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What Does a Day on a 2000 Calorie Diet Looks Like?

    What Does a Day on a 2000 Calorie Diet Looks Like?

    You have a greater capacity for food than you give yourself credit for.

    How confident are you in estimating the number of calories in the food placed directly in front of you? You can assume the answer is not yes. However, there is no need to worry. To keep track of calories and macronutrients, dietitians use helpful guides and estimation tools.

    The calorie information is limited in restaurant menus and nutrition facts panels, the only two places many people look for it. This information is helpful, but keep in mind that restaurant meals are typically significantly higher in calories and smaller in portion size than those prepared at home. Here, we’ll demonstrate how eating nutrient-dense meals can help you feel full and satisfied even after a relatively small amount.

    Dietitian Gabriella is here to show you how to get your recommended 2,000 calories daily from whole, unprocessed, home-cooked foods. What you can consume will astound you.

    Morning Meal | 516 Calories

    • 2 hard boiled eggs
    • 1 medium banana
    • 1 cup high fiber cereal
    • 8 oz. low-fat milk

    You can make a lunch with 500 calories worth of lean protein to build muscle and fibre to satisfy you for about $10. So what do 500 calories do in the fast food industry? It’s important to note that most of the saturated fat in a small Sausage & Egg McGriddle’s 500 total calories comes from the sausage.

    Snack | 224 Calories

    • 1 cup mini bell peppers
    • 11 baby carrots
    • 5 whole wheat crackers
    • 2 Tbsp. hummus

    Consume at least five to seven portions of fruit and vegetable per day. Doing so within the confines of the standard three-meal-a-day schedule might be challenging. Vegetables are great for snacking since they add bulk and water without many calories. It’s okay; serving whole wheat crackers and hummus won’t hurt. About 12 to 14 potato chips would be enough to reach the 200-calorie mark if you eat them as a snack.

    Lunch | 534 calories

    • 3 cups of organic super greens mix
    • 1 cup raw cherry tomatoes
    • ½ cup sliced avocado
    • 1 can (4 oz.) albacore tuna
    • 1 Tbsp. balsamic dressing
    • 1½ cups black beans
    • 1 medium apple

    This meal has less than 550 calories, and the ratio of the three primary macronutrients is highly favourable. It’s crucial to consider the source of your calories when keeping track of your daily intake. The body relies on all three primary macronutrients (protein, carbohydrates, and fat) to function properly. Vegetables, black beans, and an apple are healthy carb sources in this meal. Due to the high fibre content, blood sugar and energy levels remain stable throughout the day. Because of their high content of beneficial fats, avocados might keep you satisfied for longer. Tuna is high in lean protein, which helps you build muscle and, like fat, keeps you full for a long time.

    Snack | 260 calories

    • 1 oz. almonds (24 nuts)
    • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt

    Remember that portion control is important even while eating healthful foods. Unlike proteins and carbohydrates, which only contain 4 calories per gram, foods high in healthy fats have roughly 9 calories per gram. Remember to watch your serving sizes when eating meals high in fat.

    Dinner | 481 calories

    • 4 oz. wild Coho salmon
    • 1 cup broccoli, raw
    • 1 Tbsp. pesto sauce
    • 1 cup whole wheat pasta

    When trying to lose or maintain a healthy weight, pasta (and other complex carbs) don’t have to be eliminated from the diet. Instead, it’s crucial to pay attention to portion size. A single cup is all you need to feel full, and you may add fish and vegetables for even more nutrition.

    Overall | 2,015 calories

    For a calorie count of 2,000, that’s a lot of food. While eating at a fast food restaurant for one meal might add up to 2,000 calories, this meal plan provides the same number of calories with three full meals, two snacks, and a plethora of beneficial nutrients. Even though we don’t recommend keeping a food diary, it’s interesting to discover how much more value you can obtain by buying fresh, whole foods rather than eating out.

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