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If you are interested in beginning a weight loss journey or simply want to give your eating habits a facelift, an 1800-calorie meal plan is a great place to start. Registered dietitian Megan Casper, M.S., RDN, owner of Nourished Bite Nutrition, has come up with two different options for you to choose from for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. As always, make sure to consult with your primary care physician before embarking on any radical diet changes. Follow along to find out how to stick to 1800 calories a day without sacrificing variety, flavor, and satiety. Once you get the hang of it, you can throw new ingredients into the mix to create recipes all your own!
At lunchtime aim for around 450 - 500 calories. Go old school with a tuna sandwich with light mayo and a slice of cheddar cheese on two slices of sprouted grain bread with a fruit salad or meal prep like a pro and mix up a chicken, rice, and veggie bowl topped with apple cider vinegar. Both options are high in protein and fiber to give you slow-burning energy that will help you avoid the mid-afternoon slump.