    • 8 oz milk

Lunch:

  • Chicken & Vegetable Salad:
    • 3 oz. cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast
    • 2 cups red leaf lettuce
    • 2 oz. fresh carrots
    • 4 oz. fresh tomato
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 1 tbs sunflower seeds
    • 2 oz. oil/vinegar dressing
    • 1 organic apple
    • 8 oz. milk

Dinner:

  • Grilled Chicken Tacos
    • 1/4 avocado
    • 2 tablespoons yogurt sour cream
    • 4 oz. organic California-style frozen veggies

 

What to keep in mind when on a 1000 calorie diet meal plan

Make sure to watch out for your carb intake. There are many alternatives to keeping your carbs low. If you are consuming too many carbs, it may hinder your weight management goals. Remember that its not only about a 1000 calorie diet; the quality of the calories matter a whole lot.

For example, 500 calories of a McDonald’s burger vs 500 calories of home cooked skinless chicken breast is truly not the same type of calories. Here is an image to give you ideas as to what to swap out when it comes to choosing your daily meal plans:

 

1000 calorie diet